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AP Interview: Brittney Griner ready to return to basketball

Brittney Griner is eager to make her season debut this weekend in Minnesota after being entangled in a series of troubling off-court episodes. The 6-foot-8 star will return to the Phoenix Mercury lineup Saturday having served her record seven-game suspension after a domestic violence arrest in April. "Basketball is my safe zone, being back on the court means everything for me, basketball is my life," Griner said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday. "I'm ready to go. I definitely have been watching and I have been doing everything off the court to be on the court." Besides the WNBA suspension, Griner pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and...

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