August 10, 2022
Serena Williams’ retirement announcement provided a significant bump in ticket sales to the tournament where she’s expected to make her last appearance. The USTA reported that it sold 16,500 tickets to the US Open on Tuesday — the day that Williams announced she would be retiring from tennis, likely after...
August 4, 2022
Griner was found guilty of drug possession and drug smuggling with criminal intent. The judge fined her 1 million rubles, roughly $16,300 US dollars, in addition to sentencing Grine to just shy of the maximum 10 years that she was eligible to receive. Yahoo Sports
July 29, 2022
Hockey Canada has paid out C$8.9 million ($6.9 million) to settle more than 20 claims of sexual misconduct since 1989, officials told a parliamentary hearing on Wednesday. Some of that money came from an “equity fund” that was partly funded by registration fees of young players -- without the knowledge...
July 27, 2022
The Biden administration has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and another jailed American, Paul Whelan. Griner was arrested on drug-related charges at a Moscow airport in February and testified Wednesday at her trial. ESPN
July 21, 2022
Eileen Gu, the 18-year-old Olympic gold medalist, made headlines Wednesday night when ESPN awarded her the Best Breakthrough Athlete award at the ESPYs. (Gu also won the award for Best Athlete, Women’s Action Sports.) And once again, those headlines drew controversy largely comprised of anti-China sentiment. SKI
July 7, 2022
Detained WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty on Thursday to bringing hashish oil into Russia, telling a judge that she had done so "inadvertently" while asking the court for mercy. The move is not expected to end her trial in Khimki, Russia, anytime soon. Even with a guilty plea in...
July 5, 2022
In Griner’s first public words since being arrested on drug charges at a Moscow airport on Feb. 17 and subsequently classified as “wrongfully detained,” she directly implored President Joe Biden on Monday to rescue her. LA Times
July 1, 2022
Passport of Kaitlin Armstrong’s Sister Found at Costa Rica Lodge After Fugitive Yoga Teacher’s Arrest: Witness
U.S. Marshals previously said that Kailtin Armstrong used someone else's passport in order to enter Costa Rica, where she was arrested after multiple weeks on the run. Armstrong is suspected of killing professional cyclist Moriah Wilson. Inside Edition
June 27, 2022
Phoenix Mercury basketball star Brittney Griner, who has been detained in Russia since February, will finally see a criminal trial on July 1, according to ESPN. During a preliminary hearing on Monday, the court also announced that she will be forced to remain in Russian custody for another six months....
June 23, 2022
Over Memorial Day weekend, Eddie Bauer released its film ‘Elevated,‘ featuring climber Sonya Wilson. Wilson is a climber, teacher, climbing guide, and the founder of the ASL Climbing Network based in Los Angeles. Wilson is Deaf and uses ASL (American Sign Language) to communicate. She’s been climbing on and off for more than...