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  • 29 May
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Chiney Ogwumike had career bests with 26 points, four steals and seven blocked shots and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds to help the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 89-78 on Wednesday.Ogwumike was 9 of 15 from the field and 8 of 8 from the free-throw line.Jasmine Thomas had 20 points and three blocked shots -- both season highs -- for Connecticut (7-16). Courtney Williams scored 14 points and Morgan Tuck added 13.The Sun, ranked 11th in the AP WNBA power poll, opened the game with an 11-2 run and never trailed.Odyssey Sims putback of her own miss pulled the Wings (9-15) within two late in the first quarter, but Tuck answered with a 3-pointer to spark a 25-11 spurt that gave Connecticut its biggest lead of the game, 42-26, with 3:30 left in the first half.Sims led the eighth-ranked Wings with 20 points and eight assists. Courtney Paris added 14 points and 11 rebounds.Dallas has lost five in a row and six of its last seven. Air Max 720 Womens . 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I would be disappointed if any of our players didnt stand up for the national anthem, personally. I look at that as a salute to the people who have paved the way for us, but at the same time, this is a free country, and I think freedom of speech is something that we all believe in and freedom of expression. Thats an individuals choice. Thats a fine line there. I would personally be disappointed, but I think it would be hard to enforce that rule.He also said he supported the statement the Buccaneers put out Sunday night.The Buccaneers are deeply committed to the military and honoring the great men and women that have dedicated their lives and have made great sacrifices to insure all the tremendous freedoms we have in this great country, the statement said. We encourage all members of our organization to respectfully honor our flag during the playing of the national anthem. We also recognize every individuals constitutional right to freedom of speech, which is crucial to the Americann principles we cherish.ddddddddddddKoetter was not aware that Evans was planning to protest before the game.I didnt know about this until after the game, Koetter said. It didnt come up in front of me in the locker room. By the time I was aware of this, most of the players were showered and mostly gone, and players are off today.He has not yet spoken to any of the players about it. After the game, Evans and Koetter exchanged text messages, and they plan to talk more Wednesday. He isnt sure if other players will join Evans protest in the future. Evans said he would continue to protest as long as Trump is the President-elect. Koetter said hell do his best to minimize any distractions caused by it.I hope it doesnt affect our team, Koetter said. Thats something Ill take whatever measures I think are necessary to try to minimize what effect it has on our team. Im really not sure. This is uncharted water for me. Im not sure about any of that.A number of fans have voiced their displeasure on social media and have even threatened to boycott the team, particularly because of the timing of the protest. The day featured a military flyover, a performance of the national anthem by the 82nd Airborne and a halftime enlistment ceremony featuring 180 recruits. Tampa is home to MacDill Airforce Base and more than 12,000 active-duty service members.Evans emphasized Sunday that his protest was not about the military but was purely about Trump.I dont want to disrespect the veterans or anything, Evans said. The men and women that served this country -- Im forever indebted to them. But the things that have been going on in America lately, Im not going to stand for that. ' ' '