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Akron Racers Advance to NPF Finals With 1-0 Win over Chicago Bandits
by anngaff
posted August 22, 2014 at 6:26pm

Hoover, AL – August 22, 2014 - Jessica Garcia hit a solo home run and Lisa Norris threw a complete-game shutout to lead the Akron Racers to a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Bandits in the third and deciding game of their best-of-three series; Akron a...more

Dream vs. Sky series preview: Chicago aiming for first-ever playoff win against Atlanta
by Swish Appeal
posted August 22, 2014 at 3:59pm

With the Chicago Sky hardly being healthy this season, they're as unpredictable as the Atlanta Dream have normally been. The #1 Atlanta Dream begin their first round series against the #4 Chicago Sky in the 2014 WNBA Playoffs at 7:30 p.m. EST today on ...more

NCAA – Famous Last Words (2014 Edition) – NCAA Field Projection + College Cup Picks
by All White Kit
posted August 22, 2014 at 3:56pm

List by conference and a cluster of the teams that just missed out after the jump. Here Are Some Nice Parting Gifts (One and Done) – Hartford, Florida Gulf Coast, DePaul, Marquette, Butler, Texas, Memphis, UConn, Portland State, Liberty, Minnesota,...more

Which WNBA referees call the most fouls per game?
by Swish Appeal
posted August 22, 2014 at 3:38pm

Now that the regular season is over, we can use box score data to figure out which WNBA referees are prone to blowing the whistle. Now that the 2014 season is over, it might be interesting to see which referees are the most whistle happy as we go into ...more

Chicago Bandits Defeat Akron Racers, Force 3rd Game in NPF Championship Series
by anngaff
posted August 22, 2014 at 11:11am

Hoover, AL – August 21, 2014 - Facing elimination, the Chicago Bandits scored three runs in the bottom of third and got great pitching over the final four innings to defeat the Akron Racers, 4-1, in the National Pro Fastpitch Championship Series at ...more

Pride Defeat Rebellion, Advance to Finals of NPF Championship Series
by anngaff
posted August 22, 2014 at 11:08am

Hoover, AL – August 21, 2014 - The USSSA Pride broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fourth, and the combination of Leilani Ricketts and Jordan Taylor shut out the Pennsylvania Rebellion over the last three innings to claim a 3-2 victory, eliminating...more

A little bird told me about the MVP
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 21, 2014 at 12:32pm

A source says Maya Moore will win the MVP Award tomorrow.I can't even try to act surprised. ...more

NPF Championships: Osterman Leads USSSA Pride to 6-0 Win over PA Rebellion
by anngaff
posted August 21, 2014 at 9:28am

Hoover, AL – August 20, 2014 - The USSSA Pride scored at least one run in each of the first five innings, and NPF Pitcher of the Year Cat Osterman threw five shutout innings, as the Pride defeated the Pennsylvania Rebellion, 6-0, in the second game ...more

Garcia’s 2-Run Double In 6th Leads Akron To 2-1 Victory Over Chicago In NPF Championships Opener
by anngaff
posted August 21, 2014 at 9:23am

Hoover, AL - August 20, 2014 - Akron designated player Jessica Garcia lined a two-run double to right-center field in the top of the sixth, and pitcher Lisa Norris threw a complete game to lead the Racers to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago Bandits in the o...more

NCAA – AWK’s 2014 Big XII Preview
by All White Kit
posted August 20, 2014 at 1:15pm

Systemized League Projection *1. West Virginia – 45 *2. Texas Tech – 31 *3. Oklahoma State – 28 *4. Texas – 27 5. Kansas – 17 6. TCU – 16 7. Oklahoma – 11 8. Baylor – 10 9. Iowa State – 6 * = Project...more

Brazilian Prospect Larissa Pacheco Signs to UFC; Replaces Latourneau
by Wombat Sports
posted August 20, 2014 at 1:11pm

Pacheco The #15 Unified ranked fighter is now with the UFC. Larissa Pacheco (10-0) signed to the promotion this past weekend, and will replace an injured Valerie Latourneau September 13 at UFC Fight Night 51 in Brasilia, Brazil. She will fight ag...more

WNBA Playoffs 2014: The young Washington Mystics look to make some noise
by Swish Appeal
posted August 20, 2014 at 1:10pm

The Washington Mystics have made their second straight WNBA playoff appearance. Let's see what they need in order to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2002. General Manager and Head Coach Mike Thibault has led the Washin...more

Sold Out Crowd for National Pro Fastpitch Awards Banquet
by anngaff
posted August 20, 2014 at 9:32am

  Hoover, AL – August 19, 2014 - National Pro Fastpitch kicked off the 2014 Championship Series week Tuesday night to a sold out crowd for the annual league Awards Banquet. The event is designed to celebrate individual player and team accompli...more

Learning from Champions
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:17pm

PIC via Get Up Stand Up Paddle magInteresting interview with Brazilian SUP'er Nicole Pacelli in this month's Red Bulletin. Just 22 now, she won the first Women's Stand Up World Tour last year. Great insight into what makes a champion, especially when ask...more

Q&A with Indiana Fever rookie Maggie Lucas on adjusting from Penn State to the WNBA
by Swish Appeal
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:17pm

Swish Appeal had the chance to catch up with Indiana Fever rookie Maggie Lucas right at the end of her regular season on Sunday in New York. While she and her teammates look forward to the postseason, Lucas looked back on the adjustment from college to ...more

Fanatics MLB Cap Style Challenge
by A Glam Slam
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:13pm

Fanatics, a leading online retailer of sports apparel and merchandise, issued a style-centric challenge centered around its vast selection of baseball caps. The company’s assortment of MLB headwear includes lids for every type of fan....more

Coaches Corner: Creating Realistic Discomfort For Your Team
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:10pm

source When I asked Sam Shweisky, the head men’s volleyball coach at Princeton University, how he prepared his team to handle challenges or being put in uncomfortable situations, I liked his answer about “realistic discomfort”.  So...more

Byline to Finish Line: What have I gotten myself into?
by Byline to Finish Line
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:08pm

There are days when I wonder what the hell am I doing. While this can apply to many aspects of my life, the question most often comes up in training. I have days where I wonder where my cycling legs went. My running can be so slow I feel embarrassed to ...more

TV Alert: National broadcast for WNBA playoffs opening round
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:07pm

Here's the TV schedule for the WNBA playoffs. The Storm did not advance and will be in the draft lottery for the first time since the 2004 draft. Where Seattle will pick in April will be decided on Thursday during halftime of San Antonio's matchup agains...more

The MRS (WMMA & WBoxing News, Rumors, and Results) August 18
by Wombat Sports
posted August 19, 2014 at 1:40pm

Miscellaneous News The XFC has announced the first five female bouts of their second Brazilian season, and it will prove to be a truly international affair. On September 27 in Araraquara, Brazil, the XFC will kick off their 125 tournament and crown a st...more

WNBA Rookie of the Year favorite Chiney Ogwumike's winning character shaped by relationship with sister Nneka
by Swish Appeal
posted August 19, 2014 at 1:36pm

Following her sister's lead from the very first time she picked up the ball has helped Chiney Ogwumike develop into a 2014 Rookie of the Year front-runner and potentially one of the best interior players in the league. And although her talent speaks for...more

Complete Media Coverage Announced for NPF Championship Series
by anngaff
posted August 18, 2014 at 2:49pm

Headlined by CBS Sports Network Live Coverage of up to 4 Total Games August 15, 2014 – Nashville, TN - National Pro Fastpitch announced today its complete media package for the 2014 Championship Series. The package will feature national televisio...more

2014 WNBA Playoff schedule is set
by They're Playing Basketball
posted August 18, 2014 at 12:35pm

Today's results:The Mercury downed the Storm, 78-65, to set a WNBA record for most wins in a season.The Stars beat the Sky, 84-72. This gave San Antonio the third seed, as they win the tie-breaker with Los Angeles.The Liberty upended the Fever, 73-61.The ...more

Mystics vs. Liberty final score: New York embarrasses D.C. on the road, 73-61
by Swish Appeal
posted August 18, 2014 at 12:30pm

Pathetic performance by the Mystics. Especially the first half. It's Fan Appreciation Night in Verizon Center, and the regular season finale. The Washington Mystics (16-18) were happy to be in the playoffs, and had a chance to clinch at least the #3 se...more

The WNBA takes part in the ALS Association's Ice Bucket Challenge
by Swish Appeal
posted August 18, 2014 at 12:28pm

Becky Hammon and Tamika Catchings take part for another cause. It's extremely rare to see NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wear anything besides a suit and tie. (Hey, that's a song!) But he was in a USA Basketball T-shirt and shorts Saturday when he c...more

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