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July 26, 1998 | Associated Press
Sheryl Swoopes scored 20 points as the defending WNBA champion Houston Comets beat the Charlotte Sting, 68-57, before 13,014 on Saturday night at Charlotte, N.C., to extend their winning streak to 13 games. Swoopes scored 12 points in the first half as the Comets raced to a 38-22 lead. Cleveland 69, Utah 59--Isabelle Fijalkowski had 24 points and eight rebounds as the Rockers beat the Starzz before 9,960 at Cleveland.
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September 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
Houston Comet forward Sheryl Swoopes became the WNBA's first three-time most valuable player with the closest vote in the nine-year history of the women's pro basketball league. Swoopes edged Seattle's Lauren Jackson in the voting announced Sunday, gaining 327 points from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Jackson had 325 points and four more first-place votes than Swoopes, who had 16. Swoopes, who also won the award in 2000 and 2002, led the WNBA in scoring with 18.
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June 26, 1999 | From Associated Press
The Houston Comets tied a WNBA record for longest winning streak at the start of a season Friday night, rallying from 12 points down in the second half to defeat the Washington Mystics, 72-69, at Washington D.C. Cynthia Cooper had 28 points and eight assists and Sheryl Swoopes had 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Comets improved to 7-0, matching the start of the 1997 New York Liberty. Chamique Holdsclaw led the Mystics (1-6) with 24 points.
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August 28, 2004 | Bill Dwyre, Times Staff Writer
Like people going to work at the insurance office, the U.S. women's basketball team continued its march to the Olympic gold medal here Friday. The U.S. beat Russia, 66-62, in the first of two semifinals. Australia then beat Brazil, 88-75, and today the U.S. will play Australia for the gold, same as it did in Sydney in 2000. Any U.S.-Russia matchup connotes tension and drama -- a fight to the end. Russia, either alone or as part of the Soviet Union, has been one of the few challengers to U.S.
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November 26, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY
In the space of two weeks last season, Texas Tech's Sheryl Swoopes became probably the biggest name in women's basketball since Cheryl Miller led USC to NCAA titles in 1983 and '84. In five playoff games last spring, Swoopes scored 30, 33, 36, 31 and then a stunning 47-point show in her team's title game victory over Ohio State. Next stop: Europe, for pro basketball. She signed with an Italian team in early August, played two months . . . and is back in her home town, Brownfield, Tex.
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August 4, 2002
Sheryl Swoopes scored 25 points and the Houston Comets tied a franchise record with their 12th consecutive home victory by defeating the Orlando Miracle, 69-62, Saturday night before 13,411 at Houston. Tina Thompson added 17 points and seven rebounds as Houston (21-7) remained half a game behind the first-place Sparks in the Western Conference. The Comets also won 12 consecutive home games during the 1999 season.
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May 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
Sheryl Swoopes scored 20 points and Tynesha Lewis had a career-high 12, and the Houston Comets defeated Phoenix, 61-56, Wednesday night at Houston in the Mercury's season-opener. Swoopes was eight for 16 from the field, though the Comets shot only 38%. "Our shots are not falling right now. My shot is not falling right now, but I think we're close to getting to where we want to be," said Swoopes, who sat out last season because of a knee injury.
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August 18, 2000 | EARL GUSTKEY
Say "Wow." That's what WNBA President Val Ackerman said Thursday, in handing over the WNBA's most valuable player trophy to Houston's Sheryl Swoopes. "I don't think I've ever seen a Houston Comets game, in person or on TV, when I haven't heard someone say, 'Wow. Did you see that?' referring to something Sheryl had done," Ackerman said.
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August 8, 1997 | MIKE DOWNEY
I have seen professional basketball players bounce back from knee surgery, nose surgery, tonsillectomy, appendectomy, jock itch, ulcer, headache, hemorrhoids, booze abuse, food abuse, bad cuts and bad haircuts. I have seen NBA superstars who had to wear mouthpieces, goggles, splints, face shields, knee pads, Ace bandages and those Band-Aids across the schnozzle, so they could get oxygen up their nostrils.
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September 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
Houston Comet forward Sheryl Swoopes became the WNBA's first three-time most valuable player with the closest vote in the nine-year history of the women's pro basketball league. Swoopes edged Seattle's Lauren Jackson in the voting announced Sunday, gaining 327 points from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Jackson had 325 points and four more first-place votes than Swoopes, who had 16. Swoopes, who also won the award in 2000 and 2002, led the WNBA in scoring with 18.
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May 25, 2003 | From Associated Press
Sheryl Swoopes scored 14 of her team's last 21 points to help the Houston Comets beat the Phoenix Mercury, 69-62, in front of 8,758 at Phoenix Saturday night. Swoopes had 23 points and seven assists for the Comets (2-0), who won a game that featured the return of Cynthia Cooper to Phoenix. Cooper, 40, resigned as the Mercury's coach 10 games into last season. She left Phoenix without public comment after telling the front office she wanted to be a stay-at-home mother to her newborn twins.
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September 24, 2002 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Lisa Leslie had 19 points and six rebounds, and Sheryl Swoopes scored 17 points to lead the defending champion United States past Spain, 94-55, Monday in the quarterfinals of the Women's World Basketball Championship at Nanjing, China. Shannon Johnson scored 20 points for the U.S., which advanced to play Australia in the semifinals today. Australia beat France, 78-52, in the quarterfinals. In other quarterfinal games, South Korea defeated Brazil, 71-70, and Russia defeated China, 86-70.
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August 4, 2002
Sheryl Swoopes scored 25 points and the Houston Comets tied a franchise record with their 12th consecutive home victory by defeating the Orlando Miracle, 69-62, Saturday night before 13,411 at Houston. Tina Thompson added 17 points and seven rebounds as Houston (21-7) remained half a game behind the first-place Sparks in the Western Conference. The Comets also won 12 consecutive home games during the 1999 season.
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May 30, 2002 | From Associated Press
Sheryl Swoopes scored 20 points and Tynesha Lewis had a career-high 12, and the Houston Comets defeated Phoenix, 61-56, Wednesday night at Houston in the Mercury's season-opener. Swoopes was eight for 16 from the field, though the Comets shot only 38%. "Our shots are not falling right now. My shot is not falling right now, but I think we're close to getting to where we want to be," said Swoopes, who sat out last season because of a knee injury.
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April 25, 2001 | From Associated Press
Sheryl Swoopes sat out most of her rookie year in the WNBA to have a baby. She'll miss this season because of a damaged knee. Swoopes, the league's most valuable player and leading scorer last year, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee during a preseason workout Monday night. A teammate said Swoopes was driving to the basket when she collapsed to the floor, screaming in pain.
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August 21, 2000 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheryl Swoopes usually lifts her Houston Comet teammates with the scoring exploits and defensive skills that made her the WNBA's most valuable player, leading scorer and defensive player of the year this season. Sunday, she lifted them with her words, inspiring them to clinch the Western Conference title and their fourth consecutive finals berth.
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May 25, 2003 | From Associated Press
Sheryl Swoopes scored 14 of her team's last 21 points to help the Houston Comets beat the Phoenix Mercury, 69-62, in front of 8,758 at Phoenix Saturday night. Swoopes had 23 points and seven assists for the Comets (2-0), who won a game that featured the return of Cynthia Cooper to Phoenix. Cooper, 40, resigned as the Mercury's coach 10 games into last season. She left Phoenix without public comment after telling the front office she wanted to be a stay-at-home mother to her newborn twins.
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April 2, 1993 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's Swoopes . . . as in hoops. That's today, now that she's in the NCAA Final Four. But four years ago, it was Swoopes . . . as in oops. Sheryl Swoopes was a small-town girl, but a big-time college basketball prospect, out of Brownfield, Tex. Finally, yielding more to those offering free advice than to her own wishes, she decided to attend the University of Texas. So, in September of 1989, the All-American high school star went to Austin, 400 miles away.
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August 18, 2000 | EARL GUSTKEY
Say "Wow." That's what WNBA President Val Ackerman said Thursday, in handing over the WNBA's most valuable player trophy to Houston's Sheryl Swoopes. "I don't think I've ever seen a Houston Comets game, in person or on TV, when I haven't heard someone say, 'Wow. Did you see that?' referring to something Sheryl had done," Ackerman said.
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August 17, 2000 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
To continue this season's mastery over the only champion the WNBA has known since it geared up in 1997, who better for the Sparks to place in their cross-hairs tonight than Sheryl Swoopes? There were indications Wednesday that Swoopes, already named the WNBA's defensive player of the year, would be named most valuable player today as well. For one thing, the league scheduled a news conference for noon today in Houston.
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