Latest WNBA Western Conference News

Russian court sets Brittney Griner appeal date for Oct. 25

Oct. 03, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian court on Monday set Oct. 25 as the date for American basketball star Brittney Griner’s appeal against her nine-year prison sentence for drug possession. Griner, an eight-time all-star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold...

Back after an ACL injury, Kia Nurse has Canada winning

Sep. 25, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

SYDNEY (AP) — It was 11 long months for Kia Nurse after she tore her right ACL in a WNBA playoff game last year. After missing the Phoenix Mercury's entire season, she's back and leading Canada to a strong start in the women's World Cup. The team is 3-0 and clinched a spot in the...

Suspended Sarver says he's decided to sell Suns, Mercury

Sep. 21, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury, a move that came barely a week after he was suspended by the NBA over workplace misconduct that included racist speech and hostile behavior toward employees. The decision was quickly...

Suspended owner Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury

Sep. 21, 2022 12:59 PM EDT
PHOENIX (AP) — Suspended owner Robert Sarver says he has started the process of selling the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury.

Dallas Wings decline team option with coach Vickie Johnson

Sep. 19, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Wings aren't picking up the team option on coach Vickie Johnson's contract, cutting ties after two seasons with the first coach to win a playoff game since the franchise moved to Texas. Wings president and CEO Greg Bibb said Monday the decision...

Aces poised to capture multiple WNBA tiles with Wilson, Gray

Sep. 19, 2022 01:35 AM EDT

A’ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces look to be a safe bet to win a few more WNBA titles over the next several years, a realization that can't be ignored even though they haven't had very much time to celebrate their organization's first championship. “I think we found ourselves in...

Suns owner Sarver suspended 1 year, fined $10M after probe

Sep. 13, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has suspended Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver for one year, plus fined him $10 million, after an investigation found that he had engaged in what the league called “workplace misconduct and organizational deficiencies." The findings of...

Sun rally in 4th, beat Sky 72-63 to advance to WNBA Finals

Sep. 09, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Connecticut Sun made no secret about wanting revenge against Chicago in the teams’ WNBA Playoffs semifinal series, especially after the Sky sent them packing from the semifinals in 2021 while on the way to the title. “We come up here every year and Chicago...

A'ja Wilson earns WNBA MVP honors for 2nd time

Sep. 07, 2022 19:15 PM EDT

A'ja Wilson earned WNBA MVP honors for the second time in her young career Wednesday. The 26-year-old Las Vegas Aces forward received 31 of 56 first-place votes from a media panel. Seattle forward Breanna Stewart was second, garnering 23 first-place votes and finishing 32 points...

Sue Bird's career ends as Aces top Storm to reach to Finals

Sep. 07, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — This time there were tears, on the court and in the stands. The finality of the situation finally hitting Sue Bird and the thousands that showed up hoping to see her career continue for at least 40 more minutes. Chelsea Gray was simply too good, sending the Las...