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GRO NYC – Girls Ramp Division At Riverside Skate Contest
by Girls Riders Organization, Inc.
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:53pm

Riverside Skatepark is having a contest and have not forgotten the girls! There will be a girls only mini ramp contest included in the days events. This is an opportunity for all the girls around NYC to come represent the ladies, get excited and share...more

Mud running, masochism and (some preliminary remarks on) the ethics of suffering [GUEST POST]
by The Rabbit Hole
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:51pm

Tough Mudder. Spartan Race. Warrior Dash.  If you yourself have not participated in one of these events I am sure that you know someone who has.  Endurance mud running events have become all the rage recently feeding into our Western tradition o...more

2014 WNBA Playoffs predictions: Phoenix Mercury, Chicago Sky the favorites
by Swish Appeal
posted August 29, 2014 at 1:45pm

We bring together our predictions panel one more time for the Eastern and Western Conference Finals and, consistent with what most people expect, predict the WNBA Finals as well. With the Western Conference Finals beginning today, we make our final pre...more

The road (and days) to the WNBA conference finals
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:53pm

Western Conference finals:The Lynx-Mercury series offers intriguing match ups.Game one Friday in Phoenix will be a "white out."Lynx:The hard road to a Lynx dynasty.Rookie Damiris Dantas could miss all of the West finals games due to family matters.Today's...more

Soccer: NCAA – Hey, All Those Other Conferences – Projections, Part II
by All White Kit
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:52pm

* = Projected NCAA Tournament Team Missouri Valley *1. Illinois State – 43 2. Loyola (Ill.) – 24 3. Evansville – 22 4. Missouri State – 19 5. Indiana State – 16 6. Drake – 15 7. Northern Iowa – 10 As is usually...more

Fever vs. Sky, Eastern Conference Finals preview: A motivated Indiana team faces an upstart Chicago franchise
by Swish Appeal
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:48pm

After going head-to-head with Angel McCoughtry in the first round, Chicago Sky star Elena Delle Donne will now have to contend with veteran former MVP and WNBA champion Tamika Catchings in the Eastern Conference Finals. Both the Chicago Sky and Indiana...more

Skylar Diggins wins 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year award
by Swish Appeal
posted August 28, 2014 at 1:47pm

The second year guard had a quantum leap in her 2014 performance after an inconsistent 2013 season. The WNBA has announced that Tulsa Shock guard Skylar Diggins has won the 2014 WNBA Most Improved Player Award. Diggins was second in the league in scori...more

Delle Donne breaks Atlanta's heart; Sky move on to East Finals
by Swish Appeal
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:52pm

Sky forward Elena Delle Donne scored 17 of her 34 points in the fourth quarter to bring the Sky back from 17 points down in the fourth quarter and hit the shot that put the Sky ahead for good, 81-80 in the deciding Game Three of the Eastern Conference S...more

Dream vs. Sky Game 3 final score: Elena Delle Donne completes Chicago's comeback with a game winner
by Swish Appeal
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:50pm

The Chicago Sky was down by as many as 20 points in this game. But a 30-13 fourth quarter run, plus an Elena Delle Donne game winning shot with 8 seconds left gave the Sky an 81-80 lead, which they held onto the rest of the way. SKY ADVANCE TO EASTERN C...more

High School Basketball Hazing Case May Go to Trial
by Title IX Blog
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:48pm

Last year we posted about a lawsuit filed in federal court in Tennessee, in which the plaintiffs -- three high-school aged sisters and their parents -- sued the Rutherford County Board of Education after being hazed in a sexual manner upon joining the gir...more

WNBA star Swin Cash part of historic all-female sports show
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:17pm

USA Basketball released its official training-camp roster on Monday and a big name was curiously not included, three-time WNBA champion Swin Cash. But Cash said she retired from the national team after the London Olympics, winning her second gold medal. ...more

Why the L.A. Sparks lost to the Phoenix Mercury in the 2014 WNBA Playoffs
by Swish Appeal
posted August 27, 2014 at 12:16pm

We've discussed the problems with the L.A. Sparks over and over here, but with their 2014 season ending with a first round sweep and blowout loss at home it's painfully obvious that they need to make changes this offseason. Back before the 2012 draft, ...more

USA Basketball women's national team training camp roster and scrimmage dates released
by Swish Appeal
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:56pm

Read the roster and list of games here. USA Basketball has named 27 players to its training camp roster for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for women in Turkey. Training camp begins on September 8 at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, ...more

Chicago Sky's Allie Quigley discusses series with Atlanta Dream, winning WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year
by Swish Appeal
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:55pm

Swish Appeal spoke to Allie Quigley before the Chicago Sky's 92-83 loss to the Atlanta Dream in the first round of the 2014 WNBA Playoffs. Quigley discussed having a career year in her hometown, making the adjustment to playing point guard, and being na...more

Inquest report on racehorse breeder Lucy Stack's death
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:49pm

A few months ago I posted on the tragically early death of racehorse breeder Lucy Stack. Her moving letters to her family were reproduced in many papers and in that post, as were the tributes paid to her at the funeral. An inquest into her death took plac...more

Byline to Finish Line: The process of making a fresh start
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 26, 2014 at 2:46pm

This year, she is part of the back to school rush. That’s something she never saw happening. Nervousness and excitement mix in her eyes as she sips her Saturday morning coffee and talks about starting her degree program at the community co...more

Sky vs. Dream Game 2 final score: Atlanta forces a Game 3 after a 92-83 win
by Swish Appeal
posted August 25, 2014 at 5:24pm

Angel McCoughtry score 39 points on 13-of-20 shooting, and Tiffany Hayes added 15 more points to help the Atlanta Dream force a Game 3 in their playoff series against the Chicago Sky. The final score was 92-83. The Sky lose a hard fought battle to the @...more

Sparks vs. Mercury, Game 2 final score: Phoenix blows out L.A., heads to second straight Conference Finals
by Swish Appeal
posted August 25, 2014 at 5:24pm

As we expected, the Phoenix Mercury swept the Los Angeles Sparks in two games. And in the second game, the Merc handed the Sparks' behinds to them: FINAL: Mercury 93, Sparks 68. Phoenix advances to the WCF against the Lynx! Game 1 is at home on Augu...more

Wendy Parker on the increasingly guilty pleasures of the football fan
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted August 25, 2014 at 4:34pm

Tweet On Monday my post is generally related to a sports topic prominently in the news, is focused on the business of sports or covers a sports subject at random. This week I am devoting posts to the upcoming American football season, college and pro, wi...more

AWK: DC-area AmWoSo 2014 summer in review
by All White Kit
posted August 25, 2014 at 4:33pm

Four of the year’s best players: Spirit Reserves’ Sam Lofton and Ashley Herndon battle Braddock Road’s Allie Wisner while Marisa Park looks on. (photo by Larry J. Clark) Power Rankings: 1. Washington Spirit Reserves 2. ASA Chesapeake...more

Softball Standouts Plourde and Prezioso Represent Atlantic 10, Exemplify Mid-Major Potential at Next Level
by klombardo1
posted August 25, 2014 at 4:31pm

Former Atlantic 10 softball standouts Sara Plourde and Sarah Prezioso find themselves in the minority of players in the professional and international ranks. Following their stellar careers at UMass and Temple, respectively, it is not their skills that se...more

Cyclocross is just around the corner...
by Christine
posted August 25, 2014 at 4:30pm

OK, well in my case it's on the other side of the WORLD as my first race is next weekend in CHINA!Ninove crit by Yves Schollaert Yes, you read that correctly.  I'm heading over to China with my good friend Ellen van Loy and Jonas is coming as o...more

Two tickets punched to the WNBA conference finals
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 24, 2014 at 9:59pm

The Fever beat the Mystics in overtime, 81-76, to win the series and advance to the Eastern Conference finals.Tamika Catchings again lead Indiana, with 26 points and 11 rebounds. But this time her point contributions put her past Lisa Leslie as the WNBA's...more

The 2014 WNBA season and double-digit scoring players on teams
by Swish Appeal
posted August 24, 2014 at 9:58pm

We look at the teams in the WNBA with players scoring in double digits. Which team was the most prolific in double-digit scorers? Which team had the most double-digit scorers in a game? This week I received a letter from Alexandre DeCarvalho of Brazi...more

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