Phoenix Mercury

WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a courtroom after a h...
Associated Press

Brittney Griner’s appeal date against prison sentence set by Russian court

A Russian court on Monday set the date for basketball star Brittney Griner’s appeal against her nine-year prison sentence for drug possession.
1 day ago
United States's Breanna Stewart looks for support during the 2022 FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup...
Associated Press

USA women adjusting in World Cup without Brittney Griner

Without Brittney Griner's 6-foot-8 presence, the U.S. women needed to figure out how to overcome her absence. So far, so good.
5 days ago
Phoenix Mercury's Candice Dupree, right, drives around Minnesota Lynx's Rebekkah Brunson in the fir...
Jordan Leandre

Report: Spurs hire former Mercury F Candice Dupree to coaching staff

Former Phoenix Mercury All-Star Candice Dupree will reportedly join Gregg Popovich's coaching staff with the San Antonio Spurs.
11 days ago
"We Are BG 42" is displayed on the exterior of Footprint Center before the WNBA game between the Ph...
Associated Press

President Biden meets with families of Griner, Whelan at White House

President Joe Biden met with family members of Brittney Griner, the first face-to-face encounter the president has had with the relatives.
18 days ago
Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 of the Phoenix Mercury during the second half of the WNBA game at Footprint...
Arizona Sports

Phoenix Mercury G Skylar Diggins-Smith named 1st Team All-WNBA

Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith was named to First Team All-WNBA on Thursday.
19 days ago
A person holds up a sign reminding fans of Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner during the first half ...
Associated Press

President Biden to meet with families of Brittney Griner, Paul Whelan

President Joe Biden plans to meet at the White House with family of WNBA star Brittney Griner and corporate security executive Paul Whelan.
19 days ago
Phoenix Mercury guard Diamond DeShields (1) grabs a rebound against the Las Vegas Aces during the f...
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Diamond DeShields chronicles USA Basketball prep for FIBA World Cup

Phoenix Mercury wing Diamond DeShields is writing for The Associated Press as Team USA preps for the FIBA World Cup in Australia.
21 days ago
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner sits in a cage at a court room prior t...
Associated Press

Bill Richardson visits Moscow as Brittney Griner remains jailed

Bill Richardson visited Moscow this week and held meetings with Russian leaders as Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner remains jailed.
21 days ago
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Jordan Leandre

Mercury continue Brittney Griner’s shoe drive, collect record number

The Phoenix Mercury collected a record number of more than 3,200 pairs of shoes in the fifth year of BG's Heart & Sole Shoe Drive.
1 month ago
Phoenix Mercury guard Diamond DeShields (1) watches from the bench during the second half in Game 2...
Associated Press

Brittney Griner’s detention weighed heavily on Mercury all season

A cloud of fear and sadness hovered over the Phoenix Mercury's season as Brittney Griner, their friend and teammate, sat in a Russian prison.
1 month ago
Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 of the Phoenix Mercury (File Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)...
Arizona Sports

Mercury GM: Skylar Diggins-Smith is ‘under contract for next year’

General manager Jim Pitman expects to have star guard Skylar Diggins-Smith back with the Phoenix Mercury next season.
1 month ago
Phoenix Mercury head coach Vanessa Nygaard watches during the second half in Game 1 of a WNBA baske...
Jake Anderson

Phoenix Mercury’s season ends in Las Vegas after playoff loss to Aces

The Phoenix Mercury's season came to an end on Saturday night with a 117-80 loss to the Las Vegas Aces in Game 2 of the first-round series.
1 month ago
Diana Taurasi #3 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrates with Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 after scoring again...
Kellan Olson

Taurasi, Diggins-Smith, Peddy out for Mercury’s win-or-go-home matchup

There will not be any major reinforcements arriving for the Mercury when they fight to keep their playoff hopes alive.
2 months ago
Jennie Simms #25 of the Phoenix Mercury knocks the ball away from Kelsey Plum #10 of the Las Vegas ...
Kellan Olson

Shey Peddy suffers non-contact leg injury, Mercury fall in Game 1 vs. Aces

Phoenix Mercury guard Shey Peddy left the team's Game 1 loss to the Las Vegas Aces on Wednesday with a right leg injury and did not return.
2 months ago
Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 of the Phoenix Mercury attempts a shot against the Minnesota Lynx during th...
Arizona Sports

Mercury without Skylar Diggins-Smith, Diana Taurasi in playoff opener vs. Aces

The No. 8 seed Mercury will open the 2022 WNBA Playoffs against the top-seeded Aces on the road Wednesday without their two best players.
2 months ago
WNBA star and two-time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner is escorted from a court room ater a h...
Associated Press

Brittney Griner’s lawyers appeal 9-year prison sentence

Lawyers for American basketball star Brittney Griner have filed an appeal of her nine-year Russian prison sentence for drug possession.
2 months ago
Head coach Vanessa Nygaard of the Phoenix Mercury reacts during the second half of the WNBA game at...
Associated Press

Mercury drop regular-season finale to Sky, fall to No. 8 seed in playoffs

The Mercury lost their regular season finale to the Chicago Sky and will now face top seed Las Vegas to open the playoffs.
2 months ago
Sophie Cunningham #9 of the Phoenix Mercury high fives Reshanda Gray #12 after a three-point shot a...
Alex Weiner

Phoenix Mercury clinch playoff spot, will face Aces in opening round

The Phoenix Mercury are headed to the WNBA playoffs for the 10th straight year and will face the Las Vegas Aces.
2 months ago
Tom Kuebel

Phoenix Mercury forward Brianna Turner wins WNBA Cares award

Mercury forward Brianna Turner became the fifth player in franchise history to win the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award.
2 months ago
Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas (25) drives to the basket between Phoenix Mercury guard Sophi...
Associated Press

Mercury beat Wings, move into 7th-place tie with New York

Diamond DeShields scored 24 points, Shey Peddy had 18 points and a career-high eight assists, and the Mercury beat the Wings on Friday night.
2 months ago
Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith (4) drives against Connecticut Sun guard Courtney Willia...
Arizona Sports

Skylar Diggins-Smith to miss Phoenix Mercury’s last 2 games

The Phoenix Mercury said they will sign a replacement player Friday before its next game against the Dallas Wings.
2 months ago
Phoenix Mercury guard Sophie Cunningham (9) and Connecticut Sun center Brionna Jones (42) in action...
Associated Press

Mercury’s playoff race tightens up with loss to Lynx

The Mercury's chances at a playoff spot dropped after a loss to the Lynx, a team they are competing with for one of those spots.
2 months ago
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Brittney Griner shoe bid matched by Diana Taurasi for cancer society

Diana Taurasi matched a bid for a Brittney Griner signed shoe bid this weekend, with all proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
2 months ago
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) is tackled by Philadelphia Eagles safety Marc...
Arizona Sports

Larry Fitzgerald, Pedro Gomez in 2022 Arizona Sports Hall of Fame class

Arizona Cardinals legend Larry Fitzgerald and late journalist Pedro Gomez are among the 2022 class entering the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame.
2 months ago