Texas homecoming for Griner in WNBA star's 1st game there since Russian release

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ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Brittney Griner had a Texas homecoming, in private and on the court with the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA star's home state six months after her release from a Russian prison.

The only thing really missing was a victory.

Even before the first of consecutive games against the Dallas Wings, Griner was getting shouts of encouragement while out eating with teammates. And less than two hours before Wednesday night's game, she met in private with the women's basketball team from Baylor, the campus 100 miles away where she was part of a 40-0 national championship in 2012.


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