Ruth Riley
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"Ruth Ellen Riley" is a retired American professional basketball player (a Center (basketball)/center), playing most recently for the Atlanta Dream in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Her University of Notre Dame/Notre Dame team won the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship/NCAA women's championship in 2001, and her Detroit Shock team won the WNBA Finals/WNBA championship in 2003 and 2006. Riley was the Most Valuable Player in the 2001 and 2003 championship series, becoming the first person to win the MVP awards in both the NCAA and the WNBA championships. She has also played on teams that won the National Women's Basketball League (NWBL) championship, the gold medal at the Olympic Games, and the 2010 EuroCup Championship.

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It helped prepare me for the season. I wanted to get the comfort back of playing in the paint. I wanted to work on making different moves and getting different reads.

They just want me to come back and see their hand specialist. Then they'll decide on the course of treatment.

It's one of those things that happen in basketball. I've broken other fingers before, but never my right thumb.

It has been a little disappointing. I don't know if that title came too easily for us, but we really never understood how hard it was going to be to get back.