Archives for September 2009

2009 WNBA Retirements

This year marks the 12 official season of the WNBA and a few of the ingurating WNBA players have announced their retirement this season. Yolanda Griffin – announced retirement after season ending injury and finished with 12 seasons and WNBA Championship. Sacramento Monarchs (1999-2007) Seattle Storm (2008) Indiana Fever (2009) Lisa Leslie – the most […]

Mercury Defeat Fever While Both Broke WNBA Scoring Records

First time named WNBA MVP Diana Taurasi led the Mercury to the first win over the Fever in the WNBA Finals. The final score 120-116 was the leagues highest scoring game in WNBA history. Although, Indiana is considered a defensive team, they scored 116 and kept up with the Mercury. Cappie Pondexter helped pull out […]

Phoenix Looks To Win Another Championship Over Hungry Fever

Phoenix Mercury has had the taste of an WNBA Championship in 2007 and now they will face a hungry Indiana fever who is making their first WNBA Finals appearance after being denied five times to Detroit over the years. Indiana will look to stop Phoenix with defensive pressure although Phoenix has offensive armor from all […]

Brazil Captures Gold at the FIBA Americas Championship

Brazil topped Argentina (71-48) to win the 2009 FIBA America's Championship on their home floor in Brazil. Brazil was strong on both ends of the court and kept Argentina scoreless for 8 minutes between the first and second quarters. Silvia Gustavo led Brazil with 18 points, Fernanda Neves 13, Alessandra Santos 12 and Adrianinha Pinto […]

2009 WNBA Awards and Selections

The 2009 WNBA Awards and all-team selections below. Phoenix will face Indiana in the 2009 WNBA Finals starting Tuesday, September 29, 2009. Below are the picks for 2009. 2009 WNBA Awards Most Valuable Player – Diana Taurasi Most Improved Player – Crystal Langhorne Best Sixth Woman of the Year – DeWanna Bonner Defensive Player of […]

5th Annual LFB Open Begins Tomorrow

This weekend, 14 teams will battle on the biggest stage of the year at the LFB Open in Paris. The LFB Open consist of 7 games in 2 days! Fans will be able to follow the games live on LFB TV and also at: www.basketlfb.com and www.basketfrance.com Game schedule: Date Time Home Team Away Team […]

FIBA Americas Championship Semifinals Set

The 2009 FIBA Americas Championship in Brazil is underway and four teams have made their place. Brazil, Canada, Cuba and Argentina are the four teams left fighting for a chance to win the title. All teams are undefeated with respects to their groups. However, now is crunch time and all look to make it to […]

Mercury Shoots Over L.A. While Detroit Remain Strong In East

The duel between the Detroit Shock and Indiana Fever seems to get to the same point year after year in the WNBA Conference Finals. Indiana so far has still not found a way to get around the veteran team, as they lost in the first game of the series. No matter where Detroit stands in […]

Chantelle Anderson New Lebanon National Team Player

Its not unusual these days to see more and more American basketball players get naturalization in the other countries to participate in international championship. The biggest news from 2008 was Becky Hammon's participation with Russias Womens National Team. I think it was more hyped because of Russia's history with the USA in the past. Now […]

2009 WNBA Conference Finals Set

The last team Phoenix Mercury skimmed their way into the WNBA Western Conference Finals yesterday with a win over the San Antonio Silver Stars by 8 points (100-92). The Mercury will face the hot playing Los Angeles Sparks who won Sunday night over the Seattle Storm. Candace Parker, Lisa Leslie and Tina Thompson are showing […]