Russian basketball boss defends Brittney Griner in drugs trial

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KHIMKI, Russia (Reuters) -A Russian basketball club director gave evidence in support of U.S. Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star Brittney Griner on Thursday in her third appearance in a Russian court on drugs charges carrying a possible jail sentence of up to 10 years. Griner, the two-time Olympic gold medalist who has played in Russia during offseasons since 2014, was arrested at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport on Feb. 17 after vape cartridges containing hashish oil were allegedly found in her baggage. The United States has categorized her as “a wrongful detainee”. Her case com…

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