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WNBA’s Griner Convicted at Drug Trial, Sentenced to 9 Years

By Jim Heintz, Associated Press The 31-year-old Griner, a two-time U.S. Olympic champion and a eight-time all-star with the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury, listened with a...

EXPLAINER: Is Griner’s Guilty Plea a Step Toward Freedom?

By Jim Heintz, Associated Press But Russian courts often move slowly, Russian resentment over the high-profile case could obstruct a deal and the fate of...

WNBA’s Griner Pleads Guilty at Her Drug Trial in Russia

American basketball star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty Thursday, June 7, to drug possession charges on the second day of her trial in a Russian...

WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release still uncertain as her trial begins in a Russian court

By Rokeshia Renné Ashley, Florida International University Although a Russian court ruled that WNBA star Brittney Griner’s detention may be extended for six more months,...

State Dept.: Brittney Griner considered wrongfully detained

By Eric Tucker and Matthew Lee, Associated Press "The U.S. government will continue to undertake efforts to provide appropriate support to Ms. Griner," the department...