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Arike Ogunbowale, Asia Durr, Chennedy Carter, Kalani Brown, Teaira McCowan, WNBA, Women's College Basketball -

When Notre Dame shooting guard Arike Ogunbowale electrified the nation with her game-winning heroics in the semifinals and championship game of last year’s Final Four, possibly the best Final Four in women’s basketball history, it created a moment for the entire sport. Each one of Ogunbowale’s shots permeated the mainstream sports news cycle, even yielding […]

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Design, Entrepreneurship, Sneaker Stories, Style, Tamera Young, WNBA -

Despite never being signed to an endorsement deal by a sportswear brand, veteran Las Vegas Aces forward Tamera “Ty” Young has amassed an insane shoe collection of more than 600 pairs (and counting) while earning the crown as the WNBA’s biggest sneakerhead. Now, she has a shoe of her own. On Tuesday, Young debuts the […]

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A.J. Andrews, Black Women, Morgan State University, Nneka Ogwumike, No Ceilings, WNBA -

For decades, black female athletes have faced criticism, inequality, lack of support and unrealistic societal expectations. Although there has been progress, it hasn’t been enough. “Just because it’s better doesn’t mean it’s fair,” said professional softball player AJ Andrews. “A lot of times they say, ‘You have this. It’s fine.’ ” She noted how unusual […]

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Alan Wiggins, Candice Wiggins, Faith and Sports, MLB, Stanford University, WNBA -

A look at the intersection of sports, faith and religion. When Candice Wiggins scored 41 points in an NCAA tournament game during her senior year at Stanford University, she called it a miracle. “It was like divine intervention,” Wiggins said. “People don’t understand there’s miracles that happen every day.” The game on March 31, 2008, […]

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dallas wings, gender pay gap, gender wage gap, love basketball, nba, skylar diggins smith, wealth management, wealthsimple, wnba -

“Don’t act like you don’t see the discrepancy,” Skylar Diggins-Smith says during a confessional new spot for millennially focused investment management service Wealthsimple. Featured on the company’s ongoing “Money Diaries” campaign, the Dallas Wings All-Star guard gets real about the inequities between men and…

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Elena Delle Donne, Get Lifted, Gordon Hayward, Her Time To Play, Jr. NBA, NBA, Nneka Ogwumike, WNBA -

Fourteen is a pivotal age for girls. It marks the point at which many of them have dropped out of sports — twice the rate as boys of the same age, according to the Women’s Sports Foundation. In an attempt to reverse those numbers, this week the NBA announced Her Time To Play, a new […]

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Lisa Borders, News, Times Up, Top Stories, WNBA -

Lisa Borders will become the first president and CEO of the advocacy group Time’s Up.

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Lisa Borders, Time's Up, WNBA -

WNBA president Lisa Borders is stepping down from her current post to become the first president and CEO of Time’s Up. Borders’ decision to step down as WNBA president comes after three seasons of continuous growth in the league. Since announcing Borders as its new president in 2016, the WNBA has seen its highest regular-season […]

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lisa borders, metoo, news, sexual harassment, times up, wnba, womens advocacy, workplace harassment -

Time’s Up, the gender-equality initiative founded in the wake of the #MeToo movement, has selected former Women’s National Basketball Association President Lisa Borders as the organization’s first president and CEO.

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Get Lifted, Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx, Most Valuable Coach Program, U.S. Cellular, WNBA -

WNBA champ and Minnesota Lynx guard Maya Moore understands the importance of having a good coach. She’s been fortunate enough to have had strong coaches and knows that some go beyond the call of duty by investing in the lives of athletes. To reward coaches displaying a high level of support and development, she signed […]

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Marissa Coleman, Minnesota Lynx, Monique Currie, New York Liberty, Rebekkah Brunson, Washington Mystics, WNBA -

For WNBA players, grinding year-round is a collective trope. And since the season has ended, many of the athletes are already making moves off court. While it’s a widely known tradition for players to earn money overseas, others are pursuing business ventures that will propel them forward financially after their playing days are over. Minnesota […]

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#RememberWhensdays, Cynthia Cooper, Houston Comets, WNBA -

A little more than two weeks before the Houston Comets played the New York Liberty in the 1999 WNBA Finals, the franchise lost one of its beloved players, Kim Perrot. The fiery point guard sat out the season while fighting a seven-month battle with a rare lung cancer that affects nonsmokers. But Perrot was very […]

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Cappie Pondexter, Indiana Fever, National, NBA, News, Skylar Diggins, Sports, WNBA -

WNBA player Cappie Pondexter revealed she barely makes a six-figure salary compared to her male […]

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Athlete Activism, Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm, WNBA -

If you watched Breanna Stewart play this season, you might have noticed something different about her. Sure, she was the same versatile weapon she’s always been, but she took her play to another level. She averaged 21.8 points, 8.4 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.4 blocks, which helped her lock up the league MVP award on […]

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Get Lifted, NBA, Tennis, Venture Capitalists, WNBA -

“What comes next? What is my next passion?” Those are the two questions retired NBA star and Academy Award winner Kobe Bryant claims athletes have to ask themselves. The answer — for Bryant, 40, and many other retired sports stars — is investing. In mid-August, the news that Bryant’s 2014 investment of $6 million in […]

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A'ja Wilson, Candace Parker, Devereaux Peters, Elena Delle Donne, Imani McGee-Stafford, WNBA -

In the 2000 film Love & Basketball, teen protagonist Monica Wright, a tomboy whose family recently had moved to a Los Angeles suburb, meets her new neighbor, Quincy McCall, the son of a Los Angeles Clippers great, on the latter’s home basketball court. Decked out in a stereotypical male ensemble of a T-shirt, jeans and […]

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Adidas, Jordan Brand, Li-Ning, Nike, Puma, Sneaker Stories, Sneakers, Style, Tamera Young, Ty Young, WNBA, Women's Basketball -

ATLANTA — The room is the perfect size for an office. Not too big, not too small, a single window, and a closet for storage. Yet Las Vegas Aces forward Tamera Young had other plans for the space when she moved into the house four years ago. She hasn’t been around much, since her basketball […]

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Dallas Wings, Puma, Skylar Diggins, Skylar Diggins-Smith, Sneaker Stories, Sneakers, Style, WNBA -

In the days leading up to June’s 2018 NBA draft, Puma turned heads in an effort to revitalize its basketball division after essentially two decades of irrelevancy. The German sportswear company signed the draft’s two top selections, Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley Jr., as well as fellow eventual first-round pick Zhaire Smith, to footwear and […]

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Maya Moore, WNBA -

Minnesota Lynx All-Star Maya Moore says she’s been given an “opportunity that’s bigger than basketball.” In an on-camera video for The Players’ Tribune, Moore told former NBA player and Memphis Grizzlies assistant coach Jerry Stackhouse that she gets pretty worked up when seeing injustice. Inspired by the story of an incarcerated family friend, she’s spending […]

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Chelsea Gray, Los Angeles Sparks, WNBA -

Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray entered the 2018 season with renewed confidence. Despite the Sparks’ stunning 85-76 loss in Game 5 of the 2017 WNBA Finals, Gray found herself having one of her best seasons in the league, averaging 14.8 points, 4.4 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game. Gray made waves and even became […]

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Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx, Seimone Augustus, White House, WNBA -

Cheryl Reeve believes her Minnesota Lynx epitomize what a champion should be. They aren’t just tremendous basketball players, they’re leaders in their communities, whether in Minnesota or the nation’s capital. And that is more important to Reeve and her players than being fêted on the South Lawn of the White House. The Lynx did not […]

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Maya Moore, Michael Jordan, Minnesota Lynx, Undefeated Athlete of the Week, Wings poster, WNBA -

Maya Moore was drawn to 4-year-old Liliana Sikakane way before Twitter caught on to the little girl who was inspired by a billboard starring the Minnesota Lynx star forward outside of Minneapolis’ Target Center. The billboard and poster, which showcase Moore re-enacting the famous Michael Jordan “Wings” poster from 1989, is part of an ad […]

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Chris Bosh, Daily Uplift, Harvard Business School: Crossover to Business Program, Ivory Latta, NBA, WNBA -

When WNBA free agent Ivory Latta and the Atlanta Dream’s Elizabeth Williams got an email from the league about a new program to develop players’ business acumen, they were a little reluctant. “I was like, ‘Uh-uh, I’m not doing this,’ ” Latta said. “So I just kept scrolling.” It was an opportunity to attend the […]

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Diana Taurasi, Los Angeles Sparks, Maya Moore, Minnesota Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, WNBA -

A little girl preparing for her first WNBA game stood under a billboard just outside of a parking lot next to the Target Center in Minneapolis. Her arms outstretched as wide as she could get them, emulating the woman in the poster just above her head. The woman the little girl was copying? Minnesota Lynx […]

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Candace Parker, Get Lifted, Lailaa Parker, Los Angeles Sparks, Moms, Mother's Day, WNBA -

Los Angeles Sparks champion Candace Parker and her daughter, Lailaa, will have to share her special day. That’s because this year, Mother’s Day falls on May 13 — Lailaa’s ninth birthday. And Parker has a big surprise planned. “Lailaa doesn’t know. See, she’s a zoo person,” Parker told The Undefeated. “She loves animals. We have […]

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Indiana Fever, Tamika Catchings, The Next Chapter, WNBA, WNBA Draft -

Former WNBA standout Tamika Catchings has advice for women entering the WNBA out of this year’s draft. “I think for the players coming in, just being able to live their dreams and take advantage of the opportunities that’s presented to them — take advantage of every opportunity …,” Catchings said. The 2001 No. 3 draft […]

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NBA, NBA Basketball Operations Associate Program, NBA G League, The Next Chapter, WNBA, Women's History Month -

Allison Feaster and Stacey Lovelace were both dominant college players on the basketball court in the ’90s. They both went on to have lasting professional basketball careers. And after retiring from the game, they both turned to the same NBA league program to lead them into their next chapter in life. They both were part […]

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Civil Rights, Coretta Scott King, Martin Luther King Jr., Swin Cash, WNBA, Women's History Month -

During National Women’s History Month, The Undefeated will recognize two women every Tuesday. This week’s Two for Tuesday features basketball Olympic gold medalist Swin Cash and civil rights activist Coretta Scott King. Swin Cash WNBA star Swin Cash retired from the game in June 2016 after completing her third season with the New York Liberty. […]

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Basketball, Bullying, Candice Wiggins, News, Sexual Orientation, Sports, WNBA -

Former Minnesota Lynx guard Candice Wiggins says during her pro basketball career, she was bullied for being heterosexual and called the WNBA a “toxic” environment that drove her into retirement at age 29. Wiggins told The San Diego Union-Tribune in an interview published Feb. 20, that her popularity as well as her sexual orientation made her a […]

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Adidas, Candace Parker, Sneaker Stories, Style, WNBA -

At Adidas’ 747 Warehouse St. event during 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend, The Undefeated’s Aaron Dodson caught up with Los Angeles Sparks two-time MVP Candace Parker and six-time All-Star James Harden of the Houston Rockets. This two-part series will highlight the connection both players have to Adidas. Candace Parker has worn one brand of basketball sneakers […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, Bradley Beal, Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, Daily Uplift, Dikembe Mutombo, Draymond Green, Get Lifted, Jason Collins, John Wall, Kyrie Irving, NBA, NBA Cares, Swin Cash, WNBA -

LOS ANGELES — Five-week-old Skyler was sound asleep, being passed from arm to arm between his mother, Erika Kinyon, and basketball legend and NBA Cares Ambassador Dikembe Mutombo. The infant stretched out his arms, nestled perfectly in the hands of the popular 7-footer, who says he loves giving his time to children and family in […]

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Black Panther, Brittney Griner, Candace Parker, Draymond Green, Giannis Antetokounmpo, James Harden, Joel Embiid, Kawhi Leonard, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Maya Moore, Morgan William, NBA, Russell Westbrook, Stephen Curry, WNBA -

Have you ever wondered what LeBron James would look like commanding a Wakandan army? Stephen Curry slinging from building to building around downtown Oakland, California, or Maya Moore commanding the forces of weather to secure yet another WNBA championship? No? Well, we at The Undefeated have. With the release of both Marvel’s Black Panther and […]

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Basketball, Black History Sports, College, Dawn Staley, News, WNBA -

During Sunday’s game against South Carolina, the Missouri women’s basketball players were allegedly the targets of racism from the opposing team’s fans. According to Athletic Director Jim Strek, the women were subjected to “the n-word” in addition to being spat upon. “It wasn’t a great atmosphere. It was really kind of unhealthy,” Strek said in a radio […]

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