Sabrina Ionescu Made WNBA History On Saturday Night

New York Liberty star Sabrina Ionescu continues to make waves in her third season. On Saturday, the former No. 1 pick and Kobe Bryant protege became the first player in WNBA history to record more than 500 points, 200 assists and 200 rebounds in a single season. A first quarter...
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WNBA's Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years behind bars in a politically charged case that could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between Washington and Moscow. The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time all-star with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, listened with a blank expression as an interpreter translated the verdict by Judge Anna Sotnikova, but her lawyers said later she was “very upset.” Griner also was fined 1 million rubles (about $16,700). U.S. President Joe Biden denounced as “unacceptable” the verdict and sentence, which came amid soaring tensions between the U.S. and Russia over Ukraine. “I call on Russia to release her immediately so she can be with her wife, loved ones, friends and teammates,” Biden said, adding that he would continue to work to bring home Griner and Paul Whelan, an American imprisoned in Russia on an espionage conviction.

Prominent Coach Makes Opinion On Brittney Griner Extremely Clear

Prominent sports personalities across the United States have been sounding off in support of Brittney Griner. Griner, the WNBA star, has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison following her alleged drug smuggling into the country. WNBA head coach Becky Hammon has made it clear that she stands...

WNBA fantasy and betting tips for Sunday

Line: Sky (-3.5) Money line: Sky (-170), Sun (+143) Fantasy need to know: In spite of being 8-2 since the All-Star break, the Sun have failed to beat the Sky this season, most recently losing in overtime last Sunday. Can their fortunes change today? Despite leading the Sky in fantasy points per game this season with 31.5, Candace Parker has averaged only 17 in the last two games since missing the previous three games with an illness. The only other team with a higher offensive rating than the Sky (105.4) is the Aces (108.6). Chicago ranks fifth in defensive rating (98.6). Parker belongs in your lineups along with Emma Meesseman, Courtney Vandersloot, Kahleah Copper, Allie Quigley and Azura Stevens. If you need a streamer, consider Rebekah Gardner (available in 92.4% of leagues), who has averaged 20.6 fantasy points per game over the last five.

WNBA Star: "Nobody Wanted To Play" After Brittney Griner Sentence

The WNBA's Phoenix Mercury were in little mood to talk to the media after yesterday's loss to the Connecticut Sun due to the recent sentencing of teammate Brittney Griner. But according to one Mercury player, the team almost didn't play at all. Speaking to the media after the 77-64 loss, Skylar Diggins-Smith admitted that the team was reluctant to play last night.
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New York Liberty vs Dallas Wings Prediction, 8/8/2022 WNBA Pick, Tips and Odds

The Dallas Wings (16-16) host the New York Liberty (13-19) at College Park Center on Monday. The New York Liberty faced off with the New York Liberty and went home with a loss by a final score of 76-62 in their last contest. New York ended the contest having earned a 30.9% FG percentage (21 of 68) and knocked down 7 out of their 32 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Liberty made 13 of their 16 attempts for a rate of 81.3%. In the matter of rebounding, they earned 35 with 7 of them being offensive. They also recorded 18 assists for the matchup as well as forcing 13 turnovers and having 8 steals. Concerning defending, New York allowed 37.5% from the floor on 27 of 72 shooting. New York distributed 9 dimes and had 4 steals for this contest. Additionally, New York grabbed 40 rebounds (9 offensive, 31 defensive) and had 3 rejections. New York finished the contest at 87.5% from the charity stripe by converting 14 of their 16 tries. They buried 8 of 27 tries from downtown.

WNBA shifting all-league teams to positionless format

The WNBA is changing the selection process for its all-league first and second teams, going to a positionless format, it was announced Friday. Previously, the league required voters to pick two guards, two forwards and one center for each team. "As we evaluated our approach to end-of-season awards and spoke...

Sabrina Ionescu sets new WNBA standard for points, rebounds, assists in a season

Sabrina Ionescu has done it again. The New York Liberty star etched her name into the record books one more time on Saturday, this time for a season-long accomplishment. In the opening minute against the Phoenix Mercury, Ionescu found Crystal Dangerfield on the right wing for a 3-pointer that put the Liberty on the board. The assist was her 200th of the season, making Ionescu the first player to record 500-plus points, 200-plus rebounds and 200-plus assists in the 26-season history of the WNBA.