Why Robert Sarver will come out on top

The NBA season is right around the corner, with training camps set to begin later this week. However the talk around d the league is not about players and teams to watch, potential MVP candidates or potential championship contenders but rather the anti-black and misogynistic behaviour of the Phoenix Suns’ owner Robert Sarver and the environment it created within the organization.  Although Baxter Holmes’ hard-hitting expose into Sarver and the cutter he cultivated within the Suns elucidated what was happening in Phoenix to the masses, as with the disgraced former…

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Brittney Griner found guilty of drug charges, sentenced to 9.5 years

From TJ Quinn of ESPN with contributions from the Associated Press A Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison Thursday, an expected conclusion to her trial that should allow negotiations for a prisoner swap to accelerate. Griner, who was arrested Feb. 17 for bringing cannabis into the country, had been prepared for a harsh sentence, sources close to the player said. But she and her supporters have also been aware that Russia was not going to move forward with a trade that could bring her home until…

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U.S. and Russia strike deal over release of Brittney Griner

From the Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday. In a sharp reversal of previous policy, Blinken also said he expects to speak with his Kremlin counterpart for the first time since before Russia invaded Ukraine. The statement marked the first time the U.S. government has publicly revealed any concrete action it has taken to secure the release of Griner, who was arrested on drug-related…

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It’s not LeBron’s fault Brittney Griner is still in Russia

Brittney Griner’s stay in Russia has been extended to a far greater extent than she certainly intended. Griner has been in Russian custody since she was detained at an airport outside of Moscow after it was discovered hashish oil in her luggage. What many hoped would be a relatively expeditious return of the WNBA star to U.S. soil have been disappointed, as Russia , who just happens to be in a military conflict with a country that the United States has decided to supply finances and armaments to, has played…

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July 14, 2022 WNBA StatCap

Who Got it Done Top Performers PTS TRB AST GmSc Arike Ogunbowale(DAL) 32 6 5 25.3 A’ja Wilson (LVA) 25 4 1 24.0 Skylar Diggins-Smith(PHO) 24 5 9 23.6 Sylvia Fowles (MIN) 20 17 3 21.1 Diana Taurasi (PHO) 29 7 2 20.2 POINTS 1. Arike Ogunbowale DAL 32 2. Diana Taurasi PHO 29 3. A’ja Wilson LVA 25 4. Rachel Banham MIN 24 4. Skylar Diggins-Smith PHO 24 REBOUNDS 1. Sylvia Fowles MIN 17 2. Chiney Ogwumike LAS 13 3. Elena Delle Donne WAS 12 4. Candace Parker CHI 11 5. Rebekah Gardner CHI 10 ASSISTS 1. Skylar Diggins-Smith PHO 9 1. Jackie…

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July 7, 2022 WNBA StatCap

Who Got It Done Top Performers PTS TRB AST GmSc Kelsey Mitchell (IND) 27 1 5 22.4 Breanna Stewart (SEA) 23 4 2 19.4 Sophie Cunningham (PHO) 23 5 1 18.9 Emma Meesseman (CHI) 20 6 3 17.7 Lexie Brown (LAS) 16 2 4 17.4 Nightly Leaders 07/07/2022  PLAYERS TEAMS See all Player Stats POINTS 1. Kelsey Mitchell IND 27 2. Sophie Cunningham PHO 23 2. Breanna Stewart SEA 23 2. Diana Taurasi PHO 23 5. Sabrina Ionescu NYL 22 REBOUNDS 1. Ezi Magbegor SEA 11 1. NaLyssa Smith IND 11 3. Sabrina Ionescu NYL 10 4. Candace Parker CHI 9 5. Sami Whitcomb NYL 8…

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Brittney Griner pleads guilty

from ABC News’ Deena Zaru and Tanya Stukalov MOSCOW — WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty on Thursday morning to drug charges in a Russian court, saying that the vape cartridges containing hashish oil were in her luggage unintentionally. “I would like to plead myself guilty,” Griner said when asked if she would like to give testimony. ABC News was present inside the courtroom during the hearing. “I did not have any intention on breaking Russian law,” she said, adding that she was in a rush and did not mean…

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June 29, 2022 WNBA StatCap

Who Got It Done Top Performers PTS TRB AST GmSc Candace Parker (CHI) 25 11 7 27.3 Jonquel Jones (CON) 24 11 2 22.6 Alyssa Thomas (CON) 23 5 4 20.2 Brionna Jones (CON) 18 4 3 19.1 Jewell Loyd (SEA) 24 2 4 17.5 POINTS 1. Candace Parker CHI 25 2. Jonquel Jones CON 24 2. Jewell Loyd SEA 24 4. Alyssa Thomas CON 23 5. Kelsey Mitchell IND 21 REBOUNDS 1. A’ja Wilson LVA 16 2. Jonquel Jones CON 11 2. Candace Parker CHI 11 2. Brianna Turner PHO 11 5. Emily Engstler IND 8 ASSISTS 1. Chelsea Gray LVA 8 2. Skylar Diggins-Smith PHO…

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June 28, 2022 WNBA StatCap

Who Got It Done Top Performers PTS TRB AST GmSc Aerial Powers (MIN) 20 3 4 17.4 Moriah Jefferson(MIN) 13 10 10 15.8 Natasha Cloud (WAS) 18 2 3 14.3 Ariel Atkins (WAS) 15 2 3 13.3 Damiris Dantas (MIN) 11 6 4 12.3 POINTS 1. Aerial Powers MIN 20 2. Natasha Cloud WAS 18 3. Arike Ogunbowale DAL 16 4. Ariel Atkins WAS 15 5. Asia (AD) Durr ATL 13 REBOUNDS 1. Natalie Achonwa MIN 13 2. Moriah Jefferson MIN 10 3. Isabelle Harrison DAL 8 3. Teaira McCowan DAL 8 5. Shakira Austin WAS 7 ASSISTS 1. Moriah Jefferson MIN 10 2. Rui…

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June 27, 2022 WNBA StatCap

Who Got It Done Top Performers Performers PTS TRB AST GmSc Kelsey Plum (LVA) 29 3 5 23.8 A’ja Wilson (LVA) 25 11 1 21.1 Diana Taurasi (PHO) 27 5 2 17.8 Liz Cambage (LAS) 12 11 3 13.3 Lexie Brown (LAS) 17 2 0 12.9 POINTS 1. Kelsey Plum LVA 29 2. Diana Taurasi PHO 27 3. A’ja Wilson LVA 25 4. Kelsey Mitchell IND 22 5. Nneka Ogwumike LAS 18 REBOUNDS 1. Liz Cambage LAS 11 1. Nneka Ogwumike LAS 11 1. A’ja Wilson LVA 11 4. NaLyssa Smith IND 10 5. Brianna Turner PHO 8 ASSISTS 1. Brittney Sykes LAS 7 1. Jackie…

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