Tag Archive | Skylar Diggins-Smith

New York Liberty fall to Phoenix, 80-64

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following New York Liberty Post Game Press Conference from 8/27. This was after the team’s 80-64 loss to the Phoenix Mercury. Video features thoughts from Head Coach Walt Hopkins along with stars of the game Betnijah Laney, Natasha Howard and Rebecca Allen On Friday night, the New York […]

USA Women Draw Japan, France, Nigeria for Olympic Preliminary Round Play

FIBA conducted the draw for the Tokyo Olympics Women’s Basketball competition virtually Tuesday from its headquarters in Mies, Switzerland, and the U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team has been drawn into Group A alongside host Japan, France and Nigeria for the July 26-Aug. 2 preliminary round. Rounding out the 12-team field are Canada, Serbia, South Korea […]

Liberty Drop Tough 83-67 Decision to Mercury

New York Liberty Head Coach Walt Hopkins, along with stars Joyner Holmes and Layshia Clarendon share these thoughts after the team’s 83-67 loss to the Phoenix Mercury in WNBA action on 9/5 The Liberty (2-16) fell to the Mercury (12-7), 83-67, on Saturday night. Phoenix led by as many as 18 on the night, finishing […]

Liberty Now Shift Their Focus in tough test Against the Mercury

  There have been some major improvements for the New York Liberty (0-3) but now they will take on one of the toughest teams in the WNBA on Sunday in the Phoenix Mercury (1-2) it will be interesting to see how the team will respond and what adjustments Head Coach Walt Hopkins will make to […]

USA Sprints Past Mozambique for 124-49 Victory

Jumping out to a 36-10 lead at the end of the first period, the 2020 USA Basketball Women’s National Team (2-0, 16-1) controlled the game from start to finish in a 124-49 victory over Mozambique (0-2) at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament on Saturday night in Belgrade, Serbia. The USA closes play against Nigeria (1-1) […]

USA Women’s National Team to Train in Chicago, Take Part in NBA All-Star Weekend

A total of 15 athletes are slated to participate in a USA Women’s National Team three-day minicamp Feb. 14-16 in Chicago and participate in a variety of off-court activities during the NBA All-Star Weekend, including a USA open practice that follows the NBA All-Star Teams’ practices at Wintrust Arena on Feb. 15. Included on the […]

USA Women’s National Team Downs Serbia 88- 69

Recording 33 assists and 48 points off of its bench, the 2020 USA Basketball Women’s National Team (1-0, 15-1) defeated 2016 Olympic bronze medalist Serbia (0-1) 88-69 on Thursday night in Belgrade, Serbia. “I feel like we’re going to get it rolling; we’re going to get it going,” said Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury/Baylor), who contributed […]