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2 months ago

Brittney Griner's jersey retired

The WNBA star No. 42 was retired by Alma Mater Baylor University.
2 months ago
Brittney Griner's jersey retired
3 months ago

1st look at cover of Brittney Griner's book, 'Coming Home'

From being arrested in Russia to her eventual triumphant return to the WNBA, the athlete is sharing her journey for the first time in the new memoir.
3 months ago
1st look at cover of Brittney Griner's book, 'Coming Home'
9 months ago

GMA goes 1-on-1 with WNBA stars, including Brittney Griner

ABC News' Mola Lenghi is in Las Vegas talking to the players set to play in the WNBA's All Star game, including Brittney Griner, who's making her first appearance since returning to the league.
9 months ago
GMA goes 1-on-1 with WNBA stars, including Brittney Griner
10 months ago

Brittney Griner and teammates harassed at airport

The WNBA is investigating the incident which occurred in Dallas.
10 months ago
Brittney Griner and teammates harassed at airport
1 year ago

Brittney Griner plays 1st regular season game since release

The Phoenix Mercury superstar received a huge ovation during her first game since being released from a Russian prison, scoring 27 points and making 10 rebounds against the Chicago Sky.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner plays 1st regular season game since release
1 year ago

Brittney Griner makes emotional, impressive return to the WNBA

Brittney Griner returned to her first official game in WNBA for the Phoenix Mercury after she spent nearly 10 months in Russian detainment.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner makes emotional, impressive return to the WNBA
1 year ago

Brittney Griner's return to WNBA court

The basketball star played in her first official game in 579 days after spending 10 months in a Russian Prison.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner's return to WNBA court
1 year ago

Brittney Griner returns to the WNBA

The Phoenix Mercury center played in her first competitive game since being held in a Russian jail on drug charges.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner returns to the WNBA
1 year ago

Brittney Griner says 'digging deep' is behind her return to the WNBA

ABC News contributor Christine Brennan discusses Brittney Griner’s first press conference following her 10-month detainment in a Russian prison.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner says 'digging deep' is behind her return to the WNBA
1 year ago

Brittney Griner speaks out about Russian detainment

The WNBA star opened up about her time behind bars in a Russian prison and her mission to help other Americans wrongly detained overseas, like Evan Gershkovich and Paul Whelan.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner speaks out about Russian detainment
1 year ago

Britney Griner opens up about Russian detainment

The WNBA star got emotional during a news conference about how she got through the ordeal behind Russian bars.
1 year ago
Britney Griner opens up about Russian detainment
1 year ago

Brittney Griner talks emotional return to Phoenix Mercury

In a press conference Thursday, the three-time WNBA Champion spoke about her path back to basketball after her release from Russia late last year.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner talks emotional return to Phoenix Mercury
1 year ago

Brittney Griner addresses Russian detainment: 'No one should be in those conditions'

WNBA star Brittney Griner said "digging deep" helped her get through her detainment at a Russian prison last year.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner on what got her through her Russian imprisonment
1 year ago

Brittney Griner speaks out for 1st time since being released from Russian prison

Brittney Griner thanked her family and friends and credited her faith for surviving her time in custody on Friday in her first comments since being released from Russia.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner speaks out for 1st time since being released from Russian prison
1 year ago

Britney Griner urges supporters to write to Paul Whelan

The WNBA star wrote a heartfelt open letter thanking fans for their support and urging them to write to Whelan, a former Marine left detained in Russia.
1 year ago
Britney Griner urges supporters to write to Paul Whelan
1 year ago

Brittney Griner pens thank you letter, urges supporters to write to Paul Whelan

Brittney Griner on Wednesday posted an open letter thanking fans for their support and urging them to write to Paul Whalen, an American detained in Russia.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner pens thank you letter, urges supporters to write to Paul Whelan
1 year ago

Brittney Griner breaks her silence

WNBA star Brittney Griner posted an emotional statement after being freed from prison in Russian and reuniting with her wife.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner breaks her silence
1 year ago

Brittney Griner's first statement since her release

Brittney Griner shared her first public statement since her release from captivity in Russia and thanked all those who helped her come home as she promised a return to basketball.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner's first statement since her release
1 year ago

Brittney Griner speaks out for 1st time since being released from Russia

In a post on Instagram, Griner said it felt good to be home and expressed gratitude to all who helped bring her back to the U.S.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner speaks out for 1st time since being released from Russia
1 year ago

Griner speaks out for first time since being released from Russian custody

ABC News' Alex Presha reports on WNBA star Brittney Griner's first public comments since being released from Russian prison, and on her plans to return to basketball.
1 year ago
Griner speaks out for first time since being released from Russian custody
1 year ago

Brittney Griner recuperating after return from Russia

The WNBA star has begun her recovery after returning to the U.S. following her detainment in Russia, officials said.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner recuperating after return from Russia
1 year ago

Diplomat who brought Brittney Griner home tells Paul Whelan: 'We haven't forgotten you'

Roger Carstens, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs who helped secure Brittney Griner’s release, said he told Paul Whelan: "We haven't forgotten you."
1 year ago
Diplomat who brought Griner home tells Paul Whelan: 'We haven't forgotten you'
1 year ago

Brittney Griner in military medical facility after returning to US from Russian prison

The WNBA star was reunited with her wife Cherrelle after she was released from a Russian penal colony as a result of a prisoner swap with Russian for arms dealer Viktor Bout.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner in military medical facility after returning to US from Russian prison
1 year ago

New details on Brittney Griner’s return to US after Russian prisoner swap

The WNBA star remains in a military medical facility in San Antonio, Texas, where she is receiving treatment after nearly 300 days in Russian prison.
1 year ago
New details on Brittney Griner’s return to US after Russian prisoner swap
1 year ago

Brittney Griner’s road to recovery

The WNBA star’s agent says Griner is “doing really well” in her first weekend home since being released from imprisonment in Russia. ABC News’ Andrew Dymburt has the new details.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner’s road to recovery
1 year ago

Special presidential envoy speaks out on Brittney Griner's release

Roger Carstens, the U.S. special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, helped secure WNBA star Brittney Griner’s release from Russia.
1 year ago
Special presidential envoy speaks out on Brittney Griner's release
1 year ago

Brittney Griner continues reintegration processes on US soil after prison swap

The Biden administration faced some criticism for Griner's release. U.S Marine Paul Whelan's brother David Whelan said, "I think all Americans should be happy that Brittney Griner is home."
1 year ago
Brittney Griner continues reintegration processes on US soil after prison swap
1 year ago

Griner 'in very good spirits' but US isn't doing 'backflips' over freeing Russian arms dealer: Kirby

Brittney Griner is doing well while recovering in Texas after being freed from Russia and returning to the U.S. last week, John Kirby said on "This Week"
1 year ago
Griner 'in very good spirits' but US not doing 'backflips' over freeing arms dealer
1 year ago

Nobody doing ‘backflips’ over Viktor Bout going free: John Kirby

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz interviews White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby on “This Week.”
1 year ago
Nobody doing ‘backflips’ over Viktor Bout going free: John Kirby
1 year ago

US releases notorious arms dealer in prisoner swap for Brittney Griner

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz reports on the latest international headlines on “This Week.”
1 year ago
US releases notorious arms dealer in prisoner swap for Brittney Griner
1 year ago

Brittney Griner back in US and reunited with her wife

The WNBA star and her family are thanking everyone who facilitated her release from Russian detention after 10 months.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner back in US and reunited with her wife
1 year ago

Outpouring of support for WNBA superstar Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner is readjusting to a life of freedom in the U.S. following her release from a Russian prison.
1 year ago
Outpouring of support for WNBA superstar Brittney Griner
1 year ago

Brittney Griner back on US soil

The WNBA star has reunited with her wife after a prisoner swap as the White House faces backlash over release of the arms dealer.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner back on US soil
1 year ago

WNBA star Brittney Griner is back on US soil, reunites with wife

WNBA star Brittney Griner is back on U.S. soil and reunited with her wife after her 10-month ordeal as a Russian prisoner.
1 year ago
WNBA star Brittney Griner is back on US soil, reunites with wife
1 year ago

Sports columnist: WNBA will support Brittney Griner following release

ABC News contributor and sports columnist Christine Brennan reacts to Brittney Griner’s release and the significance of the WNBA’s ongoing support during the athlete’s time in a Russian prison.
1 year ago
Sports columnist: WNBA will support Brittney Griner following release
1 year ago

Senior CIA field operative gives insight on prisoner swap with Viktor Bout

ABC News contributor Darrell Blocker explains why Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout was on his radar during his time with the CIA and discusses the high-profile prisoner swap.
1 year ago
Senior CIA field operative gives insight on prisoner swap with Viktor Bout
1 year ago

How prisoner exchanges like Brittney Griner’s work

In order to secure Griner’s freedom, the White House had to return notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout to Russia— a move that has been criticized by some.
1 year ago
How prisoner exchanges like Brittney Griner’s work
1 year ago

New details on the deal that brought Brittney Griner home

Russia released the WNBA star from a Russian penal colony in exchange for arms dealer Viktor Bout.
1 year ago
New details on the deal that brought Brittney Griner home
1 year ago

White House celebrates Brittney Griner’s safe return home

With the WNBA star back in the states, the White House responds to criticism on the prisoner swap of Viktor Bout for Griner.
1 year ago
White House celebrates Brittney Griner’s safe return home
1 year ago

Brittney Griner back on US soil after nearly 300 days in Russian prison

Griner will now undergo medical evaluation at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner back on US soil after nearly 300 days in Russian prison
1 year ago

What Griner’s release means for other Americans left behind

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz shares the reaction by imprisoned American Paul Whelan and his family after Brittney Griner’s release.
1 year ago
What Griner’s release means for other Americans left behind
1 year ago

New details on Brittney Griner’s prisoner swap

ABC News’ Mary Bruce reports on the secret negotiations between the U.S. and Russia to free the WNBA star and the difficult choices the Biden administration says it was forced to make.
1 year ago
New details on Brittney Griner’s prisoner swap
1 year ago

Former New Mexico governor played key role to secure Griner’s release

Bill Richardson, who traveled to Moscow multiple times over the past few months, shares insight and details of the negotiations behind Brittney Griner’s release from Russian prison.
1 year ago
Former New Mexico governor played key role to secure Griner’s release
1 year ago

Brittney Griner lands on US soil after prison release

Griner’s plane landed at Kelly Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas, on Friday morning, where she was then brought to Brooke Army Medical Center to start the “reintegration” program.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner lands on US soil after prison release
1 year ago

How basketball stars rallied for Brittney Griner during her detention in Russia

Throughout Brittney Griner's detention in Russia, top WNBA and NBA stars rallied for her on and off the court, putting pressure on the White House to secure her release.
1 year ago
Basketball stars celebrate Brittney Griner's release: 'She is coming home'
1 year ago

Britney Griner freed from Russian custody

Britney Griner is on her way home following months of detainment following a prisoner exchange with a notorious Russian criminal.
1 year ago
Britney Griner freed from Russian custody
1 year ago

Notorious Russian arms dealer released in prisoner swap for Brittney Griner

Notorious Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout has been released in a prisoner swap in exchange for WNBA star Brittney Griner, and is now back in Russia.
1 year ago
Notorious Russian arms dealer released in prisoner swap for Brittney Griner
1 year ago

WNBA star Brittney Griner is released in prisoner swap

After 294 days of detention, WNBA star Brittney Griner has been freed from detention in a penal colony in Russia, with Griner boarding a plane to the U.S.
1 year ago
WNBA star Brittney Griner is released in prisoner swap
1 year ago

Brittney Griner released from Russia in prisoner swap

ABC News' Mary Bruce reports on the Biden administration securing the release of WNBA superstar Brittney Griner from Russia following her 294-day detention.
1 year ago
Brittney Griner released from Russia in prisoner swap
1 year ago

Reactions to Brittney Griner's release from wife Cherelle, WNBA and former coaches

WNBA star Brittney Griner was released from Russia on Dec. 8, 10 months after she was first detained, in a prisoner swap for an international arms dealer.
1 year ago
Reactions to Brittney Griner's release from wife Cherelle, WNBA and former coaches