Warriors' Curry, Coach Kerr drop by WH briefing
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry and coach Steve Kerr made a surprise appearance at the White House briefing Tuesday before celebrating their 2022 championship. Curry thanked President Joe Biden for getting WMBA star Brittney Griner home. (Jan. 17)news.yahoo.com
Viktor Bout, the convicted arms dealer the US swapped with Russia for Brittney Griner, was nicknamed 'The Merchant of Death' and inspired a Nic Cage movie
Viktor Bout, who the Biden admin traded in a prisoner swap for Brittney Griner, jumped into far-right politics upon getting home to Russia.news.yahoo.com
Russia’s ‘Merchant of Death’ Chickens Out of Fight During Live Broadcast
Christophe Archambault/AFP via Getty ImagesAfter being freed in a prisoner swap for US basketball star Brittney Griner, arms dealer Viktor Bout is making rounds on Russian propaganda networks, but he is already changing his tune.During an interview last month with convicted Russian agent Maria Butina for the state media outlet RT, Bout proclaimed his wholehearted support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and said he would certainly sign up as a volunteer, if he had the opportunity and necessary snews.yahoo.com
Brittney Griner makes first statement on Instagram since returning home
Brittney Griner’s return to the United States in a prisoner swap with Russia ended a 10-month saga, with Griner spending time in a Russian jail for having cannabis oil in her luggage. Griner was playing basketball in Russia during the WNBA offseason.
Brittney Griner prisoner swap AP Sports Story of the Year
The return of Brittney Griner to the United States in a dramatic prisoner swap with Russia marked the culmination of a 10-month ordeal that captivated world attention, a saga that landed at the intersection of sports, politics, race and gender identity — and wartime diplomacy.
Biden mocks Trump’s ‘major announcement’ of digital trading cards
President Biden on Thursday mocked former President Trump for teasing a “major announcement” that turned out to be a new line of digital Trump trading cards. “I had some MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENTS the last couple of weeks, too…” Biden tweeted from his personal account. The president listed a consumer price report that showed inflation easing in…news.yahoo.com
Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout speaks out after Brittney Griner swap
Sitting in a Moscow studio as snow fell outside, looking relaxed in a blue blazer and maroon T-shirt, Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout described his 14 years in a U.S. prison in his first interview since he was exchanged for Brittney Griner, an American basketball player who had been held in a Russian prison colony following a drug conviction earlier this year.news.yahoo.com
After Brittney Griner's detention and release, nearly half of WNBA players are still opting to play overseas in the off-season: 'Our players are going to do what's best for them'
The AP reported that 67 out of 144 WNBA players are competing abroad, and none of them are playing in Russia, where Griner was detained for months.news.yahoo.com
Paul Whelan’s brother slams Trump after prisoner swap criticism
The brother of former Marine Paul Whelan, who has been imprisoned in Russia for nearly four years, slammed former President Trump on Friday after Trump criticized the Biden administration for the deal it struck to free WNBA star Brittney Griner but not Whelan. David Whelan said in a post on Twitter that Trump seems to…news.yahoo.com
Veteran emissary Richardson hopeful for Griner, Whelan swap
Bill Richardson, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and a frequent emissary in hostage negotiations, says he's hopeful about the chances of a two-for-two prisoner swap that could result in the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan.