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Moscow: US must respect Russian law in Griner case

July 21, 2022

By JIM HEINTZ MOSCOW (AP) — The spokesperson for Russia’s Foreign Ministry lashed out Thursday at the United States characterizing basketball star Brittney Griner’s jailing on drug charges as “wrongful detention,” saying it shows disrespect for Russian law. Griner has been jailed since she was arrested in mid-February at a Moscow airport after vape canisters…

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WNBA’s Griner gets support at trial from character witnesses

July 15, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Los Angeles Sparks guard Lexie Brown wears a shirt that refers to Brittney Griner before the team’s WNBA basketball game against the Washington Mystics on Tuesday, July 12, 2022, in Los Angeles. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP) By Jim Heintz associated press KHIMKI, Russia — Brittney Griner’s drug possession trial resumed…

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Moving right along

July 8, 2022

As they head out on a road trip that begins with three games with the St. Louis Cardinals, the Philadelphia Phillies are in a good place.  By Chris Murray For the Philadelphia Sunday SUN ABOVE PHOTO: Philadelphia Phillies’ Bailey Falter pitches during the first inning of a baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, July…

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Sharks hire Mike Grier as NHL’s first Black GM

July 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Mike Grier, middle, is introduced as the new general manager of the San Jose Sharks between assistant general manager Joe Will, left, and president Jonathan Becher at a news conference in San Jose, Calif., Tuesday, July 5, 2022. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) By Josh Dubow associated press SAN JOSE, Calif.  — The San Jose…

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Griner appears in court, pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

July 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 27, 2022. More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner is to appear in court Monday…

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Philly street named after former NBA star Rasheed Wallace

July 8, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: Former NBA star Rasheed Wallace proudly displays the street sign in his name cheered on by fans and friends, WDAS radio personality Patty Jackson, City Councilmember Cindy Bass (8th Dist.) and in the back, State Sen. Sharif Street (3rd Dist.-Phila.)  (Photo courtesy Afea Tucker) By Afea Tucker On Friday, June 24, the City…

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Griner pleads guilty in Russia drugs trial

July 7, 2022

By JIM HEINTZ MOSCOW (AP) — Jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner on Thursday pleaded guilty to drug possession and smuggling during her trial in Moscow but said she had no intention of committing a crime, Russian news agencies reported. The reports quoted Griner as saying through an interpreter at the court hearing that she…

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WNBA star Brittney Griner ordered to trial Friday in Russia

July 6, 2022

ABOVE PHOTO: WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted to a courtroom for a hearing, in Khimki just outside Moscow, Russia, Monday, June 27, 2022. More than four months after she was arrested at a Moscow airport for cannabis possession, American basketball star Brittney Griner is to appear in court Monday…

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Going For The Win

July 6, 2022

The Eyekonz Lacrosse Team heads to the World Lacrosse Festival this weekend to take the festival by storm. By Chris MurrayFor the Philadelphia Sunday SUN ABOVE PHOTO: JAZMINE SMITH, founder and CEO of Eyekonz Field Hockey and Lacrosse, coaches the lacrosse team during practice at Mander Playground in Strawberry Mansion. (Photo/Chris Murray) As she watched…

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