WNBA

Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia extended by one month

WNBA star Brittney Griner was arrested in February and faces charges that could lead to a 10-year prison sentence.

By Matt Bonesteel and Dave SheininMay 13, 2022

In a clash of MVPs, the Mystics rally past the Aces to improve to 3-0

Elena Delle Donne's Mystics rallied past A'ja Wilson's Aces to lift Washington to 3-0 on the young season.

By Kareem CopelandMay 10, 2022

Why did WNBA stars flock to Russia? It wasn’t just the money.

Russia's detention of Brittney Griner has fueled the perception that Americans only play there for the money. But WNBA players say there's more to it.

By Amos BarshadMay 10, 2022

With Natasha Cloud leading the ‘Elite Eight,’ shorthanded Mystics win again

Cloud dominated early -- and so did the Mystics, who notched a 78-66 road victory despite having just eight players available.

By Kareem CopelandMay 8, 2022

Other WNBA news

Kelsey Plum embracing role as Hammon's 'un-guardable' guard

Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hammon told Kelsey Plum before the season began that she would be the hardest guard in the league to defend

By W.G. Ramirez | APMay 16, 2022

Former MVP Delle Donne's return gives Mystics, WNBA a boost

The last time Elena Delle Donne played a full season was 2019

By Noah Trister | APMay 16, 2022

Howard scores 33 as Dream beat Fever 85-79

Howard scores 33 as Dream beat Fever 85-79

By Associated PressMay 15, 2022

Tianna Hawkins knows challenges and rewards of being a mom in WNBA

Before cuts this week, Hawkins was one of 12 women who were moms in the WNBA.

By Kareem CopelandMay 8, 2022

Elena Delle Donne, with ‘a new body,’ still looks like her old self

The Mystics' star, who had barely been seen around these parts the past two years, returned to the floor with a new approach and her old fire.

By Candace BucknerMay 7, 2022

Elena Delle Donne flashes familiar form as Mystics roll in opener

The Mystics' two-time MVP scores 21 points in nearly 30 minutes of play, providing hope that her back issues may be behind her.

By Kareem CopelandMay 6, 2022

In the WNBA, lack of roster spots is an expanding problem

Women's basketball might be the most competitive job market in U.S. professional sports.

By Kareem CopelandMay 6, 2022

As the WNBA season begins, Brittney Griner’s absence should rattle the country

As a WNBA season begins, Brittney Griner's absence should rattle the entire country,

By Jerry BrewerMay 6, 2022

Elena Delle Donne is competing against herself now

When the Washington Mystics open the season Friday, Delle Donne will reemerge to begin a new era in her career.

By Ava WallaceMay 6, 2022

Three years after WNBA title, the Mystics are back to being underdogs

Five things to watch as Washington gets set to tip off the WNBA season.

By Kareem CopelandMay 4, 2022

Brittney Griner ‘wrongfully detained,’ U.S. says, signaling strategy shift

The new designation signals that U.S. officials will take more aggressive steps to negotiate the release of the WNBA star, who has been detained in Russia since February.

By Dave Sheinin and Cindy BorenMay 3, 2022

WNBA is just one of the tests Mystics rookie Shakira Austin hopes to ace

Her hectic basketball schedule cost her the chance to finish her degree in the spring.

By Kareem CopelandMay 3, 2022

Mystics believe Rui Machida’s game will translate to WNBA

The Japanese star and Olympic silver medalist made her preseason debut for Washington.

By Kareem CopelandApril 27, 2022

In a twist, the Mystics have the makings of a defensive power

Washington has four players who have been named to the league’s all-defensive team and the most defensive prowess, at least on paper, of any team under Mike Thibault's tenure.

By Ava WallaceApril 21, 2022

Christyn Williams, Mystics’ second-round pick, will miss season with knee injury

The rookie guard was injured during training camp Tuesday.

By Ava WallaceApril 20, 2022

Elena Delle Donne is back, and the Mystics are championship-minded

Washington enters 2022 with plenty of similarities to the 2019 title team.

By Ava WallaceApril 18, 2022

Mystics counting on Alysha Clark to get back in championship form

She missed all of 2021 with the first season-ending injury of her career, but now the defensive ace ready is to restart as training camp opens Monday.

By Kareem CopelandApril 17, 2022

Mystics select ex-Maryland standout Shakira Austin in the WNBA draft

Austin, who finished her college career at Mississippi, said starting her time in the WNBA "back home" is an honor.

By Kareem CopelandApril 11, 2022