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  1. espnW -- Michele Roberts, head of the NBA Players Association, ta...

    Kate Fagan

    Michele Roberts, head of the NBA players' association, talks about how her background primed her history-making new role.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2014
  2. W Debate: Which second-year WNBA player has had the biggest break...

    The choices are obvious: Brittney Griner or Skylar Diggins. Michelle Smith and Mechelle Voepel debate which WNBA "sophomore" is having the bigger breakout season....

    Page | Conversation
  3. Standing ovation for Spurs

    D'Arcy Maine

    If you're looking for yet another reason to love the San Antonio Spurs, the team's latest hire might just help your cause. On Tuesday, the reigning NBA champions announced they had hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach. Yes, you read that corr...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  4. HoopGurlz -- Texas A&M Aggies land high-flying recruit in two-tim...

    Walter Villa

    Her parents made her give up her beloved motocross, but now Clovis (New Mexico) guard and Texas A&M recruit Danni Williams gets her adrenaline rush on the court.

    Story | Conversation | June 19, 2014
  5. Summer fun: Poolside, courtside

    Kayla McBride

    Summer was always a lot of fun for me when I was growing up and it still is today. Obviously, because of the weather, summer is a great time to hang out outside and relax in the sun. It is also right in the middle of the NBA playoffs, which...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  6. Happy 59th, Ann Meyers Drysdale

    espnW

    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
  7. Speaking the language of hoops

    Ruth Riley

    Atlanta Dream center Ruth Riley recently spent nine days on a trip to Morocco and Spain as part of a program sponsored by NBA/WNBA Cares and conducted by SportsUnited, an international exchange program of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educ...

    Blog | February 05, 2014
  8. End of an Era

    espnW

    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
  9. 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
  10. espnW -- St. Louis Cardinals rookie pitcher Michael Wacha is no j...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Make fun of his name all you want, but Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha continued his serious pitching as the Cardinals defeated the Red Sox to tie the World Series at a game apiece.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2013
  11. espnW -- Lane Kiffin, Rick Pitino, Atlanta Dream get the boot, Ma...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Lane Kiffin dumped at the airport, Rick Pitino embarrassed on the radio, Matt Schaub mocked by a restaurant in his own city. Who says being a sports figure is easy? This week dished up full servings of humiliation.

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2013
  12. Journey of a lifetime in Nicaragua

    Candice Wiggins

    I recently took a weeklong trip to Nicaragua on behalf of the WNBA along with my Tulsa Shock sister Jennifer Lacy and NBA representative (and fellow Stanford Cardinal) Becky Bonner. We teamed up with the U.S. embassy with the ultimate goal of empower...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  13. In the game with Robin Roberts: Taurasi & Griner -espnW

    Leslie Goldman

    If she had it her way, Brittney Griner could eat a pound of bacon. Daily. And Diana Taurasi has an eggplant parmigiana pasta named after her that has her taste of approval.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2013
  14. Flashback: WNBA starts at the top

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    On this day in 1996, Val Ackerman was named the first president of the WNBA. The announcement came four months after the NBA Board of Governors had approved the concept of the new professional women's basketball league. Ackerman held the position unt...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  15. In the game with Robin Roberts: Bill Laimbeer -espnW

    Leslie Goldman

    Former Detroit Pistons "Bad Boy" and current Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer has tried his hand at hunting, golfing and acting, but he has never had more success than as a coach in the WNBA.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  16. espnW -- Monica Wright and Kevin Durant could start hoop supercou...

    Sarah Spain

    Kevin Durant and Monica Wright announced they are engaged. In this week's TWSS, Sarah Spain ponders other possible NBA/WNBA pairings.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2013