Mission accomplished: Paul George and Tamika Catchings return home with gold medals

They went into the Olympics having very different approaches. Paul George was fired up to participate in international basketball and represent his country in doing so for the first time. It was a childhood dream. Tamika Catchings, meanwhile, is in the final months of her professional career and had played a key role on the USA Basketball Women’s Olympic Team in each of the past...
Via Vigilant Sports
1 day ago

Rio Olympics: Former Vol Tamika Catchings Wins Fourth Gold Medal

Former Tennessee women’s basketball player won her fourth gold medal with the USA women’s basketball team in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Tamika Catchings helped to make history at the Rio Olympics on Saturday by leading the U.S. Women’s Basketball Team to a gold medal for the fourth straight time.  The team beat Spain 101-72 to […] Rio Olympics: Former Vol Tamika Catchings Wins...
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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.
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Catchings bids farewell to her international career in gold medal game

Tamika Catchings thought she was done t London. She thought that it would be her third and final Olympics. They left with a gold medal, earning it in a dominating fashion, and that it was time to turn it over to the young ones. Later, Diana Taurasi talked her out of it. “Yeah, we’re coming back for one more,” Taurasi, who was on the last three Olympic Teams like Catchings...
Via Vigilant Sports
2 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The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for multiple teams and players that protested recent gun violence by wearing black warmup shirts before their games.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...
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July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Catchings scores 26 after death of former coach Pat Summitt

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) Tamika Catchings scored 26 points a day after the death of her former Tennessee coach, Pat Summitt, and the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 95-83 on Wednesday. Catchings hit a 3-pointer with 7:33 left in the first quarter and immediately pointed toward the sky in a tribute to Summitt, who died Tuesday. In the fourth quarter, Catchings found Tiffany Mitchell...
Via Associated Press
June 29, 2016  |  Discuss

WNBA star Tamika Catchings interns at NBA offices

NEW YORK (AP) Over the course of her storied career, Tamika Catchings has spent many hours at the NBA and WNBA offices. Whether it was for league meetings, union business or just because she was in town, the Indiana Fever star always felt comfortable there. Last month, Catchings had a different reason to come to New York. The 10-time All-Star spent a few weeks in January as an...
Via Associated Press
February 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Catchings leads Fever past Mystics 78-73 in Game 1

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tamika Catchings had 22 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Fever to a 78-73 win over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Catchings endured a lengthy scoring drought from midway through the first quarter to midway through the third. However, when the Fever needed her most late in the game, Catchings came...
Via Associated Press
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Catchings scores 25 to lead Fever past Sky, 71-67

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Tamika Catchings scored 25 points and Briann January added 14 to help the Indiana Fever beat the Chicago Sky 71-67 Saturday night, securing the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Indiana (16-17) shot 66.7 percent during the first quarter to take a 32-16 lead after the opening period. It marked the highest first quarter point total for the Fever this...
Via Associated Press
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

East claims WNBA All-Star Game in OT

PHOENIX -- Shoni Schimmel scored an All-Star game record 29 points and had eight assists as the East pulled out a 125-124 victory Saturday over the West in the first WNBA All-Star Game to go into overtime. Tamika Catchings, an All-Star for a record-tying ninth time, made a layup with six seconds to go to give the East the lead and then knocked the ball away from Skylar Diggins on...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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