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Associated Press

Russian Court Rejects Griner Appeal Of Her 9-Year Sentence

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner of her nine-year prison sentence for drug possession, a step that could move her closer to a possible high-stakes prisoner swap between Moscow and Washington.
1 month ago
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Vladimir Isachenkov, AP

Russian Court Sets Brittney Griner Appeal Date For Oct. 25

A Russian court set Oct. 25 as the date for WNBA star Brittney Griner’s appeal against her nine-year prison sentence for drug possession.
2 months ago
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Doug Feinberg, AP

US Women’s Basketball Dominates On International Stage

A'ja Wilson helped the U.S. to a fourth consecutive World Cup title with an 83-61 win over China, setting a record for a gold-medal game.
2 months ago
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Doug Feinberg, AP

Wilson, Gray Lead US To 77-63 Win Over China In World Cup

After a slow start, A'ja Wilson was clutch in the fourth quarter, finishing with 20 points to help the U.S. beat China 77-63 on Saturday.
2 months ago
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Arizona Sports

Robert Sarver Announces He Will Seek Buyers For Phoenix Suns, Mercury

Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver announced Wednesday that he will sell his shares of the organizations, citing it is “what’s best” after the NBA suspended him.
2 months ago
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Doug Feinberg, AP

Aces Poised To Capture Multiple WNBA Titles With Wilson, Gray

A’ja Wilson and the Las Vegas Aces look to be a safe bet to win a few more WNBA titles over the next several years.
2 months ago
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Pat Eaton-Robb, AP

Las Vegas Aces Win First WNBA Title, Chelsea Gray Named MVP

Chelsea Gray scored 20 points to lead the Las Vegas Aces to their first WNBA title in a 78-71 road win over the Connecticut Sun in Game 4.
2 months ago
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Doug Feinberg, AP

Sun Stay Alive, Beat Aces 105-76 In Game 3 Of WNBA Finals

Alyssa Thomas had the first triple-double in WNBA Finals history, and the Sun beat the Las Vegas Aces 105-76 in Game 3 on Thursday night.
2 months ago
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W.G. Ramirez, AP

Aces Beat Sun 85-71, Take 2-0 Series Lead In WNBA Finals

A'ja Wilson, Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum provided all the offense Las Vegas needed to move the Aces one win away from the franchise's first WNBA title.
2 months ago
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W.G. Ramirez, AP

Wilson’s Double-Double Leads Aces To 67-64 Win Over Sun

A'ja Wilson had 24 points and 11 rebounds and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Connecticut Sun on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.
3 months ago
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Gavin Good, AP

Sun Rally In 4th, Beat Sky 72-63 To Advance To WNBA Finals

The Sun overcame an 11-point deficit in the fourth quarter, beating the Sky 72-63 on Thursday night in the decisive fifth game.
3 months ago
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Doug Feinberg, AP

A’ja Wilson Earns WNBA MVP Honors For 2nd Time

26-year-old Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson earned WNBA MVP honors for the second time in her young career Wednesday.
3 months ago
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Tim Booth, Associated Press

Sue Bird’s Career Ends As Aces Top Storm To Reach Finals

This time there were tears, on the court and in the stands. The finality of the situation finally hit Sue Bird.
3 months ago
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Tim Booth, AP

Young Beats Buzzer, Aces Top Storm In OT In Game 3

Jackie Young, Chelsea Gray, and Kelsey Plum hit big shots in to help the Las Vegas Aces beat the Seattle Storm 110-98 on Sunday.
3 months ago
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Doug Feinberg, Associated Press

WNBA Playoff Races Still Going Strong In Final Week

With one week left in the WNBA regular season, there's still a lot to be decided as far as the postseason goes.
4 months ago
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JIM HEINTZ Associated Press

Russian Judge Convicts WNBA’s Griner, Gives 9-year Sentence

KHIMKI, Russia (AP) — A judge in Russia convicted American basketball star Brittney Griner of drug possession and smuggling Thursday and sentenced her to nine years in prison for drug possession and smuggling. Judge Anna Sotnikova said the time Griner has served in custody since her arrest in February would count toward the sentence. Griner […]
4 months ago
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Matthew Lee and Eric Tucker, AP

In Rare Contact, US Offers Russia Deal For Griner, Whelan

The U.S. has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan
4 months ago
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Doug Feinberg, AP

Becky Hammon Thriving In 1st Season As WNBA Coach Of Aces

When Becky Hammon knew it was time to leave the NBA last winter after being an assistant coach, she was faced with a tough choice.
5 months ago
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DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer

WNBA Teams Set For Sprint To End Of Regular Season, Playoffs

WNBA enters final month of the season with 11 of 12 teams in contention for playoff spots and five franchises within three games of each other atop the standings.
5 months ago
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JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer

Griner’s Name Permeates WNBA All-Star Game, Team Wilson Wins

Brittney Griner was everywhere Sunday — before, during and after the WNBA All-Star Game.
5 months ago
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Jim Heintz, AP

Griner Appears In Court, Pleads Guilty In Russia Drugs Trial

WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty to drug possession during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime.
5 months ago
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JOHN MARSHALL AP Sports Writer

Mercury Hold Public Rally In Support Of Brittney Griner

They shared laughs, smiles, memories. There also were tears, fears, unease. Through the range of emotions, one common thread bonded them together: Brittney Griner.
5 months ago
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Darlene Superville, AP

Biden Tells Griner’s Wife He’s Working To Get Her Home

President Joe Biden spoke with the wife of detained WNBA player Brittney Griner to reassure her that he is working to win Griner's freedom.
5 months ago
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DOUG FEINBERG AP Basketball Writer

Griner Sends Letter To President Biden Pleading For His Help

Brittney Griner made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed on to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she may never return home and asking that he not "forget about me and the other American Detainees.
5 months ago