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WNBA star Tamika Catchings interns at NBA offices

NEW YORK (AP) Over the course of her storied career, Tamika Catchings has spent many hours at the NBA and WNBA offices. Whether it was for league meetings, union business or just because she was in town, the Indiana Fever star always felt comfortable there. Last month, Catchings had a different reason to come to New York. The 10-time All-Star spent a few weeks in January as an...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Lynx re-sign WNBA finals MVP Sylvia Fowles

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed center Sylvia Fowles, the most valuable player of the WNBA finals. The contract was completed Tuesday with Fowles, who was a free agent. Fowles was acquired by the Lynx from the Chicago Sky in a three-team trade during the All-Star break last summer. She averaged 15.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over 18 regular-season...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA free agency begins, Liberty signs Indiana guard Zellous

NEW YORK (AP) WNBA free agency began Monday. As usual, don't expect much in the way of major player movement. Sue Bird is the prized free agent of this offseason, but she likely won't be going anywhere. Bird is expected to re-sign with Seattle, the only team she's ever played for in the league. While the veteran guard is almost certain to remain out West with the Storm, there...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA free agency set to begin Monday

NEW YORK (AP) WNBA free agency begins on Monday. As usual, don't expect much in the way of major player movement. Sue Bird is the prized free agent of this offseason, but she likely won't be going anywhere. Bird is expected to re-sign with Seattle, the only team she's ever played for in the league. While the veteran guard is almost certain to remain out West with the Storm, there...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Becky Hammon to become first female assistant coach in All-Star game history

Becky Hammon was the first female coach in a major American sports league and the first female to lead a team to an NBA Las Vegas Summer League title, and now she’s set to be the first female to coach in an All-Star game, NBA TV announced Friday. Congrats to @spurs Assistant Coach, @BeckyHammon! She will be the first female on an @NBAAllStar staff! pic.twitter.com/JUyqPCoT21...
Via The Comeback
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Skylar Diggins Puts in Work in This Commercial Celebrating 20 Years of the WNBA

The WNBA is officially entering its 20th season with more star power than ever. From Skylar Diggins to Brittney Griner to Elena Della Donne, the WNBA is ripe with young talent, which has helped push its popularity to an all-time high. RELATED: How Skylar Diggins Became the Future of the WNBA [youtube video="fu5ME9kpDhs" /] The league put many of its stars in one place...
Via Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury's Taurasi, Griner, Dupree finalists for U.S. Olympic team

Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are in line to try for a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.The trio headlined the 25 finalists for the U.S. women's basketball Olympic team that were announced Monday.They have helped the Americans win gold at the past three Olympics and hope to be on the team in Rio this summer. The U.S. has won an unprecedented five straight gold medals...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Catchings, Bird, Taurasi headline finalists for US team

Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi headline the 25 finalists for the U.S. women's basketball Olympics team. The trio has each won three Olympic gold medals and could be trying for a fourth straight in Rio this summer. The U.S. has won an unprecedented five straight gold medals in the Olympics. Other former Olympians among the finalists include Seimone Augustus, Sylvia...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Making the List: Katie Smith

Today we shall talk basketball. Many greats have played round-ball for The Ohio State University. I mentioned previously both Herb Williams and Frank Howard. We all know the names that I have yet to address. They shall come soon enough. But when a discussion of any basketball player that has donned a scarlet and gray uniform emerges – why is it that Katie Smith falls behind the...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Swin Cash rips Gilbert Arenas over sexist WNBA comments

    Gilbert Arenas made some ridiculously dumb comments about the WNBA on his Instagram page this week, and there is sure to be backlash. Some of it has already come in the form of a few tweets from women’s basketball star Swin Cash. Cash, a New York Liberty forward who won two national championships at UConn, believes Arenas is just looking for attention and people are...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Big Names: Lisa Leslie, Kenny Mayne, James Franklin

Former WNBA star Lisa Leslie will appear on TNT’s NBA studio show Thursday. In other news, ESPN will hold onto SportsCenter anchor Kenny Mayne, and Penn State coach James Franklin will serve as a guest analyst on FOX Saturday. Lisa Leslie Appearing on TNT Studio Show Former Los Angeles Sparks F Lisa Leslie will join [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Lauren Jackson's recovery from knee surgery hits setback

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) Three-time WNBA Most Valuable Player Lauren Jackson has hit a setback in her goal to play for Australia at the 2016 Summer Olympics and may consider retirement. Jackson, 34, who just sat out a third straight WNBA season with the Seattle Storm after knee surgery, will be off the court until at least January after her knee reacted badly to an increased...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

WNBA's Glory Johnson delivers twins few months early

Glory Johnson gave birth to twin girls, the former WNBA All-Star announced on social media Sunday.Johnson wrote on Instagram that Ava Simone and Solei Diem were "born a little earlier than expected" on Oct. 12.
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Lynx, LSU alum Sylvia Fowles win 2015 WNBA championship, Finals MVP

Fellow former Tiger Seimone Augustus adds 16 in series-clincher
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
October 15, 2015

Video flashback: Lynx find old Moore buzzer beater online

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Maya Moore and her Minnesota Lynx teammates started practice Saturday by watching video of her game-winning shot. No, not the 3-pointer that won Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. It was the one she hit to win an AAU championship 10 years earlier when she was in high school. Lynx assistant coach Jim Petersen found the video on YouTube of Moore's Georgia Metros team. In...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx, Fever prep for pivotal Game 3 of WNBA Finals

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tamika Catchings didn't get much sleep after her Indiana Fever lost Game 2 of the WNBA Finals to Minnesota. It wasn't just because of the foul trouble that saddled her all game. It was the lack of execution she and her teammates had down the stretch in Minnesota's 77-71 win. "We weren't focused enough in the final few minutes and that's what cost us," Catchings said...
Via Fox Sports North
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx star Moore selected to WNBA's top postseason honors squad

The WNBA on Thursday announced that Lynx forward Maya Moore was selected to the All-WNBA First Team. The 2015 season is the third consecutive season that Moore has been named to the All-WNBA First Team, previously earning the honor in both 2013 and 2014. Moore received First Team votes on 37 of 39 ballots, finishing with 188 total points behind only Elena Delle Donne (195 total points...
Via Fox Sports North
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Watch: Candace Parker, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner Dunk at Team USA Practice

Brittney Griner and Candance Parker are known for the dunking abilities, but Breanna Stewart’s hops have been slept on due to the lack of in game dunks. Yesterday, during the Team USA practice session, Stewart, Griner and Parker decided to have a dunk off. Check out the video below.  Dunks!
Via The Front Office News
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx pull out tense Game 2 to even WNBA Finals 1-all

MINNEAPOLIS -- Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and nine rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx evened the best-of-five WNBA Finals at one game apiece with a 77-71 victory over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night. Fowles made 10 of 13 shots and Maya Moore added 19 points and eight boards for the Lynx, who are looking for their third championship in the last five years. Briann January scored 17...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Fowles, Lynx pull out tense Game 2 to even WNBA Finals 1-1

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and nine rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx evened the best-of-five WNBA Finals at one game apiece with a 77-71 victory over the Indiana Fever on Tuesday night. Fowles made 10 of 13 shots and Maya Moore added 19 points and eight boards for the Lynx, who are looking for their third championship in the last five years. Briann January scored...
Via AP on Fox
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx's Whalen, Augustus need to get going in WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve didn't hide her displeasure with stars Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen after Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. A day after losing to the Indiana Fever on their home court, Reeve said she has to do a better job of putting Whalen in position to succeed and also made it clear she has not been happy with how the physical point guard has had...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx's Whalen, Augustus need to get going in WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve didn't hide her displeasure with stars Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen after Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. A day after losing to the Indiana Fever on their home court, Reeve said she has to do a better job of putting Whalen in position to succeed and also made it clear she has not been happy with how the physical point guard has had...
Via Fox Sports North
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Whalen, Augustus need to get going for Lynx in WNBA Finals

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx missed eight free throws, turned the ball over 15 times and were outscored by the Indiana Fever 22-12 on second-chance points to drop Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Had they gotten production even close to what they're used to getting from stars Lindsay Whalen and Seimone Augustus, they still might have been able to pull off the victory. Whalen and...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Parker has triple-double, US women win in Spain

GIRONA, Spain (AP) Candace Parker had a triple-double with 14 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the U.S. women's team open its European tour with a 94-52 victory over Uni Girona on Sunday night. The Los Angeles Sparks star was 7 of 11 from the field and had three steals and two blocks. ''I didn't know I was even close to a triple-double,'' Parker said. ''This is my first...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Lynx want WNBA Finals redemption against Indiana

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx waltzed into the 2012 WNBA Finals ready for a coronation. It was supposed to be the beginning of a dynasty, with the powerful Lynx sure to overwhelm heavy underdog Indiana for their second straight championship. Tamika Catchings had other ideas. Catchings and the Fever took it to the defending champions, stunning them in Game 1 in...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2015  |  Discuss
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