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Sports Quick Hits: May 27th, 2021

Basketball

Updates from NWSL, WNBA, and NCCA Women's Golf.

May 27, 2021
Source: Ole Miss Women’s Golf/Twitter
Source: Ole Miss Women’s Golf/Twitter

 🏀WNBA: The injury bug is making its grimy way through the W pushing at least seven star players out. This includes Phoenix Mercury GOAT Diana Taurasi who’s out at least four weeks with a fractured sternum, Chicago Sky’s Candace Parker who has an ankle injury and Washington Mystic Elena Delle Donne whose lingering back injury is...well, still lingering.

⚽️NWSL: An update on a story we shared a few weeks ago: 15-year-old Olivia Moultrie has been granted a temporary restraining order (weird language, we know) on the NWSL’s age rule, which keeps players from signing contracts until the age of 18. Meaning, teams can now make Moultrie an offer she can’t (or can!) refuse.

  • Meanwhile, the Orlando Pride, who finished the 2019 season in last place, beat the Challenge Cup champ Portland Thorns 2–1 last night, thanks to big goals from Alex Morgan and Sydney Leroux, propelling them to the league’s top spot. A shocker.

⛳️Golf: The Ole Miss women’s golf team won the NCAA Div I Women’s Golf Championship title yesterday, with a match play win over favored Oklahoma State in the final at Grayhawk Golf Course in Scottsdale, AZ. It marks the school’s first-ever championship victory in women’s golf.