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USA beats Russia for 78-70 victory and sixth-straight U19 gold medal

USA beats Russia for 78-70 victory and sixth-straight U19 gold medal

Notes || Quotes || USA Photo Gallery The United States earned its sixth consecutive FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship gold after successfully holding off host nation Russia 78-70 in Sunday’s final. South Carolina Gamecocks sophomore A’ja Wilson’s 30 points set a…

Shock minority owner: Give Tulsa fans free entry for rest of the season

Tulsa Shock minority owner, Stuart Price announced that he is calling on majority owner Bill Cameron to open seats to the remaining nine Shock home games for free. On Monday, after a few weeks of speculation, Cameron announced that he is moving the team…

Australian Opals drop Liz Cambage from qualifiying tourney after star misses camp to attend a music festival

Australian Olympian Liz Cambage will not play in the upcoming FIBA Oceania Championships because the team dropped her after she chose to attend a music festival instead of showing up for camp on time. She was slated to arrive at…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-25-2015

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-24-2015 http://t.co/KFhGzjsqmz #wnba #ncaaw #fiba -> Lynx's Maya Moore cites win over Seattle a month ago as turning point (StarTribune) http://t.co/eAzb2Pz7H1 #wnba -> Back as a WNBA All-Star, ex-UConn star…

Transcript: WNBA president Laurel Richie meets the press at the 2015 All-Star game

Video of Richie’s opening comments THE MODERATOR:  Welcome everyone to Boost Mobile WNBA All?Star 2015, and WNBA president Laurel Richie. LAUREL RICHIE:  Good afternoon, everyone.  Welcome to 2015 WNBA All?Star presented by Boost Mobile.  We are thrilled to be back…

2015 All-Star weekend: Tulsa Shock move to Dallas is the buzz, players voice their opinions

2015 All-Star weekend: Tulsa Shock move to Dallas is the buzz, players voice their opinions

UNCASVILLE, Conn. –  As the best in the WNBA gather for the 2015 All-Star game, the surprising announcement of the Tulsa Shock moving to Dallas-Fort Worth (specifically Arlington) next year was the big news. This past Monday, the league’s owners…

Tamika Catchings looks back at an All-Star career and a future full of hope

Tamika Catchings looks back at an All-Star career and a future full of hope

Hanging out at #WNBAAllStar with @catchin24 pic.twitter.com/or88LFSDBU — WNBA (@WNBA) July 24, 2015 UNCASVILLE, Conn. – One of the greatest called it a career, as Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever played in what she says is her final WNBA All-Star game.…

West takes All-Star game behind Maya Moore’s fourth quarter burst, 117-112

West takes All-Star game behind Maya Moore’s fourth quarter burst, 117-112

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – In a highly entertaining game capped by an exciting fourth quarter, the West defeated the East 117-112 in the WNBA All-Star game at Mohegan Sun Arena in front of 8,214 fans. After trailing at the half, the West…

Connecticut Sun teammates Bone and Bentley share All-Star experience in front of home crowd

Hanging out at #WNBAAllStar with @kelseybone3 pic.twitter.com/pQgA2GPLWV — WNBA (@WNBA) July 24, 2015 UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With injuries to Chiney Ogwumike and Alison Hightower plus retirement from Katie Douglas, it did not take the most cynical of fans to think the Connecticut…

All-star game is special for veterans and first-time participants Pierson, Coleman, Bonner and Lavender

All-star game is special for veterans and first-time participants Pierson, Coleman, Bonner and Lavender

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Approximately one-third of the players in the 2015 WNBA All-star game are first time participants. As so-called young guns take a bigger place in the success of WNBA teams, it is not surprising to see second-year players…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-24-2015

Today's FIBA U19 World Championship schedule/results http://t.co/0QP3n8a8U0 Live stream http://t.co/MRz1j7VsXR USA vs Canada 1:15pm ET -> Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-23-2015 http://t.co/pFCRGRtSAO #ncaaw #wnba -> #WNBA statistical leaders heading into the All-Star break http://t.co/YCCfKEb4Mt ->…

Dishin & Swishin 7/24/15 Podcast: Perseverance rewarded, Jacki Gemelos joins the Chicago Sky

Dishin & Swishin 7/24/15 Podcast: Perseverance rewarded, Jacki Gemelos joins the Chicago Sky

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). On June 17, Twitter erupted with congratulatory tweets for a 26-year old rookie signed to a contract with…

2015 WNBA All-Star Notes

2015 WNBA All-Star Notes

Hanging out at #WNBAAllStar with @catchin24 pic.twitter.com/or88LFSDBU — WNBA (@WNBA) July 24, 2015 Rosters || WNBA All-Star Infographic || League statistical leaders || All-Stars on social media at Mohegan Sun || All-Star voting returns || All-Star Game history 2015 WNBA All-Star Game, 3:30 p.m.…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-23-2015

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-22-2015 http://t.co/lf9tgo2exw #ncaaw #wnba #fiba -> Multiple IPFW women’s basketball players cited for underage drinking (WANE) http://t.co/SF1MtHObaJ #ncaaw -> Injury replacements named for 2015 #WNBA All-Star Game: Kayla McBride, Riquna…

WNBA approves relocation of Shock from Tulsa to Dallas-Fort Worth

WNBA approves relocation of Shock from Tulsa to Dallas-Fort Worth

WNBA owners unanimously approved the relocation of the Tulsa Shock to the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.  The team will finish the current season in Tulsa before beginning play in Arlington in 2016. Lawsuit against Shock to proceed Shock minority owner…

WNBA statistical leaders heading into the All-Star break

 Points GP PTS AVG 1 Elena Delle Donne (CHI) 17 416 24.5 2 Maya Moore (MIN) 16 331 20.7 3 Angel McCoughtry (ATL) 17 348 20.5 4 Tina Charles (NY) 17 292 17.2 5 DeWanna Bonner (PHX) 16 271 16.9…

Injury replacements named for 2015 WNBA All-Star Game

Guards Kayla McBride of the San Antonio Stars and Riquna Williams of the Tulsa Shock along with center Jantel Lavender of the Los Angeles Sparks will fill the spots on the Western Conference roster vacated by Minnesota Lynx guards Seimone…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-22-2015

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-21-2015 http://t.co/Y43oiaAvMq #wnba #ncaaw #fiba -> Today's #WNBA games: Connecticut at Minnesota, 1pm ET, Live Access || New York at Los Angeles, 10:30pm ET, NBA TV/TWC SN/TWC Deportes/MSG -> Tricia…

Two-game American Athletic-SEC Women’s Basketball challenge set for 2015

The American Athletic and the Southeastern Conference have announced the American-SEC Women’s Basketball Challenge. The two-game event will be held at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Fla., site of the 2016 SEC tournament. “The American Athletic Conference is…

Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-21-2015

Catch up on yesterday's news: Hoopfeed Daily Twitter Digest for 07-20-2015 http://t.co/lqTKS8UHtK #ncaaw #wnba #PanAmGames -> #FIBA U19 World Championship schedule http://t.co/ixn2YbmLOo USA vs. Egypt 1:15pm ET. Free live stream http://t.co/MRz1j7VsXR -> The night when Kia Nurse became Canada’s newest…

2015 WNBA All-Star Reserves Announced

2015 WNBA All-Star Reserves Announced

Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm was named an All-Star for the ninth time and Cappie Pondexter of the Chicago Sky earned her seventh honor, the WNBA announced today. In addition, seven other reserves chosen by the league’s head coaches…

Sparks sign Crystal Bradford

The Los Angeles Sparks signed Crystal Bradford, the team’s first round selection in the 2015 WNBA Draft. She will join the team for tonight’s home game vs. Phoenix Mercury. The team waived guard Andrea Hoover to make space for Bradford.…

Sparks happy to have Candace Parker back, star will play July 29

From the team: Los Angeles Sparks forward/center Candace Parker will join the team after the WNBA All-Star weekend announced executive vice president and general manager Penny Toler today. “We are happy to have a healthy and well-rested Candace Parker back…

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 ET ESPNU/ESPN3/Panam.cbc.ca http://t.co/h5JRnn06Mx -> Catch up…

Becky Hammon coaches San Antonio Spurs to championship in the Las Vegas Summer League

Becky Hammon coaches San Antonio Spurs to championship in the Las Vegas Summer League

Video Becky Hammon, the first ever female Summer League head coach, lead her San Antoino Spurs to a 93-90 victory over the Phoenix ‘suns in the NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League. The Spurs’ summer team finished the summer with a…