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44 min ago | Swish Appeal

Mid-major news: Myka Johnson-Matthews commits to Stetson

Stetson received good news tonight as they landed Myka Johnson-Matthews . Johnson-Matthews, a 5-foot-8 guard out of D.C., is a very explosive left-hander with a good offensive repertoire.

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7 hrs ago | Swish Appeal

What's next for the Chicago Sky after losing the 2014 WNBA Finals?

After losing the 2014 WNBA Finals to the Phoenix Mercury, what's next for the Chicago Sky? And what sort of offseason improvements should they be looking to make, aside from getting healthy? Philip Hersh of the Chicago Tribune suggested in an article about the Sky's future on Saturday that "...Tennessee center Isabelle Harrison would seem to be a good choice for a team that needs more low post presence."

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Related Topix: Sylvia Fowles, Courtney Vandersloot, Candice Dupree, Diana Taurasi, Sports, More Sports, Chicago Sky, Phoenix Mercury

9 hrs ago | The Arizona Republic

Photos: Phoenix Mercury's title celebration

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, wife Nicole and son Trevor give the X-Factor sign during the Mercury championship celebration, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in Phoenix, Ariz.

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Related Topix: Diana Taurasi, Dewanna Bonner, Penny Taylor, Candice Dupree, Sports, More Sports, Phoenix Mercury

18 hrs ago | Swish Appeal

Diana Taurasi's rally speech is a "Thank You" to Mercury fans, not a swipe at the Mystics

On Sunday, the Phoenix Mercury held their 2014 WNBA championship rally at U.S. Airways Center. During that time, the Mercury X-Factor, or the team's season ticket holders got to see the players and coaches enter the arena in a white Hummer limousine : Power's channel also has videos of Penny Taylor's speech , as well as the "Mighty Mercury" song .

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Rahm's Readers exceed goal: 2.7 million books read

The bet: With Jimmy Fallon that Chicago children could read 2.4 million books this summer as part of Rahm's Readers. The wager: "Tonight Show" taping in Chicago.

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USA Today

Tough choices ahead to determine US hoops roster

Nneka Ogwumike isn't worried about whether or not she'll make the U.S. women's basketball team for the world championship at the end of the month. She's just focused on playing the best she can and letting the rest take care of itself.

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Swish Appeal

Angela Salvadores commits to Duke

Per multiple sources, Spain sensation Angela Salvadores has decided to commit to Duke. Salvadores, who is ranked the No.

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Swish Appeal

2014 United States Women's World Championship Roster: Who should make the team?

With the 2014 WNBA Finals concluding on Friday night -- and congrats to my beloved Phoenix Mercury on their third WNBA Championship -- the focus moves towards the 2014 World Championships. I've always talked about how I'd love to see the USAB program transition toward hiring a dedicated coach and building a sense of continuity, essentially improving upon the program that we've seen become a reality for the US in the last two Olympics.

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Related Topix: Penny Taylor, Sports, More Sports, Phoenix Mercury, Erin Phillips (2008 Beijing Olympics), Summer Olympic, Penny Taylor (2008 Beijing Olympics), Olympics, Summer Olympics, Lauren Jackson, Olympic Basketball

USA Today

Griner already emerging as a women's sports icon

With her talent, her personality and her intuition, new WNBA champion Brittney Griner is on the cusp of greatness - and not just on the basketball court. Brittney Griner already emerging as women's sports icon With her talent, her personality and her intuition, new WNBA champion Brittney Griner is on the cusp of greatness - and not just on the basketball court.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Swish Appeal

2014 WNBA Finals: The value of Candice Dupree and Penny Taylor's...

Although Diana Taurasi's heroics at the end of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals solidified her place as Finals MVP after the Phoenix Mercury swept the Chicago Sky , the contributions of Candice Dupree and Penny Taylor can't be overlooked. Search the web for recaps of the 2014 WNBA Finals -- the entire series -- and Penny Taylor's significance barely gets a mention.

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Related Topix: Penny Taylor, Candice Dupree, Diana Taurasi, Sports, More Sports, Phoenix Mercury, Chicago Sky

KTVN Reno

Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title

12, 2014, in Chicago. . Phoenix Mercury players at the bench celebrate as the team wins the WNBA title with an 87-82 win over the Chicago Sky in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball series, Friday, Sept.

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Chambersburg Public Opinion

Teen badly injured in 40-foot fall from cliffs

Portland Fire and Rescue says a girl in her early teens sustained life-threatening injuries when she fell more than 40 feet off the cliffs at a popular hiking and climbing spot. Crews arrived minutes after receiving reports Friday evening saying the girl had gone over the edge at Rocky Butte.

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Downtown Phoenix Journal

Wire | Phoenix Mercury to Host Championship Rally on Sunday

Glory is Ours! The Phoenix Mercury won its third WNBA Championship tonight and fans are invited to celebrate with the team during a fan rally at US Airways Center on Sunday . Fans will hear from members of the Mercury team, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and will witness the unveiling of the 2014 WNBA Championship banner.

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ChicagoSports.com

Mercury sweep Sky with Griner out

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, his daughters, a family friend, and his wife, Amy Rule, left, cheer on the Chicago Sky. Epiphanny Prince , Elena Delle Donne and Allie Quigley walk off the court after losing 87-82 in game three of the WNBA Finals.

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Related Topix: Epiphanny Prince, Sylvia Fowles, Mistie Bass, Courtney Vandersloot, Candice Dupree, Sports, More Sports, Chicago Sky

SFGate

Atlanta Hawks GM Danny Ferry takes leave of absence

Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry took an indefinite leave of absence Friday, making the move under fire for his racially charged comments about a player. "My hope is that this time away from the Hawks organization allows him the privacy he needs to listen to the community, to learn about his mistakes, and to begin the long process of personal healing," Hawks CEO Steve Koonin said in a statement.

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Related Topix: Candice Dupree, Diana Taurasi, Sports, More Sports, Phoenix Mercury, Joe Fox, NASCAR, Nascar Drivers, NASCAR Busch, Dario Franchitti, Eric McClure, Racing, John Borneman III

Fri Sep 12, 2014

KPLC-TV Lake Charles

Adrian Peterson to surrender in Houston; indicted for child injury charges

Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase. Robinson Cano, Kendrys Morales and Logan Morrison homered, and the Seattle Mariners beat Oakland 4-2 on Friday night to pull within a half-game of the Athletics for the top spot in the AL wild-card chase.

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OregonLive.com

Lars Larson election complaint triggers letter to Portland Fire Bureau

Portland Fire & Rescue created a public service announcement starring Gov. John Kitzhaber after it was reported in May how he'd helped provide CPR to a woman in distress in downtown Portland. Radio host Lars Larson said the video gives the political candidate an unfair advantage.

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Examiner.com

Wnba MVP Maya Moore leads All-Wnba selections

11 . Moore was a unanimous First Team selection by all 38 voters and finished as the leading vote-getter with 180 points. Moore set WNBA records with 12 games of 30-plus points and four consecutive games of 30 or more points.

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The Arizona Republic

Young: Taurasi's attitude drives the Mercury

The Mercury's Diana Taurasi is arguably the best player in the WNBA, even the best female basketball player ever. Young: Diana Taurasi's competitiveness drives Mercury The Mercury's Diana Taurasi is arguably the best player in the WNBA, even the best female basketball player ever.

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Related Topix: Diana Taurasi, Dewanna Bonner, Penny Taylor, Sylvia Fowles, Sports, More Sports, Chicago Sky

KBND-AM Bend

Fires In Gorge, Metro Areas Sparked By High Winds

Portland Fire & Rescue officials say they responded to more than 30 fire-related incidents in the metro area yesterday. High winds are being blamed for a number of fires that broke out in the metro area and in the Columbia River Gorge.

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