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Atlanta Dream gearing up for WNBA postseason run

The Atlanta Dream return from the Olympic break on Wednesday to get ready for the stretch run of the WNBA season. The WNBA returns from the Olympic break on Wednesday with teams reconvening before games return on Friday. The Atlanta Dream find themselves in the thick of the playoff race but need a fast start to nail down their postseason spot. It was an up and down first half...
Via Peachtree Hoops
8 hours ago

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

While the result was preordained with the United States capturing a sixth consecutive gold medal over the weekend, women’s basketball in the Summer Olympics provided a sterling platform of some of the best players in the world. And though many of those players ply their trades elsewhere, a significant contributor to the infusion of talent came stateside through the WNBA. A league...
Via Yardbarker
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Heroes return: Minnesota Lynx come home from Rio

MINNEAPOLIS—Fresh off winning an Olympic gold medal, Minnesota Lynx personnel who represented the United States women’s basketball team received a golden greeting from fans Monday night at Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. The Lynx contingent included Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles, Maya Moore and Lindsay Whalen, all veterans for USA Basketball. Joining them was...
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

WNBA's Atlanta Dream moving to Georgia Tech's campus arena

ATLANTA (AP) The Atlanta Dream will play their next two seasons at Georgia Tech's campus arena. The WNBA team announced the move Monday, saying Philips Arena won't be available. The Dream already played one game this season at 8,600-seat McCamish Pavilion. The team also says it will move any 2016 playoff games to Georgia Tech because of multiple conflicting dates at Philips Arena...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What to Watch this Week: League action returns from Olympic breaks; big slate of college events

With the Olympics finally wrapped up, the WNBA and NWSL are both back in action. The National Pro Fastpitch season wraps up with the Championship series between the USSSA Pride and Chicago Bandits. The college soccer and volleyball seasons are also in full swing with plenty of action this week. Don’t miss a minute of that action this week in women’s sports on TV. Monday, August...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

Watch Seimone Augustus in tears over gold medal: 'Baton Rouge, this is for you'

Shouts out to flood-ravaged hometown.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
3 days ago

Rio Olympics: Former Vol Tamika Catchings Wins Fourth Gold Medal

Former Tennessee women’s basketball player won her fourth gold medal with the USA women’s basketball team in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Tamika Catchings helped to make history at the Rio Olympics on Saturday by leading the U.S. Women’s Basketball Team to a gold medal for the fourth straight time.  The team beat Spain 101-72 to […] Rio Olympics: Former Vol Tamika Catchings Wins...
Via All for Tennessee
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi on 4th gold medal, 2020 Olympics and more

Diana Taurasi won her fourth gold medal of her career at Rio, which she says is "probably her last one." What makes this one more special than the others, and is she coming back for 2020?
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner, US women's basketball wins gold at Olympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Geno Auriemma and Diana Taurasi shared a long, emotional embrace. Mission accomplished.The U.S. women's basketball team won a sixth consecutive Olympic gold medal in dominant fashion, routing Spain 101-72 on Saturday. Taurasi and the Americans played nearly flawless basketball in Rio, and were never challenged. They have won 49 consecutive games in the Olympics...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Nothing for free: USA women's hoops looks ahead to gold medal challenge

The USA Basketball women’s national team has largely said all the right things about the field they faced in these Summer Olympics. They haven’t taken their lack of otherworldly depth of opposing rosters for granted nor have they coasted to the point of sloppy arrogance on the floor. Yet, with Australia and Canada both losing in the quarterfinals of the knockout round, their...
Via Yardbarker
5 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: New York Liberty activate Epiphanny Prince

The New York Liberty announced Friday morning that Epiphanny Prince has been added to the active roster and will begin practicing with the team immediately. The Liberty waived rookie forward Adut Bulgak, the team’s first-round pick, to make room on the roster for Prince. The move has enormous implications for the Liberty, and provides the team with a significant upgrade that no...
Via Excelle Sports
5 days ago

The DeMarcus Cousins vs. Brittney Griner 1 on 1 game needs to happen

One of the best stories out of the 2016 Rio Olympics has been the camaraderie between the Men and Women’s basketball teams, with DeMarcus Cousins and Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner particularly forming a close bond. Cousins and Griner have been going back and forth for a couple weeks now about playing each other 1 on 1. It got brought up again at a recent practice, especially...
Via Sactown Royalty
6 days ago

Team USA captain Sue Bird listed at day-to-day with knee sprain

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Sue Bird and the U.S. women's basketball team received some good news Wednesday when an MRI revealed that the team captain and point guard just had a knee capsule sprain.Bird had initially feared the injury would be much worse."Obviously I felt a huge relief." Bird said in a statement provided by USA Basketball. "The hardest part is waiting and not knowing. So,...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics 2016: Team USA Routs Senegal 121-56 To Open Olympics

The UConn alumni and their friends got off to a great start in Olympic play. Head coach Geno Auriemma started four former UConn stars, Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird, Tina Charles, and Maya Moore, in Team USA's Olympic debut as the Huskies American team blew out Senegal, 121-56. Taurasi hit four three-pointers in the 1st quarter on her way to 15 points while Breanna Stewart, making her...
Via The UConn Blog
17 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
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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
July 12, 2016  |  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
July 09, 2016  |  Discuss
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