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Video – Interview with Stephanie Skinner Ahead of Fight with
by Wombat Sports
posted September 16, 2014 at 7:40pm

Stephanie Skinner has waited two long years to fight Angelica Chavez and after her backing out twice due to health issues, Skinner is hoping third time is a charm. Skinner is looking for a much needed win to help jump start her career and impress her new...more

USA Basketball beat Canada in exhibition, 76-51
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 16, 2014 at 4:07pm

The U.S. Women's National Team overcame a slow start to down Canada, 76-51, in an exhibition tonight. Nneka Ogwumike paved the way with 10 points.Canada turned in a strong performance.The four players who were cut prior to tonight's game were Briann Janua...more

Tuesday morning links: Sylvia Fowles out for World Championships, Team USA beats Team Canada, Kia Nurse impresses
by Swish Appeal
posted September 16, 2014 at 3:56pm

Links from yesterday, including some updates on who might be on the final USA Basketball Women's National Team roster. With Team USA facing and beating Team Canada yesterday, there were plenty of articles about players on both sides with content releva...more

The Colombia Women’s Cycling Team Look Naked
by Draft Day Suit
posted September 16, 2014 at 3:55pm

As a Buccaneers fan, I’ve been upset all season that the new Tampa Bay uniforms this year look like digital clocks. I stopped being sad for myself when I realized I could be a fan of the Colombia Women’s Cycling team. Holy hell. It looks like...more

NCAA Soccer: Maryland downs Rutgers, 2-0, in Big 10 opener
by All White Kit
posted September 15, 2014 at 12:21pm

An enthusiastic crowd of 1,420 – including the Mighty Sound of Maryland pep band, which played throughout the match – showed up at Ludwig Field for Maryland’s inaugural home match in Big 10 competition. The crowd would not be disappointe...more

The 2014 WNBA season by the numbers: Are the 2014 Phoenix Mercury the best ever?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 15, 2014 at 12:19pm

How does the 2014 Mercury compare to the other great teams in WNBA history? Was the 2014 season competitive or non-competitive? We blow some dust off our math books and take a look at the numbers. With Phoenix's dominant run through the 2014 WNBA sea...more

2014 United States Women's World Championship Roster: Who should make the team?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:31pm

With the 2014 WNBA Finals concluding on Friday night -- and congrats to my beloved Phoenix Mercury on their third WNBA Championship -- the focus moves towards the 2014 World Championships. For a long time, I've dreamed about holding a key position in t...more

Head Injuries: The Wrong Lesson
by The First Line
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:30pm

Back when I was so foolish as to write about other sports, one of the first stories that caught my attention, in part because I once found myself sitting across the aisle from her at an invitational,* was that of Jamie Carey. Some of you more dedicated w...more

2014 WNBA Finals: The value of Candice Dupree and Penny Taylor's contributions to the Phoenix Mercury's title
by Swish Appeal
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:22pm

Although Diana Taurasi's heroics at the end of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals solidified her place as Finals MVP after the Phoenix Mercury swept the Chicago Sky, the contributions of Candice Dupree and Penny Taylor can't be overlooked. Search the web for re...more

Writer says WNBA still looking for an identity
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 13, 2014 at 2:03pm

Interesting collection of thoughts in this piece:Recently, Griner proposed to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock, and potentially could become the first same-sex married couple in professional sports. The league seems unsure how to approa...more

Sky vs. Mercury, Game 3 final score: Phoenix overcomes Chicago comeback, wins 2014 WNBA Finals
by Swish Appeal
posted September 13, 2014 at 2:01pm

The Chicago Sky made a valiant comeback to lead in the fourth quarter of this game. But it was not enough for them to win the game, and prevent a sweep at the hands of the Phoenix Mercury. The Phoenix Mercury won Game 3 of the WNBA Finals by defeating ...more

2014 All-WNBA First and Second Teams: MVP Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx headline selections
by Swish Appeal
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:31pm

The Minnesota Lynx led the 2014 All-WNBA selections with three players honored, headlined by 2014 WNBA MVP Maya Moore. The WNBA has announced its 2014 All-WNBA First and Second Teams today with every player except Candace Parker on display in today's U...more

Get Ready, America - There's Another World Cup Coming (and it really should be played on grass).
by kalliegregg
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:28pm

This summer's World Cup in Brazil represented the evolution of the United States' relationship with soccer - the group stage match between the USMNT and Portugal had more viewers domestically than last year's World Series or NBA finals. Tim Howard's perfo...more

Alyssa Milano Expands Touch Brand to Include a Maternity Collection
by A Glam Slam
posted September 12, 2014 at 9:13pm

Alyssa Milano is expanding her Touch by Alyssa Milano brand to include its first collection of maternity wear. Touch originally launched in 2007, offering female fans a wide array of fashion-forward, sports-licensed apparel and accessories, acro...more

Women Crush Wednesday: Serena Williams
by Moving Down the Right Track
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:23pm

It’s been a while since my last post and I have recently been inspired!! Since I’ve decided to start on a wednesday… AKA Women Crush Wednesday I have to do my all-time favorite athlete SERENA WILLIAMS!!! So this past weekend she won he...more

NCAA Soccer – Big Ten – Non-Conference Review
by All White Kit
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:19pm

Making definitive conclusions on the Big Ten’s non-conference slate isn’t easy considering that though the league is (almost) done with non-league play, their opponents may still have two or three weeks of non-league games themselves left. It...more

USA Basketball links: Players get a taste of Midshipman life and tough decisions are ahead
by Swish Appeal
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:17pm

Yup, it's a second links post, but for the National Team. Here are some things that were going on as the USA Basketball women's national team gets ready for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. On Thursday, the USA Basketball women's national team w...more

Wendy Parker: If the news from the gridiron has you down
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:15pm

Tweet The Ray Rice story and the continuing angst by many Americans about the National Football League and the game of football is snowballing into a truly disturbing heap, and this probably will not stop anytime soon. It’s too soon to know if the...more

2014 WNBA Finals: Diana Taurasi closing in on Deanna Nolan's scoring record
by Swish Appeal
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:14pm

Kris Habbas of SB Nation's Bright Side of the Sun summarized Game 2 of the 2014 WNBA Finals and actually writes that the focus on the team's defense might be overshadowing how good they've been offensively, including Diana Taurasi adding to her already ou...more

Storm 2014 Exit Interviews: Noelle Quinn managed unpredictable playing time
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 10, 2014 at 8:34pm

Series Note: The Storm did not advance to the postseason for the first time since 2003. The team held its exit interviews Aug. 18. This series will feature conversations from the 12-player roster. PG Sue Bird's conversation was a feature used in the newsp...more

TUF 20 Primer – What You Should Know Going in
by Wombat Sports
posted September 10, 2014 at 8:31pm

After what seemed like a long 9 months, we are ready to see the start of what will be the most exciting season of The Ultimate Fighter, whicjh will air on Fox Sports 1. Sixteen fighters will vie for for the first ever UFC strawweight championship in what...more

Nation’s top women's basketball prospect, Asia Durr, commits to Louisville Cardinals
by Swish Appeal
posted September 10, 2014 at 2:11pm

After narrowing her list down to five teams, the nation's top prospect announced that she will be headed to Louisville in 2015. Louisville received a huge commitment today with the verbal pledge of the nation's top prospect, Asia Durr. Durr, the dynam...more

Mercury vs. Sky, Game 2 final score: Phoenix gets record win against Chicago, 97-68
by Swish Appeal
posted September 10, 2014 at 2:09pm

The Phoenix Mercury's length on defense and balance on offense just overwhelmed the Chicago Sky in the second half as they cruised to a record-setting 29-point win in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in the 2014 WNBA Finals. The Phoenix Mercury picked up righ...more

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