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WNBA free agency starts with 23 unrestricted free agents

NEW YORK (AP) WNBA free agency kicked off Thursday with stars such as Tamika Catchings available. Yet like in most other years, don't expect many major moves. The Indiana Fever have already said they will re-sign Catchings once they are able to starting Feb. 1. Over the past few years only a handful of major players have changed teams in free agency. While Catchings will play her...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Candace Parker Suffered Nasty Black Eye In Euroleague Game (Photos)

Candace Parker just proved shes the toughest female basketball player on the planet. On Thursday, the two-time WNBA MVP posted a photo of her VERY bruised left eye on Instagram acquired in a game with her Euroleague team UMMC Ekaterinburg. Parker says the ref didn’t even call foul .@Candace_Parker got a bad bruise playing overseas ball. http://t.co/jvCnSUnZel (courtesy candaceparker...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Longtime Storm coach Brian Agler hired by Sparks

  Brian Agler is very familiar with how talented the Los Angeles Sparks are, having coached against them for so many years. Now he'll get a chance to lead them. Agler was announced as the new coach of the Sparks on Monday. "It's a great opportunity and I know that I'm leaving a really tremendous organization from top to bottom from ownership to front office to players and fans,...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

AP sources: Brian Agler to coach the Los Angeles Sparks

Two people familiar with the announcement say Brian Agler will be the new coach of the Los Angeles Sparks. Agler has been the head coach of the Seattle Storm since 2008 and guided the team to the WNBA championship in 2010. The people spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the announcement has not yet been made public. He inherits a talented team led by stars...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The 14 'Wonder Women' athletes of 2014

The stunts and skills professional athletes perform are superhuman compared to those we, the couch-sitting observers, have ever attempted to take out. I mean carry out. Takeout is the food..... The post The 14 Wonder Women Athletes Of 2014 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Lauren Jackson returns in Australia from 11-month injury layoff

  Seattle Storm forward and former WNBA Most Valuable Player Lauren Jackson played her first competitive match in 11 months on the weekend, admitting she was ''terrible'' while scoring 13 points to lead the Canberra Capitals to victory in Australia. The 33-year-old Jackson had knee and hip operations this year which prevented her from playing for Seattle and then Australia during...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Lauren Jackson returns from 11-month injury layoff

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) Seattle Storm forward and former WNBA most valuable player Lauren Jackson played her first competitive match in 11 months on the weekend, admitting she was ''terrible'' while scoring 13 points to lead the Canberra Capitals to victory in Australia. The 33-year-old Jackson had knee and hip operations this year which prevented her from playing for Seattle and...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA season to start June 5 with 10 teams playing

NEW YORK (AP) Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and the rest of the champion Phoenix Mercury highlight the opening night of the WNBA on June 5 when the league's 19th season tips off. The Mercury will face the San Antonio Stars and receive their 2014 championship rings before the game. Defending Eastern Conference champion Chicago will host Indiana, marking the debut of new coach Stephanie...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sheryl Swoopes' son and Texas Tech commit posterizes 7-foot defender

Sheryl Swoopes must beaming with pride. The former WNBA champion and current head coach of Loyola University Chicago women's basketball team's son is blowing up the Internet right now with a dunk during his high-school baskeball game. But it's just not any dunk. Standing at only 6-foot-1, Jordan Jackson dunked over a 7-footer. Take a look. It's pretty impressive. But Swoopes insists...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner attacked by man with knife in China

Brittney Griner and three of her teammates were attacked in China on Monday by a man wielding a knife. Griner, who is currently playing for the Beijing Great Wall, was cut on the elbow. Griner took to Instagram on Tuesday to let everyone know she is doing fine. She described the incident. “First let me...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA star Brittney Griner by a man in knife attack in China

WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man during a knife attack in China that may or may not have taken place on the team bus.Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Griner sustained a small cut as her team was boarding a bus after practice Monday in what she called a random attack. Colas said the 6-foot-8 player was wearing a winter coat and that the knife barely cut her skin...
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November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner Fine After Being Cut In Random Knife Attack In China

WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow in a knife attack in China but didn’t need to go to the hospital, her agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Griner sustained a small cut as her team was boarding a bus after practice Monday in what she called a random attack. Colas said the 6-foot-8 player was wearing a winter coat and that the...
Via NESN.com
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Brittney Griner not seriously harmed in knife attack in China

WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man in a knife attack in China but didn't need to go to the hospital, her agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Griner sustained a small cut as her team was boarding a bus after practice Monday in what she called a random attack. Colas said the 6-foot-8 player was wearing a winter coat and that...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Brittney Griner cut in knife attack in China

            WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man in a knife attack while boarding a bus after practice Monday in China, reports the Associated Press. According to the report, Griner sustained a small cut during the random attack.  The 6-foot-8 Griner was wearing a winter coat and the knife barely cut her skin. Griner didn’t require...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Brittney Griner cut, not seriously harmed, in knife attack in China

The agent for Brittney Griner tells The Associated Press that the basketball star was cut by a man in a knife attack in China but didn't need to go to the hospital. Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Tuesday that Griner sustained a small cut when the man swiped at her elbow as her team was boarding a bus after practice. Colas said the 6-foot-8 Griner didn't require stitches. The attack...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Brittney Griner not seriously harmed in knife attack in China

WNBA star Brittney Griner was cut on the elbow by a man in a knife attack in China but didn't need to go to the hospital, her agent told The Associated Press on Tuesday. Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Griner sustained a small cut as her team was boarding a bus after practice Monday in what she called a random attack. Colas said the 6-foot-8 player was wearing a winter coat and that...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Agent: Griner cut but OK in knife attack in China

The agent for Brittney Griner tells The Associated Press that the basketball star was cut by a man in a knife attack in China but didn't need to go to the hospital. Agent Lindsay Kagawa Colas said Tuesday that Griner sustained a small cut when the man swiped at her elbow as her team was boarding a bus after practice. Colas said the 6-foot-8 Griner didn't require stitches. The attack...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA Star Maya Moore's Small Diet Change That Produced Big Results

Just before the 2013 season, Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore spent three weeks living and training with WNBA veteran Kara Lawson—and not just to work on her 3-point shooting (Lawson
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: 2014 UConn Basketball First Night – Rebecca Lobo & Sue Bird Tribute

In case you weren’t at the 2014 UConn Basketball First Night festivities on Friday night, here is the tribute video played for former UConn Women’s Basketball legends Rebecca Lobo and Sue Bird before they were announced.
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October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

USA routs Spain for second straight gold medal at Women's World Championships

ISTANBUL -- Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second straight gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points for the United States (6-0), which hasn't lost in a gold medal game in the world championship since 1983, when it was beaten by the Soviet Union 84-82. Except for a hiccup in 2006 when the Americans lost...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

US routs Spain for second straight gold medal

ISTANBUL (AP) Maya Moore scored 18 points and the U.S. beat Spain 77-64 to win its second straight gold medal at the women's world championship Sunday. Lindsay Whalen added 12 points for the United States (6-0), which hasn't lost in a gold medal game in the world championship since 1983, when it was beaten by the Soviet Union 84-82. Except for a hiccup in 2006 when the Americans...
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October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

US women beat Aussies 82-70 to reach worlds final

ISTANBUL (AP) Tina Charles scored 18 points and Maya Moore added 16 to help the U.S. beat Australia 82-70 on Saturday night in the semifinals of the women's world championship. The U.S. will face Spain in the gold-medal game Sunday. Spain beat host Turkey 66-56 for its first trip to the championship game. The Spanish team won a bronze medal at the 2010 worlds. The Americans had...
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October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Candace Parker to become the first woman in the NBA – on the big screen

Jim Racalto There is currently funding underway for a new film called “Leader Of The Pack” that will feature WNBA star Candace Parker in the leading role. Parker stars as Marcie Jones, a female MVP who aspires to play in the NBA. Per ballislife.com: As stated previously the role of Marcie Jones will be portrayed by, Candace […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

US women reach semis after 94-72 rout of France

ISTANBUL (AP) Brittney Griner scored 17 points, Tina Charles added 15 and the U.S. shot a record 71 percent from the field to rout France 94-72 Friday night in the quarterfinals of the women's world championship. The Americans will face Australia in the semifinals on Saturday. France had handed the U.S. a rare exhibition loss on Sept. 21, rallying from an 18-point deficit for the...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Catchings says she will retire after 2016 Olympics

ISTANBUL (AP) Three-time Olympic gold medalist Tamika Catchings says she will retire after the 2016 Rio Games. The Indiana Fever star confirmed Friday in an email to The Associated Press that she will call it quits after the 2016 Olympics, but plans to play two more WNBA seasons. Catchings has played her entire 13-year WNBA career with the Fever, winning her lone title with the...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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