Taylor calls for Griner’s release at Hall of Fame induction

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Penny Taylor used her induction into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday to call for the release of her former Phoenix Mercury teammate Brittney Griner, noting it’s been 114 days since the seven-time WNBA All-Star was detained in Russia. “BG is our family,” Taylor said in asking President Joe Biden’s … Read more

China denies asking Russia not to invade until post-Olympics

China is denouncing a report that it asked Russia to delay invading Ukraine until after the Beijing Winter Olympics as “fake news.” ByAssociated Press March 3, 2022, 10:25 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIJING — China on Thursday denounced a report that it asked Russia to delay invading … Read more

At Olympics, cybersecurity worries linger in background

BEIJING — Warnings to use disposable “burner” phones and laptops. Privacy-protecting software. Concerns about a security flaw in an official Games smartphone app. Such precautions fueled unease about data privacy for competitors and attendees at the Winter Olympics in Beijing. Not everyone heeded them. “Honestly, I’ve been coming to China for 12 years or whatever, … Read more

Report: Russian skate star tested positive for banned drug

Olympic figure skating favorite Kamila Valieva tested positive for a banned heart medication before her arrival at the Beijing Olympics, the Russian newspaper RBC reported, putting in jeopardy the team gold medal that she helped win earlier this week By DAVE SKRETTA and GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writers February 10, 2022, 3:31 AM • 1 … Read more

Jacobellis earns 1st US gold at Olympics in snowboardcross

Lindsey Jacobellis captured the United States’ first gold medal of the Beijing Olympics By EDDIE PELLS and PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writers February 9, 2022, 9:14 AM • 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ZHANGJIAKOU, China — Lindsey Jacobellis captured the United States’ first gold medal of the Beijing Olympics on … Read more