Diggins-Smith to miss last 2 Mercury games

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The All-Star shooting guard Skylar Diggins Smith will miss the last two games of the regular season due to personal reasons, while the phoenixmercury continues to fight for one of the last two playoff spots in the WNBA. The Mercury have suspended Diggins-Smith’s contract, retroactive to Wednesday. The team said on Thursday that it intends … Read more

Blinken: Griner verdict ‘complicates injustice’

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the nine-year sentence imposed on the WNBA star, Brittney Griner“compounds the injustice” he has suffered in Russia since his arrest earlier this year. “It highlights our very significant turnaround with Russia’s legal system and the Russian government’s use of unjust detentions to advance its own agenda by using … Read more

Griner returns to court; closing arguments Thursday

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KHIMKI, Russia — The American basketball star Brittney Griner He reappeared in court Tuesday for his cannabis possession trial amid US diplomatic efforts to secure his release. During the hearing, prosecutors called in a state narcotics expert who analyzed cannabis found in Griner’s luggage. His defense presented a specialist who questioned the analysis, claiming that … Read more

Rivals and BFFs: Inside the ‘Special, Unique’ Sue Bird-Diana Taurasi Friendship

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He is one of the great friendships in sports. But the longest rivalry between best friends in WNBA history is coming to an end. Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm, in her 19th and final WNBA season, and Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury, in her 18th season, meet Friday (10 p.m. ET, NBA TV) … Read more

WNBA: Court sets July 1 as the start of Griner’s trial

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MOSCOW — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for alleged possession of cannabis, a Russian court has set the start date for the trial of American basketball star Brittney Griner for this Friday, July 1. The Phoenix Mercury star has also been ordered to remain in custody for the … Read more

Griner is an honorary holder of the WNBA’s ASG

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NEW YORK — Brittney Griner will have a berth in the WNBA All-Star Game, being named an honorary starter Wednesday by Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. Griner has been detained in Russia since February 17 after authorities at an airport outside Moscow said she had vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her bag. “During every season of … Read more

White House: Griner and wife will speak after ‘mistake’ call

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WASHINGTON — A phone call between the imprisoned WNBA star Brittney Griner and his wife, Cherelle Griner were rescheduled after an earlier attempt to connect on the couple’s anniversary failed due to an “unfortunate mistake,” Biden administration officials said Tuesday. instagram/cherelletgriner State Department spokesman Ned Price said last weekend’s original call could not be completed … Read more

Transcendent trio: How Diana Taurasi, Sylvia Fowles and Sue Bird have rewritten the WNBA record books

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They are three of the best players in the history of women’s basketball. Each of them has won multiple WNBA championships and Olympic gold medals, helped grow the league and broke WNBA records. And one of them turns 40 on Saturday. Diana Taurasi, Sylvia Fowles Y Sue Bird have redefined several statistical categories in the … Read more

Russia extends Griner’s detention by a month

Russia extends Griners detention by a month

MOSCOW – The WNBA star’s lawyer, Brittney Grinersaid on Friday that his detention in Russia was extended by a month. Griner’s attorney, Alexander Boykov, told The Associated Press that he believed the relatively short length of detention indicated the case would come to trial soon. Griner has been detained for nearly three months. At the … Read more

Sources: Griner deemed ‘wrongfully detained’

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The US government now believes WNBA star Brittney Griner was wrongfully detained by the Russian government, signaling a significant change in how officials will try to bring her home, sources familiar with the matter told ESPN. with your case. Officials and other sources close to Griner’s case declined to say what led to the change … Read more