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Stephanie Mavunga transfers to Ohio State, All-ACC center last of heralded UNC class to go

THE Ohio State University ! ?????? #Blessed ???? pic.twitter.com/oXVboYhZao — Princess StephMav ? (@SMavunga_23) August 1, 2015 Official announcement Former North Carolina player Stephanie Mavunga, an All-ACC forward, has transferred to Ohio State. Her departure from UNC completed the exit…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-30-2015

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-29-2015 http://t.co/nJS17SavRp #ncaaw #wnba #fiba -> Dishin & Swishin 07/29 Podcast: Maya Moore talks Big Syl, All-Star, her new Air Jordans & more (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/lvnANxSN1z #wnba -> Fever beat New…

Phoenix overcomes halftime deficit to take down the Shock in Tulsa, 78-66

Phoenix overcomes halftime deficit to take down the Shock in Tulsa, 78-66

The Phoenix Mercury (11-7) fought back from a halftime deficit to defeat the Tulsa Shock, 78-66, Thursday night at the BOK Center in front of 4,637 fans. After a slow start, the Shock (10-9) led Phoenix after the first quarter, 16-13.…

All-Star game viewership increases by double-digit percentage compared to 2014 broadcast on ESPN

The 2015 WNBA All-Star Game 2015 broadcast on ABC delivered double-digit viewership increases over last year’s telecast on ESPN. According to the network: The 2015 All-Star Game delivered a 23 percent viewership increase over 2014 (when it aired on ESPN), with an…

Adidas becomes an official partner of Pac-12

The Pac-12 Conference and Adidas announced a three-year partnership. The company becomes the official apparel and footwear partner of the conference, all Pac-12 Championship events and the weekly Pac-12 Sports Report broadcast. We are thrilled to reach a strategic partnership with such an…

Western Conference matchup: Tulsa looking to end skid in game vs. Phoenix

Phoenix Mercury (10-7) at Tulsa Shock (10-8) Thursday, July 30, 8 p.m. ET, BOK Center, Tulsa, OK No TV. Streaming on WNBA LiveAccess Promotion: Health and Wellness night sponsored by  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma to present Health and Wellness night.…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-29-2015

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-28-2015 http://t.co/ucJrWwWWrZ #ncaaw #wnba -> Catchings passes Taurasi on all-time list, hits game winner as Fever beat Sun 75-73 in OT (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/2uIQOVZhh0 #wnba -> DeWanna Bonner’s 34 points help Mercury outlast…

7/29/15 Stars injury update

The San Antonio Stars host the Atlanta Dream tonight at Freeman Coliseum. In addition to missing Danielle Adams who is serving a three-game suspension, the team will also be without other players. The latest injury update before tonight’s contest: Guard Jia…

Dishin & Swishin 07/29/15 Podcast: With Big Syl, the pressure is on the Lynx, and Maya Moore would not have it any other way

Dishin & Swishin 07/29/15 Podcast: With Big Syl, the pressure is on the Lynx, and Maya Moore would not have it any other way

[display_podcast] What a week to be Maya Moore! First, she drops 30 points in the All-Star game including eight in a row to lead the West to victory, earning Most Valuable Player. Follow that with the dropping of the first…

San Antonio Stars’ Danielle Adams suspended for violating league drug policy

The WNBA announced today that forward Danielle Adams of the San Antonio Stars has been suspended without pay for three games for violating the terms of the league’s and player’s union anti-drug program. “I sincerely apologize to my teammates, the Stars…

Video, notes and quotes: Sylvia Fowles and Candace Parker make their season debuts

Notes With the 82-76 win over the Los Angeles Sparks, the Lynx have now won 13 of the past 19 meetings overall and lead the season series 2-0. Minnesota moves to a league-best 13-4 on the season. After missing last Wednesday’s game…

Notes and Quotes: Stars rout Dream 102-85, Atlanta stays in East cellar

San Antonio stretched its home win-streak to six with an 102-85 victory over the Atlanta Dream Wednesday night at Freeman Coliseum. Kayla McBride had a stellar night for the Stars with 25 points. Five other Stars players scored in double…

Players off the bench help Mystics continue win streak, beat struggling Storm 87-74

The Washington Mystics (10-6) extended their winning streak to four with an 87-74 victory over the Seattle Storm (5-14) Wednesday afternoon. Point guard Ivory Latta led the Mystics with 20 points. Tayler Hill finished with 18 points and Stefanie Dolson added…

Indiana takes down New York 84-72, Liberty five-game winning streak ends

From the team: The New York Liberty had its five-game winning streak come to an end with an 84-72 loss at Indiana on Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Tina Charles led New York (12-6) with 18 points and Epiphanny…

Catchings passes Taurasi on all-time list, hits game winner as Fever beat Sun 75-73 in OT

Catchings passes Taurasi on all-time list, hits game winner as Fever beat Sun 75-73 in OT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – In a road win over Connecticut Tuesday night, Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings’ first basket of the game moved her past Diana Taurasi into second place on the WNBA all-time scoring list. Her final basket won the…

DeWanna Bonner’s game-high 34 points help Mercury outlast Chicago 89-87 in overtime battle

DeWanna Bonner’s game-high 34 points help Mercury outlast Chicago 89-87 in overtime battle

Notes | Quotes | By the Numbers In a rematch of the WNBA Finals, the Phoenix Mercury (10-7), defended their home court in an overtime contest against the Chicago Sky (11-7) Tuesday night, 89-87. The Mercury, led by a 34-point,…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-28-2015

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-27-2015 http://t.co/4DCqd5NQbJ #wnba #ncaaw -> Eastern Conference team-by-team midseason review: A close race (Hoopfeed) http://t.co/DbbgWrY170 #wnba -> Stars waived Kalana Greene to make room for French forward Valeriane Ayayi  http://t.co/ix96ywM6rz…

Chicago Sky vs. Phoenix Mercury Tuesday night GIF war

While the Phoenix Mercury hosted the Chicago Sky in an overtime battle Tuesday night, the Twitter accounts of the two teams lit up in a comedic GIF war shortly after the tip. On the court, the Mercury outlasted the Sky,…

Western Conference team-by-team midseason review: Lynx even more stacked, fourth place tightly contested

Western Conference team-by-team midseason review: Lynx even more stacked, fourth place tightly contested

WNBA statistical leaders Team W L PCT GB CONF HOME ROAD L-10 STREAK Minnesota Lynx 12 4 0.750 0 9-2 6-2 6-2 7-3 L 1 Phoenix Mercury 9 7 0.563 3 8-3 6-2 3-5 6-4 L 2 Tulsa Shock 10…

Stars waived Kalana Greene to make room for French forward Valeriane Ayayi

The San Antonio Stars signed 6-0 French forward Valeriane Ayayi. She most recently played with Basket Lattes Montpellier in France. In 12 Euroleague games, Ayayi averaged 12.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 28.3 minutes. The 21-year-old shot 51.4 percent…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-27-2015

3-team trade: Lynx acquire Sylvia Fowles; Gray, Dantas go to Atlanta +2016 1st-round pick; Erika de Souza goes to Sky http://t.co/XJacsNOKis -> LOL! https://t.co/RnH52Quyx8 -> Pokey Chatman: “Sylvia was one of the founding blocks of our organization." http://t.co/XJacsNOKis #wnba ->…

Eastern Conference team-by-team midseason review: A close race but blockbuster trade may shake things up

Eastern Conference team-by-team midseason review: A close race but blockbuster trade may shake things up

WNBA statistical leaders Team W L PCT GB CONF HOME ROAD L-10 STREAK New York Liberty 12 5 0.706 0 6-4 6-2 6-3 8-2 W 5 Chicago Sky 11 6 0.647 1 8-4 7-1 4-5 7-3 W 2 Washington Mystics…

Hoopfeed Weekly Twitter Digest for 07-20-2015 to 07-26-2015

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-20-2015 Australia: Big names return for Opals 3-game series against Japan including Liz Cambage & Rachel Jarry http://t.co/IKW77ksFj9 #rio2016 -> #PanGames:Bronze medal game: Cuba vs Brazil, 4p ET | Gold game: USA vs Canada, 8:45p…

Lynx acquire Sylvia Fowles in major three-team trade, Erika de Souza goes to Chicago

Lynx acquire Sylvia Fowles in major three-team trade, Erika de Souza goes to Chicago

The Minnesota Lynx acquired center Sylvia Fowles along with Chicago’s 2016 second round draft pick in a three-team deal that sends Damiris Dantas, Reshanda Gray and its 2016 first round pick to the Atlanta Dream. As part of the deal, Atlanta…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-26-2015

Liz Cambage dropped from Opals after missing camp to attend music festival (Sydney MH) http://t.co/raJslqDiaH #aus #rio2016 #lol -> Rachel Jarry on Cambage:"It doesn't fit w/the culture we are building, you can't choose a music festival over camp" http://t.co/raJslqlGM7 ->…