First day of training camp in the books

The Shock opened with a long, energy-filled practice.

The Lynx have new faces, but the goal is the same for the defending champs.

Mystics day one highlights.

Practice for the Storm ended with the traditional huddle. The camp begins with key questions.

Dream owner Kelly Loeffler addressed the team before camp opened.

Wow…..five practice players at Phoenix Mercury camp threw up today.

Picture from San Antonio’s camp.

Chicago Sky camp went well, according to veteran Ticha Penicheiro.

Not much from Indiana.

Nothing from the New York Liberty.

Nothing from the Connecticut Sun.

I went to Sparks camp today and saw the last third of the session. On hand were Delisha Milton-Jones, Ebony Hoffman, Marissa Coleman, Nicky Anosike, Nnemkadi Ogwumike, April Sykes, Tyra White, Farhiya Abdi, Darxia Morris and Khadijah Rushdan. Still overseas but scheduled to return this week are: Candace Parker, Kristi Toliver, Jantel Lavender, Jenna O’Hea, Ashley Shields, Sharnee’ Zoll and Alana Beard.

It was a VERY interesting session, and interviews afterward were great. Look for my write-up tomorrow.


  1. Borrowed from my HoopScoop post:

    Five–no, six–of those trying out for the Phoenix Mercury practice squad threw up during or after the tryout sessions.

    Not the WNBA Mercury players. The men who want (wanted?) to be their practice squad. The team's Twitter page kept a running count. Apparently, it was the running that did some of the guys in.!/PHOENIXMERCURY

  2. Glad to help.

    Now if somebody would make captcha characters easier to read–but that would defeat their purpose, I guess. And puzzling them out is exercise for the aging brain. ;>)