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11 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Stefanie Dolson, Bria Hartley Get High Praise From New Coach, Mike Thibault

During his decade coaching the Connecticut Sun , Mike Thibault learned to appreciate the professional readiness of many UConn players on WNBA Draft day.

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Related Topix: Tina Charles, Kara Lawson, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, NCAA Sports, NCAA Women's Basketball, University of Connecticut NCAA, Connecticut Huskies Women's Basketball, Crystal Langhorne, Monique Currie

Tue Apr 15, 2014

News Observer

NC State's Gatling, Duke's Gray and Duke's Liston chosen 10-12 in WNBA draft

N.C. State center Markeisha Gatling and Duke guards Chelsea Gray and Tricia Liston were among seven ACC players chosen in the first round of the WNBA draft at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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Connecticut Post

Mystics pick Dolson, trade for Hartley

Connecticut's Bria Hartley, left, and Stefanie Dolson, hold up a Washington Mystics jersey after Hartley was traded from the Seattle Storm to the Washington Mystics to play with Dolson in the WNBA basketball draft in, Monday, April 14, 2014, in Uncasville, Conn.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, Washington Mystics, WNBA Women's Basketball, Seattle Storm, Tina Charles

WNBA

Tina Charles Heads to New York Liberty in Big Trade

The gasps in the arena said it all at the 2014 WNBA Draft as news broke the Connecticut Sun were trading their franchise star Tina Charles to the New York Liberty.

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Related Topix: Tina Charles, Sports, More Sports, New York Liberty, WNBA Women's Basketball, Essence Carson, Cappie Pondexter

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Toledo Blade

Howard is 5th pick in WNBA draft

When she was practicing in middle school gymnasiums and on Toledo playgrounds, Natasha Howard set a goal for herself: to play basketball for as long as she possibly could.

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Related Topix: Tina Charles, Kamesha Hairston, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Ohio High School Sports, High School Basketball, Ohio High School Basketball News, High School Sports

BleacherReport

Chiney Ogwumike Drafted No. 1 Overall by Connecticut Sun at 2014 WNBA Draft

Just two years after the Los Angeles Sparks drafted Nneka Ogwumike first overall, sister Chiney earned the same recognition, as the Connecticut Sun called her name first.

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Related Topix: Tina Charles, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball

The Washington Post

Thomas goes No. 4 in WNBA draft

Maryland forward Alyssa Thomas holds up the net after Maryland defeated Louisville, 76-73, to reach the Final Four.

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Related Topix: Tina Charles, Kara Lawson, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Matee Ajavon, Washington Mystics, Tulsa Shock

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Former South Sioux standout Curl passes away

South Sioux City graduate and the all-time winningest women's basketball coach at the University of Houston, Joe Curl, died Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Chris Bosh (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Tina Charles, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming

KTIV-TV Sioux City

Siouxland I-Club Banquet scheduled for May 5th

Hawkeye fans will get a chance to hear from their favorite coaches in person next month at the Siouxland I-Club Banquet.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Chris Bosh (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Tina Charles, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Michael Phelps, Olympic Swimming, Swimming

Sun Apr 13, 2014

Erie Times News

McBride expected to go early in WNBA draft

The Villa Maria graduate will find out tonight where her professional career will begin during the league's draft at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

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Sat Apr 12, 2014

The Hartford Courant

Dolson, Hartley Expected To Go Early In WNBA Draft

Winning nine national championships, one World Championship and an Olympic gold medal gives Geno Auriemma the forum to tell WNBA coaches and general managers what he thinks.

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Related Topix: Erin Phillips (2008 Beijing Olympics), Summer Olympic, Charles, Tina Charles, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Jayne Appel, Erin Phillips

Contra Costa Times

Chiney Ogwumike expected to be No. 1 pick in WNBA draft

Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike is expected to be the top overall pick in the WNBA draft Monday night two years after sister Nneka was taken first by the Los Angeles Sparks.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Seattle Times

Stanford All-American Chiney Ogwumike still No. 1 in WNBA draft?

UConn nearly has more players in the WNBA than the Pac-12 conference as a whole .

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Related Topix: Tina Charles, Asjha Jones, Sandrine Gruda, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Shekinna Stricklen

BroadwayWorld.com

ESPN2 to Air Live Coverage of 2014 WNBA Draft Live 4/14

The top female college basketball prospects will assemble at Mohegan Sun Arena, home of the Connecticut Sun, for the 2014 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm on Monday, April 14. Airing in Primetime for the second-straight year, coverage and analysis of the first round will begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2, followed by the second and third rounds on ... (more)

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Sat Apr 05, 2014

SFGate

Womena s basketball: ESPN analyst touts...

Chiney Ogwumike is widely expected to be the top pick in the WNBA draft on Apr. 14, but how good will she be with the Connecticut Sun, who own the top selection? Very good, says ESPN basketball analyst Kara Lawson.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

Swish Appeal

Los Angeles Sparks acquire Sandrine Gruda from the Connecticut Sun in ...

Today, the Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks announced a trade, where the Sparks received the rights to Sandrine Gruda who they signed, and the Sun received the 11th pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft along with a 2015 second round draft pick.

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Related Topix: Candace Parker, Jantel Lavender, Sandrine Gruda, Tina Charles, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Los Angeles Sparks

Sat Mar 29, 2014

Examiner.com

This week in WNBA transactions: Re-signings and relocations

A multitude of re-signings had most players sticking with their current WNBA teams as the free agency signing period entered its first full week , but some key transactions led to new dynamics for certain teams that will at least give speculators some material to salivate over before the 2014 season begins in May. The biggest mover was Katie ... (more)

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Related Topix: Katie Douglas, Erin Phillips, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Indiana Fever, Allison Hightower, Kalana Greene

The Day

Local Roundup: Sun to host WNBA Draft on April 14

The Connecticut Sun have the first pick in April's WNBA Draft, and they will play host to the event, too.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Examiner.com

Sun sign Hightower and Greene

After signing free-agent Katie Douglas to a two-year contract with an option for a third year, the Connecticut Sun continued to put together the pieces for what they hope will be a big rebound this season when they signed All-Star shooting guard Allison Hightowe r to a four-year deal on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Kelsey Griffin, Tina Charles, Kalana Greene, Tan White, Kara Lawson, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball

Mon Mar 24, 2014

Examiner.com

Katie's back in town

One of the most popular players in the 12-year history of the Connecticut Sun will be back for the 2014 season as the Sun today announced the signing of free agent forward Katie Douglas .

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Related Topix: Tamika Whitmore, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Katie Douglas, Orlando Miracle, Indiana Fever, Diana Taurasi

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