What she wore



DALLAS, TEXAS. Angel Reese’s left leg flashes royal purple as she glides across the court, sporting a single-leg athletic “sleeve.”

In a recent talk with The Sporting News, Reece explained she wears the covering in part to hide a surgical scar, and in part as a nod to WNBA stars A’ja Wilson and T’ea Cooper, who pioneered the popular look within their league.

Recognition grows for Ora Washington

It is the summer of 2003 and I am sitting in the heart of Philadelphia, at a microfilm reader in the archives at Temple University. I squint at the dim screen as I crank through issues of the Philadelphia Tribune, tracking the five-game basketball series played by the Germantown Hornets and the Tribune’s Newsgirls back in 1932.

Goodbye to a legend

Like the rest of the sports world, we were saddened to hear of the passing of the extraordinary Lusia Harris. We thought we’d share this excerpt from Shattering the Glass, which touches on Harris’s championship play for coach Margaret Wade at Delta State in Cleveland, Mississippi.

Looking forward, looking back


Aari McDonald stares out of her WNBA draft photo, arms folded, biceps sculpted, looking ahead. On April 15, when the draft kicks off the WNBA’s silver anniversary season, McDonald will go high. She has just come off a stellar NCAA tournament, where she led third-seeded Arizona to the championship game – a heartstopping contest with Stanford that was watched by more than 4 million viewers and decided by a single point.