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Mystics Insider: May 18, 2008 - May 24, 2008

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Breaking news for autograph hounds: Coco Miller, Andrea Gardner and Krystal Vaughn will be at the D.C. Visitors Center in the Ronald Reagan building today for a public appearance from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Detroit Shock coach Bill Laimbeer gives...

By Margaret McElligott  |  May 24, 2008; 12:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Where Are They Now? Nikki McCray Edition

The itch to coach started during Nikki McCray's second and final season with the Indiana Fever. It grew as she encountered young talent such as Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree during seasons with the Phoenix Mercury and the Chicago Sky....

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  May 23, 2008; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mystics Fall to Liberty on the Road, 79-60

Down 21 at the half, the Mystics failed to close the gap. Taj McWilliams-Franklin led the team with 26 points and 12 rebounds, and Alana Beard added 20. That makes for some ugly math: the rest of the team combined...

By Margaret McElligott  |  May 23, 2008; 6:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Beard Returns

I may not be able to travel with the team, but that doesn't mean I'm not still blogging. Just got word that guard Alana Beard is in the Mystics' starting lineup tonight in New York. The news isn't too surprising...

By Katie Carrera  |  May 22, 2008; 6:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Around the WNBA

Detroit Shock's Kara Braxton drives to the basket past Indiana's defense in the first half. (AP Photo/Jerry S. Mendoza) In the Eastern conference Wednesday night, the Detroit Shock overcame the Indiana Fever in the fourth quarter to win the...

By Margaret McElligott  |  May 22, 2008; 11:27 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Mystics Add Another Point Guard

The Mystics waived center Lindsay Taylor this morning and created what Tree Rollins called a "three-headed monster" at point guard. Washington claimed third-year Crystal Smith (5-6, 121) off of waivers from Minnesota, but Smith won't be available to the Mystics...

By Katie Carrera  |  May 21, 2008; 1:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (16)
 
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Hello and Final Welcome

I'm Margaret McElligott, the last member of our Mystics triumvirate. While Katie and Missy handle the bulk of the reporting, I'll work on video features about the players and their fans. Most of my journalism experience has been covering southern...

By Margaret McElligott  |  May 21, 2008; 10:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Expect Great?

OK Mystics fans, I have to know, what do you think of the WNBA's "Expect Great" ad campaign? I've seen the ads several times now and while I understand what the league was going for by poking fun at itself,...

By Katie Carrera  |  May 20, 2008; 10:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
 
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Another Introduction to Kick Things Off

Hey there Mystics readers, this is your second blogger, Melissa (Missy) Rosenberg, checking in. As Katie mentioned I work on the print side at the Post doing a little writing and a lot of copy editing. But the important info...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  May 19, 2008; 8:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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An Introduction & Alana Beard's Point of View

Welcome to the debut of the Mystics Insider Blog, fresh off the first Mystics practice since the team returned home to DC. I'm looking forward to informing, amusing and bringing you an inside look at the Mystics that you won't...

By Katie Carrera  |  May 19, 2008; 3:55 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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