Detained WNBA star Griner unable to speak to wife due to logistical issue -State Dept

Oct 13, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner (42) shoots against the Chicago Sky during the first half of game two of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Footprint Center. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – U.S. basketball … Read more

South Korea steps up to a fearful new world

A woman takes a selfie with her daughter wearing a costume of Netflix series ‘Squid Game’ in front of a giant doll named ‘Younghee’ from the series on display at a park in Seoul, South Korea, October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register HONG KONG, June 13 (Reuters … Read more

Griner’s wife breaks silence, urges Biden to get WNBA player home

Brittney Griner of the United States congratulates a teammate during their Women’s Basketball Gold Medal game against Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, August 8, 2021. Picture taken August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register May 25 (Reuters) – … Read more

Adam Silver: NBA commissioner says league lost ‘hundreds of millions of dollars’ due to China fallout, touches on Brittney Griner situation

CNN  —  NBA Commissioner Adam Silver admitted the league had lost “hundreds of millions of dollars” in revenue following a controversial fallout with China in October 2019. A tweet in support of pro-democracy supporters in Hong Kong by then-Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey sparked a diplomatic storm between the NBA and China. After the … Read more