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    Week of Valley players throwing out first pitch continues

    Mercury great Taurasi was the latest to throw the first pitch at the D-backs game, joining Coyotes' Joseph, Suns' Jackson and Cardinals' Reddick.
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    Griner throws one down in Mercury win over Storm

    Griner now has nine regular season dunks in her career and 10 if you include the playoffs. The rest of the WNBA has had six dunks combined.
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    Griner, Taurasi combine for 50 in Mercury win over Storm

    Brittney Griner had her ninth career dunk and and matched Diana Taurasi with 25 points to help the Mercury beat the Storm 85-82 on Friday night.
  • 10,000 double sided Pride Night signs filled the arena to represent a rainbow in honor of the LGBTQ Community. (Photo by Asia Walters/Cronkite News)

    Taurasi marriage, Mercury Pride Night help ease challenges of LGBTQ community

    The marriage of Diana Taurasi, coupled with the Mercury’s Pride Night, are helping ease the challenges of the LGBTQ community.
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    Social reaction to Taurasi’s record ranges from NBA stars to politicians

    Social media blew up after Taurasi broke the WNBA all-time scoring record, as many NBA stars and politicians reached out to congratulate her.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi calls to her teammates as Chicago Sky's Courtney Vandersloot defends during the first half of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals basketball series, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

    Diana Taurasi becomes WNBA’s all-time career scoring leader

    Diana Taurasi has no more steps to climb. With a late second-quarter layup, the Phoenix Mercury veteran became the WNBA's all-time career scoring leader.
  • San Antonio Stars' Monique Currie and Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, right, grab for a rebound during first-half WNBA basketball game action Friday, May 19, 2017, in San Antonio. (Edward A. Ornelas/The San Antonio Express-News via AP)  AP)

    Griner has 27, Mercury top Sky; Taurasi nears record

    Brittney Griner scored 27 points and Diana Taurasi inched closer to the WNBA scoring record Friday night as the Phoenix Mercury beat the Chicago Sky 86-78.
  • Sandy Brondello (right) talks to guard Leilani Mitchell (left) during practice on May 25, 2017. Australia has contributed a lot during the WNBA’s history with 33 past and present players currently in the league. (Photo by Reinert Toft/Cronkite News)

    Australians discover physical basketball, large food portions when transitioning to WNBA

    Relocating to a new country can be challenging but the present Mercury group has made the most of the opportunity.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi shoots as Connecticut Sun's Kelly Faris, left, defends during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    ESPN: Diana Taurasi’s 2015 contract incentive among the craziest in sports

    Eddie Lacy's incentive caused ESPN's Kevin Seifert to take a look at some other interesting contract clauses, one of which belonged to Diana Taurasi.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) is fouled by Indiana Fever's Erica Wheeler (17) during the second half of a first round WNBA playoff basketball game, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Phoenix Mercury fall just short at home to Los Angeles Sparks

    Chelsea Gray scored 24 points and tied her career high with eight assists to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the Phoenix Mercury on Saturday.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner, right, keeps the ball away as Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore defends in the first quarter of a WNBA playoff semi-finals basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Brittney Griner scores career-high in Mercury OT win over Fever

    Brittney Griner scored eight of Phoenix's first 10 points in overtime and finished with a career-high 38 to help the Mercury beat the Indiana Fever.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi, right, shoots over Minnesota Lynx defenders Lindsay Whalen, center, and Maya Moore in the second half of a WNBA playoff semi-finals basketball game Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in St. Paul, Minn. The Lynx won 113-95. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Diana Taurasi wins Western Conference Player of the Week

    Diana Taurasi was given an honor Monday that she's now had 20 times in her illustrious career.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) is fouled by Indiana Fever's Erica Wheeler (17) during the second half of a first round WNBA playoff basketball game, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

    Griner’s 26 points not enough for Mercury to beat Liberty

    The Mercury moved to a record of 4-3 this season after a loss to the Liberty despite Brittney Griner scoring 26 points and Diana Taurasi adding 17.
  • Arizona State forward Sophie Brunner (21) drives to the hoop against Michigan State during a first-round game in the women's NCAA college basketball tournament Friday, March 17, 2017, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

    Mercury pleased with ASU standout Brunner on roster

    Sophie Brunner has had a nice transition from the college ranks to the WNBA.
  • Phoenix Mercury's Diana Taurasi shoots as Connecticut Sun's Kelly Faris, left, defends during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

    Diana Taurasi breaks WNBA three-point record, hits eight in win over Sky

    Diana Taurasi tied a career high with eight 3-pointers and broke a tie for the WNBA's career record in the Phoenix Mercury's win over the Chicago Sky.