Breanna Stewart leaving Seattle Storm for New York Liberty
Former WNBA MVP and Seattle Storm star Breanna Stewart announced on social media that she is leaving the team to join the New York Liberty.
LSU unveils first female-athlete statue in honor of Seimone Augustus
Augustus, who led the Tigers to three women’s Final Four appearances before starring in the WNBA and in international play, became LSU’s first female student-athlete to be immortalized with a statue on campus Sunday.
Brittney Griner says she will return for WNBA's upcoming season
Brittney Griner says she will return to the Phoenix Mercury for the upcoming season.
Rule change: WNBA to allow coaches challenge next season
The WNBA will allow coaches to challenge one play a game next season, and the league is also heightening the penalty for transition take fouls.
Biden hopes Putin will negotiate WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release
“My hope is that now that the election is over, that Mr. Putin will be able to discuss with us and be willing to talk more seriously about a prisoner exchange,” Biden said.
Brittney Griner sent to Russian penal colony to serve sentence
A penal colony is a common type of Russian prison where detainees work for minimal pay.
Russian court rejects Brittney Griner's appeal against 9-year sentence
The Moscow region court also ruled that Brittney Griner’s sentence will be recalculated to around eight years in prison, after taking her time in pre-trial detention into account.
Brittney Griner's lawyer says WNBA star fears she may never be released from Russian prison
"She is not yet absolutely convinced that America will be able to take her home," Boykov said in an interview with the New York Times. "She is very worried about what the price of that will be, and she is afraid that she will have to serve the whole sentence here in Russia."
With Brittney Griner in jail, WNBA players skip Russia in offseason
Brittney Griner’s highly publicized legal woes in Russia and the country’s invasion of Ukraine has the top WNBA players opting to take their talents elsewhere this offseason.
WNBA: Las Vegas Aces wins first title as Chelsea Gray named MVP
Gray went 9 of 13 from the floor, and was named Finals MVP after averaging 18.3 points in the series.
Community leaders hold prayer for Brittney Griner outside Russian Embassy
Calls are growing for the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner.
Washington Coalition of Women’s Professional Sports announced by DC professional sports teams
The Washington Mystics, Washington Spirit, DC Divas and DC Shadow have formed a coalition in association with Leveling the Playing Field aimed at connecting and supporting the DMV region’s women’s sports teams.
2 Washington Mystics players named to 2021 Women's Olympic basketball team
Two Washington Mystics players were named to the 2021 U.S. Women's Basketball Olympic team, USA basketball announced Monday.
WNBA MVP with Lyme disease pens open letter after league denies season exemption amid COVID-19 pandemic
WNBA MVP Elena Donne wrote an open letter detailing how the league denied her request to be exempted from playing in the upcoming season despite battling Lyme disease amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne says league denied her medical waiver
Elena Delle Donne's request to be medically excused from the WNBA season was denied, according to the league's reigning MVP.
Mystics players Cloud, Sanders opt out of 2020 season citing social justice, health concerns
Two Washington Mystics players are sitting out the 2020 campaign, citing social justice goals, as well as health concerns in the era of the COVID-19 pandemic.
MVP Elena Delle Donne signs 4-year deal with WNBA champion Mystics
Two-time WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne signed a four-year contract Tuesday to stay with the Washington Mystics after leading the team to its first league championship.
WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne undergoes back surgery
The WNBA champion Washington Mystics say reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne is expected to be ready for the start of the season after undergoing back surgery.
Kobe Bryant: Athletes reflect on NBA legend’s push for equality and opportunity in women’s sports
Kobe Bryant was a legend on and off the court - especially as he focused more on pushing for equality and opportunity in women's sports.
Washington Mystics to celebrate WNBA Finals win with spring championship parade in DC
The WNBA Champion Washington Mystics will celebrate their first ever Finals win by hosting a championship parade in spring of next year, the team announced Friday.