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2014-04-16 12:26:56

First-Ever WISE Symposium To Be Held Prior To Luncheon On June 16; Focused On Helping Women At Every Professional Level Grow Their Network And Improve Skills NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Women In Sports and Events (WISE), the leading voice and resource for women in the business of sports, today announced the four recipients of its 2014 "Women of Distinction" Awards, which will be presented when WISE celebrates the 20th anniversary of the organization's annual awards luncheon on...

2014-02-07 08:23:15

The WNBA Chicago Sky Forward-Guard Brings Unified Basketball Clinic to Homewood-Flossmoor High School WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Special Olympics announced today that Elena Delle Donne, professional basketball player with the WNBA's Chicago Sky and 2013 WNBA Rookie of the Year, now joins the Special Olympics family as the movement's newest addition to the Global Ambassadors. Delle Donne will support Special Olympics' efforts in promoting acceptance,...

2012-05-17 23:04:48

Basketball hall of famer honored by both ESPN and Sports Illustrated in group that influenced Title IX. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) May 17, 2012 Basketball Hall of Famer, Nancy Lieberman has been named by both ESPN and Sports Illustrated as one of the top 40 female athletes over the last 40 years. ESPN is counting down its top 40 list once per weekday through June 22 in honor of Title IX´s 40th anniversary. Lieberman has been unveiled as the 29th female athlete in ESPN´s countdown. In...

2011-10-11 12:00:00

CieAura, premiere distributor of Transparent Holographic Chips, signs agreement with the NBA and WNBA, bringing instant global credibility to one of the fastest growing direct sales companies. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 CieAura LLC, a direct sales company distributing CieAura Transparent Holographic Chipsâ“ž¢, has announced a strategic partnership with the NBA and WNBA. With CieAura's impressive roster of NBA and WNBA athletes already openly...

2009-04-05 23:31:15

Renee Montgomery had 26 points, six assists and four steals Sunday to lead undefeated Connecticut past Stanford 83-64 and into the NCAA women's title game. The Huskies (38-0) will meet Louisville Tuesday in a battle of Big East powers for the women's championship. The Cardinals -- who beat Oklahoma 61-59 in Sunday's other Final Four contest -- have lost twice to Connecticut this season by a combined total of 67 points. Maya Moore had 24 points and eight rebounds for the Huskies Sunday. Tina...

2009-02-12 07:05:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA All-Star Chris Paul and WNBA All-Star Diana Taurasi, are teaming up to help get teenagers into the fitness game through a new national campaign called Get Fit By Finals. The program, which launched today at an event at NBA All-Star 2009 in Phoenix, Ariz., is part of a new partnership between the "got milk?" Body By Milk(R) Campaign and NBA FIT, the NBA's comprehensive health and wellness initiative that promotes healthy lifestyles for children,...

Latest Women's basketball Reference Libraries

2010-12-01 22:22:27

Basketball, a team sport, is a game where two teams of five try to score by shooting a ball through the top of a hoop. It is one of the most popular sports in the world. The hoop is 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard. Field goals score two points or three points if they score outside of the three-point line. The winner is the team with the most points at the end of the game; if there is a tie then the game goes into overtime. If any rules are broken they are...

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Word of the Day
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'