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Brittney Griner speaks out for the 1st time since she was released from a Russian prison

Brittney Griner speaks out for the 1st time since she was released from a Russian prison

Griner was traded for Russian Viktor Bout on December 8. December 16, 2022, 11:37 AM ET • 4 min read Brittney Griner thanked her family and friends and credited her faith for surviving her time in custody Friday in her first comments since being released from a Russian prison earlier this month. “It feels so …

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Rebecca Lobo and Steve Rushin's daughter play for CT hoops title

Rebecca Lobo and Steve Rushin’s daughter play for CT hoops title

With 2.1 seconds left and the score tied, Elizabeth Kitley took an inbounds pass, turned and calmly swung a long two-pointer to beat North Carolina at the buzzer on Feb. 23. As her Virginia Tech teammates mobbed the 6-foot-6 senior, the television camera turned to her father in the stands. Ralph Kitley is 6-10. He …

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Stanford's Haley Jones was a lottery lock.  What changed?

Stanford’s Haley Jones was a lottery lock. What changed?

Haley Jones entered her senior season as a near-consensus No. 2 pick in the WNBA draft, but now some analysts expect her to fall out of the lottery. The Stanford guard’s stock had fallen before the top-seeded Cardinals’ second-round exit in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, despite her highest-scoring season. Some mock drafts have her …

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IU women's basketball says goodbye to one of its greats, Grace Berger

IU women’s basketball says goodbye to one of its greats, Grace Berger

BLOOMINGTON — Grace Berger sits in front of her locker and stares at the floor as cameras pan around her. She’s about 30 minutes away from her final game at Assembly Hall, a second-round NCAA Tournament game against 9th-seeded Miami. This was meant to be a joyous occasion, a celebratory send-off for one of the …

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Washington Mystics hires Ashlee McGee as assistant coach

Washington Mystics hires Ashlee McGee as assistant coach

Associated PressMarch 22, 20231 minute reading WASHINGTON – The Washington Mystics hired Ashlee McGee as an assistant coach. The team announced the move on Tuesday. McGee was video coordinator for the Minnesota Lynx (2020-2022) and video/player development officer for the Minnesota Timberwolves (2021-2023). She was also an advanced scout for the Los Angeles Sparks during …

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Iowa State’s Stephanie Soares to enter WNBA Draft after eligibility waiver request denied

Iowa State forward/center Stephanie Soares will enter the 2023 WNBA Draft after the NCAA denied her waiver for an extra year of eligibility, the program announced Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know: Soares was seeking an extra year after playing in 13 contests for Iowa State before tearing the ACL in her left knee …

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Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman joins the Dallas Wings front office team

Basketball Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman joins the Dallas Wings front office team

Nancy Lieberman joins another basketball team in Dallas. The two-time Olympian and basketball Hall of Famer officially joined the Dallas Wings to serve as an official team ambassador, the team announced Wednesday. “I cannot express how humbled I am to be an ambassador for the WNBA’s Dallas Wings. My heart and home have been in …

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Gucci Releases Episode 3 of 'GG Legends' Docuseries f/ WNBA Star Aerial Powers

Gucci Releases Episode 3 of ‘GG Legends’ Docuseries f/ WNBA Star Aerial Powers

In collaboration with FACEIT, Gucci released episode 3 of GG Legends with WBNA Minnesota Lynx basketball star and Team Liquid Brand co-owner, Aerial Powers. In the episode, she discusses how she overcame hardships as well as her passion for gaming. She also shares her vision for the future of gaming, which is slowly opening up …

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WNBA Pushes to Change Its Travel Arrangements (VIDEO)

WNBA revenue totaled $60 million last season and viewership was at its highest point in 14 years. But teams still travel as families on a tight budget. “Travel is always a pain point,” said Terri Carmichael Jackson, executive director of the WNBA Players Association. “Unfortunately, I’ve been in this role for seven years and I’ve …

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