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Obituary and memorial service information for Anne Donovan

From Andrews Funeral Home in Wilmington, NC: Anne Theresa Donovan died unexpectedly on June 13, 2018. She was born November 1, 1961 in Ridgewood, NJ to the late Joseph A. Donovan and the late Anna Donovan Matthews. Anne was preceded…

Anne Donovan, a Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist who led Seattle to its first WNBA title, dies at 56

Anne Donovan, a Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist who led Seattle to its first WNBA title, dies at 56

Women’s basketball legend Anne Donovan passes away at 56 https://twitter.com/ODUWBB/status/1007057459842830336 Old Dominion University will host a memorial service for women’s basketball legend Anne Donovan on Sunday, July 29, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET in the Big Blue Room of…

Anne Donovan resigns as Connecticut Sun head coach

Anne Donovan resigns as Connecticut Sun head coach

The Connecticut Sun announced today that head coach Anne Donovan has resigned. “It’s not easy walking away from a team that I put my heart and soul into, but I think it is in my best interest to move on…

Fans show love for Sun as franchise ends injury-plagued season with win over playoff-bound Sky

Fans show love for Sun as franchise ends injury-plagued season with win over playoff-bound Sky

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Kelsey Bone did not let the Connecticut Sun (15-19) regular season end in a disappointing loss. Before their largest home crowd of the season, a season high 8,049 fans, Bone, the brightest spot in an injury-riddled Connecticut…

Leilani Mitchell’s buzzer-beating trey douses the Sun in 81-80 Mercury win

Leilani Mitchell’s buzzer-beating trey douses the Sun in 81-80 Mercury win

Phoenix Mercury guard Leilani Mitchell dashed the Connecticut Sun’s dreams of breaking out a slump when she nailed a three-point shot with 0.3 seconds left in the game to catapult her team over their East Coast foe, 81-80, at Mohegan…

Alex Bentley’s career-high 31 points helps Sun trump Mystics, 86-72

Alex Bentley’s career-high 31 points helps Sun trump Mystics, 86-72

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Alex Bentley scored a career-high 31 points, including ten in the first quarter and eleven in the fourth quarter, to lead the Connecticut Sun (11-9) past the Washington Mystics,86-72, Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena. With the win,…

Kelsey Bone dominates the paint as Sun roll over Stars, 82-51; Donovan wins 200th

Kelsey Bone dominates the paint as Sun roll over Stars, 82-51; Donovan wins 200th

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Kelsey Bone scored 17 points and pulled down ten rebounds as the Connecticut Sun (10-9) dominated the paint, and the defense held their opponent to a season low 51 points, handily defeating the San Antonio Stars 82-51…

Stricklen and Sun bench lead Connecticut to last second 67-66 win over Seattle

Stricklen and Sun bench lead Connecticut to last second 67-66 win over Seattle

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun defeated the Seattle Storm 67-66 before a crowd of 6,157 at Mohegan Sun Arena. Shekinna Stricklen scored 15 points, including a three-pointer to pull Connecticut within one as well as the game-winning put back…

Kiah Stokes has a record-setting block party in Liberty win over the Sun, 64-57

Box score The New York Liberty (9-5) defeated the Connecticut Sun 64-57 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden to move into a tie for first place in the Eastern Conference. The win was punctuated by a dominant defensive performance which…

Dishin & Swishin 6/18/15 Podcast: Are the Connecticut Sun the best story of the early WNBA season?

Dishin & Swishin 6/18/15 Podcast: Are the Connecticut Sun the best story of the early WNBA season?

[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). They heard the pundits. They heard the experts saying there was no way the Connecticut Sun would contend…

Despite blowout win, end of Connecticut Sun season leaves coach Donovan feeling empty

Despite blowout win, end of Connecticut Sun season leaves coach Donovan feeling empty

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun capped their 2014 WNBA season with an 84-55 blowout of Eastern conference first place Atlanta Dream before a crowd of 7,689 on Fan Appreciation Night. Still, disappointment in the team’s 13-21 final record was…

Mystics clinch playoff spot with 71-67 victory over determined Sun

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – With more to gain by losing than winning, the Connecticut Sun still played determined basketball, but came up short to the visiting Mystics, 71-67. Washington clinched a playoff spot. With the loss, the Sun gained two draft…

Douglas, Ogwumike lead second half surge as Sun dispatch Fever for fifth straight victory

Douglas, Ogwumike lead second half surge as Sun dispatch Fever for fifth straight victory

Photos: Connecticut Sun. UNCASVILLE, Conn – From worst to first? Maybe not, but the surging Connecticut Sun, after dispatching the Indiana Fever in convincing fashion 89-67 last night, woke up in second place in the Eastern Conference. At halftime with…

New look Sun off to a good start, defeat Liberty 75-54 in preseason opener

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Before fans get too excited about the Connecticut Sun’s 75-54 preseason win over the New York Liberty, let’s consider the players that were not in attendance. Connecticut was missing centers Kelsey Bone and Yelena Leuchanka; New York…

“Young and hungry” Connecticut Sun open camp with energy and a new attitude

“Young and hungry” Connecticut Sun open camp with energy and a new attitude

The 2013 edition of the Connecticut Sun was one the team, its coaches and management would rather forget: a 10-24 record, injuries and discord, all adding up to a disappointed fan base and massive changes to the roster in the…

Dishin & Swishin 04/17/14 Podcast: Anne Donovan & Fred Williams discuss Connecticut and Tulsa’s draft picks and offseason moves

Dishin & Swishin 04/17/14 Podcast: Anne Donovan & Fred Williams discuss Connecticut and Tulsa’s draft picks and offseason moves

With the first pick in the 2014 #WNBADraft presented by @StateFarm, the @ConnecticutSun selects @Chiney321. pic.twitter.com/wOj9pDIKxZ — WNBA (@WNBA) April 15, 2014   [display_podcast] It sure has been an exciting start to the WNBA season. With draft picks, trades and…

Vets Pierson and Smith lead Liberty past Sun 76-66 in win by “any means necessary” game

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the rock bands Styx and REO Speedwagon played a double bill. The two bands popular in the eighties might have brought back a slew of memories to those in attendance,…

San Antonio halts losing streak with 60-52 victory over Connecticut

San Antonio halts losing streak with 60-52 victory over Connecticut

SAN ANTONIO – With a dominant second half performance, the San Antonio Silver Stars (5-12) halted a four-game losing skid with a 60-52 victory over the Connecticut Sun (4-11) Saturday night in front of 8, 375 fans at the AT&T…

Dishin & Swishin 7/04/13 Podcast: Dawn Staley on giving back, USA basketball and more; Kara Lawson on the Staley Community Leadership award

Dishin & Swishin 7/04/13 Podcast: Dawn Staley on giving back, USA basketball and more; Kara Lawson on the Staley Community Leadership award

[display_podcast] Is there a bigger icon in USA women’s basketball history than Dawn Staley? She is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, opening ceremonies flag bearer, and come this September, a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame. Staley, the head…

Latta, Mystics defeat short-handed Sun in Mike Thibault’s return to Connecticut, 66-62

Latta, Mystics defeat short-handed Sun in Mike Thibault’s return to Connecticut, 66-62

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – “It was just another road game,” said Washington Mystics coach Mike Thibault after his current team, the Washington Mystics, defeated his former team, the Connecticut Sun in his return to Mohegan Sun Arena, 66-62. The Mystics are…

Dishin & Swishin 5/09/13 Podcast: Pokey Chatman & Anne Donovan face different kinds of pressure in tough WNBA Eastern Conference

Dishin & Swishin 5/09/13 Podcast: Pokey Chatman & Anne Donovan face different kinds of pressure in tough WNBA Eastern Conference

[display_podcast] It is one type of pressure when the franchise you coach has never made the playoffs in its entire existence. It is another type of pressure when you are succeeding a coach that took the franchise to the conference…

Despite changes in the Eastern Conference, Connecticut Sun show confidence at Media Day

Despite changes in the Eastern Conference, Connecticut Sun show confidence at Media Day

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Former head coach Mike Thibault is in Washington and All-Star and USA national team player Asjha Jones is at home. Bill Laimbeer is trying to recapture Detroit Shock glory in New York, Elena Delle Donne is in…

Preseason triple OT? Liberty tops Sun 89-84

Tuesday’s New York Liberty and Connecticut Sun preseason game tied for the longest pre-season contest in WNBA history. The previous game was on May 27, 2000 when Phoenix faced Detroit. Afterwards Liberty guard Cappie Pondexter tweeted: The game was the…

Anne Donovan leaving New York Liberty to coach Seton Hall

Hall of Famer Anne Donovan, coach of the WNBA New York Liberty, is set to take over at Seton Hall. The hiring was first reported by  The Record of Hackensack on its website Sunday night. Just a few hours after…