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WNBA free agency: A first look

WNBA free agency: A first look

Full list of core players, reserved players, restricted free agents and unrestricted free agents Offseason preparations for the 2012 WNBA season should begin to really warm up now as the leagued released the list of cored players, unrestricted free agents…

Minneapolis reaches WNBA Finals for first time in franchise history, defeat the Phoenix Mercury 103-86

Schedule | Notes | Quotes The Minnesota Lynx (27-7) continued their historic season by sweeping the Phoenix Mercury (19-15) in the WNBA Western Conference finals. The Lynx won game 2 of the series 103-86 on the road and celebrated after…

2011 Conference Finals Game 1 Notes and Quotes: Fever prevails over Dream, Lynx beat Mercury

In last night’s first games of the 2011 WNBA Conference Finals, home court advantage served teams well as the Indiana Fever beat the visiting Atlanta Dream 82-74 and the Minnesota Lynx defeated the Phoenix Mercury 95-67. While the Fever-Dream matchup…

Apples or Hot Sauce? Minneapolis and Phoenix mayors place friendly wagers over Western Conference Finals Series

Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak and Phoenix mayor Phil Gordon placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the WNBA Western Conference Finals between the Minnesota Lynx and the Phoenix Mercury. Mayor Rybak is putting up SweeTango apples from Pepin Heights Orchards…

Lynx advance to Western Conference finals for first time in franchise history, set to face Phoenix

The Minnesota Lynx continue to set franchise records and with a win over San Antonio last night advance to the Western Conference finals for the first time in the team’s history. Behind the offensive prowess of four players in double…

Phoenix Mercury guard-forward DeWanna Bonner named the 2011 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

Phoenix Mercury guard-forward DeWanna won the 2011 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year for the third year in a row. She garnered 20 votes from a national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters. New York Liberty guard-forward Essence Carson and…

After 15 years, WNBA inaugural season ticket holders talk about their dedication to teams from the original eight

The one constant in the 15-year history of the WNBA has been change. In fact, out of the eight original teams that formed the league in 1997, only three are left: the New York Liberty, Los Angeles Sparks and Phoenix…

Los Angeles “strike first” mentality in overtime fuels win over Phoenix

Mercury’s Candice Dupree and LA’s LaToya Pringle. LOS ANGELES – Fueled by the career-high production of their first-round-draft pick, the Los Angeles Sparks (9-13) fought from a 16-point deficit to beat the Phoenix Mercury (13-10) Friday night in front a…

Phoenix Mercury statement on Kara Braxton suspension

From the Phoenix Mercury on August 3, 2011: Contrary to what was originally reported by media outlets, Mercury forward/center Kara Braxton was suspended for one game on August 2 against the Minnesota Lynx for conduct detrimental to the team. The…

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…

Q&A: Phoenix point guard Temeka Johnson on the upcoming season, new LSU coaches and more

  Temeka Johnson (right) looking at the Phoenix Mercury’s 2011 Media Day (Josh Greene/PhoenixMercury.com) Temeka Johnson’s Blog Temeka Johnson on Twitter (@Quickdeuce) Late last week, Temeka Johnson came home from a Phoenix Mercury preseason practice and crashed into a nap.…

Taurasi’s stats helping teach math

Twitter user @Alexx_TheGreat posted early Wednesday morning about seeing WNBA star Diana Taurasi in her math book: Diana Taurasi is in my math book :-) that makes me happy @Alexx_TheGreat  posted on Twitter a photo of the math problem. It…

Diana Taurasi speaks about “the greatest sigh of relief” and clearing her name of doping allegations

Around the world, students were on vacation, workers were looking forward to having at least a day or two off during the Christmas holiday and many U.S.-based professional women’s basketball players were enjoying time away from playing overseas as they…

WNBA star Diana Taurasi on the cover of the next ESPN The Magazine "Body" issue

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi will grace the cover of ESPN The Magazine’s second annual “Body Issue” that hits newsstands Friday, October 8. Taurasi is the first player in the league to cover the “Body Issue.” The magazine is meant…

DeWanna Bonner Named 2010 WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year

From the Phoenix Mercury: Mercury guard/forward DeWanna Bonner was named the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year presented by Kia Motors, the league announced today. Bonner wins the award for the second consecutive season becoming the first repeat winner in…

Sparks still in playoff hunt, Tina Thompson leading the way

Tina Thompson’s 33 points and 50 percent-plus shooting were not enough to lift Los Angeles as they dropped a close game to Phoenix last night. The Mercury beat the Sparks 90-84 in front of a crowd of 8,817 at the…

Fans arrive early for Phoenix Mercury season opener, stand in line and tweet away

Hours before the reigning champion Phoenix Mercury take the floor against the visiting Los Angeles Sparks, thousands of fans started are at US Airways Center for the ring ceremony. The first 5,000 fans are supposed to receive replica rings, a…

Phoenix Mercury guards Temeka Johnson and Ketia Swanier to host charity gala

Temeka Johnson and Ketia Swanier, guards for the reigning WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury, begin their 2010 season with a fundraising gala to benefit their respective foundations. The first annual Straight to the Point Gala takes place at the Clarendon Hotel…

Game quotes: Phoenix Mercury vs. Chinese National Team, 106-78

Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ Officials: #7  Clarke Stevens , #21  Byron Jarrett , #27  Penny Davis   Attendance: 2,393 Duration: 1:44 Box score Chinese National Team Head Coach Sun Fengwu On Mercury: “Although they [Mercury] do not have an…

Marion Jones seeking a pro basketball career

Marion Jones is training for a professional basketball career in Europe according to Fanhouse.com. The former world champion track and field athlete trains in San Antonio. She helped North Carolina win the NCAA basketball championship in 1994 when she was…

Three of four charges against Taurasi dismissed

WNBA superstar Diana Taurasi is off to Russia to play for Spartak Moscow after a spectacular basketball season marred by an extreme DUI charge resulting in a two-game suspension. The league and Finals MVP had three additional charges filed against…

Mercury’s Temeka Johnson honored with weekend celebration in Louisiana

Even before she won a championship with the Phoenix Mercury, Temeka Johnson’s friends and family back home in her home state of Louisiana began preparing a celebration for the former Louisiana State University star. Plans started coming together in early…

After Five Games the Phoenix Mercury win the 2009 WNBA Championship

Finals MVP Diana Taurasi For the second time in three seasons, the Phoenix Mercury won the WNBA title. Led by Diana Taurasi, the Mercury beat the Indiana Fever 94-86. Taurasi, the Finals and league MVP scored 26 points. Teammate Cappie…

Winner Take All: Game 5 Coverage Roundup

  Five games, one championship, multiple sell-outs, broken records and high ratings. This year’s WNBA Finals have certainly given fans, old and new, a postseason to remember. The series returns to Arizona as the Phoenix Mercury host the Indiana Fever…