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2009 WNBA All-Star Game reserves announced

The WNBA announced the reserves for this weekend’s All-Star Game today. Head coaches selected the reserves by voting for six players within their conference, including two guards, two forwards, one center and one player regardless…

Some good news for Phoenix: Penny Taylor is back and Temeka Johnson wins service award

Ending days of anticipation from fans and the media, the Phoenix Mercury announced the re-signing of Penny Taylor today complete with a new splash page for its Web site (pictured right). The Australian forward arrived…

Diana Taurasi’s statement on suspension

The Phoenix Mercury suspended guard Diana Taurasi for two games without pay for conduct detrimental to the team. The team announced that Taurasi will begin serving her suspension in the Mercury’s next game on Saturday,…

Phoenix Mercury’s DeWanna Bonner named WNBA Rookie of the Month

DeWanna Bonner of the Phoenix Mercury was named the WNBA’s adidas Rookie of the Month for games in June. She appeared in all 10 games for the Mercury to start the 2009 season and led…

Starting lineups announced for WNBA All-Star Game, Tamika Catchings tops balloting

Tamika Catchings received the most votes (94,316) in WNBA All-Star Balloting. It was the second time the Indiana Fever guard led in voting, having also earned the honor in 2006. San Antonio Silver Stars guard…

Bad news for Diana Taurasi, Mercury star faces extreme-DUI charge

Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi pleads not-guilty to three drunk-driving related charges stemming from a July 2 incident in which she was cited for a DUI. The charges, filed in Phoenix Municipal court, originate from…

Now starring as the fall guy: Jenny Boucek

Just when it seemed the Sacramento Monarchs had enough momentum to reverse its losing streak, the axe fell on former head coach Jenny Boucek. With a third of the season underway, the team announced Boucek’s…

Unfortunately, Taurasi is not the first and will not be the last

Update: Taurasi’s statement The diatribes have started regarding Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi’s DUI citation. Hand-wringing to follow. Team General  Manager Ann Meyers Drysdale spoke to local television station ABC15 last night after learning about…

How do you say….? Adventures in creative WNBA player name pronunciations

Some fans get really annoyed when TV and radio announcers repeatedly mispronounce player names. A few of the most common names that are botched are Nicky Anosike, Matee Ajavon and Cappie Pondexter. Believe it or…

Lisa Leslie on the red carpet at the BET Awards, Serena Williams wins athlete award

WNBA players nominated for 2009 BET Best Female Athlete Award LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 28: WNBA player Lisa Leslie arrives at the 2009 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 28, 2009…

Moonwalking on the hardwood: A basketball tribute to Michael Jackson

Hundreds of millions of people around the world have personal memories of Michael Jackson. That was a part of his charisma and aura—the ability to touch people  via music even if they never saw him…

Phoenix vs. San Antonio or…Lisa Leslie on “The Superstars”

Thirty minutes after the Phoenix Mercury and the San Antonio Silver Stars tipoff tonight in Texas, injured WNBA star Lisa Leslie appears on the ABC sports series “The Superstars.” If you grew up during the…

Sunday’s Five WNBA Games: Preview roundup

Sunday, June 21 (all times ET) San Antonio @ Connecticut, 3pm, Live Access WNBA.com preview Yahoo!/Stats.com preview Sun’s New Players Hope To Continue Against Silver Stars (courant.com) New York @ Atlanta, 3pm, Live Access WNBA.com…

Six, count’em, six WNBA games tonight: Preview roundup

Friday, June 19 Chicago @ Connecticut, 7:00pm, Live Access WNBA.com preview Yahoo! sports preview San Antonio @ New York , 7:30pm MSG, NBA TV, Live Access WNBA.com preview Yahoo! sports preview Indiana @ Detroit ,…

Bill Laimbeer resigns as Shock head coach, says decision was all about him not the league

Bill Laimbeer has resigned his position as the head coach of the defending WNBA champions Detroit Shock to pursue possibilities in the NBA. Rumors began circulating early Monday after the team told media that a…

Seven WNBA teams show a decline in home opener attendance

The first week of the 2009 WNBA season is over. Each team kicked off the season with home openers filled with fanfare. Attendance at first home games ranged from a low of 5,689 for the…

Game capsule: San Antonio vs. New York

SAN ANTONIO – Before Saturday night, the San Antonio Silver Stars and the New York Liberty were both winless. San  Antonio (1-1) ended the night with a victory, defeating  New York (0-3) 63-60. Led by…

Live Blogging: San Antonio vs. New York

San Antonio Silver Stars vs. New York Liberty

Silver Stars-Liberty preview: San Antonio to raise Western Conference Championship banner before home opener

San Antonio Silver Stars (0-1) vs. New York Liberty (0-2) Saturday, June 13, 7 p.m. CST, AT&T Center TV: KMYS Radio: KTKR 760 AM, MSG The San Antonio Silver Stars kick off their home opener…

Fever defeats Storm for their first win

Last year’s most improved player in the WNBA, Ebony Hoffman had 18 points and six rebounds to help lead the Indiana Fever to their first win of the season Tuesday night over the Seattle Storm…

Jennifer Gillom on having the Ole Miss Sports Center named after her and sister Peggie

The Gillom Sports Center at Ole Miss is named after basketball legends and sisters Jennifer and Peggie Gillom. "It’s hard to comprehend; it’s so amazing. Race always becomes an issue, especially at Ole Miss because…

WNBA game times and preview links for Sunday, June 7, 2009

Game Time (EST) Local TV Preview Connecticut @ New York   4:00pm WCTX   Sun-Liberty Preview Atlanta @ Washington   4:00pm   Dream-Mystics Preview Minnesota @ Indiana   7:00pm FSI   Lynx-Fever Preview Sacramento @ Seattle  …

Sparks take the season opener, Detroit beset with injuries

The Los Angeles Sparks began the season with a big win. Betty Lennox had a double-double (17 points and 10 rebounds) in her first game with the Sparks. She spent last season with the Atlanta…

WNBA Season Preview Roundup

League Previews || Team Previews || Fans honor the Houston Comets || The Economy? Recession? Logos on Jerseys? || Kara who? Sheryl who? Anna who? League Previews WNBA.com: Tune In: Opening Day 2009! http://bit.ly/Xt9Gm WNBA…

Jennifer “Grandmama” Gillom is the new head coach of the Minnesota Lynx

Basketball legend, Jennifer Gillom, is the new head coach of the Minnesota Lynx. Affectionately known around the league as “Grandmama”, Gillom was one of the first players signed by the WNBA in 1997. Former Lynx…