Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

The day after

About last night:

Jewell Loyd was selfless in the win for Seattle, as Sue Bird's burst lifted them.

Inside the two semifinal wins.

WNBA Finals team news:

The Storm and Mystics will meet in the Finals.

Five things to know about the match up.

How the 2018 Seattle Storm made the WNBA Finals.

All board the Washington Mystics bandwagon.

No mistake about it: Washington is headed to the Finals.

The Mystics will play at George Mason's arena, in Virgina.

Now that Washington has made the Finals, the Storm awaits.

WNBA Finals player news:

Sue Bird was transcendent in Game 5 and lifted the Storm to the Finals.

Bird stole the spotlight and is still schooling the youngsters.

How Elena Delle Donne went from potential season-ending injury to the WNBA Finals in five days.

The Finals will feature the battle of the two out superstars.

A trio of Terps can bring a title back to the D.C. area.

More WNBA team news:

The Mercury are expected to return the same core next year.

More WNBA player news:

Courtney Vandersloot reflects on her record-breaking season.

USA Basketball news:

In their first scrimmage tonight, White beat Red, 100-75.

The National Team now heads to New York with 15 athletes.

After that, they play in Connecticut.

International news:

Natalie Achonwa and Kia Nurse headline Team Canada at the World Cup.

College coach news:

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw has more prestigious honors in store this fall.

Hall of Fame news:

Tina Thompson's storybook career has taken her to the Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame.

Bonus:

ESPN will release a basketball project that will include a segment on the Tennessee-UConn rivalry.

Beats by Dre has partnered with the WNBA.

Sportscaster has partnered with the WNBPA to offer live interactive video to fans.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Can you say game 5? (times two)

There will be two game five's after today's action:

The Mystics routed the Dream, 97-76.

The Mercury rallied past the Storm, 86-84, to force a game five.

The Storm are on the ropes.

Tuesday's "do or die" games:

Mystics at Dream, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET

Mercury at Storm, 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET

on some ESPN channel........


College team news:

These five questions could define Arizona's year.

International news:

Talks will be held on the Korean Unified team at the 2020 Olympic Games.

Nirra Fields talks a good game for Canada.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

The calm before more storm

About last night:

The Mercury bounced the Wings from the playoffs, 101-83.

The Sparks eliminated the Lynx, 75-68.

Tomorrow's second-round, loser out games:

Sparks at Mystics

Mercury at Sun

Second round playoff action:

For the Mercury, it was win, pack and go to the airport.

Phoenix and Connecticut are rematched tomorrow night.

The Mystics will have a new home for the playoffs.

WNBA team news:

After an unprecedented run, the Lynx face challenges with an aging roster and expiring contracts.

The Fever are entering a crucial offseason for a rebuild.

An uncertain offseason awaits the Wings.

The Aces embark on the offseason with an eye on improvement.

WNBA player news:

Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumnike has been battling mononucleosis. I asked the organization twice what was wrong with her, and they wouldn't tell me.

The Lynx will survive the post-Lindsay Whalen era, but they need more from Maya Moore.

Minnesota players have had an unshakable bond.

Kristi Toliver is the veteran force fueling the Mystics.

Some of Sun fans' loudest cheers are reserved for Courtney Williams.

Layshia Clarendon is an activist and a survivor.

Liz Cambage might return to the WNBA next year after all.

Cambage and a teen fan bonded over their struggles.

Cambage's focus now turns to the World Cup.

NCAA news:

The Division I Women's Basketball Committee visited San Antonio in consideration for a Final Four.

College player news:

Marina Mabrey still gets the point for Notre Dame.

College coach news:

Duke coach Joanne McCallie and Felicia Legette-Jack are taking the proactive approach with mental health and their athletes.

Baylor coach Kim Mulkey will have spinal fusion surgery.

Dawn Staley is happy to see women's basketball dynasties end, as long as it's not South Carolina.

Binghamton's new assistant coach is Matt Thune.

The new assistant coach at Clemson has worked in the NBA.

Nicky Anosike returns to Tennessee as a grad assistant.

Bonus:

The 1986 women ushered in a golden era.

One young athlete says being openly gay is pushing people out of the game.

World Cup group B primer.