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WNBA’s Brittney Griner appeals her Russian prison sentence

August 19, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: US Basketball player Brittney Griner looks through bars as she listens to the verdict standing in a cage in a courtroom in Khimki, outside Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022. Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drugs…

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It’s just a start

August 16, 2022

While the Philadelphia Eagles may have lost their opening preseason game to the New York Jets team that’s completely rebuilding, the game gave fans and coaches a lot to consider. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN ABOVE PHOTO: Eagles’ Jason Huntley scores a touchdown. Photo by Webster Riddick The Philadelphia Eagles’ first drive…

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Serena Williams says ‘countdown has begun’ to retirement

August 12, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Serena Williams of the US waves as she leaves the court after losing to France’s Harmony Tan in a first round women’s singles match on day two of the Wimbledon tennis championships in London, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali) By Howard Fendrich ASSOCIATED PRESS Saying “the countdown has begun,” 23-time Grand…

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WNBA’s Griner convicted at drug trial, sentenced to 9 years

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted in a court room prior to a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. American basketball star Brittney Griner was back in court on Tuesday for her trial for cannabis possession amid U.S. diplomatic efforts to secure her…

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Bill Russell, NBA star and civil rights pioneer, dies at 88

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Boston Celtics legendary center Bill Russell has a light moment while answering questions from members of the media after a Celtics team practice in Waltham, Mass., Oct. 11, 1999. The NBA great Bill Russell has died at age 88. His family said on social media that Russell died on Sunday, July 31, 2022….

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Reactions to the death of NBA great Bill Russell

August 5, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Boston Celtics’ star Bill Russell talks with newsmen about the boycott of Boston public schools by African Americans, June 18, 1963, in Boston. Russell spoke to some of the estimated 3,000 children who stayed away from regular classes but attended special sessions called by black leaders. Children were asked to stay away from…

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A legend among the ancestors

August 5, 2022

With the passing of NBA legend Bill Russell, another warrior takes his rest. ABOVE PHOTO: Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell stands court side during a tribute in his honor in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Boston, Nov. 1, 2013. The NBA great Bill Russell has died at…

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Could this be the year?

July 23, 2022

As the All-Star Break comes to an end, The Philadelphia Phillies find themselves in a position to play baseball past September. By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN Above photo: Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson watches from the dugout before a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Sunday, July 17, 2022, in Miami….

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Jackie Robinson’s legacy looms over All-Star Game in LA

July 22, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: This March 4, 1946, file photo shows Jackie Robinson of the Montreal Royals baseball team, in Sanford, Fla. Already at the forefront on the 75th anniversary of breaking baseball’s color barrier, Jackie Robinson’s life, legacy and impact is honored as part of the 2022 baseball All-Star Game in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Bill Chaplis,…

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