Everything you need to know

Chicago is hosting the WNBA All-Star Game for the first time this weekend at Wintrust Arena — home of the defending champion Sky. There will be several festivities to observe and partake in at the 10,387-seat venue and surrounding area, so here’s a breakdown of what to know, what to see, where to go and … Read more

Mercury hold public rally in support of Brittney Griner

PHOENIX — They shared laughs, smiles, memories. There also were tears, fears, unease. Through the range of emotions, one common thread bonded them together: Brittney Griner. Wearing “BG” shirts and holding signs, several hundred fans gathered for a public rally in support of Griner on Wednesday, hoping their sentiments would reach the WNBA player 6,000 … Read more

100 Influential Black Women in Sports: WNBA star Skylar Diggins-Smith

Courtesy of Skylar Diggins-Smith Sports Illustrated and Empower Onyx are putting the spotlight on the diverse journeys of Black women across sports—from the veteran athletes, to up-and-coming stars, coaches, executives and more—in the series, Elle-evate: 100 Influential Black Women in Sports. That Skylar Diggins-Smith has managed to keep her private life so, well, private, is … Read more

Sabrina Ionescu ties Candace Parker’s career triple-doubles record in historic performance for New York Liberty

2:08 AM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The New York Liberty set a franchise record for points as guard Sabrina Ionescu got her second triple-double of the season … Read more

Wife, teammates push for release from Russia

Cherelle Griner was met with a standing ovation on Wednesday afternoon as she walked to the podium during the ‘Bring BG Home’ rally at the Footprint Center.  As she waited for the crowd to stop clapping, she looked down at her prepared speech about her wife, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, who has been detained in … Read more

WNBA’s Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russian court

MOSCOW – American basketball star Brittney Griner went on trial Friday, 4 1/2 months after her arrest on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for a Russian team, in a case that has unfolded amid tense relations between Moscow and Washington. The initial session of the trial, which was adjourned until July … Read more