VIDEO: Two Former UConn Greats Looking for Fourth Gold Medal

Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird are going to reach rarified air as basketball players with four gold medals. The United States women’s national basketball team has won five straight Olympic gold medals and look to make it six on Saturday. Former UConn teammates and star players Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird have been there for the past three. The two played together on the 2002 UConn...
Via The UConn Blog
2 days ago

Golden Girls: USA wins sixth straight Olympic hoops title

The United States clobbered Spain in the gold medal game the Olympic title at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings all won their fourth Olympic gold medals.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Rio Social Media Roundup: The golden relay edition

Each day of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Excelle Sports will choose 10 of its favorite posts from social media to bring to right to you. Across every sport, here are our picks for the 14th official day of the Olympic Games and the best of Team USA and beyond. Also every day? A guaranteed gem from Leslie Jones. Boss at relays They did it!!! ⚡️#USA wins #Gold in the women's 4x100m...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

US women's basketball 1 win from 6th consecutive gold medal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) There was a calm, relaxed atmosphere at the final practice for the U.S. women's basketball team. Maybe it's because injured guard Sue Bird was able to participate. Or maybe because many of the players have been in this position before - a win away from another Olympic title. ''I understand it's a gold medal game, we've approached it like any other game,''...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Storm’s Jenny Boucek on Sue Bird, club and country

Seattle Storm coach Jenny Boucek could be forgiven for cursing the heavens, or even a system that took her starting point guard and deployed her in games for the national team, when Sue Bird left Tuesday’s Olympic quarterfinal game against Japan with a knee injury. But to hear Boucek tell it, her first response was one of empathy, not anger. “I just was feeling for her,” Boucek...
Via Excelle Sports
4 days ago

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: Sue Bird suffers knee capsule sprain, day-to-day

It appears Sue Bird avoided the worst possible news Thursday, when USA Basketball announced she’d suffered a knee capsule sprain in Tuesday’s quarterfinal victory over Japan. She’s listed as day-to-day. Bird left the game in the second quarter, and looked concerned on the bench over her injury. An MRI revealed the limited damage, however. “Obviously I felt a huge relief,”...
Via Excelle Sports
5 days ago

Sue Bird diagnosed with knee sprain, listed as day-to-day

USA Basketball released an update on point guard Sue Bird who injured her knee in the United States' quarterfinal match win against Japan. She was diagnosed with a knee capsule sprain after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday. The three-time gold medalist is listed as day-to-day. Bird left the game against Japan with 6:33 remaining in the second quarter and did not return. After the game...
Via CSN Chicago
5 days ago

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
29 days ago  |  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

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