This combo of booking photos released by the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, show WNBA players Brittney Griner, left, and her fiancee Glory Johnson. The couple were arrested Wednesday, April 22, 2015, on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct following a fight at their home in a Phoenix suburb. The two 24-year-olds were booked into jail in Phoenix following their arrests and later released. The pair announced their engagement late last summer. (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner and her fiancee, fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson, were arrested on suspicion of assault and disorderly conduct after an argument in the home they recently purchased together became physical. The two 24-year-olds were each arrested Wednesday on counts of assault by recklessly causing physical injuries and disorderly conduct for fighting. ''The last few months have been an extremely stressful time for Brittney and Glory. They will continue to work through these hardships together and ask that the media respect their privacy as they handle this family matter,'' Griner's attorney, David Michael Cantor, said in a statement released Thursday.


Posted: April 24, 2015, 12:19 am
PHOENIX (AP) -- Police: WNBA players Brittney Griner, fiancee Glory Johnson arrested on suspicion of assault.
Posted: April 23, 2015, 3:26 pm
Jewell Loyd always dreamed about playing in the WNBA. Loyd was one of the rare women's basketball players to leave school early to turn pro. While the announcement came as somewhat of a shock, happening a day after her Notre Dame team lost in the NCAA championship game to Connecticut, Loyd said she spent a lot of time on the decision. ''It's always been a dream of mine to play in the WNBA,'' Loyd said Thursday afternoon before the draft in a sit-down interview with The Associated Press.
Posted: April 17, 2015, 1:03 am

UNCASVILLE, CT - APRIL 16: WNBA President Laurel Richie poses with Jewel Loyd after she was selected number one overall by the Seattle Storm during the 2015 WNBA Draft Presented By State Farm on April 16, 2015 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Jewell Loyd and Amanda Zahui B. shared a hug after they were taken with the top two picks in the WNBA draft. Loyd went first to the Seattle Storm, and Zahui B. was taken second by the Tulsa Shock on Thursday night. ''For me, it was the best thing,'' Loyd said about skipping her senior year at Notre Dame. ''For (Zahui), it was the best thing for her.'' Zahui B., who is a red-shirt sophomore at Minnesota, said she doesn't know if this will be a trend with underclassmen turning pro.


Posted: April 17, 2015, 12:50 am
Holding the first and third pick in the WNBA draft, the Seattle Storm having been preparing their draft boards for the past few months.
Posted: April 15, 2015, 4:27 pm

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