• WNBA News..Sky trade center Sylvia Fowles to Lynx, Erika de Souza lands in Chicago as part of a 3-team swap

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    Published 28. July 2015 at 12:40 am - No Comments

    Sylvia Fowles becomes the 4th Olympian on the Lynx roster (Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus & Lindsay Whalen). (Photo: Todd L. Green) Sylvia Fowles expressed her desire to play for a different team this season.  After weeks of discussions with the Minnesota Lynx, the Sky front office finally got the ROI they wanted and  pulled the trigger on a deal that sends the All-Star, Olympian  center to Minnesota and will receive center Erika de Souza from the Atlanta Dream.  “Erika brings veteran leadership, a versatile skill-set and defensive intensity that will complement our existing core,” said Sky Head Coach and General...

  • U.S. Women Win FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix

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    Published 26. July 2015 at 7:33 pm - No Comments

    Omaha, USA, July 26, 2015 – It was another golden moment for USA on Sunday as they officially received the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix trophy from FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° after clinching their sixth title in front of their home fans in Omaha. The world No.1 claimed gold a day earlier with a convincing 3-0 win over Brazil but had to wait an extra day to get their hands on the crown. They finished off in style with a convincing straight sets (25-23, 25-19, 25-18) victory over China. It has been a dominating performance by the reigning world champions, who dropped just two sets throughout the five-day...

  • Gymnastics: Simone Biles wins all-around title at 2015 U.S. Classic

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    Published 25. July 2015 at 5:48 pm - No Comments

    Simone Biles won this year’s title with a 62.400, as well as the vault, balance beam and floor gold medals. HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., July 25, 2015 – Two-time World and U.S. champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, won the senior all-around title for the second straight year at the 2015 Secret U.S. Classic on July 25 at the Sears Centre Arena. 2012 Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics, was second, and Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters, finished third. Earlier in the day, Lauren Hernandez of Old Bridge, N.J./MG Elite, captured...

  • Canada defeats Team USA in Pan Am Games Basketball Final

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    Published 21. July 2015 at 7:58 pm - No Comments

    Since the first Pan American Games for women in 1955, the USA has compiled an overall record of 78-15 and now owns five silvers medals, along with seven gold medals and two bronze medals. TORONTO, Canada (July 20, 2015) – The 2015 U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team (4-1) finished with a silver medal after coming up short and losing 81-73 to host Canada (5-0) in the gold medal game of the 2015 Pan American Games on Monday night at Ryerson Athletic Center in Toronto, Canada. Golden Performance: Kia Nurse scored 33 pts to help Team Canada win their first Pan American Gold. Univ. of Connecticut rising...

  • Becky Hammon leads Spurs to NBA Summer League Title

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    Published 20. July 2015 at 10:43 pm - No Comments

    LAS VEGAS — Becky Hammon made history when she became the first female head coach in NBA summer league. Leading the San Antonio Spurs to the Las Vegas Summer League championship just made the experience that much sweeter. Hammon coached the Spurs to a 93-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday in the title game. “It was a grind,” Hammon said. “They’ve been together for 17 days. They really started to jell the last two or three games. They listened, and they played really hard for me. I just really appreciate their attentiveness and alertness. They were tired, but they fought through.” The...

  • Pan Am Games 2015: Wrestler Adeline Gray golden in Toronto

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    Published 18. July 2015 at 2:51 pm - No Comments

    MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Adeline Gray broke a last-second tie to win the women’s 75 kg. freestyle wrestling gold-medal match over Canada’s Justina Di Stasio on a night that saw the U.S. team grab four medals at the Pan American Games. Gray, along with a gold medal by Brent Metcalf at 65 kg., silver by Angel Escobedo at 57 kg. and bronze by Erin Clodgo at 63 kg. brought USA Wrestling’s medal total to 11 out of 12 weight classes in which its athletes competed. “The United States is coming in here and taking home hardware,” said Metcalf, who defeated Cuba’s Franklin Maren, 8-2, for his gold medal. Gray’s...

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Fraser-Pryce shows off speed in Stockholm 2015

Fraser-Pryce shows off speed in Stockholm 2015

On Thursday night, Shelley-Ann, the two-time Olympic 100m champion, who heads this year’s world lists with her 10.74 win in Paris earlier this month Diamond League meeting, got a good start and was never seriously challenged as she held her form to pass the line in a time of 10.93, that was very impressive given...

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Gabby Douglas Interview – 2015 Secret U.S. Classic

Gabby Douglas Interview – 2015 Secret U.S. Classic

2012 Olympic gold medalist Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Buckeye Gymnastics was making her return to competition in the USA for the first time since the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials posted a 60.500 for the silver at 2015 Secret U.S. Classic.

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Maggie Nichols – Interview – 2015 Secret U.S. Classic

Maggie Nichols – Interview – 2015 Secret U.S. Classic

Maggie Nichols of Little Canada, Minn./Twin City Twisters, finished third at the 2015 Secret U.S. Classic. Nichols debuted an Amanar vault in the first rotation. On bars, she connected a Pak salto to a Maloney with a half twist. She dismounted with a double layout. In the final rotation, Nichols mounted with a tucked...

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Becky Hammon leads Spurs to NBA Summer League Title

Becky Hammon leads Spurs to NBA Summer League Title

LAS VEGAS — Becky Hammon made history when she became the first female head coach in NBA summer league. Leading the San Antonio Spurs to the Las Vegas Summer League championship just made the experience that much sweeter. Hammon coached the Spurs to a 93-90 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Monday in the title...

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Diamond League Monaco: Sharika Nelvis wins Women’s 100m Hurdles

Diamond League Monaco: Sharika Nelvis wins Women’s 100m Hurdles

Sharika Nelvis (Photographed at Adidas Grand Prix, NYC)

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WNBA News..Sky trade center Sylvia Fowles to Lynx, Erika de Souza lands in Chicago as part of a 3-team swap

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