Wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner says scheduled call never happened because embassy was unstaffed

Wife of WNBA star Brittney Griner says scheduled call never happened because embassy was unstaffed

WASHINGTON — WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the US Embassy in Russia on the couple’s fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected since the phone line at the embassy was not staffed, Cherelle Griner said Monday. The couple has not spoken by phone in the four … Read more

Atlanta Dream selects Kentucky’s Rhyne Howard with top pick in WNBA draft; Indiana Fever takes Baylor’s NaLyssa Smith at No. 2

Atlanta Dream selects Kentucky's Rhyne Howard with top pick in WNBA draft;  Indiana Fever takes Baylor's NaLyssa Smith at No. 2

7:17 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. The Atlanta Dream selected Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA draft on Monday … Read more