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Russian media: Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies say jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner has pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling charges during her trial in Moscow. The reports quoted Griner as pleading guilty to the charges at Thursday’s court hearing. They said that...

Browns finally trade Mayfield, send quarterback to Panthers

Jul. 06, 2022 18:29 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Baker Mayfield's wild four-year ride in Cleveland is over. The No. 1 overall pick in 2018, Mayfield was traded Wednesday by the Browns, who moved on from the divisive quarterback months ago and finally sent him to the Carolina Panthers for a future draft pick. ...

Biden tells Griner's wife he's working to get her home

Jul. 07, 2022 00:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday reassured the wife of detained WNBA player Brittney Griner, who is on trial in Russia, that he is working to win Griner's freedom as soon as possible, the White House said. Cherelle Griner, who has criticized the way her wife's case has been...

Wimbledon updates | Jabeur and Maria get started in semis

Jul. 07, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The women’s semifinal match between Ons Jabeur and Tatjana Maria has started on Centre Court. Neither player has ever been this far at a major tournament. ...

Mercury hold public rally in support of Brittney Griner

Jul. 06, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — They shared laughs, smiles, memories. There also were tears, fears, unease. Through the range of emotions, one common thread bonded them together: Brittney Griner. Wearing “BG” shirts and holding signs, several hundred fans gathered for a public...

Hampered Nadal gets past Fritz at Wimbledon; Kyrgios next

Jul. 06, 2022 18:47 PM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Wincing from abdominal pain, unable to ply his customary relentless style of tennis, Rafael Nadal thought he might need to stop playing in the Wimbledon quarterfinals against Taylor Fritz. Up in the Centre Court stands, Nadal's father was waving his arms,...

Zion Williamson, Pelicans aim to end "negative" narratives

Jul. 06, 2022 20:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A few months after Zion Williamson was left entirely out of Pelicans promotional material regarding ticket renewals, the injury-riddled star forward was back to being celebrated Wednesday as a supremely influential figure in New Orleans’ future. “The last...

Minors rep asks Congress to restrict MLB antitrust exemption

Jul. 07, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the nonprofit Advocates for Minor Leaguers has recommended Congress enact legislation nullifying Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption as it applies to minor league players. Harry Marino on Wednesday asked the Senate Judiciary...

Judge, Hicks hit grand slams as Yankees pound Pirates 16-0

Jul. 07, 2022 00:50 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Aaron Judge felt like he was “stuck” on 29 home runs for “a while.” Of course, “a while” is a relative term when it comes to the New York Yankees slugger. What Judge considered a drought of sorts was in reality a span of four games. One...

Ohtani dominant on mound, hits go-ahead single for Angels

Jul. 06, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Shohei Ohtani allowed one unearned run in seven dominant innings and had the go-ahead hit in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday night. The reigning AL MVP won his fifth consecutive start, limiting the Marlins to two hits. Ohtani...

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Russian media: US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession, smuggling charges in Russia trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:09 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian media: US basketball star Brittney Griner pleads guilty to drug possession, smuggling charges in Russia trial.

Russian media: Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

Jul. 07, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies say jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner has pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling charges during her trial in Moscow. The reports quoted Griner as pleading guilty to the charges at Thursday’s court hearing. They said that...

Youngest Pakistani who scaled K2 is safe after going missing

Jul. 07, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani man who became the youngest climber of one of the world's highest mountains is safe after going missing during an expedition to another dangerous peak, his father and an official said Thursday. Last year, Shehroze Kashif scaled K2 at age 19. He and...

Minors rep asks Congress to restrict MLB antitrust exemption

Jul. 07, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the nonprofit Advocates for Minor Leaguers has recommended Congress enact legislation nullifying Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption as it applies to minor league players. Harry Marino on Wednesday asked the Senate Judiciary...

Wimbledon updates | Jabeur and Maria get started in semis

Jul. 07, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 1:35 p.m. The women’s semifinal match between Ons Jabeur and Tatjana Maria has started on Centre Court. Neither player has ever been this far at a major tournament. ...

From Brexit to Partygate, a timeline of Johnson's career

Jul. 07, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — He was the mayor who basked in the glory of hosting the 2012 London Olympics, and the man who led the Conservatives to a thumping election victory on the back of his promise to “get Brexit done.” But Boris Johnson's time as prime minister was marred by his...

Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner arrives at a Russian court for her trial on drug charges

Jul. 07, 2022 08:16 AM EDT
MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner arrives at a Russian court for her trial on drug charges.

Bulls run in Pamplona for 1st time since 2019; no one gored

Jul. 07, 2022 07:04 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The first bull run in three years took place Thursday at the San Fermín festival in the Spanish city of Pamplona. No one was gored, but several runners took knocks and hard falls as tens of thousands people reveled in the return of one of Europe's most famous traditional...

Tennessee man sentenced in 2019 deaths of 2 outside bar

Jul. 07, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man who was convicted in two stabbing deaths outside a bar in 2019 has been sentenced to life in prison. Davidson County Criminal Court Judge Angelita Dalton sentenced Michael Mosley on Wednesday to two consecutive life sentences as well as a...

Dodgers beat Rockies 2-1 on Betts' infield single in 9th

Jul. 07, 2022 02:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cody Bellinger scored the winning run on Mookie Betts’ infield single with the bases loaded in the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers edged the Colorado Rockies 2-1 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. Dodgers starter Mitch White and three...