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Thursday morning links: Indiana Fever beat the San Antonio Silver Stars, Kara Lawson explains her absence, Lisa Leslie to tell her story

There was only one game last night, but still plenty of links to share.

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After an extended absence from the Connecticut Sun due to personal reasons, Kara Lawson has been summoned back to the team.
After an extended absence from the Connecticut Sun due to personal reasons, Kara Lawson has been summoned back to the team.

The Indiana Fever's win last night had meaning beyond a single "W" so we'll start there and then move on to a wide range of news related to women's sports.

  • Mark Ambrogi of the Indianapolis Star recapped the Indiana Fever's 80-63 win over the San Antonio Silver Stars last night, focusing on the improving health of the team embodied by the return of Shavonte Zellous to the lineup. Setting aside anything else about the game, Ambrogi reports that Douglas practiced for the first time on Tuesday and could be within weeks of returning. Read more >>>

  • Marc Allard of the Norwich Bulletin caught up with Sun guard Kara Lawson to discuss the "personal reasons" that led to her absence from the team. Lawson says she left the team because her father fell seriously ill and her family wasn't sure how much time he had left. She's returning because the Sun instructed her that it's time to get back to the team. Read more >>>
  • Michelle Smith of espnW profiled Charde Houston and her fashion sense off the court. After hearing from fans who appreciated her style, Houston created a site named Body Karmah to sell a range of clothing and accessories. Read more >>>
  • Paul Gittings of CNN profiled the career of women's sports pioneer Billie Jean King, who turns 70 in November and has been celebrating Women's Tennis Association's 40th anniversary. Read more >>>
  • Spencer Hall of SB Nation explains to men why assuming that women know nothing about football (or any sport, for that matter) is idiotic because - wait for it, guys - women might actually be sports fans who are watching because they understand the sport. The reason: somebody in Alabama felt the need to suggest that football is a "confusing and often vexing concept" for women. Read more >>>

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