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

How the Mercury is preparing for the 2022 WNBA season without Brittney Griner

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PHOENIX — There will be a conspicuous and imposing absence for the Phoenix Mercury on Friday night in their 2022 WNBA season opener — and beyond. Friday’s game against the Las Vegas Aces will be Phoenix’s first without Brittney Griner, widely considered the most dominant center in women’s basketball in the world. Griner has been … Read more

Mercury thinks of Griner when getting ready for season

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The phoenixmercury still without counting Brittney Grinerwho has been detained in Russia since February, but while the star center remains on their minds, they also know they have to get on with their preparation for the upcoming season of the WNBA. Find out about the most up-to-date topics in the world of women’s sports on … Read more

Ogwumike: Griner detained in Russia for “gender problem”

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While the seven-time All-Star of the WNBA, Brittney Grinerentering her 55th day in Russian custody, the WNBA Players Association has a new message amid concerns about her safety and mental health. Nneka Ogwumike abcnews Nneka Ogwumikepresident of the WNBA Women’s Players Association and player for the LA Sparks, joined the program good morning america from … Read more

Griner’s detention in Russia extended until May 19

Griners detention in Russia extended until May 19

The arrest of the American basketball star Brittney Griner in Russia for the possession of cartridges with cannabis-derived oil has been extended until May 19, according to the Russian state news agency TASS. . TASS reported that the Moscow region’s Khimkinsky court ruled in favor of detaining the seven-time WNBA All-Star for at least two … Read more