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Youth National Championships: Braddock Road U-18s Settle for Bronze
by All White Kit
posted July 28, 2014 at 7:49pm

The Braddock Road ’95 Elite poses with their bronze medals The Braddock Road 1995 team, competing this year in the U-18 division of the Youth Soccer National Championships, came up short in their goal of repeating their 2012 national championship...more

Dream fall short in comeback against Sky, suffer third straight loss
by Swish Appeal
posted July 27, 2014 at 9:28am

Despite being on the short end of a 26-10 first quarter, the Dream come back against the Chicago Sky in the fourth quarter on a 14-0 run. Unfortunately, two chances to tie the game fall short and the Dream lose at home 79-75.     In the th...more

Storm will sign Waltiea Rolle to second seven-day contract
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted July 27, 2014 at 9:27am

Storm coach Brian Agler, who's also the team's general manager, said he intends to sign rookie C Waltiea Rolle to a second seven-day contract. Rolle signed her first deal with the Storm on July 21. Under the new collective-bargaining agreement, three is t...more

Mercury wins 15th straight; Sparks finally notch one
by They're Playing Basketball
posted July 27, 2014 at 9:22am

Today's results:The Sparks downed the Storm, 77-69. It was the first win for Los Angeles general manager and coach Penny Toler, and the fifth consecutive loss for Seattle.The Fever rallied to beat the Stars, 75-68.The Mercury routed the Liberty, 78-63. It...more

Mystics vs. Shock final score: Washington defeats Tulsa, 82-77, moves to second in the East
by Swish Appeal
posted July 26, 2014 at 3:39pm

That's right folks. The Washington Mystics will have homecourt advantage in the playoffs if the season ended today. If I told you that the Washington Mystics would shoot 1-of-13 from the field, and get outrebounded, 18-7 for a single quarter (nine of t...more

The Daily Swish: Mystics move to 2nd place in a tight Eastern Conference
by Swish Appeal
posted July 26, 2014 at 3:33pm

Here are some links for your Saturday morning. Web links that is. Happy Saturday. Here's what's up from Friday, as well as some links that I found around the web. Final scores from Friday The Washington Mystics defeated the Tulsa Shock, 82-77 in a ga...more

Jayda Evans Mailbag: Why didn't Storm guard Noelle Quinn play?
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted July 25, 2014 at 4:14pm

One sign a season is spiraling downward is sudden changes in lineups and rotation patterns. Storm coach Brian Agler did that Tuesday in a matchup against Phoenix at KeyArena. He swapped F Alysha Clark for F Shekinna Stricklen in the starting lineup, the l...more

NCAA – List of Players Missing For The U20 Women’s World Cup
by All White Kit
posted July 25, 2014 at 4:12pm

From FIFA’s official list. Feel free to offer up a correction if you find something incorrect. Alabama -Noelle Sanz Boston College -McKenzie Meehan Clemson -Kailen Sheridan Dayton -Ashley Campbell Duke -Christina Gibbons -Rebecca Quinn Florida...more

The cultural roots of race and baseball
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted July 25, 2014 at 4:11pm

  While I’m taking a summer break from the blog, I’m posting 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 bring ...more

World Junior Track & Field Championships, Day 3: It's Mary Cain's world, we just live in it
by RunBlogRun
posted July 25, 2014 at 11:21am

Mary Cain's race, among US high schoolers, may have been one of the most anticipated events of the week here! That she won was pretty impressive, because, on the world level, this just does not happen for American women. That she did it in the style she ...more

Bright Side of the Sun podcast: WNBA All-Star game, Bay Area expansion, and the league's best player
by Swish Appeal
posted July 25, 2014 at 8:50am

Kris Habbas and I talked both men's and women's hoops in an extended podcast a few days after the WNBA All-Star Game. Kris Habbas of Bright Side of the Sun invited me on the BS of the Sun podcast the other day to talk about a wide range of WNBA topics....more

Eastern Washington ranks second in Division I academic honor roll
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted July 25, 2014 at 8:42am

Eastern Washington coach Wendy Schuller's team was named to the Women's Basketball Coaches Association's academic honor roll on Thursday. The WBCA Academic Top 25 annually recognizes all NCAA divisions and junior/community colleges for the highest GPAs a...more

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

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