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  • Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner proposes to Tulsa Shock’s Glory Johnson

    Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner revealed on Instagram Friday morning that she was engaged to her girlfriend. In the photo, Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson is seen covering her face with Griner kneeling, holding a ring box and diamond ring while wearing a pink bowtie. Griner’s caption for the photo read: Last Night was a […]
  • Phoenix Mercury, Diana Taurasi agree to contract extension

    The Phoenix Mercury announced Friday that they’ve rewarded guard Diana Taurasi with a multi-year contract extension. The 32-year-old Taurasi, who is in her 11th season in the WNBA, is averaging 17.0 points, 3.9 rebounds and a league-leading 5.8 assists per contest. The seven-time All-Star is the league’s second all-time leading scorer with over 6,600 points. […]
  • Taurasi, Taylor rally Mercury past Fever, 81-76

    INDIANAPOLIS — Diana Taurasi scored 23 points and Penny Taylor added 20 to help the Phoenix Mercury rally from 13 points down to beat the Indiana Fever 81-76 Friday night. With the score tied at 70, DeWanna Bonner stole the ball from Indiana’s Marissa Coleman, who was then whistled for a clear-path foul to give […]
  • Phoenix Mercury’s Penny Taylor is finally injury free

    PHOENIX, Ariz. — It’s been three years since Penny Taylor last felt like herself. The three-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA Champion missed all of 2012 (left knee) and played only 10 games before having to be shut down once again in 2013 (right knee). Two games into 2014, Taylor — knock on wood — […]
  • Phoenix Mercury begin 2014 season with championship mentality

    PHOENIX — The slogan this year is ‘Chasing Glory,’ and it’s more than just a clever marketing campaign. It’s what the Phoenix Mercury have their sights set on as they prepare to open the 2014 season this week. Five years have passed since the Mercury last captured the WNBA Championship in 2009. In other words, […]
  • Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner throws out first pitch at Arizona Diamondbacks game

    Brittney Griner was one of the taller attendees at the Arizona Diamondbacks-Washington Nationals game on Monday, especially when she stepped on the pitcher’s mound. There, the Phoenix Mercury center threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Chase Field crowd of 16,225. The Mercury begin their season Saturday, May 17 at US Airways Center against […]
  • A motivated Diana Taurasi joins Phoenix Mercury training camp

    PHOENIX — Diana Taurasi did not want to miss another day. Coming off one more successful season overseas, the Mercury’s leading scorer and one of the game’s biggest stars reported to training camp on Monday. Never mind the fact that only days earlier she helped UMMC Ekaterinburg win its sixth straight Russian Women’s Basketball Premier […]
  • Brittney Griner, Phoenix Mercury open training camp

    PHOENIX – After an offseason of playing in China and promoting her autobiography, “In My Skin,” Mercury center Brittney Griner afforded herself a couple of weeks to unwind. It wasn’t long, however, before she was ready to wind it up again. “At first I was like, ‘ooh, I’m at home,’ was relaxing with my family […]
  • Phoenix Mercury GM Jim Pitman: Sending coach overseas a ‘huge benefit’

    WNBA teams deal with a different dynamic than do teams in almost any other professional sports league. Players from all 12 teams in the league pack their suitcases following the season and head abroad to continue competing professionally in foreign leagues. This offseason, players who competed in the WNBA last year are dispatching out to […]
  • 2014 Phoenix Mercury schedule released

    The 2014 Phoenix Mercury schedule was released Thursday. The 34-game slate features plenty of big games, including the season opener May 17 against the Seattle Storm at US Airways Center. The Mercury will also appear on national television six times, which is the most of any team in the league. The schedule spans 93 days […]
  • Phoenix Mercury announce partnership with Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort

    The Phoenix Mercury announced a new partnership with Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort Monday. As part of the multi-year deal, Casino Arizona and Talking Stick Resort logos will now be on the team’s home and road jerseys. “The Phoenix Mercury is thrilled to announce our new marquee sponsorship with Casino Arizona and Talking Stick […]
  • Phoenix awarded 2014 WNBA All-Star Game

    The WNBA All-Star Game is coming to Phoenix in 2014. The 17-year-old league awarded the game to the Phoenix Mercury Wednesday. The game will be played at US Airways Center Saturday, July 19. “We’re really excited,” Mercury vice president Ann Meyers-Drysdale said on The Dan Bickley Show with Vince Marotta on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM […]
  • Phoenix Mercury announce assistant coaches, new front office leadership

    The Phoenix Mercury announced Friday that Suns President Jason Rowley will assume the role of Mercury president of business operations and that Suns Executive Vice President Jim Pitman will undertake the role of general manager for the WNBA team. In addition, the Mercury announced Julie Hairgrove and Anthony Boone will return as assistant coaches, this […]
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  • Phoenix Mercury upsets Los Angeles Sparks, take Game 1 on road 86-75

    Diana Taurasi scored 30 points, and the Phoenix Mercury put together a strong second half on Thursday for a convincing 86-75 road win Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Los Angeles. Taurasi only shot 8-for-21 in 40 minutes of play, but mostly got it done from the free-throw line, shooting 11-for-13 there. She […]