WATCH: Geno Auriemma praises Tina Charles for Black Lives Matter stand

USA Basketball head coach Geno Auriemma has a glorious history with Tina Charles, now a star for the New York Liberty and WNBA MVP candidate. Charles, who is playing for Auriemma this month at the Rio Olympics, helped her former college coach collect two of his 11 national championships at UConn in 2009 and 2010. She is now one of the top players on Team USA during its quest for...
Via Excelle Sports
8 days ago

Sue Bird, Tina Charles follow similar path to Olympic glory

U.S. Olympians Sue Bird and Tina Charles, fellow UConn products, were on home turf Sunday at the Garden — days before flying to Rio for the 2016 Summer Games. Bird, Team USA’s starting point guard out of Syosset, Long Island, was doing her usual — flipping creative, no-look passes, constantly pointing to direct traffic on...
Via New York Post
8 days ago

Tina Charles, Maya Moore help US women’s hoops beat France

NEWARK, Del. — Elena Delle Donne had dreamed of playing basketball in the Olympics since she was little. She’ll get her chance next week as a member of the U.S. women’s team. Before heading to Rio, Delle Donne got an opportunity to celebrate at home in Delaware with a lot of the fans who have been watching her play since she was in eighth grade. She scored 10 points to help...
Via The Denver Post
12 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The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for multiple teams and players that protested recent gun violence by wearing black warmup shirts before their games.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
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Charles leads Liberty to sixth straight win, 80-79 over Sky

NEW YORK (AP) Tina Charles had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead New York to an 80-79 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night for the Liberty's sixth consecutive win. Sugar Rodgers added 13 points for the Liberty (10-4), who are third in the AP power poll. Charles was sporting a clear mask after she broke her nose Wednesday in a double-overtime win over Atlanta. It didn...
Via Associated Press
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles scores 28 to help Liberty beat Wings 91-88

NEW YORK (AP) Tina Charles scored 28 points and Sugar Rodgers added 18 to help the New York Liberty beat the Dallas Wings 91-88 on Tuesday night. Charles broke an 85-85 tie with a jumper from the top of the key with 40 seconds remaining after Kiah Stokes grabbed an offensive rebound. Dallas had a chance to take the lead, but Plenette Pierson's 3-pointer from the wing was short...
Via Associated Press
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles, Rodgers help Liberty beat Mystics 87-76

WASHINGTON (AP) Tina Charles scored 24 points, including a three-point play that sparked a late run, to help the New York Liberty beat the Washington Mystics 87-76 on Saturday night in the season opener for both teams. With 2:39 left and the game tied at 73, Charles started the spurt with a basket and free throw. Kiah Stokes added a basket and New York had three free throws to...
Via Associated Press
May 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Liberty too much for visiting Lynx, 81-68

NEW YORK -- Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince wanted to come home to New York and make the Liberty relevant again. After two downtrodden seasons where New York missed the playoffs, they have the Liberty back in the postseason. "It's really special for me," Charles said. "I haven't been in the playoffs the last two or three years, but it means more with this franchise. Being home...
Via Fox Sports North
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WNBA star Tina Charles donates half salary to her foundation

NEW YORK -- Liberty star Tina Charles' foundation is always close to her heart. The New York native once again will donate half of her WNBA salary to a charity she started to honor her aunt who died of multiple organ failure in 2013. Charles has already bought 142 automatic external defibrillators over the past few years. She'll donate approximately $50,000 of her salary for the...
Via Associated Press
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cooper returns to bench but Dream fall to Liberty

ATLANTA -- Tina Charles had 29 points and 14 rebounds as the New York Liberty beat Atlanta 83-76 to spoil Dream coach Michael Cooper's early return to the sideline. Cooper missed Atlanta's past five games after being diagnosed with early-stage tongue cancer, and had surgery July 24. Team officials at the time said that Cooper, 58, was expected to miss about two weeks. By winning...
Via Fox Sports South
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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