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  • 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

    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’

    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

    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

    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

    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 […]
  • Phoenix Mercury announce assistant coaches, new front office leadership

    The Phoenix Mercury announced Friday that Suns President Jason Rowley will assume the role of Mercury president of business operations and that Suns Executive Vice President Jim Pitman will undertake the role of general manager for the WNBA team. In addition, the Mercury announced Julie Hairgrove and Anthony Boone will return as assistant coaches, this […]
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  • Phoenix Mercury upsets Los Angeles Sparks, take Game 1 on road 86-75

    Diana Taurasi scored 30 points, and the Phoenix Mercury put together a strong second half on Thursday for a convincing 86-75 road win Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals against Los Angeles. Taurasi only shot 8-for-21 in 40 minutes of play, but mostly got it done from the free-throw line, shooting 11-for-13 there. She […]
  • Phoenix Mercury open playoffs against LA Sparks

    It’s the old adage: Defense wins championships. It’s what Russ Pennell has preached since he was named interim head coach following the dismissal of then head coach and general manager Corey Gaines. “When we’ve defended, we’re good; and when we don’t, we’re average,” Pennell said. In the 13 games he’s coached, the Mercury are 9-4 […]
  • New Mercury coach Russ Pennell not worried about latest interim tag

    PHOENIX — Russ Pennell fully admits that he hasn’t watched every Phoenix Mercury game in 2013. But as he was flipping through the channels Tuesday night, the former college coach found himself glued to his television set as Diana Taurasi and Co. fell to the Seattle Storm by a score of 80-65. “It’s kind of […]
  • Phoenix Mercury fire head coach Corey Gaines, replace him with former Grand Canyon coach Russ Pennell

    The underachievement of the Phoenix Mercury has claimed its first victim. Corey Gaines, who was the team’s head coach and general manager, was relieved of his duties Thursday. Former Grand Canyon University head coach Russ Pennell will take over on an interim basis. “First and foremost, we thank Corey for his years of dedication to […]
  • Brittney Griner has most popular jersey in WNBA

    The WNBA told us the 2013 rookie class was going to be big — and they were right, at least in terms of jersey sales. The league’s website reported that Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has the top-selling jersey among fans, followed by fellow rookies Skylar Diggins of Tulsa and Elena Delle Donne of Chicago. […]
  • Mercury’s Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi voted in as WNBA All-Star starters

    The Phoenix Mercury currently have the fifth-best record (9-7) in the WNBA, but that didn’t stop guard Diana Taurasi and center Brittney Griner from being voted in as 2013 WNBA All-Star starters. It’s the fifth time in franchise history the Mercury have sent multiple players to the All-Star Game. For Taurasi, the leading vote-getter among […]
  • Phoenix Mercury waive former first-round pick Samantha Prahalis

    Last season as a rookie, Samantha Prahalis averaged 11.6 points, 4.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Phoenix Mercury. However, this season has not gone as well for the point guard. The sixth pick in the 2012 Draft out of Ohio State was waived by the team Thursday after appearing in just eight […]
  • Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi wins Western Conference Player of the Month

    Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was named the Western Conference Player of the Month Monday. In June, Taurasi averaged 24.2 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game as she led the Mercury to a 7-3 record. Among her highlights, were two 30-point games and two near triple-doubles. Her 242 points scored were nearly 100 […]
  • Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury to host Yarnell Wildfire donation drive Tuesday

    Nineteen firemen were killed while fighting the Yarnell Wildfire Sunday afternoon in what became the worst tragedy for active firemen in duty since the 9-11 attacks. On Tuesday, the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury will host a monetary donation drive in support of the families and victims affected by Sunday’s tragedy. The donations will be […]
  • Mercury’s Diana Taurasi named WNBA Player of the Week

    Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was named the WNBA Player of the Week Monday. The ten-year veteran averaged 31.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and eight assists per game for the Mercury in wins over the Los Angeles Sparks and Tulsa Shock. In Sunday’s 108-103 win over Tulsa, Taurasi pumped in a team-high 29 points, including eight […]
  • Notable debuts in Arizona sports history

    Brittney Griner’s Phoenix Mercury debut Monday was seen by 10,200 people at the US Airways Center along with countless others who were watching on ESPN. It was a big deal. She is a big deal. Though she is the biggest thing to hit the WNBA, the 6-foot-8 rookie is just another in a long list […]
  • Brittney Griner records multiple dunks in Mercury loss

    Yes, Brittney Griner dunked. Twice. The first one happened with 7:52 remaining in the fourth quarter, one-handed on a pass from Charde Houston. The second one occurred five and a half minutes later, picking up a loose ball in the backcourt and taking it to the basket with both hands. “(The first one) I was […]