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It became apparent a few weeks ago that the phrase "It is what it is" was going to be a mantra around the Phoenix Mercury's camp. The phrase is less about resignation than an acknowledgement of reality for the defending WNBA champions, who will begin the 2015 season not at all resembling the player. . . Read More
After a steady climb through the coaching ranks during the past few seasons, new Kansas University women’s basketball assistant Damitria Buchanan elected to go back in time. Since her playing days ended at Texas A&M — after three Big 12 championships and a trio of Top 10 finishes — Buchanan moved. . . Read More
Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor will be in street clothes Friday night and Brittney Griner not even in the building when the Phoenix Mercury unveil their WNBA championship banner. The banner and accompany ring ceremony will serve as reminders that, yes, the Mercury are the defending champs. Because . . . Read More
It's exactly two decades since Ukraine finished top of the pile and won the competition - thanks mainly to the unstoppable Maryna Tkachenko who led the way in points, rebounds, assists and steals. That high tide mark is way above anything else Ukraine have achieved, having failed to make the quarte. . . Read More
Ten years ago, Turkey hosted the event as they made a Final Round debut as host nation. They have since went on to take a silver medal in 2011 and then a bronze medal two years ago in France. That last EuroBasket Women accomplishment was sandwiched in between a maiden Olympic experience at London. . . Read More
Poland have a proud EuroBasket Women heritage stretching back more than 75 years. It culminated in them winning their first ever title in 1999 behind the contributions of the legendary Malgorzata Dydek. While they went on to qualify for the quarter-finals at the subsequent three editions of the. . . Read More
UNCASVILLE — Had it been an isolated incident, one of those things, the announcement Friday that veteran forward Kelsey Griffin had hip surgery could have been considered just another inconvenience every team eventually faces during a WNBA season.. . . Read More
I caught up with Los Angeles Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike before Thursday's preseason game against the Connecticut Sun for a story on Ogwumike and her sister Chiney. Towards the end of the interview I was able to get Nneka's take on playing for UConn Hall of Fame coach Geno Auriemma and the U.S.. . . Read More

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