WNBA commissioner voices support for Brittney Griner

CNN — Ahead of Monday’s WNBA Draft, Commissioner Cathy Engelbert reaffirmed the league’s commitment to help bring Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner – who has been detained in Russia since mid-February – home. “I wanted to start by saying that we continue to work diligently to bring Brittney Griner home. This is an unimaginable situation … Read more

Russia’s auto boom comes to a halt due to Ukraine sanctions

Kaluga car factories stop production Demand for cars plummets, food prices soar Some hope Western resolution won’t last Others have seen crises before April 5 (Reuters) – Thousands of autoworkers have been laid off and food prices are soaring as Western sanctions hit the small Russian town of Kaluga and its flagship foreign automakers, along … Read more

Motorsports-Vegas EXCLUSIVE puts Monaco’s future in focus, says Brown

Formula One F1 – Russian Grand Prix – Sochi Autodrom, Sochi, Russia – September 28, 2019 McLaren Chief Executive Officer Zak Brown REUTERS/Anton Vaganov Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Check in LONDON, April 1 (Reuters) – Las Vegas will be an impressive addition to the Formula One calendar next year, but … Read more

Roman Abramovich: UK sanctions Russian oligarch and Chelsea owner

London, UK CNN — The UK has added Russian oligarch and Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich to its list of people sanctioned as part of its effort to “isolate” Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia invaded Ukraine. – questioning the sale of the London club and prohibiting the purchase or sale of players until further … Read more

Brittney Griner: Why so many WNBA stars play basketball overseas

CNN — For many years, WNBA players have regularly traveled overseas during the WNBA offseason to make the most of the higher salaries they can earn in international leagues. Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner – who was arrested last month at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow after being found with hash oil – has been doing … Read more