Brittney Griner’s WNBA Coach: ‘If It Was LeBron, He’d Be Home, Right?’

As Mercury center Brittney Griner’s trial in Russia is now underway, many in the U.S. have grown frustrated that the star player’s detainment has continued for so long. On Tuesday, Phoenix coach Vanessa Nygaard posited the question: What if someone like LeBron James was in Griner’s place? “If it was LeBron, he’d be home, right?” Nygaard said, … Read more

U.S. Marine Veteran Trevor Reed Speaks Out on Brittney Griner, Russia Situation

Trevor Reed, a United States Marine Corps veteran who was wrongfully detained in Russia for three years before being released in an April prisoner swap, pressed the government to bring Brittney Griner home at a rally in Houston on Monday. Griner, a seven-time All-Star with the Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist with Team … Read more

Dawn Staley Shows Support For Brittney Griner in Tweets

WNBA star Brittney Griner has been “wrongfully detained” in Russia for more than three months after Russian Federal Customs Service found vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage at Sheremetyevo International Airport near Moscow. Griner’s detainment has sparked a broader national conversation beyond the WNBA about bringing the seven-time All-Star back to the United … Read more

Bears rookie Braxton Jones emerging as contender for left tackle job

This is our online morning newsletter, Bear Necessities — weekly offseason edition. Subscribe to get the latest Bears news delivered to your mailbox every day. Bears head coach Matt Eberflus made it clear that he’s not afraid to play young players, and he’s giving promising guys a chance to prove themselves. That includes fifth-round rookie Braxton Jones, … Read more

NFL Plans to Argue for ‘Significant’ Suspension in Watson Case, per Report

Editor’s note: This story contains accounts of sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or at https://www.rainn.org. As the NFL winds down its investigation of Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson, the league is reportedly going to argue that the quarterback should receive a … Read more

NFLPA’s Deshaun Watson Defense Will Target Three Prominent Owners, per Report

Editors’ note: This story contains accounts of sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or at https://www.rainn.org. A decision on the NFL’s investigation into Deshaun Watson has not been announced yet, but according to ProFootballTalk, the NFL Players Association is preparing … Read more

Houston PD Detective Testified She Believes Watson Committed Crimes, per Report

Editors’ note: This story contains accounts of sexual assault. If you or someone you know is a survivor of sexual assault, contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 or at https://www.rainn.org. A Houston Police Department detective who investigated all 10 criminal cases against Deshaun Watson recently testified that she believed the Browns quarterback did commit crimes, according … Read more

Chicago Bears’ updated roster at start of mandatory minicamp

The Chicago Bears wrapped organized team activities last week, where the focus shifts to their three-day mandatory minicamp this week. The Bears roster has undergone plenty of changes this offseason under new general manager Ryan Poles, which has included the departures of expensive veterans and a lot of cheap, one-year deals. The offseason program has … Read more