A week after members of the Minnesota Lynx wore shirts condemning the killings of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling and the shootings that left five Dallas police officers dead, the WNBA decided to fine players from the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury, and Indiana Fever who have been wearing black shirts in…
The New York Liberty played a game against the Indiana Fever this morning, the first game either team has played since being fined by the WNBA for wearing clothing that expressed support for Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, Black Lives Matter, and the slain Dallas police officers. Based on events that took place…
In response to the deadly shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and five Dallas police officers, members of the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury, and Indiana Fever have been wearing black warmup shirts as a form of protest against the recent acts of violence. Today, the WNBA fined them for doing so.
Four off-duty Minneapolis police officers working security at Saturday’s WNBA game at the Target Center quit their (freelance) jobs and walked out, after four Lynx players held a press conferencing denouncing violence committed by and against police, and the entire team wore warmup shirts mentioning the victims of a…
Candace Parker is one of the best players in the WNBA, a two-time MVP who does cool dunks and has made the All-WNBA first or second team in every season she’s been healthy. She has also won two gold medals with the United States Olympic team, but according to a report from ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, she won’t get a…
Gilbert Arenas, a man best known for giving away his shoes on Twitter, has some thoughts on how to improve the WNBA. He was inspired by this mildly NSFW Instagram video:
Max Kellerman’s rep as a boxing maven is solid, but his athletic abilities are open for questioning after his involvement in a SportsNation stunt today that left him breathing co-host Michelle Beadle’s fumes.
In case you were wondering, there are people who actually wager on WNBA games. And some of those people were likely paying very close attention to the final minutes of last night’s Chicago Sky vs. Atlanta Dream game, because referees awarded Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne a basket that did not even come close to going in.
WNBA star Brittney Griner filed for an annulment of her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson yesterday, one day after Johnson announced that she was expecting a child. There is a lot going on here, so let’s refresh our memories with a timeline.
The WNBA has suspended Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson seven games each for an April 22 domestic-violence incident in which Griner pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct (Johnson’s case is still pending). They will also have to independently attend counseling. Griner and Johnson married on May 8. [WNBA.com]
Here is some news from today:
WNBA star Brittney Griner has entered a domestic violence diversion program after her arrest on charges of suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct, her lawyer announced Tuesday. Griner was arrested last Wednesday.
WNBA star Brittney Griner and her fiancée, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested in Goodyear, Ariz. last night on charges of assault and disorderly conduct.
Since the early 2000s, many WNBA players have also played for teams overseas. The WNBA season is only four months long, so they can effectively play for two teams in one year. They do this for the obvious reason: money. Brittney Griner, who was a WNBA sensation during her rookie season, was paid just $49,440. In China…
The Phoenix Mercury are your 2014 WNBA champions, sweeping Chicago in their best-of-five series.
The Chicago Sky completed a magnificent comeback to take the third and deciding game of the WNBA Eastern Conference semifinals, charging back from 17 points down with eight minutes remaining to top Atlanta 81-80.
Brittney Griner slammed home the first dunk in the history of the WNBA playoffs during last night's rout of the L.A. Sparks.
Brittney Griner came out early in high school, but while being recruited, was concerned that her sexuality would be an issue at Baylor, a Baptist school. "Big Girl, I don't care what you are," Griner said her future coach Kim Mulkey told her. "You can be black, white, blue, purple, whatever. As long as you come here…
The Atlanta Dream has to play its Finals home games at the Arena at Gwinnett Center, about a half hour outside of Atlanta, because Philips Arena is hosting Disney on Ice.