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  1. the group portrait
    Give the Liberty Their CrownHow New York’s WNBA team became the hottest ticket — with the rowdiest crowd — in town.
  2. power
    Brittney Griner Is Returning to the WNBAShe reportedly signed a one-year contract with the Phoenix Mercury.
  3. vulture sports!
    Ziwe Had an Iconic Time at the WNBA Playoffs … As Sam JayThe Jumbotron at a New York Liberty game caught the wrong fabulous Black comedian on-camera.
  4. brittney griner
    WNBA All-Stars Pay Tribute to Brittney GrinerPlayers wore jerseys with the detained basketball star’s name and number.
  5. sports
    Brittney Griner Seen in Handcuffs in Russian CourtThe WNBA star’s trial for allegedly possessing hashish oil begins July 1. If convicted, she could face ten years in prison.
  6. foreign interests
    U.S. Botched Brittney Griner’s First Chance to Speak to Wife in 4 MonthsThey were set to talk by phone for the first time since the WNBA star was detained in Russia, but the U.S. embassy failed to patch the call.
  7. sports
    Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia Extended Another MonthThe WNBA star has been detained in Moscow since February. The State Department has classified her as “wrongfully detained.”
  8. games
    Why Athletes Are Ignoring Roe v. WadeA short time ago, politics in sports was inescapable. But at this moment of profound crisis, there is mostly silence.
  9. sports
    Russian Court Extends Brittney Griner’s Detention to MayThe WNBA star has been in Russian custody since February when customs officials claimed to have found hashish oil in her luggage at the airport.
  10. games
    Why Isn’t Brittney Griner the Biggest Sports Story in the Country?One of the WNBA’s premier players has been detained in Russia for weeks, yet the reaction has been curiously muted.
  11. 5 questions with…
    Chatting With WNBA Player Dearica HambyOn why she sometimes needs to just go into a room by herself and close the door.
  12. women in sports
    Puma Has Its First Women’s Basketball CollectionDesigned by creative director June Ambrose, it can be worn both on and off the court.
  13. women in sports
    Strength, Fragility, and Beauty in the WNBAA new photo project from Nike’s Jordan Brand captures what makes the players special.
  14. georgia election
    How the Atlanta Dream Helped Warnock WinMany have credited activism by WNBA’s Atlanta team with helping elect Reverend Raphael Warnock to the Senate.
  15. why is your skin so good
    How This WNBA Player Gets Her Skin So GoodLexie Brown has different routines for different parts of her day.
  16. 2021
    It Sucks to Be Kelly LoefflerGeorgia’s governor made her senator. Now Trump is demanding she stab him in the back.
  17. documentaries
    With Drawn Arms Resurrects the Story of Tommie Smith for TodayInformally screened for players in both the NBA and the WNBA bubble, it chronicles the Olympian’s singular path from athleticism to activism
  18. glossy glossier glossiest
    Glossier Has New Stuff for Your BodyAnd the WNBA is showing it off.
  19. 2020 elections
    Loeffler Ad Boasts She’s More Conservative Than Attila the HunIn a relentless Trumpier-than-thou competition with Doug Collins, the appointed senator’s extremism could cost her in a general-election runoff.
  20. culture
    A WNBA Star Fell in Love With the Man She Helped Free From PrisonA love story for the ages.
  21. This WNBA Team Is Raising Money for Planned ParenthoodAnother example of women’s sports getting political.
  22. how i get it done
    How Newly Retired WNBA Superstar Forward Swin Cash Gets Things DoneOn learning how to enjoy downtime, the importance of compartmentalizing, and Oprah as an inspiration.
  23. black lives matter
    WNBA Players Won’t Be Fined for Anti-Violence Shirts After AllThe altered shirts worn during pregame warm-ups landed players in hot water.
  24. WNBA Players Fined for Anti-Violence ShirtsThey are prohibited from altering their warm-up shirts in any way.
  25. WNBA’s Breanna Stewart Wants Women’s EqualityThe so-called Best Female Athlete has spoken.
  26. carefully posed photos
    Elena Delle Donne on Stripping Down for the ESPN ‘Body Issue’ Don’t tell the six-foot-five forward that she’s really tall.
  27. beta male
    If You Really Want to Understand Basketball, Watch the WNBASo says Draymond Green.
  28. hall of famers
    Sheryl Swoopes to Be Inducted Into the Basketball Hall of FameShe joins Allen Iverson, Shaquille O’Neal, and Yao Ming.
  29. can u not
    The Sexist Garbage Women Athletes Face, According to a WNBA StarElena Delle Donne is not here for your propositions.
  30. watch me work
    Yes, We Are Ready for the 20th WNBA SeasonAre you ready?
  31. helpful suggestions
    Former NBA Player Wonders Why the WNBA Doesn’t Play in ThongsAnother great mind at work.
  32. sexism
    Basketball Star Confronts the WNBA’s Male TrollsIt’s definitely time for Jimmy Kimmel to do “Mean Tweets” with female athletes.
  33. watch
    WNBA Player Sheryl Swoopes’s Pregnancy Was Groundbreaking and MarketableThe breastfeeding face of the WNBA.
  34. quotables
    Brittney Griner Has No Idea Why NFL Players Won’t Come OutBut she recommends it.
  35. liberty
    The Liberty Will Not Be Bringing a Title to the GardenFor the next three years, they’ll call the Prudential Center home.
  36. liberty
    Last Chance for the LibertyThe Liberty face elimination tonight.
  37. liberty
    Liberty Live to Dribble Another DayThe Liberty advance to the WNBA Eastern Conference finals.
  38. liberty
    Liberty Season Comes Down to TonightThe Liberty have to win to keep going in the WNBA playoffs.
  39. liberty
    Liberty One Game Away From EliminationThe Liberty lose Game 2 to the Fever.
  40. liberty
    The Liberty Are Six Wins Away From a TitleThe Liberty take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
  41. wnba
    Your WNBA Playoff PreviewThe WNBA playoffs start today. Go New York!
  42. liberty
    Break Up the Liberty!The Liberty won nine in a row.
  43. liberty
    Weren’t the Liberty Supposed to Be Really Good?The Liberty hit the halfway point of their season.
  44. liberty
    Meet Cappie Pondexter, the Liberty’s WNBA LeBronShe knows Eddy Curry!
  45. wnba
    Meet the Garden’s Best Title ContenderThe New York Liberty start their season with a victory.
  46. wnba
    The Liberty Pull Off WNBA Equivalent of Trading for LeBronThe Liberty make their move.
  47. the sports section
    Liberty Rookie Is a Real New Yorker After last year’s dismal season, it seems odd that the New York Liberty would trade its star player, Becky Hammon. Regardless, the payoff looks promising with three superstar rookies (above) gearing up for the May 20 season opener: Jessica Davenport, Tiffany Jackson, and the local Shay Doron. Doron, 22, a Israeli-born University of Maryland grad, spent her childhood moving back and forth between New York and Tel Aviv. She settled here her junior year of high school to attend Queens’ basketball-centric Christ the King. Why did your family decide to return to New York? The sole reason we moved back was for me to play basketball and have an opportunity to be recruited. Christ the King is the best basketball school in country. Are you Jewish? Yeah.