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Breanna Stewart says knee rehab is ‘going great’

Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart said her knee rehab is “going great” and she expects to be back on the court within a few weeks. Stewart suffered a sprained posterior cruciate ligament in her right knee while playing in the Chinese Basketball League on Jan. 7. The injury did not require surgery but she has been in rehab since mid-January. In a recent interview with ESPN...
Via Excelle Sports
2 hours ago

How WNBA star’s lesbian bullying claim has rocked league

WNBA President Lisa Borders said she was “stunned and disappointed” to read former New York Liberty star Candice Wiggins found her experience in the league “toxic.” Wiggins, who retired last season, told The San Diego Union-Tribune the culture in the league was “very, very harmful,” and she was targeted throughout her career for being heterosexual...
Via New York Post
4 hours ago

Imani Boyette responds to Candace Wiggins’ comments about WNBA culture

On Tuesday, WNBA player Imani Boyette of the Chicago Sky wrote on her blog a response to recent comments made by former WNBA star Candice Wiggins about her time in the league. On Monday, Wiggins told the San Diego Union-Tribune that during her years in the league she was bullied. She called the WNBA “toxic” and went on to mention the league can’t generate enough fans, and...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

Dupree traded to Fever as part of 3-way deal

NEW YORK (AP) The Phoenix Mercury traded Candice Dupree to the Indiana Fever on Tuesday as part of a three-team deal that includes Connecticut. The Fever also get the No. 17 pick in the draft while Phoenix receives Camille Little and Jillian Alleyne from the Sun. Connecticut receives Lynetta Kizer and the eighth pick in the draft. Dupree has spent the last seven years playing...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AP sources: Dupree traded to Fever as part of 3-way deal

NEW YORK (AP) People with knowledge of the deal tell The Associated Press that the Phoenix Mercury have traded Candice Dupree to the Indiana Fever as part of a three-team deal that includes Connecticut. The Fever also get the No. 17 pick in the draft while Phoenix receives Camille Little and Jillian Alleyne from the Sun. The people spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Tuesday...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Candice Wiggins retires from WNBA, criticizes league culture

Former WNBA standout Candice Wiggins abruptly retired last week at the age of 30, and it had nothing to do with her being physically unable to play anymore.Wiggins told Tod Leonard of the San Diego Union-Tribune that she hated the culture of the league and says she was bullied for being heterosexual.“I wanted to play two more seasons of WNBA, but the experience didn’t lend itself...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LA Sparks acquire Odyssey Sims from the Dallas Wings

The LA Sparks announced on Saturday the acquisition of Dallas Wings guard Odyssey Sims. The Sparks will trade the #4 pick and #23 pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft in exchange for Sims. The Baylor graduate was the second overall pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Tulsa Shock, which is now called the Dallas Wings. She had an impressive rookie season averaging 16.7 ppg, 4.2 apg, 2.8 rpg...
Via Excelle Sports
6 days ago

Wings trade Odyssey Sims to Sparks for No. 4 pick

NEW YORK (AP) The Dallas Wings have traded Odyssey Sims to the Los Angeles Sparks for the No. 4 pick in the WNBA draft. The Sparks also receive the 11th pick in the draft from Dallas. Sims was the team's leading scorer last season, averaging 14 points while starting 30 of 34 games for the Wings, who were 11-23. She was the second overall pick by the Tulsa Shock in the 2014 draft...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Wings trade Odyssey Sims to Sparks for No. 4 pick

NEW YORK (AP) A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the Dallas Wings have traded Odyssey Sims to the Los Angeles Sparks for the No. 4 pick in the WNBA draft. The Sparks also receive the 11th pick in the draft from Dallas. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Friday because no official announcement has been made. Sims was the team...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Leilani Mitchell signs with Phoenix Mercury

Mitchell played 10 games for the Mystics in 2016. Leilani Mitchell signed a contract with the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday. She was an unrestricted free agent and was one of the more sought-after point guards in free agency. In Phoenix, Mitchell will already have some familiarity with their roster because she played one season there in 2015. Mitchell played the last 10 games of the...
Via Bullets Forever
9 days ago  |  Discuss

An Elena Delle Donne and Emma Meesseman frontcourt will open up the Mystics’ playbook this season

Magnetized. Wnba As it was pointed out, it seems as if Elena Delle Donne was attracted to the Washington Mystics and had her eye on D.C., quite some time ago. Proximity and Coach Mike Thibault evidently played a large part in the decision. But one of the key reasons why Delle Donne wanted to play her was because of the “team that Coach Thibault has built,” to paraphrase...
Via Bullets Forever
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Breanna Stewart launches new web series on her life in China

This month, Seattle Storm center Breanna Stewart is slated to release episodes of her new docu-series, “Breanna Stewart Takes on China,” chronicling her journey from last October to this January playing overseas for the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association. The series, produced by media company Cycle, is a continuation of the show released last summer, “Season One...
Via Excelle Sports
10 days ago

Sheryl Swoopes part of latest Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Three-time Olympic gold medalist Sheryl Swoopes headlines the latest Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame class. The six-person class announced Sunday also includes official Sally Bell, Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women founder Christine Grant, Middle Tennessee coach Rick Insell, former Southern Connecticut State coach Louise O’Neal and Olympic...
Via The Denver Post
11 days ago

Texas Tech's Sheryl Swoopes headlines Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Three-time Olympic gold medalist Sheryl Swoopes headlines the latest Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class. The six-person class announced Sunday also includes official Sally Bell, Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women founder Christine Grant, Middle Tennessee coach Rick Insell, former Southern Connecticut State coach Louise O'Neal and Olympic...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Swoopes part of latest Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Three-time Olympic gold medalist Sheryl Swoopes headlines the latest Women's Basketball Hall of Fame class. The six-person class announced Sunday also includes official Sally Bell, Association for Intercollegiate Athletics for Women founder Christine Grant, Middle Tennessee coach Rick Insell, former Southern Connecticut State coach Louise O'Neal and Olympic...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Ellen Nystrom passes Becky Hammon for most career assists in CSU history

Read this story at CSURams.com Colorado State senior guard Ellen Nystrom passed Becky Hammon for the most assists all-time at CSU and made the game-winning jump shot in the final seconds of overtime to lift the Rams past the Fresno State Bulldogs, 66-64, from the Save Mart Center. Nystrom finished the game with six assists to reach 540 assists for her career, as her fifth of the...
Via Mile High Sports
11 days ago

Hello Delle Donne, Mystics coach talks of championship

WASHINGTON (AP) Here's a hint at what Elena Delle Donne's addition means to the Washington Mystics: All of 33 seconds into the 2015 WNBA MVP's introductory news conference Friday, coach and general manager Mike Thibault used the word ''championship.'' So, yes, expectations are suddenly high for the Mystics, who have won precisely one playoff series in the team's 19-season history...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Word 'championship' arises as Mystics introduce Delle Donne

WASHINGTON (AP) Here's a hint at what Elena Delle Donne's addition means to the Washington Mystics: All of 33 seconds into the 2015 WNBA MVP's introductory news conference Friday, coach and general manager Mike Thibault used the word ''championship.'' So, yes, expectations are suddenly high for the Mystics, who have won precisely one playoff series in the team's 19-season history...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mystics’ Elena Delle Donne: ‘We’d like to get that championship as soon as possible’

Elena Delle Donne needed to take only a few steps at Verizon Center on Friday morning to validate her decision to join the Washington Mystics. “Just right from the start, what a first-class organization this is here,” she said during an introductory news conference later that night. “I got here, got off the elevator, and […]
Via DC Sports Blog
13 days ago

Kristi Toliver joined the Mystics for reasons other than Elena Delle Donne

In his pursuit of WNBA all-star point guard Kristi Toliver, Washington Mystics Coach-General Manager Mike Thibault could have dangled the prospect of playing alongside 2015 WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne to lure the prized free agent to the District. Turns out he may have been able to land Toliver regardless, with Toliver welcoming the challenge of […]
Via DC Sports Blog
15 days ago

W. Basketball. Essence Carson Re-Signs With Los Angeles Sparks

Former Scarlet Knight and 2016 WNBA Champion Essence Carson has re-signed with the Los Angeles Sparks, it was announced by the team on Tuesday.
Via ScarletKnights.com
15 days ago

Mystics sign Kristi Toliver, pick up another 3-point shooter

The Washington Mystics signed free agent guard Kristi Toliver on Tuesday, giving them another outside threat. The move caps a busy week for the Mystics, who traded for former league MVP Elena Delle Donne last Thursday. Washington traded away Kia Vaughn and Bria Hartley to clear salary cap space to sign Toliver. ''Adding Kristi Toliver to our team is another banner day in the reconstruction...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Liberty re-sign Sugar Rodgers, Rebecca Allen

The New York Liberty have re-signed Sugar Rodgers and Rebecca Allen, team president Isiah Thomas announced Tuesday. The terms of the deals have not been disclosed. Rodgers, who was a restricted free agent, had a career year in 2016. The guard averaged 14.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. She also broke New York’s single-season three-pointers record with 86. ...
Via Excelle Sports
16 days ago

Mystics sign Kristi Toliver, pick up another outside threat

The Washington Mystics signed free agent guard Kristi Toliver on Tuesday, giving them another outside threat. The move caps a busy week for the Mystics, who traded for former league MVP Elena Delle Donne last Thursday. Washington traded away Kia Vaughn and Bria Hartley to clear salary cap space to sign Toliver. ''Adding Kristi Toliver to our team is another banner day in the reconstruction...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Mystics sign Kristi Toliver

The Washington Mystics have signed free agent guard Kristi Toliver. The move Tuesday caps a busy week for the Mystics, who traded for former league MVP Elena Delle Donne on Thursday. Washington also traded away Kia Vaughn and Bria Hartley to clear salary cap space to sign Toliver. Delle Donne said it was a goal of hers ''to bring a championship to this incredible city'' when she...
Via AP on Fox
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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