Guard Chennedy Carter, 23, with ‘skills to be an All-WNBA talent,’ acquired by Los Angeles Sparks

Feb 5, 2022 Mechelle 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. Guard Chennedy Carter, the No. 4 pick in the 2020 WNBA draft, is headed to the Los Angeles Sparks in a … Read more

WNBA Commercial Flight Travel Needs ‘to Be Changed’

First-year WNBA head coach Becky Hammon said there are things she’d like changed about the league. The six-time WNBA All-Star has a unique perspective given her former role as an NBA assistant coach. Hammon said the league has “gotta address the travel thing” — teams flying commercial to games.  Loading Something is loading. Becky Hammon … Read more

Brittney Griner’s Defense Says WNBA Star Had Cannabis Prescription

Brittney Griner at Russian court Above: Brittney Griner being placed in the defendant’s cage in a Russian court Friday Basketball star Brittney Griner’s trial on drug charges in Russia continued this week with her defense presenting medical and character evidence. Griner has pleaded guilty to possessing vape cartridges containing cannabis oil, which is illegal in … Read more

WNBA All-Star Game, Wimbledon finals see big audience gains: Sports on TV

We’re officially in the sports TV summer doldrums. Not that there aren’t plenty of solid competitions on the old boob tube. There are. Baseball, tennis, auto racing, WNBA, soccer, the Tour de France and NBA Summer League, UFC, bowling, cornhole, etc. Just nothing that draws huge audiences, even by the atrophied standards of the cord-cutting … Read more

WNBA Trade Deadline 2022: Post-Deadline Roundup and Latest Rumors | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

Kate Frese/NBAE via Getty Images The 2022 WNBA trade deadline has come and gone, and there wasn’t much action on Friday despite several players being included in rumors leading up to the 8 p.m. ET deadline. Skylar Diggins-Smith, Bria Hartley and Allisha Gray were among the players that could have been moved, but their respective … Read more

Brittney Griner’s Russian teammate, GM offer character statements in court appearance

Two members of Brittney Griner’s Russian club team appeared as character witnesses in her trial Thursday, telling the judge that she has been an exemplary player and citizen during her six seasons in Russia. UMMC Ekaterinburg teammate Evgeniya Belyakova and Maxim Ryabkov, the team’s general manager, spoke during the brief afternoon court session while Griner … Read more

How WNBA All-Star weekend showed off the league’s evolving fashion sense

CHICAGO — Isabelle Harrison learned how to perfect her gameday fit the hard way. She’d rush to put together an outfit and never felt very stylish. “My outfit didn’t look good,” the Dallas Wings player says with a laugh. “I was stressed.” There’s no more messing around the day of a game anymore. Through a … Read more