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U.S. continues Olympic dynasty, earns 7th consecutive gold with 90-75 win over Japan

U.S. continues Olympic dynasty, earns 7th consecutive gold with 90-75 win over Japan

The U.S. finishes Olympic competition in customary fashion, with the gold. Tokyo 2020 Women’s Basketball All-Star Five MVP – Breanna Stewart (USA) Rui Machida (Japan) Emma Meesseman (Belgium) A’ja Wilson (USA) Sandrine Gruda (France) After a close game in the…

USA runs past Nigeria 93-62  in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

USA runs past Nigeria 93-62 in final exhibition before Tokyo Olympics

The USA Women’s National Team ran past Nigeria 93-62 Sunday afternoon in Las Vegas before heading to Tokyo for the Summer Olympics. The win capped a three-game exhibition schedule for Team USA that included losses to Team WNBA during the league’s…

Stars honor Young-Malcolm but fall to Phoenix 82-52

Stars honor Young-Malcolm but fall to Phoenix 82-52

Video: Sophia Young-Malcolm discusses retirement The Phoenix Mercury (19-13) defeated the San Antonio Stars, 82-52, Saturday night at Freeman Coliseum. It was the last game in the 10-year WNBA career of Stars forward Sophia Young-Malcolm who scored eight points and…

Leilani Mitchell’s buzzer-beating trey douses the Sun in 81-80 Mercury win

Leilani Mitchell’s buzzer-beating trey douses the Sun in 81-80 Mercury win

Phoenix Mercury guard Leilani Mitchell dashed the Connecticut Sun’s dreams of breaking out a slump when she nailed a three-point shot with 0.3 seconds left in the game to catapult her team over their East Coast foe, 81-80, at Mohegan…

Updated: Mercury center Brittney Griner seeks annulment from pregnant wife, Tulsa forward Glory Johnson

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner will not be able to proceed with an annulment of her marriage to Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson. The Superior Court of Arizona in Maricopa County denied her annulment petition on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The…

Leilani Mitchell rescues Phoenix in overtime, 94-91, Sparks put the West on notice

Leilani Mitchell rescues Phoenix in overtime, 94-91, Sparks put the West on notice

LOS ANGELES – Phoenix beat Los Angeles in a fierce battle that went into overtime Sunday night, 94-91. The game featured a great matchup of centers, stellar perimeter play and a showcase of Australian talent in front of 7,126 fans…

Dishin & Swishin 6/04/15 Podcast: The roundtable looks at the 2015 WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 6/04/15 Podcast: The roundtable looks at the 2015 WNBA season

[display_podcast] Finally, the WNBA regular season has arrived! It begins Friday with a slate of five games so sign up for WNBA Live Access (still one of the best deals out there) to watch the games streamed live and enjoy.…

Player’s union issues statement on possible appeal of Griner-Johnson suspensions, WNBA prez is “firm” on decision

The Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) issued a statement regarding the seven-game suspension handed down to Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner and Tulsa Shock forward Glory Johnson after the two were arrested in a domestic violence incident last month. Griner…

Dishin & Swishin 5/14/15 Podcast: Mechelle Voepel on the issues surrounding the WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 5/14/15 Podcast: Mechelle Voepel on the issues surrounding the WNBA season

[display_podcast] A big part of what makes an enjoyable podcast is the feeling that you are just listening in on a conversation between two people shooting the breeze. That is what you get this week when Mechelle Voepel and David…

Brittney Griner and Chinese teammates get chased by a knife-wielding man

Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner returned to China for the WNBA offseason, playing in Shenyang, Liaoning Province. Yesterday she posted an Instagram update detailing an attack by a knife-wielding man on her and three of her teammates. First let me…

World Championship Day 1 roundup: USA’s second-half surge leads to rout of China, Turkey stuns France

World Championship Day 1 roundup: USA’s second-half surge leads to rout of China, Turkey stuns France

Canada’s Opening Victory Canada opened the 2014 FIBA World Championship with a victory over Mozambique, 69-54, in Ankara, Turkey. During the first half, Mozambique stayed within striking distance but Canada led at the break 35-32. “We were tight in the…

Phoenix Mercury earn third WNBA title, defeating Chicago Sky 87-82

Phoenix Mercury earn third WNBA title, defeating Chicago Sky 87-82

Box Score || Championship Infographic Phoenix earned their third WNBA Championship by defeating Chicago 87-82 Friday night at UIC Pavilion in the Windy City. Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was named WNBA Finals MVP for the second time in her career…

Dishin & Swishin 09/11/14 Podcast: Talking WNBA Finals and USA Basketball tryouts with AP’s Doug Feinberg

Dishin & Swishin 09/11/14 Podcast: Talking WNBA Finals and USA Basketball tryouts with AP’s Doug Feinberg

[display_podcast] USA Basketball Training Camp Photo Gallery We are nearing the conclusion of the WNBA season, but it is also just the beginning for USA Basketball and their quest for the title at the World Championships in Turkey. On today’s…

Late first half rally propels Mercury to 2-0 WNBA Finals lead over Chicago, 97-68

Late first half rally propels Mercury to 2-0 WNBA Finals lead over Chicago, 97-68

By David Siegel and Cheryl Coward PHOENIX – The Chicago Sky figured if you cannot beat them, get aggressive. After getting handily dispatched in game one of the WNBA Finals by Phoenix, the Sky entered game two with a mindset…

Six years of block parties for Brittney Griner, shattering record after record

Six years of block parties for Brittney Griner, shattering record after record

PHOENIX – In 2009 when Brittney Griner arrived as a fresh-faced first year in Waco for her inaugural season at Baylor, she quickly established herself as not just “that girl who dunks” but also a formidable shot blocker. She altered…

Looking back at game one of the 2014 WNBA Finals: What went wrong for the Sky, a blistering start for the Mercury

Looking back at game one of the 2014 WNBA Finals: What went wrong for the Sky, a blistering start for the Mercury

2014 WNBA Finals Game One Phoenix 83, Chicago 62 Sept. 7, 2014 What Went Wrong for Chicago A Shaky start: Within the first five minutes of game one of the 2014 WNBA Finals the Chicago Sky was already in deep trouble.…

Mercury rises, rolls over Sky to take game one of the WNBA Finals, 83-62

Mercury rises, rolls over Sky to take game one of the WNBA Finals, 83-62

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Having cruised through the regular season and first two rounds of the WNBA playoffs in record-setting fashion, the Phoenix Mercury continued to dominate in game one of the WNBA Finals, 83-62. Candice Dupree led the Mercury with…

Dishin & Swishin 2014 WNBA Finals Podcast: ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco on covering the WNBA, the series and more

Dishin & Swishin 2014 WNBA Finals Podcast: ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco on covering the WNBA, the series and more

[display_podcast] In the opinion of many ardent (and hard to please) WNBA fans, ESPN has assembled the best announcing team in recent memory. No one is as passionate, and few are as knowledgeable as analyst Rebecca Lobo, the former UConn…

Diana Taurasi helps launch Phoenix Mercury into 2014 WNBA Finals

Diana Taurasi helps launch Phoenix Mercury into 2014 WNBA Finals

FINAL: Mercury 96, Lynx 78! See you in the @WNBA Finals! pic.twitter.com/FE6rInkWjw — Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) September 3, 2014 Veteran guard Diana Taurasi helped propel the Phoenix Mercury (29-5) to the 2014 WNBA Finals with a decisive 96-78 win over…

Dishin & Swishin 08/28/14 Podcast: WNBA Western Conference Finals coaches Sandy Brondello & Cheryl Reeve talk about the playoffs

Dishin & Swishin 08/28/14 Podcast: WNBA Western Conference Finals coaches Sandy Brondello & Cheryl Reeve talk about the playoffs

[display_podcast] We are down to four teams left standing in the 2014 WNBA season! It is conference finals time and Dishin & Swishin is proud to give you two podcasts this week, featuring all four of the remaining coaches. Today,…

Dishin & Swishin 08/08/14 Podcast: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! Minnesota and Phoenix square off for final time in regular season

Dishin & Swishin 08/08/14 Podcast: Let’s Get Ready to Rumble! Minnesota and Phoenix square off for final time in regular season

 [display_podcast] With all due respect to the rest of the teams in the WNBA, no matchup has the intrigue, the charisma, or the excitement of the Phoenix Mercury versus the Minnesota Lynx. On this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast we…

Video and in her own words: Brittney Griner sets WNBA single season record for blocks

Video: WNBA In Thursday’s nights 78-73 overtime win at San Antonio, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner set the WNBA single season record for blocks, breaking the late Margo Dydek’s record of 114 set in 1998. Her third blocked shot against…

Phoenix Mercury look to erase five years of frustration as they head into final regular season matchup with Minnesota Lynx

Phoenix Mercury look to erase five years of frustration as they head into final regular season matchup with Minnesota Lynx

It has been five years since the Phoenix Mercury won a WNBA championship. After taking the title in 2007 and 2009, one might have expected another to come right after the others. It is funny how injuries, interruptions and various…

Video: Brittney Griner’s second dunk of the season

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner recorded the fourth dunk of her two-year career Tuesday night in a 90-78 win over Washington. The dunk came with 7:59 left in the fourth quarter and was her second slam of the season (the…

Dishin & Swishin 07/10/14 Podcast: The Roundtable Returns! A look at the first part of the WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 07/10/14 Podcast: The Roundtable Returns! A look at the first part of the WNBA season

[display_podcast] The roundtable is back! Dishin & Swishin host David Siegel convenes a new roundtable discussion on the first part of the WNBA season, including the successes and failures, surprises and impressions, All-Star selections and so much more. Today’s panel consists…