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U.S. officials determine Brittney Griner 'wrongfully detained' in Russia: Reports - The Athletic

Griner is currently being detained on drug smuggling charges and has reportedly been in Russian custody since February.

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WNBA to honor Brittney Griner this season with number and initials courtside - The Athletic

Griner has reportedly been in Russian custody on drug smuggling charges since February.

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Detained WNBA star Brittney Griner in 'good condition' in Russia says U.S. State Department official - The Athletic

An official from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow found WNBA star Brittney Griner, who is being detained in Russia on drug smuggling charges, to be in...

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Detained WNBA star Brittney Griner in 'good condition' in Russia says U.S. embassy official - The Athletic

An official from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow found WNBA star Brittney Griner, who is being detained in Russia on drug smuggling charges, to be in...

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Brittney Griner's detention in Russia extended to May 19; WNBA star doing 'OK': Source - The Athletic

Griner has reportedly been in Russian custody since February.

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WNBA star Brittney Griner's detention in Russia extended to May 19: Report - The Athletic

Griner has reportedly been in Russian custody since February.

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Photo of detained WNBA star Brittney Griner released by Russian state TV - The Athletic

According to The New York Times, Russian news agency TASS reported that Griner, a seven-time All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, is being...

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WNBA star Brittney Griner detained in Russia, per reports; WNBA, USA Basketball issue statements of support - The Athletic

According to The New York Times, Russian news agency TASS reported that Griner, a seven-time All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, is being...

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WNBA, USA Basketball issue statements of support amid reports Brittney Griner detained in Russia - The Athletic

According to The New York Times, Russian news agency TASS reported that Griner, a seven-time All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist, is being...

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Phoenix Mercury sign Tina Charles, WNBA's 2021 leading scorer - The Athletic

In 27 games last season, Charles averaged 23.4 points and 9.6 rebounds while shooting 45.0 percent from the field.

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Phoenix Mercury name Vanessa Nygaard as their head coach: Sources - The Athletic

The search comes after the Mercury spoke with more than a dozen candidates for the job. Nygaard is expected to fill out her top assistant spots in...

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Pelicans assistant Teresa Weatherspoon withdraws from consideration for Mercury head coach: Sources - The Athletic

Pelicans assistant Teresa Weatherspoon is removing her name from consideration for the head-coaching job with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury,...

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Mercury, coach Sandy Brondello part ways after 8 seasons - The Athletic

Phoenix made it all the way to the WNBA Finals in 2021 before ultimately falling to the Chicago Sky in four games.

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WNBA Finals: Sky rally from 14-point deficit to beat Mercury, win first title - The Athletic

The Sky, 16-16 in the regular season, won the title as a No. 6 seed after winning single-elimination games against the Dallas Wings and Minnesota...

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WNBA Finals: Kahleah Copper, Sky rout Mercury to put Chicago 1 win from title - The Athletic

The Sky led 46-24 at halftime, their defense forcing the Mercury into more turnovers (10) than field goals made (eight) in the first half.

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WNBA: Sabrina Ionescu, Diana Taurasi hit game-winning shots on opening night - The Athletic

New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu logged 25 points, 11 assists and six rebounds, including the game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left in a...

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Mercury's Diana Taurasi to miss 4 weeks with chest injury - The Athletic

Taurasi suffered the injury during the Phoenix's game on May 16 against Connecticut.

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WNBA's 25th season to begin May 14, include Olympic break - The Athletic

The 2021 WNBA regular season — the league's 25th — will begin May 14 with four games and run through Sept. 19, the league announced on...

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Mercury's Brittney Griner, MVP Jonquel Jones headline 2021 All-WNBA First Team - The Athletic

Phoenix's Skylar Diggins-Smith and Seattle's Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd round out the All-WNBA first-team.

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Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird lead Team USA, will make record fifth Olympic appearance - The Athletic

Taurasi and Bird have each won four gold medals, starting at the 2000 games in Sydney. Only six basketball players, man or woman, have played in five...

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Mercury's Diana Taurasi first in WNBA history to reach 9,000 points - The Athletic

Sunday was Taurasi's first game since May 21, after she suffered a fractured sternum on May 16 that has kept her sidelined for six weeks.

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Diana Taurasi fined $2,500 for contact with official in WNBA Finals Game 2 - The Athletic

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has been fined $2,500 for making what the WNBA called "inappropriate contact" with a game...

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WNBA playoffs: Mercury hold off Liberty without Diana Taurasi to advance - The Athletic

Taurasi, 39, was initially listed as questionable heading into the game due to a nagging left ankle sprain that kept her out of the final four games...

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Storm's Breanna Stewart ruled out for playoff game vs. Mercury with foot injury - The Athletic

Stewart, the 2018 league MVP, has not played since she was injured Sept. 7. Seattle hosts Phoenix at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday in a single-game elimination...

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Lynx center Sylvia Fowles named Defensive Player of the Year for fourth time - The Athletic

Fowles received 31 votes from a panel of 49 sportswriters and broadcasters. In second place with six votes was Sparks guard Brittney Sykes, while Sun...

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Diana Taurasi pushes Mercury past Storm; Sue Bird noncommittal on future - The Athletic

Taurasi returned from an ankle injury to help the Mercury advance in the playoffs. The Storm were without injured forward Breanna Stewart.

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WNBA Finals: Brittney Griner, Mercury edge past Sky in overtime to even series - The Athletic

Griner scored 29 points to push the Phoenix Mercury past the Chicago Sky in their 91-86 win in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.

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WNBA semfinals: Aces use 24-0 run against Mercury to force Game 5 - The Athletic

Chelsea Gray had 22 points, including four 3-pointers, and Kelsey Plum added 20 points off the bench for the Aces.

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