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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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Diana Taurasi signs contract extension with Phoenix Mercury

Diana Taurasi signs contract extension with Phoenix Mercury

From the Mercury: The most decorated player in team history and one of the best players in women’s basketball history, Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi, today signed a multi-year contract extension, the team announced. Taurasi…

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…

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…

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…

Alex Bentley continues high-scoring streak as Connecticut holds off Phoenix, 96-95

UNCASVILLE, Conn – It took all 40 minutes, but the Connecticut Sun held off the Phoenix Mercury in a wildly entertaining game, 96-95, when Pheonix’s Candice Dupree and Brittney Griner missed good looks in the…

Dishin & Swishin 10/17/13 Podcast: Women’s National Team Director Carol Callan looks at the past, present and future of USA Basketball

Dishin & Swishin 10/17/13 Podcast: Women’s National Team Director Carol Callan looks at the past, present and future of USA Basketball

[display_podcast] The WNBA season is in the books and NCAA teams are practicing for the upcoming season. With the lull in the action, it seemed like a great time this week to catch up with…

Dishin & Swishin 09/26/13 Podcast: Dissecting the conference finals with players who have been there: Katie Smith, DeLisha Milton-Jones, Monique Ambers and Chasity Melvin

Dishin & Swishin 09/26/13 Podcast: Dissecting the conference finals with players who have been there: Katie Smith, DeLisha Milton-Jones, Monique Ambers and Chasity Melvin

[display_podcast] Last week we broke down the WNBA conference semifinals with some of the best that cover the game: writers and broadcasters. This week, we kick it up a notch and dissect the conference finals…

Taurasi explodes in third quarter to propel Phoenix over Los Angeles in conference semifinals game one

Taurasi explodes in third quarter to propel Phoenix over Los Angeles in conference semifinals game one

While Candace Parker had an MVP performance worthy of the honor received before her team’s Western Conference semifinals opener, in the end it was a previous MVP, Diana Taurasi, that ruled the court to help…

Dishin & Swishin 9/19/13 Podcast: Breaking down the WNBA Playoffs: Conference semifinals

Dishin & Swishin 9/19/13 Podcast: Breaking down the WNBA Playoffs: Conference semifinals

[display_podcast] Tonight the post-season begins! After working through an injury-plagued regular season, eight teams begin their quest for the WNBA championship with conference semifinal matchups. On today’s podcast we have four of the most well-known…

Dishin & Swishin 7/25/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA All-Star game with ESPN’s Holly Rowe and the WNBAlien

Dishin & Swishin 7/25/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA All-Star game with ESPN’s Holly Rowe and the WNBAlien

[display_podcast] This Saturday at Mohegan Sun Arena the WNBA will present the 2013 All-Star game. While most All-Star games for sports are a combination of disinterest and lack of enthusiasm, for the WNBA, the All-Star…

Dishin & Swishin 7/11/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA season to date with the returning roundtable

Dishin & Swishin 7/11/13 Podcast: Looking at the WNBA season to date with the returning roundtable

[display_podcast] It has been a hot, crazy summer in the WNBA, and it is only July 11! Blow out games, blown out knees, standout performances, startling behavior, returns and departures, where does one begin to…

With a healthy roster for the first time this season, Mercury climbing to the top of the Western Conference

With a healthy roster for the first time this season, Mercury climbing to the top of the Western Conference

Temperature-wise, it has been a record-setting summer in Phoenix, and it is only the beginning of July. As the calendar turned from May to June, and now on to July, the Phoenix Mercury have also…

The Shimmy and Cheryl Show: Podcast for 6/15/13: The week in review, a dunking rule proposal, the return of Diana Taurasi’s swagger, the Wounded NBA and more

August 29, 2012 - Welcome to the seventh episode of “The Shimmy and Cheryl Show” with University of Nebraska assistant coach Shimmy Gray-Miller and Cheryl Coward, founder of Hoopfeed.com. Subscribe via RSS and iTunes.

Dishin & Swishin 6/06/13 Podcast: Sparks aim even higher in year two under Carol Ross and we debut a new segment

Dishin & Swishin 6/06/13 Podcast: Sparks aim even higher in year two under Carol Ross and we debut a new segment

[display_podcast] Just two WNBA seasons ago the Los Angeles Sparks were in the lottery, not the playoffs. Having deemed that unacceptable, the Sparks began roster renovations with the drafting of Nneka Ogwumike and placed their…

Chicago routs Phoenix, 102-80 and Delle Donne only one of “Three to See” with victory after opening weekend

Chicago routs Phoenix, 102-80 and Delle Donne only one of “Three to See” with victory after opening weekend

Elene Delle Donne is the only player of the heralded “Three to See” to end the opening weekend of the 2013 WNBA season on a victorious team. In a sold out game at U.S. Airways…

Dishin & Swishin 5/22/13 Podcast: A roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season part one, the Western Conference

Dishin & Swishin 5/22/13 Podcast: A roundtable preview of the 2013 WNBA season part one, the Western Conference

[display_podcast] Friday the WNBA season tips off, so it is time to unveil the 2013 WNBA preview edition of the Dishin & Swishin Roundtable! This year the roundtable was so good and loaded with information…

Dishin & Swishin 4/25/13 Podcast: Mercury President Amber Cox discusses “Grinermania” and its hold on Phoenix

Dishin & Swishin 4/25/13 Podcast: Mercury President Amber Cox discusses “Grinermania” and its hold on Phoenix

[display_podcast] The Phoenix Mercury knew the player they were getting when they won the lottery for the 2013 WNBA draft. At 6-8 and a dominant presence on both ends of the court, Brittney Griner was…