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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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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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July 16, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Storm guard Sue Bird headed to eighth WNBA All-Star game

Thanks to a nod Wednesday from WNBA president Laurel Richie, Storm PG Sue Bird will travel to the desert to participate in the league’s All-Star game. Bird, a 13-year veteran, was Richie’s injury replacement selection for Minnesota G Seimone Augustus (knee). “I wasn’t expecting it,” Bird said via phone Wednesday evening. She needs to be…

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Comments | More in Storm, TV Alert, WNBA | Topics: Diana Taurasi, Elena Delle Donne, Sue Bird

July 16, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Spokane’s Briann January selected as WNBA All-Star

Briann January, a former star from Lewis & Clark HS in Spokane, will make her first appearance as a WNBA All-Star on Saturday. The starting PG for Indiana was voted in by Eastern Conference coaches as a reserve for the East team. The game will be played at US Airways Center in Phoenix and airs…

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July 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

WNBA All-Star starters named and mainstay Sue Bird not listed

Technically Storm PG Sue Bird has already missed her first All-Star start. She didn’t play the 2013 WNBA season due to offseason knee surgery. Bird remained on the roster and was paid, however, so her not being selected to the All-Star game in Connecticut last year broke her streak of seven consecutive appearances as…

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Comments | More in Storm, WNBA | Topics: Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore, Sue Bird

June 30, 2014 at 3:12 PM

All-Star Courtney Vandersloot out with knee injury

Chicago PG Courtney Vandersloot sustained an injury to her left knee in Friday’s win against the New York Liberty. Vandersloot, the No. 3 overall draft pick in the 2011 draft, played 32 minutes but was 0-for-6 from the field, finishing with two points, four assists and four turnovers in the game. An MRI confirmed a…

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June 25, 2014 at 10:00 AM

WNBA lacked Pride in attempt to make LGBT television history

Did I expect to tune into a WNBA game and hear how wonderful it is to be a lesbian? No. But when the league sent a media release in May boasting about a new initiative to “celebrate inclusion and equality, while combating anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) bias,” naturally I was intrigued as…

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Comments | More in Storm, WNBA | Topics: Brittney Griner, Candace Parker, Skylar Diggins

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