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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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June 24, 2014 at 1:18 PM

WNBA releases first tally for All-Star game, voting ends July 2

From the WNBA: YOUNG STARS, VETERAN STALWARTS LEADING THE WAY AS 2014 WNBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE EARLY RETURNS ANNOUNCED – Second-Year Standout Delle Donne, Rookie Schimmel Pacing East – – Veteran Mainstays Moore, Parker, Taurasi Atop West – NEW YORK, June 24, 2014 – The Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne, who last year became the…

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Comments | More in Northwest Ballers, Storm, WNBA | Topics: Candace Parker, Elena Delle Donne, Maya Moore

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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May 26, 2013 at 5:24 PM

Live game thread: Seattle’s WNBA season-opener at Los Angeles

MERCY: The Storm is down 84-53 headed into the final quarter. Shots are short and the defense isn’t getting the stops it saw in the first half. Six players on LA’s squad have scored in double-digits. Little (13) and Wright (10) are the only ones for the Storm. Seattle’s worst overall season-opening loss was 30 points against Houston in 2000, its inaugural game as an expansion team. The Storm is down 86-56 with 5:40 left in the game. I’m out to write the newspaper version. Checkout the Monday story in The Seattle Times for an overall summary.

ROOKIE FIRST II: Bravard caught a pass from Wright on the perimeter for a three-pointer, with 58.2 seconds left in the third. The shot — at the WNBA’s new extended distance no-less, is her first in the WNBA. It’s 84-53 LA.

KICKED BALL: Wright booted the ball up to Row 15 at Staples Center, defending in the perimeter. It’s the only highlight for Seattle this quarter. It’s 79-48 LA with 1:27 remaining in the third.

WHOOSH: The Sparks have been doing anything the want after the break and Seattle is down 73-46 after a 20-5 LA run. Kind of figured the game would change after the break. LA would make adjustments, moving the ball even more, and Seattle would, too. Yet, given the Sparks have played together for a while, it’s easy for those veterans to be fluid in the changes after the break. Seattle is new to each other, even if the vets know what needs to change to stay close. Ogwumike, the 2012 Rookie of the Year out of Stanford, has 15 points along with Toliver. Thompson has Seattle’s two points in the quarter. By the way, LA is still rolling. It’s 77-46 with 2:51 on the clock.

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Comments | More in Game Thread, Storm, WNBA | Topics: Camille Little, Candace Parker, Tanisha Wright

May 21, 2013 at 1:02 PM

Seattle still rates among best in GM Survey…for fan support and late-game strategy

Caught up with Storm All-Star C Lauren Jackson (way) early Tuesday morning to get her thoughts about the WNBA season without her and Sue Bird due to injuries. More from tStormLogohe interview (and a chat with Bird) later, but Jackson did give some insights to what would be a successful season for the Storm considering all of the changes. None of ESPN’s prognosticators have Seattle advancing for a WNBA-record 10th playoff appearance and league general managers pretty much feel the same, only giving Seattle a nod for its staple fan support and coach Brian Agler’s strategies the final two minutes of a tight game.

“Obviously a successful season is dictated by wins and losses,” Jackson said. “But when teams are rebuilding or dealing with injuries, you’ve just got to get your players better and stronger and ready. You never know what can happen. Stranger things have happened. The girls could come out and win every game, you never know. Chemistry is a really important thing. I’ve played sport long enough to know you can’t really rule anybody out.”

Maybe, but here’s a release of what the league’s GMs think. The full tally can be found on the WNBA’s website:

2013 WNBA.COM GM SURVEY TAPS PHOENIX MERCURY TO WIN TITLE

 

– L.A. Sparks’ Candace Parker Picked to Win MVP Honors –

– Seattle Fans Again Provide Storm Best Home-Court Advantage –

– Minnesota Lynx Selected as Team that’s Most Fun to Watch –

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