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Sun and Storm set for Commissioner’s Cup Championship, Leslie and Byington excited about the technology

Sun and Storm set for Commissioner’s Cup Championship, Leslie and Byington excited about the technology

The Connecticut Sun and the Seattle Storm will play in the inaugural WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game, Thursday, Aug. 12, at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, at 9 p.m. ET. The game pits the top squad from the East and…

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, WBCA announce candidates for inaugural Lisa Leslie Award

The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced 20 watch list candidates for the inaugural Lisa Leslie Award. The annual award will recognize the top centers in women’s NCAA Division I college basketball. “Before…

Lisa Leslie inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame

Lisa Leslie inducted into Naismith Hall of Fame

A Look Back At Lisa Leslie’s Historic Career Lisa Leslie Charts Path for Others Video: Leslie Throws Down WNBA’s First Dunk From the Naismith Hall of Fame: Leslie is an eight-time WNBA All-Star (1999-03, 2005, 2006, 2009) and a three-time…

Dishin & Swishin 9/03/15 Podcast: As she prepares for her 500th WNBA game, DeLisha Milton-Jones looks back

Dishin & Swishin 9/03/15 Podcast: As she prepares for her 500th WNBA game, DeLisha Milton-Jones looks back

  [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). In her 17th season in the WNBA, Atlanta Dream forward DeLisha Milton-Jones stands at the cusp of…

Lisa Leslie elected to Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Lisa Leslie is among the members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The four-time Olympic Gold Medalist (1996, 2000, 2004, 2008) and three-time WNBA MVP joins 39-year NBA referee Dick Bavetta, two-time College Coach of…

Lisa Leslie and Leta Andrews among finalists for Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2015

Leta Andrews, the all-time winningest high school coach, and three-time WNBA MVP Lisa Leslie are among the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame finalists for the Class of 2015. “The finalists for the Class of 2015 are a group of very distinguished…

Lisa Leslie on the ownership struggles of the Los Angeles Sparks

Several days after the owners of the Los Angeles Sparks walked away from the team and the league put the franchise on the market, Lisa Leslie, a member of the former ownership group chimed in with her thoughts via Twitter.…

WNBA looks for buyers for Los Angeles Sparks as ownership group dissolves

WNBA looks for buyers for Los Angeles Sparks as ownership group dissolves

The Los Angeles Sparks no longer have owners. Thursday, the Los Angeles Times reported that the WNBA is looking for a buyer for the team. All of the team’s front office personnel have been laid off including coach Carol Ross,…

Lisa Leslie featured on eBay Celebrity supporting the Girl Scouts

Lisa Leslie featured on eBay Celebrity supporting the Girl Scouts

  Lisa Leslie eBay Celebrity donation page Girl Scouts of the USA eBay Celebrity partners with famous personalities and non-profit organizations to raise funds for charitable causes. Among the latest campaigns featured on the online marketplace’s celebrity website is a…

USC comes out on top against crosstown rival UCLA, 66-54, McGee sisters honored

USC comes out on top against crosstown rival UCLA, 66-54, McGee sisters honored

LOS ANGELES – The USC Trojans beat the UCLA Bruins 66-54 Sunday, sweeping their crosstown rivals this season and breaking a fourth-place tie in the Pac-12 standings with them to take the spot. The game was a sloppy affair on…

Dishin & Swishin January 26, 2012 podcast: No matter the field, Lisa Leslie strives to be the best

Dishin & Swishin January 26, 2012 podcast: No matter the field, Lisa Leslie strives to be the best

Last week's podcast featured one of the greatest point guards to ever play the game, Dawn Staley. This week, I was lucky enough to talk to one of the greatest, if not the greatest, post player. In her playing days,…

Tina Thompson overtakes Lisa Leslie as all-time WNBA scoring leader

Los Angeles Sparks forward Tina Thompson, the last of the original WNBA players still on a team, became the league’s all-time leading scorer Sunday night in a 92-83  loss against the San Antonio Silver Stars. She broke the record set…

The slate is set for the 2009 WNBA Finals: Phoenix vs. Indiana

The slate is set for the 2009 WNBA Finals. The top-seeded Phoenix Mercury hosts the Indiana Fever in game one of a best of five series Tuesday at US Airways. The Fever advanced to the WNBA finals for the first…

2009 All-WNBA First and Second Teams announced

Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi headlines the 2009 All-WNBA First Team. She led all vote-getters with 201 points while teammate Cappie Pondexter, who garnered her first All-WNBA selection, received 151 points. Two-time WNBA MVP and Seattle Storm forward/center Lauren Jackson…

Silver Stars benefit from Lynx loss to Sparks, face the Storm tonight

The Los Angeles Sparks helped the San Antonio Stars enter the postseason when they defeated the Minnesota Lynx last night at the Staples Center. Before Friday, the Lynx and the Silver Stars were tied for fourth place in the Western…

Silver Stars Boost Postseason Chances With Win Over Sparks

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Silver Stars denied the Los Angeles Sparks the opportunity to lock down a playoff berth Saturday night with an 89-72 victory over their long-time rivals at the AT&T Center before a crowd of 8,631.…

Sparks Win in San Antonio For the First Time Since 2006

SAN ANTONIO – The Los Angeles Sparks ended a three-year drought in San Antonio Friday night with a 67-66 overtime win over the Silver Stars before a crowd of 9,540. The Sparks’ previous victory at the AT&T center took place…

Nicole Powell to replace injured Lisa Leslie in WNBA All-Star Game

Sacramento Monarch Nicole Powell will play in her first All-Star Game as a replacement player for injured Los Angeles center Lisa Leslie. Powell, a sixth-year forward, was the third overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft and winner of the…

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 1970s and early 1980s you…

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 Dream which won only four…

Weekly Photo – Monday, May 11, 2009

Lisa Leslie’s Game Face Game 2 of the 2008 Western Conference Finals: the San Antonio Silver Stars vs. the Los Angeles Sparks,  AT&T Center,  San Antonio, Texas Photo: Cheryl Coward/hoopfeed.com