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WNBA (Women's National Basketball Association)i

The Women's National Basketball Association is a professional basketball league in the United States with 12 teams. The league was founded on April 22, 1996, as the women's counterpart to the National Basketball Association, and its first season was in 1997.

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Star player Li Meng says the team will keeping ‘fighting to the end’, as MVP Han Xu thanks Chinese fans for ‘giving me courage’ after epic win against Japan in Sydney.


Imprisoned for having vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage, the world-class athlete now advocates for other Americans being detained abroad.

Having left Hong Kong short of options to further his education, he enrolled at a US college and soon found himself on an unexpected career path.


The US basketball star vowed to play again for the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, after being freed in a prisoner swap for Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.


The two-time Olympic gold medallist was detained in February when Moscow customs agents said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage.

Cherelle Griner said her wife is afraid of being forgotten by the US. She said Brittney Griner told her in a phone call she felt ‘like my life just doesn’t matter … Am I just nothing?’

The Americans take the gold medal match 83-61, repeating their victory over China earlier in the tournament, but the Chinese still claim their first medal since 1994.

First medal in the competition for China since 1994 following dramatic victory in Sydney to reach gold medal match, which will be a rematch with the Americans.

Zheng Wei’s side push three-time defending champions hard at Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney, but must wait to secure progress to quarter-finals.

Zheng Wei’s side make it two wins from two games in group A at the 2022 Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney on Friday, with a dominant United States next up.

China crush South Korea 107-44 in opening game in Sydney, as fans praise Zheng Wei’s side on social media – ‘when have Chinese female athletes let us down?’

The WNBA’s thriving fashion scene is beloved on social media, with its stars like Sue Bird, Candace Parker and Kelsey Plum regularly snapped and hotly discussed for their pregame and event outfits.

Chinese centre scores career-high 24 points and nails perfect 10 from 10 from the field in 116-107 victory, while teammate Sabrina Ionescu shoots highest-scoring triple-double in league history.