TOP 10 MOST POPULAR TEAM MERCHANDISE

WNBA also announced the list of most popular Team merchandise. 

TOP 5 MOST POPULAR TEAM MERCHANDISE: 
1.Tulsa Shock
2.Chicago Sky
3.Phoenix Mercury
4.Washington Mystics
5.Indiana Fever

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR PLAYER JERSEYS

WNBA announced the Most Popular Jerseys which are top-selling jerseys list, based on national merchandise sales including WNBAStore.com since the start of the 2013 regular season. 

Here's the list:

TOP 10 MOST POPULAR PLAYER JERSEYS:
1.Brittney Griner – Phoenix Mercury
2.Skylar Diggins – Tulsa Shock
3.Elena Delle Donne – Chicago Sky
4.Maya Moore – Minnesota Lynx
5.Candace Parker – Los Angeles Sparks
6.Diana Taurasi – Phoenix Mercury
7.Seimone Augustus – Minnesota Lynx
8.Tamika Catchings – Indiana Fever
9.Nneka Ogwumlke – Los Angeles Sparks
10. Becky Hammon – San Antonio Silver Stars

WNBA Announced the Most Popular Jerseys List in which, The "3 to See" claimed the top three spots on the WNBA's top-selling jerseys list. The List announced was based on national merchandise sales including WNBAStore.com since the start of the 2013 regular season. 

Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury, Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock, and Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky ranked first, second, and third, respectively. 

Source: WNBA Official News

Indiana Fever's Tamika Catchings and Tulsa Shock's Elizabeth Cambage were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, July 15 through Sunday, July 21.

For Catchings, this is the 19th time in her career that she has been named Player of the Week, tying her for first all-time with Seattle's Lauren Jackson. 

For Cambage, the Player of the Week honor is the first of her career.

Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry, Chicago's Elena Delle Donne and Courtney Vandersloot and Indiana's Shavonte Zellous in the East, as well as Los Angeles' Nneka Ogwumike, Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen and Phoenix's Diana Taurasi in the West.

16-year-old Teen Sensation Trevor Jackson will be performing live at halftime during the Boost Mobile 2013 WNBA All-Star Game.

He will be debuting a new single during the performance it is expected.

 

Elena Delle Donne leads All-Star voting

                           

Just two months into her WNBA career, The Chicago Sky star player Elena Delle Donne became the first rookie to lead the league's All-Star voting when the starters were announced Thursday night.

Delle Donne received 35,646 votes, nearly 2,000 more than Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker.

Reacting to the news, Delle Donne said:

"It's really awesome. I can't thank the fans enough for voting for me and I'll do my best to make them proud."

She said the credits goes to her coaches and teammates as helping her make such a seamless transition into the league, along with the intense training and practice. 

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed."
"My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength."
"I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying."
"Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen."
"I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot... when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result."

Nathan Horton has shoulder surgery

The Columbus Blue Jackets announced that forward Nathan Horton had surgery Wednesday to repair a shoulder injury sustained during the 2013 Stanley Cup Final.

"Nathan's surgery went very well and he is expected to make a full recovery after completing his rehabilitation program," Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen told the team's website. 

The procedure was performed by Dr. Jon Warner at the Boston Shoulder Institute at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.

Horton signed a seven-year, $37.1 million contract with the Blue Jackets on July 5. The Blue Jackets knew the procedure was needed when he signed, and at his introductory press conference, Horton said he was told the recovery time is four-to-six months.

"I've just been kind of waiting to get it done," Horton said. "I'm definitely going to have surgery. Hopefully in the next week, early week, we can figure that out and get something done, and the sooner the better. I think the recovery is four to six months. I'm hoping four, and I think everyone else would in my situation. I just want to be 100 percent and come back and never have a problem with it again."


Source: NHL.com

Chicago Sky's Sylvia Fowles and LA Sparks' Candace Parker Named WNBA Players of the Week

                        

Chicago Sky's Sylvia Fowles and Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, July 8 through Sunday, July 14.

Fowles averaged 20.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over two games last week, both wins for the Sky. This is her first Player of the Week award of the season, sixth of her career, and the third consecutive week a Chicago Sky player has taken the honor (Delle Donne 6/30 and 7/7).

For Parker, who ranked first in the WNBA with 25.5 points per game last week, the Western Conference Player of the Week nod is her third of the season, second consecutive and the 13th of her career.

The Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Atlanta's Erika de Souza, Chicago's Elena Delle Donne, Connecticut's Tina Charles, Indiana's Erlana Larkins and Washington's Crystal Langhorne in the East, as well as Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen and Tulsa's Nicole Powell in the West.


Source: WNBA news

English Premier League's Manchester United have rejected a bid from rivals Chelsea for Wayne Rooney, British media reported on Wednesday.

Reports said the Blues offered £10 million (11.5 million euros, $15.1 million) plus either Juan Mata or David Luiz in exchange.

Rooney, 27, has been at the centre of speculation about a possible move away from Old Trafford ever since he made a transfer request just before the departure of former boss Alex Ferguson at the end of last season.

But new United manager David Moyes hit back this week, repeating that Rooney was not for sale.

"It's hard to keep repeating myself but I will do -- Wayne's a Manchester United player and will remain that," he said in Bangkok, where United are on a pre-season tour.