Griner gets warm welcome in first home game since being detained in Russian prison
Brittney Griner won the opening tip and ran to her familiar spot in the low post. There was nowhere else the ball was going to go on the Phoenix Mercury’s opening possession of the season — not after what Griner had gone through to get here.
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After being embarrassed in the playoffs for the second straight season, the Phoenix Suns made a coaching change, and the Coyotes' future in Arizona is in question after voters shot down a proposed plan to build an entertainment district in Tempe, which would have included a new arena for the Yotes – these are the top stories in the world of sports for May 12-18.
Brittney Griner plays in first WNBA preseason game since detainment in Russia
Brittney Griner returned to game action for the first time since a nearly 10-month detainment in Russia on drug-related charges ended with a prisoner swap in December.
Brittney Griner back to work on and off court after whirlwind trips
Griner mostly kept a low profile since a nearly 10-month detainment in Russia on drug-related charges ended with a prisoner swap in December. Now that the WNBA season is just around the corner, the Mercury star has been front and center on the court and off it.
Brittney Griner gets emotional discussing Russian detainment: 'Keep moving forward'
Brittney Griner returned to the spotlight at a news conference on Thursday, an event attended by roughly 200 people inside the lobby of the Footprint Center, home of the Phoenix Mercury and the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.
Brittney Griner working on memoir about Russian captivity
Griner was arrested last year at the airport in Moscow on drug-related charges and detained for nearly 10 months, much of that time in prison.
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Robert Sarver is reportedly giving back to his ex-Phoenix Suns employees, and spring training is officially underway in Arizona – these are the top stories in the world of sports from Feb. 20-26.
Brittney Griner re-signs with Phoenix Mercury
The 6-foot-9 center last played for the Mercury in 2021 and helped the team reach the WNBA Finals. She averaged 20.5 points and 9.5 rebounds that season.
Cardinals hire new head coach, Brittney Griner returning to Phoenix Mercury: top sports stories
The Arizona Cardinals hired a new coach to replace Kliff Kingsbury, and Brittney Griner reportedly signed a new deal to return to the Phoenix Mercury – these are the top stories in the world of sports from Feb. 13-19.
Brittney Griner absent from USA camp, but keeping in touch
Brittney Griner was back in Arizona, choosing to skip the camp in Minnesota so she can be with her wife and recover from her time in a Russian jail. She returned to the U.S. in December after a dramatic prisoner swap.
Brittney Griner asks supporters to advocate for Paul Whelan
"I hope you’ll join me in writing to Paul Whelan and continuing to advocate for other Americans to be rescued and returned to their families," Griner wrote.
Cardinals' Steve Keim takes leave of absence, Brittney Griner returning to WNBA: top sports stories
After she was freed from a Russian prison in a high-level prisoner exchange, WNBA star Brittney Griner announced she will return for the Phoenix Mercury's upcoming season, and the general manager of the Arizona Cardinals is taking an immediate leave of absence from the team – these are the top stories in the world of sports from Dec. 12-18.
Brittney Griner says she will return for WNBA's upcoming season
Brittney Griner says she will return to the Phoenix Mercury for the upcoming season.
Brittney Griner dunks in first workout since Russia arrest, WNBA future unclear, agent says
Now back home, Griner will take some time to get better acquainted with her surroundings. Her return to professional basketball was not immediately clear.
Brittney Griner freed from prison, American journalist dies while covering World Cup: top sports stories
After being detained for 10 months in Russia, Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner was freed in a prisoner exchange, and an American journalist died suddenly while covering the World Cup in Qatar – these are the top stories in the world of sports from Dec. 5-11.
'I want to talk': Britney Griner opened up during long trip home
She "went to every member on that crew, looked them in the eyes, shook their hands and asked about them, got their names, making a personal connection with them," her presidential escort said.
Brittney Griner lands back in US after Russian prisoner swap
Brittney Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and Phoenix Mercury pro basketball star, was seen getting off a plane that landed Friday at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in Texas.
Brittney Griner: Reactions pour in following WNBA star's release from Russian prison
Russia freed WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, American officials said.
Who is Viktor Bout, Russia's 'Merchant of Death' freed in prisoner swap for Brittney Griner?
The U.S. and Russia agreed to swap WNBA star Brittney Griner for Viktor Bout, an arms dealer who was portrayed in the 2005 film "Lord of War."
Russia frees WNBA star Brittney Griner in prisoner swap
Russia has freed WNBA star Brittney Griner in a dramatic high-level prisoner exchange, with the U.S. releasing notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout.