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Mercury beat Liberty despite Ionescu’s milestone night

The Phoenix Mercury cruised past the New York Liberty 76-62 on Saturday night, despite missing guards Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith.
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Associated Press

Russians again warn Brittney Griner prisoner exchange talks must be private

Russian Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov said that Secretary of State Antony Blinken didn’t try to contact him while attending the same meeting.
2 days ago
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Diggins-Smith asks how Mercury were supposed to play after Griner trial

Skylar Diggins-Smith asked how the Mercury were supposed to focus on Thursday's game against the Sun hours after Brittney Griner's trial.
3 days ago
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Associated Press

Mercury honor Griner with 42 seconds of silence before game vs. Sun

Before the Mercury faced the Sun, players from both teams met at midcourt and bowed their heads for 42 seconds to honor Brittney Griner.
3 days ago
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Arizona Sports

Support pours in after Brittney Griner’s sentencing

The sentence given to Mercury star Brittney Griner marked another key moment in her detainment that has stretched into its seventh month.
3 days ago
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Associated Press

Brittney Griner found guilty, sentenced to 9-year prison stay after drug trial

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was sentenced to 9 years in prison on drug charges in a Russian court after her trial ended.
3 days ago
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Associated Press

Phoenix Mercury C Brittney Griner apologizes as drug trial nears close

An emotional Brittney Griner apologized in a Russian court Thursday as her drug possession trial drew to a close.
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Associated Press

Phoenix Mercury fall to Connecticut in 1st of back-to-back games vs. Sun

The Phoenix Mercury fell 87-63 on Tuesday night in the first of back-to-back games against the Connecticut Sun.
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Associated Press

Brittney Griner trial’s final statements in Russian court set for Thursday

American basketball star Brittney Griner was back in court on Tuesday for her trial for cannabis possession.
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Arizona Sports

Phoenix Suns, Mercury share statement on death of NBA great Bill Russell

The Phoenix Suns and Mercury shared a joint statement on the death of NBA legend and social rights activist Bill Russell.
7 days ago
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Associated Press

Mercury can’t extend win-streak to 3 games in blowout loss to Liberty

The Mercury looked to extend their winning streak to three games, but the Liberty had other ideas with a dominant fourth quarter.
7 days ago
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Associated Press

Russian Foreign Minister open to discuss prisoner swap involving Brittney Griner

The Russian Foreign Minister said he's open to a call with the U.S. Secretary of State to discuss a prisoner swap involving Brittney Griner.
9 days ago
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Associated Press

Mercury beat Sparks behind offensive dominance from Taurasi, Diggins-Smith

Diana Taurasi scored 30 points, Skylar Diggins-Smith added 27 and the Mercury rolled to a 90-80 victory over the Sparks on Thursday night.
9 days ago
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Associated Press

Kremlin says Brittney Griner prison swap should be negotiated in private

The Kremlin warned that a possible prisoner swap with the United States involving Brittney Griner needs to be negotiated quietly.
10 days ago
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Associated Press

Sec. Blinken: US made ‘substantial’ offer to free Brittney Griner from Russian prison

The Biden administration has offered a deal to Russia aimed at bringing home WNBA star Brittney Griner and fellow American Paul Whelan.
11 days ago
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Associated Press

Mercury’s Brittney Griner testifies in Russia drug trial

Brittney Griner testified that, upon her arrest, an interpreter translated only a fraction of what was said during her questioning.
11 days ago
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Associated Press

Russian trial of Brittney Griner focuses on medicinal use of cannabis

The trial of Brittney Griner in a Russian court focused on testimony that cannabis is regarded in other countries as having medicinal use.
12 days ago
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Arizona Sports

Al Sharpton pressures NBA to end Sarver investigation, bring home Griner

Al Sharpton released another public statement pushing the NBA to act more swiftly in finishing the investigation into Robert Sarver.
13 days ago
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Nikash Nath

Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi test who knows each other the best

WNBA legends and future Hall of Famers Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird went toe to toe to determine who knows who best.
15 days ago
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Taurasi, Mercury gift Sue Bird custom shoes in Bird’s Phoenix farewell

The Mercury and guard Diana Taurasi gifted Seattle Storm guard Sue Bird a custom pair of shoes for her final regular season game in Phoenix.
15 days ago
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Kellan Olson

Skylar Diggins-Smith ruins pair of ankles in career night for Mercury

Skylar Diggins-Smith is no stranger to a viral play across her time in Phoenix and another one was added to the career highlight reel.
15 days ago
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Nikash Nath

Phoenix Mercury agree to terms with forward Kaela Davis

The Phoenix Mercury announced Thursday they have agreed to terms with forward Kaela Davis to a hardship contract.
16 days ago
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Arizona Sports

US Sens. Kelly, Sinema of Arizona call for immediate release of Brittney Griner

Arizona senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema released a joint statement on Thursday calling for the immediate release of Brittney Griner.
17 days ago
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Associated Press

Russian Foreign Ministry criticizes U.S. characterization of Brittney Griner jailing

The spokesperson for Russia's Foreign Ministry lashed out at the United States characterizing Brittney Griner's jailing.
17 days ago
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Arizona Sports

Brittney Griner’s release advocated for at ESPY’s with ‘We are BG’

Brittney Griner's release was advocated for by Nneka Ogwumike, Stephen Curry and Phoenix Mercury teammate Skyler Diggins-Smith at the ESPYs.
17 days ago
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Arizona Sports

Mural revealed to honor Brittney Griner, American detainees abroad

A mural in Washington DC to honor Americans who have been detained abroad was revealed on Wednesday morning.
18 days ago
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Kellan Olson

Mercury’s Skylar Diggins-Smith named West’s POTW

Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith was named the Western Conference's Player of the Week on Monday.
19 days ago
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Associated Press

Phoenix Mercury struggle from 3-point range, fall to Atlanta Dream

The Phoenix Mercury could not hold on to a fourth quarter lead as the Atlanta Dream pulled away late for a win at Footprint Center.
21 days ago
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Associated Press

Brittney Griner’s lawyer: Phoenix Mercury star had doctor’s note for cannabis use

Brittney Griner's lawyer on Friday gave the Russian court a U.S. doctor's letter recommending she use medical cannabis to treat pain.
23 days ago
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Associated Press

Diana Taurasi’s game-high 29 points lead Phoenix Mercury to win over Washington Mystics

Diana Taurasi scored a game-high 29 points in the Phoenix Mercury's 80-75 victory over the Washington Mystics on Thursday night.
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