Brittney Griner is facing a 9-year sentence in a Russian jail following conviction. Here’s what could come next for the WNBA star

CNN  —  After a Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday to nine years in prison for a drug smuggling conviction, the player’s supporters, teammates and numerous US officials swiftly condemned the decision, many concerned her detention is being used to advance Russia’s agenda in the Ukraine war. Now, Griner has returned to … Read more

An American dentist was found guilty of killing his wife on their African safari

CNN — An American dentist and big-game hunter was found guilty of murder in the shooting death of his wife on an African safari. Lawrence Rudolph, 67, killed his wife, Bianca Rudolph, with a shotgun and defrauded multiple insurance companies, a federal jury found Monday. Rudolph cashed in more than $4.8 million in life insurance … Read more

2 cyclists killed and 3 injured by an SUV that crossed over the center line, authorities say

CNN — Two cyclists were killed and three were injured Saturday morning when an SUV crossed over the center line while trying to pass another vehicle, Michigan authorities said. The five cyclists were all participating in the Make-A-Wish bicycle tour, a three-day fundraising event and endurance ride that spans most of the state, according to … Read more

Wimbledon 2022: Organizers feared Russian participation would fuel a ‘propaganda machine’

Wimbledon CNN — Banning Russian and Belarusian tennis players from this year’s Wimbledon tournament in light of the war in Ukraine is not discriminatory, say organizers of the grand slam tournament. The tournament’s chairman Ian Hewitt said Russia’s invasion of Ukraine had placed organizers in “an extreme and exceptional situation,” adding that the decision to … Read more

Tyson Fury retains WBC heavyweight title after beating Dillian Whyte by technical knockout

Wembley Stadium, London CNN — Tyson Fury retained his WBC heavyweight title after beating Dillian Whyte by technical knockout in the sixth round in front of a raucous 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium. It was a true boxing masterclass from Fury, who further cemented his place at the top of this generation’s heavyweight division. Whyte … Read more

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers joins vaunted 3,000-hit club

CNN — Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera entered the vaunted 3,000-hit club Saturday with an opposite field single in his first at-bat at home against the Colorado Rockies. The 39-year-old Venezuelan, in his 20th season, is the 33rd player to reach the milestone in the 119-year-old history of Major League Baseball. The hit, off Rockies … Read more

Freddy Rincón: Former Colombia captain dies after car crash

CNN — Former Colombia soccer captain Freddy Rincón has died after being involved in a car crash in Cali, the hospital treating him said in a statement. The 55-year-old Rincón was admitted to hospital on Monday following a car accident in the early hours of the day, CNN en Español reported, citing local media. Five … Read more

Los Angeles Lakers: Questionable trades, injuries and a falling star … what went wrong with NBA team

CNN — Los Angeles’ nickname is the “City of Angels,” but this past season for the Los Angeles Lakers has been one conjured straight from the center of Dante’s ‘Inferno.’ The team – one so accustomed to success – endured a rough 2021/22, failing to reach the playoffs after a run of eight consecutive defeats … Read more

Tiger Woods struggles in second round at the Masters after excellent open following long injury layoff

CNN — Tiger Woods struggled at the beginning of his second round at the Masters on Friday following an excellent return to competitive golf. The five-time Masters champion capped off a remarkable comeback to golf on Thursday as he carded a one-under 71 in the opening round at Augusta National. The 46-year-old Woods displayed all … Read more

Two Biden Cabinet members among string of positive Covid-19 cases after elite Gridiron dinner

CNN — Two members of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday, becoming the latest high-profile Washington figures to contract the virus in recent days. Attorney General Merrick Garland and Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced their positive diagnoses after having attended the elite Gridiron Club Dinner in Washington on Saturday. Other attendees, … Read more