Brittney Griner News
Lynx must be even better to close out series in Phoenix
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- She should have been happy, but that's not the way newly named WNBA Coach of the Year Cheryl Reeve operates. Scanning a stat sheet on the way to the postgame news conference Friday, Reeve appeared puzzled, as if the numbers didn't add up. But she couldn't figure out why. In a
Phoenix knows getting defensive is a must against Minnesota
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Mercury reviewed video of their 113-95 loss to the Lynx in Game 1 of the WNBA semifinals before a light practice Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center. Brittney Griner hardly needed the visual reminder of something that bugged her. In 27 minutes Wednesday in Game 1, the 6-foot-8
Lindsay Whalen, Lynx right at home in Xcel Center in Game 1 win
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- It's a Minnesota father-daughter tradition. Every March, if Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen is home instead of playing overseas, she and her dad, Neil, take in an early day of the state high school hockey tournament at the Xcel Energy Center. A scheduling conflict at the Target
Top seeds Lynx, Sparks look to hold off challengers
The Sparks have felt underestimated all year, and that might not change as we head into a new chapter of the WNBA postseason with two best-of-five semifinal series. The Minnesota-Phoenix matchup pits teams that have won six of the last nine WNBA titles. The other semifinal, Los Angeles versus
Diana Taurasi scores 26 points, Mercury beat Sparks 70-66
PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi scored 26 points and made two free throws with 8 seconds left to ice the Phoenix Mercury's 70-66 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night. The Mercury (12-14) had their largest lead at 64-55 on Brittney Griner's basket with 6:33 left and Los Angeles went
U.S. women's basketball on pace to break the points record set by 1996 team
The booing started late in the second quarter, once the crowd grew tired of watching the Chinese team get relentlessly pounded. At the beginning of the game, the fans, most of whom were Brazilian, gamely rooted for both sides -- but when Brittney Griner scored an easy layup, boosting the U.S.
WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne reveals she is gay and engaged
RIO de JANEIRO -- In an upcoming interview with Vogue magazine, reigning WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne publicly reveals she is gay and is engaged to her longtime partner. "It was just one of those articles where they came into my home, spent a couple days with me and [fiancee] Amanda [Clifton] is a
Welcome to the brilliance of the WNBA
"Yeah, watch me score!" Celi shouts as we walk out into the late afternoon sunshine on 7th Avenue. The sidewalk at Madison Square Garden (now an imaginary court for my daughters and their friend Alexia) is full-tilt. Five-year-old Celi whips a fast-paced, crossover dribble with an invisible ball.
U.S. women's basketball team visits 'Good Morning America'
The U.S. women's basketball team took ABC's " Good Morning America " by storm on Friday. The team, along with Coach Geno Auriemma, made an appearance in New York City before departing for Bridgeport, Connecticut, where it will play the third of its four pre-Olympic exhibition games. Luckily, we
Storm's Breanna Stewart signs to play for Shanghai during offseason
Seattle Storm star Breanna Stewart has signed to play for Shanghai of the Women's Chinese Basketball Association, the team told China media outlet Xinhua on Wednesday. Stewart, who led UConn to four straight national titles and was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, is averaging 15.2 points and