Brittney Griner's return to home was as much a celebration as it was a game. The entire lower bowl of Footprint Center was sold out, forcing the team to sell seats in the upper deck. The 14,040 fans in attendance were believed to be the largest Mercury crowd since 1998.
While gender hiring practices were not as good as racial hiring practices, they were significantly better than the 2021 report card. The WNBA, NBA, MLS and NFL received grades of A, B+, B and B, respectively. MLB received a C+, and college sports received the lowest grade -- a C.
For Months, Brown University head baseball coach Grant Achilles was asked when Olivia Pichardo might take the field and become the first woman to play in Division I. National media attended every game hoping to catch a glimpse of history -- an unusual amount of attention for a baseball team typically covered by the student newspaper.
Canadian Olympic gold medallist Kelsey Mitchell knows firsthand how important the mental side of sport is. Mitchell, who won Olympic gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in sprint track cycling, genuinely loves to train, but admitted she recently went through a period where pushing herself too far physically resulted in her mental health suffering.
While the scoresheet said the Chicago Sky were the winners in their preseason tilt against Minnesota Lynx 82-74 at Scotiabank Arena on Saturday, it was the city of Toronto that emerged victorious. In the first-ever WNBA game played on Canadian soil, one that sold out in under 30 minutes when tickets went on sale back in March, a capacity crowd of 19,800 filled the stands, cheering from opening tipoff to the final buzzer.
Journalists, executives, entrepreneurs and athletes who are impacting the growth of women’s sport globally were part of a day-long discussion at the espnW Summit in Toronto, designed to push boundaries, spark action and effect change. Claire Hanna has more.
Former VP of Sponsorship, Sales and Marketing for the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, Andrea Shaw joins Claire Hanna to discuss how she was able to bring the ESPNW Summit to Canada for the first time and why she believes women in sport is at an all-time high right now.
Fast & Female, a Canadian charity fighting for women’s equality in sports and empowering girls through sport and activity, is starting an eye-catching campaign to bring attention to one of the more surprising pay discrepancies in professional basketball.
Charmaine Crooks, the newly elected president of Canada Soccer, testified before the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Thursday that she wants to heal rifts between the federation and its national teams and modernize its controversial media and sponsorship contract with the private company Canadian Soccer Business (CSB).
Diana Matheson's Canadian women's pro soccer league now has a foothold in Toronto. Matheson, a former Canadian international who is co-founder and CEO of the Project 8 group that is driving the new league, announced Wednesday that AFC Toronto City is the third founding franchise to join the fold.
IIHF council member Marta Zawadzka spoke with TSN's Laura Diakun about her long career in the game of hockey, how she believes the women's game can continue to grow and how the IIHF is doing its part in promoting inclusion in hockey.
Sarah Fillier has been darting around the ice for Canada at the women's world hockey championship, leading her country with four goals and three assists as attention now shifts to Thursday's quarterfinal matchup with Sweden.
USA Hockey announced Sunday that the 2024 IIHF Women's World Hockey Championship will take place in Utica, N.Y. The tournament is tentatively scheduled for April 4 - 14, 2024 with the host venues including the Adirondack Bank Center and Utica University Nexus Center.
The Indiana Fever made the most of the first No. 1 draft pick in franchise history, selecting Aliyah Boston. The South Carolina star had a stellar college career, leading the Gamecocks to a national championship her junior year and losing only nine games total. She was a three-time Associated Press all-American and also the Player of the Year as a junior.
The Hockey Hall of Fame has unveiled a new exhibit showcasing the women's game. Hall of Famers Angela James and Jayna Hefford were on hand to put the finishing touches on the exhibit in downtown Toronto, placing trophies named after them into a display case.
The Hockey Hall of Fame unveiled an exhibit dedicated to the trailblazers of the women’s game chronicling their remarkable journey spanning more than 130 years. Hall of famers Angela James and Jayna Hefford as well as current Team Canada players Sarah Fillier and Danielle Serdachny spoke about the impact a visible exhibit showcasing women in the sport will have on future generations.
From the outside, it appears Canada has all the momentum on their side heading into the 2023 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championship. But head coach Troy Ryan isn’t buying into the notion the team is defending its gold medal and knows the team has to improve on last year’s performance.