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Liberty edge Sparks 66-64
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 25, 2014 at 8:39am

My game story.More pictures:Sparks bench, with Candace Parker on the left and new coaching staff on the right.Sparks confer during a pause in the game.Liberty meet at a time out.Liberty coach Bill Laimbeer doesn't like a call.Gary Kloppenburg coaches from...more

FSU finally addressing sexual assault
by Title IX Blog
posted July 24, 2014 at 8:46pm

In April, I wrote aboutl the expose into the police handling of the investigation into allegations of sexual assault against quarterback Jameis Winston. In that post, I noted the lack of effort on the part of the university to address the issues, seek acc...more

Sports History Files: Germany’s stylish soccer renaissance
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 24, 2014 at 8:31pm

Tweet While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting recent links about sports history, books, culture and the arts that I haven’t mentioned here before. If you have any suggestions on great sports reads you’d like to ...more

INVICTA TEASER - AIN'T NO SUNSHINE | @wmmaroundup
by Women's MMA Roundup
posted July 24, 2014 at 8:26pm

  INVICTA TEASER - AIN'T NO SUNSHINE | @wmmaroundup Invicta Fighting Championships returns on September 6, 2014 with its 8th card in Kansas City. Two titles on the line and eight more exciting match ups. Watch it live at the Kansas City Municipal...more

Byline to Finish Line: Women race bicycles and other crazy dreams
by Byline to Finish Line
posted July 24, 2014 at 5:16pm

My first interaction with real cycling came in 2005 when I joined a Women’s Quest tour in Colorado. It was there where triathlon first caught my attention and also where I learned that mountain biking was not for me. But road cycling caught my atten...more

How A Skateboard Legend Is Using Her Skateboard To Improve The Future For Girls
by anngaff
posted July 24, 2014 at 1:32pm

  How A Skateboard Legend Is Using Her Skateboard To Improve The Future For Girls Through Girls Riders Organization, Inc.   New York, New York – July 24, 2014 – Skateboards are purchased everyday around the world.  But when t...more

Milana Dudieva UFC Debut Planned for China
by Wombat Sports
posted July 23, 2014 at 9:04pm

Phillips Dudieva Long time Russian MMA standout Milana Dudieva will look to make an immediate impact in the UFC as she heads to China to face Elizabeth Phillips. The match is planned to take place at UFC Fight Night Macao August 29 according to seve...more

The Daily Swish: Three WNBA players score career-highs on Tuesday night
by Swish Appeal
posted July 23, 2014 at 8:56pm

Here are some links on what's happened around the league Tuesday. Happy Wednesday everyone! Final Scores from Tuesday Maya Moore scored a career-high 48 points for the Minnesota Lynx in a 112-108 double overtime win over the Atlanta Dream. See her v...more

WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year candidates: Searching for a diamond in the rough
by Swish Appeal
posted July 23, 2014 at 8:14pm

With so many inefficient reserves in the WNBA this season, finding one worthy of the Sixth Woman of the Year award takes some work. This has probably been among the weirdest seasons for the WNBA's Sixth Woman of the Year award because, due to injury or...more

American Kacy Catanzaro shows us what a female Ninja can do
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 23, 2014 at 12:42pm

There are many inspiring sports videos on this site, but you really need to watch this woman. Former gymnast Kacy Catanzaro doing her thing in TV show American Ninja Warrior will make your shoulders ache. Ok, very cheesy show-name but just wait till she g...more

Byline to Finish Line: True tales from the Erie Canal Trail
by Byline to Finish Line
posted July 22, 2014 at 2:46pm

It was a difficult decision. Since starting triathlon seven years ago I had never missed a Mussleman weekend. Some years it was the sprint. Other years it was the 70.3. One year it was both because I decided I needed to do really freaking hard stuff ...more

Trades to improve the WNBA's struggling teams at the trade deadline
by Swish Appeal
posted July 22, 2014 at 2:43pm

In a year where the talent has continued its uptick, the All-Star break arrived with nine of the 12 WNBA squads under the .500 mark. The trade deadline is Wednesday so here's a look into trades that I think can improve each of those squads. The trades ...more

WNBA president Laurel Richie's transcript from All-Star weekend
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted July 22, 2014 at 2:42pm

From the WNBA:     TRANSCRIPT FROM WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE   WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE:   Good afternoon everyone from what is turning out to be a very, very warm Phoenix day, and that's somehow fitting for the 20...more

Making sense of the problems that led to the L.A. Sparks firing Carol Ross
by Swish Appeal
posted July 21, 2014 at 9:46pm

During a disastrous third quarter for the L.A. Sparks in their 79-75 loss to the Washington Mystics last Thursday evening, play-by-play announcer Jim Watson wondered, "What in the world is going on at Staples?" With the Sparks announcing the firing of h...more

The WNBA's more surprising and disappointing teams at the All-Star break
by Swish Appeal
posted July 21, 2014 at 9:34pm

The 2014 WNBA All-Star break is not actually the mid-point of the season, but it is a convenient break in the action to reflect on what occurred in the first half of the season. To get you ready for games starting tomorrow, we take a look at the statist...more

The MRS (WMMA and Boxing News Plus Results) – July 21
by Wombat Sports
posted July 21, 2014 at 9:32pm

Miscellaneous News Congratulations to Ronda Rousey on breaking not only a WMMA barrier but a MMA one in general, being the first Mixed Martial Artist to win an Espy. She was awarded “Female Athlete of the Year” at the sports awards. You can w...more

WNBA president Laurel Richie's transcript from All-Star weekend
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted July 21, 2014 at 9:30pm

From the WNBA:     TRANSCRIPT FROM WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE   WNBA PRESIDENT LAUREL J. RICHIE:   Good afternoon everyone from what is turning out to be a very, very warm Phoenix day, and that's somehow fitting for the 20...more

Los Angeles Sparks fire head coach Carol Ross, GM Penny Toler to assume interim duties
by Swish Appeal
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:17pm

In a move that doesn't come as much of a shock here at the Swish, the Los Angeles Sparks have relieved Carol Ross of her head coaching duties. According to ESPN.com's Mechelle Voepel, the Los Angeles Sparks have decided to relieve head coach Carol Ross...more

2014 WNBA All-Star Game: What were your favorite moments?
by Swish Appeal
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:14pm

Talk about your thoughts here. The 2014 WNBA All-Star Game provided fans an exciting 45 minutes of basketball, with the East eventually coming out on top, 125-124 in overtime. At least for me personally, one of the best moments in this game was s...more

2 seconds, no finish clock picture, but satisfaction: Molly Huddle breaks her own AR
by RunBlogRun
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:06pm

All that she did in 2014, was leading up to this race. The twelve and one half laps that Molly Huddle ran in Monaco Friday night, the two seconds off the AR, and, right after, Molly knew she could run faster...  Molly started the 2014 season with he...more

Brazil and Back Again: Three Days at the 2014 World Cup
by Soccer Science
posted July 20, 2014 at 8:45pm

Three days was all I needed to find a window of opportunity to get to Brazil for World Cup 2014. The 12-hour flight down, and 24-hour trek home, were totally worth it as the experience of attending a World Cup game is just beyond comparison. On my first ...more

The Penny Taylor Effect
by Swish Appeal
posted July 20, 2014 at 9:28am

As we shift into All-Star weekend, the Phoenix Mercury have exploded onto the scene to let their competitors for the 2014 WNBA season that they ARE going to be factor on the outcome of this season. Outside of the leader on the sideline, not much of the ...more

2014 WNBA All-Star Game final score: Shoni Schimmel scores 29 points to lead the East to a 125-124 overtime win
by Swish Appeal
posted July 20, 2014 at 9:26am

The Atlanta Dream rookie had a number of great plays, and delivered in the clutch to lead the Eastern Conference All-Stars to a 125-124 over the Western Conference. Wow! What a game! Atlanta Dream guard Shoni Schimmel was voted as a starter to the 201...more

WNBA All-Star Sister Weekend
by C and R's Stanford Women's Basketball Blog
posted July 19, 2014 at 9:05am

Back in April when Chiney Ogwumike was drafted number one by the Connecticut Sun, she and her sister, Nneka Ogwumike made history. They were the first pair of siblings in the WNBA to be drafted number one. Heck, let’s take that a step further to sho...more

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