Tamika Catchings through the years

Tamika Catchings played for Tennessee from 1997-2001, winning the 1998 national championship. In 2000, she earned the Naismith College Player of the Year award, the AP Player of the Year award, the USBWA Women’s National Player of the Year award and the WBCA Player of the Year award. Catchings was selected No. 3 overall in … Read more

Russian court schedules start of Brittney Griner’s trial for Friday, her lawyer says

CNN  —  A Russian court on Monday scheduled Brittney Griner’s trial to start Friday, according to her lawyer, and ruled the WNBA star’s detention be extended six months pending its outcome. Griner – who has been held in Russia since her arrest at a Moscow airport on allegations of attempted drug smuggling – attended the … Read more

WNBA star Brittney Griner to attend preliminary court hearing

WNBA star Brittney Griner will attend a preliminary court hearing in the Moscow region Monday, her lawyer Alexander Boykov told CNN.Griner has been held in Russia since Feb. 17 on accusations of alleged attempted drug smuggling and has been officially classified as “wrongfully detained,” a U.S. State Department official told CNN in May.According to Boykov, … Read more

US House passes bipartisan resolution calling for Brittney Griner’s release

Washington, DC CNN  —  The House on Friday passed a bipartisan resolution calling on the Russian government to immediately release WNBA star Brittney Griner. “Not a day goes by that we aren’t thinking of Brittney and working to get her home,” Democratic Rep. Greg Stanton of Arizona, who sponsored the resolution, said in a statement. … Read more

Steph-mania has seeped into the WNBA

“Night night.”Image: Getty Images If it were not already apparent that Steph Curry is the popular kid who dictates whether 10th graders one- or two-strap their backpacks, fans needn’t look no further than the WNBA for proof. I debated if Sabrina Ionescu hitting a game-clinching 3 and striking the Steph “night night” pose against the … Read more

WNBA names Brittney Griner as honorary All-Star starter | Russia-Ukraine war News

Brittney Griner, the US basketball star detained in Russia for months, will have a place at the Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA) All-Star Game as an honorary starter. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert said on Wednesday that starters were chosen by a combination of fan, media and player voting. “During each season of Brittney’s career in … Read more

Brittney Griner Named Honorary 2022 WNBA All-Star

Photo: Ethan Miller (Getty Images) As the WNBA season heads for its halfway point, the league announced its 2022 All-Star starters and co-captains. While the 10-name list includes several repeat selections, there are a few young phenoms making their first All-Star appearance. Per a press release provided to The Root, two of the league’s best … Read more

Becky Hammon’s Aces clinch spot in Commissioner’s Cup title game | News

Doug Feinberg AP Basketball Writer Las Vegas and Chicago will meet in the second annual Commissioner’s Cup championship game next month. This year the in-season competition title game will be played at the home of the team with the better record, which right now is Las Vegas. The Aces can clinch the home game with … Read more

Title IX: WNBA owner among women athletes running businesses

SEATTLE (AP) — Ginny Gilder wasn’t well versed on what Title IX meant until she was a freshman at Yale, competing for the rowing team and taking part in one of the most famous protests surrounding the law. The co-owner of the WNBA’s Seattle Storm was right in the middle of the “Yale Strip-In” in … Read more