Brittney Griner’s lawyers appeal against nine-year Russian jail sentence

Brittney Griner’s lawyers appeal against nine-year Russian jail sentence

The defense lawyers for jailed U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner, who was sentenced to serve nine years in a Russian penal colony on drug smuggling charges, say they have filed an appeal against her sentence. Griner, a centre for the Phoenix Mercury who had been playing in Yekaterinburg during the WNBA off-season, was arrested in…