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Epic! Bird, Rapinoe, Taurasi, and Taylor entertain in marathon IG Live; best player-driven live stream ever

Epic! Bird, Rapinoe, Taurasi, and Taylor entertain in marathon IG Live; best player-driven live stream ever

2020 WNBA Draft Results Live streaming from the comfort of home is nothing new for WNBA players. A decade ago, players made accounts on the original iteration of Livestream.com and posted links to their live video sessions on social media.…

Video: Kobe Bryant and his daughter’s AAU team visit the Phoenix Mercury

Saturday, May 16, 2019 (PHOENIX) – Kobe Bryant and his daughter’s AAU squad surprised the Phoenix Mercury prior to the team’s practice. (Video courtesy of the Phoenix Mercury) Black Mamba x White Mamba ??? pic.twitter.com/NH3lRWvsQP — Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) May…

Phoenix Mercury to hold Penny Taylor retirement ceremony, July 9

Phoenix Mercury to hold Penny Taylor retirement ceremony, July 9

The Phoenix Mercury will celebrate all-time great Penny Taylor Sunday, July 9 with a special jersey retirement ceremony immediately following the game against the New York Liberty. The game tips off at 3 p.m. local/6 p.m. ET. Taylor spent 10…

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Group Phase Day 5 Notes: USA and Canada move to 3-0 ahead of Friday matchup, Spain holds off China

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Group Phase Day 5 Notes: USA and Canada move to 3-0 ahead of Friday matchup, Spain holds off China

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Full Schedule and Group Standings Group B – Spain 89, China 68 Box Score RIO DE JANEIRO – Spain recovered from rout on Monday against the United States to beat China Wednesday afternoon, 71-67. The…

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Group Phase Day 4 Notes: Penny Taylor leads Australia as Opals stay undefeated

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Group Phase Day 4 Notes: Penny Taylor leads Australia as Opals stay undefeated

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Full Schedule and Group Standings Group A – Australia 89, France 71 Box Score RIO DE JANEIRO – The Australian Opals became the first team to move to 3-0 after defeating France 89-71 on the…

Australia announces 2016 Olympic women’s basketball team

The Australian Women’s Olympic basketball team that will compete for gold at the 2016 Rio Games was announced today. The squad includes three members from the London 2012 team (Laura Hodges, Elizabeth Cambage and Rachel Jarry) that won bronze. Erin…

Phoenix Mercury re-sign Penny Taylor

The Phoenix Mercury announced the re-signing of Penny Taylor, one of the top players in franchise history. The team has not revelaed terms of its contract with the veteran forward. Taylor, who did not play in the WNBA in 2015, returns…

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…

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…

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…

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 discuss what has been happening?…

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 climbed; from a dismal 0-3…

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 an easy fit alongside the…

Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor to miss WNBA season and Olympics due to ACL injury

Phoenix Mercury forward Penny Taylor to miss WNBA season and Olympics due to ACL injury

Phoenix Mercury forward and 10-year WNBA veteran Penny Taylor tore her left anterior cruciate ligament on March 29 while playing for Fenerbahce (Turkey) in the Euroleague Final 8. She is scheduled to undergo surgery in Melbourne, Australia and then begin…

Dishin & Swishin October 6, 2011 Podcast: Stalking the Lynx – Brian Agler, Dan Hughes & Ann Meyers Drysdale Discuss Their Teams

[display_podcast] The Minnesota Lynx have run away with the 2011 WNBA season. To recap where we stand today, “Los Lynx”: completed the regular season with a 27-7 record, six games better than the next closest team in the entire league…

Taylor helps Mercury begin streak, earn road victory in San Antonio

Mercury players strategize during a timeout. SAN ANTONIO – After starting the season 0-3, the Phoenix Mercury (2-3) are on a 2-0 winning streak after defeating the San Antonio Silver Stars 105-98 in the first matchup of a four-game road…

WNBA Finals: Game 3 coverage roundup

Penny Taylor #13 and Kelly Mazzante #33 of the Phoenix Mercury watch from the bench in the final moments of Game Two of the 2009 WNBA Finals. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) Copyright 2009 Getty Images. All rights reserved. The…

Historic thriller opens the WNBA Finals

In the highest scoring game in WNBA history, the Phoenix Mercury defeated the Indiana Fever 120-116 in game one of the 2009 league finals. The Mercury’s Penny Taylor came off the bench to lead her team with 23 points in…

Silver Stars Survive Mercury Rally

SAN ANTONIO – The San Antonio Silver Stars eked out a victory over the top-seeded Phoenix Mercury in game one of the Western Conference Semifinal series between the two teams. With their marquee players rested after not suiting up in…

Some good news for Phoenix: Penny Taylor is back and Temeka Johnson wins service award

Ending days of anticipation from fans and the media, the Phoenix Mercury announced the re-signing of Penny Taylor today complete with a new splash page for its Web site (pictured right). The Australian forward arrived at a perfect time for…