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Mystics Insider: July 6, 2008 - July 12, 2008

Same Old, Same Old

The Mystics dug yet another early hole for themselves, allowing Detroit to take a 40-27 lead into halftime. Like many of its previous games, Washington played noticeably better in the second half, but it was too little, too late against...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  July 11, 2008; 11:45 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Final Members of U.S. Olympic Team Named

Tamika Catchings, Kara Lawson and former Mystic DeLisha Milton-Jones are the final three members of the 12-person U.S. Olympic women's basketball team headed to Beijing later this month. They join previously named Lisa Leslie, Katie Smith, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi,...

By Margaret McElligott  |  July 10, 2008; 2:36 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Firing Up a Team

When a team plays as badly as the Mystics did in the first half tonight against the Fever, more than the usual halftime adjustment was needed. And in the case of the Mystics, the team's captains, Alana Beard and Taj...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  July 8, 2008; 11:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (17)
 
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Mystics-Fever Pregame

The first matchup this season between these two teams resulted in a Mystics loss. Neither team had the use of their star player (Alana Beard and Tamika Catchings were both injured) but Katie Douglas stepped up to the plate and...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  July 8, 2008; 6:32 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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New Power Rankings

With no games on tap for Monday night, now is a good a time as any to look at ESPN's newest set of power rankings. For the 4692862nd week in a row, the struggling Mystics find themselves notched just above...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  July 7, 2008; 7:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mystics Post-Game Press Conference

Coach Tree Rollins runs over the team's disappointing loss to the San Antonio Silver Stars....

By Margaret McElligott  |  July 7, 2008; 2:34 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Leftovers: Mystics-Silver Stars

Actually, here's an earlier than expected post. In case you missed the game and this Becky Hammon three-pointer, it was the shot heard round the basketball world - or at least the shot that echoed in Verizon Center quite loudly....

By Katie Carrera  |  July 7, 2008; 11:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Norman Chad Chatting Live

Katie's planning a Mystics post this afternoon and I've got video from Tree's post-game interview coming, but I wanted to give everyone a heads-up that Norman Chad (he of the Tossing Aside 'Great' Expectations column that got everyone riled up...

By Margaret McElligott  |  July 7, 2008; 9:02 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Gameday: Mystics-Silver Stars, Update

In addition to talking to me about her slump, Nakia Sanford told me that the entire team got knocked back to reality rather quickly on the three-game road trip they finished and she wasn't the only one to bring it...

By Katie Carrera  |  July 6, 2008; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
 
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