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McCoughtry, Ajavon lead Dream past Mystics

ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry scored 18 points and Matee Ajavon had 17 to help the Atlanta Dream beat the Washington Mystics 72-69 on Friday night. Ajavon scored nine points in the decisive third quarter and McCoughtry added eight. Atlanta trailed 36-31 at halftime, but outscored Mystics 21-9 in the third as Washington went without a field goal for 5-plus minutes. Sancho Lyttle had...
Via Fox Sports South
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Isiah Thomas for Liberty ownership suspended

Last month, Isiah Thomas was named president of the WNBA’s New York Liberty. He was also to be part owner of the franchise, with his ownership needing to be approved by the WNBA’s Board of Governors. On Monday, the league released a statement saying Thomas’ consideration for ownership in the Liberty has been suspended until...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

McCoughtry's buzzer-beater sends Dream past Sky

ATLANTA -- Angel McCoughtry made a 16-foot jumper at the buzzer to lift the Atlanta Dream to a 74-73 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night. McCoughtry had 18 points for Atlanta (3-4), and Erika de Souza had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Elena Delle Donne, the league's leading scorer, had 26 points and 10 boards for Chicago (2-3). Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points, and Cappie...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner's wife Glory Johnson is straight

Was the marriage between Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson doomed from the start? While most can agree that getting married a few weeks after a domestic violence incident is a terrible idea, there were some other serious warning signs about the whole relationship in general. For starters, Johnson, a two-time all-star with the Tulsa Shock,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner files annulment, questions pregnant wife

Brittney Griner has filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled and says in her paperwork that the union was based on “fraud and duress,” according to a report. TMZ reported news of the filing from Griner and adds some details about the move. The timing of the annulment request is...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
24 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
May 18, 2015  |  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

Mercury sign guards Mitchell, Jones

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday signed free agent guards Leilani Mitchell and Jasmine James. Mitchell has spent all six seasons of her WNBA career with the New York Liberty and owns career averages of 5.4 points, 2.8 assists and 2.0 rebounds. "Leilani is a veteran guard who will fit in with the style of our team," Mercury General Manager Jim Pitman said. "When you combine...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury into WNBA Finals

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games. Taurasi scored 31 points, including hitting a key 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lift the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night in the decisive game of the Western Conference finals. Taurasi improved to 7-0 in her career in winner-take-all games...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
September 03, 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
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