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Jun 7

Lauren Jackson undergoes knee surgery

Jun 7

Storm defeats Minnesota 65-62! - YouTube

What a thrilling 4th quarter! Storm started great the 1Q leading 12-6, then things got a lot closer the rest of the 1&2 quarters. Storm started to trail during the 3Q going doing by 9 points but thankfully came back with a very strong 4Q. Defense was huge!

Joe, the security guy at the players entrance, called the game at 5pm. I asked him what was his prediction for tonight, knowing it was a difficult match. He said: “Storm by 3! It will be a close one.” He was so right I wanted to run about when the clock had 20 seconds left and get him so he could watch it.

Jun 6

7 Things You Can do Right Now to Protect Your Vision

Jun 6

Groundbreaking football player signs to play in college

Jun 6

Can Women’s Colleges Survive the Transgender Rights Movement?

Jun 6

In women's hoops, why is the number of female coaches dwindling SI.com

wbbdaily:

This trend has been an unintended consequence of Title IX, the federal law that was passed in 1972 as an amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title IX is hailed for having created opportunities for women to play sports, but a recent study completed by two professors at Brooklyn College found that in 1972, the year Title IX was signed into law, more than 90 percent of women’s college teams were coached by women. Six years later, that number had shrunk to 58.2 percent. Moreover, the trend appears to be accelerating: Between 2000 and 2012, there were more than 2,000 coaching jobs created in women’s athletics. Nearly two-thirds were filled by men.

Read More: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/college-basketball/news/20140603/jimmy-dykes-espn-arkansas-womens-basketball/#ixzz33ikjszAo

Jun 6

Sue Bird and Crystal Langhorne getting comfortable with one another on the Storm-The Seattle Times

wbbdaily:

“Everything was a lot to take in at first,” Langhorne said. “This is a whole new setting and different style. I’ve always been one of the old people. Now I’m fitting in as one of the new ones and getting more comfortable.”

It’s starting to show. Langhorne has recorded three straight games of 20 points or more, shooting a career-best 65.8 percent from the field overall this season. She had a game-high 23 points on Sunday in a win against Tulsa, the first home victory of the season for Seattle (2-6).

Crystal is having an awesome season! We hope the rest of the team will soon catch up and get a whole lot more W’s

On 10/17, take a stand against bullying and wear purple for #SpiritDay! http://glaad.org/spiritday #SpiritDay

On 10/17, take a stand against bullying and wear purple for #SpiritDay! http://glaad.org/spiritday #SpiritDay

wnbalove:

Go Tina!!

Tina is saying her good byes the best way she knows, by playing legendary once again!  It has been a pleasure to meet you and even greater to watch you play the game!

wnbalove:

Go Tina!!

Tina is saying her good byes the best way she knows, by playing legendary once again!  It has been a pleasure to meet you and even greater to watch you play the game!

espnW and Nine for IX -- Sex sells? For female athletes, the trend may be changing

Possibility is not a luxury: Free PDF Books on race, gender, sexuality, class, and culture

flanneryogonner:

Found from various places online:

The Pedagogy of the Oppressed by Paulo Freire

Angela Y. Davis - Are Prisons Obsolete?

Angela Y. Davis - Race, Women, and Class

The Communist Manifesto - Marx and Engels

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Three Guineas by…

WNBA.com: Mystics at Storm Game Info - June 18, 2013

WHOA TINA THOMPSON!  Wow, just wow… simply wow… did I say wow?

Tina led the team stats in ALL areas except steals and assists… What a way to go out with a huge bang:  30 pts, 8 rbs, 2 blks.  Keep on adding ‘cause 7,100 career points is not quite enough —judging by your standards!… Keep raising the bar, girl.

See you in July… save some great performances for me to witness herstory in the making ;)

Let’s bring Tina to her last All Stars Game:  Vote TINA THOMPSON at http://allstarballot.wnba.com/.

Ray Allen

Seven Seconds in Heaven: Ray Allen’s tying 3-pointer revealed everything that’s great about sports (and a few things that are terrible about sports commentary).

Excellent article!!!

Jun 9

Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Brittney Griner

I know it’s been a while since my last post.  The WNBA season has started, my Seattle Storm are in for a challenging ride without our two main stars LJ & Bird. But WNBA news these days are more about the fantastic rookie class, particularly the #1 pick Brittney Griner. Kudos to Griner for being her full self and not give portions of herself to make others comfortable with their issues around gender & sexuality.

Mar 8

Inside Major League Baseball's Dominican Sweatshop System

Teen shortstop Yewri Guillén died the day the Nationals were supposed to ship him to America. Has MLB learned from the tragedy?