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  1. 5 Fast Facts for WNBA draft

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    March Madness melts into another selection Monday tonight when the WNBA draft is held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut (ESPN2 and WatchESPN, 8 p.m. ET). Here are five fast facts to help you make the transition. 1. Eight No. 1 pic...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  2. Five pieces of Fools' Gold

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    Happy April Fools' Day! In honor of the hoax-inducing holiday, here are five of our favorite recent sports pranks: 1. During spring training in 2008, Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Kyle Kendrick was informed by manager Charlie Manuel, among others,...

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  3. Happy 59th, Ann Meyers Drysdale

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    Happy birthday to basketball legend Ann Meyers Drysdale, who turns 59 today. A standout athlete at Sonora High School in La Habra, Calif., Meyers became the first high school student to play for the U.S. national team in 1974. The first female athlet...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  4. End of an Era

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    On Saturday, David Stern retired as NBA commissioner after 30 years on the job. His reign, which spanned four decades, marks the longest tenure for any commissioner in American professional sports history. The 71-year-old is widely credited for incre...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  5. HoopGurlz: By the numbers look at the 2014 girls McDonald's All A...

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    There's more than one way to look at the rosters for the 2014 McDonald's All American Game. This time, we go the numbers route.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2014
  6. 7 fast facts for UConn-Baylor

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    No. 7 Baylor puts its 69-game home winning streak on the line tonight (7 p.m. ET, ESPN2 and WatchESPN) in Waco against top-ranked UConn. Here are some fast facts about the rivalry, which is 2-2 all-time: 1. The Huskies won the first meeting, 70-50, ...

    Blog | January 13, 2014
  7. Get to Know: Elena Delle Donne

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    As the offseason progresses, we asked Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne five questions for "W Wants to Know." Here's what the reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year had to say. What do you need to consider your day complete? My day wouldn't be comp...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  8. The Last Frontier?

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    On this day in 1959, Alaska became the 49th U.S. state. While the northern-most state is known for its exceptional beauty, Sarah Palin (or Sarah Palin jokes, depending on your political persuasion) and "Deadliest Catch," it also has produced an impre...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  9. Candace Parker's Uplifting Night

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    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Candace Parker will become the sixth Tennessee Lady Vol to have her jersey retired into the rafters at Thompson-Boling Arena prior to tonight's SEC showdown between No. 5 Tennessee and No. 16 LSU. During her days in Kno...

    Blog | January 02, 2014
  10. Happy birthday, Nikki McCray!

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    Happy birthday, Nikki McCray! The two-time gold medalist and three-time WNBA All-Star turns 42 today. As a standout guard at Tennessee, McCray led the Lady Vols to three SEC regular-season titles, two conference tournament championships and four NCAA...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  11. The next Brittney?

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    The Connecticut Sun won the WNBA draft lottery on Tuesday, giving them first dibs in the April 2014 draft. Quick quiz. Can you name the 17 players who have been taken with the No. 1 overall pick? Here's the list: Brittney Griner (Phoenix, 2013), Nnem...

    Blog | December 11, 2013
  12. Happy Birthday, Shannon Bobbitt!

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    Happy birthday, Shannon Bobbitt! The pint-sized basketball player turns 28 today. One of eight children, the New York native helped guide the Tennessee Lady Vols to back-to-back national championships in 2007 and 2008. Alongside her college teammate ...

    Blog | December 06, 2013
  13. Pioneers charge onto court

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    On this day in 1997, the NBA announced the hiring of Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer to its refereeing staff, marking the first time in major U.S. pro sports that women would officiate regular-season games in an all-male league. On Oct. 31, 1997, Palme...

    Blog | October 28, 2013
  14. Flashback: A first for Fever

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    One year ago today, the Indiana Fever beat the defending champion Minnesota Lynx 87-78 in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals to win their first and only championship. Tamika Catchings, who scored 25 points in Game 4 and averaged 22.3 during the series, was na...

    Blog | October 21, 2013
  15. A birthday for Brittney

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    Happy birthday to Brittney Griner, who turns 23 today. The No. 1 overall pick out of Baylor in the 2013 WNBA Draft just finished her rookie season with the Phoenix Mercury last month and averaged 12.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and a league-best 3.0 blocks...

    Blog | October 18, 2013
  16. Dream unfolds in Atlanta

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    On this day in 2007, the WNBA announced that a new team would call Atlanta home for the 2008 season. The Dream's opening-day roster included Ivory Latta, Betty Lennox and Erika DeSouza. Things didn't exactly get off to a smooth start. The Dream lost ...

    Blog | October 17, 2013