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  1. 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
  2. Flashback: Worst to first

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    On this day in 2003, the Detroit Shock won the first of their three WNBA titles when they beat the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Sparks 83-78 in front of a record crowd of 22,076 in Auburn Hills, Mich. Ruth Riley, who scored a career-high 2...

    Blog | September 16, 2013
  3. Tina Thompson makes her points

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    On this day in 2010, Tina Thompson hit a 16-foot jumper for the Los Angeles Sparks to pass Lisa Leslie's record of 6,263 points and become the WNBA's all-time leading scorer. "It's only points," Thompson said at the time. Three years later, Thompson,...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  4. Happy Birthday, WNBA!

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    On this day in 1996, the WNBA was founded. Eight teams took the court for the league's inaugural season in 1997, and on June 21, 1997, Penny Toler scored the WNBA's first points for the Los Angeles Sparks in a game against the New York Liberty at the...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  5. W roundtable: The Connecticut Sun's Tina Charles the MVP favorite...

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    With the WNBA playoffs upon us, one question remains: Who has earned the WNBA MVP honors? Our writers weigh in, picking an overwhelming favorite.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2012