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Connecticut Sun announces All-Decade Team

The Connecticut Sun announced its All-Decade Team prior to defeating the Indiana Fever, 73-67, on Wednesday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. The unveiling of the team was part of a season-long celebration of its 10th anniversary. Fans voted online for…

Tina Charles and bench performance lead Sun to comeback win over Sky, 82-77

Tina Charles and bench performance lead Sun to comeback win over Sky, 82-77

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – In New England, when the Red Sox are as bad as they have been this baseball season, opening day for the New England Patriots is like Christmas Day to sports fans. Still, 6,658 people managed to find…

DeWanna Bonner and Krystal Thomas lead Mercury past Sun, 91-82

DeWanna Bonner and Krystal Thomas lead Mercury past Sun, 91-82

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With Samantha Prahalis joining Candice Dupree and Penny Taylor in street clothes on the Phoenix Mercury bench, and coming off of an 87-59 loss to the New York Liberty, Corey Gaines could not have felt great about…

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…

Determined Tulsa nearly shocks Sun; falls in overtime 82-80

Determined Tulsa nearly shocks Sun; falls in overtime 82-80

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Connecticut Sun head coach Mike Thibault began his post-game press conference tongue firmly in cheek: “I’m going to start by lecturing you media people because you’re part of the problem with people’s perception about opponents — when…

Sun bounce back versus Liberty, avenge Thursday night loss, 85-74

Sun bounce back versus Liberty, avenge Thursday night loss, 85-74

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun started the post-Olympic portion of their schedule sputtering, dropping their opener to the New York Liberty Thursday night, 79-66. At home Saturday night, TIna Charles, Allison Hightower and Kara Lawson were not going to…

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

[display_podcast] I’m so psyched for the return of the WNBA this week that we are not even going to wait until Thursday for this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast! The roundtable is back this week! ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel, Washington Mystics…

WNBA players discuss the second half of the season

The WNBA held a roundtable of WNBA players yesterday to talk about returning to play after the Olympic break. Transcript: Q.  You have been charged with keeping the home fires burning while some of your teammates have gone to Olympic…

Dishin & Swishin 7/19/12 Podcast: AP’s Doug Feinberg breaks down women’s basketball at the 2012 London Olympics

Dishin & Swishin 7/19/12 Podcast: AP’s Doug Feinberg breaks down women’s basketball at the 2012 London Olympics

Doug Feinberg has been the Associated Press’s lead writer for women's basketball coverage for several years. He has been to Final Fours and WNBA Finals, and seemingly every other high-profile event, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Olympic effort by Jones leads Sun past Mystics, 85-73

Olympic effort by Jones leads Sun past Mystics, 85-73

Before the game, the Connecticut Sun turned Tina Charles into a bobble head. During the game, Jones and fellow Olympian Asjha Jones continued their team’s domination of the Washington Mystics. If Connecticut wanted to erase the bad taste of their…

Camille rising: Little makes herself a factor in Storm defeat of Sun in overtime

Camille rising: Little makes herself a factor in Storm defeat of Sun in overtime

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Camille Little was on the court shooting jump shots with assistant coach Jenny Boucek for about forty-five minutes prior to Sunday’s Seattle Storm road game at Mohegan Sun Arena against the Connecticut Sun. The Storm were coming…

Dishin & Swishin 6/28/12 podcast: Could there be a dynasty brewing? Maya Moore, Cheryl Reeve, Stephen Litel & Debbie Antonelli on the Lynx

Dishin & Swishin 6/28/12 podcast: Could there be a dynasty brewing? Maya Moore, Cheryl Reeve, Stephen Litel & Debbie Antonelli on the Lynx

[display_podcast] In discussing the success of the now 13-1 Minnesota Lynx with head coach Cheryl Reeve for this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast, I commented on how fleeting success can be and how injuries can derail the train. This was…

New Boost Mobile WNBA ad debuts on June 23, 2012

A new television ad from Boost Mobile, the first-ever marquee partner of the WNBA, debuts on June 23. “It’s All About the W” features game footage and will air during the Chicago Sky versus Minnesota Lynx game at 12:30 p.m.…

Dishin & Swishin 6/21/12 podcast: Katie Smith helping Seattle move up in the standings, Mike Thibault has the Sun on top

Dishin & Swishin 6/21/12 podcast: Katie Smith helping Seattle move up in the standings, Mike Thibault has the Sun on top

[display_podcast] Welcome to another Dishin & Swishin podcast! Katie Smith has accumulated over 6,000 points and with two on Friday will have 2,500 rebounds. She holds thee record for the most three-pointers in WNBA history, and is second in the…

Sun’s Lawson, role players step up in fierce rivalry vs. Fever, help seal OT victory

Sun’s Lawson, role players step up in fierce rivalry vs. Fever, help seal OT victory

UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The Indiana Fever versus the Connecticut Sun has become one of the more fiercely contested rivalries in the WNBA in recent years, and last night’s contest at Mohegan Sun Arena was no exception. It took the last…

Notes and Quotes: Connecticut survives Indiana, New York gets road win in Atlanta

Connecticut 88, Indiana 85 Game Notes Connecticut improves to 9-2 on the season, and leads the Eastern Conference. The Sun are 6-2 at home and a perfect 8-0 in conference play. This was the first time Connecticut played overtime this…

WNBA, Friday June 15, 2012 capsules: Minnesota improves to 10-0, setting a new WNBA record for most consecutive wins to begin a season

Minnesota 78, Phoenix 60 With fives games on the slate Friday night, Minnesota (10-0) ended the evening beating the Phoenix Mercury 78-60 and improved to 10-0, setting a new WNBA record for most consecutive wins to begin a season. “We’re…

WNBA: Five games on Friday, June 15, 2012 and the weekend schedule

WNBA Super Friday (all times ET) Indiana @ Washington, 7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet/Live Access | Preview New York @ Connecticut, 7 p.m., Live Access | Preview Los Angeles @ Atlanta, 7:30 p.m., SPSO/Live Access | Preview Seattle @ Tulsa, 8…

WNBA: Efficiency leaders for games played on June 13, 2012

Candace Parker shines as Sparks hand Sun home defeat, 87-81 Los Angeles gets road win and takes down Connecticut, Chicago continues win streak and beats Seattle For games played on 6/13/2012 Los Angeles @ Connecticut Sparks  87 Box Score Sun …

Candace Parker shines as Sparks hand Sun home defeat, 87-81

Candace Parker shines as Sparks hand Sun home defeat, 87-81

Just over six thousand spectators and a national television audience were witness to one of the best individual performances seen on a basketball court in recent months.

Los Angeles gets road win and takes down Connecticut, Chicago continues win streak and beats Seattle

Los Angeles gets road win and takes down Connecticut, Chicago continues win streak and beats Seattle

Los Angeles 87, Connecticut 81 The Los Angeles Sparks (7-1) beat the Connecticut Sun (6-2) on the first leg of a three-game road trip. Candace Parker nearly tallied a triple-double leading her team with 33 points, 16 rebounds, eight assists,…

Connecticut’s Tina Charles Receives Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award

From the WNBA: The 2010 WNBA Rookie of the Year center Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun is the recipient of the Dawn Staley Community Leadership Award in recognition of her outstanding work in the community in 2011, the league…

WNBA to celebrate Title IX’s 40th anniversary all season long

From the league: The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and its teams and players will celebrate Title IX’s 40th anniversary throughout the 2012 season. The league will commemorate the day by unveiling special uniforms designed by adidas to be worn by…

Sun hold off determined Mystics in wild fourth quarter, 94-86

Sun hold off determined Mystics in wild fourth quarter, 94-86

"All of a sudden in the fourth quarter, an ABA game broke out," Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault joked. He could afford to joke, as his 4-1 Connecticut Sun held off a physical Washington Mystics team in a game that…

Mistie Mims and the Connecticut Sun: A perfect fit

Mistie Mims and the Connecticut Sun: A perfect fit

As successful as the franchise has been, you may have to go back to Brooke Wyckoff to find a backup post that was a strong contributor to the success of the Connecticut Sun. Scanning the list of those suggested for…