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WNBA star Maya Moore marries man she helped free from prison

Double Olympic champion fought for freedom of Jonathan IronsCouple fought for 13 years to free Irons over wrongful convictionWNBA star Maya Moore has married the man she helped free from prison.Moore was in the prime of her playing days when she paused…

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WNBA players’ shirts urge fans to vote against Dream owner and senator Loeffler

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forThe standoff between WNBA players and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler continues with players wearing shirts in support of the Republica…

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WNBA players’ shirts urge fans to vote against Dream owner and senator Loeffler

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forThe standoff between WNBA players and Atlanta Dream co-owner Kelly Loeffler continues with players wearing shirts in support of the Republica…

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Words aren’t enough. Sports team CEOs must use their influence to effect change | Etan Thomas

Statements of support and solidarity were a good start, but it’s time for the billionaires in control of sports teams to wield their power to bring about tangible change in their communitiesMalcolm X warned us a long time ago to be leery of settling fo…

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LA Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike: ‘Our hope is that this isn’t a moment but it is a movement’

She’s won the WNBA’s MVP award and led the LA Sparks to a championship, but Nneka Ogwumike is making an even bigger impact as a leader off the court in unprecedented timesEarlier this month, Kelly Loeffler, a Republican senator from Georgia and co-owne…

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Senator and WNBA owner Kelly Loeffler fears for league’s ‘American values’

League has long history of promoting social justiceStaunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forGeorgia senator Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream and a staunch ally …

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Senator Loeffler objects to WNBA’s Black Lives Matter tie-in over ‘removal of Jesus’

Staunch Donald Trump ally is co-owner of Atlanta DreamProfile: The owner against everything the WNBA stands forGeorgia senator Kelly Loeffler, a co-owner of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream, has written to the league’s commissioner, Cathy Engelbert, objecting …

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From Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, the proud history of black protest in sport

NFL players kneeling in the US and Premier League stars speaking out in the UK is nothing new: sportsmen and women have always been at the forefront of the fight for civil rightsWe may never know why Jake Hepple, a now unemployed welder from Burnley, t…

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US sports are embracing social justice. The WNBA was doing it before it was cool

How does an entire league come to share a sense of urgency around issues from Black Lives Matter to Planned Parenthood? It could be that women’s sports itself remains an act of protestAn unarmed black man is killed by a cop in the Twin Cities. Sometime…

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Sabrina Ionescu: ‘My time with Kobe meant everything to me’

College basketball’s biggest star, who is bound for Brooklyn after getting drafted by the WNBA’s New York Liberty, believes that sports can change the way society views womenThe most talked-about player in college basketball this winter was a mean-mugg…

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Sabrina Ionescu goes No 1 in ‘virtual’ WNBA draft as Gianna Bryant honored

Oregon star chosen first overall by New York LibertyWNBA pays tribute to Gianna Bryant and team-matesOregon star Sabrina Ionescu was the No 1 pick in the WNBA draft, as expected.When she’ll play for the New York Liberty is unclear. Continue reading…

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NBA Horse tournament with Chris Paul, Trae Young and Tamika Catchings – live!

ESPN hosts basketball challenge during Covid-19 lockdownEmail Hunter with your thoughts or tweet @HunterFelt 11.57pm BST It’s hard to know if this experiment will end up attracting the kind of viewership they get when airing actual games, but at the ve…

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Kelly Loeffler: the WNBA owner against everything the league stands for

The Republican senator wants to keep politics out of sports. But her views on everything from guns to abortion are alienating many fansRepublican senator Kelly Loeffler’s financial disclosures show that millions of dollars in stocks were sold on her be…

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Elena Delle Donne spirits Washington Mystics to first WNBA championship

Delle Donne scores 21 to lead Washington to franchise’s first titleMystics’ Emma Meesseman (22 points) named MVP of finalsElena Delle Donne felt cursed. Every time she made it to the game’s biggest stage, she was hindered by injuries.This time around i…

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WNBA finals: Connecticut Sun force Game 5 with 90-86 win over Mystics

Alyssa Thomas records 17 points and 11 assists in Game 4 winSun and Mystics to meet in winner-take-all Game 5 on ThursdayWith the season on the line, Alyssa Thomas and the Connecticut Sun turned up their defense to stop the Washington Mystics and force…

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Who will win the WNBA finals? Our panel makes their predictions

The WNBA finals tip off Sunday with the Washington Mystics and Connecticut Sun vying for their first ever title. Our panel of writers predict the winner and key playersLyndsey D’Arcangelo The Mystics had some slow starts against the Las Vegas Aces in t…

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Rugby World Cup shocks and routs, Solheim Cup drama and Ansu Fati | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features last-second basketball genius, Lasith Malinga the slinger and an NFL Friends tribute1) The Rugby World Cup starts on Friday, and the group stage will give minnows the chance to shine. Wales have been susceptible to sho…

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LA Sparks guard Riquna Williams suspended 10 games for domestic violence incident

Veteran guard suspended 10 games for December incidentWilliams, 29, set WNBA single-game scoring record in 2013The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident, one of the longest punishments in …

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LA Sparks guard Riquna Williams suspended 10 games for domestic violence incident

Veteran guard suspended 10 games for December incidentWilliams, 29, set WNBA single-game scoring record in 2013The WNBA has suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams 10 games for a domestic violence incident, one of the longest punishments in …

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The NBA wants female head coaches. But how feasible is that goal?

The league’s commissioner wants 50% of NBA referees to be women, and a similar increase in coaches. There are plenty of obstacles thoughNBA commissioner Adam Silver wants more female referees in the NBA. “I’m not sure how it was that it remained so mal…