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Month: August 2010

Tina Charles named the 2010 WNBA Rookie of the Year, headlines All-Rookie Team

After sweeping Rookie of Month awards during her first season as a professional player in the WNBA, it is no surprise that the league announced Tina Charles as  the 2010 Rookie of the Year. A national panel of 39 sportswriters…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-08-31

Liberty unable to KO Fever, setting up do-or-die in WNBA playoffs (nydailynews.com) http://j.mp/brbkca #wnba # Audio slideshow: NY Times photographer Michelle Agins on women's basketball (nytimes.com) http://j.mp/cxfLWC #wnba # Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-30-2010 http://j.mp/bohPXQ # Longshots get another…

Fever take game two in East semifinals series vs. New York

The Indiana Fever defeated the New York Liberty 75-67 Sunday night in Indianapolis evening the best-of-three series at 1-1. Tamika Catchings led the Fever with 17 points and 13 rebounds. Game 3 is Wednesday in New York. Notes and Quotes…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-08-30

Washington Mystics General Manager Angela Taylor chats about this season and next season (washingtonpost.com) http://j.mp/cB2Sf8 #wnba # Expect some great theater in Mercury-Storm West finals (espn.com) http://j.mp/9Zwh5M #wnba # Fever need big defensive — and offensive — performance from Catchings…

Tamika Catchings headlines 2010 WNBA All-Defensive Team

Indiana Fever forward Tamika Catchings, the 2010 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, headlines the 2010 WNBA All-Defensive Team. Catchings also won the 2010 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award. A panel of the WNBA’s 12 head coaches voted on the WNBA…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-08-29

Depth, chemistry carry Atlanta Dream to WNBA's East finals (espn.com) http://j.mp/a3xb1x #wnba # Happy birthday coach, the Dream sweeps playoff series 2-0 (ajc.com) http://j.mp/bnoisS #wnba # Photo gallery: Dream defeats Mystics (ajc.com) http://j.mp/9yR9en #wnba # Washington Mystics are eliminated from…

Hoopfeed Twitter Weekly Digest for week ending 2010-08-29

Tulsa Shock wins season finale over Chicago Sky (tulsaworld.com) http://j.mp/dnXeQG #wnba # Game thread: Los Angeles at Seattle (seattletimes.com) http://j.mp/aF3D3C #wnba # Seattle Storm earns 76-75 win over Los Angeles (seattletimes.com) http://j.mp/9ic5vj #wnba # Wright’s shot gives Storm win over…

Seattle avoids three games with sweep of Los Angeles

Game Thread || Box Score LOS ANGELES — The Seattle Storm overcame a slow start and withstood a run by a scrappy Los Angeles Sparks team in the third quarter to sweep them in the first-round Western Conference playoff series…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-08-28

Rutgers Alums Give New York Playoff Opener (womhoops.blogspot.com) http://j.mp/b2y0rN #wnba # Indiana Fever suffer costly lapse (indystar.com) http://j.mp/9bfZdF #wnba # Phoenix Mercury beat San Antonio Silver Stars in playoff opener (azcentral.com) http://j.mp/a2ORsZ #wnba # No mercy from the Mercury in…

Day 2: 2010 WNBA Playoffs, Liberty and Mercury victorious

EASTERN CONFERENCE New York Liberty (2) vs. Indiana Fever (3) Game 1: New York 85, Indiana 73 Gm 2: at Indiana, Sun., 8/29, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN 2 Gm 3*: at New York, Wed., 9/1, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBA TV…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-08-27

Seattle takes game one in Western Conference semifinal vs. Los Angeles http://j.mp/dgPCir #wnba # Former Mystics player Coco Miller makes triumphant return to Verizon Center (washingtonpost.com) http://j.mp/9aeuzx #wnba # Dream Gives Washington Nightmare in WNBA Playoff Opener (fanhouse.com) http://j.mp/aqjTY4 #wnba…

DeWanna Bonner Named 2010 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

From the Phoenix Mercury: Mercury guard/forward DeWanna Bonner was named the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year presented by Kia Motors, the league announced today. Bonner wins the award for the second consecutive season becoming the first repeat winner in…

Leilani Mitchell named 2010 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year

From the New York Liberty: New York Liberty point guard Leilani Mitchell was named the 2010 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year presented by Kia Motors, the league announced today.  Mitchell received 29 out of 39 votes from a…

Day 2: 2010 WNBA Playoffs preview roundup

EASTERN CONFERENCE New York Liberty (2) vs. Indiana Fever (3) Thurs. Aug. 26 Indiana (21-13) at New York (22-12) 7 p.m. ET, NBA TV Gm 2: at Indiana, Sun., 8/29, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN 2 Gm 3*: at New York,…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-08-26

Minnesota Lynx were overwhelmed by high expectations from the start (twincities.com) http://j.mp/942ey8 #wnba # Mystics enter playoffs as top seed in East (AP) http://j.mp/948eMD #wnba # WNBA Western Conference Semifinals: Seattle Taking Nothing for Granted (fanhouse.com) http://j.mp/9eQFRf #wnba # WNBA…

Seattle takes game one in Western Conference semifinal vs. Los Angeles

Box Score The Seattle Storm (29-6) overcame its postseason curse when playing the Los Angeles Sparks (14-21) with a victory in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal Wednesday night. Swin Cash scored 18 points in the win over the…

Atlanta Dream upsets Washington Mystics, earns first-ever playoff victory

Box Score The fourth-seeded Atlanta Dream earned their first-ever playoff victory in game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against No. 1 seed Washington Mystics Wednesday night. Second-year forward Angel McCoughtry led her team with 28 points in front…

Los Angeles and Seattle: Owners, coaches, players and fans weigh in on the rivalry

If tonight’s first-round playoff matchup between the Seattle Storm and Los Angeles Sparks feels like déjà vu, it’s because it is. The two teams have met in the opening round four times out of the last five years, and five…

2010 WNBA Peak Performer Awards

Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury, Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun, and Ticha Penicheiro of the Los Angeles Sparks won the 2010 WNBA Peak Performer Awards for scoring, rebounding, and assists. The annual awards are given to the players…

Day 1: 2010 WNBA Playoffs preview roundup

EASTERN CONFERENCE Washington Mystics (1) vs. Atlanta Dream (4) Wed. Aug. 25 Atlanta at Washington 7:00pm ET, TV: NBA TV 2010 Regular Season: Washington 3, Atlanta 1 This is the first postseason meeting between the two teams. Neither team has…

What coaches and players are saying about the 2010 WNBA Playoffs

On Tuesday, the WNBA held a media pre-playoff conference call with coaches and players. Participants included: Coaches: Lin Dunn (Head Coach, Indiana Fever) Ann Meyers-Drysdale (President/GM, Phoenix Mercury) Anne Donovan (Head Coach, New York Liberty) Sandy Brondello (Head Coach, San…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-08-25

Lauren Jackson's fine, really, but thanks for asking (seattletimes.com) http://j.mp/bMc3Mp #wnba # Minnesota Lynx: Season of great promise ends in another disappointment (startribune.com) http://j.mp/aniSyX #wnba # Tulsa Shock lays foundation for promising future (tulsaworld.com) http://j.mp/avSbvc #wnba # This Week in…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-08-24

Diana Taurasi re-signs with the Phoenix Mercury http://j.mp/aBfHUR #wnba # Nothing Mystical About Washington's Finish (womhoops.blogspot.com) http://j.mp/a9j6eK #wnba # Guess who? Seattle-Los Angeles WNBA postseason set (seattletimes.com) http://j.mp/97Jdj1 #wnba # Washington Mystics open WNBA playoffs as East's No. 1 (espn.com)…

Diana Taurasi re-signs with the Phoenix Mercury

Quelling rumors that she might take next season off to rest from year-round play in the WNBA and overseas, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi signed a new contract with the team. Specific terms of the agreement were not disclosed. From…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 2010-08-23

Tulsa Shock wins season finale over Chicago Sky (tulsaworld.com) http://j.mp/dnXeQG #wnba # Game thread: Los Angeles at Seattle (seattletimes.com) http://j.mp/aF3D3C #wnba # Seattle Storm earns 76-75 win over Los Angeles (seattletimes.com) http://j.mp/9ic5vj #wnba # Wright's shot gives Storm win over…