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Mercury's Griner ready to represent country as Olympian

LOS ANGELES -- First-time Olympian Brittney Griner understands what it means to serve and represent her country."I'm super excited. I wanted to enlist when I was younger. My dad enlisted in the military," Griner said. "I have a lot of military and law enforcement in my family. To be able to play for my country means everything to me and my dad."Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Moore helps US women's hoops beat France 84-62

NEWARK, Del. -- Tina Charles scored 17 points and Maya Moore added 13 to help the U.S. women's basketball team beat France 84-62 on Wednesday night in an exhibition game.The game was a rematch of the 2012 London Olympics gold medal game that the Americans won 86-50. This time the U.S. took a half to get going, which wasn't a total surprise as the Americans have had little training...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Excelle Sports talks to Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun

It’s been a revelatory rookie year for Jonquel Jones. Drafted sixth overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft, she just dropped 20 points in the Connecticut Sun’s July 22 win over the Chicago Sky. Jones recently talked to Excelle Sports about the lack of media coverage for women’s sports, the progress the Connecticut Sun has made this season, how she’s mentally improving her game and...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

Phoenix Mercury’s Diana Taurasi defines era in WNBA, playing her way

I grew up in the Diana Taurasi era of women’s basketball. Before Diana, there was Lisa. Sheryl. Cynthia. In the WNBA’s 20 short years, it seems strange to say that these were players I was too young to know. But in 1997, when the WNBA got its official start, I was just six years old. I didn’t truly understand what a player meant to the game until a few years later, when Diana...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

Mercury to be well represented in Olympics

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Mercury are sending a league-leading six team members to the upcoming Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro, showing the depth of talent from the three-time WNBA champions. The team's 12-year veteran guard and three-time Olympic gold medalist Diana Taurasi will lead Team USA as a tri-captain. "You know (wearing Team USA's jersey is) the one thing that I've taken...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Change starts with us: Minnesota Lynx, fans continue the push for peace

July 9th, 2016. The start of monumental change. The Minnesota Lynx were preparing to face the Dallas Wings that night at Target Center, days after a series of shootings that killed Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, two African-American men, and five members of the Dallas Police Department. The prelude to a regular season contest could not afford to be routine. Lynx captains Seimone...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

WNBA withdraws fines for teams that protested gun violence

The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for multiple teams and players that protested recent gun violence by wearing black warmup shirts before their games. The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury were each fined $5,000, and players on those teams were fined $500 a piece for wearing black T-shirts calling attention to shootings by and against police officers in place of...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wings vs Dream final score: Atlanta heads into break with 93-88 win

Dream end first half on a good note. Reshanda Gray turned in a career-best performance as the Atlanta Dream closed out the first half of the WNBA season with a 93-88 win over the Dallas Wings. The Dream used a 19-5 run in the third quarter to turn a two point deficit into a 10 point advantage heading to the fourth. The Wings came roaring back but Angel McCoughtry scored five straight...
Via Peachtree Hoops
7 days ago

Sky see winning streak snapped in loss to Connecticut Sun

ROSEMONT, ILL. Jonquel Jones had her first-career double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds — both career highs — and Alex Bentley scored 21 points to
Via CSN Chicago
7 days ago

Fowles double-doubles in Lynx's sixth straight win, over Storm

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore scored 21 points, Sylvia Fowles had 20 points and 12 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Seattle Storm 79-72 on Friday night for their sixth straight victory.Fowles was 8 of 10 from the field and had three steals and two blocked shots. Natasha Howard scored 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting for the Lynx (21-4).Howard and Moore scored six points apiece during...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mystics vs Sparks Final Score: Washington gets crushed, 95-75

Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker were too much to handle for a tired and worn-down Mystics squad. Coming into tonight's game, the Sparks had lost just three games all season. But the small ray of hope for the Mystics was that two of those losses had come in the previous two games, suggesting that just maybe the Sparks, having already clinched the playoffs, were easing off the gas...
Via Bullets Forever
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA cracks down on protest black T-shirts; NBA never did

The WNBA has fined the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for wearing black warm-up shirts in the wake of recent shootings by and against police officers. All three teams were fined $5,000 and each player was fined $500. The Liberty have worn the plain black shirts four times, including...
Via New York Post
8 days ago

Jessica Breland sinks game-winner as Sky rally past Mercury

Jessica Breland made a putback with 0.2 seconds left and the Chicago Sky won their second straight game in the final seconds in a 79-77 victory over the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night.
Via CSN Chicago
10 days ago

Shoni Schimmel not much of a factor for New York Liberty

Post from: Shoni Schimmel’s career in the Women’s National Association may be coming to an end … and it won’t be a happy ending for all the people who looked up to her. Considered a role model when she played for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team. Shoni and her sister Jude attracted thousands of Native Americans at home and road games. They celebrated...
Via Louisville Card Game
10 days ago

Police walk off job in response to Minnesota Lynx 'Black Lives Matter' shirts

In response to recent events, the Minnesota Lynx showed their support for social change on Saturday night, and local police officers were not happy about it. Four off-duty police officers who were providing security at the Lynx game walked off the job after the Lynx wore warm-up shirts seemingly promoting the message of the Black Lives Matter movement. An up close look at the...
Via College Spun
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Lynx wear shirts in remembrance of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile

The Minnesota Lynx remembered victims of two police shootings earlier in the week on Saturday. On Wednesday, Alton Sterling was shot while being held on the ground by police outside of a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Hours later, Philando Castile was killed by an officer in Minnesota during a traffic stop. Prior to their game against the Wings, members of the Lynx...
Via Larry Brown Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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