WNBA's Engelbert: 'Inspired by Courage' of Russia-Imprisoned Brittney Griner

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Before Sunday's Game One of the WNBA Finals between the Las Vegas Aces and Connecticut Sun, commissioner Cathy Engelbert emphasized the league's support for star Brittney Griner, who has been convicted of a drug crime in Russia.

Griner, the 31-year-old Phoenix Mercury center, was wrongfully detained in Russia in February, President Biden's Administration determined in May, was convicted Aug. 4 of drug charges and sentenced to nine years in Russian prison. As of Tuesday, Griner has been in Russian custody for 208 days.

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