Three Chicago Sky players named reserves for WNBA All-Star Game, including Kahleah Copper

3:36 PM 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 defending champion Chicago Sky will be well-represented at the WNBA All-Star Game, as three Sky players are among 12 reserves … Read more

Brittney Griner’s trial in Russia on alleged cannabis possession to begin July 1

MOSCOW — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for alleged cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date for the trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for Friday. The Phoenix Mercury star was also ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial. … Read more

Supporters call for WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release at Houston rally outside the Toyota Center – Houston Public Media

The Booker T. Washington High School band plays outside the Toyota Center during a rally on June 6, 2022 demanding WNBA player Brittney Griner be freed from Russian captivity. Supporters of WNBA star Brittney Griner rallied outside the Toyota Center in downtown Houston Monday night to demand her release from captivity after being detained in … Read more

White House says phone call between Brittney Griner, wife being rescheduled after ‘unfortunate mistake’

WASHINGTON — A phone call between jailed WNBA star Brittney Griner and her wife is being rescheduled after an earlier attempt to connect on the couple’s anniversary failed because of an “unfortunate mistake,” Biden administration officials said Tuesday. State Department spokesman Ned Price said the original call last weekend could not be completed because of … Read more

Short-handed Phoenix Mercury come from behind to defeat Dallas Wings hours after parting with Tina Charles

11:54 PM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN Close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer Hours after announcing the team had parted ways with 2012 WNBA MVP … Read more

Report: Philadelphia might be in the running for WNBA expansion

The WNBA is looking to expand, and in the next few months, commissioner Cathy Engelbert is hoping to know exactly where. Philadelphia might be on the shortlist.  According to Chantel Jennings and Mike Vorkunov at The Athletic, the WNBA is down to a list of 10-12 cities and is aiming to identify one or two … 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

Chicago Sky’s Candace Parker predicts more frequent triple-doubles as WNBA evolves

1:48 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. Chicago Sky star Candace Parker had an historic feat Thursday on the 50th anniversary of Title IX, recording a WNBA record … Read more

Center Sylvia Fowles posts double-double in return to lift Minnesota Lynx past Phoenix Mercury

11:46 PM 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. Center Sylvia Fowles returned to the court Thursday with a double-double for Minnesota and helped lead the Lynx to a season-high … Read more