Archive for the ‘Sports/Basketball’ Category

CEBL’s Cat Barber inks 10-day contract with Atlanta Hawks

Saturday, December 25th, 2021

Guelph Nighthawks guard Cat Barber signed a 10-day contract with the NBA's Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

Laeticia Amihere among number of Canadian women to look out for in NCAA

Thursday, December 2nd, 2021

Nearly four months after Canada's women's basketball team was bounced from the Tokyo Olympics in the opening round, Laeticia Amihere is a big reason why the South Carolina Gamecocks are off to a 7-0 start to their season, and she credits experience gained playing international basketball this past summer.

WNBA again earns top grades on diversity hiring, per study

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

A diversity report has awarded the WNBA high grades again when it comes to racial- and gender-hiring practices.

Canada’s women to play Olympic silver medallists in basketball World Cup qualifier

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Canada's women's basketball team on Tuesday was drawn into a group including Tokyo Olympic silver medallist Japan, plus eighth-ranked Belarus and No. 27 Bosnia and Herzegovina for a Feb. 10-13 World Cup qualifying tourney in Osaka, Japan.

CEO Morreale believes CEBL ideal vehicle for Canadian women’s basketball league

Friday, November 12th, 2021

Commissioner of the men's Canadian Elite Basketball League Mike Morreale said he's had conversations with Canada Basketball and others about the potential of developing a women's league.

Athletes Unlimited lures Jantel Laveder, other WNBA players to new league

Monday, November 8th, 2021

The chance to stay home, work on her craft and get paid was appealing to Indiana Fever centre Jantel Lavender. The fifth pick in the 2011 draft is one of five WNBA players joining the newly formed Athletes Unlimited basketball league starting play this winter.

Griner’s dunk, Taurasi’s OT explosion help Mercury even WNBA Finals against Sky

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

Brittney Griner dunked while scoring 29 points, Diana Taurasi had eight of her 20 points in overtime and the Phoenix Mercury evened the WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win over the Chicago Sky on Wednesday night in Game 2.

Dream turns to WNBA player-turned coach Tanisha Wright in search for stability

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

The Atlanta Dream hired longtime WNBA player Tanisha Wright as its new head coach on Tuesday, looking to bring stability to a team that struggled under two interim coaches this past season.

Sky complete upset of top-seeded Sun to book ticket to WNBA Finals

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Courtney Vandersloot scored 19 points and Kahleah Copper added 18 to help the Chicago Sky beat the top-seeded Connecticut Sun 79-69 and advance to the WNBA Finals on Wednesday night.

Courtney Vandersloot leads Sky into semifinals with win over Lynx

Sunday, September 26th, 2021
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Courtney Vandersloot led a balanced offence with 19 points and the sixth-seeded Chicago Sky raced past the third-seeded Minnesota Lynx 89-76 in the second-round, single elimination WNBA playoff game on Sunday night.