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After posting a 3-1 record in an exhibition series that was preceded by a week-long domestic…

After posting a 3-1 record in an exhibition series that was preceded by a week-long domestic training camp, 13 finalists now remain for one of 12 spots on the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team. The U.S. began training camp on Sept. 8 with 24 athletes under consideration for the team, and as of Sept. 18, 16 players remained in contention. All selections were made by the USA…

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USA Basketball women’s national team roster set for exhibition versus Canada

USA Basketball women’s national team roster set for exhibition versus Canada

September 2014: USA Basketball training camp in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo: USA Basketball

September 2014: Angel McCoughtry and Skylar Diggins. USA Basketball training camp in Annapolis, Maryland. Photo: USA Basketball

From USA Basketball:

  • Monday, September 15, 7 p.m. (EDT). TV: ESPN2, Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut

The roster for the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s National Team, which tipped-off training camp on Sept. 8 in Annapolis, Maryland, with 17 athletes, has been…

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Phoenix Mercury earn third WNBA title, defeating Chicago Sky 87-82

Phoenix Mercury earn third WNBA title, defeating Chicago Sky 87-82

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Phoenix earned their third WNBA Championship by defeating Chicago 87-82 Friday night at UIC Pavilion in the Windy City. Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was named WNBA Finals MVP for the second time in her career (2009). She finished the game with 24 points and five assists, including 14 points in the fourth quarter.

“Diana Taurasi is just amazing,” said Mercury…

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2014 WNBA Finals: Update on Brittney Griner’s health after game two

2014 WNBA Finals: Update on Brittney Griner’s health after game two

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was hit in the eye twice during her team’s victory over the Chicago Sky in game two of the WNBA Finals Tuesday night. She also suffered from a chipped tooth when she fell to the floor in the second quarter. Today, the Mercury issued an update on her health.

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner underwent an outpatient procedure to correct a retinal issue.…

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Late first half rally propels Mercury to 2-0 WNBA finals lead over Chicago, 97-68

Late first half rally propels Mercury to 2-0 WNBA finals lead over Chicago, 97-68

By David Siegel and Cheryl Coward

PHOENIX – The Chicago Sky figured if you cannot beat them, get aggressive. After getting handily dispatched in game one of the WNBA Finals by Phoenix, the Sky entered game two with a mindset to take it to the Mercury physically, aggressively defending Phoenix center Brittney Griner in particular. However, Phoenix had another record-breaking outing, defeating…

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A record-setting opener: 2014 WNBA Finals game one records

A record-setting opener: 2014 WNBA Finals game one records

2014 WNBA Finals game  one records
Phoenix 83, Chicago 62
Sept. 7, 2014
Recap

  • Candice Dupree connected on her first 10 field goal attempts, setting a playoff and Finals record for consecutive made shots. The previous playoff best was 9 by Brittney Griner (Phoenix at L.A., Aug. 24, 2014); previous Finals best was 8 by Seimone Augustus (Minnesota vs. Atlanta, Oct. 5, 2011).
  • Phoenix shot 58.5…

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NCAA determines Geno Auriemma’s call to Mo’ne Davis a secondary violation, statement from UConn AD Warde Manuel

NCAA determines Geno Auriemma’s call to Mo’ne Davis a secondary violation, statement from UConn AD Warde Manuel

Statement for University of Connecticut athletic director Warde Manuel:

Over the last 24 hours, the University of Connecticut, the American Athletic Conference and the NCAA have been working together to determine whether a violation occurred when head women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma spoke with Mo’ne Davis over the phone during the 2014 Little League World Series. The NCAA has determined a…

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Chicago Sky advance to franchise’s first-ever WNBA Finals

Chicago Sky advance to franchise’s first-ever WNBA Finals

Allie Quigley delivered a career playoff-high with 24 points as the Chicago Sky defeated the Indiana Fever 75-62 in a decisive Game 3 to win the Eastern Conference Championship. With the 2-1 series win over the Fever, Chicago advances to take on the Western Conference champion Phoenix Mercury in the 2014 WNBA Finals.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” said Sky guard/forward Elena Delle Donne. “It’s…

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Diana Taurasi helps launch Phoenix Mercury into 2014 WNBA Finals

Diana Taurasi helps launch Phoenix Mercury into 2014 WNBA Finals

FINAL: Mercury 96, Lynx 78! See you in the @WNBA Finals! pic.twitter.com/FE6rInkWjw

— Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) September 3, 2014

Veteran guard Diana Taurasi helped propel the Phoenix Mercury (29-5) to the 2014 WNBA Finals with a decisive 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx  (25-9) at US Airways Center Tuesday night. She scored 31 points, pulled down five rebounds and dished out seven…

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Becky Hammon receives 2014 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award

Becky Hammon receives 2014 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award

From the league:

Becky Hammon of the San Antonio Stars was named the recipient of the 2014 Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award, the WNBA announced today. The first-time winner received 24 of 37 votes from a panel of national and local sportswriters and broadcasters.

Hammon, who is currently in her 16th WNBA season, announced on July 23 that she would retire from the league at the conclusion of the…

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