Sports & Society

Daily Swish: Three 1st round series are done!

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And here are your links from the weekend that was.

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.

Maya Moore on Mo'Ne Davis: "...dream, but work..."

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John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant has been tweeting out comments from UConn women's basketball greats about Little League phenom Mo'Ne Davis, who apparently wants to play point guard for Geno Auriemma and eventually head to the WNBA. Check out Altavilla's full article for more on the issue.

Daily Swish: The Regular Season's done!

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Here are some links over the last couple days.

Daily Swish: The East is Treadmilling away!

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The Dream can't win, the Mystics don't want it bad enough either. Can't we just go straight to a Lynx-Mercury finals next week and make it a best of seven. Please? Oh yeah, here are your links.

Becky Hammon & the NBA's coaching revolution

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The San Antonio Spurs hire of Becky Hammon is historic on its own, but the timing of the hire might hold promise for more women following in her footsteps sooner rather than later.

Friday Open Thread and Daily Swish

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The Eastern Conference playoff race tightens, and we have more links for you. Also, the Sun and Stars play tonight at 8 p.m. ET

Daily Swish: Glory Johnson, EDD's health & history

Links spanning from last night's game to a woman making history in the NBA to women in sports speaking out against domestic violence.

Daily Swish: PHX, Minny, and D.C. are winning big

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The Mercury and Lynx have the longest winning streaks in the Western Conference, while the Mystics have asserted themselves out East.

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Here's your annual article predicting the "beginning of the end" for the W

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Almost exactly one year after 24/7 Wall Street predicted the WNBA would disappear in 2014, Forbes has decided to join in.

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Could Magic replace Sterling as Clippers' owner?

With the possibility of Donald Sterling being forced to sale the L.A. Clippers, NBA legend and L.A. Sparks owner Magic Johnson is reportedly interested in purchasing the franchise.

In Brittney Griner's Skin

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Brittney Griner was interviewed on NPR's All Things Considered as part of promotional efforts for her new memoir "In My Skin," out today. Check it out for her response to "sexy" wbb uniforms, Dave Zirin's assessment of her sock-wearing prowess, and her description of the mental space she's in now.

For more on her team's offseason, check out our Phoenix Mercury offseason storystream.

Mercury tweet statement in response to AZ's SB1062

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The Phoenix Mercury have tweeted out a statement denouncing Arizona's controversial Senate Bill 1062, joining the Arizona Cardinals and the NFL in opposition to the bill.

Interview: Catchings on Good Works Team, offseason

Swish Appeal had the opportunity to interview Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings about the 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team, what she's doing this offseason, and her foundation.

What's the impact of Skylar Diggins' SI pictorial?

Here is one fan's take as to whether the impact could be positive or negative for the second year guard for the Tulsa Shock.

Seattle Storm's titles ignored by national media after Seattle Seahawks win Super Bowl

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FOX cut from the Seahawks’ domination of Super Bowl XLVIII to show images of its interpretation of the city’s only other champion — the 1979 Sonics — and a nerve was pricked, again...Seattle’s WNBA team was actually the first to give the city a championship since the Sonics when the Storm won titles in 2004 and 2010...But the fact was dismissed nationally on Sunday as Super Bowl coverage steamrolled history.

From "Storm fans’ “major” problem with Super Bowl XLVIII coverage" by Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times.

Frank DeFord on women's sports on NPR

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I think he's wrong about interest in team vs individual sports, but then readers of Swish Appeal may be atypical.

Video: Rep. Keith Ellison congratulates Lynx

Rep. Keith Ellison took to the U.S. House floor yesterday to congratulate the Minnesota Lynx on winning the 2013 WNBA Finals, their second championship in three years.

Links: Celebrating the Lynx, bemoaning pinkwashing

Links from around the women's basketball world and a brief link-infused commentary on pinkwashing during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

WNBA links: Chicago media coverage, Young's tweets

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10 links from all around women's basketball, including a bit more on the stir caused by Sophia Young's tweets yesterday.

Sophia Young Speaks Out Against Gay Marriage on Twitter

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The superstar forward tweeted against gay marriage earlier today.

Links: Stars, EDD & March on Washington reactions

Links supplemented with tweets from WNBA players about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

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Video: Lisa Leslie on life & her role as activist

Today, Makers.com released the full 16-part interview documenting Leslie's life as a basketball player, family member, Los Angeles Lakers fan, and, most interesting, "activist".

Q&A: Jenny Moshak on NCAA, injury prevention

With a new book "Ice 'n' Go" out, former Tennessee Lady Vols trainer Jenny Moshak chatted with Swish Appeal about the state of college athletics as well as the prevention of ACL and concussion...

Chamique Holdsclaw's interview on Time Out with Sylvia Crawley

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After appearing on Iyanla Vanzant's show on Saturday to discuss her relationship with her mother, Chamique Holdsclaw had an interview on Time Out with Sylvia Crawley to elaborate on some of the themes of the show as well as reflect on her career. Sticking to basketball talk for now, Holdsclaw discussed why she thinks Elena Delle Donne is the better pro player than Brittney Griner and suggested that she thinks she has some more basketball in her, later admitting that she didn't live up to the hype surrounding her entry into the WNBA: "I think I still have another year or two in me, but I'll pray on it and see what doors open up."

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Video: Preview of Holdsclaw's appearance on OWN

SB Nation was offered an advance look at Chamique Holdclaw's appearance on "Iyanla: Fix My Life" (9 p.m. EDT on OWN), which focuses primarily on the relationship between the former WNBA All-Star...

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