The Olympics in Rio have been the Games of historical accomplishments.
U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team coach Geno Auriemma said when he was planning the team’s exhibition schedule, he knew he wanted to end at Madison Square Garden.
The WNBA is currently on Olympic break until Aug. 26. While some players head to Rio to represent their countries in Olympic play, others are taking well-deserved rests.
As the WNBA heads into its Olympic break, the New York Liberty continue to dominate the Eastern Conference. Sunday afternoon, the Liberty pulled out a hard-fought, physical and close game against the Connecticut Sun, 83-76. Each time the Liberty built up a lead, the Sun countered, even pulling ahead a couple of times.
After the New York Liberty’s home court victory over the Dallas Wings last week, the team hit the road and continued to win. First, they dispatched the Connecticut Sun 80‑72.
It was the narrowest of victories, but in the closing moments the New York Liberty pulled out a 91-88 home court win over the Dallas Wings.
Last Friday’s 91–59 home court win over the Indiana Fever was the New York Liberty’s largest margin of victory since August 2010.
Two members of the St. John’s University track and field team are headed to the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., June 8-11.
For two games in a row, the New York Liberty held a lead over its opponents for most of the game only to fade in the final minutes and crumble in overtime.
Intensely private by nature, for years New York City basketball legend Chamique Holdsclaw suffered in silence as she dealt with issues of depression and bipolar disorder.