Typical crammed July 3

What is it about the day before July Fourth that always makes it a busy one. Some of the best WNBA games I’ve seen have been on this day, and maybe that’ll happen again, as four games are scheduled today. There’s a heckuva lotta news, too.


The Tulsa Shock’s nine-game losing streak is proving a strain to the team.

Storm (starting, now) guard Tanisha Wright has won over fans with improved play. I love tales of hard work. When she first started with the team, fans were pretty critical of her.

Sue Bird practiced with the Storm Thursday for the first time since going out with back spasms last week. But who knows whether she’ll even play today, in the game against the Sparks in LA.

Connecticut forward Asjha Jones is designing a shoe line for women who wear sizes 10.5-15. How great is that?

Charde Houston of the Minnesota Lynx made an appearance at an AAU league kickoff last night.

Rocky Top League:

The inaugural women’s league in Knoxville, TN was a success, both basketball-wise and atmospherically. The organizer wants to do it again next summer.

USA Basketball:

Jen Rizzotti said it was an honor to coach the U18 team to a gold last weekend.