Tag: Women’s basketball

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Sports

Arizona women’s players get etiquette training

NIYA BUTTS by Janie McCauleyAP Sports Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No doubt Arizona’s women’s basketball players are minding their manners. That is just part of the program for the Wildcats. On and off the court, sixth-year coach Niya Butts wants her players to be at their best in all settings and situations. So, the Wildcats visited a restaurant in Tucson for etiquette training again before this season — a lesson one evening at McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse.

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Sports

Jason Collins came out; NBA should let him play

In this photo provided by ABC, NBA basketball veteran Jason Collins, left, poses for a photo with television journalist George Stephanopoulos, Monday, April 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Eric McCandless) by Jeff Pearlman (CNN) — It was merely a dream, wasn’t it? That whole Jason Collins thing of six months ago — never happened, right? The headline news of his becoming the first openly gay active male professional athlete in a team sport. The Sports Illustrated cover. The supportive tweets from everyone ranging from Barack Obama and Bill Clinton to Jason Kidd and LeBron James. The interviews. The raves (“Game-changing!”). The altered landscape.

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Sports

Griner, Delle Donne and Diggins dealt with bullies

BIG THREE–In this April 17 photo, from left, Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner, Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne and Tulsa Shock’s Skylar Diggins pose together following an interview with The Associated Press in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) by Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Before they were college basketball stars and the future of the WNBA, Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne had something else in common: They were all bullied when they were kids.

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Opinion

Brittney Griner is Gay — Can the WNBA finally move on?

TOP PICK–Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner, the No. 1 overall pick the WNBA draft, speaks during a news conference April 20, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) by Jason Johnson Last Wednesday during a press conference the #1 Draft pick in the WNBA, Brittney Griner did the unspeakable. She casually, matter of factly and openly came out as gay in her first press conference as a professional basketball player.

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Sports

Baylor's Griner more than just girl who can dunk

SHOT BLOCKER–Baylor’s Brittney Griner (42) celebrates after breaking the NCAA women’s career record for blocks as Odyssey Sims (0) and Oklahoma’s Aaryn Ellenberg (3) stand by during the second half of a college basketball game in Waco Texas. Baylor was announced Monday, March 18, to join Connecticut, Stanford and Notre Dame as a No. 1 seed in the women’s tournament, marking the second straight season those four schools were the top seeds. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File) by Stephen Hawkins AP Basketball Writer WACO, Texas (AP) — Brittney Griner arrived at Baylor known as the girl who could dunk.