Rights groups demand Biden negotiate for release of WNBA star Greiner

US teammate Britney Grenier congratulates her teammate during the women’s basketball gold medal game against Japan at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Brian Snyder Register now to get free unlimited access to Reuters.com Register June 22 (Reuters) – A coalition of human rights groups on … Read more

WNBA’s Griner’s wife told The Associated Press that the scheduled call never happened

Sheryl Greiner said Monday that WNBA star Britney Greiner tried to call her wife nearly a dozen times through the US Embassy in Russia on the couple’s fourth anniversary on Saturday, but they never called because the embassy’s phone line was not staffed. . The couple have not spoken on the phone in the four … Read more

WNBA’s Griner Gets Support In Trial From Character Witnesses

KIMKI, Russia (Associated Press) – Britney Grenier’s drug possession trial resumed Thursday with the off-season president of the Russian club she plays with and a female colleague from that squad testified in support of her character and what the WNBA women’s basketball star means to the country. Greiner, who pleaded guilty last week, did not … Read more

Explainer: Why do WNBA players go abroad to play in the off-season

Russia has been a popular destination for WNBA players like Brittney Griner over the past two decades because of the money they can make playing there in the winter. With top players earning more than $1 million — nearly four times what they could make as a base salary in the WNBA — Griner, Breanna … Read more

WNBA’s Griner recounts drug trial: ‘My career is my whole life’

Khimki, Russia (AFP) – American basketball star Britney Greiner She testified at a drug possession trial in Russia that an interpreter translated only a fraction of what was said while she was detained at Moscow airport in February and that officials asked her to sign the documents, but “no one explained any of it to … Read more