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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Apr 17, 2019. 9 comments

Breanna Stewart Likely Out For Season After Tearing Her Achilles With Russian Team

Breanna Stewart Likely Out For Season After Tearing Her Achilles With Russian Team

Well, this sucks. Seattle Storm forward and reigning WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart is probably going to miss the entirety of the upcoming season, because she tore her Achilles while playing for Russian team Dynamo Kursk in the EuroLeague title game on Sunday.

In the second quarter of that game, Stewart got a handoff from a screener and went up to take a midrange shot. She got challenged by Brittany...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Sep 13, 2018. 18 comments

The Storm Snapped The Mystics In Half To Become WNBA Champs

The Storm Snapped The Mystics In Half To Become WNBA Champs

The Seattle Storm completed their sweep of the Washington Mystics on Wednesday night, outclassing their opponent on the road and winning 98-82 to capture their first WNBA title since 2010 and third championship overall.

Game 3 had the occasional tight moment—mainly when the Mystics went on a 16-3 run at the beginning of the fourth quarter to cut their deficit to five. But eight straight...

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Tom Ley Tom Ley Mar 23, 2018. 19 comments

Breanna Stewart Is A Woman Of Her Word

Breanna Stewart Is A Woman Of Her Word

To nobody’s surprise, the UConn women’s basketball team finished its perfect season with an 82-51 victory over Syracuse in last night’s national championship game. If you’re the kind of jerkass who is constantly looking for reasons to slag women’s college basketball, you could point to UConn’s wire-to-wire dominance as a sign that the sport is stale and boring. Don’t do that. Instead, marvel...

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Lauren Theisen Lauren Theisen Nov 02, 2017. 5 comments

Breanna Stewart Writes That She Was Sexually Abused As A Child

Breanna Stewart Writes That She Was Sexually Abused As A Child

Seattle Storm forward and three-time national college player of the year Breanna Stewart said today on the Players’ Tribune that she was molested regularly by an older man when she was 9 years old.

Stewart didn’t name her abuser, only noting that he lived at one of her relatives’ houses, but she went into harrowing detail. From the article:

He’d sit down next to me, pretending to watch TV....

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Sam Eifling Sam Eifling Sep 09, 2017. 21 comments

If You Don't Much Care About UConn Women's Hoops, The Feeling Is Mutual

If You Don't Much Care About UConn Women's Hoops, The Feeling Is Mutual

Connecticut is about to win its fourth straight women’s basketball title (heretofore unprecedented in all of college hoops) and all the questions facing coach Geno Auriemma seem to amount to: Why doesn’t anyone care?

The short answer, and the one he keeps giving in various forms, is why should he give a flying fuck. “So don’t watch,” is what he told the Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy, when the...

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