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

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

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

NBA and WNBA set to launch recreational leagues for children across the country

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) announced the launch of Jr. NBA Leagues, according to a league press release. “The youth basketball ecosystem has experienced unique challenges over the past two-plus years, and we are committed to addressing those challenges with programs like Jr. NBA Leagues, which is the most … Read more

WNBA star had doctor’s note for cannabis use

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — 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 … 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

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