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Griner in Russian court as Moscow warns criticism won't help

Jul. 07, 2022 09:16 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner returned to a Russian court Thursday to face her trial on drug charges as a senior Russian diplomat warned that U.S. criticism of how Russia’s handling the case wouldn't help her release prospects. Griner’s trial...

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.

Ionescu has triple-double, Liberty beat Aces 116-107

Jul. 07, 2022 01:12 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Sabrina Ionescu had 31 points in the highest-scoring triple-double in WNBA history and tied Candace Parker's league record of three triple-doubles in the New York Liberty’s 116-107 victory over Las Vegas on Wednesday night. Ionescu also had 13 rebounds and 10...

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...

Giddey has triple-double, leads Thunder to 2nd straight win

Jul. 06, 2022 23:34 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Josh Giddey had 14 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, No. 2 selection Chet Holmgren added 11 points and 12 rebounds and Oklahoma City beat Memphis 87-71 on Wednesday night for the Thunder's second straight victory in the Salt Lake City Summer League. Giddey,...

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...

Delle Donne has season-high 26 points, Mystics beat Dream

Jul. 06, 2022 22:38 PM EDT

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. (AP) — Elena Delle Donne scored nine of her season-high 26 points in the fourth quarter and the Washington Mystics beat the Atlanta Dream 85-66 on Wednesday night. Delle Donne was 10 of 17 from the field and had eight rebounds. Myisha Hines-Allen added 14 points,...

Clippers re-sign free agents Batum and Coffey

Jul. 06, 2022 22:33 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicolas Batum is returning to the Los Angeles Clippers, who re-signed the free agent forward on Wednesday. Joining him is free-agent forward Amir Coffey, who hit career highs last season when he was a regular in the rotation. Batum averaged 8.3...

Bulls sign two-time All-Star center Andre Drummond

Jul. 06, 2022 22:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls signed veteran center Andre Drummond on Wednesday, adding a two-time All-Star and four-time rebounding champion. The team also re-signed backup forward Derrick Jones Jr. The 28-year-old Drummond has averaged 13.8 points and 13.3...

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...