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Russia: American basketball player Griner sentenced to nine years in prison

Russia: American basketball player Griner sentenced to nine years in prison

A Russian court on Thursday sentenced American women’s basketball star Brittney Griner to nine years in prison for drug trafficking, a heavy sentence described as “unacceptable” by Joe Biden, which opens the way for a possible prisoner exchange between Moscow and Washington. Arrested in February in Moscow with a vaporizer containing cannabis-based liquid, shortly before …

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Bill Russell, basketball legend and civil rights activist, has passed away

Rain of tributes for Bill Russell, legendary basketball player and civil rights activist

He was for his family “the most prolific winner in the history of American sport” and for former President Barack Obama “a giant”: Bill Russell, crowned eleven-time NBA champion with the Celtics and civil rights defender, is died Sunday. “Bill Russell, the most prolific winner in American sports history, passed away peacefully today at the …

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Bill Russell, basketball legend and civil rights activist, has passed away

Bill Russell, basketball legend and civil rights activist, has passed away

He was for his family “the most prolific winner in the history of American sport” and for former President Barack Obama “a giant”: Bill Russell, crowned eleven-time NBA champion with the Celtics and civil rights defender, is died Sunday. “Bill Russell, the most prolific winner in American sports history, passed away peacefully today at the …

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