Brittney Griner is facing a 9-year sentence in a Russian jail following conviction. Here’s what could come next for the WNBA star

CNN  —  After a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday to nine years in prison for a drug smuggling conviction, the player’s supporters, teammates and numerous US officials swiftly condemned the decision, many concerned her detention is being used to advance Russia’s agenda in the Ukraine war. Now, Griner has returned to … Read more

WNBA draft 2022 grades – Indiana Fever, Atlanta Dream, Washington Mystics score highest marks

1:15 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. The 2022 WNBA draft will be judged a lot on how much the Indiana Fever did to improve after dominating the … Read more

As Brittney Griner’s detention continues, star center ‘continues to have our full support,’ WNBA’s Cathy Engelbert says before draft

7:21 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. WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert expressed her concern Monday about Phoenix Mercury player Brittney Griner, and said the league is doing all … Read more

Atlanta Dream select Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard with top pick in WNBA draft; Indiana Fever take Baylor’s NaLyssa Smith at No. 2

7:17 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 Atlanta Dream selected Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA draft on Monday … Read more

New-look Atlanta Dream acquire No. 1 pick in next week’s WNBA draft from Washington Mystics

4:03 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 Atlanta Dream obtained the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft in a trade with the Washington Mystics on Wednesday, … Read more