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Brittney Griner

  1. power
    Brittney Griner Made Everyone Emotional at the NAACP AwardsThe WNBA star got a standing ovation and called for the return of other detainees.
  2. games
    The 10 Biggest Sports Stories of 2022It was a normal-feeling year at last — but the real world kept intruding.
  3. games
    The Seven Most Important Athletes of 2022Records broken, swan songs sung, and a superstar freed.
  4. the system
    Brittney Griner’s Hollow HomecomingIt’s a relief she’s back. Now free the others.
  5. brittney griner
    What’s Next for Viktor Bout, According to His LawyerSteve Zissou predicts the notorious arms dealer will now lead a “quiet existence.”
  6. politics
    What Happens to Paul Whelan Now?President Biden said his administration is not giving up on securing the former marine’s release from Russia.
  7. sports
    Brittney Griner Is Coming Home From a Russian PrisonThe WNBA star is headed home after being released in a prisoner swap for the notorious international arms dealer.
  8. brittney griner
    The 7 Craziest Facts About Arms Trafficker Viktor Bout’s CareerGetting to know the “merchant of death” the U.S. just sent to Russia in a prisoner swap for basketball star Brittney Griner.
  9. brittney griner
    The Queens Lawyer Who Could Help Free Brittney GrinerSteve Zissou (his real name) has spent years softening the image of notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout. His efforts might be about to pay off.
  10. foreign interests
    Brittney Griner Sentenced to 9 Years in Russian PrisonThe basketball star told the judge that she hoped the ruling “doesn’t end my life here.”
  11. sports
    U.S. Proposes a Prisoner Swap to Bring Brittney Griner HomeThe trade reportedly involves Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, who is serving a 25-year sentence in the U.S.
  12. brittney griner
    WNBA All-Stars Pay Tribute to Brittney GrinerPlayers wore jerseys with the detained basketball star’s name and number.
  13. brittney griner
    Brittney Griner Pleads Guilty, Faces 10 Years in PrisonNow it’s up to the Biden administration to get her out of Russia.
  14. sports
    Brittney Griner’s All-But-Predetermined Trial BeginsThe WNBA star is likely to be convicted and faces up to ten years in Russian prison.
  15. foreign interests
    U.S. Botched Brittney Griner’s First Chance to Speak to Wife in 4 MonthsThey were set to talk by phone for the first time since the WNBA star was detained in Russia, but the U.S. embassy failed to patch the call.
  16. sports
    Brittney Griner’s Nightmare ContinuesRussian authorities have extended her detention ahead of a trial on drug-smuggling charges.
  17. games
    Brittney Griner Still Isn’t Getting Enough AttentionAs a trumped-up trial in Russia looms, her case remains curiously under the radar.
  18. sports
    Brittney Griner’s Detention in Russia Extended Another MonthThe WNBA star has been detained in Moscow since February. The State Department has classified her as “wrongfully detained.”
  19. sports
    Russian Court Extends Brittney Griner’s Detention to MayThe WNBA star has been in Russian custody since February when customs officials claimed to have found hashish oil in her luggage at the airport.
  20. games
    Why Isn’t Brittney Griner the Biggest Sports Story in the Country?One of the WNBA’s premier players has been detained in Russia for weeks, yet the reaction has been curiously muted.
  21. double standards
    When Lesbian Athletes Come Out, We Hardly NoticeBut when Jason Collins does, he’s heralded as the first gay pro athlete.
  22. quotables
    Brittney Griner Has No Idea Why NFL Players Won’t Come OutBut she recommends it.
  23. beauty marks
    Model Agent Paul Rowland Wouldn’t Mind Casting an Androgynous Basketball Player’Love’ editor Katie Grand likes the look as well.