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Brittney Griner was arrested at an airport near Moscow after customs officials found two cannabis vape cartridges in her baggage.

The Biden administration has offered a deal to Russia to bring home Brittney Griner, a WNBA basketball player facing a trial on drug charges, and Paul Whelan, another American held in Russia, in exchange for Viktor Bout, a Russian arms trafficker. Read more»

The mural shows, from right, Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, held in Russia and the only woman depicted; Emad Shargi, held in Iran; and Luke Denman and Alirio Zambrano, both detained in Venezuela. They are some of the 18 Americans shown in the mural.

A mural unveiled in the Georgetown section of Washington features 18 Americans who are being held hostage or have been wrongfully detained overseas - including Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner - in the hope of keeping a spotlight on their cases. Read more» 1

Sunday marked the 150th day since Brittney Griner’s incarceration in Russia after officials said they found the Phoenix Mercury star traveling with vape cartridges containing a banned substance (hashish oil) at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. On Friday, Griner’s lawyer gave the Russian court a U.S. doctor’s letter that recommended her to use medical marijuana for any pain symptoms.

Sunday marked the 150th day since Phoenix Mercury star center Brittney Griner’s incarceration in a Russian jail after officials said they found vape cartridges containing a banned substance (hashish oil) at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. Read more»

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner sent a letter to President Joe Biden about her imprisonment.

The White House confirmed President Biden’s reception of a letter from Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner - who remains imprisoned in Russia and pleaded guilty to drug charges Thursday - as supporters called for increased action to secure her release. Read more»

Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard is frustrated that more isn’t being done to help free Brittney Griner from imprisonment in Russia.

As the WNBA schedule moves into June, Phoenix Mercury coach Vanessa Nygaard is worried that Brittney Griner’s imprisonment has taken a backseat to basketball and box scores. Read more»

WNBA teams around the country have honored Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia for 100 days as of Saturday. The Los Angeles Sparks have her initials and uniform number painted on their court.

Saturday marked 100 days since Brittney Griner was taken into Russian custody near Moscow after Russian Federal Customs Service claimed it found vape cartridges containing the marijuana concentrate hashish oil in her luggage. Read more»

As Brittney Griner, left, remains detained in Russia on drug charges, Diana Taurasi and other Phoenix Mercury teammates worry about her safety.

While Brittney Griner remains in Russia after detainment on apparent drug charges, the rest of the reigning Western Conference champions try to shift their focus toward Phoenix Mercury training camp - but it hasn't been easy. Read more»

Brittney Griner, left, who plays for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg, is in 'good condition,' a State Department official said. Griner is awaiting trial after Russian officials accused her of allegedly trying to enter the country with vape cartridges containing hashish oil.

Phoenix Mercury’s star center and a two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia on drug charges for almost five weeks, is reported to be in “good condition,” a U.S Department of State official said Wednesday. Read more»

Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia will last until at least May 19 as the WNBA watches helplessly.

Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia on drug charges, which has been extended at least until May 19, has cast a light on a number of issues that routinely go unnoticed: the earnings inequity between men and women’s basketball players and the reasons that drive the players overseas. Read more»

In the offseason, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has played for Russia’s UMMC Ekaterinburg since 2015. Many of the top players in the WNBA compete overseas because the money is so lucrative.

Brittney Griner is the WNBA player the Russian Federal Customs Service said was arrested on suspicion of smuggling liquid cannabis, the Phoenix Mercury confirmed Saturday. Read more»

The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments Dec. 1 in a Mississippi abortion law case that could be a vehicle for overturning Roe v. Wade. Scores of briefs have been filed on both sides of the case, including one from more than 500 women athletes – at least nine of them with Arizona ties – arguing in support of abortion rights.

Nine Arizonans are among the more than 500 female athletes who signed on to a brief to the Supreme Court this week challenging Mississippi’s restrictive new abortion law - a case in which Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich has filed a brief supporting the law. Read more»