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Baylor Bears center Brittney Griner blocks a shot by Notre Dame's Kayla McBride during the first half of play in NCAA Women's 2012 National Championship action at the Pepsi Center in Denver, CO Tuesday April 3, 2012. AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post

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U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner remains in Russian custody and they’ve decided to extend her detention. Griner has been held in Russia since February on accusations of drug smuggling and will stay there through July 2nd. A U.S. State department has classified her a “wrongfully detained.” The WNBA Phoenix Mercury player was arrested when Russian authorities claimed she had cannabis oil in her luggage and a significant amount of narcotic substance.

More on this story here:  https://www.cnn.com/2022/06/14/sport/brittney-griner-russia-detention-extended/index.html