Liberty, Olympic star’s drive matched only by charitable spirit

Tina Charles is as close as there is to a sure bet to win Olympic gold in Saturday’s women’s basketball final. Yet the Liberty center and Jamaica, Queens, native might be an even better person than she is player. Charles starts for arguably the most dominant squad in Rio de Janeiro, with Team USA having...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

U.S. rolls again in Olympic women’s basketball, routs China 105-62

RIO DE JANEIRO — The Americans cruised into the quarterfinals after routing China 105-62 Sunday, finishing women’s basketball group play undefeated and unchallenged. Tina Charles scored 12 of her 18 points in the first quarter, and the U.S. easily wrapped up its 46th straight win in its quest for a sixth consecutive gold medal. The Americans (5-0) are on a record scoring pace...
Via The Denver Post
8 days ago

USA beats China in final game of pool play

The U.S. bigs came up large for in the win over China with Tina Charles and Brittney Griner each scoring 18 points. The win kept the United States undefeated in the Rio Olympics.
Via CSN Chicago
9 days ago

WATCH: Geno Auriemma praises Tina Charles for Black Lives Matter stand

USA Basketball head coach Geno Auriemma has a glorious history with Tina Charles, now a star for the New York Liberty and WNBA MVP candidate. Charles, who is playing for Auriemma this month at the Rio Olympics, helped her former college coach collect two of his 11 national championships at UConn in 2009 and 2010. She is now one of the top players on Team USA during its quest for...
Via Excelle Sports
21 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The WNBA has withdrawn its fines for multiple teams and players that protested recent gun violence by wearing black warmup shirts before their games.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
July 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles leads Liberty to sixth straight win, 80-79 over Sky

NEW YORK (AP) Tina Charles had 21 points and 13 rebounds to lead New York to an 80-79 victory over the Chicago Sky on Friday night for the Liberty's sixth consecutive win. Sugar Rodgers added 13 points for the Liberty (10-4), who are third in the AP power poll. Charles was sporting a clear mask after she broke her nose Wednesday in a double-overtime win over Atlanta. It didn...
Via Associated Press
June 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Charles scores 28 to help Liberty beat Wings 91-88

NEW YORK (AP) Tina Charles scored 28 points and Sugar Rodgers added 18 to help the New York Liberty beat the Dallas Wings 91-88 on Tuesday night. Charles broke an 85-85 tie with a jumper from the top of the key with 40 seconds remaining after Kiah Stokes grabbed an offensive rebound. Dallas had a chance to take the lead, but Plenette Pierson's 3-pointer from the wing was short...
Via Associated Press
June 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Liberty too much for visiting Lynx, 81-68

NEW YORK -- Tina Charles and Epiphanny Prince wanted to come home to New York and make the Liberty relevant again. After two downtrodden seasons where New York missed the playoffs, they have the Liberty back in the postseason. "It's really special for me," Charles said. "I haven't been in the playoffs the last two or three years, but it means more with this franchise. Being home...
Via Fox Sports North
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

WNBA star Tina Charles donates half salary to her foundation

NEW YORK -- Liberty star Tina Charles' foundation is always close to her heart. The New York native once again will donate half of her WNBA salary to a charity she started to honor her aunt who died of multiple organ failure in 2013. Charles has already bought 142 automatic external defibrillators over the past few years. She'll donate approximately $50,000 of her salary for the...
Via Associated Press
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Cooper returns to bench but Dream fall to Liberty

ATLANTA -- Tina Charles had 29 points and 14 rebounds as the New York Liberty beat Atlanta 83-76 to spoil Dream coach Michael Cooper's early return to the sideline. Cooper missed Atlanta's past five games after being diagnosed with early-stage tongue cancer, and had surgery July 24. Team officials at the time said that Cooper, 58, was expected to miss about two weeks. By winning...
Via Fox Sports South
August 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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