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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...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  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...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  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

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

Brittney Griner Is Well After Random Knife Attack In China

Brittney Griner was mostly unharmed after an male assailant slashed her elbow Monday in China for, apparently, no reason at all. According to the Associated Press, who spoke with Griner’s agent, Griner and her teammates were boarding a bus after practice when a man slashed Griner’s elbow and attempted to stab one of her teammates. Luckily he was clumsy with the blade, as the...
Via Geeks and Cleats
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...
Via Sports-Glory
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: 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
Via Stack
October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Sheryl Swoopes Son Commits To Texas Tech

Jordan Jackson, 3-star recruit from Houston, committed to Tubby Smith’s Red Raiders. He’s following in the footsteps of his famous mother Sheryl Swoopes. 2015 6'3" Jordan Jackson verbals to TX Tech one of the best athletes in TX regardless of class @TexasHoopsGASO @tj_ford @JayJack_22 — texasboysbasketball (@TXboysbasketbal) October 12, 2014 Swoopes, 6-time all-star and...
Via BlackSportsOnline
October 13, 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...
Via Sports-Kings
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Griner leads US women to 87-56 win over China

ISTANBUL (AP) Brittney Griner scored 15 points, including what is believed to be the first dunk in the women's world championship, as the U.S. used a dominant second half to beat China 87-56 on Saturday in their world championship opener. Griner dunked one-handed early in the first quarter off a pass from Maya Moore, who finished with 15 points also for the Americans (1-0). The...
Via AP on Fox
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream's McCoughtry named to USA World Championships team

The Dream's Angel McCoughtry will make a run at her second World Championships gold. Tuesday, she was named to USA Basketball's roster for the 2014 FIBA World Championships, which will be held Sept. 27-Oct. 5 in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey. The team was selected by the USA Basketball Women's National Team Player Selection Committee, chaired by USA Basketball women's national team...
Via Fox Sports South
September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Phoenix Mercury Finish Sweep Of Chicago Sky For Third WNBA Title

CHICAGO — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each, and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via NESN.com
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury win third WNBA title with sweep of Sky

  Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct a retinal...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury win third WNBA title

CHICAGO -- Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury C Griner to miss Game 3 of WNBA Finals

CHICAGO (AP) Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has been ruled out for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky. Griner was hit in the right eye Sunday and underwent an outpatient procedure to correct a retinal issue. She has played a key role in helping Phoenix to a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, averaging 15.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and six blocks in...
Via AP on Fox
September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream's McCoughtry named All-WNBA Second Team

Dream guard/forward Angel McCoughtry was named to the All-WNBA Second Team, the league announced Thursday. Voting was conducted by a panel of 38 national and local sportswriters and broadcasters at the conclusion of the regular seasons. Each player was selected by position, receiving five points for each First Team vote and three for Second Team. McCoughtry, the WNBA's leader in...
Via Fox Sports South
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker to miss world championships

Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker have withdrawn from the U.S. women's national team pool because of injuries and won't play in the world championship later this month. Catchings dealt with a variety of injuries during her recently completed WNBA season. She missed the first 17 games for the Indiana Fever because of a back issue. She has been a part of the past three Olympics as...
Via AP on Fox
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi Dismantles Lynx, carries Mercury to 4th WNBA Finals

  (espn991.com) Another championship could be headed to the Valley of the Sun, in the coming weeks. After  last night’s decisive (96-78) victory, Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury closed out their playoff series with the Minnesota Lynx and have advanced to the 2014 WNBA Finals. Over the last few years,  Minnesota has emerged as one of Phoenix’s bigger adversaries. During...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Mercury go the distance to eliminate Lynx

PHOENIX -- It turned out to be a dagger -- a 50-foot long dagger. It left the right hand of Diana Taurasi in the closing ticks of Tuesday's third quarter, rose above the crowd, sliced through a second or two of anticipatory silence, splashed through the net directly in front of the soon-to-be-doomed Minnesota Lynx bench and generated enough mass delirium to raise the US Airways Center...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury into WNBA Finals

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games. Taurasi scored 31 points, including hitting a key 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lift the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night in the decisive game of the Western Conference finals. Taurasi improved to 7-0 in her career in winner-take-all games...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Diani Taurasi scores 31 points, leads Mercury into WNBA Finals

  Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in the 2011 and 2013 en route...
Via AP on Fox
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Lauren Jackson pulls out of world championships because of injury

  Basketball Australia says Seattle Storm star Lauren Jackson has withdrawn from the world championships later this month to undertake further rehabilitation for her knee injury In a statement Tuesday, Basketball Australia said Jackson needs another eight to 12 weeks of rehabilitation on her knee following surgery in May. Jackson has also elected to undergo surgery on a persistent...
Via AP on Fox
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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