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Becky Hammon wins WNBA Sportsmanship Award

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She will be honored before Saturday's game against the Minnesota Lynx.

The real lesson of the Mo'Ne Davis story

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So while it’s great that a 13-year-old girl was treated as an accomplished athlete, I’d be more grateful if Candace Parker and Diana Taurasi, two of the greatest basketball players on earth, didn’t have to spend the winter in Russia just to make a decent living. "If only we had a Davis every single day in the media for girls," King says.

Davis’s real future, once the androgens kick in, will probably consist of a long fight for funding, audience and decent pay, if she is lucky enough to win a scholarship to play college basketball and get to the WNBA.

From "Mo’ne Davis is out of Little League World Series, and women’s sports are shoved from spotlight" by Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post.

Chicago wins dramatic Game 1 in Atlanta

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The Chicago Sky won a nail-biter in their series opener against the Atlanta Dream, 80-77. Although Elena Delle Donne led the team in scoring, it was Courtney Vandersloot who came up big with a go-ahead basket with 17.7 seconds left after a controversial jump ball call by the refs on the previous play. To discuss the game more, check out our game thread.

Tennessee to discipline several players to start season

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Holly Warlick seems to be channeling her inner Pat Summitt by keeping up with Summitt's standard of discipline. Per Maria M. Cornelius of Inside Tennessee, Warlick will be disciplining several players for missing classes and curfew since the end of last season.

L.A. Sparks analyst Dave Miller takes part in Chillin4Charity

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The #IceBucketChallenge is the in-thing. So he did it. For #Chillin4Charity ... TWO WEEKS AGO!

It's Mike Thibault's 32nd wedding anniversary

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From Carly Thibault's Instagram account. She is Thibault's daughter and an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan.

Full 2014 WNBA Playoff predictions on Bright Side podcast

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Kris Habbas and I discussed our full 2014 WNBA Playoffs predictions as one (extremely long) part of the BS of the Suns podcast last night, focusing on the Mercury of course.

2015 WNBA Draft lottery odds

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The annual WNBA Draft Lottery will air on ESPN2 during halftime of Thursday's game between the Washington Mystics and Indiana Fever (tip-off at 7p.m., halftime approx. 8 p.m. EST). The Seattle Storm and Tulsa Shock are tied for the greatest odds with 359 chances out of 1000. Link above to WNBA.com article with odds and the remaining draft order.

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