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WNBA rookie report

WNBA rookie report

Jul. 3 | A rookie’s first year as a professional athlete mostly is an up-and-down experience. The usual adjustments normally include no longer being a regular and now fighting for meaningful minutes. Asia Taylor, who started every game for Louisville in...

Women hoopsters play longer —  and pay a price

Women hoopsters play longer — and pay a price

Jun. 10 | A false argument sometimes used in comparing women and men pro athletes, especially in basketball, is using pay disparity as a starting point. Rather this week’s “View,” for your consideration, offers the following fact of at least equal if...

WNBA league, players reach 8-year contract agreement

WNBA league, players reach 8-year contract agreement

Mar. 13 |             The new eight-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between the WNBA and the players will add 12 more players to the league, beginning this season. Expanding the rosters, even if only by one spot per...

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

The WNBA: where it’s been, where it’s going

Nov. 6 | How to better promote the WNBA   The WNBA’s “3 To See” (l-r) Brittany Griner, Elena Della Donne and Skylar DigginsPhotos by Sophia Hantzes   Although it’s America’s longest running women’s pro league, the Women’s National Basketball...

Minnesota ‘the team to beat’ in 2013 WNBA playoffs

Minnesota ‘the team to beat’ in 2013 WNBA playoffs

Sep. 20 |               The cast of The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the closing scene of the series finale together sang, “It’s a long, long way to Tipperary.” To initially begin our WNBA playoffs discussion, we note that...

Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Top WNBA teams hope to peak in playoffs

Sep. 19 |   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   The 2013 WNBA Playoffs begin this week: Washington-Atlanta and Indiana-Chicago in the East, and Minnesota-Seattle and Los Angeles-Phoenix in the West in the four best-of-three first-round matchups.   “When...

Tina Thompson, last of the originals, takes a final bow

Tina Thompson, last of the originals, takes a final bow

Jul. 31 |     Tina Thompson (Seattle) is the WNBA’s last original player. Fittingly, the 38-year-old Thompson, the league’s first player selected in 1997 who since has played in every season, was named as an All-Star replacement player by WNBA...

Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Sports highlights, plus banished words of 2012

Dec. 26 | WNBA Finals MVP Tamika CatchingsPhoto by Charles Hallman Two members of our MSR sports experts’ panel recently released their 2012 best sports stories. Nate Parham of Swish Appeal places at the top of his list the Indiana Fever winning the 2012...

Brushes with history worth noting as WNBA season concludes

Brushes with history worth noting as WNBA season concludes

Oct. 24 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   This 2012 WNBA season is now history. Throughout the league’s 16th season the MSR brushed with several historical “firsts” — persons who did something that hadn’t been done before and, in some cases,...

WNBA President Laurel Richie Photo by Sophia Hantzes

WNBA President Laurel Richie Photo by Sophia Hantzes

Oct. 17 |   It was “a terrific summer for women’s sports,” proclaimed WNBA President Laurel Richie in her second “State of the League” address on Sunday prior to the first game of the 2012 Finals. From Title IX’s 40-year celebration to the...
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