WNBA signs partnership with Opill

The WNBA’s partnership with Opill, the first over-the-counter birth control pill in the U.S., debuted this week at the draft.

Brittney Griner speaks publicly following Russian detainment

WNBA star Brittney Griner spent nearly 10 months detained in Russia following her arrest at Moscow airport on drug charges. Griner spoke publicly for the first time on Thursday in Phoenix, answering questions from reporters about her experience.

Brittney Griner re-signs with Phoenix Mercury

The 6-foot-9 center last played for the Mercury in 2021 and helped the team reach the WNBA Finals. She averaged 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds that season.

Brittney Griner absent from USA camp, but keeping in touch

Brittney Griner was back in Arizona, choosing to skip the camp in Minnesota so she can be with her wife and recover from her time in a Russian jail. She returned to the U.S. in December after a dramatic prisoner swap.

Brittney Griner announces return for WNBA's upcoming season

WNBA star Brittney Griner says she is returning to the Phoenix Mercury this season. Griner was freed in a prisoner exchange after serving nearly 10 months in a Russian prison. Griner wrote Friday in an Instagram post saying, "I intend to play basketball for the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury this season, and in doing so, I look forward to being able to say ‘thank you’ to those of you who advocated, wrote, and posted for me in person soon." The Mercury kick off the 2023 season at the Los Angeles Sparks.

Russia frees Brittney Griner in prisoner swap

Russia frees WNBA star Brittney Griner in prisoner swap. LiveNOW from FOX talks with Esquire Digital Head of Strategy Aron Solomon about the exchange and what is to come for Griner.

Prisoner-swap in Russia frees Brittney Griner and 'Merchant of Death'

President Biden said Thursday that WNBA star, Brittney Griner was headed home to the U.S. after a prisoner swap that exchanged her for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms dealer known as the "Merchant of Death." LiveNOW from FOX's Josh Breslow spoke with William Pomeranz, the director of the Kennan Institute about the prisoner swap.

Russia: Brittney Griner found guilty on drug charges & sentenced

MOSCOW - U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner was convicted Thursday in Russia of drug possession and sentenced to nine years in prison following a politically charged trial that came amid soaring tensions between Moscow and Washington over Ukraine and could lead to a high-stakes prisoner exchange between the two world powers. 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. The judge also fined 1 million rubles (about $16,700) fine.

Biden administration proposes exchange for Griner & Whelan

he Biden administration has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Blinken also said he expects to speak with his Kremlin counterpart for the first time since before Russia invaded Ukraine. The statement marked the first time the U.S. government has publicly revealed any concrete action it has taken to secure the release of Griner, who was arrested on drug-related charges at a Moscow airport in February and testified Wednesday at her trial.