Brittney Griner re-signs with Phoenix Mercury
The 6-foot-9 center last played for the Mercury in 2021 and helped the team reach the WNBA Finals. She averaged 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds that season.
Brittney Griner absent from USA camp, but keeping in touch
Brittney Griner was back in Arizona, choosing to skip the camp in Minnesota so she can be with her wife and recover from her time in a Russian jail. She returned to the U.S. in December after a dramatic prisoner swap.
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.
Maya Moore announces retirement from Minnesota Lynx, WNBA after 8 seasons
Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore announced her retirement from basketball Monday morning after eight seasons and four WNBA titles.
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.
'I want to talk': Britney Griner opened up during long trip home
She "went to every member on that crew, looked them in the eyes, shook their hands and asked about them, got their names, making a personal connection with them," her presidential escort said.
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.
US Embassy officials visit Brittney Griner in Russia prison
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Brittney Griner "is doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances" and that the administration was working "to resolve the current unacceptable and wrongful detentions" of Griner and Whelan."
Kremlin: Any talks about Brittney Griner swap must be confidential
Asked if Brittney Griner could be freed as part of a prisoners swap with Washington, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a conference call with reporters that "we always say that any contacts about possible exchanges can only be conducted in silence under a tight lid on any information."
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.
Stephen Curry offers Warriors' support of Brittney Griner
Stephen Curry took the microphone in the middle of Golden State's championship ring ceremony Tuesday night to make an impassioned plea in support of Brittney Griner as the WNBA star spent her 32nd birthday in a Russian prison.
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."
Brittney Griner at ‘weakest moment’ in Russia, her wife says
Cherelle Griner said that her wife, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who was playing in Russia during the WNBA offseason, is afraid of being forgotten by the United States.
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.
Russia confirms prisoner exchange talks with US following Brittney Griner sentencing
On Thursday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ivan Nechayev confirmed that prisoner swap negotiations for Brittney Griner were underway.
Kremlin poker-faced on US swap offer to free Griner, Whelan
A person familiar with the matter said the U.S. government proposed trading convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout for Paul Whelan and Brittney Griner.