Phoenix Mercury

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Alex Weiner

Vanessa Nygaard’s ‘unconventional’ path to Mercury head coaching job

The Phoenix Mercury named Vanessa Nygaard, someone with coaching experience at different levels, their newest head coach on Monday.
19 hours ago
(L-R) Assistant coaches Tanisha Wright, Vanessa Nygaard and Sugar Rodgers of the Las Vegas Aces loo...
Alex Weiner

Phoenix Mercury name Valley native Vanessa Nygaard as next head coach

The Phoenix Mercury named Scottsdale native Vanessa Nygaard as the team's next head coach on Monday afternoon.
7 hours ago
Penny Taylor #13 of the Phoenix Mercury lays up a shot past 	Jantel Lavender #42 of the Los Angeles...
Alex Weiner

Former Mercury forward Penny Taylor named Hall of Fame finalist

Penny Taylor, who played for the Phoenix Mercury for 10 seasons, was named a finalist for the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame this week.
2 days ago
Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello gestures during the first half of Game 2 of basketball's...
Associated Press

Former Mercury coach Sandy Brondello hired to lead Liberty

The New York Liberty hired Sandy Brondello as their new coach Friday, bringing her on after a successful run in Phoenix.
18 days ago
Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals and head coach Kliff Kingsbury wait along the sidelines du...
Kevin Zimmerman

New Year’s resolutions for the Arizona sports teams in 2022

Here are what the local teams that air on 98.7 FM can look forward to achieving in the new year. Let's lend them some resolutions.
27 days ago
Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns dunks the ball over Ivica Zubac #40 of the LA Clippers  durin...
Arizona Sports

The best Arizona sports plays of 2021

Being in high-leverage games tends to produce big moments, and multiple local teams competed for a championship this year.
25 days ago
Diana Taurasi #3, Brianna Turner #21, Sophie Cunningham #9, Brittney Griner #42 and Skylar Diggins-...
Sam Graveline

Phoenix Mercury release 36-game schedule for 2022 regular season

The Phoenix Mercury released their schedule for the 2022 WNBA season that features a 36-game schedule for the first time in league history.
2 months ago
Head coach Sandy Brondello of the Phoenix Mercury looks on during the second half in Game Two of th...
Arizona Sports

Phoenix Mercury, head coach Sandy Brondello mutually agree to part ways

After eight seasons in the Valley, the Phoenix Mercury and head coach Sandy Brondello have mutually agreed to part ways.
2 months ago
Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals celebrates after Eno Benjamin #26 (not pictured) scores a ...
Kevin Zimmerman

What Arizona sports fans can be thankful for in 2021

The spirit of Thanksgiving is about the gratefulness that comes with not having it all, but enjoying the some that you do have.
2 months ago
The WNBA announced Thursday the playoffs will be three rounds -- best-of-three in the first round a...
Associated Press

WNBA changing playoff format to more traditional 3-round bracket

The WNBA announced Thursday the playoffs will be three rounds -- best-of-three in the first round and best-of-five after -- starting in 2022.
2 months ago
The Phoenix Mercury is taking away positive lessons and motivations from a disappointing end to its...
Nicholas Hodell

Mercury taking resiliency and poise away from WNBA Finals run

The Phoenix Mercury is taking away positive lessons and motivations from a disappointing end to its season in the 2021 WNBA Finals.
3 months ago
The Phoenix Mercury dropped Game 3 by a staggering 36 points and now face elimination on Sunday in ...
Associated Press

Phoenix Mercury fall to Chicago Sky in Game 3, face elimination on Sunday

The Phoenix Mercury dropped Game 3 by a staggering 36 points and now face elimination on Sunday in Chicago.
3 months ago
Brittney Griner #42 and Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrate after defeating th...
Arizona Sports

Mercury’s Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins-Smith make First Team All-WNBA

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner and guard Skylar Diggins-Smith respectively made their sixth and fifth All-WNBA teams.
3 months ago
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Nicholas Hodell

Footprint Center formally dedicated before NBA/WNBA doubleheader

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the Footprint Center on Wednesday to dedicate and formally open the doors to the transformed arena.
3 months ago
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Character Counts

Devin Booker surprises Girl Scouts with $100K grant at Mercury game

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker used the Phoenix Mercury's WNBA Finals Game 2 to surprise Girl Scouts with a $100,000 donation.
3 months ago
Phoenix Mercury guard Shey Peddy (5) celebrates after the Mercury defeated the Chicago Sky 91-86 in...
Associated Press

Phoenix Mercury even WNBA Finals with Game 2 OT win over Chicago Sky

Brittney Griner and Diana Taurasi combined for 49 points in the Mercury's 91-86 overtime win over the Sky in Game 2 of the WNBA Finals.
3 months ago
Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury fouls Candace Parker #3 of the Chicago Sky at Footprint Cen...
Associated Press

Mercury drop Game 1 of WNBA Finals to Sky in Phoenix

After a 26-6 run in the second quarter, it was all Chicago Sky in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, beating the Phoenix Mercury 91-77.
4 months ago
Deandre Ayton #22 of the Phoenix Suns celebrates a score over the Los Angeles Lakers in the second ...
Character Counts

Suns Deandre Ayton buys 500 tickets for Mercury WNBA Finals Game 1

The Suns center is showing his support for the Mercury by helping fans attend Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday.
4 months ago
Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury drives to the basket against Liz Cambage #8 of the Las V...
Associated Press

Mercury take Game 5 against Vegas, advance to WNBA Finals

The Phoenix Mercury beat the Las Vegas Aces 87-84 to book their ticket to the WNBA Finals to face the Chicago Sky.
4 months ago
Mercury guard Kia Nurse is out for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL suffered in Game 4 of t...
Arizona Sports

Mercury’s Kia Nurse ruled out for rest of WNBA playoffs with torn ACL

Mercury guard Kia Nurse is out for the rest of the season due to a torn ACL suffered in Game 4 of the WNBA semifinals.
4 months ago
There will be a winner-take-all Game 5 in the Phoenix Mercury's WNBA semifinals against the Las Veg...
Associated Press

Mercury drop Game 4 at home to Aces, series tied 2-2

There will be a winner-take-all Game 5 in the Phoenix Mercury's WNBA semifinals against the Las Vegas Aces after a loss in Game 4.
4 months ago
Phoenix Mercury wing Kia Nurse injured her leg during the opening minute of Wednesday's pivotal Gam...
Alex Weiner

Mercury G Kia Nurse ruled out for rest of WNBA Semifinals Game 4

Phoenix Mercury wing Kia Nurse injured her leg during the opening minute of Wednesday's pivotal Game 4 against the Las Vegas Aces.
4 months ago
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Kellan Olson

Suns strengthen bond with Mercury, happy to oblige with schedule change

The Phoenix Suns and Mercury try and take every opportunity to support each other, and a scheduling dilemma for Wednesday was no different.
4 months ago
Diana Taurasi #3 (C) of the Phoenix Mercury stands with teammates during a break from the first hal...
Associated Press

Turner scores 23, Mercury beat Aces to take 2-1 series lead

The Mercury took a 2-1 lead in the series over the Las Vegas Aces after a commanding 87-60 victory on Sunday.
4 months ago