• September 25, 2021
  1. Home
  2. WNBA

Tag: WNBA

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 all rookies in rebounding (6.1…

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 Becky Hammon (88,991), Seattle Storm…

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 an early morning police traffic…

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 firing late Sunday evening. Monarchs…

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 the incident. That is certainly…

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 not, the league prints an…

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 in concert or met him…

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 preview Yahoo!/Stats.com preview Detroit @…

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 , 7:30pm, Live Access WNBA.com preview…

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 major coaching announcement would be…

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 Chicago Sky to a high…

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 Becky Hammon (16 points, five…

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 celebrating their first Western Conference…

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 (2-1). Teammate Katie Douglas led…

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   9:00pm FSNW   Monarchs-Storm Preview  …

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…

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 2009: Expect the Unexpected! (scout.com)…

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 coach, Don Zierden, resigned. He…

Two more to go and then come Saturday, it’s on!

Tonight marks the end of the WNBA preseason with two games scheduled, both at 8 p.m. EDT. The Indiana Fever visit the San Antonio Silver Stars. Well, not really since the game will actually be in Austin. That should be…

My name is Cappie Pondexter and my Social Security number is…

As previously reported (and fans have figured out), the WNBA sealed a deal with LifeLock to have logos on league jerseys. LifeLock’s CEO Todd Davis gives out his social security number in the company’s well-known ads touting the strength of…

The Phoenix Mercury web site is locked down until Monday’s big announcement

Update: The Lifelock logo was deleted from the padlock image on the site. Visitors to the Phoenix Mercury’s web site this weekend are greeted with a splash page indicating the site is locked down. The marketing tactic, complete with a…

Lauren Jackson visits old team in Australia, talks about happiness in re-signing with Seattle

Lauren Jackson watched her former team in Australia, the Albury-Wodonga Lady Bandits, play Saturday night and reminisced in an interview with The Border Mail newspaper: “Coming back here to the stadium brought back some of my earliest memories of watching…