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UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

WNBA suspends Brittney Griner 3 games for fight; 4 others punished

The WNBA has suspended Mercury center Brittney Griner three games for her role in a fight in the Dallas-Phoenix game Saturday that resulted in six players getting ejected. The league …


UPDATED: Sat., July 27, 2019, 8:25 p.m.

Erica Wheeler leads Team Wilson to win at WNBA All-Star Game

Erica Wheeler hoped to make her All-Star debut an unforgettable one. She certainly did, walking away with the MVP award.


Seattle Storm forced to fifth game by Brittney Griner, Mercury

Brittney Griner scored with 14.1 seconds to play then prevented Breanna Stewart from getting a shot off before the buzzer as the Phoenix Mercury rallied from a 17-point deficit to …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

WNBA All-Stars see coming out as way to help others

Many of the WNBA’s top players, including several in this weekend’s All-Star game, have come out over the past few years. Their decisions have not generated the headlines they once …


Mercury beat Storm 87-82 in Seattle’s WNBA season opener

Brittney Griner had 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold on for an 87-82 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday night.


Brittney Griner donates $5,000 to LGBT youth center that was damaged by fire

Brittney Griner was shocked when she heard that the Phoenix LGBT youth center that she had volunteered at had been damaged in a suspected arson earlier this month. The Phoenix …


WNBA capsules: Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi lead San Antonio Stars past Phoenix Mercury

Brittney Griner had 20 points and 13 rebounds for her second straight double-double, Diana Taurasi added 17 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 78-72 on Friday …


Griner seeks to annul marriage to Johnson

PHOENIX – Brittney Griner has filed to annul her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson-Griner. Griner released a statement Friday, saying: “Last Wednesday, Glory and I agreed to either …


WNBA season begins Friday after turbulent offseason

NEW YORK – Domestic violence, absent marquee players and Isiah Thomas lobbying to become a potential owner made for a busy WNBA offseason. President Laurel J. Richie hopes that with …


Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson suspended record 7 games each by WNBA

WNBA stars Brittney Griner (pictured, left) and Glory Johnson (right) were suspended seven games each Friday for their domestic violence arrest last month – the league’s longest ban in its …


WNBA reviewing Isiah Thomas hire, domestic violence case

LAS VEGAS – The WNBA has been thrown into the national conversation about domestic violence and sports, and now is facing a decision involving sexual harassment. The league is reviewing …


WNBA’s Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested after fight

GOODYEAR, Ariz. – Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the …


In brief: Rafal Nadal upset by qualifier at China Open

TENNIS: Rafael Nadal was upset by big-hitting qualifier Martin Klizan of Slovakia 6-7 (7), 6-4, 6-3 in the quarterfinals of the China Open on Friday in Beijing. The second-seeded Spaniard …


Mercury’s Brondello, Griner honored

Sandy Brondello guided the Phoenix Mercury to the best record in WNBA history and Brittney Griner’s defense was a big reason why. Both were honored by the league Friday, with …


Griner, McGraw are AP player and coach of the year

Brittney Griner has had no equal in her stellar career at Baylor. Now she’s part of a very select group. The 6-foot-8 senior star earned the Associated Press women’s basketball …


Griner in cast after breaking wrist on longboard

Two-time All-America center Brittney Griner (pictured) is recovering from a broken right wrist suffered in a longboard accident. Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said on Wednesday night that Griner will be …


Tweeting not way to get into Griner’s head

DENVER – Baylor coach Kim Mulkey says she’s disgusted by taunting and insults directed at star player Brittney Griner on social media. The 6-foot-8 AP women’s basketball Player of the …


Griner not solo act for undefeated Baylor women

WACO, Texas – Go ahead, surround Brittney Griner with multiple defenders. Do what so many teams have tried against Baylor’s 6-foot-8 junior standout in the middle. And get ready for …


Women’s basketball roundup: Griner’s 40 pace Baylor

Brittney Griner scored 40 points and combined with Odyssey Sims in the game-clinching run as top-seeded Baylor advanced to the Dallas Regional championship with an 86-76 victory over Wisconsin-Green Bay …