Sue Bird

Basketball player Sue Bird

Suzanne Brigit "Sue" Bird is an American professional women's basketball player for the Seattle Storm and UMMC Ekaterinburg. In high school, she was the New York State Player of the Year, the New York Daily News Player of the Year, and a WBCA All-American. In her senior year at undefeated UConn in 2002, she won the Wade Trophy and the Naismith Award as College Player of the Year.
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Sue Bird: I'm gay and dating Megan Rapinoe
Chicago Times - 7 months
Sports has a new power couple. It’s Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe. In an interview with ESPNW, Bird said she and Rapinoe have been dating since last fall. “I’m gay. Megan’s my girlfriend,” said Bird, a four-time Olympic gold medalist and a 10-time WNBA All-Star with the Seattle Storm. “These aren’t...
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Storm hand Sparks second consecutive loss
LATimes - 7 months
Breanna Stewart had 26 points and seven rebounds and the Seattle Storm beat the Los Angeles Sparks 81-69 on Saturday night. Jewell Loyd added 22 points, and Sue Bird had 15 for Seattle (8-9). The Storm had lost four of five to slip to fifth in the Western Conference. It was the second consecutive...
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Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird, W.N.B.A. Stars, Keep Longtime Friendship
NYTimes - 8 months
With Taurasi breaking multiple career records this season and Bird closing in on her own, their relationship — between teammates and then rivals — has endured.
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Seattle Storm peaking at the perfect time as playoffs open
ABC News - over 1 year
The past, present and future of Seattle Storm basketball fully intersected on July 15. Three-time WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson came back from Australia for her jersey retirement ceremony. Sue Bird, who won two WNBA titles with Jackson, stole the show with her hilarious and touching tribute to her former teammate. And the young duo charged with being the "next" Bird and LJ -- guard Jewell Loyd and forward Breanna Stewart -- smiled while watching the proceedings. But in their minds, you know the wheels had to be spinning just a little: "Might this be us someday? Will we have this kind of legacy?" Then, of course, it was back to the everyday work of the WNBA season, and for Stewart, the Rio de Janeiro Olympics too. But the second rendition of the same storyline in Seattle -- two No. 1 picks taken in back-to-back years and becoming a dynamic duo -- is in the early stages of playing out very well for the Storm. Seattle returns to the playoffs after a two-year....
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Sparks fall to Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm, 79-72
LATimes - over 1 year
Sue Bird hit a season-high five three-pointers and scored 15 points to lead the Seattle Storm to a surprising 79-72 victory over the WNBA-leading Sparks on Friday night.  Coming off her record seventh gold medal in international competition at the Olympics, Bird was 5 of 7 from behind the arc....
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U.S. women defeat France, 86-67, for a trip to the gold-medal game
LATimes - over 1 year
Team USA captain Sue Bird missed Thursday’s semifinal because of a right knee injury, but that did not much matter for the United States, which advanced to Saturday’s gold-medal game with a 86-67 victory over France on Thursday. The United States led by just four at halftime but turned up the defensive...
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US Women's Basketball Captain Sue Bird Has Knee Sprain
abc News - over 1 year
Sue Bird has a knee capsule sprain and the U.S. women's basketball team's point guard and captain is day-to-day
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Diana Taurasi leads U.S. women's basketball team past Canada
ABC News - over 1 year
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Diana Taurasi scored 14 points and Elena Delle Donne added 12 to help the U.S. women's basketball team beat Canada 83-43 on Friday night in an exhibition game. After struggling in their first two exhibition games in the first half, the Americans jumped all over their neighbors to the north. The U.S. had just a three-point lead on the U.S.A. Select Team in their pre-Olympic tour opener Monday and led France by one point at the half on Wednesday. The Americans wouldn't let that happen against Canada. Geno Auriemma started five UConn alums much to the delight of the Connecticut fans who turned out in force to send off the Americans to the Rio Olympics next week. Taurasi, Sue Bird, Maya Moore, Tina Charles and Breanna Stewart struggled offensively when they played, but defensively, they shut down Canada. The Canadians missed 13 of their first 14 shots and couldn't recover from the slow start, trailing by 13 after one quarter and....
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Taurasi, Catchings, Bird Headline US Women's Olympic Team
NYTimes - almost 2 years
Four-time Olympians Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings headline the U.S. women's national team roster heading to Brazil for the Rio Games this summer.
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Reigning Olympic women's basketball champs USA name finalists
Yahoo News - about 2 years
Three-time Olympic champions Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are among 16 finalists named Thursday for the US Olympic women's basketball training camp scheduled for February 21-23. The session at the University of Connecticut is expected to be the last gathering of players before the roster is trimmed to the 12-player lineup that will try and bring the Americans a sixth consecutive gold medal in August at Rio. "This three-day training camp becomes a vital part in our preparations," said US and Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma, who has a 23-0 record at the 2012 Olympics and 2010 and 2014 worlds.
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Catchings, Bird and Taurasi Are Among Finalists for U.S. Team
NYTimes - about 2 years
If named to the team, Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will be seeking a fourth straight Olympic gold medal.
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Principle-Free Principal Training
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Chicago taxpayers undoubtedly slept better this week after being reassured by former Board of Education President David Vitale that they got their money's worth from the now-infamous $20.5 million, no-bid contract between CPS and SUPES Academy. But what else was Vitale supposed to say about the contract that his board unanimously approved back in June 2013 -- the same contract that will soon earn his former CPS colleague Barbara Byrd-Bennett "safe passage" to a federal prison? Vitale has been defending the SUPES deal since July 2013, when veteran education reporter Sarah Karp (then with Catalyst Chicago) began investigating a financial arrangement that struck her as unusual. Don't expect him to stop now. Vitale has zealously defended the no-bid nature of the contract, insisting SUPES offered CPS a principal training program with a unique "mentor-coach" component. He also acknowledged knowing back in June 2013 that Byrd-Bennett had worked for SUPES before joining CPS. This ...
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WNBA star Sue Bird weighs in on Diana Taurasi skipping 2015 season
USA Today - about 3 years
"A lot of players go overseas to play, and there's a lot of money to be made over there."           
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Mixture of veterans and youth invited to US women's hoops training camp
Fox News - over 4 years
Three-time Olympic gold medalists Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Tamika Catchings highlight the 33 players invited to the U.S. women's basketball national team training camp that will take place the first weekend in October in Las Vegas.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sue Bird
    FORTIES
  • 2014
    Bird would come back healthy for the 2014 season, she played 33 games, averaged 10.6 ppg and 4.6 apg.
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  • 2013
    Because of this she had to have surgery which would prevent her from playing the entire 2013 season with the Storm.
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  • 2012
    During the 2012 WNBA season Bird had been having problems with her knee.
  • 2011
    In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in the fifteen-year history of the WNBA.
    In 2011, she was voted in by fans as one of the WNBA's Top 15 Players of All Time.
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  • 2010
    Bird was named as one of the National team members to represent the USA Basketball team in the WNBA versus USA Basketball. This game replaces the normal WNBA All-Star game with WNBA All-Stars versus USA Basketball, as part of the preparation for the FIBA World Championship for Women to be held in the Czech Republic during September and October 2010. Bird was selected to be a member of the National team representing the USA at the World Championships held in September and October 2010.
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    The team selected to play for the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics is usually chosen from these participants.
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    Bird now has two WNBA championships to go along with her two NCAA championships after the Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream for the 2010 WNBA championship.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2008
    In the summer of 2008, she was invited back to be on the 2008 Olympic basketball team.
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  • 2006
    In 2006, Bird was invited back to the National team for the World Championships held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in September 2006.
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    In the 2006–2007 WNBA off-season, she joined Storm teammate Lauren Jackson and fellow UConn stars Diana Taurasi and Svetlana Abrosimova on the Russian team Spartak Moscow Region to win both the Russian Super League and the EuroLeague Women championships.
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  • 2005
    In the 2005–2006 WNBA off-season, she played on the same team, reaching the Russian championship and the Euroleague women's playoffs.
  • 2004
    In the 2004–2005 WNBA off-season, she played in Russia, with Storm teammate Kamila Vodichkova on the Dynamo Moscow.
    In 2004 Bird helped the Storm win its first WNBA Championship.
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  • 2002
    In 2002, Bird was named to the national team which competed in the World Championships in Zhangjiagang, Changzhou and Nanjing, China.
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    She was selected as a starter on the 2002 WNBA Western Conference All-Star team.
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    The Seattle Storm selected Bird with the first overall pick of the 2002 WNBA Draft.
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    That was the last loss of Bird's college career, as the Huskies went an undefeated 39–0 in her 2002 senior season.
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    The Seattle Storm selected Bird with the first overall pick of the 2002 WNBA Draft.
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    In high school, she was the New York State Player of the Year, the New York Daily News Player of the Year, and a WBCA All-American. In her senior year at undefeated UConn in 2002, she won the Wade Trophy and the Naismith Award as College Player of the Year.
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  • 2000
    In her sophomore season (1999–2000) she came back to lead the team to a 36–1 record and won the Big East Championship and the 2000 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Born on October 16, 1980.
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