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Griner: Fellow WNBA players want her to appeal suspension

NEW YORK (AP) Brittney Griner has been hearing from players around the WNBA who would like her to change her mind and appeal her seven-game suspension for a domestic violence incident involving her partner Glory Johnson, also a player in the league. The Phoenix Mercury star said the players are concerned that a precedent would be set if she does not file an appeal. ''They were surprised...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seattle's Bird ready for rebuilding, mentoring ahead

SEATTLE (AP) Shot after shot came off the fingers of Sue Bird, the swishing sound echoing through the practice gym, just like they have for most of her career. No sound of the shots rattling off the rim or hitting the backboard. ''Everything that Sue does is definitive and she has a lot of confidence in what she does because she's been doing this for (13) years. She knows what is...
Via AP on Fox
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

WNBA's Johnson: Didn't expect arrest after Griner fight

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Glory Johnson had no idea her fight with then-fiancee Brittney Griner would become such a big deal. After the WNBA All-Stars stars battled so fiercely at their home that police were called, the now-married couple immediately began working through their problems together. "We fought, we hashed it out, we talked it out, we were like, `Did we really just do that?...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mercury adjusting to life without Taurasi as training camp opens

PHOENIX -- Almost every repeat champion will tell you it's harder the second time around. For the 2015 Phoenix Mercury, the degree of difficulty may be even greater than for most defending titleholders. The 2014 WNBA champions began training camp this week without their longtime leader, point guard Diana Taurasi, who is sitting out the 2015 WNBA season to rest up for her winter season...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury's Brittney Griner accepts 7-game suspension

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner says she accepts the WNBA's seven-game suspension as a consequence of her actions. The league suspended the Phoenix Mercury's All-Star center for 20 percent of its 34-game season following her arrest in a domestic violence incident. Griner's wife Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock also was arrested and got the same suspension. Griner is undergoing counseling...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Griner accepts WNBA suspension as consequence of her actions

PHOENIX (AP) Brittney Griner says she accepts the WNBA's seven-game suspension as a consequence of her actions. The league suspended the Phoenix Mercury's All-Star center for 20 percent of its 34-game season following her arrest in a domestic violence incident. Griner's wife Glory Johnson of the Tulsa Shock also was arrested and got the same suspension. Griner is undergoing counseling...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tina Thompson Joins Texas Women’s Basketball

The Texas Longhorns women’s basketball team has hired a new assistant in WNBA legend Tina Thompson. The UT Athletics website reported the announcement. Thompson further elaborated on joining head coach Karen Aston’s staff. “It feels great to be a Longhorn,” Thompson said. “The tradition of pursing excellence at UT is very much how I live my life. I love coach Aston’s...
Via Campus Sports Net
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Griner, Johnson suspended seven games each by WNBA

The WNBA suspended Phoenix Mercury standout Brittney Griner and Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson seven games without pay following their domestic violence arrest in April, the league announced Friday. League president Laurel J. Richie announced the punishment, which amounts to roughly 20 percent of the season, in a statement. “It is my responsibility to protect the league and...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA suspends Griner, Johnson after domestic violence arrests

NEW YORK -- The WNBA has suspended Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson seven games each because of their domestic violence arrest last month. The two All-Stars were arrested April 22 on suspicion of assault after they fought in a home they recently bought. Griner and Johnson got married last week in Phoenix. The league on Friday cited the integrity of the game in handing down the punishment...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The WNBA is tougher on domestic violence than is the NFL

WNBA's Brittney Griner and her then fiancee Glory Johnson were arrested for assault. On each other.The league just ruled: 7 game suspensions without pay.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Griner, Johnson suspended 7 games each by WNBA

NEW YORK (AP) The WNBA has suspended Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson seven games each because of their domestic violence arrest last month. The two All-Stars were arrested April 22 on suspicion of assault after they fought in a home they recently bought. Griner and Johnson got married last week in Phoenix. The league on Friday cited the integrity of the game in handing down the...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Lynx add veteran post player Asjha Jones

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx have signed veteran forward Asjha (ay-ZHA') Jones. The Lynx completed their contract Thursday with Jones, who recently finished the winter season with a professional team in Israel. The 34-year-old Jones, a two-time WNBA All-Star selection, has not played in the league the last two seasons because of injuries. She was acquired Wednesday from Connecticut...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Lynx acquire negotiating rights to Sun's Jones

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx has acquired exclusive negotiating rights to Asjha Jones from the Connecticut Sun in exchange for the team's 2016 second-round draft pick. Jones is a 6-3 forward who has played 11 seasons in the WNBA, the last nine with Connecticut. She spent two years in Washington after being selected by the Mystics in the first round of the 2002 WNBA draft...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Storm's Lauren Jackson to miss her third straight WNBA season

  Former WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson will miss the 2015 season with the Seattle Storm after undergoing knee surgery. The Storm made the expected announcement on Tuesday. It will be the third straight season that Jackson doesn't play a game for the Storm. ''Lauren's health and recovery remains the top priority as we continue the dialogue regarding her future in Seattle,'' Seattle general...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle's Lauren Jackson to miss 2015 WNBA season

SEATTLE (AP) Former WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson will miss the 2015 season with the Seattle Storm after undergoing knee surgery. The Storm made the expected announcement on Tuesday. It will be the third straight season that Jackson doesn't play a game for the Storm. ''Lauren's health and recovery remains the top priority as we continue the dialogue regarding her future in Seattle,''...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury's Griner weds fiance month after arrests

PHOENIX -- The WNBA's Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were married in a ceremony in a Phoenix resort. Johnson posted a photo of the wedding on Instagram, and People magazine showed photographs and an account of the event online. The magazine said 75 people attended the wedding, which took place on Friday at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. The wedding came less than a month...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

They do: WNBA's Griner, Johnson get married in Phoenix

  The WNBA's Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson were married in a ceremony in a Phoenix resort. Johnson posted a photo of the wedding on Instagram, and People magazine showed photographs and an account of the event online. The magazine said 75 people attended the wedding, which took place on Friday at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. The wedding came less than a month after...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA stars Brittney Griner, Glory Johnson tie the knot

Brittney Griner is back in the news, but this time it’s for a much happier reason. Just over two weeks after she was arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct, Griner married fellow WNBA star Glory Johnson at a resort in Phoenix. Johnson celebrated the occasion in a pair of Instagram posts, one of which was accompanied by a long message to fans and supporters...
Via NESN.com
18 days ago  |  Discuss

WNBA's Griner, Johnson married in Phoenix ceremony

PHOENIX (AP) The WNBA's Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have been married in a ceremony in a Phoenix resort. Johnson posted a photo of the wedding on Instagram, and People magazine showed photographs and an account of the event online. The magazine said the wedding took place on Friday at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort. The wedding came less than a month after the two...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx re-sign WNBA MVP Maya Moore

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Lynx have signed WNBA MVP Maya Moore to a new multiyear contract. The Lynx announced the deal Thursday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. Moore has fulfilled the considerable promise she had as the No. 1 pick in the 2011 draft. She helped the Lynx to three straight WNBA Finals, including championships in 2011 and 2013. She was named rookie...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Maya Moore will sign contract with Lynx soon

LAS VEGAS (AP) Fear not Minnesota Lynx fans, Maya Moore isn't going anywhere. The restricted free agent hasn't signed her contract yet, but said that it's only a matter of time before she does. ''It literally has just been not getting the paper signed,'' Moore said after participating at the USA Basketball training camp Tuesday. ''I haven't been around a printer. There's nothing...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Griner opts out of US women's basketball training camp

LAS VEGAS (AP) Brittney Griner opted out of the U.S. women's national basketball team training camp that began Monday. The 6-foot-8 star of the Phoenix Mercury was arrested April 22 on suspicion of assault after a fight with her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson. Griner, who was expected to be one of the 27 players at the camp, let USA Basketball know of her choice over...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner, girlfriend Glory Johnson arrested for assault

Brittney Griner and her girlfriend, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were reportedly arrested in Phoenix on Wednesday on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct. TMZ reports that Griner and Johnson allegedly attacked each other, and police observed “minor physical injuries” on both women when they arrived at Griner’s home at around 4:30 p.m. They were...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner & Fiancee Arrested; Shop Their Wedding Registry

  Brittney Griner and her fellow WNBA player/fiancee Glory Johnson were arrested last night in Phoenix for domestic violence, otherwise known as a lovers fight. Both were taken to jail and Griner’s mugshot is currently running away with the Maricopa Sheriff Department’s Mugshot of the Day contest  — vote here. When I hear the word fiancee being thrown around in this story...
Via Busted Coverage
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Mugshot: WNBA's Brittney Griner & fiancee Glory Johnson arrested for assault

WNBA's Brittney Griner and her fiancee Glory Johnson have been arrested for assault. On each other. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ cops were called to Griner's home around 4:30 PM on Wednesday -- after receiving a call about a domestic dispute between the two women. When cops arrived, we're told officers observed "minor physical injuries" on both Brittney and Glory. Both women...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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