Eden Laase is a Staff Writer for Just Women’s Sports. She previously freelanced for JWS and ran her own high-school sports website in Michigan after covering college hockey and interning at Sports Illustrated. Eden graduated from Gonzaga University, where she wrote about the men’s and women’s basketball teams.

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Can Candace Parker make the Aces even better? She thinks so.

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March Madness: How far can UConn go without Azzi Fudd?

The Huskies have won 13 games in a row.

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Does Indiana deserve a No. 1 seed after marquee win vs. Ohio State?

Could the Hoosiers make a Final Four run in March?

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Tennessee coach Kellie Harper: Vols ‘need to be in the Final Four’

Could Tennessee make a deep run in March?

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Candace Parker: What team is the best fit for her in free agency?

The Sky, Sparks and Aces are among her choices.

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Thorns fire head trainer and assistant coach after NWSL investigation

Both also received one-year suspensions from the NWSL.

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NCAA basketball injuries: Notre Dame’s Dara Mabrey out for season

The fifth-year guard went down with a knee injury Sunday.

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Liberty have title hopes for Jonquel Jones, Sabrina Ionescu duo

She made two WNBA Finals appearances in four years with the Sun.

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Breanna Stewart reveals final four WNBA free agency choices

The WNBA star's latest tweet brought an end to the guessing.

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Angel Reese calls for ‘normalizing’ trash talk after LSU win

Reese has a double-double in all 19 games this season.

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Seattle Storm set to retire legend Sue Bird’s jersey in June

Bird retired in 2022 after 19 seasons in the WNBA.

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Caitlin Clark plays ‘with fire’ (and foul trouble) in Iowa win

Clark was called for an intentional foul in the final seconds Wednesday

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WNBA free agency: How do salary cap and revenue sharing work?

The Liberty could get creative to sign top free agents.

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Winners and losers of the Jonquel Jones trade

The Liberty acquired Jones from the Sun in a three-team trade.

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NWSL commissioner provides updates on expansion, VAR and more

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NCAA Coach of the Year: Top 5 candidates at midseason

Shauna Green leads the way in her first season at Illinois.

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2023 NWSL draft: Draft order and more you need to know

Which team holds the top pick?

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WNBA hot stove: Ranking the top five free agents for 2023

Breanna Stewart leads a talented pack of free agents.

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UConn returns to court with Aaliyah Edwards, maybe Azzi Fudd

Fudd's return to the court seems imminent.

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Jaelin Howell aims to ‘let loose’ with Racing Louisville

The 23-year-old signed a contract extension through 2025.

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Portland Thorns tab assistant Mike Norris as next head coach

He served as an assistant to Rhian Wilkinson during the 2022 season.

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Top 7 candidates for college basketball’s Player of the Year

We narrow the midseason Wooden Award watch list down to seven players.

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Sophia Smith ‘humbled’ by US Soccer Player of the Year award

The 22-year-old led the team in goals in 2022.

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Dre’Una Edwards: Kentucky ‘will not sign’ eligibility waiver

Edwards transferred to Baylor in the offseason.

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USWNT injury updates: Catarina Macario, Kelley O’Hara and more

Sophia Smith and Megan Rapinoe also are out with injuries.

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Midge Purce gets chance to ‘fight for her spot’ with USWNT after snub

She was left off the roster for the USWNT's last two camps.

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USWNT roster: Liga MX star Mia Fishel is still awaiting her shot

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Sparks plan to pursue Candace Parker in WNBA free agency

She spent 13 seasons in Los Angeles before signing with Chicago in 2021.

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Curt Miller pushes ‘culture creation’ in first year with Sparks

Miller made his first public comments since leaving Connecticut for L.A.

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South Carolina’s year: Biggest NCAA basketball stories of 2022

Before we shift focus to the 2023 NCAA Tournament, reflection is due.

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The rise and fall, and rise again, of Indiana women’s basketball

After decades of dormancy, the IU program is alive again.

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Brittney Griner finally comes home: Biggest WNBA stories of 2022

The WNBA kept Griner's wrongful detainment front and center in 2022.

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College basketball: Which undefeated team will be the last one standing?

Six teams remain unbeaten at the holiday break.

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Las Vegas Aces, champion and trend-setter: Our Team of the Year

The Aces showed the power of investment in 2022.

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Report: Billionaire Mat Ishbia finalizing purchase of Phoenix Mercury, Suns

He is acquiring the franchises for $4 billion.

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JWS’ NCAA Top 25: Olivia Miles, Notre Dame surge to No. 3

The Irish jump two undefeated teams to move into the top 3.

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Can LSU’s Angel Reese win NCAA Player of the Year?

Reese had her best game against LSU's best opponent so far, Oregon State.

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Player-coach relationships at heart of NWSL report on misconduct

The report outlines the prevalence and dangers of such relationships.

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Stanford’s Cameron Brink knows foul trouble is her ‘biggest challenge’

She ranked among the top 7% of players in fouls last season.

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Ireland supports World Cup coach Vera Pauw despite NWSL fallout

Ireland never before has reached a World Cup.

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NWSL leaders respond to criticism over timing of report’s release

The commissioner said they did not consider the men's World Cup conflict.

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Craig Harrington: What NWSL report revealed about Utah coach’s firing

Harrington parted ways with the Royals after just one season.

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Cathy Engelbert: WNBA will not pick expansion city in 2022

The WNBA had aimed to pick locations for up to two new teams.

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Can DePaul’s Aneesah Morrow win Player of the Year?

Her stats place her among the best in the country.

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Mercury ‘optimistic’ that Brittney Griner will return to WNBA

The team will keep a roster spot available for her.

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Oklahoma basketball lands high-profile Louisville transfer

The former five-star recruit will be closer to home.

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Tennessee’s Rickea Jackson returns from benching: ‘She is committed’

She had missed the team's last two games.

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As injuries ravage roster, who are UConn’s 7 available players?

UConn's bench is short but full of raw talent.

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Adia Barnes: Arizona has ‘not arrived’ after loss to unranked Kansas

The Wildcats got a wake-up call Thursday.

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UConn’s Nika Muhl becomes latest injury concern for depleted Huskies

UConn was down to seven players against Princeton.

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Brittney Griner’s homecoming underlines WNBA’s perpetual offseason struggle

Big paydays continue to draw WNBA players overseas.

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Tennessee basketball player out for season with blood clots

Tamari Key had not missed a game in her Vols career before Tuesday.

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Lindsey Horan scores through opponents’ legs in historic win for Lyon

The USWNT star notched the first goal of the match.

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Azzi Fudd’s injury history hangs over superstar potential

Is there reason to worry about the UConn star?

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Three teams pull out of Las Vegas tourney after controversy

A similar tournament in November received heavy criticism.

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Louisville, Texas drop out of AP Top 25 amid rankings upheaval

Tennessee, Louisville and Texas are all unranked for the first time since 1976.

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Tennessee’s Rickea Jackson benched indefinitely by ‘coach’s decision’

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Top Louisville recruit enters transfer portal as struggles continue

The Cardinals lost to Middle Tennessee State on Sunday.

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JWS’ NCAA basketball rankings: Louisville tumbles amid chaos

Upsets defined the past week in college basketball.

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Kelsey Plum: WNBA schedule ‘screws over’ Las Vegas Aces

The defending champs open their season on the road.

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Iowa’s Caitlin Clark: ‘Whenever I score 40 points, we lose’

Clark and the Hawkeyes couldn't beat NC State.

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Diamond Miller’s ‘killer’ buzzer-beater praised by Kevin Durant

The shot lifted Maryland to victory against Notre Dame.

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Indiana’s Grace Berger sidelined after injury at maligned Vegas tournament

Berger will miss Thursday's game vs. North Carolina.

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Sophia Smith: ‘Everything I do’ is to prepare for 2023 World Cup

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Angel Reese’s success comes with caveat: LSU’s weak schedule

LSU has yet to face a ranked opponent.

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South Carolina needed a spark. Enter Kamilla Cardoso.

Dawn Staley praised the junior after the win vs. UCLA.

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Ohio State-Louisville clash kicks off top-25 basketball binge

The ACC/Big Ten Challenge features four games between ranked teams.

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Deja Kelly, UNC basketball build on last season’s success

Are the Tar Heels the real deal?

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NCAA Player of the Year: Aliyah Boston, Caitlin Clark go head-to-head

Azzi Fudd and Cameron Brink are also making early cases for the award.

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Jeff Walz: Louisville basketball stuck in ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ mode

Which team will show up for the Cardinals?

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Thankful for basketball: Five top performances so far this season

Give thanks for college basketball this holiday season.

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Kellie Harper: Tennessee players ‘hurting’ after fourth loss

The Vols are looking for direction.

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New coach Stephanie White joins Sun ahead of pivotal season

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NCAA locks in Final Four sites through 2031 tournament

March Madness is heading to Ohio.

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JWS’ NCAA basketball rankings: UConn makes early top-two case

As the injuries pile up, Azzi Fudd and UConn keep on winning.

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Stanford’s collapse against South Carolina exposes early issues

The good news for Stanford? It's only November.

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South Carolina vs. Stanford: Boston vs. Brink, plus two more storylines to watch

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Dawn Staley fights for Brittney Griner, through her words and her wardrobe

“We have to give a voice to the voiceless,” Staley said.

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Candace Parker plans to return for 2023 WNBA season

But Parker didn't give a firm commitment.

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Juju Watkins’ commitment could transform USC basketball

The top prospect could bring a historic program back to relevancy.

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Rose Lavelle dazzles USWNT Players’ Ball with karaoke performance

The 27-year-old is a cornerstone for the USWNT.

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Are Caitlin Clark and Iowa doomed to repeat their history?

Do the Hawkeyes have enough depth to compete?

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USWNT’s Sophia Smith matches Mia Hamm milestone to cap breakout year

The 22-year-old led the USWNT in goals in 2022.

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WNBA draft lottery: What each team needs from its pick

The Indiana Fever have secured the No. 1 pick.

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USWNT shows uncharacteristic lack of poise in loss to Germany

The U.S. gave up a goal in the final minute of regulation.

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WNBA coaches able to challenge calls in 2023 season

The WNBA announced two rule changes Thursday.

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WNBA draft lottery: Five players who could top 2023 draft class

Which college stars should attract WNBA attention?

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USWNT watches forecast as tropical storm hangs over Germany match

Florida is under a tropical storm warning.

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Ohio State takes No. 5 Tennessee by storm: What we learned from the upset

No team had scored a top-five upset to open a season since 2008.

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College basketball takeaways: Watch out for Hailey Van Lith and Caitlin Clark

Plus, top transfers step up, and more from a busy opening day.

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Maryland coach plays down Diamond Milller injury in opener

Miller battled a knee surgery throughout last season.

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Angel Reese receives praise from Kim Mulkey after impressive LSU debut

Reese set a career high in points in the win.

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Ranking the top 25 players in women’s college basketball

Despite a few injuries to star players, the NCAA talent pool is as deep as...

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College basketball: Top five games to watch in opening week

Diamond Miller and the Terrapins go up against the top-ranked Gamecocks

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Minnesota, Bay Area groups among NWSL expansion contenders

The league plans to add two teams in 2024.

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Who should the Connecticut Sun hire as their next head coach?

JWS provides three potential candidates.

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Becky Hammon: Men with no experience still get NBA head coach jobs

Hammon spent eight seasons as an NBA assistant coach.

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Olivia Moultrie: Thorns’ title worth battle over NWSL age rule

The 17-year-old played in Saturday's NWSL Championship.

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NWSL sets viewership milestones during banner year for women’s sports

More than 1 million fans attended NWSL games this year.

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Will South Carolina repeat as NCAA champion? Vegas says yes

The Gamecocks lead a pack of contenders.

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USWNT status updates: Julie Ertz, Christen Press and more

Many players are working their way back to the team.

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USWNT roster: Alyssa Thompson ‘here to stay,’ Vlatko Andonovski says

At 17 years old, Thompson is the USWNT's youngest player.

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NWSL MVP Sophia Smith shrugs off doubters with golden game

Smith heard the people who didn't think she deserved to win MVP.

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USWNT’s Sofia Huerta soaked in ‘unreal’ atmosphere at Wembley

The USWNT lost to England but gained valuable experience.

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Megan Rapinoe considers future with OL Reign as she enters free agency

The forward has spent nine seasons with the Seattle club.

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Casey Stoney: Alex Morgan ‘didn’t get a lot of protection’ from referees

The Wave coach again took issue with NWSL officiating.

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Curt Miller leaves Sun to become Sparks head coach

Miller led the Connecticut Sun to two WNBA Finals but never won a title.

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In soccer and ocean life, Phallon Tullis-Joyce embraces the unknown

The NWSL Goalkeeper of the Year candidate has a second love: marine biology.

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Concerns for Brittney Griner mount as Russian appeal hearing nears

Griner's transfer to a Russian penal colony hangs in the balance.

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Paige Bueckers vows to skip 2023 WNBA Draft, return to UConn

Bueckers would be eligible for the WNBA Draft in April.

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Las Vegas Aces star Kelsey Plum undergoes shoulder surgery

The guard is expected to return in time for the 2023 season.

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Iranian climber who competed without hijab returns to Tehran

Iran is in the midst of protests regarding its hijab laws.

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UConn coach Geno Auriemma singles out Azzi Fudd’s ‘special’ talent

The sophomore guard will be key to the Huskies' success.

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Concerns raised for Iranian climber who competed without hijab

The Iranian government enforces a strict dress code for women.

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After suicide attempt, Taylor Smith finds long-term home with Gotham

Smith signed a three-year contract extension with Gotham on Monday.

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How Casey Stoney created a winning culture with the Wave

The expansion club is into the NWSL semifinals in its first season.

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Alex Morgan overcomes injury to send San Diego to NWSL semifinals

Morgan was listed as "questionable" with a knee injury heading into the match.

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Alex Morgan ‘proud to represent’ Wave as club publicizes safety protocols

Wave president Jill Ellis was mentioned in the recent U.S. Soccer report.

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Countdown to college basketball: Top 25 storylines for the new season

Aliyah Boston and South Carolina start their request for a repeat title.

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Should USWNT coach Vlatko Andonovski be on the hot seat?

The USWNT has lost back-to-back games for the first time since 2017.

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Vlatko Andonovski answers to USWNT’s back-to-back losses

The last time the USWNT lost back-to-back games was in March 2017.

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Sophia Smith hints at ‘changes’ with Thorns after Yates report

The Thorns star says the club has been "listening to the players."

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Red Stars players want owner Arnim Whisler out for ‘dishonest’ conduct

The Red Stars players also said Whisler lied about Rory Dames.

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Alyssa Thompson makes USWNT debut at 17 years old

Thompson is the USWNT's youngest player at 17 years old.

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Controversial VAR call cancels Trinity Rodman goal in USWNT loss

Rodman's first-half goal was called back for offside in the 2-1 loss to England.

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Jess Fishlock embraces Tziarra King after ‘best’ goal of Wales career

Fishlock helped send Wales to the World Cup playoff final in front of her partner.

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What NWSL, NWSLPA investigation means in wake of Yates report

The Yates report "is not the end of the story," the NWSLPA said in a...

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Amid NWSL abuse fallout, clubs remain silent on Yates cooperation

Three NWSL clubs are at the middle of Sally Yates' report on abuse in the...

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Lindsey Horan, Crystal Dunn: Hard to feel proud to play for Thorns

The Thorns teammates are grappling with representing a club amid scandal.

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Heather O’Reilly wants more from Courage’s statement on NWSL abuse

The Courage acknowledged their role but did not mention Paul Riley.

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Megan Rapinoe: Merritt Paulson, Arnim Whisler not fit to be NWSL owners

The NWSL owners were found to have covered up coaches' abuse.

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Christen Press shares cryptic message days after NWSL report

Press made two complaints about Rory Dames' behavior to U.S. Soccer.

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Richie Burke blames ‘cancel culture’ for Washington Spirit abuse fallout

Burke repeatedly denied any wrongdoing in his first public interview.

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Thorns’ Gavin Wilkinson, Mike Golub fired in wake of NWSL report

The move comes a day after owner Merritt Paulson stepped away from decisions.

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Louisville teammate details Erin Simon abuse: ‘I didn’t have a voice’

Simon confided in Hendrix about her experiences with coach Christy Holly.

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Becky Sauerbrunn wants NWSL leaders who ‘failed the players’ to go

Sauerbrunn plays for the Thorns, whose leaders have been caught up in scandal.

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WNBA’s Tiffany Jackson dies at 37 after battle with breast cancer

After her playing career, Jackson helped develop Texas stars like Charli Collier.

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Sally Yates: NWSL investigation ‘needed to end’ for change to happen

One investigation could only do so much, U.S. Soccer's lead investigator said.

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Sally Yates discusses most ‘troubling’ findings of NWSL investigation

A former U.S. attorney general, Yates oversaw the year-long investigation.

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USWNT roster notes: Mia Fishel’s status, NWSL playoff impact and more

Fishel is "on our depth chart," Vlatko Andonovski said.

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From A’ja Wilson to Han Xu, watch these stars in World Cup final

USA Basketball will face China in the FIBA gold-medal game

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Women’s soccer players say BYU crowd hurled racist slurs at 2021 match

This comes a month after a similar report from a visiting volleyball player.

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WNBA Finals stars navigate quick turnaround at FIBA World Cup

A'ja Wilson jetted from the Aces' championship parade to Australia.

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USWNT ‘monitoring’ Spanish national team dispute, Andonovski says

The Spanish national team is mired in controversy.

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Alex Morgan’s injury creates problem and possibility for USWNT

The USWNT will be without its star striker.

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Teen star Alyssa Thompson earns her first USWNT call-up

The 17-year-old played at the U20 World Cup in August.

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Aces’ A’ja Wilson, Kelsey Plum intent on world domination

The stars have shined for Team USA at the FIBA World Cup.

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NWSL standings: Breaking down the three-way race for the Shield

The Thorns, OL Reign and Current need to bring their best.

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W Series racing season in jeopardy due to financial issues

A scheduled race in Singapore this weekend is in doubt.

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Explaining Kim Mulkey’s complicated relationship with Brittney Griner

Mulkey coached Griner at Baylor from 2009-13.

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JWS’ WNBA September Team of the Month, Finals edition

These players' performances kept their teams alive into the apex of the season.

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Becky Hammon rises above doubters to win WNBA championship

Hammon put her trust in her Aces players, and they did the same in return.

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DeWanna Bonner gives Sun a unique advantage in WNBA Finals

With her 7-4 wingspan, Bonner shut down Chelsea Gray in Game 3.

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What drives the Connecticut Sun’s DeWanna Bonner?

Bonner is never satisfied with her basketball success.

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Kelsey Plum ‘gets her s— together’ to push Aces to brink of WNBA title

The All-Star guard came up big in Las Vegas' Game 2 win.

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Courtney Williams is back where she belongs with Connecticut Sun

Williams re-signed with the Sun in 2022 after two seasons away.

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At home with the Aces: What they love about Las Vegas

Take it from the Aces: Their city is so much more than the Strip.

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A’ja Wilson proves why she’s WNBA MVP in Aces’ Game 1 win

The MVP was the X-factor as the Aces went up 1-0 on the Sun.

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A’ja Wilson and the Aces have a secret weapon in the WNBA Finals

The Aces don't view their lack of depth as a weakness.

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Chicago Sky brace for uncertain offseason after devastating collapse

Of the Sky's starting five, only Kahleah Copper is under contract for 2023.

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What’s next for WNBA star Tina Charles?

Charles has said she wants to win a WNBA title before her career is over.

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Aces’ series win over Storm a singular display of WNBA greatness

Sue Bird saw it as confirmation that she's leaving the WNBA in good hands.

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How the Aces came from behind to win a WNBA playoff classic

Las Vegas grabbed a 2-1 lead in the semifinal series.

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JWS’ WNBA August Team of the Month: Playoffs take center stage

We selected the starting five strictly based on playoff performances.

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As Candace Parker elevates her game again, there are no words

Parker recorded her 25th 20-point playoff game as the Sky evened the series.

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Sky’s blueprint for beating the Sun comes down to the details

The final four minutes of Game 1 offer a clear snapshot of what Chicago needs...

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What Aces can learn from A’ja Wilson’s uncharacteristic Game 1

The Aces' leading scorer made just three shots on 10 attempts in Game 1.

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WNBA semifinals: For keys to Storm-Aces, look beyond A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart

Storylines abound as Seattle takes on Las Vegas.

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WNBA semifinals: Can Sun solve Sky in 2021 rematch?

The Sun have not beaten the Sky yet this season.

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How Chelsea Gray the passer became the WNBA’s Point Gawd

Gray's pass-first mentality takes on many forms with the Aces.

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With special core, Chicago Sky make repeat WNBA title possible

No WNBA team has won back-to-back championships since 2002.

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Kahleah Copper leads defensive charge as Sky top Liberty

Chicago forces a deciding Game 3 in New York.

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Ten role players who could impact the WNBA playoffs

The team that wins it all will need top-to-bottom production from its roster.

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Jewell Loyd’s veteran resilience propels Storm to playoff win

Loyd fought through a disappointing shooting night to close out the win.

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Liberty steal Game 1 from Sky: Can they complete the upset?

The Liberty need just one more win to send the reigning champions home.

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WNBA 2022 playoffs: Breaking down every first-round matchup

Here are the X-factors, keys and predictions for each best-of-three series.

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WNBA 2022 offseason: What’s next for the four non-playoff teams?

The offseason is already underway for the Dream, Lynx, Sparks and Fever.

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The love and legacy of Sylvia Fowles’ 15 WNBA years live on

All of the traits that make Fowles special were on full display Sunday.

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What Diana Taurasi’s injury means for the Mercury’s playoff hopes

The Mercury need to win their final three games to control their playoff fate.

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In Sue Bird’s farewell season, nothing (and everything) has changed

In 21 years, Bird has found her voice and helped change WNBA culture.

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What Paige Bueckers’ season-ending injury means for UConn

UConn will rely on Caroline Ducharme and Aubrey Griffin taking big jumps.

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Aces’ A’ja Wilson headlines JWS’ WNBA July Team of the Month

We name the top five starters and reserves for the month of July.

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Thorns highlight reel: A look at 12 goal scorers during unbeaten streak

The Thorns scored 23 goals during their eight-game unbeaten streak.

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Liz Cambage’s Sparks exit explained: Where do both sides go from here?

Controversy has followed both Cambage and the Sparks in recent years.

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What we learned from the Aces’ WNBA Commissioner’s Cup win

If these teams meet again in the playoffs, we have a matchup blueprint.

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With quiet resolve, Chicago Sky’s Rebekah Gardner dreams on

The 32-year-old rookie has found a home with the Sky after 10 seasons overseas.

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WNBA playoff race: Who has the best chance of making the cut?

Only two games separate the six teams fighting for the final playoff spots.

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Alex Morgan scores against Canada, but youth is the future for USWNT

Morgan played the hero Monday, setting an example for Pugh and Smith.

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JWS’ WNBA June Team of the Month: Chicago Sky earn two nods

Team success is a key component in selecting the starting five.

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The good, the bad and the unique from WNBA All-Star weekend

The product in Chicago over the weekend was undeniable.

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Rhyne Howard’s dream WNBA rookie season is only the beginning

As her mom knows, when Howard sets her mind to something, she achieves it.

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‘It’s a war zone’: What’s behind the WNBA’s triple-double revolution

The league's next generation is changing the game.

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With four alums, Notre Dame takes center stage at WNBA All-Star

Muffet McGraw looks on her four All-Star players with pride.

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Denim DeShields’ unconventional path to her college basketball dream

DeShields rekindled her relationship with sister Diamond during the recruiting process.

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Way-too-early NCAA hoops Top 25: South Carolina, Stanford reign

The transfer portal has shaken things up, but the top teams remain the same.

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Destanni Henderson caps South Carolina career with game to remember

Henderson scored a career-high 26 points and contained Paige Bueckers.

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‘Unassuming’ star Brea Beal guides South Carolina to national title game

Beal held Hailey Van Lith to nine points on 4-for-11 shooting.

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Final Four 2022 preview: Keys to victory for each team

We get you ready for the three biggest games of the college hoops season.

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JWS NCAA awards: Our picks for Player of the Year, All-Americans, more

Could Aliyah Boston walk away with two end-of-season awards?

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Elite Eight picks: Who will move on to the NCAA Tournament’s Final Four?

On Sunday and Monday, the field will cut in half once more.

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Stars of the Sweet 16: The difference-makers for each winning team

The Elite Eight is set, and it took some serious star power to get there.

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Hannah Jump, Stanford’s X-factor, always finds a way

Jump dreamed of playing basketball at Stanford since the fifth grade.

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Re-seeding the Sweet 16 as the NCAA Tournament rolls on

Here's what the Sweet 16 field would look like if the teams were re-ranked.

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NCAA Women’s Tournament: This is what March Madness looks like

The growing parity in the women's game is on full display.

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Five historic first-round upsets in the NCAA Women’s Tournament

With eight first-round upsets already in March Madness, we revisit other memorable ones.

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The quiet resilience of Kentucky superstar Rhyne Howard

Howard's family knew she was destined for greatness from the beginning.

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NCAA Tournament: Breaking down picks, bracket busters in every region

The madness begins this weekend.

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Picking the entire NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament bracket

If you need help with your bracket selections, we have you covered.

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NCAA Player of the Year: The cases for Aliyah Boston, Caitlin Clark

Each player is deserving of the award, so who has the edge?

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Iowa State to Florida: Five NCAA hoops teams that deserve more credit

A handful of teams that are peaking late could make noise in March.

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Battle for supremacy: Which women’s hoops conference is the best?

There are four conferences that can make a true case for being No. 1 this...

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‘We are going to be part of a legacy’: The rebirth of Duke basketball

With eight transfers and a new head coach, Duke is rebuilding its culture.

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Five unranked women’s college basketball teams to watch out for

These underrated teams could be upset candidates as the season ramps up to March.

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Five women’s college basketball teams starting 2022 off right

Indiana, Arizona, Missouri, Louisville and Georgia Tech ended 2021 on a high note.

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Women’s college basketball stat leaders to watch across the nation

From the household names to the underrated players, here's what their stats tell us.

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College hoops upset mania: What I’ve learned about the top teams

Upsets have shaken up the top-25 rankings over the past two weeks.

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Ten teams that have my attention in women’s college basketball

The first two weeks of the season have brought upsets and rankings reshuffling.

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With the ‘Fab Four’ freshmen, South Carolina basketball is in good hands

The top-ranked recruiting class in women's hoops is ready to impress.

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JWS’ NCAA basketball preseason Top 25: South Carolina, Stanford on top

Here's where we think AP voters got it right, and where they got it wrong.

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Top 25 returners entering the 2021-22 college basketball season

Women's college basketball is stacked with talent this season.

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Bigger than tall: How No. 1 recruit Lauren Betts found herself and her voice

It took Betts a long time to find the beauty and strength in her height.

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As Team USA goes for gold in 3×3 basketball, a movement to grow the game takes off

The game of 3-on-3 has been building behind the scenes for years.

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Thirteen years after their last Olympics, USA Softball is savoring the moment

Team USA feels the gravity of these Olympics, because nothing beyond them is guaranteed.