Tag: WNBA

WNBA Legend Teresa Weatherspoon Named New Orleans Pelicans Full-Time Assistant Coach

Women are breaking barriers in the realm of sports. According to ESPN, WNBA legend Teresa Weatherspoon has been named full-time assistant coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. The New Orleans Pelicans are elevating Naismith Hall of Famer and WNBA legend Teresa Weatherspoon to a full-time coaching position.https://t.co/D6Z4DZzxN1 — ESPN Women’s Hoops (@ESPN_WomenHoop) November 16, 2020 […]

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Oligarch of the Month: Kelly Loeffler

Earlier this year, Kelly Loeffler—by many accounts the richest person in Congress—decided she wanted just a little more. Publicly, Loeffler, a former asset management executive whom Georgia’s Republican governor had appointed to the Senate in December, was confident, reassuring, and, above all else, dismissive about Covid-19. “Democrats have dangerously and intentionally misled the American people […]

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Candace Parker And Her Daughter Become Owners Of Pro Soccer Team

WNBA star Candace Parker is on a mission to change the narrative surrounding gender disparities in sports ownership and she’s empowering her daughter to follow suit. According to CBS Sports, the Los Angeles Sparks player and her 11-year-old daughter Lailaa Nicole Williams recently became part-owners of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Angel City team. The […]

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Billie Jean King And Candace Parker Join The Ownership Group Of Angel City FC

It’s official: the NWSL’s newest expansion team will be sticking with the name Angel City Football Club. The Los Angeles-based franchise was first announced by the league in July, with a star-studded ownership group that includes Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman, venture capitalist Kara Nortman and the club’s president, Julie Uhrman. Serena Williams, her husband […]

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WNBA Star Jewell Loyd Delivers Moving Tribute to Kobe, Gianna Bryant Following Seattle Storm’s WNBA Title: ‘It’s Special’

The Seattle Storm poses for a picture after winning the WNBA Championship after defeating the Las Vegas Aces 92-59 during Game 3 of the WNBA Finals at Feld Entertainment Center on October 06, 2020 in Palmetto, Florida.Photo: Julio Aguilar (Getty Images) For those of you who are stabbing your LeBron James voodoo dolls with a […]

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The Sports World Reacts to the Breonna Taylor Verdict: ‘We Will Not Be Silent and Accept State Sanctioned Murder’

A protester walks toward Portland police with a sign honoring Breonna Taylor on September 23, 2020 in Portland, United States.Photo: Nathan Howard (Getty Images) We knew it was going to happen. Yet despite having months to mentally prepare ourselves for the inevitable, it still rattled almost every last one of us to our core: there […]

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NBA And WNBA Players Reacted To The Grand Jury Decision In Breonna Taylor’s Case

On Wednesday afternoon, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced the decision from a grand jury regarding charges for the three officers who raided the home of Breonna Taylor and her boyfriend in late March and killed Taylor, who was unarmed. Cameron announced that only one officer (Sgt. Brett Hankison) would be charged at all, and […]

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An Alysha Clark Buzzer Beater Helped The Storm Hold Off The Lynx In Game 1 Of The Conference Finals

The Seattle Storm looked prime to let Game 1 of their Western Conference Finals tilt against the Minnesota Lynx slip away. Despite entering the fourth quarter up by nine, Minnesota chipped away during the final period, ultimately taking the lead with just over four minutes left. From there, the two teams played a back-and-forth affair […]

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Maya Moore Announces Marriage to Jonathan Irons, Who She Helped Free From Wrongful Conviction

Screenshot: @GMA When Maya Moore decided to step away from the WNBA in 2019 in order to fight for criminal justice reform, little did we know she was also fighting for love. Advertisement On Wednesday, the WNBA superstar announced on Good Morning America that Jonathan Irons, who she helped to regain his freedom after serving […]

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Shey Peddy Made A Buzzer-Beater To Lead The Mercury Over The Mystics In The WNBA Playoffs

With nine minutes to go on Tuesday evening, Shey Peddy and the Phoenix Mercury appeared to be in deep trouble. The Mercury trailed the Washington Mystics by 12 points and, with the WNBA’s single-elimination format in the first round of the postseason, Phoenix had no margin for error. However, a furious comeback ensued and, in […]

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WNBA Co-Owner Sen. Kelly Loeffler’s Anti-BLM Remarks Were Disrupted by Protesters. Loeffler Probably Loved That

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) If you’re a Georgia Republican running for re-election, slamming Black Lives Matter is potent political currency. Advertisement This certainly seems true for U.S. Sen. and co-owner of the WNBA team the Atlanta Dream Kelly Loeffler, who was a political nobody outside the state of Georgia until she criticized the league for […]

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Courtney Vandersloot Set A New WNBA Single-Game Assist Record With 18

Entering Monday night’s game, Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot already held multiple WNBA records for assists. The ten-year veteran boasts the No. 1 mark in career assists per game (6.31) and assist rate (36.0 percent), with Vandersloot quickly ascending into the top five on the league’s all-time list in total assists with 1,824. However, there […]

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So Maybe It’s Time to Defund Sports, Too

Photo: Kevin C. Cox (Getty Images) If you ever find yourself walking around downtown Pittsburgh on a Friday afternoon in the early fall—when the weather is still nice enough to be jacket-less—you’d encounter many of the amenities that consistently place it on America’s Most Livable Cities lists. The world-renowned Cultural District. Restaurants helmed by Beard-nominated […]

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Because Police Refuse to Stop Shooting Unarmed Black People, We Now Live In a World Without Professional Sports

AUGUST 26: Officials stand beside an empty court after the scheduled start of game five between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic in the first round of the 2020 NBA Playoffs at AdventHealth Arena at ESPN Wide World Of Sports Complex on August 26, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.Photo: Ashley Landis-Pool (Getty Images) […]

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The WNBA Joined The NBA In Sitting Out Wednesday’s Games As Protest

It’s been a historic day in the world of professional sports. After much discussion in recent days about the possibility of NBA players sitting out upcoming games as a form of protest to the latest police shooting involving an unarmed black man, players formed a unified front and decided to postpone Wednesday’s playoff games. The […]

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Phoenix’s Brittney Griner Left The WNBA Bubble For Personal Reasons

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has left IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida — where the 2020 WNBA season is being held — due to personal reasons, the team announced Saturday. “Our team’s commitment remains on the 2020 regular season and playoffs,” the Mercury’s statement read. “Our players and coaches will have no additional comment on […]

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The Dallas Wings And Isabelle Harrison Launched The ‘I Am’ Campaign

The Dallas Wings launched its I Am campaign on Wednesday amplifying the work of the team’s forward Isabelle Harrison who began the I Am movement back in July. The campaign will feature a video series that the team created as part of its social justice platform under the WNBA’s Justice Movement. Harrison was featured in […]

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Rookie Sensation Chennedy Carter Is Out Up To Two Weeks With An Ankle Injury

After a dismal 2019 campaign, the Atlanta Dream entered the 2020 season with some optimism, focused chiefly on their young core and hopefulness that No. 4 overall pick Chennedy Carter could inject some life into an offense that struggled mightily without Angel McCoughtry. Starting her WNBA career off in the first weeks of the Wubble, […]

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