ORLANDO, Fla. -- To judge by the decibel levels, the cacaphonous shrieks of a multitude of teenage girls, One Direction's Harry Styles was in the house this weekend -- the HP Field House at Walt Disney World's ESPN Wide World of Sports near Orlando, to be exact.
This year’s WNBA draft class makes a strong case for humility. Without a season-long media campaign centered on a small group of prospects, women’s basketball fans got a broader look at the growing number of influential players during college season.
Color commentator LaChina Robinson, who watched many of these athletes in person this year through her broadcast work on ESPN and FOX Sports, admired the diverse range of this year’s crop of athletes.
The team - one of the WNBA's original franchises in 1997 - opened training camp Sunday after a sudden off-season change of ownership. Williams Group Holdings' announcement in December that they were giving up their ownership of the team sent fans into a frenzy. But just over a month later, Magic Johnson and business partners stepped up and bought the Sparks.
IRVINE, Calif. - If you are not already a fan of girls' basketball, first of all you are crazy! Second, the Schollyme All World Game held at Concordia University April 19 would have changed your mind. The game showcased some of the young women hoopers from around the globe. It was an electric environment, and both the SchollyMe Black and SchollyMe White teams put on a show.
UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- The Associated Press is reporting that the Connecticut Sun has traded 2012 WNBA MVP Tina Charles to New York, in return for Kelsey Bone, the No. 5 overall draft pick in 2013, plus whoever New York selects with its No. 4 pick this year and a first-round draft pick next year. The story was attributed to unnamed sources, but was repeated by ESPN at the top of its draft broadcasst.
Could Chelsea Gray turn out to be the steal of the 2014 WNBA Draft?
Gray, the slashing, athletically built Duke point guard, sat out the bulk of the 2013-14 season after undergoing surgery to repair a fractured kneecap sustained during Duke's Jan. 12, 2014 victory over Boston College.
No matter what happens in the 2014 WNBA Draft, it is safe to say that, unlike 2013, no one draft pick will result in a team being tabbed as the presumptive league champion before a single regular-season game is played. Last year when Phoenix picked up Brittney Griner with the first overall pick, many were skeptical that any team in the league would be able to beat the Mercury with its new combo package of Diana Taurasi and the 6-8 Griner anchoring the paint.