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…
Chiney Ogwumike. Photo: Brian Babineau/NBAE.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun capped their 2014 WNBA season with an 84-55 blowout of Eastern conference first place Atlanta Dream before a crowd of 7,689 on Fan Appreciation Night.
Still, disappointment in the team’s 13-21 final record was evident in the postgame comments of head coach Anne Donovan.
“I feel pretty empty, I’ll be honest,” said…
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Kara Lawson tries to stay loose during a game vs. Connecticut.
Overall, the WNBA Eastern Conference does not have the star power of the Western Conference, nor does it have the glamorous teams. So while Phoenix and Minnesota face off in the next “battle of the century” game tonight, four of the six teams in the East will continue to battle for playoff positions. Every game is…
Atlanta Dream forward DeLisha Milton-Jones will miss the remainder of the 2014 season after suffering a ruptured right Achilles tendon, the team announced Wednesday.
The injury occurred during the first half of Atlanta’s victory over the Chicago Sky on Sunday, July 13. She is expected to undergo surgery later this month.
Milton-Jones was acquired via a trade from New York on July 9. She played in…
The roundtable is back! Dishin & Swishin host David Siegel convenes a new roundtable discussion on the first part of the WNBA season, including the successes and failures, surprises and impressions, All-Star selections and so much more.
Today’s panel consists of:
- Mechelle Voepel, ESPN
- LaChina Robinson, ESPN and Fox Sports
- Ticha Penicheiro, former WNBA star and agent for Sports…
The Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi, starters for the West. Image: WNBA.
The WNBA announced the starters for the 2014 All-Star game. Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx topped all vote-getters in balloting with 28,389 votes. This year’s game will mark the third career All-Star start for Moore.
Eastern Conference Starters:
- Shoni Schimmel, Guard (Atlanta Dream)
- Cappie Pondexter,…
Skylar Diggins and Odyssey Sims. Photos: Shane Bevel/NBAE.
UNCASVILLE, Conn – The Tulsa Shock (7-10) opened with a 12-0 run and with the exception of a second quarter run by the home team, controlled the Connecticut Sun (8-10) en route to a 96-83 victory Thursday night.
The backcourt of rookie Odyssey Sims (career-high 30 points) and Skylar Diggins (20 points) led the Shock, but it was the…
From the Fever:
Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings will make her 2014 WNBA debut when the Indiana Fever hosts the San Antonio Stars at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Saturday, July 5 (7:00 p.m.).
A three-time Olympic gold medalist, former WNBA MVP and WNBA Finals MVP and the league’s five-time Defensive Player of the Year, Catchings has missed the first 17 games of the season due to a sore back. She…
From the WBCA:
American Athletic Conference Associate Commissioner Danielle Donehew has been named Executive Director of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, WBCA President Sue Semrau announced today.
Donehew becomes only the third person to lead the association since it was founded in 1981. Donehew fills the vacancy created by the resignation of WBCA CEO Beth Bass in April. She will…