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Category: Overseas Hoops
October 1, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Sue Bird, Leilani Mitchell advance to quarterfinals of FIBA World Championship

Point guards Sue Bird (USA) and Leilani Mitchell (Australia) helped their countries advance to the quarterfinals of the FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey. Mitchell, who starred at Kennewick HS, qualified for the Opals national team because her mother is Australian. The Americans will have a rematch with the French on Friday at 11:05am…

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September 26, 2014 at 3:12 PM

TV Alert: Many ways to watch the FIBA World Championship featuring Sue Bird

OK, so maybe it won’t be the Sue Bird spotlight live from Turkey, but the Storm all-star PG is making a historic trip to the FIBA World Championship for Women, which runs from Saturday through Oct. 5 in Ankara and Istanbul. Bird, 33, has competed for USA Basketball’s national team since 2002. In that span…

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September 14, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Storm star Sue Bird makes roster cut, headlines USA vs Canada on ESPN2

From USA Basketball: USA Basketball Women’s National Team Roster Set For Exhibition Versus Canada Sue Bird has gone from rookie to veteran leader since 2002 and is on the verge of being named to a record fourth USA Basketball World Championship Team.   TRUMBULL, Connecticut (Sept. 14, 2014) – The roster for the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Overseas Hoops, TV Alert, WNBA | Topics: Courtney Vandersloot, Sue Bird, UConn

September 2, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Lauren Jackson undergoes another surgery that increases doubt in WNBA return

Lauren Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP, officially pulled out of contention to compete with Basketball Australia in the FIBA World Championships later this month in Turkey. Instead she underwent a surgical procedure Tuesday on her hip and will continue rehabilitation on her right knee, which was first operated on in February. It’s another episode in…

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July 26, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Storm will sign Waltiea Rolle to second seven-day contract

Storm coach Brian Agler, who’s also the team’s general manager, said he intends to sign rookie C Waltiea Rolle to a second seven-day contract. Rolle signed her first deal with the Storm on July 21. Under the new collective-bargaining agreement, three is the limit for seven-day contracts per player, per season. Rolle didn’t play in…

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July 15, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Incoming Washington State guard to play for Greek national team

From WSU: Incoming Cougar Named To U18 Greece National Team Washington State women’s basketball incoming freshman Pinelopi Pavlopoulou has been selected to play for the Under-18 Greece National Team this summer. The U18 European Championship will be held July 17-27 in Matosinhos, Portugal. Greece is in Group B and will play Belgium July 17, Lithuania July 18…

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June 13, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Richland’s Leilani Mitchell part of Australian national team camp

Former Washington state champion Leilani Mitchell (Kennewick HS) is another step closer to clinching a spot on the Australian national team. She was named to a 17-player roster that will open training camp Sunday (Mitchell’s 29th birthday) in prep for the FIBA World Championship’s this fall. Mitchell was born in Richland, Wash. but…

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June 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Lauren Jackson undergoes third knee surgery

Lauren Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP, underwent a third knee surgery late-May. She is expected to need 12 weeks to rehabilitate the “minor” procedure and still plans to participate in the FIBA World Championship with the Opals this fall. First-year national team coach Brendan Joyce confirmed the procedure to Australian media this week More

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June 3, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Sue Bird contemplates slowing down overseas play

Seven-time all-star Sue Bird doesn’t view herself as old (which she isn’t) but she’s starting to think about slowing down in the twilight of her Hall of Fame career. It was announced in May that Bird, 33, wasn’t re-signed by UMMC Ekaterinburg, the Russian team she’s played for the past three WNBA offseasons. According to…

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May 11, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Storm vs Los Angeles on Sunday at KeyArena in exhibition game

If you’re to believe social media, then French C Sandrine Gruda was with friends, including countrywoman and former Storm PG Edwidge Lawson-Wade, at chic spots in Paris this past week instead of reporting to WNBA training camp. France crowned its domestic-league champion on Saturday, likely bringing the last flight of  WNBA veterans stateside to tip…

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