Saturday , 2 August 2014

Headlines: WNBA teams make final cuts, Canada beat China in an exhibition

 Headlines will be a daily compilation of articles written about women’s basketball in English writing media.

Shenise Johnson photo: mysa.com

  • San Antonio Silver Stars had their media day on Wednesday. The picture from above and others can be seen in the gallery. (MySA)
  • WNBA GM quiz: Which player is the best-passing post player? 1 answers Becky Hammon. Which player would you want taking a shot with the game on the line? 1 answers Noelle Quinn. Never change WNBA GMs. (WNBA)
  • WNBA.com’s stories for the upcoming season. (WNBA)
  • After waiving Kalisha Keane, Porsha Phillips and Loree Moore, San Antonio Silver Stars 2012 season starting roster set. (Silver Stars)
  • Katie Douglas isn’t thrilled about moving Catchings to power forward full time: “”Normally, we have eye contact, and it’s a non-verbal communication,” Douglas said. “I can’t make eye contact with her because she’s not in her usual spot. Ever since I came here, she was kind of my sidekick on the wing. It’s going to be different.”” (Washington Examiner, AP)
  • WNBA.com writer’s incompetence: “…and deceptive driver Izzy Castro Marques all return for the deep Atlanta squad.” Marques isn’t under contract with the Dream and she isn’t going to return to WNBA until after London. (WNBA)
  • Former Lynx player Shay Murphy praises Minnesota Lynx following her Chicago Sky’s loss to them. (Star Tribune)
  • Minnesota based Sansevere’s Huddle podcast. With every other team in Minnesota struggling, Lynx have expectation to repeat. (Twin Cities)
  • Minnesota Lynx have waived Julie Wojta and Queralt Casas to come up with 11 player roster. Only two new additions to the 2011 championship squad. (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Chicago Sky are taking it day-by-day instead of thinking about post season before the season has even started. (SLAM)
  • The Sky have waived Felicia Chester-Wottoon to finalize their opening day roster. (Chicago Sky)
  • Connecticut Sun have waived Sidney Spencer in order to come up with their opening day 11 players. (Connecticut Sun)
  • Andrea Riley and Krystal Thomas were waived in order for Phoenix Mercury to have a 11 player roster that includes the injured Penny Taylor. (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Mercury are starting the season with a clear cut point guard – Prahalis, Hornbuckle and Gray-Lawson are expected all to see minutes at PG. (AZ Central)
  • Atlanta Dream waive Coco Miller and temporarily suspend Erika de Souza until she comes back from Olympics to announce their 11 player roster. (Atlanta Dream)
  • Seattle Storm cut Allie Quigley and Ashley Corral and suspend for the 2012 season Silvia Dominguez who failed to report to the camp to come up with their opening day roster. (Seattle Storm)
  • Indiana Fever waive La’Tangela Atkinson and Shannon Bobbitt. Roster also at 11. (Indiana Fever)
  • ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel on the Western conference. (ESPN)
  • ESPN has unveiled 12 game regular season schedule that starts with Phoenix at Minnesota Sunday on ABC. (TV by the Numbers)
  • Chinese NT head coach Sun Fengwu about the upcoming three game series with Canada: “”I think the games will be beneficial for both of us. Competitive sports are very cruel, but if both teams perform their best it will be helpful for both sides’ improvement,” Sun said. “For the following games we will try our best to play our style, play our level, to help the Canadian team for the Olympic qualifiers. At the same time, if the Canadian team can perform their best it will also be helpful for our team’s improvement.”” (xinhuanet)
  • Canada beat China in the first game 78-66. Kim Smith led all scorers with 20 points. (The Province, boxscore)
  • Part one of KARE 11 video feature of Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve. (KARE 11)

 

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