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  • Phoenix Mercury celebrate Finals sweep, third WNBA title with champagne

    Phoenix Mercury celebrate Finals sweep, third WNBA title with champagne

    The Phoenix Mercury captured their third WNBA title Friday, sweeping the Chicago Sky by winning Game 3 of the best-of-5 series, 87-82. Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each in the Mercury win. The team was without star center Brittney Griner, who had surgery Thursday to correct a retinal issue after she was […]
  • Phoenix Mercury to be without Brittney Griner in Game 3 of WNBA Finals

    Phoenix Mercury to be without Brittney Griner in Game 3 of WNBA Finals

    The Phoenix Mercury will be without one of their stars when they try to wrap up the WNBA Finals Friday in Chicago.
  • Brittney Griner a game-time decision for Phoenix Mercury in Game 3 of WNBA Finals

    Brittney Griner a game-time decision for Phoenix Mercury in Game 3 of WNBA Finals

    The Phoenix Mercury announced Thursday that center Brittney Griner may not play in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals on Friday in Chicago. Griner suffered an eye injury in Game 2 of the series, during which she also took a blow that chipped her tooth and bloodied her lip. She nevertheless finished with 19 points […]
  • Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner proposes to Tulsa Shock's Glory Johnson

    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

    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 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 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

    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

    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

    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'

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]