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APNewsbreak: Candace Parker to sit out part of WNBA season

Los Angeles Sparks star Candace Parker will sit out at least the beginning of the upcoming WNBA season to rest. Parker, a two-time MVP, will celebrate her 29th birthday next week. She has spent her entire career with the Sparks since she was drafted with the No. 1 pick in 2008. She missed the first eight games of the 2009 season after giving birth. Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi...
Via AP on Fox
8 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

The 14 'Wonder Women' athletes of 2014

The stunts and skills professional athletes perform are superhuman compared to those we, the couch-sitting observers, have ever attempted to take out. I mean carry out. Takeout is the food..... The post The 14 Wonder Women Athletes Of 2014 appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
December 30, 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Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker have withdrawn from the U.S. women's national team pool because of injuries and won't play in the world championship later this month.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

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

Dupree, January selected as All-Star reserves

Mercury forward Candice Dupree and former Arizona State guard Briann January were among 12 reserves selected for Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game at US Airways Center. Dupree, who is averaging 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game for the first place Mercury, joins two of her Phoenix teammates -- starting center Brittney Griner and starting guard Diana Taurasi -- on the Western...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dream's four-game streak ends against Liberty

NEW YORK -- Cappie Pondexter loves having the ball in her hands with the game on line. Pondexter banked in a jumper from the foul line with four-tenths of a second left to lift the New York Liberty to a 77-75 win over the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday. "I always want it at the end," she said. "It's always been like that since I first came into the league." Pondexter had been struggling...
Via Fox Sports South
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Lynx's Augustus, Whalen named WNBA All-Star reserves

MINNEAPOLIS -- Once again, the Lynx will be well-represented at the WNBA All-Star Game this weekend. The league announced Tuesday that Minnesota point guard Lindsay Whalen and wing Seimone Augustus will join Maya Moore and the Lynx coaching staff on the Western Conference team. The conference coaches voted Whalen and Augustus in as reserves after fan balloting named Moore a starter...
Via Fox Sports North
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Maya Moore tops all WNBA players in All-Star voting

MINNEAPOLIS -- Maya Moore's won WNBA, NCAA, Olympic and Chinese titles. Now, she can add a pseudo-popularity contest to her resume. Moore became the first top WNBA All-Star Game fan vote recipient this season, receiving 28,389 online and social media votes thanks to a remarkable first half of her fourth season. The 6-foot, 183-pound forward came into Tuesday night's clash...
Via Fox Sports North
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

McCoughtry paces Dream past Sun

ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry scored 12 of her 22 points in the third quarter, Tiffany Hayes added 17 points and the Atlanta Dream beat the Connecticut Sun 83-71 on Tuesday night. The Dream (13-5) have won two straight and four of five, pushing their Eastern Conference lead to five games over Connecticut, Chicago and Indiana. Sun rookie Chiney Ogwumike, the WNBA's No. 1 overall...
Via Fox Sports South
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

McCoughtry scores 18 to lead Dream past Liberty

ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry scored 18 points and had plenty of help as the Atlanta the Dream rolled to an 85-62 win over the New York Liberty on Friday night for their sixth straight victory. Five Atlanta players scored in double figures even though playing time was limited for starters in the fourth quarter as the Dream took a 70-53 lead into the final period. Tiffany Hayes finished...
Via Fox Sports South
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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