Sports Illustrated has a new digital cover star: WNBA player Layshia Clarendon, a nonbinary, transgender athlete and one of few openly competing in professional sports.
In less than six months, DiDi Richards went from suffering a scary injury that left her temporarily paralyzed to getting drafted into the WNBA by the New York Liberty. At a Baylor preseason practice last Oct. 24, Richards jumped to intercept a pass, collided with a teammate and hit the floor hard. Baylor coach Kim Mulkey later told ESPN the impact sounded “like a football collision without the pads.
The Dallas Wings selected Texas star Charli Collier, a 6-foot-5 forward/center, with the first pick in the 2021 WNBA draft on Thursday.