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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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June 30, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Clarkston’s Jamie Weisner aims for USA-Canada exhibition

Former Clarkston HS star Jamie Weisner was one of the local ties playing with Canada Basketball in a series against Brazil last weekend. Former Storm draft pick Michelle Plouffe and Weisner’s current Oregon State teammate Ruth Hamblin also suited up for the national team. The event was a three-game series billed as the first Edmonton…

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May 20, 2014 at 4:05 PM

Poll: Which local now playing in the WNBA are you excited to see?

Washington’s number of locals in the WNBA is dwindling. Former Kennewick star Leilani Mitchell is dipping into her Australian roots, skipping the 2014 WNBA season in order to make the Opals national team. Without her in New York, there’s just four players in the WNBA with ties to our state. The most was…

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February 6, 2014 at 2:58 PM

WNBA released its 2014 schedule; Storm tips 15th season on May 16

From the Storm: Seattle Storm Announces 2014 Schedule Home slate features 10 weekend games SEATTLE – The Storm will tip off its 2014 campaign versus Los Angeles at KeyArena on May 16. The 2014 Seattle Storm schedule, announced by the WNBA on Thursday, features three home games against the Sparks and two trips from both the reigning…

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January 13, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Local stars Sue Bird, Courtney Vandersloot and Briann January in USA national team pool

BasketballFrom USA Basketball:

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Jan. 13, 2014) – Including 14 Olympic and/or FIBA World Championship gold medalists, the 33-player 2014-16 USA Basketball Women’s National Team pool, from which the 2014 USA World Championship Team and, if the U.S. qualifies, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be selected, was announced today. The USA National Team pool will be fluid, and athletes may be added at any time by the USA Basketball Women’s National Team Player Selection Committee.

Highlighting the returning veterans are three-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) and Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury); two-time Olympic gold medalists Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx), Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky) and Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks); 2012 Olympic gold medalists Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream), Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx) and Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx); and Kara Lawson (Connecticut Sun) and Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty), who were members of the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team. Further, Jayne Appel (San Antonio Silver Stars) and Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury), members of the 2010 USA World Championship Team that won gold, have been named to the pool.

Also named to the 2013-16 USA National Team roster were: DeWanna Bonner (Phoenix Mercury), Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky), Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock), Stefanie Dolson (University of Connecticut), Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury), Lindsey Harding (Los Angeles Sparks), Briann January (Indiana Fever), Glory Johnson (Tulsa Shock), Jantel Lavender (Los Angeles Sparks), Kayla McBride (University of Notre Dame), Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (University of Connecticut), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks), Danielle Robinson (San Antonio Silver Stars), Odyssey Sims (Baylor University), Breanna Stewart (University of Connecticut), Alyssa Thomas (University of Maryland), Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky), Monica Wright (Minnesota Lynx) and Sophia Young (San Antonio Silver Stars).

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