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The MRS (WMMA & WBoxing News) – April 19
by Wombat Sports
posted April 20, 2014 at 8:37am

Miscellaneous News In pro MMA action from Friday night, Lacey Schuckman submitted Melissa Meyers by rear naked choke 1:35 round 1 at Fight to Win MMA in Denver. In Shoot Boxing in Tokyo, Japan, Rena Kubota defeated Seo Hee Im by KO (Standing Guillotine ...more

Just a smidge
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 19, 2014 at 9:07am

More changes:Four players are transferring from Colorado State.Intros:Q&A;with new Minnesota coach Marlene Stollings.Q&A;with new Fresno State coach Jaime White.Longtime Razorback Amber Shirley remains as director of basketball operations.WNBA:Bri...more

Never train like there's going to be tomorrow
by Pretty Strong
posted April 19, 2014 at 9:05am

I was reflecting on my truly last heavy day that I have had and it was mid-august. Just a couple of weeks after I heard the news of my suspension. The tension and emotions were still running wild. I was getting prepared for the World Championships and so ...more

NWSL – Fantasy Round Two Preview + Details on AWK Group #NWSL14
by All White Kit
posted April 19, 2014 at 8:57am

With the addition of groups into the NWSL fantasy game, I’ve naturally added a group for AWK readers. And naturally, there’s a twist. Specifically, the low scorer each round out gets booted at the end of the round. At the end of the season,...more

The Swish Appeal Podcast, Episode 2 - featuring Doug Feinberg and Fred Williams
by Swish Appeal
posted April 19, 2014 at 8:51am

Listen to our interviews with Doug Feinberg of the AP and Tulsa Shock Head Coach Fred Williams. Welcome to our second podcast! Today's show will feature two guests. First, Doug Feinberg of the AP checks back with us again where we recap the 2014 WNBA ...more

2014 WNBA Draft recap: The big winners and great value drafts
by Swish Appeal
posted April 18, 2014 at 9:39pm

The biggest winners in this draft are probably clear, but there are a few other teams who should be given credit for using their draft picks well. A few hours before Monday's draft, I was discussing prospects and other rumors with M Robinson when we h...more

UFC WOMENS 145 DIVISION | @wmmaroundup
by Women's MMA Roundup
posted April 18, 2014 at 8:45pm

   UFC WOMENS 145 DIVISION | @wmmaroundup My recommendations for Zuffa if they were going to build a women's featherweight division in the UFC. Latest ROUNDUP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08OKlvB... From: womensmmaroundup Views: 1 0...more

Watch What You Drink: Not All Bottled Water is Created Equal via @LashindaDemus
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted April 18, 2014 at 11:13am

As an athlete, I am always trying to find ways to improve. And by improve, I don’t just mean get faster, although that is the ultimate goal. There are so many things that go into “getting faster” besides running faster on the track. As...more

2013-14 Chicago Sky offseason: Sky bolster their frontcourt in the 2014 WNBA draft
by Swish Appeal
posted April 16, 2014 at 10:20pm

After earning their first-ever playoff berth in 2013, the Chicago Sky will look to win their first playoff game and advance beyond the first round in 2014. Now without further or do, let's take a quick look.   1. Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury...more

Missouri's Bri Kulas blogs about the experience of hearing her name called during the 2014 WNBA Draft
by Swish Appeal
posted April 16, 2014 at 10:16pm

In our latest guest blog, Missouri's Bri Kulas recounts the experience of waiting for the San Antonio Stars to select her with the 28th pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft and her experience of training camp. Monday night was a moment in my life when I realize...more

Gonzaga guard Haiden Palmer drafted; Lisa Mispley Fortier hired
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted April 16, 2014 at 10:10pm

It's been an eventful week across the Cascades. Gonzaga had its all-time fifth player drafted to the WNBA in G Haiden Palmer. The Oregon State transfer was picked up by Indiana with its 29th overall pick (third round). She joins All-Star Courtney Vandersl...more

Houston Dash Drop Points But Gain Confidence In Debut #NWSL
by All White Kit
posted April 15, 2014 at 9:04pm

    (Photo by Wilf Thorne) The Houston Dash made a point Saturday night, though not one reflected in the league standings. Houston Mayor Annise Parker and NWSL Commissioner Cheryl Bailey were on hand to add an air of significance to the eve...more

Sun trade former MVP Charles to Liberty, select Ogwumike No. 1 in 2014 WNBA Draft
by Swish Appeal
posted April 15, 2014 at 9:01pm

Connecticut selects Stanford star Chiney Ogwumike with the No. 1 pick in the WNBA Draft and trades Tina Charles to the New York Liberty for Kelsey Bone and the rights to Alyssa Thomas. UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The Connecticut Sun went 10-24 in 2013. I...more

The wild WNBA 2014 Draft
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 15, 2014 at 8:54pm

Draft board:2014 WNBA DRAFT - ROUND 11 Connecticut Sun (10-24), Chiney Ogwumike 2 Tulsa Shock (11-23), Odyssey Sims 3 San Antonio Stars (12-22), Kayla McBride 4 New York Liberty (11-23), Alyssa Thomas 5 Indiana Fever (16-18), Natasha Howard 6 Washington M...more

Storm coach Brian Agler talks rookies; Tianna Hawkins responds to being traded
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted April 15, 2014 at 8:44pm

Storm coach Brian Agler sounded defensive when I suggested he plays more to win now and doesn't prefer true rookies on his WNBA team. It's what the facts show when looking at his history since being hired in 2008. Only one draft pick remains after Agler, ...more

WNBA draft preview
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 14, 2014 at 10:32pm

Chiney Ogwumike and Odyssey Sims are expected to lead the WNBA draft class.The WNBA has a mock draft.Team overviews.The Indiana Fever have options.Maryland's Alyssa Thomas awaits her fate, while the Mystics are looking for depth.Ten questions and answers ...more

Women's Final Four Summit
by They're Playing Basketball
posted April 14, 2014 at 10:08pm

Results of the Women's Final Four Summit last week:Three sessions – youth development, business of basketball and the state of the game – brought together stakeholders from the international, professional, collegiate, high school, youth and me...more

2014 NWSL Preview – Washington Spirit (Chris’ Take) #NWSL14
by All White Kit
posted April 13, 2014 at 5:28pm

Projected Starting Lineup (Questionable Starters in Parentheses) The Washington Spirit are probably sick of hearing about 2013. So let’s keep it short. The club was awful. They finished last. It’s over. On to 2014. OK, let’s be clear...more

NWSL – Fantasy Preview – Round One #NWSL14
by All White Kit
posted April 13, 2014 at 10:23am

Team Fantasy Rankings – Round One 1. Seattle 2. Portland 3. FC Kansas City 4. Western New York 5. Washington 6. Sky Blue FC 7. Boston 8. Houston Positional Rankings GK 1. Barnhart (FCKC) – Opposition isn’t a slam dunk, but she’...more

2014 NWSL Preview – Portland Thorns #NWSL2014
by All White Kit
posted April 13, 2014 at 10:21am

Projected Early Season Lineup (Questionable Starters in Parentheses) Projected Full Strength Lineup Likely pleasing owner Merritt Paulson, the 2013 NWSL season essentially ended up being all about his Thorns by the time the confetti had been cleaned...more

2014 NWSL Preview – Houston Dash #NWSL14
by All White Kit
posted April 13, 2014 at 10:16am

Projected Early Season Lineup (Questionable Starters in Parentheses) Projected Full Strength Lineup (Questionable Starters in Parentheses) Anyone questioning the Houston Dash’s ambition need only go back to the club’s hiring of Randy Wal...more

2014 WNBA draft prospect profile: Bria Hartley, UConn
by Swish Appeal
posted April 13, 2014 at 10:14am

Projecting a starring role for Bria Hartley in the WNBA is difficult statistically, but her combination of distributing and scoring efficiency could make her a big contributor as a combo guard in the right situation. By almost any reasonable standard, ...more

Springing Forward via @RunningRebecca & @oiselle
by Running Rebecca
posted April 12, 2014 at 8:38pm

Rebecca Donaghue copyright 1997 There’s a lot here to catch up on. Unfortunately, in the last few months there hasn’t been too much positive going on in the way of my training and health. But, the small glimmers of positive are being held o...more

Alexis Davis Gets Next UFC Title Shot Against Ronda Rousey
by Wombat Sports
posted April 12, 2014 at 8:31pm

Rousey Davis UFC champion Ronda Rousey and Alexis Davis will throw down for the gold July 5th in Vegas. UFC president Dana White tweeted the news Friday night. It was expected that Rousey would be defending the title against #1 contender Cat Z...more

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