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Brittney Griner sentenced to 9 years in Russian prison

A Russian court sentenced WNBA star Brittney Griner to 9 years in prison Thursday, an expected conclusion to her trial that should allow negotiations for a prisoner swap to accelerate.

Brittney Griner, who was arrested February 17 for bringing cannabis into the country, had been prepared for a harsh sentence, sources close to the player said. But she and her supporters have been aware that Russia was not going to move forward with a trade that could bring her home until her trial was completed.

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