Mercury take another blow, then lose to Aces

2:47 AM ET M.A. VoepelESPN.com Close M.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. LAS VEGAS — As her teammates gathered around Phoenix starting guard Shey Peddy after she went down on the court, you … Read more

A new No. 1 and seven new faces: Ranking the top 25 players in the WNBA playoffs

With the 2022 WNBA playoffs set to open Wednesday, it’s time to look at not just the top teams vying for this season’s championship but the top players. As ESPN ranks the best 25 players in the playoffs — as voted on by ESPN’s Kevin Pelton, Alexa Philippou and M.A. Voepel — we take into … Read more

WNBA playoffs 2022: First-round predictions and the five teams that could win the title

As we head into the 2022 WNBA playoffs, which begin Wednesday, the major storylines from the start of the season are still in play. Will the Chicago Sky become the first franchise to repeat as WNBA champion since the 2001-02 Los Angeles Sparks? Will the Las Vegas Aces give their franchise its first title under … Read more

‘Syl’s House’: Lynx honor Fowles in home farewell

2:24 AM ET M.A. VoepelESPN.com Close M.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. MINNEAPOLIS — As the Target Center crowd chanted “Syl’s House!” and teammates and opponents alike looked on with pride, Minnesota Lynx … Read more

How Skylar Diggins-Smith’s absence impacts Phoenix’s playoff hopes and beyond

8:22 PM ET M.A. VoepelESPN.com Close M.A. Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. The Phoenix Mercury announced Thursday that Skylar Diggins-Smith would miss the final two regular-season games this season. The Mercury also have … Read more

Ogwumike: WNBA travel woes ‘must be remedied’

11:33 PM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. Los Angeles Sparks standout Nneka Ogwumike said via social media Monday evening that “transformational growth” in the WNBA is being impeded … Read more

Lynx’s Collier making ’22 debut after child’s birth

3:09 PM ET Alexa PhilippouESPN Close Covers women’s college basketball and the WNBA Previously covered UConn and the WNBA Connecticut Sun for the Hartford Courant Stanford graduate and Baltimore native with further experience at the Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times and Cincinnati Enquirer Napheesa Collier will make her 2022 season debut Sunday with the Minnesota … Read more

Fantasy WNBA: Fantasy women’s basketball rankings

The WNBA season is off and running, here are ESPN’s updated fantasy women’s basketball rankings based on the following scoring system: Experience the 2022 WNBA season like never before with the first full-featured fantasy league game dedicated to a professional women’s sport. Get a team or start a league today! Sign up for free! • … Read more

‘Dream On’ documentary chronicles how the 1996 U.S. women’s Olympic team helped launch the WNBA

9:45 AM ET Mechelle VoepelESPN.com Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. NEW YORK — A quarter-century after they helped lead the United States women’s basketball team to an Olympic gold rush that … Read more