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February 2023
# Moving On
Brittney Griner set to return to WNBA after Russian prison release
The American basketball star has signed a one-year deal with Phoenix Mercury, according to reports.
Last year
# brittney griner
US basketball star moved to penal colony following nine-year sentence for drug possession
A Russian court rejected an appeal against Griner’s nine-year sentence for drug possession last month.
# brittney griner
Russian court rejects US basketball player’s appeal on nine year sentence for cannabis oil
Griner was convicted on 4 August after police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage
# good reads
Shambolic organisation at the Champions League final and more of the week's best sportswriting
A selection of pieces that caught our eye this week.
# Basketball
Russia is 'ready' to discuss US prisoner exchange - a day after basketball star sentencing
Brittney Griner was detained at a Moscow airport in February after she was found carrying vape cartridges with cannabis oil in her luggage.
All time
WNBA reverses penalties against players who showed support for shooting victims
Each organisation was fined $5,000 and players were each given a $500 penalty.
# Ouch
WNBA player headbutts team-mate trying to celebrate
Blood, blood everywhere.
# London 2012
Double standards: Australian women's basketball team fly economy as men travel business class
The Sports Minister in Oz has called for a review after outcry over gender inequality in Olympics build-up.
# Jack of All Trades
The Magnificent Seven: Codebreakers
NFL star Chad Ochocinco laced up a pair of football boots earlier this week as he lined out for the Sporting Kansas City reserves. We take a look at seven others who famously tried their hand at more than one sport.