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

WNBA playoffs: Connecticut Sun star Jonquel Jones has learned how to learn

In the first quarter of a mid-August game against the Lynx, Jonquel Jones caught the ball at the crest of the three-point arc and saw a defense arrayed against her. She’d earned the attention. Jones, a 27-year-old Bahamian with bungee-cable limbs and a full-faced smile, spent the regular season as the best player on the … Read more

Rocky offseason behind her, Courtney Williams ‘ready to come home’ in return to Connecticut Sun

Apr 20, 2022 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 UNCASVILLE, Conn. — After being “humbled” by a rocky offseason that included … Read more

WNBA 2022 – Ranking the top 25 players in the league 2.0

The All-Star Game is in the books, and just five weeks remain of the 2022 WNBA regular season. And as the playoff race heats up, the best players will continue to have an impact around the league. Before play resumes Tuesday, ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel, Kevin Pelton and Alexa Philippou once again rank the top 25 … Read more

WNBA Power Rankings – How all 12 teams can finish the regular season strong

9:00 AM ET 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. With the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game completed on Sunday, players’ focus returns to the stretch run of the next month, as … Read more

Why WNBA kept Brittney Griner at forefront of All-Star Game: ‘She’s our sister’

CHICAGO — The first half of the WNBA All-Star Game was a jubilant festival. The Wintrust Arena crowd roared as retiring Sue Bird made her way through the stands to the court. A’ja Wilson skipped down the floor as Candace Parker playfully shoved Sylvia Fowles after the retiring center started off the game with a … Read more

WNBA Power Rankings: How all 12 teams can finish the regular season strong

With the 2022 WNBA All-Star Game completed on Sunday, players’ focus returns to the stretch run of the next month, as regular-season play resumes Tuesday. A lot has been learned, but even more is still to be decided. In this week’s WNBA Power Rankings, we look at each team’s key for success the rest of … Read more

WNBA All-Star Game 2022: Next generation shines as Sue Bird, Sylvia Fowles make final appearances

CHICAGO — All-Star Games regularly showcase a combination of a league’s seasoned vets and its promising young stars, but Sunday’s 2022 WNBA All-Star Game at Chicago’s Wintrust Arena — a 134-112 victory for Team Wilson — felt more than most as a passing of the torch from the W’s old guard to the new. Sylvia … Read more

WNBA Mock Draft 2.0: Atlanta Dream scoop up Rhyne Howard with the No. 1 pick

Mock drafts are notoriously challenging. They are at best an exercise of informed opinion meshed with projecting how franchises view their rosters and their futures, and they are at worst a torture device used by editors to remind writers how much they don’t know. I’d like to think mine lands somewhere in the middle. This … Read more

WNBA commissioner outlines transformative plan to pivot league from ‘survive to thrive’

DIANA TAURASI SPREAD her arms wide and turned toward the crowd. The WNBA superstar had just scored a playoff career-high 37 points while playing on a bum ankle. She was trending on social media. At 39 years old, Taurasi gifted the fans a vintage-style performance against the Las Vegas Aces. Taurasi’s Phoenix Mercury were headed … Read more