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WNBA Update on Brittney Griner
May 9, 2022
Griner’s Initials and Jersey Number to Be Placed Along Sideline of All 12 WNBA Courts ... read more »
The WNBA is Working to Get Brittney Griner Back to the United States
April 14, 2022
The effort to get WNBA champion Brittney Griner out of Russian detainment continues as the 2022 WNBA season draws near. During her opening statement at the WNBA Draft, commissioner Cathy Engelbert mentioned how the league is working to get Griner back into the United States. Engelbert noted how Griner is in an “unimaginable situation.” ... read more »
Brittney Griner has met with Legal team and Been Granted U.S. Consul
March 24, 2022
Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has been in Russian custody for over a month. While the United States is working to get access to the WNBA star, Griner has been in correspondence with people close to her situation. ... read more »
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WNBA Gets Capital Raise to Help Grow League
February 24, 2022
The WNBA has earned a $75 million capital raise to help further promote the league. The capital raise will be invested in digital innovations, player marketing, and player programming. ... read more »
Candace Parker to be first woman on cover of NBA 2K game
July 15, 2021
Candace Parker grew up playing video games, and now she’ll be the first female basketball player on the cover of one. ... read more »
WNBA Draft 2021 Presented by State Farm to be Held on April 15
April 7, 2021
League’s 25th Annual Draft to be Exclusively Televised by ESPN from 7-9 p.m. ET. Virtual Draft to Highlight Elements of the League’s Upcoming 25th Season and the Players’ Vaccine Awareness and Education, and Provide Opportunities for Fan Engagement ... read more »
NBA’s Playoff Game Boycotts Sparks Domino Effect Across Major League Sports Amidst Jacob Blake Shooting
August 26, 2020
The Milwaukee Bucks took a historic stand by electing not to play in the scheduled Wednesday Game 5 of the NBA Playoff series versus the Orlando Magic to boycott police brutality and specifically boycott the treatment of Jacob S. Blake, a 29-year-old American Black man who was shot in the back seven times by a Kenosha police officer that left him paralyzed earlier on Sunday. ... read more »
The Sparks Share Experiences in the WNBA “Wubble”
July 18, 2020
The WNBA will conduct their 2020 season at the IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL. All 12 teams (consisting of 144 players) reside on the campus; their competitive quarantine is nicknamed the WNBA “Wubble.” ... read more »
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WNBA Hosts Virtual Draft
April 23, 2020
The WNBA practiced social distancing by hosting the first virtual Draft on Friday, April 17 on ESPN. One of the few athletic events that was not impacted by the COVID-19, the Draft was mainly broadcasted from the houses of league commissioner Cathy Engelbert and the Draftees. ... read more »
Sparks Star Chiney Ogwumike Was in Conversation with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert
March 12, 2020
The WNBA has been making major moves to improve the quality of their league after they recently created a new and groundbreaking collective bargaining agreement in January and hired their first ever commissioner last year. ... read more »

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