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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 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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June 24, 2014 at 12:46 PM

Minnesota Lynx cut former Kentwood star Lindsey Moore

G Lindsey Moore was cut by Minnesota on Tuesday. Moore was selected in the first round (12th overall) of the 2013 WNBA draft, playing behind Olympic PG Lindsay Whalen in the Lynx rotation. Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve expressed during training camp she had higher expectations for Moore this season. Although playing…

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May 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM

All-Star Courtney Vandersloot breaks Chicago franchise record

So, I picked PG Courtney Vandersloot for the WNBA’s Most Improved Player of the Year award last season. Can I do it again this summer? After leading the Sky to is first playoff appearance in the franchise’s nine-year history last year, Vandersloot has returned even stronger. She recorded a career-high 13 assists in…

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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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March 20, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Storm guard Tanisha Wright: “Winning is winning.”

Storm stars Tanisha Wright and Camille Little did what was needed to help their Turkish team Kayseri Kaski spor advance to the prestigious EuroLeague Final Eight. Kayseri defeated Beretta Famila Schio 63-61 on Wednesday to clinch the deciding game in the best-of-three ELW series. Wright had 19 points and seven rebounds while Little…

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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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December 19, 2013 at 1:07 PM

Thursday dribble: Volleyball, Vegas, Video and a Vandersloot update

HuskiesLogoI’m helping out with The Seattle Times’ coverage of the NCAA volleyball championship this week. No. 3 seed Washington made the Final Four, creating a unique vibe around KeyArena. There were scattered single tickets available on Wednesday, more could pop up Thursday as teams return what they couldn’t sell to their own fans.

UW plays No. 2 seed Penn State 30 minutes after defending champion Texas, a No. 1 seed, faces No. 12 seed Wisconsin at 4:30pm (PT) on Thursday at KeyArena. The matches will air on ESPN2. The championship match is set for Saturday night.

“You’ve gotta be there,” UW coach Jim McLaughlin said of his team knowing all season the Final Four would be in its hometown and wanting to be part of the field.

“You’ve gotta work real hard and take advantage of this opportunity that some other people gave you,” he continued of the planning that was involved in bringing the championship to Seattle. “So it’s a very, very special thing to be here in front of our fans and then have the whole United States volleyball come to Seattle which is kind of neat. These guys have prepared for every week for every challenge, and the challenges have become more significant. They know they have prepared…and they know that they’re ready for this.”

We have preview boxes for both matchups and feature stories on every team, including Washington and Penn State, to get you ready for the matches tonight.

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December 16, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Former Gonzaga star Courtney Vandersloot helps Hungarian team play after fatal accident

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Uni Gyor team picture
PHOTO: Courtesy of Joslyn Tinkle

Forget New Year’s Day, Samantha MacKay has Jan. 2 circled on her calendar.

Four months after her Hungarian team’s bus accident in September left two dead and her with three cracked vertebrae (C3, C4, and C7), MacKay will be cleared to travel to rejoin her Uni Gyor squad. Currently in a hard neck brace after the accident flung her through a window into a ditch, MacKay said she’ll finish her rehab in Hungary.

She’s determined to play this season.

“I’ve always been pretty stubborn,” MacKay said in a phone interview last week from her family home in Philadelphia. “Laying in the hospital that day, I was like, no matter what, you’re going to get back’ and I’ll deal with whatever has to happen.

“But I’m getting back to playing, again. The doctor said there’s no reason I can’t. I just need to allow it to heal and give it enough time and try not to rush back.”

Of the players able, MacKay, a former Storm training camp invitee, is the last member of the Hungarian team to return. Former Gonzaga star Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky) and Storm F Joslyn Tinkle are some of the replacement players filling out the roster.

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