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April 24, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Storm cut WNBA All-Star forward Charde Houston

WNBA training camp doesn’t open until Sunday, but the Storm is already evaluating its roster and making cuts. The first is All-Star F Charde Houston. She was cut Thursday after the Storm made an offseason trade to acquire Houston from Phoenix in exchange for the rights to Polish C Ewelina Kobryn. The latter played…

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0 Comments | More in Storm, WNBA | Topics: Brian Agler, Crystal Langhorne, Ewelina Kobryn

April 24, 2014 at 8:40 AM

Storm guards Sue Bird and Temeka Johnson play each other for Russian title

Storm point guards Sue Bird and Temeka Johnson will lead their Russian teams against each other for the domestic league’s championship. Bird’s UMMC Ekaterinburg swept Dynamo Moscow (Lindsay Whalen, Kristi Toliver) in a best-of-three semifinal series to advance. Bird had 12 points and nine assists in the Game 2 win. Phoenix All-Star Diana Taurasi…

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0 Comments | More in Overseas Hoops, Storm, TV Alert | Topics: Sue Bird, Temeka Johnson

April 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Gonzaga guard Haiden Palmer drafted; Lisa Mispley Fortier hired

It’s been an eventful week across the Cascades. Gonzaga had its all-time fifth player drafted to the WNBA in G Haiden Palmer. The Oregon State transfer was picked up by Indiana with its 29th overall pick (third round). She joins All-Star Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago), Kayla Standish, Katelan Redmon and Vivan Frieson as drafted Zags…

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0 Comments | More in Gonzaga, Northwest Ballers, Video, WNBA Draft | Topics: Haiden Palmer, Lisa Mispley Fortier

April 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM

Storm coach Brian Agler talks rookies; Tianna Hawkins responds to being traded

Storm coach Brian Agler sounded defensive when I suggested he plays more to win now and doesn’t prefer true rookies on his WNBA team. It’s what the facts show when looking at his history since being hired in 2008. Only one draft pick remains after Agler, who’s also the team’s general manager, traded F…

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0 Comments | More in Storm, WNBA, WNBA Draft | Topics: Brian Agler, Crystal Langhorne, Tianna Hawkins

April 14, 2014 at 3:52 PM

Gonzaga hired longtime assistant to replace Kelly Graves

The Spokesman Review is reporting Gonzaga hired longtime assistant Lisa Mispley Fortier to replace Kelly Graves at the helm. Graves was named Oregon’s new coach last week, signing a six-year contract reportedly worth $500,000 the first two years that increases to $550,000 in the last two years of the contract. Fortier…

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0 Comments | More in Gonzaga, West Coast Conference | Topics: Kelly Graves

April 11, 2014 at 10:23 PM

Stanford All-American Chiney Ogwumike wins John R. Wooden award

Perhaps in saving the best for last, Stanford F Chiney Ogwumike was named the John R Wooden Award recipient for women’s college basketball on Friday. She is the first player from the Pac-12 to be honored. Here’s the official release: STANFORD’S CHINEY OGWUMIKE WINS 2013-14 JOHN R. WOODEN AWARD® Two-time All American Caps Career With Nation’s…

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0 Comments | More in Pac-12 | Topics: Stanford

April 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

EuroLeague Final Eight semifinals set; Tanisha Wright’s Kayseri knocked out (VIDEO)

Storm G Tanisha Wright had a solid third quarter and her Turkish club even made a splashy three-pointer to tie the game with 3.3 seconds left, but it wasn’t enough to advance out of pool play in the EuroLeague Final Eight. Wright finished with 11 points, six rebounds and five assists for Kayseri Kaski…

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0 Comments | More in Overseas Hoops, Video, WNBA | Topics: Candace Parker, Diana Taurasi, Tanisha Wright

April 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Kate Starbird heads list of WIAA Hall of Fame inductees

From the High School Sports blog: Former basketball star Kate Starbird (right as HS player) headlines a list of six persons to be inducted into the WIAA Hall of Fame next month. Here is the complete press release: RENTON, Wash. – The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) announced the six inductees for the Class of 2014 More

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