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GRINER SENTENCING

Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison

Brittney Griner has been found guilty of drug possession and smuggling and was sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison, an expected conclusion to her trial that should allow negotiations for a prisoner swap to accelerate.

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Mercury and Sun stand together in a 42-second moment of silence for Griner

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