Headlines: WNBA ratings up, Storm look to bounce back, Augustus might sit

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

  • Sunday’s WNBA Minnesota – Phoenix game on ABC drew the highest ratings for season openers in 10 years. (Sports Media Watch)
  • It’s not easy being champions and having to pick up your championship rings: ““It can be hard just because you’re not going straight from the locker room to going out and playing,” said Moore. “It’s locker room, go out, come back in, go out, do the whole ceremony, get excited and then try to get it back a little bit. As athletes, we’re big on routine and sometimes when you throw something in there, it can be tough. Still, we have some room for improvement and we want to start out games better than that.” (SLAM)
  • A very arguable power rankings from wnba.com – a couple of teams have dropped positions from pre-season rankings after losing games. (WNBA)
  • Ann Wauters & co are hoping to bounce back in Los Angeles after their loss at home opener. (Seattle Times)
  • Brian Agler expects a bigger playing time for Shekinna Stricklen and Ewelina Kobryn in tonight’s game. (Seattle Storm)
  • Temeka Johnson blogs about Tulsa Shock’s hearbreaking loss in home opener. (NOLA)
  • With 4 rebounds in her next game Tina Charles can become the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 800 rebounds, edging Yolanda Griffith by 1 game. (North Jersey)
  • Roman Augustoviz dreams about acquiring Janel McCarville after Taj McWilliams-Franklin retires. McCarville was a teammate of Lindsay Whalen at University of Minnesota. Also, Seimone Augustus might sit out next Lynx game against the Liberty. (Star Tribune)
  • Minnesota Lynx on their bench who outscored Phoenix’s one 40-8 in the season opener. (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Sports Page Magazine talked to Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker during LA Sparks media day.
  • Paul Nilsen on UMMC signing Diana Taurasi. (FIBA)