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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 8, 2014 at 11:07 AM

WNBA president Laurel J. Richie Finals press conference transcript

From the WNBA: WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE     MODERATOR: Welcome everyone to the WNBA Finals 2014 presented by Boost Mobile. We’ll begin with WNBA President Laurel J. Richie, who will make opening remarks and we’ll proceed to questions. Laurel J. RICHIE: Good afternoon, everyone. It’s kind of exciting, the moment we have all been waiting for is…

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Comments | More in Storm, WNBA | Topics: Laurel Richie, Maya Moore, Skylar Diggins

August 26, 2014 at 11:39 AM

WNBA star Swin Cash part of historic all-female sports show

USA Basketball released its official training-camp roster on Monday and a big name was curiously not included, three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash. But Cash said she retired from the national team after the London Olympics, winning her second gold medal. And on Tuesday, Cash was part of a bigger press release. CBS officially announced…

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Comments | More in Olympics, TV Alert, Video, WNBA | Topics: Swin Cash

August 20, 2014 at 10:17 AM

WNBA attendance up 1 percent and increased viewership

From the WNBA: RECORD-SETTING GAME ACTION DRIVES WNBA TO VIEWERSHIP, ATTENDANCE AND DIGITAL GAINS   NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2014 – With record-setting game action on the court this season, including the Phoenix Mercury setting the record for most regular-season wins in league history, Maya Moore’s 30-plus points in a record 12 games, and eye catching rookie…

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Comments | More in WNBA, WNBA Draft | Topics: Maya Moore, Shoni Schimmel

August 5, 2014 at 11:23 AM

WNBA star Becky Hammon becomes second female to coach in the NBA

San Antonio PG Becky Hammon continues to break barriers. On Tuesday, Spurs coach Gregg Popovich named her to his staff as an assistant coach. Terms weren’t released but the move makes Hammon the second woman to serve as a coach during the regular-season in the history of the NBA. She’ll make the transition after…

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Comments | More in Twitter, WNBA | Topics: Jenny Boucek, NBA

August 3, 2014 at 1:14 PM

Transcript: Karen Bryant’s farewell speech as longtime Storm executive

Karen Bryant officially retired Thursday as the Storm’s longtime executive. She was the organization’s first employee hired in 1999 and ushered the 15-year-old franchise through four ownership changes, two WNBA championships and one break from the NBA. For Bryant’s service, the current owners, Force 10 Hoops, presented her with season tickets to the next 15…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Storm, WNBA | Topics: Karen Bryant, Lin Dunn

July 25, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery helps New York win

Former Lincoln High star Alex Montgomery returned to her native area as a starter for New York against Seattle on Thursday at KeyArena. Montgomery, a fourth-year wing, played off the bench her first three seasons in the WNBA. Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer always liked her game, however, showing patience in honing Montgomery as a…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, TV Alert, WNBA | Topics: Alex Montgomery

July 23, 2014 at 4:15 PM

Jayda Evans’ power rankings: Week 10 Edition (VIDEO)

Due to a computer glitch, my WNBA power rankings for the week of July 22 didn’t and won’t post on the main Sports site. I’ve posted them here and, in case you missed it, the accompanying “WNBA Talk” was with women’s basketball Hall of Fame inductee Gail Goestenkors. She resigned last weekend from her…

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Comments | More in Polls, Video, WNBA | Topics: Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Skylar Diggins

July 21, 2014 at 1:18 PM

NBA legend Michael Cooper diagnosed with tongue cancer

From the Atlanta Dream: ATLANTA DREAM HEAD COACH MICHAEL COOPER TO TAKE SHORT MEDICAL LEAVE ATLANTA, July 21, 2014 – The WNBA Atlanta Dream announced today that head coach Michael Cooper has been diagnosed with early stage tongue cancer, and will take a temporary leave of absence from the team. Cooper will undergo a surgical procedure this week at Winship…

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July 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM

WNBA president Laurel Richie’s transcript from All-Star weekend

From the WNBA: TRANSCRIPT FROM WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE   WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE:   Good afternoon everyone from what is turning out to be a very, very warm Phoenix day, and that’s somehow fitting for the 2014 Boost Mobile WNBA All‑Star Game. I would like to begin by thanking the Phoenix Mercury for doing a terrific…

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Comments | More in WNBA | Topics: Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi

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