BKB (W):Seattle 81, Los Angeles 67

SEATTLE, May 17 (UPI) -- The Seattle Storm doused the Los Angeles Sparks 81-67 in women's basketball Sunday led by Lauren Jackson's 23 points and 10 rebounds.

USA women rout Czech Republic

BEIJING, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- The United States survived a sluggish start Saturday and routed the Czech Republic 97-57 on the first day of the Olympic women's basketball tournament.

Seattle obtains Swin Cash from Detroit

SEATTLE, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- In a key and widely overlooked WNBA trade, the Detroit Shock have dealt two-time WNBA All-Star forward Swin Cash to the Seattle Storm.

WNBA: Los Angeles 68, Seattle 63

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Sparks triumphed over the Seattle Storm, 68-63, Tuesday to advance to the WNBA's Western Conference finals.

WNBA: Los Angeles 84, Seattle 72

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Mwadi Mabika scored nine of her 17 points in the third quarter Sunday afternoon, as Los Angeles beat Seattle, 78-70, in a WNBA playoff game.

WNBA: Seattle 90, Los Angeles 67

SEATTLE, May 21 (UPI) -- Lauren Jackson had 23 points and six rebounds Sunday to lead the Seattle Storm over the Los Angeles Sparks, 90-67, in the WNBA season opener for both teams.

WNBA: Houston 67, Seattle 64

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Sheryl Swoopes scored a team-high 20 points Thursday night as Houston overcame Seattle, 67-64, to even their Western Conference playoff series at a game each.

WNBA: Sacramento 75, Seattle 65

SACRAMENTO, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Yolanda Griffith poured in 26 points to lead Sacramento to a 75-65 win over Seattle.

WNBA: Seattle 76, Minnesota 60

SEATTLE, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Lauren Jackson had 18 points and 11 rebounds Thursday night as Seattle topped Minnesota, 76-60. With the win, Seattle's Anne Donovan became the first WNBA coach to reach the 100-win plateau.

WNBA: Houston 75, Seattle 72

HOUSTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Sheryl Swoopes score a game-high 23 points Sunday as Houston eased past Seattle, 75-72.

WNBA: Seattle 72, Minnesota 66

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Sue Bird scored a game-high 20 points Saturday night as Seattle eased past the Minnesota Lynx, 72-66.

WNBA: Seattle 72, Minnesota 66

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Sue Bird scored 20 points Friday night as Seattle topped the Minnesota Lynx, 72-66.

WNBA: Seattle 71, Houston 68

SEATTLE, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Lauren Jackson scored 27 points Tuesday night as Seattle beat the Houston Comets, 71-68.

WNBA: New York 79, Seattle 67

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Ann Wauters scored 18 points and four other New York players ended in double figures Saturday night as New York beat Seattle, 79-67.

WNBA: Indiana 78, Seattle 68

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Tamika Catchings canned 24 points Thursday night as the Indiana Fever beat Seattle, 78-68.
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Lauren Jackson
Seattle Storm's Lauren Jackson go for two of her 25 points scored against the Indiana Fever at the Key Arena in Seattle, Wash., on Thursday, July 22, 2004. Jackson, the 2003 season's Most Valuable Player, posted nude for the Australian Magazine Black + White will soon join her Australian Nation Team for the 2004 Olympics held in Greece. Guarding Jackson is Fever's Kelly Schumacher.(UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)..

Lauren Elizabeth Jackson (born 11 May 1981 in Albury, New South Wales) is an Australian professional basketball player. She is often called LJ or Loz. Beginning her professional career at the AIS, in the WNBL before moving on to the Canberra Capitals, taking a break in 2006 and returning for the 09/10 season. She is a forward/centre with the Seattle Storm of the WNBA, the Australian national team The Opals. She has won national championships in the U.S., Australia, and Russia, and a world championship as well. She is widely considered to be the best Australian female basketball player of all time and one of the best players in the world.

Both Jackson's parents, Gary and Maree, represented Australia in basketball and she took up the game at the age of four. A teenage prodigy at Murray High School, Albury, she moved to the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra as a teenager. She played for the Australian women's team, the Opals, in 1997 as a 16-year-old. She led the Australian Institute of Sport team, made up of the country's best 16- to 18 year-old players, to a premiership in the WNBL Women's National Basketball League, the Australian women's professional league, in 1998-1999 - an unprecedented achievement for a youth team. Ineligible to continue with the AIS team, she joined the other Canberra-based team, the Canberra Capitals, and led them to four titles in 1999-2000, 2001-02, 2002-03 and 2005-2006.

In the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Jackson collected 20 points and 13 rebounds in a loss to the United States in the gold medal game. The silver medal was Australian basketball's first in an international competition.

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