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We cannot allow ourselves to forget Brittney Griner as she sits in the Russian penal colony

Brittney Griner is in a hellhole at the IK-2 penal colony in Mordovia, located several hundred miles from Moscow. It’s not an understatement to say she might be fighting for her life. There are many things to think when it comes to Griner, but one tops the list: We should not, under any circumstances, forget …

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How do WNBA players choose their overseas teams? It’s complicated

On Jasmine Thomas’ first night in the Czech Republic as a member of Sika Brno, the police showed up at her house. They did so not because Thomas purposefully committed any wrongdoing, but because as she unpacked her belongings, Thomas blew her apartment’s electrical fuse, and she knew only one number to call. When authorities …

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Women’s college basketball, WNBA mailbag: Is something off with Iowa? Who should Lynx draft?

South Carolina is still the class of college hoops, and the Indiana Fever stand to benefit in the draft from the generational talent who’s propelling the Gamecocks in their bid for a repeat. It’s time for the first mailbag of the college season, with a heavy sprinkling of WNBA, because as we all know, there …

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NCAAW: Maryland star Diamond Miller could be WNBA Draft lottery pick

The breakup of the core of the Maryland Terrapins was one of the biggest stories in women’s basketball this past summer. The once-mighty Terrapins, who had been by most measures the Big Ten’s most successful program since joining the conference in 2014, lost both ball-handling wizard Ashley Owusu and athletic forward Angel Reese to the …

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WNBA/NCAAW news roundup: Brittney Griner taken to penal colony

Here’s what happened in the world of women’s basketball this past week: Brittney Griner taken to penal colony The situation involving Brittney Griner in Russia keeps getting more unjust. We knew Griner never had a shot at winning her appeal of a nine-year prison sentence, but it was hoped that she could avoid getting sent …

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FIBA: Arella Guirantes standing out early in EuroLeague Women

Two weeks into the group play phase of the 2022-23 EuroLeague Women season, we’ve already had plenty of dramatic moments. Arella Guirantes’ buzzer-beating, left-handed scoop shot that lifted DVTK-Hun-Therm (1-1) past Kangoeroes Mechelen (0-2) was among the top plays of Week 2, and, depending on how the rest of group play shakes out, it could …

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WNBA/NCAAW news roundup: Trammell, Sides to be head coaches

Here’s what happened in the world of women’s basketball this past week: Latricia Trammell to coach Wings Latricia Trammell will reportedly move from Los Angeles Sparks assistant coach to Dallas Wings head coach, replacing Vickie Johnson, who went 32-36 in two seasons with the team. 30+ year coaching veteran Latricia Trammell will be named the …

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