Brittney Griner’s wife says it is “very disheartening” that WNBA star has not heard from President Biden yet

In a handwritten letter from Brittney Griner that was delivered to the White House on Monday, the WNBA player wrote how terrified she is that she may be imprisoned in Russia “forever.”  Griner’s wife Cherelle told “CBS Mornings” that when she read the letter, she could feel the fear that Griner was experiencing.  “She is … Read more

Brittney Griner’s wife says U.S. embassy failed to patch through call from the detained WNBA star

WNBA star Brittney Griner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the American embassy in Russia on the couple’s fourth anniversary Saturday, but they never connected since the phone line at the embassy was not staffed, Cherelle Griner said Monday. The couple has not spoken by phone in the four months since … Read more

WNBA Brittney Griner Russia: Trial starts in Moscow-area court as supporters urge President Joe Biden to act

MOSCOW — Brittney Griner’s trial for allegedly taking hashish oil into Russia is scheduled to begin Friday. At that point it will have been 134 days since the WNBA star was taken into custody while trying to enter the country through a Moscow-area airport. She faces 10 years in prison if convicted. But before the … Read more

Trial for WNBA star Brittney Griner begins in Moscow-area court

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner appeared in a Moscow-area court for trial Friday, about 4 1/2 months after she was arrested on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team. Griner was arrested in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. Police said she was carrying vape canisters … Read more

The WNBA’s Pride evolution – ‘We’ve learned it’s authenticity that draws people in’

11:05 AM ET Mechelle Close Mechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women’s college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women’s basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996. While interviewing to be WNBA president in 2011, Laurel J. Richie had a marketing question for Adam Silver, then the NBA’s … Read more

Brittney Griner situation shows the double standard remains

Former Baylor All-American and current WNBA star Brittney Griner remains jailed in Russia where she was detained in February after customs officials caught her with vape cartridges with hashish oil. Tony Gutierrez (Baylor); Alexander Zemlianichenko (Russia) Associated Press ARLINGTON A prominent American remains detained in Russia because Brittney Griner is not as prominent as her … Read more

2022 WNBA All-Star starters and captains announced; Storm’s Sue Bird earns record 13th selection

Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird, a four-time WNBA champion and the league’s career assists leader, has extended her record number of All-Star selections to 13. Bird, along with a list of 10 players, including four guards and six front court players from across the WNBA, were selected to start in the 2022 WNBA All-Star game. … Read more

Russian court schedules start of Brittney Griner’s trial for Friday, her lawyer says

CNN  —  A Russian court on Monday scheduled Brittney Griner’s trial to start Friday, according to her lawyer, and ruled the WNBA star’s detention be extended six months pending its outcome. Griner – who has been held in Russia since her arrest at a Moscow airport on allegations of attempted drug smuggling – attended the … Read more

Brittney Griner’s trial in Russia on alleged cannabis possession to begin July 1

MOSCOW — More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for alleged cannabis possession, a Russian court has set the start date for the trial of U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner for Friday. The Phoenix Mercury star was also ordered to remain in custody for the duration of her criminal trial. … Read more