Nneka Ogwumike elected WNBA players' union president

NEW YORK (AP) League MVP Nneka Ogwumike is the new WNBA players' union president. She succeeds Tamika Catchings, who held that role since 2004 before retiring from the league at the end of this past season. Ogwumike is joined on the executive committee by Layshia Clarendon (first vice president), Monique Currie and Chiney Ogwumike (vice presidents) and Monica Wright (secretary...
Via Associated Press
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Catchings' career ends and Fever kneel in anthem protest

The new WNBA playoff format began with a protest and ended with Phoenix and Atlanta advancing. It also produced the final game of Tamika Catchings' illustrious career when the Fever lost to the eighth-seeded Mercury 89-78 on Wednesday night. Even though she lost, Catchings was proud of her teammates and the stand they took before the game when the entire squad knelt during the...
Via Associated Press
September 22, 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....
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September 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Catchings, White to celebrate together at farewell ceremony

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Kelly Krauskopf started constructing the fledgling Indiana Fever around home-state favorite Stephanie White. Turns out, the hard-working rookie she drafted in 2001, Tamika Catchings, emerged as the face of the franchise. On Sunday, the two most iconic players in Fever history - one now a coach - will say farewell to the WNBA in their final regular-season home...
Via Associated Press
September 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul George bought 5,000 tickets for Tamika Catchings’ last regular season game

Sunday will be the final regular season game for WNBA great Tamika Catchings. And, thanks to Paul George, several lucky people will be able to watch the game courtesy of the Pacers star. George purchased 5,000 balcony seats, which will be distributed to fans on Friday at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office. .@Yg_Trece has purchased 5,000 tickets for @Catchin24's final regular...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Paul George makes awesome gesture to WNBA legend

Tamika Catchings, one of the greatest players in WNBA history, is retiring after this season. Her final regular season game is on Sunday when the Indiana Fever host the Dallas Wings at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Fever announced Thursday that Indiana Pacers star Paul George purchased 5,000 tickets to the game in an effort to pack the house and give Catchings the regular-season...
Via The Sports Daily
September 15, 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

Lynx, Fever prep for pivotal Game 3 of WNBA Finals

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tamika Catchings didn't get much sleep after her Indiana Fever lost Game 2 of the WNBA Finals to Minnesota. It wasn't just because of the foul trouble that saddled her all game. It was the lack of execution she and her teammates had down the stretch in Minnesota's 77-71 win. "We weren't focused enough in the final few minutes and that's what cost us," Catchings said...
Via Fox Sports North
October 08, 2015  |  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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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