The WNBA will allow coaches to challenge one play a game next season, and the league is also heightening the penalty for transition take fouls.
A penal colony is a common type of Russian prison where detainees work for minimal pay.
The Moscow region court also ruled that Brittney Griner’s sentence will be recalculated to around eight years in prison, after taking her time in pre-trial detention into account.
"She is not yet absolutely convinced that America will be able to take her home," Boykov said in an interview with the New York Times. "She is very worried about what the price of that will be, and she is afraid that she will have to serve the whole sentence here in Russia."
Brittney Griner’s highly publicized legal woes in Russia and the country’s invasion of Ukraine has the top WNBA players opting to take their talents elsewhere this offseason.
Gray went 9 of 13 from the floor, and was named Finals MVP after averaging 18.3 points in the series.
This time there were tears, on the court and in the stands. The finality of the situation finally hitting Sue Bird and the thousands that showed up hoping to see her career continue for at least 40 more minutes.
Breanna Stewart matched the WNBA playoff record of 42 points in Game 4, but it wasn't enough to overcome the firepower of Chelsea Gray and the Las Vegas Aces, who advanced to the WNBA Finals with a 97-92 victory over the Seattle Storm.
A buzzer-beating layup from Jackie Young forced overtime and the Las Vegas Aces pulled away in the extra frame as the Seattle Storm lost Game 3 of the WNBA semifinals 110-98 on Sunday afternoon.
A’ja Wilson didn’t like the feeling after a Game 1 loss of the semifinals in the WNBA playoffs, scoring just eight points.
The Seattle Storm are the lowest remaining seed in the postseason and came in looking to steal at least one of the first two road games against the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces in the WNBA semifinals.
Jewell Loyd, Breanna Stewart and Sue Bird came through with a dominant second half performance to carry the Seattle Storm to a 97-84 victory over the Washington Mystics for a 2-0 series win on Sunday to advance to the WNBA semifinals.
Breanna Stewart had 23 points and 12 rebounds, Jewell Loyd scored 12 of her 16 points in the final five minutes and the fourth-seeded Seattle Storm beat the fifth-seeded Washington Mystics 86-83 on Thursday night.
Breanna Stewart is always looking for ways to improve her game and this season her efforts culminated in a couple more career milestones.
With one week left in the WNBA regular season, there’s still a lot to be decided as far as the postseason goes.
A’ja Wilson scored 29 points, Kelsey Plum added 16 including a key 3-pointer in the final minute, and the Las Vegas Aces spoiled the final regular season home game for Sue Bird beating the Seattle Storm 89-81 on Sunday.
Sue Bird will play the final regular-season home game of her career on Sunday when the Seattle Storm host the Las Vegas Aces.
Now that a bit of time has passed, Sue Bird knows she made the right decision announcing publicly what she knew inside — that this would be her last season.
Tina Charles scored 27 points, becoming the fourth player in WNBA history to top 7,000 in a career, and the Seattle Storm beat the Atlanta Dream 82-72 on Sunday.
Allie Quigley scored 18 points, Emma Meesseman had 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Chicago Sky beat the Seattle Storm 78-74 on Wednesday for their fifth straight victory.