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Trial for US basketball star begins in Moscow-area court

Trial for US basketball star begins in Moscow-area court

MOSCOW (AP) — American basketball star Brittney Griner appeared in a Moscow-area court for trial Friday, about 4 1/2 months after she was arrested on cannabis possession charges at an airport while traveling to play for a Russian team. Griner was arrested in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport. Police said she was carrying vape canisters …

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3-on-3 hockey league launches, could be step toward Olympics

3-on-3 hockey league launches, could be step toward Olympics

Hours before Canada beat the US to win women’s hockey gold at the Beijing Olympics in February, International Ice Hockey Federation officials lamented having only two medal events on sports’ biggest stage. The IIHF and IOC have discussed adding to that, and a new 3-on-3 league that debuted earlier this month could be another step …

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Ukraine boycotts judo Olympic qualifier as Russians compete

Ukraine boycotts judo Olympic qualifier as Russians compete

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — Ukraine has begun a boycott of international judo events because the Russian team was allowed to compete as Olympic qualification began on Friday. Judo is one of the few Olympic sports in which Russians can still compete, though they must do so without their flag and are officially representing the International …

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No bail for Canisius basketball facing recruit gun charges

BUFFALO, NY (AP) — Canisius College basketball recruit Sarion McGee was denied bail on Friday, five days after campus police arrested him for having two handguns, a shotgun and numerous high-capacity magazines outside the school’s indoor athletic complex. Questioning why McGee needed “three guns and hundreds of bullets to go play basketball,” Buffalo city court …

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