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

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

WNBA star Brittney Griner back in Russian court as trial resumes

KHIMKI, Russia — A lawyer for WNBA star Brittney Griner at her drug possession trial in Russia on Friday gave the court a U.S. doctor’s letter recommending she use medical cannabis to treat pain. Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and standout for the Phoenix Mercury, was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport in February after … Read more

Brittney Griner writes open letter to Biden as her trial begins

Brittney Griner Russia trial: Will ‘100% be found guilty,’ expert says Brittney Griner is set to go on trial in Russia after allegedly being found with marijuana at the Moscow airport. The WNBA star, who has been detained since February, will be seated in a steel cage inside the courtroom, and unable to communicate with … 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

LeBron James critical of United States’ efforts to bring Brittney Griner home from Russia

As Brittney Griner’s wrongful detention in Russia has galvanized the sports world in support of the WNBA star’s return to the United States, Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James questioned why Griner would want to return to a country that has taken so much time to aid in a resolution for her. “Now, how can … Read more

Brittney Griner’s name permeates WNBA All-Star Game, Team Wilson beats Team Stewart

CHICAGO — A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and the rest of the WNBA All-Stars lined up along the sideline after halftime, the No. 42 and the name Griner on the back of all of their jerseys. Brittney Griner was everywhere Sunday, everywhere except where the league’s best players felt she should be — playing alongside them … Read more

WNBA to use charter flights for all Finals games, increase postseason bonus pool

2:34 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. CHICAGO — The WNBA will use charter flights for all its league Finals games this year, will increase bonus-pool money for … Read more