Young beats buzzer, Aces top Storm 110-98 in OT in Game 3
Jackie Young sent the game in overtime with a buzzer-beating basket and then Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum hit big shots in the extra session to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Seattle Storm 110-98 to move within a victory of advancing to the WNBA Finals.
WNBA honors its top 25 players all-time
The WNBA honored its past and present when it announced the league's top 25 players Sunday. The “W25” has 10 current players, including Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Sylvia Fowles, Candace Parker and Breanna Stewart. Former stars Lisa Leslie, Tamika Catchings, Katie Smith and Sheryl Swoopes are among 15 retired players selected by a panel of media members and women's basketball pioneers and advocates.news.yahoo.com
FIBA holds draws for Olympic basketball tournaments
San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich signals to players during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in San Antonio, Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. The Tokyo Games open July 23, one day after the NBA says is the last possible date for this season’s NBA Finals. AdSerbia will play host to the Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Italy and Senegal. Croatia will play host to Germany, Russia, Mexico, Tunisia and Brazil. And Canada will play host to Greece, China, Uruguay, Turkey and the Czech Republic.
Rapinoe returns to US national team after nearly a year
That's changing now that Rapinoe has returned to the U.S. national team for its January training camp in Florida after sitting out most of last year. The last time Rapinoe played for the national team was on March 11, when she scored in a 3-1 SheBelieves Cup victory over Japan. The national team settled its dispute with the federation over unequal working conditions in December, leaving the pay dispute still unresolved. Rapinoe, 35, has scored 52 goals with 68 assists in 168 appearances with the national team since her first call-up in 2006. She scored on a penalty kick in the United States' victory over the Netherlands in the 2019 World Cup final.
WNBA player Sue Bird remains consistent on and off the court
Sue Bird is the 40-year-old point guard for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. More knee issues limited her to only eleven games during the WNBA season this summer. “I think it’s important to show young girls that they can become strong, confident athletes,” said Bird. Bird also used her platform to explain her stance on the current movement toward equal pay within women’s athletics. It’s important to put in the work behind the scenes to perform on the court.trinitonian.com
Russell Wilson, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird Will Host a Remote 2020 ESPYS
Since the world -- and especially the world of sports -- looks different right now, The 2020 ESPYS will see some big changes this year as well. ESPN announced that this year's two-hour broadcast of the June 21 show will be hosted by football star Russell Wilson, soccer pro Megan Rapinoe and WNBA standout Sue Bird. Unlike past years, this year's ESPYS will be "celebrating heroism and humanitarian aid" and will be held virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 ESPYS will air June 21 on ESPN at 9 p.m. RELATED CONTENT:Ciara's Daughter Looks Just Like Dad Russell Wilson in Sweet Post Celebrating Her 3rd BirthdayPregnant Ciara Gets Ultrasound While Husband Russell Wilson Watches on FaceTime From the CarCiara and Russell Wilson Reveal Baby's Gender With Sweet Family Video: 'Prince or Princess?'
USWNT's World Cup in numbers
USA players celebrate following their sides victory in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France Semi Final match between England and USA. The USWNT's victory is the biggest win in the history of the Women's World Cup, surpassing Germany 's 11-0 result against Argentina in 2007. It's also the largest margin of victory in the history of the FIFA World Cup (men's and women's). On top of that, the USA are unbeaten in their last 16 Women's World Cup matches -- 13 wins and three draws -- and have never lost a World Cup game they have scored first in, winning 36 and drawing four. She's now scored five times at this World Cup, becoming the first player to score two goals in successive games in the World Cup since Brazilia Marta in 2007, after the American's braces against Spain and France.