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Red Claws and Dunkin' Donuts Team up for Free Summer Clinic Series

July 27, 2016 - PORTLAND, Maine - July 27, 2016 - The Maine Red Claws, presented by Unum, today announced that the team has once again partnered with Dunkin' Donuts to offer a free basketball clinic series across the state of Maine for children between the ages of 7-14. The day-long clinics (lasting from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.) teach the fundamentals of basketball and will feature former Red Claws players Sherwood Brown and Ralph Sampson III. The clinic will make five stops, ranging from Downeast Maine to York County. Brown (6-3, 225, F... Full Story

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New York's Charles and Los Angeles' Ogwumike Named WNBA Players of the Week

July 25, 2016 - NEW YORK - Tina Charles of the New York Liberty and Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks today were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played July 18 through July 22. Charles set a WNBA single-season record with her sixth Player of the Week honor in 2016, raising her career total to 20 in seven seasons (second all time behind Tamika Catchings' 22). The 2012 WNBA Most Valuable Player and four-time All-Star played in each of the Liberty's two games last week as N... Full Story

Dream's Williams Receives June WNBA Cares Community Assist Award

July 22, 2016 - NEW YORK - Elizabeth Williams of the Atlanta Dream has been awarded the June WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for her efforts to encourage youth education and literacy through the Dream's recent community initiatives in the greater Atlanta area. Williams has a passion for supporting education and throughout the month of June, dedicated her time to participating in several literacy events benefiting local youth. She attended summer reading tip-off parties at the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library and Co... Full Story

Minnesota Lynx Announce Xcel Energy Center as Home for 2017 Season

July 21, 2016 - MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - The Minnesota Lynx today announced that the Xcel Energy Center will be the team's venue for home games during the 2017 season. The team will relocate due to the previously announced major renovation and complete shutdown of Target Center taking place during the summer and early fall of 2017. "Our fans will enjoy the experience and amenities that Xcel Energy Center has to offer, while eagerly anticipating the conclusion of our newly renovated home in Minneapolis in time for the 2018 Lynx season," sai... Full Story

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