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Idaho star Destiny Slocum verbally commits to Washington
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:47pm

According to multiple reports, Idaho star Destiny Slocum gave a verbal commitment to Washington on Monday. Under NCAA rules, UW can't confirm any reports. ESPNW has the 5-foot-7 PG ranked as the No. 4 prospect in the HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2016 class...more

Skylar Diggins begins her offseason training regimen in style
by Swish Appeal
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:45pm

#NoDaysOff!!! You would think that if the Tulsa Shock would have one player on the USA Basketball women's national team, it would be franchise guard Skylar Diggins. While one Shock player did make the 2014 FIBA World Championship team, it was Odyssey S...more

Wendy Parker: Why sports isn’t about ‘respecting’ you
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:44pm

Tweet Last week I wrote for The Cauldron, a new sports vertical on the Medium platform, about Hope Solo, gender and domestic violence and the excuse-making that has surrounded the discussion of a female athlete being charged with physical aggression. Her...more

FIBA World Championships 2014: Team USA has offensive advantages and defensive concerns in group play
by Swish Appeal
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:42pm

The USA Basketball women's national team is almost one with group play in the FIBA World Championship for Women. What are the statistical trends that we have seen so far? The USA Basketball women's national team has so far played two games in group pla...more

UFC 178 Post Fight Presser – Listen to Cat Zingano after her Victory
by Wombat Sports
posted September 29, 2014 at 2:32am

Courtesy UFC Cat Zingano made a successful return to the UFC as she defeated Amanda Nunes in what was a fight of the year candidate. Overcoming adversity in the first, Zingano pulled off some awesome wresling moves and got thew TKO in round 3. You can...more

NCAA Soccer – RPI Bracket, Bubble Ladder, Seed Projections v2.0
by All White Kit
posted September 29, 2014 at 2:28am

Seeded Teams 1 – Stanford – Pac-12* 2 – North Carolina – ACC* 3 – UCLA – Pac-12 4 – Texas A&M – SEC* 5 – Florida State – ACC 6 – Florida – SEC 7 – Penn State – Big Te...more

US, Belarus, Turkey, Australia win on World Cup's second day
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 29, 2014 at 2:27am

The US stepped it up in the fourth quarter to push past Serbia, 94-74.Belarus stunned Cuba, 70-69.Turkey won again, this time beating Canada, 55-44. But the Canadian youngsters are learning.Australia routed Korea, 87-54. "Simple old school ball" is keepin...more

US, Turkey, Canada and Australia among the winners on FIBA's first day
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 28, 2014 at 5:25pm

World Championship opening round today in Turkey:The USA used a strong second half to crush China, 87-56. Brittney Griner lead the way for the Americans with 15 points, including a dunk.Turkey upset France, 50-48.Canada downed Mozambique, 69-54.Australia ...more

2014 FIBA World Championships for Women, Day 2: Team USA faces Serbia
by Swish Appeal
posted September 28, 2014 at 3:40pm

After an uneven performance against China yesterday, Team USA will attempt to put together a more complete game against Serbia. The biggest news of yesterday was Turkey beating the French team that had previously beaten Team USA in an exhibition game. ...more

NCAA Soccer – RPI Bracket, Bubble Ladder, Seed Projections v1.5
by All White Kit
posted September 27, 2014 at 3:51pm

Seeded 1 – North Carolina – ACC* 2 – UCLA – Pac-12* 3 – Stanford – Pac-12 4 – Texas A&M – SEC* 5 – Pepperdine – WCC* 6 – Penn State – Big Ten* 7 – South Carolina – SE...more

2014 FIBA World Championships For Women: Previews, schedule
by Swish Appeal
posted September 27, 2014 at 3:50pm

The 2014 FIBA World Championships for Women begin this morning with Team USA taking the floor for the first time this afternoon. The FIBA World Championships begin today at 7 a.m. EST when Canada faces Mozambique, as previewed yesterday by Aneela Syed....more

TV Alert: Many ways to watch the FIBA World Championship
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 27, 2014 at 3:48pm

OK, so maybe it won't be the Sue Bird spotlight live from Turkey, but the Storm all-star PG is making a historic trip to the FIBA World Championship for Women, which runs from Saturday through Oct. 5 in Ankara and Istanbul. Bird, 33, has competed for USA...more

“Glena” Documentary Goes Inside Motherhood, Starting Late, and Tackling Struggles in WMMA
by Wombat Sports
posted September 27, 2014 at 3:47pm

For 15 minutes, Glena Avila is a warrior in a cage and the person people cheer (or sometimes boo) for. Outside the arena, she is a warrior in a different way. Showtime premiered “Glena” Thursday night which followed Avila for a year as she en...more

2014 FIBA Women's World Championships preview: Expectations for Team Canada
by Swish Appeal
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:22pm

Team Canada's finishes in recent years in international competition suggest that they're trending upward. And as they enter the 2014 FIBA World Championships, they have plenty more potential for growth in the future. Since 2010, the Canadian Senior Wom...more

Jessica Eye versus Leslie Smith Booked for UFC Mexico
by Wombat Sports
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:17pm

Smith Eye It will be a shootout south of the border for Jessica Eye and Leslie Smith. The two will square off at UFC’s first ever Mexico card November 15. Eye (10-2-; 1 NC) is coming off a close split decision loss to title challenger Al...more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – America East
by All White Kit
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:13pm

America East 145 – UMBC 158 – Hartford 205 – Stony Brook 216 – Maine 219 – Binghamton 220 – New Hampshire 232 – Albany (NY) 253 – UMass-Lowell 264 – Vermont Nothing really unexpected here. Just abou...more

Diversity shines at the Asian Games but not for everyone
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:11pm

PIC Reuters via Al JazeeraPlaying sport as a woman can be challenging, and even impossible in some situations so it's disappointing that the International Basketball Federation has ruled against hijabs. The Asian Games are taking place at the moment, and ...more

Do you get bored with the basics? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 24, 2014 at 7:21pm

The better you get at something the more important the basics become. Have a beginner's mind....more

NCAA Soccer – Non-Conference Review – Big South & Horizon
by All White Kit
posted September 24, 2014 at 6:14pm

Big South 171 – High Point 182 – Liberty 214 – Longwood 216 – Coastal Carolina 242 – Campbell 276 – Presbyterian 294 – Winthrop 305 – Gardner-Webb 310 – UNC Asheville 312 – Radford 321 – C...more

USA Basketball names 2014 FIBA World Championship roster
by Swish Appeal
posted September 24, 2014 at 5:04pm

Sue Bird makes history in her storied professional and international playing career as the first player to play in four FIBA World Championships. USA Basketball announced the final 12-man roster for the FIBA World Championships. Here is the list: Play...more

States of Exception: A review of Dave Zirin's "Brazil's Dance with the Devil"
by The Rabbit Hole
posted September 24, 2014 at 5:01pm

"The World Cup is like a marvellous party, but what happens the next day when we're hung over and the bill comes due?"This summer the sports editor for The Nation released a new book titled, Brazil's Dance with the Devil: The World Cup, the Olympics, and ...more

A sports site for ‘nerdy jocks and jockish nerds’
by Wendy Parker's Extracurriculars
posted September 24, 2014 at 4:58pm

Tweet Glad to see The Allrounder, a new site devoted to examining deeper issues in sports, finally go live last week. The creator is Bruce Berglund, the host of the excellent New Books in Sports podcast and a history professor at Calvin College in Michi...more

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