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The Seattle Storm signed free agent center Tina Charles to a rest-of-season contract

The Seattle Storm signed free agent center Tina Charles to a rest-of-season contract

Three days after leaving the Phoenix Mercury midseason, veteran center Tina Charles signed a rest-of-season contract with the Phoenix Mercury. We are excited to add one of the premier players in our league to our…

U.S. House passes Rep. Greg Stanton’s bipartisan resolution calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner

U.S. House passes Rep. Greg Stanton’s bipartisan resolution calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner

Rep. Greg Stanton (D-Ariz.) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday in support of his resolution demanding Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner’s release from her wrongful detainment in Russia. The…

Tina Charles leaves Phoenix Mercury, quits team ahead of game at Dallas

Tina Charles leaves Phoenix Mercury, quits team ahead of game at Dallas

Veteran Phoenix Mercury center Tina Charles quit the team this weekend ahead of a game at Dallas Saturday evening. Ron Thulin, the Wings’ play-by-play announcer was the first to make Charles’ break from the team…

The Phoenix Mercury met with U.S. State Department to discuss  Brittney Griner’s wrongful detention in Russia

The Phoenix Mercury met with U.S. State Department to discuss Brittney Griner’s wrongful detention in Russia

Video courtesy of the Phoenix Mercury 6/14/22 Update: According to ABC News, a Russian court extended the detention of Brittney Griner for at least another 18 days. This means that she will remain in custody…

Voting for 2022 WNBA All-Stars begins June 3

Voting for 2022 WNBA All-Stars begins June 3

Voting for the 2022 #WNBA All-Stars begins June 3 and ends Monday, June 20 at 11:59 p.m. ET. This season the annual All-Star Game takes place Sunday, July 10 in Chicago at Wintrust Arena, the…

WNBA player’s union releases statement on 100th day of Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia

WNBA player’s union releases statement on 100th day of Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia

The union for the WNBA's athletes released a statement on the 100th day of the wrongful detainment of Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner by the Russian government.

WNBA Daily 5/11/22: Game Threads: Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix Win

WNBA Daily 5/11/22: Game Threads: Atlanta, Chicago, and Phoenix Win

Wednesday, 5/11/22 Results and Game Threads Atlanta 77, Los Angeles 75 Chicago 83, New York 50 Phoenix 97, Seattle 77 Atlanta 77, Los Angeles 75 Game Thread The Atlanta Dream (2-0) took down the visiting…

WNBA Daily 5/6/22: Opening Day Recap

WNBA Daily 5/6/22: Opening Day Recap

All Opening Day Scores Washington 84, Indiana 70 Los Angeles 98, Chicago 91 OT Las Vegas 106, Phoenix 88 Seattle 97, Minnesota 74 Washington 84, Indiana 70 Twitter Game Thread In her first start in…

Phoenix Mercury announces a team-record 27-game local broadcast slate for 2022

Phoenix Mercury announces a team-record 27-game local broadcast slate for 2022

Phoenix Mercury fans in the team’s local market will enjoy a team-record of 27 televised games this season via Bally Sports Arizona/Bally Sports Extra, Phoenix’s exclusive local broadcast partner. An additional nine games will air…

The WNBA to honor Brittney Griner this season; all teams to feature BG42 court decals

The WNBA to honor Brittney Griner this season; all teams to feature BG42 court decals

The WNBA will honor Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner this season with her initials and jersey number to be featured on the sideline of all WNBA courts. Griner has been detained in Russia since mid-February…

Atlanta selects Rhyne Howard as the top overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft; Indiana provides surprises in first round

Atlanta selects Rhyne Howard as the top overall pick in 2022 WNBA Draft; Indiana provides surprises in first round

Full Draft Board The Top Three Go as Predicted Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard heard her name called as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft Monday night in New York City. The…

Brittney Griner detained in Russia after hashish oil allegedly found in her luggage

Brittney Griner detained in Russia after hashish oil allegedly found in her luggage

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was detained by Russian authorities due to the alleged presence of hashish oil in her luggage at a Russian airport near Moscow reports the New York Times. A search of…

Sandy Brondello named head coach of the New York Liberty

Sandy Brondello named head coach of the New York Liberty

After parting ways with the Phoenix Mercury last month, Sandy Brondello lands in New York. The coaching veteran takes over the Liberty with 17 years of coaching experience as a head coach and assistant. Under…

Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

The Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in a hard-fought game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals to give the franchise its first-ever championship. The best-of-five series win came in front of a sellout,…

Chicago Sky tops Phoenix Mercury 86-50 for Game 3 victory, takes 2-1 series lead

Chicago Sky tops Phoenix Mercury 86-50 for Game 3 victory, takes 2-1 series lead

With the largest margin of victory in WNBA Finals history, the Chicago Sky routed the Phoenix Mercury 86-50 in a crucial game three of the best-of-five title series. The victory came in front of a…

The 2021 All-WNBA First Team announced, Jonquel Jones selected unanimously

The 2021 All-WNBA First Team announced, Jonquel Jones selected unanimously

Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, the 2021 WNBA Most Valuable Player, leads the selections to the  2021 All-WNBA First Team. This season marks the first time Jones joins other elite WNBA players on the teams.…

Diana Taurasi fined for “making inappropriate contact with a game official” during Game 2 of Finals

Diana Taurasi fined for “making inappropriate contact with a game official” during Game 2 of Finals

From the WNBA: “Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been fined $2,500 for making inappropriate contact with a game official, it was announced today by Bethany Donaphin, Head of WNBA League Operations. The incident occurred…

Phoenix Mercury dominate Chicago Sky in overtime to even WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win

Phoenix Mercury dominate Chicago Sky in overtime to even WNBA Finals with a 91-86 win

While the Phoenix Mercury had a slow start, not earning a lead until the end of the second quarter, they outpaced the Chicago Sky overall for a 91-86 overtime victory in game two of the…

Six players in double figures lead Chicago Sky to a Finals Game 1 win over Phoenix Mercury,  91-77

Six players in double figures lead Chicago Sky to a Finals Game 1 win over Phoenix Mercury, 91-77

The Chicago Sky ran past the Phoenix Mercury, 91-77, to take game one of the WNBA Finals on Sunday afternoon at the Footprint Center in Phoenix with 10,191 fans in attendance. Six players scored in…

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2021 Finals Press Conference

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert’s 2021 Finals Press Conference

Ahead of game one of the 2021 WNBA Finals between the Chicago Sky and the Phoenix Mercury, the league’s commissioner Cathy Engelbert addressed the media during a Q&A. THE MODERATOR: Welcome to the Commissioner press…

Diana Taurasi clutch as the Phoenix Mercury defeat the Las Vegas Aces, 87-84, to advance to the WNBA Finals

Diana Taurasi clutch as the Phoenix Mercury defeat the Las Vegas Aces, 87-84, to advance to the WNBA Finals

The Phoenix Mercury will get a shot at earning a fourth WNBA title after defeating the Las Vegas Aces 87-84 in a deciding game five of the playoff semifinal series between the teams. Led by…

WNBA Playoff Semifinals: Series Even Ahead of  Game 3 Matchups

WNBA Playoff Semifinals: Series Even Ahead of Game 3 Matchups

Chicago – Connecticut Series Game1: Tue. Sep. 28, Chicago 101, Connecticut 95 (2OT) Game 2: Thu. Sep. 30, Connecticut 79, Chicago 68 Video: Game Recap Video: Full Game Highlights Game 3: Sun. Oct. 3, Connecticut…

WNBA Playoffs: Semifinals on Tap

WNBA Playoffs: Semifinals on Tap

Format (from WNBA.com): The semifinals feature a best-of-five format, with the No. 1 overall seed playing the lowest remaining seed and the No. 2 overall seed meeting the remaining team. The Nos. 1 and 2…

USA crushes Serbia 79-59 in Olympic semifinals, seeks to win 7th gold

USA crushes Serbia 79-59 in Olympic semifinals, seeks to win 7th gold

With a dominant performance and a balanced scoring effort, the U.S. senior women’s national team beat Serbia 79-59 in the semifinals of the Tokyo Games to advance to the gold medal game. The victory marked…

Video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league’s diversity initiatives, the Olympics, partnerships and more

Video: WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert discusses the league’s diversity initiatives, the Olympics, partnerships and more

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert spoke to media on Tuesday via Zoom in a press conference hosted by the Dallas Wings. She discussed a variety of league issues. Some excerpts of the interview are below. For…