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WNBA Players Double Down On Protest Movement In Spite Of Fines

The Huffington Post | Thomas Lipe | Posted 07.22.2016 | Sports

LIVE on #Periscope https://t.co/Cc4rbHOROL— Excelle Sports (@ExcelleSports) July 21, 2016 Following Thursday’s WNBA game between the New Yo...

WNBA Fines Players For Shirts Honoring Recent Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.21.2016 | Sports
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This summer’s traumatic shootings of innocent black men and police officers across the United States has prompted many professional athletes use the...

Minneapolis Police Chief Says Cops Shouldn't Have Walked Out Of WNBA Game

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 07.13.2016 | Sports

Minneapolis Police Department Chief Janeé Harteau released a statement on Tuesday afternoon in response to reports of four unidentified off-duty offi...

Cops Walk Off Job At WNBA Game Over Players' Racial Profiling Protest

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.12.2016 | Sports

Four off-duty Minneapolis cops working the Minnesota Lynx game Saturday night left their posts after players called an end to racial profiling at a pr...

New York Liberty Players Wear #BlackLivesMatter Shirts Before Their Game

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 07.11.2016 | Sports

Standing in the mecca of basketball on Sunday afternoon, members of the New York Liberty donned warmup shirts memorializing and mourning the victims o...

Obama Gives A Shoutout To Equal Pay While Honoring The 2015 WNBA Champs

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama honored the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx at the White House on Monday and stressed the importance of "equal pay for equal work" during...

The Entire Sports World Is Mourning Hoops Hero Pat Summitt

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 06.28.2016 | Sports

On Tuesday morning, the basketball world lost a legend. Pat Summitt, the winningnest coach in NCAA Division I history, passed away after spending four...

My Q And A With Former WNBA Player Michelle Brooke-Marciniak On The Sports-Sleep Connection

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

The glamorization of sleep deprivation is deeply embedded in our culture. Everywhere you turn, sleep deprivation is celebrated, from "You snooze, you lose" to highly burned out people boasting, "I'll sleep when I'm dead." But perhaps those who equate sleep with laziness or lack of dedication can be convinced of the benefits of sleep by looking at what's going on in a world that is the ultimate in pragmatism, where performance and winning are everything: sports. Take Michelle Brooke-Marciniak, an All-American collegiate basketball player at the University of Tennessee who was once named the Final Four's MVP. She went on to play in the WNBA, and then brought her understanding of the link between sleep and performance to the world of business, co-founding the sleepwear and bedding company SHEEX in 2007. In answer to my questions, she shared her insights on how being an athlete has informed her experience as an entrepreneur.

Think the WNBA is in Trouble? Let's Talk Some NBA History

David Berri | Posted 06.04.2016 | Sports
David Berri

Is the WNBA "struggling for relevance" as Richard Sandomir and The New York Times claim? If you know a bit of history, none of the "struggles" we observe are surprising or unusual.

How Imani Boyette's Love For Basketball Helped Her Overcome Depression

The Huffington Post | Justin Block | Posted 05.25.2016 | Sports

Imani Boyette's first suicide attempt happened when she was 10 years old. Sexually abused as a child (she has not named her abuser), Boyette began suf...

Draymond Green Uses The WNBA To Take His Game To The Next Level

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 05.18.2016 | Sports

A six-foot-seven utility man who can out-duel you with his finesse as easily as he can overpower you with his strength, Golden State Warriors forward ...

In the Sports World, the WNBA Deserves More Respect

Sammi Silber | Posted 04.15.2016 | Sports
Sammi Silber

Stop doubting women's leagues because of perceived generalizations and stereotypes. There are many leagues besides the WNBA (such as the National Women's Hockey League, Women's Soccer, etc.) that also showcase players with just as much ability as male athletes of the same sport.

The WNBA's Biggest Problem Isn't Lack of Interest From Men. It's Women.

Lyndsey D'Arcangelo | Posted 03.15.2016 | Sports
Lyndsey D'Arcangelo

The WNBA needs more women to watch in order to stay viable. It's no secret that NBA has been carrying the league since its inception. The following truth is hard to swallow, but it's the truth nonetheless -- the WNBA would be defunct right now if it weren't for the NBA.

This WNBA Star Has Had Enough With Sexist Crap

The Huffington Post | Jenavieve Hatch | Posted 03.15.2016 | Women

Elena Delle Donne is not a female basketball player. She's a basketball player, period. In a recent conversation with the Cut, the six-foot-five WNBA...

Sue Bird Is Tired Of The WNBA Being Compared To The Men's Game

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 02.01.2016 | Sports

Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird has been a winner throughout her entire career. She won two state titles and a National Championship in high school...

WNBA Star Has The Perfect Response When People Comment On Her Height

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 01.25.2016 | OWN

Let's begin by stating the obvious: At 6'5", Lisa Leslie is tall. She always has been. In fact, the former WNBA superstar had reached the six-foot mar...

WNBA Stars Stand Up To Gilbert Arenas And His Sexist Comments

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 12.17.2015 | Sports

After former NBA star Gilbert Arenas expressed a series of sexist, denigrating thoughts about the state of the WNBA and its athletes on Wednesday, the...

Gilbert Arenas Has A Garbage, Sexist Take On The WNBA

The Huffington Post | Erick Fernandez | Posted 12.16.2015 | Sports

We already knew Gilbert Arenas, the former NBA player who once brought guns into the Washington Wizards locker room, has awful judgment. But the 33-ye...

Here’s Why You Should Be Paying Attention To The WNBA

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 09.18.2015 | Black Voices

WNBA players don’t get the respect they deserve -- and they're speaking up about it. Three players from the New York Liberty, Swin Cash, Tanisha Wr...

How Reshanda Gray Went From South Central LA To The WNBA

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 09.17.2015 | Sports

When the WNBA playoffs tip off on Thursday, the Atlanta Dream will be absent in the hunt for a championship. Yet while her team may not have notched a...

Obama Takes Shots At WNBA Champions

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 08.26.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama welcomed the Phoenix Mercury to the White House on Wednesday but chided last season's WNBA champ...

Chicago Sky Sign 14-Year-Old With Cerebral Palsy To A One-Day Contract

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.21.2015 | Sports

On Friday, 14-year-old Kiara Hood's dream to play professional basketball came true. The WNBA's Chicago Sky signed the Illinois teen to a one-day cont...

WNBA Players On Why Girls Should Be Able To Play On Boys Teams

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.19.2015 | Sports

When New York Liberty veteran Swin Cash heard that the under-11 Charlottesville Cavs had been disqualified from their tournament for playing a girl, s...

Lisa Leslie Says 'The Door Is Wide Open' For Women In Basketball

The Huffington Post | Lucy McCalmont | Posted 08.13.2015 | Sports

It's been the summer for women in sports, particularly for San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, who is continuing to break down barriers fo...

Kymora Johnson And Her Cavs Are Going To Play A Game At Madison Square Garden

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 08.12.2015 | Sports

Kymora Johnson and her teammates may not have been able to walk onto the court at their youth basketball tournament, but they've just been given an up...