Nneka Ogwumike expected to be back for Los Angeles Sparks when WNBA season resumes Sunday

Striker Nneka Ogwumike is expected to return to action for the Los Angeles Sparks as they face the Indiana Fever when the WNBA season resumes on Sunday. Ogwumike hasn’t played for the Sparks since suffering a knee injury in a June 1 defeat in Dallas, but she has been training in basketball since early July … Read more

Suzann Pettersen captain of European team at Solheim Cup 2023

FINCA CORTESIN, Spain — Suzann Pettersen, who won the 2019 Solheim Cup for Europe with the last shot of her career, will lead the team for the second consecutive title defense four years later. With the Norwegian’s 7-foot putt for birdie on the last hole at Gleneagles, Europe won the biggest prize in women’s team … Read more

Minnesota Lynx attacker Napheesa Collier expecting first child in May

17:26 ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. Minnesota Lynx attacker Napheesa Collier is expecting her first child in May, she announced on her Instagram account on Sunday. Collier, … Read more

Minnesota Lynx attacker Napheesa Collier expecting first child in May

03:56 IS Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. Minnesota Lynx attacker Napheesa Collier is expecting her first child in May, she announced on her Instagram account on Sunday. Collier, … Read more

San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon doesn’t want NBA head coach job ‘ticked a box’

LAS VEGAS — Becky Hammon can’t wait for the time when it’s normal for women to interview for NBA head coach positions and their gender isn’t the story. “It’s huge and important. It’s something that can’t be done” [checking] the box,” the Spurs assistant told The Associated Press. “You have to hire the best person. … Read more

Sue Bird on WNBA All-Star Game loss

July 14, 2021 Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. LAS VEGAS — Dallas Wings security guard Arike Ogunbowale smiled broadly, but didn’t take the bait. After helping Team WNBA … Read more

WNBA suspends Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford over May feud

NEW YORK — The WNBA on Tuesday suspended former Atlanta Dream players Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford for their role in an altercation outside an Atlanta area club in May and for related health and safety protocol violations. Williams was given a two-game ban and Bradford one. Both players are free agents, so the suspensions … Read more

Missing Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai returns publicly to youth tournament in Beijing

Missing tennis star Peng Shuai made another public appearance on Sunday at a youth tournament in Beijing, according to photos released by the organizer, as the Communist Party of China tried to quell fears about Peng abroad after accusing a senior leader of assault. The China Open post on Weibo’s social media service made no … Read more

Atlanta Dream won’t bring Courtney Williams, Crystal Bradford back after fight, agent says

Oct 6, 2021 Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, college basketball for women and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. The Atlanta Dream will not bring Courtney Williams and Crystal Bradford back after their involvement in a fight in … Read more

WNBA loses single-elimination playoff games

15:40 ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close to Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball and other college sports for espnW. Voepel started playing women’s basketball in 1984 and has been with ESPN since 1996. The WNBA is ending single-elimination games in the playoffs. Beginning in the 2022 season, the first round will consist of four … Read more