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Washington Mystics earn big win against Seattle, 87-83

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following Post Game Press Conference. Featuring Head Coach Mike Thibault along with stars Shavonte Zellous, Leilani Mitchell and Tina Charles

The Washington Mystics earned a huge victory against the Seattle Storm, by a final of 87-83 in WNBA action on Tuesday night.

Leading the way was Tina Charles who had a game-high 34 points, 16 rebounds and five assists. Charles became the first player in WNBA history to record consecutive 30 plus points and 15 plus rebound games.

Charles now joins some elite company in Tina Thompson and Candace Parker as the only players to record 30/15/5 in a game. This was also Tina’s sixth 30 plus point game of the season.

Leilani Mitchell also saw some great scoring opportunities, finishing the game with a season-high 19 points, while also recording a team-high seven assists. The Mystics as a whole had a great passing game on display, as the team had three players who had five or more assist in Mitchell, Charles and Ariel Atkins.

Another highlight for the team in their victory over Seattle was the fact that the team was aggressive in their rebounding opportunities, as the ladies were able to grab 12 offensive rebounds. This is the seventh game that the team has been able to grab 10 or more offensive rebounds.

The Mystics will next be in action on Thursday night, as they will take on the Los Angeles Sparks in a game that is set for 10:30 p.m.

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New York Liberty fall to Chicago, 92-72

1495Sports is proud to bring the following New York Liberty Post Game Press Conference from 6/22. Featuring thoughts from Head Coach Walt Hopkins along with stars Sami Whitcomb and Betnijah Laney

In the team’s first-ever Juneteenth theme night game, the New York Liberty (7-7) were defeated by the visiting Chicago Sky (8-7), 92-72.

Chicago led from start to finish in the Liberty’s first home game since June 3. New York finished on 42.6% (29-68) shooting from the field, 21.4% (6-28) from beyond the arc and 72.7% (8-11) at the free throw line.

New York totaled 19 team assists, 32 rebounds and 9 blocks, just one shy of the team’s season-high of 10 in the first outing against Chicago on May 23.

The Sky outscored the Liberty in the paint by four points, 48-44.

Up Next:
 On Thursday, June 24, the New York Liberty will take on the Chicago Sky again in the team’s annual PRIDE game at 7 PM ET at Barclays Center on YES Network.


Betnijah Laney 
led all Liberty scorers with 18 points on 58.3% (7-12) from the field, 80% (4-5) from deep, 5 assists, and 5 rebounds against her former team.

Jazmine Jones 
recorded 11 points in 24:54 minutes off the bench. Jones shot 62.5% (5-8) from the field, and 50.0% (1-2) from three while adding 5 boards.

Sami Whitcomb
 added 10 points and 6 rebounds, her fourth game in double figure scoring over the last five contests.

Kylee Shook 
shot 75.0% (3-4) from the field and connected on 66.7% (2-3) from beyond the arc for a total of 8 points. Shook also added three rebounds and two assists.

Sabrina Ionescu 
totaled 6 points and team-highs of 8 rebounds and 7 assists.

Candace Parker 
led Chicago in scoring with a season-high 23 points on 56.3% (9-16) shooting from the field, 75.0%(3-4) from three, and 100% (2-2) from the line, along with a game-high 12 rebounds.

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Washington Spirit stars O’Hara and Sonnett Named to USWNT Roster for Tokyo Olympics

U.S. Women’s National Team Head Coach Vlatko Andonovski has named Spirit defenders Kelley O’Hara and Emily Sonnett to the roster for the Tokyo Olympic Games. 

The team will play two games against Mexico prior to leaving for Tokyo. Both matches will be played in Hartford, CT with the first being on July 1 (7 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1) and the second on July 5 (5 p.m. ET on ESPN). At the Olympics, the USWNT will kick off play on July 21 against Sweden (5:30 p.m. JST/4:30 a.m. EST). On July 24, the number one ranked team in the world will take on New Zealand (8:30 p.m. JST/7:30 a.m. EST). The USWNT will wrap up Group G play against Australia on July 27 (5:00 p.m. JST/4:00 a.m. EST). 

This will be the third Olympics for O’Hara after appearing for the USWNT at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio Olympics. In the most recent Summer Series, O’Hara appeared in two of the three matches, playing all 90 in the final match against Nigeria. 

After being named an alternate for the 2016 Rio Olympics, Sonnett is headed to the Olympics as part of the full roster for the first time. At the Summer Series, Sonnett appeared in all three matches, starting one. 

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Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez part of group that opened new state-of-the-art boxing gym in the Heart of North Hollywood’s Arts District

Undefeated former World Boxing Organization (WBO) Super Middleweight Champion (WBO) and current world-ranked light heavyweight contender Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez is a principal member in 3PM Group, which officially opened the 6,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Brickhouse Boxing Club to the public this past May 31st.

Ramirez (41-0, 27 KOs) has been training at Brickhouse Boxing Club for his July 9th 12-round main event fight versus former world light heavyweight title challenger Sullivan Barrera (22-3, 14 KOs).

Zurdo vs. Barrera, presented by Golden Boy Promotions, will be streamed exclusively on DAZN, live from Banc of California Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Football Club (pro soccer), located in downtown Los Angeles. Tickets are priced at $150, $100, $75, $50 and $35, excluding applicable service charges, and available to purchase at www.bancocaliforniastadium and www.ticketmaster.com.

Located in North Hollywood (1116 Weddington St. / 818.821.3355) and arguably the premier boxing gym in Los Angeles, Brickhouse Boxing Club’s key members and trainers include “Zurdo” Ramirez, 4-time World Champion Brian Viloria, Ramirez’ Head Trainer Julian Chua, and Strength & Conditioning Coach Chris Wong.

“The opportunity presented itself and my team was able to put everything together,” Ramirez explained why he is a principal owner of Brickhouse Boxing Club. “The plan was always to create a friendly environment that can help expand to others but, at the same time, provide an elite training facility for professionals.”

“Training here (for Barrera fight) has been great. I’m proud to have my own space and glad to have everything I need under one roof – boxing, fitness, recovery, and sauna. Also, it’s been great to invite sparring partners and provide an elite performance center for all fighters.”

INFORMATION:Website: www.brickhouseboxingclub.comwww.ZurdoPromotions.com

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New York Liberty Edge Los Angeles, 76-73

In the final matchup of a four-game road trip, the New York Liberty (7-6) defeated the Los Angeles Sparks (5-7), 76-73, finishing 2-2 out West. The game that was played commemorated the 25th Anniversary of the first-ever WNBA game between the two franchises.

Liberty guard/forward, Betnijah Laney, recorded her 1,000th career point at the 8:02 minute mark in the third quarter, becoming the 226th player in WNBA history to accomplish the feat.

In a contest that saw 14 lead changes and 9 ties, New York finished with 18 team assists. The team also totaled 38 rebounds and 9 steals, and swept the second chance points battle 19-0.

New York finished on 42.1% (24-57) shooting from the field, 32.3% (10-31) from beyond the arc and 90% (18-20) at the free throw line.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following Post Game Press conference Video. Walt Hopkins, Rebecca Allen, Sami Whitcomb, and Kylee Shook:

Up Next: On Tuesday, June 22, the New York Liberty will take on the Chicago Sky in the team’s first-ever Juneteenth game at 7 PM ET at Barclays Center.


Four Liberty players scored in double figures (Allen, Laney, Shook, Whitcomb).

Rebecca Allen 
led New York scoring with a season-high 19 points on 33.3% (5-15) from the field, 45.5% (5-11) from distance, a season-high six rebounds, three blocks, and three steals. Allen also shot perfectly (4-4) from the charity stripe.

Sami Whitcomb added 17 points on 62.5% (5-8) from the field, 50%(3-6) from three, and 100% (4-4) from the line. Whitcomb also totaled a game-and career-high 9 rebounds and three assists.

Betnijah Laney contributed 14 points on 60% (6-10) from the field, five assists and five rebounds. Laney eclipsed the 1,000-point career mark this afternoon, becoming the 226th player in WNBA history to do so.

Sabrina Ionescu added nine points and six rebounds in her return to her home state of California.

Kylee Shook
 scored 11 points on 71.4% (5-7) shooting from the field, 50% (1-2) from deep, and 7 rebounds her third consecutive game in double figures. Shook also added two steals and two assists.

Erica Wheeler 
led Los Angeles in scoring with 20 points on 60% (9-15) shooting from the field 10 assists, and six rebounds.

Nia Coffey and Kristi Toliver both tallied 15 points each on the afternoon.

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Gotham FC Earns Point on the Road Against Orlando Pride

Gotham FC faced the Orlando Pride for the first time during the regular season on a hot and humid evening at Exploria Stadium. The teams battled to a 1-1 draw with goals from fullbacks Caprice Dydasco and Courtney Petersen. With the draw, Orlando remains at the top of the table and Gotham FC holds steady in fourth place with 8 points in five games played.

The first half was a back and forth affair with both teams having looks on goal. The stalemate was finally broken in the last minutes of the first half. Gotham FC got a break after Evelyne Viens picked up a missed pass from Orlando, found Sodam Lee, who played Ifeoma Onumonu. Onumonu saw Dydasco making a run on the right flank and put the ball over Ashlyn Harris into the far left post to give Gotham FC a 1-0 lead heading into the half. 

Despite a more possession oriented game for Gotham FC in the second half, Orlando nearly equalized on several occasions. Nearing the end of regulation in what looked to be the first loss of the season for Orlando, defender Courtney Petersen made a run down the left flank and took a shot to the far post out of Kailen Sheridan’s reach for the late equalizer. The game ended moments later in a 1-1 draw with both teams walking away with a point.

Head Coach Freya Coombe:

“It was a bit of a tricky match. Obviously it’s never easy coming down to these tropical conditions. We didn’t give a good account of ourselves in the first half. We made it too easy for them to recover the ball. We weren’t good enough in possession and moving the ball. A bit more of pleasing second half for sure, but didn’t make good enough decisions in those final closing moments to be able to see out the win and I think that’s an area for our growth.”

Gotham FC will continue on the road and travel to Cheney Stadium to take on OL Reign on Saturday, June 26 at 4:00 p.m. ET. The team will return home to Red Bull Arena the following week on Friday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. ET to face off against Kansas City. The match will be a Pride-themed celebration. Single, group and season ticket memberships are now on sale and pricing details can be found here.


Match: Orlando Pride vs. NJ/NY Gotham FC
Date: June 20, 2021
Venue: Exploria Stadium; Orlando, Fla.
Kickoff: 6:00 p.m. ET
Weather: Low 90s; partly cloudy 

Scoring Summary:               1       2       F
Orlando Pride                         0      1       1
NJ/NY Gotham FC                 1       0      1

NJY –  Caprice Dydasco (Ifeoma Onumonu) 45’
ORL – Courtney Petersen (Marta) 90’


ORL: 24-Ashlyn Harris (capt.); 7-Ali Riley (15-Erika Tymrak, 85’); 11-Ali Krieger; 21-Phoebe McClernon; 17-Courtney Peterson; 8-Gunnhildur Jonsdottir; 14-Marisa Viggiano (28-Maggie Dougherty Howard, 72’); 22-Taylor Kornieck; 2-Sydney Leroux (27-Chelsee Washington, 71’); 10-Marta; 13-Alex Morgan
Substitutes not used: 1-Erin McLeod; 26-Ally Haran; 25-Konya Plummer; 3-Toni Pressley; 29-Abi Kim; 31-Crystal Thomas

NJY: 1-Kailen Sheridan; 3-Caprice Dydasco, 12-Gina Lewandowski, 22-Mandy Freeman (capt.), 28-Imani Dorsey; 6-Jennifer Cudjoe (7-McCall Zerboni, 56’), 16-Allie Long, 11-Sodam Lee (17-Domi Richardson, 74’); 9-Nahomi Kawasumi, 20-Evelyne Viens (2-Brianna Pinto, 74’), 4-Paige Monaghan (25-Ifeoma Onumonu)
Substitutes not used: 8-Erica Skroski; 24-Estelle Johnson13-DiDi Haracic; 5-Nicole Baxter

Stats Summary: ORL / NJY
Shots: 16 / 12
Shots on Goal: 6 / 3
Saves: 2 / 5
Corner Kicks: 3 / 2
Fouls: 11 / 14
Offside: 6 / 0

Misconduct Summary:
ORL – Phoebe McClernon (caution) 26’
NJY – Jennifer Cudjoe (caution) 35’

Referee: Alexandra Billeter
Assistant Referee 1: Ashlee Varnson
Assistant Referee 2: Juan Pablo Casas
4th Official: Alejo Calume

Budweiser Player of the Match: Caprice Dydasco

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Davey Richards vs. TJP signed for MLW Battle Riot III

The sweet science of pro wrestling will be on display as Major League Wrestling today announced Davey Richards vs. TJP for the Battle Riot on Saturday, July 10th in Philadelphia at the 2300 Arena.

Limited tickets are available at: www.MLW2300.com.

Davey Richards will make his highly anticipated debut in deep waters against one of the most accomplished wrestlers on the roster in TJP. 

The flashy TJ, who made his MLW debut in 2004, has built a career on the international stage where he’s established himself as a top-flight grappler winning championships and accolades in numerous organizations. 

One of wrestling’s greatest technical wrestlers, Davey Richards is a ferocious fighter operating with a level of intensity unmatched in the sport.

A decorated wrestler and former World Champion, Richards has main evented around the world, often winning titles in some of the most competitive international organizations.

Now the stage is set as 2 world class competitors square off in a match that promises to be a classic in the making.

Will TJP deny Davey Richards glory in his debut? 

Find out July 10th as MLW presents the Battle Riot!

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