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May 24, 2013 | Associated Press
PHOENIX - Brittney Griner can dunk. Not only on breakaways and not those squeeze-it-over-the-rim ones that just don't look right. One-handed, two-handed, on the move, off a drop step, even on alley-oops, though she hasn't pulled that one off in a game - at least not yet. Emphatic, too, unlike any woman before her. Griner's dunking dexterity has made her a celebrity, a regular on the sports-highlight shows, and a recognizable name even...
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April 4, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
DENVER - Brittney Griner and Baylor left no doubt they're head and shoulders above any team in the country. In fact, they are perfect. Griner had 26 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks to lead Baylor to a dominating 80-61 victory over Notre Dame in the NCAA women's basketball championship on Tuesday night, capping a 40-0 season for the Lady Bears. They became the seventh women's team to run through a season unbeaten and the first in NCAA history to win 40 games. It was the second national championship for Baylor, which also won a title in 2005.
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February 1, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Brittney Griner set the Big 12 women's career scoring record on Wednesday night, finishing with 40 points in top-ranked Baylor's 90-60 victory over Texas Tech in Lubbock. It was the fourth career 40-point performance for Griner, who also had 15 rebounds for her 51st career double-double. Griner passed Oklahoma State's Andrea Riley for the record while scoring the first four points of the game, giving her 2,837 for her career. Riley had 2,835 points from 2007 to 2010. Brooklyn Pope added 14 points for the Bears (19-1, 9-0)
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April 7, 2013 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Skylar Diggins has accomplished nearly everything she could have imagined in her career at Notre Dame. The only thing missing is a national championship. To get another chance at that elusive title, Diggins will have to help the Fighting Irish women beat Big East rival Connecticut for an unprecedented fourth straight time this season. Sunday night's meeting in the national semifinals might be the final chapter in a rivalry that has become the nation's best. Notre Dame heads to the Atlantic Coast Conference next season.
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February 20, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
Brittney Griner scored 25 points, including her 3,000th, to help No. 1 Baylor (25-1) rally past No. 3 Connecticut (24-2), 76-70, on Monday in Hartford, Conn. The Bears are unbeaten in 23 straight games. Elsewhere: Neumann (13-13) fell to Marywood, 74-64, in a Colonial States Athletic Conference tournament opener in Aston. Erica Marvel (Oxford) led the Knights with 14 points. . . . Keystone (18-8) held off host Rosemont (17-9), 82-81, in another CSAC opener. Liz Coyne (Downingtown West)
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November 17, 2012 | Associated Press
Stanford snapped defending national champion Baylor's 42-game winning streak Friday, winning by 71-69 when player of the year Brittney Griner missed a short turnaround at the buzzer in Honolulu. Griner scored 18 of her 22 points in the second half, helping the Bears (2-1) rally from a 14-point deficit. But her shot at the buzzer bounced off the rim, and Stanford celebrated. Chiney Ogwumike scored 18 points to lead the fourth-ranked Cardinal (3-0), who lost to Baylor in the national semifinals last season by 12 points.
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May 29, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NFL MVP Adrian Peterson said he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects, but regarding gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back said, "That's not something I believe in. " Peterson made his comments in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL radio. He was asked his thoughts on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay rights and gay marriage. Peterson said he considers Kluwe a good friend. "I have relatives who are gay," Peterson said.
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December 19, 2011 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Brittney Griner scored 12 of 25 points in the closing run that pushed top-ranked Baylor past No. 2 Connecticut, 66-61, on Sunday night in Waco, Texas. The Bears (11-0) won their second No. 1 vs. No. 2 game this season while avenging a one-point loss at Connecticut last year when the rankings were reversed. Griner also had nine rebounds and nine blocked shots. She made all seven of her free throws, six of them coming in a game-ending 27-11 run as Baylor overcame its biggest deficit of the season.
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March 28, 2011 | Daily News Wire Services
Brittney Griner had another big game, got some help from Baylor's freshman point guard, and the top-seeded Lady Bears ended any chance for Wisconsin-Green Bay to have a Butler-like finish. Griner had a career-high 40 points with 10 rebounds, and combined with Sims to score all the points in the game-clinching 14-0 spurt, as the Lady Bears finally pulled away for an 86-76 victory over Green Bay last night in the Dallas Regional. Baylor advanced to the regional final by snapping a 25-game winning streak by the feisty team from the Horizon League.
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April 3, 2013 | Associated Press
Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame are headed back to the Final Four for another rematch with Connecticut. Diggins shook off early foul trouble to score 24 points, and Notre Dame rallied to beat Duke, 87-76, in Norfolk, Va., on Tuesday night to earn its third consecutive trip to the Final Four. The Irish have lost in the last two national championship games. "I want to win a championship for coach [Muffet] McGraw bad," Diggins said. "When you have a coach who believes in you so much, I'd do anything for her. " Kayla McBride added 18 points while Jewell Loyd and Natalie Achonwa had 17 each as the Fighting Irish (35-1)
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July 29, 2013 | By Zach Helfand, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game was supposed to be Elena Delle Donne's coronation. She was to start. She was the first rookie to receive the most votes. The game was to be a celebration, not just for her but for a league that has had an influx of young, marketable stars this year. But she suffered a concussion on Wednesday and announced on Friday that she will not play. On Thursday, fellow rookie and projected starter Brittney Griner announced she would also miss the game, with a sprained left knee.
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July 27, 2013
Roger Federer lost Thursday in front of his home fans at the Swiss Open in Gstaad, beaten, 6-3, 6-4, by Daniel Brands for his third straight tournament exit against a low-ranked opponent. The 55th-ranked Brands troubled Federer with his serve and big forehands in the second-round match. The 31-year-old Swiss star's other losses in the last month were to players ranked No. 116 ( Sergiy Stakhovsky , at Wimbledon) and No. 114 ( Federico Delbonis , at Hamburg, Germany)
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May 29, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NFL MVP Adrian Peterson said he has family members who are gay whom he loves and respects, but regarding gay marriage, the Minnesota Vikings running back said, "That's not something I believe in. " Peterson made his comments in a recent interview with Sirius/XM NFL radio. He was asked his thoughts on the Vikings cutting longtime punter Chris Kluwe, an outspoken advocate for gay rights and gay marriage. Peterson said he considers Kluwe a good friend. "I have relatives who are gay," Peterson said.
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May 24, 2013 | Associated Press
PHOENIX - Brittney Griner can dunk. Not only on breakaways and not those squeeze-it-over-the-rim ones that just don't look right. One-handed, two-handed, on the move, off a drop step, even on alley-oops, though she hasn't pulled that one off in a game - at least not yet. Emphatic, too, unlike any woman before her. Griner's dunking dexterity has made her a celebrity, a regular on the sports-highlight shows, and a recognizable name even...
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May 24, 2013 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
EVERYONE KNOWS the name Elena Delle Donne. She first gained prominence during her All-America prep career at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, where she got the catchy moniker, "The LeBron James of women's basketball. " Most people know Delle Donne's story - of how she backed out of her commitment to the University of Connecticut after a weekend on campus and returned home to the University of Delaware, first playing volleyball and eventually basketball for the Blue Hens, becoming a four-time All-America.
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May 16, 2013
Former Penn State QB Matt McGloin tweeted Wednesday that he had signed a three-year deal with the Oakland Raiders. McGloin, who went from walk-on to full-time starter with the Nittany Lions, was not selected in last month's NFL draft. He worked out for the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers before landing with Oakland. The Raiders also signed free-agent kick returner Josh Cribbs to a one-year contract. The 30-year-old has eight kickoff returns for touchdowns, tied with the New England Patriots' Leon Washington for the most in NFL history.
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May 1, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
REVIEW the tweeters and the commenters and you will realize just how unremarkable Jason Collins' declaration is. Collins will appear on the May 6 cover of Sports Illustrated , the subject of a first-person piece in which he announces his homosexuality. He presents himself as the first active male professional athlete to come out. Unless you are a severe hoops junkie, you probably do not know who Jason Collins is. Unless you are severely socially retarded, you probably do not care he is gay. For decades, the United States, home of a sports mania that has eclipsed all other forms of entertainment and information, has wondered what sort of social earthquake would erupt when a superjock acknowledged his sexual orientation was not hyper-hetero.
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April 19, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
BRITTNEY GRINER, the top pick in this week's WNBA draft, said during an interview with SI.com she is gay. Griner, a 6-8, three-time All-America center from Baylor, said she previously has talked about her sexuality, but this appears to be the first time she has discussed the matter publicly. Griner was asked by SI.com about the difficulty in coming out. "It really wasn't too difficult," she said. "I wouldn't say I was hiding or anything like that. I've always been open about who I am and my sexuality.
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April 13, 2013
Rutgers has its sights set on hiring former 76ers coach Eddie Jordan soon for its vacant head coaching position and will interview the former Scarlet Knight this weekend, according to multiple reports. Jordan, who helped lead Rutgers to the Final Four in 1976, told the Times of Trenton: "I believe it makes complete sense for me to be the next Rutgers coach. " The seven-year NBA player, now an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers, coached the 76ers to a 27-55 record in 2009-10.
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