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Three-time All-Star MVP Leslie added

7/7/2005

NEW YORK -- Lisa Leslie and Chamique Holdsclaw of the Los
Angeles Sparks, and the Connecticut Sun's Nykesha Sales were each
selected Tuesday to their sixth WNBA All-Star Game.


Leslie and Holdsclaw will be joined as Western Conference
reserves by Sacramento's DeMya Walker, Houston's Michelle Snow,
Minnesota's Katie Smith and San Antonio's Marie Ferdinand. Walker
and Snow will be making their first All-Star appearances on
Saturday.

Sales, who will be playing before the home fans in Uncasville,
Conn., will be joined on the Eastern Conference bench by Detroit's
Cheryl Ford and Deanna Nolan, Washington's Alana Beard, New York's
Ann Wauters and Connecticut's Taj McWilliams-Franklin.

Beard and Wauters are first-time All-Stars.

Houston's Sheryl Swoopes and Indiana's Tamika Catchings were the
top vote-getters for the game when ballots were counted last week.

Swoopes will be joined in the Western Conference starting lineup
by Sacramento's Yolanda Griffith, Phoenix's Diana Taurasi, and
Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird of Seattle.

Catchings heads an Eastern Conference starting lineup completed
by Detroit's Swin Cash and Ruth Riley, Charlotte's Dawn Staley and
New York's Becky Hammon.

Cash, recovering from offseason knee surgery and yet to play
this season, was activated for Tuesday night's game against
Houston.