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Brittney Griner tells Russian court she understands her charges, but won’t comment further

The initial session of the trial, which was adjourned until July 7, offered the most extensive public interaction between Griner and reporters since Griner was arrested. 20 minutes ago

Ex-Georgetown coach Gordon Ernst gets 2 1/2 years in bribe scandal

The sentence for former Georgetown University tennis coach Gordon Ernst is by far the toughest punishment handed down so far in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal. 1 hour ago

Biden to award Medal of Freedom to Biles, McCain, Giffords

President Biden will present the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, to 17 people, including actor Denzel Washington, gymnast Simone Biles, and the late John McCain, the Arizona Republican with whom Biden served in the US Senate. 2 hours ago

Towns agrees with Timberwolves on $224 million extension

Karl-Anthony Towns is under contract for six more years, after agreeing to an extension Friday to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Grizzlies, Ja Morant agree to 5-year supermax deal

The deal is worth at least $193 million and potentially up to $231 million.

Baseball

Check out the Astros’ Kyle Tucker trying to steal home while the Yankees’ Luis Severino tinkers with PitchCom device

Tucker saw Severino was distracted and tried to sneak home but he was thrown out.

NFL

NFL adamant on indefinite suspension for Deshaun Watson as hearing concludes

It’s uncertain when a ruling will be made but the Browns are hoping to know Watson’s availability before training camp starts July 27.

Sports Log

Emily Engel-Natzke joins Capitals, is first woman to become NHL video coach

Engel-Natzke also became the first woman to hold a full-time position on an NHL coaching staff.