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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

Robert Sarver says he’s starting process to sell NBA’s Phoenix Suns, WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury

Owner Robert Sarver on Wednesday announced that he has begun the process to sell both the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury franchises. “As a man of faith, I believe in atonement and the path to forgiveness,” Sarver said in a statement Wednesday. “I expected that the commissioner’s one-year suspension would provide the time … Read more

WNBA Future Power Rankings: Predicting best, worst franchises

9:00 AM ET Kevin Pelton Close ESPN Senior Writer Co-author, Pro Basketball Prospectus series Formerly a consultant with the Indiana Pacers Developed WARP rating and SCHOENE system M.A. Voepel Close ESPN.com 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 … Read more

Where the Las Vegas Aces, Connecticut Sun and every other team check in

6:18 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. UNCASVILLE, Conn. — The 2022 WNBA season ended with a franchise winning its first title. The Las Vegas Aces, who originated … 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

After Robert Sarver investigation, LeBron James adamant NBA ‘definitely got this wrong’

LeBron James detailed his disappointment with the NBA’s punishment of Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver, writing “our league definitely got this wrong” in a series of social media posts Wednesday. Sarver was banned from the NBA for one year and fined $10 million after the league on Tuesday released its findings from a 10-month independent … 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

Phoenix Mercury suffer another blow with Shey Peddy injury, fall to top-seeded Las Vegas Aces

2:47 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. LAS VEGAS — As her teammates gathered around Phoenix starting guard Shey Peddy, who was down on the court, you had … Read more

WNBA playoffs 2022 predictions and biggest first-round questions

After a thrilling regular season and down-to-the-wire fight for the final two postseason berths, the 2022 WNBA playoffs tip off Wednesday when the No. 7 seed New York Liberty visit the No. 2 seed and defending champion Chicago Sky (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2) and the No. 8 seed Phoenix Mercury take on the No. 1 … Read more

WNBA playoffs 2022 – Ranking the top 25 players in the postseason

With the 2022 WNBA playoffs set to open Wednesday, it’s time to look at not just the top teams vying for this season’s championship but the top players. As ESPN ranks the best 25 players in the playoffs — as voted on by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton, Alexa Philippou and M.A. Voepel — we take into … Read more