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Mystics Insider: June 8, 2008 - June 14, 2008

Beard Comes Up Big In Mystics' Win

As the frustrating losses piled up for the Washington Mystics, guard Alana Beard said after Wednesday's home loss to Sacramento that she and each of her teammates were trying to figure out what more they could do to help their...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  June 13, 2008; 10:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
 
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Mystics-Sky Preview: Coach Steve Key

I had a quick chat today with Sky Coach Steve Key to get his take on tonight's game between the Mystics (2-7) and the Sky (3-4) in Chicago. With Olympic team member and second-overall 2008 draft pick Sylvia Fowles injured,...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 13, 2008; 5:14 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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A College Park Clash at VC

The Mystics' colors may be blue and white, but last night Verizon Center was swathed in Terps' red. With the Washington squad hosting the Sacramento Monarchs, Terps fans showed up in droves to watch the first professional clash of Crystal...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  June 12, 2008; 2:57 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Monarchs Reign Supreme Over Mystics (VIDEO UPDATE)

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By Melissa Rosenberg  |  June 12, 2008; 12:29 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Gameday: Mystics-Monarchs

Amber Jacobs is your inactive point guard tonight. Tree Rollins said there wasn't much of a decision needed to give Nikki Blue some game time to test her ankle and help her readjust to playing after two weeks off when...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 11, 2008; 7:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mystics-Monarchs Preview: Q&A With Coach Boucek

The Mystics (2-6) face the Sacramento Monarchs (3-4) today at 7 p.m. at the Verizon Center. Mystics Insider talked to Monarchs Head Coach Jenny Boucek on Tuesday about how her team is preparing for the game....

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 11, 2008; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Morning Shootaround

You're all familiar with the quarter-by-quarter successes and failures the Mystics have played with all season and that it's not the ups and downs that are the team's undoing but rather how extreme each spurt is. While the lack of...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 11, 2008; 9:11 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Blue Returns

With her right ankle wrapped in tape and braced, point guard Nikki Blue participated in today's practice at Verizon Center after missing two weeks with a high ankle sprain, returning to the court much sooner than the Mystics' initial reports...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 10, 2008; 3:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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AUDIO: Mystics Still Looking for Rhythm

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By Margaret McElligott  |  June 9, 2008; 7:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Off Day Bits and Pieces

The Mystics canceled this morning's scheduled practice after the team didn't arrive in Washington until 1:30 a.m. because of a series of flight delays. The only players lurking around Verizon were those receiving medical treatment. It's unclear how much longer...

By Katie Carrera  |  June 9, 2008; 1:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mystics Fall to Sun, 87-79

The game was not as close as the score indicates. After fighting back from a 12-point deficit in the second quarter to close out the half down 3, the Mystics were in position to steal one from the Connecticut Sun...

By Margaret McElligott  |  June 9, 2008; 11:03 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Around the WNBA: Weekend Roundup

After a five-game road trip to start the season, Candace Parker made her long-awaited home debut. Though the Sparks lost, the fans were still pretty excited about their newest superstar. Here's a look at the sights and sounds from Parker's...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  June 8, 2008; 9:29 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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