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U.S. women’s basketball team scores 145 points in rout of South Korea, breaking FIBA World Cup record

SYDNEY — Brionna Jones scored 24 points, A’ja Wilson added 20 and the U.S. used a dominant inside effort for a record performance in a 145-69 win over South Korea on Monday in the World Cup. It broke the highest scoring game in World Cup history, surpassing the 143 points Brazil had in 1990. It … Read more

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

Las Vegas Aces win their first WNBA title, beating Connecticut Sun in Game 4 of Finals; Chelsea Gray named MVP

6:36 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. — Nearly a year ago, the Las Vegas Aces suffered a season-ending loss that burned within them throughout the … Read more

Las Vegas Aces’ Becky Hammon silences doubters, becomes first rookie coach to win WNBA title

6:36 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 doubters have come at Becky Hammon for as long as she can remember. They said the 5-foot-6 … 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

Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson, Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart headline All-WNBA First Team

8:55 PM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN Close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer Reigning WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces and the … Read more

‘Remarkable’ Alyssa Thomas’ historic triple-double keeps Sun alive vs. Las Vegas

1:26 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. UNCASVILLE, Conn. — With their backs against the wall (again) in the WNBA playoffs, the Connecticut Sun found another gear. Leading … Read more