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EuroLeague Women: Week 9 Preview

Fenerbahçe Safiport has risen to the top of Group B and Kayla McBride is a major reason why; the Minnesota Lynx sharpshooter is currently leading EuroLeague Women in scoring. McBride and Fenerbahçe will take on Kennedy Burke and Spar Girona in Week 9 of the 2021-22 EuroLeague Women regular season.

Mystics win WNBA Draft lottery

The Washington Mystics are elated right now, while the Indiana Fever leave lottery day disappointed. But will the Mystics take Rhyne Howard or NaLyssa Smith?

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Despite acceptance Candace Parker is coming out just now, helping understand why some athletes stay in the closet

Outsports’ Cyd Zeigler dicusses the reasons some athletes are hesitant to come out.

2022 WNBA Draft Watch: Nia Clouden

Nia Clouden has flown under the radar for most of her collegiate career at Michigan State, but the Spartan point guard is finally getting recognized on a national level in the months leading up to the 2022 WNBA Draft.

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Candace Parker publicly comes out on her wedding anniversary

Candace Parker revealed that she has been married to Anya Petrakova for two years. The couple is expecting their first child together.

A’ja Wilson stars in hilarious episode of ‘Cold as Balls’

Las Vegas Aces superstar A’ja Wilson had some fun on ‘Cold as Balls’ with Kevin Hart and will certainly gain some exposure for the WNBA in the process.

EuroLeague Women: It’s Ogunbowale vs. Davis in Week 9

Dynamo Kursk and Galatasaray enter Week 9 of EuroLeague Women action with .500 records. They’ll face off in a pivotal Group B matchup as Arike Ogunbowale, Kaela Davis and more big WNBA names take the court.

EXCLUSIVE CLIP: A’ja Wilson to appear in ‘Cold as Balls’ with Kevin Hart

Las Vegas Aces superstar A’ja Wilson is featured in Tuesday's episode of "Cold as Balls" with movie star Kevin Hart. Wilson is a known mental health advocate and she touches on the subject while in an ice tub being interviewed by Hart.

2022 WNBA schedule released

This year's WNBA schedule features 36 regular-season games, an All-Star Game and the second-ever Commissioner’s Cup. Candace Parker vs. her former team and a rematch of an exciting 5-game semifinal series highlight opening night.

2022 WNBA Draft Watch: Rhyne Howard

The Kentucky Wildcats’ Rhyne Howard has been viewed for quite some time as the best the 2022 WNBA Draft class has to offer. A multitude of offensive gifts and professional potential separate her from the pack.

EuroLeague Women: Galatasaray, Fenerbahçe renew rivalry

With Satou Sabally back at full strength for Fenerbahçe and Kaela Davis in the fold for Galatasaray, both Turkish teams are loading up for what should be another epic EuroLeague Women game. Meanwhile, Michaela Onyenwere is set to make her debut for Spar Girona and ZVVZ USK Praha will seek revenge against BLMA.

Sandy Brondello, Mercury part ways

Sandy Brondello led the Phoenix Mercury all the way to the WNBA Finals in 2021 and won the championship with the Mercury in 2014. Her contract will not be renewed.

Walt Hopkins, Liberty part ways

Walt Hopkins went 14-40 as the head coach of the New York Liberty. He went 2-20 in his first season, but the team was showing signs of promise with a 12-20 2021 that saw it make the playoffs.

2022 WNBA Draft Watch: Veronica Burton

A two-time Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, point guard Veronica Burton has energized Northwestern women’s basketball, embodying a defensive-minded approach that has kept the Wildcats relevant in a competitive conference. Entering her senior season, there’s more on Burton’s shoulders than ever before — and so far, she’s delivered.

An Out100 honoree, Curt Miller reflects on accomplished 2021

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller looks back on a truly memorable year both on and off the court after being named to the Out100 list by Out Magazine.

EuroLeague Women: Copper leads Avenida against Ekaterinburg

Spanish EuroLeague Women club Perfumerias Avenida recently welcomed WNBA Finals MVP Kahleah Copper to its roster. Will Copper’s addition be enough for Avenida to topple a star-studded UMMC Ekaterinburg squad in the competition’s seventh week of group play?

2022 WNBA Draft Watch: Ashley Joens

There’s no question that Iowa State’s Ashley Joens is one of the top collegiate players in the country. As the 2021 Cheryl Miller Award recipient enters her senior season with the Cyclones, let’s take a look at what makes her game special — and what may stick out the most to WNBA scouts.

Women’s basketball world reacts to Kyle Rittenhouse ‘not guilty’ verdict

Natasha Cloud tweeted and Alysha Clark and A’ja Wilson retweeted in an effort to speak out against the ‘not guilty’ verdict issued to Kyle Rittenhouse, who killed two people in August of 2020 during the unrest surrounding the shooting of Jacob Blake.

WNBA playoff format changed

No more single elimination games and no more reseeding. Just a normal eight-team, 3-5-5 format.

2022 WNBA Draft Watch: Mya Hollingshed

An athletic, skilled forward, Mya Hollingshed has all the tools to be drafted to the WNBA in 2022. In returning to school to help the Colorado Buffaloes get to the NCAA Tournament, she has a golden opportunity to improve her draft stock in the process.

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2022 WNBA Draft Watch

All of Eric Nemchock’s features on 2022 WNBA Draft prospects.

Interview with Thomas O’Grady about the creation of WNBA logos

Jasmine Baker is back with the second episode of the "Players of the New School" podcast. This time it’s a conversation with the WNBA’s first head of marketing, Thomas O’Grady, who tells the behind-the-scenes story of how the WNBA ball, team names and logos came to be.

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Players of the New School podcast

Jasmine Baker’s podcast on Swish Appeal.

Asia Durr cleared to play basketball again

Former Louisville and current New York Liberty guard Asia Durr made a big announcement on Instagram on Monday, saying that despite a mountain of adversity thrown at her as a COVID long-hauler, she will be able to return to basketball.

Alana Beard has movement to bring WNBA to Oakland in full force

WNBA legend Alana Beard has teamed up with AASEG in an effort to bring a WNBA expansion team to Oakland.

EuroLeague Women: Week 5 preview

Kennedy Burke hasn’t been known for her scoring during her time in the WNBA, but she’s been lighting it up in EuroLeague Women for Spar Girona. Burke and Girona take on Tina Krajišnik, Riquna Williams and Galatasaray in the fifth week of the 2021-22 EuroLeague Women season.

EuroLeague Women: Week 4 preview

Brittney Griner joins Jonquel Jones, Emma Meesseman and Maria Vadeeva on UMMC Ekaterinburg, which faces its toughest test thus far in Alyssa Thomas, Brionna Jones and ZVVZ USK Praha. Elsewhere, Alina Iagupova and Fenerbahçe look to get back on track against Gabby Williams and Sopron Basket.

Dan Padover the Dream’s new GM

Dan Padover is the two-time reigning WNBA Executive of the Year and is moving from the Las Vegas Aces to the Atlanta Dream.

Eric Nemchock: Sky championship a surreal experience

Chicago Sky season ticket holder and Swish Appeal writer Eric Nemchock looks back upon the team’s WNBA championship run and holds optimism for what lies ahead.

Edwin Garcia: What the Chicago Sky mean to me

After a Chicago Sky championship run, Edwin Garcia reflects as a fan.

EuroLeague Women: Week 3 preview

Alyssa Thomas is back overseas, fully recovered from the Achilles injury that kept her out for most of the 2021 WNBA season. Both Thomas and her Connecticut Sun teammate Brionna Jones will play for Czech club ZVVZ USK Praha, which is expected to make big noise in EuroLeague Women.


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