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Next steps for Mercury after Sarver NBA, WNBA Phoenix sale

4:55 PM ET M.A. VoepelESPN.com Close M.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The Phoenix Mercury have won three WNBA championships and have perhaps the greatest player in the history of women’s basketball. Robert … Read more

How Griner’s absence affects Team USA at 2022 FIBA World Cup

7:30 AM ET M.A. VoepelESPN.com Close M.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The 2022 FIBA World Cup will be the first major competition that the U.S. women’s basketball team will compete in without … Read more

President Joe Biden meets with wife of Brittney Griner to show detained WNBA star is ‘front of mind’

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden met on Friday with Cherelle Griner, wife of Brittney Griner, and reassured her that he is working to gain the WNBA star’s freedom. Biden sat down in the Oval Office with Cherelle Griner as well as Elizabeth Whelan, sister of detained former U.S. Marine Paul Whelan. Biden conducted the separate … Read more

Brittney Griner’s shoe drive collects more donations than ever thanks to Phoenix Mercury

5:54 PM ET M.A. VoepelESPN.com Close M.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. With center Brittney Griner imprisoned in Russia since February, her WNBA team, the Phoenix Mercury, have continued to make sure her … Read more

Brittney Griner’s defense team files appeal of conviction

MOSCOW — Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday filed an appeal against her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drugs possession, Russian news agencies reported. Griner, a center for the Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted on Aug. 4. She was arrested in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport after … Read more