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Mercury open July 25 vs. Sparks, WNBA releases 2020 schedule

Phoenix Mercury forward Diana Taurasi (3) drives to the basket past Seattle Storm's Alysha Clark (32) during the first half of Game 4 of a WNBA basketball playoffs semifinal Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso)

The Phoenix Mercury will open a 22-game regular season schedule on national TV against the Los Angeles Sparks on July 25.

The league released its schedules for each team on Monday. The coronvirus-impacted season for the WNBA will take place at a neutral bubble site in Bradenton, Fla.

Six Phoenix games will be nationally televised on ABC’s family of networks, including ABC, ESPN and ESPN 2. All of those fall in the front-half of the schedule.

The Mercury will also appear on CBS Sports Network five times this abbreviated season.

Phoenix’s opener will air on ABC, as will an Aug. 8 matchup against the Seattle Storm, which will pit legends Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird against one another. Other notable games include an Aug. 10 game on ESPN 2 against the Dallas Wings, the franchise that new Mercury point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith played for in her first six WNBA seasons.

2020 Phoenix Mercury schedule (MST)

Saturday, July 25 (12 p.m.) vs. Los Angeles Sparks — ABC
Wednesday, July 29 (4 p.m.) at Indiana Fever
Friday, July 31 (7 p.m.) vs. Las Vegas Aces — CBS Sports Network

Sunday, Aug. 2 (10 a.m.) at New York Liberty — ESPN
Tuesday, Aug. 4 (4 p.m.) at Atlanta Dream — ESPN2
Thursday, Aug. 6 (7 p.m.) vs. Chicago Sky — ESPN2
Saturday, Aug. 8 (12 p.m.) at Seattle Storm — ABC
Monday, Aug. 10 (4 p.m.) at Dallas Wings — ESPN2
Wednesday, Aug. 12 (6 p.m.) at Chicago Sky
Friday, Aug. 14 (7 p.m.) vs. Atlanta Dream
Sunday, Aug. 16 (5 p.m.) vs. Dallas Wings
Wednesday, Aug. 19 (7 p.m.) at Los Angeles Sparks
Friday, Aug. 21 (7 p.m.) vs. Minnesota Lynx — CBS Sports Network
Sunday, Aug. 23 (5 p.m.) at Washington Mystics
Wednesday, Aug. 26 (7 p.m.) vs. Connecticut Sun — CBS Sports Network
Friday, Aug. 28 (7 p.m.) vs. Washington Mystics — CBS Sports Network
Sunday, Aug. 30 (3 p.m.) at Minnesota Lynx

Tuesday, Sept. 1 (7 p.m.) at Las Vegas Aces
Thursday, Sept. 3 (7 p.m) vs. Indiana Fever
Saturday, Sept. 5 (5 p.m.) vs. New York Liberty
Wednesday, Sept. 9 (4 p.m.) at Connecticut Sun
Friday, Sept. 11 (7 p.m.) vs. Seattle Storm — CBS Sports Network