Brittney Griner received a nine-year sentence from a Russian judge on Thursday for drug possession and smuggling. (Image: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty)

Russian Court Sentences Brittney Griner to Nine Years in Prison

Brittney Griner is facing nine years in prison after a Russian court convicted the basketball star of drug possession and smuggling on Thursday. Judge Anna Sotnikova announced the sentence, which also included a fine of one million rubles ($16,700). Griner sentence prelude to further negotiation Legal observers expected Griner to […]

The Las Vegas Aces hold the best record in the WNBA, and are the favorites to win the league championship in 2022. (Image: Ethan Miller/Las Vegas Aces)

Las Vegas Aces Find Winning Hand Early in 2022 WNBA Season

Becky Hammon came to the Las Vegas Aces with the intention of coaching her team to a WNBA Championship. So far, the Aces are on track to meet that goal. Las Vegas is off to a 13-2 start this season, and DraftKings Sportsbook lists the Aces as the +120 favorite […]

The Las Vegas Aces enter the 2022 season as the favorites to win the WNBA Championship under new head coach Becky Hammon. (Image: Ethan Miller/Getty)

Las Vegas Aces, Becky Hammon Favored to Win First WNBA Championship

The Las Vegas Aces built themselves into a perennial contender under head coach Bill Laimbeer. Now, former San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon will try to lead them to their first WNBA Championship in 2022. The Aces come into the 2022 season as the +350 favorite to win the WNBA […]

The Atlanta Dream will likely take Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft. (Image: AP)

Fever Reloading with Four First-Round Picks in 2022 WNBA Draft

The Atlanta Dream will pick first in the 2022 WNBA Draft, but it’s the Indiana Fever who may get the most out of their selections on Monday night. Indiana holds four of the 12 first-round picks, including the second overall selection in the 2022 WNBA Draft. Howard, Smith among top […]

Kahleah Copper led the Chicago Sky to a Game 3 win over the Connecticut Sun in their WNBA semifinal series. (Image: Randy Belice/NBAE/Getty)

Top-Seeded Sun, Aces Face Elimination Games in WNBA Semifinals

Since the league implemented its current playoff format in 2016, no team that played a first-round game has ever made the WNBA Finals. But two upstarts stand just one game away from ending that streak, as the Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky each have 2-1 leads in their respective semifinal […]

The Connecticut Sun and Las Vegas Aces will enjoy byes to the semifinals in the 2021 WNBA Playoffs. (Image: Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal)

How Do the WNBA Playoffs Work? A Look at the 2021 Postseason Bracket

The New York Liberty snuck into the WNBA Playoffs on Sunday, earning a backdoor berth as both the Washington Mystics and Los Angeles Sparks lost their final games of the regular season. But the Liberty face a long road to a potential WNBA Championship thanks to the league’s punishing postseason […]


Beer Companies Ramp Up Sponsorship of Women’s Sports

Two major beer brands announced new women’s sports programs on Thursday. Heineken announced new sponsorships with UEFA women’s soccer and motorsport’s W series. Meanwhile, Michelob ULTRA is committing $100 million over the next five years to promote gender equality in sports. Beer companies have traditionally been among sports’ largest sponsors. […]