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Thirty-nine elite players accept invites to 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials

Thirty-nine elite players accept invites to 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials

Thirty-nine players, including all 12 members of the gold-medal winning 2013 USA Basketball Women’s U16 National Team and 19 others with experience from the 2013 USA U16 National Team Trials, have accepted invitations to attend USA Basketball’s 2014 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials.

The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s U17 World Championship Team Trials will be held May 22-26 at the U.S.…

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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

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It sure has been an exciting start to the WNBA season. With draft picks, trades and free agent signings, we have had it all and camps have not even come close to opening yet.

The big news this week, of course,…

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Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Is Odyssey Sims the best guard to enter the WNBA in years?

Dishin & Swishin Q&A looks at the Class of 2014: Is Odyssey Sims the best guard to enter the WNBA in years?

Athletics – Women’s Basketball (WBK) vs Nicholls State – Ferrell Center – 11/14/2013

Odyssey Sims. Photo: Baylor Athletics.

If Odyssey Sims had not played one minute this season, there still would be no denying that she had one of the greatest careers for a guard in NCAA women’s basketball history. She earned national championship honors, All-American selections and was a finalist for Wade, Naismith and Wooden awards as both a sophomore and a junior.

However, this season, Sims…

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College players invited to the 2014 WNBA Draft

College players invited to the 2014 WNBA Draft

Odyssey Sims of Baylor, winner of the 2014 Wade Trophy as the NCAA Division I Player of the Year, and Stanford’s Chiney Ogwumike, a four-time First Team All-American and two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year, headline a list of 12 prospects who will attend the 2014 WNBA Draft on Monday, April 14, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Live coverage of the first round will begin on ESPN2 at 8 p.m.…

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Dishin & Swishin 04/10/14 Podcast: It is time to put the NCAA tournament behind us and focus on the WNBA Draft

Dishin & Swishin 04/10/14 Podcast: It is time to put the NCAA tournament behind us and focus on the WNBA Draft

2014 WNBA Draft: April 14, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2

2014 WNBA Draft: April 14, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2

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Congratulations to the Connecticut Huskies on completing the NCAA college basketball season with an amazing 40-0 record. Somehow, when the game was close at halftime, I imagined Stefanie “Big Momma Stef” Dolson (instead of Big Julius) telling Geno Auriemma, “I ain’t saying that I’m perfect, ’cause I’m not. And I ain’t gonna never be.…

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San Antonio Stars announce local broadcast schedule

San Antonio Stars announce local broadcast schedule

The Stars also revealed new jerseys for 2014 that include the logo of marquee sponsor H-E-B.

The Stars also revealed new jerseys for 2014 that include the logo of marquee sponsor H-E-B.

The San Antonio Stars will broadcast eight games on FOX Sports Southwest (FSSW) during the 2014 season. The local broadcast schedule includes coverage of four home games and four road contests.

FOX Sports Southwest’s coverage of the season begins on the road against the Phoenix Mercury on May 23 at 9…

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What do you do when you win a consecutive national championship?

You play cards. Last night after the postgame frenzy on the court from winning back-to-back national championships plus a press conference and a full locker room of media, UConn players relaxed by playing the card game UNO.

Cindy Brunson on the Final Four and the battle of the undefeateds

Cindy Brunson on the Final Four and the battle of the undefeateds

Photo: @CindyBrunsonAZ

Photo: @CindyBrunsonAZ

Longtime women’s basketball fans who tuned in to ESPN broadcasts over the years are familiar with the face of Cindy Brunson. The former SportsCenter anchor was a frequent studio host of high-profile games and Final Fours. However, after 13 years at the network, Brunson, along with her husband, former Baseball Tonight host, Steve Berthiaume, headed west to Phoenix. While…

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A Special Dishin & Swishin Championship Game Podcast: Lisa Leslie on UConn, Notre Dame and more

A Special Dishin & Swishin Championship Game Podcast: Lisa Leslie on UConn, Notre Dame and more

. @LisaLeslie with the Cup, signing autographs in Tourney Town! pic.twitter.com/YmM3MxtVke

— Capital One Cup (@CapitalOneCup) April 6, 2014

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There is no denying that Lisa Leslie is one of the greatest players in women’s basketball history. Her playing career included earning numerous awards, WNBA championships plus gold medals. But the fact she never made it to the Final Four…

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UConn defeats Stanford in Final Four 75-56, sets up showdown vs. undefeated Notre Dame

UConn defeats Stanford in Final Four 75-56, sets up showdown vs. undefeated Notre Dame

NASHVILLE (April 6, 2014) - Bridgestone Arena after UConn defeated Stanford.

NASHVILLE (April 6, 2014) – Bridgestone Arena after UConn defeated Stanford.

NASHVILLE – It was not pretty, it was not dominant. Yet in the end, Geno Auriemma’s Connecticut Huskies persevered, defended, and hit enough shots to defeat a gritty Stanford (33-4) team, 75-56.

The Cardinal, led by guard Lili Thompson, came out of the gate aggressive and determined, opening up an early lead before UConn…

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