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The Shimmy and Cheryl Show: Podcast for 8/31/12: The week in review, upcoming games plus “what would Taj do?”

August 29, 2012 - Welcome to the seventh episode of “The Shimmy and Cheryl Show” with University of Nebraska assistant coach Shimmy Gray-Miller and Cheryl Coward, founder of Hoopfeed.com. Subscribe via RSS and iTunes.

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-30-2012

RT @ESPNCindyB: Wishing @RobinRoberts all the best & a speedy recovery. May not be at ESPN if she didn't show me it was possible! #T … -> RT @BrendaVanLengen: As a member of #TeamRobin, I'm praying for and cheering for…

Dishin & Swishin 8/30/12 Podcast: Guard play dominating in the West; Sue Bird & Alana Beard ready their teams for the postseason

Dishin & Swishin 8/30/12 Podcast: Guard play dominating in the West; Sue Bird & Alana Beard ready their teams for the postseason

Connecticut and U.S. senior national team coach Geno Auriemma has always been fond of saying that guard play is the key to winning championships. In the WNBA Western Conference, guard play is outstanding for the four teams that will most…

Lynx fan’s campaign for USA Basketball gear commemorating the women’s gold-medal winning team gets hot start

Lynx fan’s campaign for USA Basketball gear commemorating the women’s gold-medal winning team gets hot start

In February Nike unveiled 2012 jerseys for USA Basketball and featured Indiana Fever player and senior national team member Tamika Catchings in their marketing. However, if fans want to buy a women’s replica jersey they are out of luck. Longtime…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-29-2012

Tulsa gets first road win, defeats embattled Dream; Cambage expected back next season (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/6ZBO6h3A #wnba -> Shots fall, wins pile up after Olympic break, Indiana beats Washington, 83-68 (Indianapolis Star) http://t.co/JkW2Ery3 #wnba -> Too tough for Sky to beat Sun…

Tulsa gets first road win, defeats embattled Atlanta Dream; Cambage expected back next season

Tulsa gets first road win, defeats embattled Atlanta Dream; Cambage expected back next season

  Tuesday night WNBA scores Both Tulsa and Atlanta experienced rocky weeks but the Shock adeptly handled their adversity to win their first road game this season defeating the Dream 84-80. Atlanta slipped to 12-13, including a 6-6 home record,…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-28-2012

Catch up on yesterday's news http://t.co/fORQy5Ip Meadors firing http://t.co/PLb20N1C #wnba -> Lynx player Candice Wiggins honored with WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for July http://t.co/GIZMI9Sp #wnba -> Nykesha Sales hopes for another shot in the WNBA (Norwich Bulletin) http://t.co/q8oqDQJe #wnba…

The Atlanta Dream suspends Angel McCoughtry indefinitely

The Atlanta Dream suspends Angel McCoughtry indefinitely

After a tumultuous week, the Atlanta Dream suspended starting forward Angel McCoughtry for an indefinite period for violating team rules. Monday, team owners fired head coach and general manager Marynell Meadors and promoted assistant coach Fred Williams. McCoughtry received word of…

After “the streak” Chicago Sky aims for elusive first playoff berth behind mix of veterans and youth

After “the streak” Chicago Sky aims for elusive first playoff berth behind mix of veterans and youth

From the time the franchise entered the league in 2006, the fans of the Chicago Sky have not seen a WNBA playoff game in their city. They have seen the comings-and-goings of players, the comings-and-goings of coaches and general managers.…

Liz Cambage not returning to Tulsa

From the team:  Elizabeth Cambage, who was originally expected to return to Tulsa on August 27th, has decided not to return to the Tulsa Shock for the remainder of the 2012 season. Cambage has not played for the Shock this…

Lynx player Candice Wiggins honored with WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for July 2012

From the WNBA: The WNBA today honored Minnesota Lynx guard Candice Wiggins’ commitment to the community with its WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for July. Wiggins continues to assume a leadership role off the court in the team’s community outreach…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-27-2012

Sun lackluster in loss to Sky (Hartford Courant) http://t.co/Mcud4xGe #wnba -> Back at full strength, Storm runs over New York (Seattle Times) http://t.co/W9DSPnhB #wnba -> USA women collect inaugural FIBA 3×3 World Championship gold medal http://t.co/PyPpPv0u #usa -> Photo gallery:…

Atlanta Dream fires head coach/GM Marynell Meadors, assistant coach Fred Williams promoted

Atlanta Dream fires head coach/GM Marynell Meadors, assistant coach Fred Williams promoted

@marynellmeaders gets fired atlanta owners cave in inmate in charge #coachingisaBitch — Geno Auriemma (@genoauriemma) August 27, 2012 Monday afternoon Connecticut and U.S. senior national team coach Geno Auriemma broke the news via Twitter that the Atlanta Dream fired head…

Cash leads team effort as Sky break losing streak, upset first place Sun 82-70

Cash leads team effort as Sky break losing streak, upset first place Sun 82-70

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – As they introduced the lineup for the Chicago Sky, as is customary for returning former Connecticut players, Swin Cash received a rousing ovation from the fans. By the end of the game, when the Sky had come…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-26-2012

Final: Los Angeles 87, New York 62 http://t.co/fr6JGjAk #wnba K. Toliver 26 pts -> 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women: Can Spain hand USA first defeat, grab gold? (FIBA) http://t.co/ZXfoJNyn #usa #esp -> RT @LBoogie213: Game time #TeamUSA17U http://t.co/gumB8BLY…

Mystics sign Iziane Castro Marques, waive Natasha Lacy

The Washington Mystics signed free agent forward Iziane Castro Marques and waived guard Natasha Lacy. A nine-year WNBA veteran and native of Brazil, Castro Marques first joined the league as a free agent with the Miami Sol. She sat out…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-25-2012

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-24-2012 http://t.co/RyZkzOfI #wnba #ncaaw -> Washington Mystics are turned away by Atlanta Dream thanks largely to terrible first quarter (Washington Post) http://t.co/0k6WMA4v #wnba -> Shock persevere for win over Chicago…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-24-2012

Storm falls to Fever at buzzer as Lauren Jackson has rough start (Seattle Times) http://t.co/1nKw7SkJ #wnba -> Shavonte Zellous' last-second 3 lifts Indiana past Storm (AP/Indianapolis Star) http://t.co/iYpZM7IM #wnba -> Phoenix Mercury's stout home effort falls short against New York…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-23-2012

Sancho Lyttle steps up as Dream beat Sky without McCoughtry http://t.co/SvoX5kAO #wnba -> Today: New York at Phoenix, 10p ET, preview http://t.co/FxzrIdHI #wnba -> Today: Indiana at Seattle, 10p ET, Live Access, preview http://t.co/zGmFafQj #wnba -> Today: San Antonio at…

The Shimmy and Cheryl Show: Podcast for 8/23/12: The WNBA post-Olympic breakdown, upcoming games plus “Hot Cheetos and Takis”

August 23, 2012 - Welcome to the sixth episode of “The Shimmy and Cheryl Show” with University of Nebraska assistant coach Shimmy Gray-Miller and Cheryl Coward, founder of Hoopfeed.com. Subscribe via RSS and iTunes.

Dishin & Swishin 8/23/12 Podcast: A look at USA Basketball’s entry into the 3×3 World Championships with the team and program director

Dishin & Swishin 8/23/12 Podcast: A look at USA Basketball’s entry into the 3×3 World Championships with the team and program director

[display_podcast] Do you remember taking the SAT exams when you were getting ready for college? There was that section of analogy questions that everybody hated. Here is one of those for you. As beach volleyball is to regular volleyball, then…

2012 FIBA 3×3 World Championship for Women

WHEN: August 23-26, 2012 WHERE: Athens, Greece DESCRIPTION: Twenty-four national teams play for gold under FIBA’s 3×3 basketball rules FIBA 3×3 RULES: http://www.usabasketball.com/rules/fiba_3x3_rules.html USA ROSTER: Chiney Ogwumike, Skylar Diggins, Bria Hartley and Ann Storther COUNTRIES/GROUPS FOR POOL PLAY: Group A:…

Maya Moore has the league’s most popular jersey for the second year in a row

Maya Moore has the league’s most popular jersey for the second year in a row

Lynx forward Maya Moore has the WNBA’s most popular selling jersey for the second consecutive year, based on sales on WNBAStore.com from October 2011 through August 2012 according to the league. Candace Parker (Los Angeles) is second while Diana Taurasi…

Lyttle steps up as Dream beat Sky without McCoughtry, 82-71

Lyttle steps up as Dream beat Sky without McCoughtry, 82-71

Atlanta kept their playoff hopes alive and improved to 11-11 on the season after surviving a furious rally from Chicago in the fourth quarter for an 82-71 win. The Dream played without star Angel McCoughtry who missed the game for…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 08-22-2012

Sun's Kara Lawson is in it for the long haul (The Day) http://t.co/K2Cq0wDc #wnba -> Kelsey Griffin tries to define role with Sun (Norwich Bulletin) http://t.co/qlk7vuuh #wnba -> Despite losses Sky continues to think positive (Daily Herald) http://t.co/zQVeHBrR #wnba ->…