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Monday Morning Links: Catching Up On The Weekend

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Having been away this weekend and needing to do a little catch-up on all the WNBA action, this seemed like as good a time as any to get back in the habit of doing a morning links post.

Feel free to add your own favorite links and insights from the weekend in the comments.

The Starting Five:

Jean-Jacques Taylor of ESPN Dallas describes why Texas A&M's pursuit of the SEC won't get them anywhere because things like competitiveness in women's basketball aren't the type of respect they really want. Read more >>>

With their 82-54 loss to the Minnesota Lynx yesterday, the Tulsa Shock (1-22) tie the 2008 Atlanta Dream with a league-record 17th consecutive loss. But as Tim Leighton of the Pioneer Press reports, Cheryl Reeve believes the Shock are showing signs of improvement. Read more >>>

Terrence Thomas of the San Antonio Express-News talks about the San Antonio Silver Stars futile attempt to stop Sylvia Fowles in "an incredible performance", which included scoring 22 and 12 by halftime. Read more >>>

In potentially good news for the Seattle Storm after a bad loss to the Atlanta Dream, Aaron Lommers of the Everett Herald reports that Lauren Jackson practiced in full contact with the team on Friday. Read more >>>

As Maya Moore gets set to return to the Connecticut sans UConn jersey, Renee Montgomery reflects on her first time returning to the state as a rookie with the Minnesota Lynx. Read more >>>

The rest of the rotation:

The Atlanta Dream routed the Seattle Storm on Saturday night at KeyArena. Seattle Times reporter Jayda Evans reported that Sue Bird called it "crappy" and Swin Cash was "pissed". Read more >>>

Christine Clarridge of the Seattle Times describes the commitment of Seattle Storm fans as they endeavored to get Wheaties boxes signed, despite a less than historic 2011 season. Read more >>>

Before Tamika Catchings reached her personal milestone, David Woods of the Indianapolis Star wrote about a few team milestones that the Indiana Fever can reach this year. Read more >>>

Minnesota Lynx fans at SBN's Canis Hoopus can sympathize with the Tulsa Shock - they have to endure the Timberwolves. They're excited to be on the other end of things this season. Read more >>>

Paul Johnson of the Chicago Sun-Times did a nice feature about Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton's return to her roots in Chicago this Saturday, including how that trade from the Los Angeles Sparks went down. Read more >>>

Temeka Johnson blogged Friday for The Times-Picayune about her excitement about the Phoenix Mercury turning things around and a donation to her foundation. Read more >>>