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WNBA stars pick the top three teams to watch in March Madness

If you could ask anyone to fill out your March Madness bracket, you should ask a WNBA player. They know the competitive college game better than almost anyone, having likely already played for four years themselves in the NCAA Tournament before going to the pro game. But unlike college players, they aren’t too close to the game or myopic about their own teams or conferences...
Via Excelle Sports
1 hour ago

Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird sign letter to defend LGBT rights in Texas

A nonprofit human rights organization called Athlete Ally organized 50 of its members to sign an open letter opposing new Texas legislation that is currently being considered by the state government. Senate Bill 6 (SB6) regulates bathroom access based on a person’s birth certificate and does not take into consideration a person’s gender identity. Athletes like Seattle Storm...
Via Excelle Sports
1 day ago

WATCH: Life after the "Big Three" for Geno Auriemma and UConn

SNY's Michelle Yu and former UConn Women Huskies greats Sue Bird and Kara Wolters preview life for Geno Auriemma's team after the "Big Three" of Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson, and Morgan Tuck graduated after last season.
Via SNY
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA's new playoff format ratchets up the pressure

The 20th season of the WNBA follows up with a new playoff format that may remind you somewhat of the wild card games in Major League Baseball and the NFL — but with a couple of twists. For the majority of the league’s history, the playoffs featured eight teams in three rounds of best-of-three series, with the WNBA Finals themselves growing into a best-of-five series in 2005....
Via Yardbarker
September 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Team USA captain Sue Bird listed at day-to-day with knee sprain

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Sue Bird and the U.S. women's basketball team received some good news Wednesday when an MRI revealed that the team captain and point guard just had a knee capsule sprain.Bird had initially feared the injury would be much worse."Obviously I felt a huge relief." Bird said in a statement provided by USA Basketball. "The hardest part is waiting and not knowing. So,...
Via Associated Press
August 17, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA withdraws fines for teams that protested gun violence

The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for multiple teams and players that protested recent gun violence by wearing black warmup shirts before their games. The Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury were each fined $5,000, and players on those teams were fined $500 a piece for wearing black T-shirts calling attention to shootings by and against police officers in place of...
Via The Comeback
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Sue Bird signs multiyear deal with Seattle Storm

Sue Bird has signed a multi-year deal with the Seattle Storm The team announced the contract Tuesday. The 35-year-old Bird was the top free agent in the WNBA this season, although she was always expected to stick with the team she has spent her entire career with since being drafted No. 1 in 2002. Bird averaged 10.3 points and 5.4 assists last season in 27 games. She helped Seattle...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

AP sources: Sue Bird signs multiyear deal with Seattle Storm

Sue Bird is staying in Seattle. According to two people with knowledge of the situation, the Storm re-signed their star guard to a multiyear contract. The people spoke to The Associated Press early Tuesday on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. The 35-year-old Bird was the top free agent in the WNBA this season, although she was always expected to stick...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Bird scores 22 as Storm beat Shock 74-68

SEATTLE (AP) Sue Bird scored 22 points and Camille Little added 16 to help the Seattle Storm rally from a 13-point second-half deficit and beat the Tulsa Shock 74-68 on Sunday night. Bird, who scored 10 in the fourth quarter, hit four 3s as Seattle (12-20) climbed into a tie with Tulsa (12-20) for fifth, two games behind San Antonio for the fourth and final playoff spot with games...
Via Associated Press
August 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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