Brittney Griner detainment

Brittney Griner poses alongside friends and families in front of a new mural outside of Phoenix's Footprint center. The mural features a Griner and the likeness of other U.S. citizens wrongfully detained abroad.

Jovial Griner ready to return to the court

By Jesse Morrison / April 28, 2023

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner spoke to the media on Thursday for the first time since returning home from wrongful detention

Brittney Griner. (Screenshot via WNBA Media Central)

Brittney Griner is finally free: The women’s basketball community reacts

By Vishakya Deshpande / December 8, 2022

‘No more counting days. She’s coming home’

Brittney Griner is pictured in purple and orange Phoenix Mercury jersey, wearing the number 42.

A breakdown of Brittney Griner’s rejected appeal

By Caylen Johnson / October 25, 2022

This morning Brittney Griner and her legal team faced yet another setback as her sentencing appeal was rejected in a Russian court

Minnesota center Sylvia Fowles sits behind a table that has a microphone sitting on it directed at her face, wearing a black-and-white-patterned blouse and a black bucket hat during the Lynx's exit interviews.

Daily Briefing — Aug. 16, 2022: Lynx, Sparks conduct exit interviews

By Em Adler / August 16, 2022

‘I won’t miss Minnesota Lynx anything’

Brittney Griner holds up a photo of her Russian club team during her trial on Aug. 4, 2022.

Brittney Griner sentenced to nine years in prison by the Russian court

By Tee Baker / August 4, 2022

Women’s basketball community reacts to court’s decision

Daily Briefing — July 28, 2022: U.S. reportedly offers prisoner swap for Brittney Griner

By Em Adler / July 28, 2022

Pivotal Storm-Sun matchup this evening, watch it with us!

New mural of Brittney Griner and other wrongful detainees has Washington Mystics’ fingerprints on it

By Jenn Hatfield / July 23, 2022

The Mystics’ Elizabeth Williams and Natasha Cloud helped put the mural up, and several members of the New York Liberty attended the unveiling in Washington

Diana Taurasi, Brianna Turner, Tina Charles and Skylar Diggins-Smith huddle during the team's June 12 99-90 overtime win over the Washington Mystics.

Phoenix Mercury came to DC with two missions

By Natalie Heavren / June 14, 2022

Mercury players and coaches focus on winning, bringing Brittney Griner home

Sabrina Ionescu dribbles aggressively around a defender in a WNBA game

Daily Briefing — May 14, 2022: Chaos across the WNBA

By Em Adler / May 14, 2022

And lots of Saturday reading recommendations to open your weekend

Brittney Griner soars to basket in Phoenix Mercury purple and orange uniform.

Brittney Griner case ruled ‘wrongfully detained’ by U.S. government

By Gabriella Lewis / May 3, 2022

League plans to honor Griner, help Mercury navigate her absence