US basketball star Brittney Griner transferred to Russian penal colony

The jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner has been moved to a penal colony in Russia, her legal team said Wednesday. A Russian court rejected her appeal of her nine-year sentence for drug possession last month. “Brittney was transferred from…

WNBA star Brittney Griner set to appeal her case in Russian court

A Russian court on Tuesday will start hearing American basketball star Brittney Griner’s appeal against her nine-year prison sentence for drug possession. She is taking part in the session held at the Moscow Regional Court via video call from a…

Brittney Griner’s defence team appeals WNBA star’s drug conviction in Russia

Brittney Griner’s legal team has appealed against the American basketball star’s guilty verdict and nine-year prison sentence on drug smuggling charges in Russia, the lawyers said on Monday. Griner was arrested for carrying vape cartridges containing with marijuana in a…

Lynx survive tough battle with Diana Taurasi’s Mercury to reach semifinals

Rookie of the year Crystal Dangerfield scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half and Minnesota beat Phoenix 80-79 on Thursday night to advance to the semifinals of the WNBA playoffs. Damiris Dantas led Minnesota with 22 points…

Basketball star marries man she helped free

WNBA star Maya Moore has married Jonathan Irons – the man she helped free from prison following his wrongful conviction for assault and burglary. Irons was released in July after 23 years in prison, his conviction having been overturned in…

Sky’s Courtney Vandersloot dishes WNBA-record 18 assists in win over Fever

It was a record breaking night for Courtney Vandersloot. The Chicago guard set the WNBA single-game record with 18 assists, helping the Sky beat the Indiana Fever 100-77 on Monday night. Vandersloot tied the record, held by Ticha Penicheiro, at…

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