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Mercury adjusting to life without Taurasi as training camp opens

PHOENIX -- Almost every repeat champion will tell you it's harder the second time around. For the 2015 Phoenix Mercury, the degree of difficulty may be even greater than for most defending titleholders. The 2014 WNBA champions began training camp this week without their longtime leader, point guard Diana Taurasi, who is sitting out the 2015 WNBA season to rest up for her winter season...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tina Thompson Joins Texas Women’s Basketball

The Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team has hired a new assistant in WNBA legend Tina Thompson. The UT Athletics website reported the announcement. Thompson further elaborated on joining head coach Karen Aston’s staff. “It feels great to be a Longhorn,” Thompson said. “The tradition of pursing excellence at UT is very much how I live my life. I love coach Aston’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Griner, Johnson suspended seven games each by WNBA

The WNBA suspended Phoenix Mercury standout Brittney Griner and Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson seven games without pay following their domestic violence arrest in April, the league announced Friday. League president Laurel J. Richie announced the punishment, which amounts to roughly 20 percent of the season, in a statement. “It is my responsibility to protect the league and...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Lynx add veteran post player Asjha Jones

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx have signed veteran forward Asjha (ay-ZHA') Jones. The Lynx completed their contract Thursday with Jones, who recently finished the winter season with a professional team in Israel. The 34-year-old Jones, a two-time WNBA All-Star selection, has not played in the league the last two seasons because of injuries. She was acquired Wednesday from Connecticut...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA stars Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson tie the knot

Brittney Griner is back in the news, but this time it’s for a much happier reason. Just over two weeks after she was arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct, Griner married fellow WNBA star Glory Johnson at a resort in Phoenix. Johnson celebrated the occasion in a pair of Instagram posts, one of which was accompanied by a long message to fans and supporters...
Via NESN.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mystics Sign Ivory Latta to Extension

After two all-star seasons, Ivory Latta will be the Washington Mystics‘ point guard a bit longer. The Mystics announced Latta signed a contract extension on Tuesday. Per team policy, terms were not disclosed. Latta led the Mystics with 12.8 points and 3.3. assists per game, guiding them to the WNBA playoffs for the second consecutive season. “I am very happy to announce a...
Via KCM Sports
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi will skip WNBA season to rest at request of Russian club

Last season, Diana Taurasi averaged averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists for the Phoenix Mercury and helped them to the WNBA title. If the team is going to repeat this season, they will have to do so without the services of the seven-time All-Star. At the request of UMMC Ekaterinburg, the team she...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 03, 2015  |  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

Watch: Mystics Ivory Latta breaks Fever Briann January’s ankles with nasty crossover

The Washington Mystics opened up their best-of-three Eastern Conference Semifinals series with the Indiana Fever with a 78-73 loss. But the highlight of the game came with the Mystics on top. Mystics’ All-Star point guard Ivory Latta served up a nasty stepback crossover on Indiana Fever’s Briann January, causing the fellow All-Star to fall to the floor. Latta added insult to...
Via KCM Sports
August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx's Moore named July player of the month

Lynx forward Maya Moore was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for July, the WNBA announced Tuesday. Moore averaged 26.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.6 assists during the month, leading Minnesota to a 9-1 record. She scored a franchise-record 48 points in a July 22 win over Atlanta, which was the second-highest point total in league history. The award was the second such...
Via Fox Sports North
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx star Moore turns in memorable, MVP-caliber performance

MINNEAPOLIS -- Whatever is necessary. Sometimes, it's timeliness. Others, steadiness. Tuesday night for Maya Moore, it was totality. On a night when old reliable Rebekkah Brunson returned, Shoni Schimmel shone, and the Lynx and Dream clashed in a gritfest becoming of another WNBA Finals rematch, Minnesota's star forward strode closer toward league MVP honors. "I don't know; I blacked...
Via Fox Sports North
July 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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