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Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

Chicago Sky earns first WNBA championship with 80-74 triumph over Phoenix Mercury

The Chicago Sky defeated the Phoenix Mercury 80-74 in a hard-fought game four of the 2021 WNBA Finals to give the franchise its first-ever championship. The best-of-five series win came in front of a sellout, loud crowd at Wintrust Arena…

Leilani Mitchell leads five starters in double figures, Phoenix Mercury outlasts Los Angeles Sparks 82-72

Leilani Mitchell leads five starters in double figures, Phoenix Mercury outlasts Los Angeles Sparks 82-72

Stats || Shot Charts || Video PHOENIX – Leilani Mitchell was the last player the Phoenix Mercury cut after training camp, before the team brought her back following the home opener. Sunday, the Australian point guard validated that decision, scoring…

Big third quarter pushes Los Angeles Sparks to 17-point win over Phoenix Mercury, 85-68

Big third quarter pushes Los Angeles Sparks to 17-point win over Phoenix Mercury, 85-68

Notes || Stats || Shot Charts || Griner Dunk PHOENIX – Chelsea Gray scored 14 of her 21 points in the first quarter, and the Los Angeles Sparks (4-2) ran away from the Phoenix Mercury in the third, en route…

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…

Australian Opals Team for the FIBA Women’s World Cup announced

Australian Opals Team for the FIBA Women’s World Cup announced

Basketball Australia named the Australian Opals squad for the 2018 FIBA Women’s World Cup. The competition is set for Septmeber 22-30 in Tenerife, Spain. Five players from Australia’s Rio Olympic team return including current WNBA teammates for the Dallas Wings,…

Seattle Storm’s Dan Hughes and Phoenix Mercury’s Sandy Brondello named head coaches for the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game

Seattle Storm’s Dan Hughes and Phoenix Mercury’s Sandy Brondello named head coaches for the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game

Seattle Storm head coach Dan Hughes and Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello are the coaches for the 2018 All-Star Game, the league announced Thursday.  Under this year’s All-Star format, the two head coaches whose teams have the best records…

Mercury’s Sandy Brondello named head coach of Australian women’s national team

Mercury’s Sandy Brondello named head coach of Australian women’s national team

Basketball Australia appointed Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello to lead the Australian Opals. As a former Opal, Brondello won three straight Olympic medals with the Australian women’s national team. “I am very honored to be selected for the role of Opals…

Phoenix Mercury, Sandy Brondello agree to new multi-year contract

The Phoenix Mercury agreed to a new multi-year contract with head coach Sandy Brondello the team announced Thursday. In addition to her coaching duties, Brondello will continue in her role as vice president of player personnel with Phoenix. “In three…

Dishin & Swishin 9/17/15 Podcast: Breaking down the conference semifinals with Lin Dunn and  Chiney Ogwumike

Dishin & Swishin 9/17/15 Podcast: Breaking down the conference semifinals with Lin Dunn and Chiney Ogwumike

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). The roundtable discussions are some of the most popular and listened to shows from the Dishin & Swishin…

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…

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…

2014 WNBA Finals, game two: Another winning outfit for Phoenix Mercury coach Sandy Brondello

Shyra Ely-Gash‘s style acumen continues to make Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello dazzle on the sideline. The ensemble for game two: Nordstrom: Taylor Dresses Pintuck Detail Ponte Sheath Dress (Black) Ted Baker London ‘Mitila’ Pump (Orange Patent) Zara: Beaded…

Phoenix Mercury’s Sandy Brondello: Fashion Coach of the Year

Phoenix Mercury’s Sandy Brondello: Fashion Coach of the Year

PHOENIX – Even if Phoenix falters and does not win the 2014 WNBA championship, Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello will finish a banner season, not only as a record-breaking coach but also as the best dressed. The recipient of the…

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.…

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 names Sandy Brondello head coach

Phoenix Mercury names Sandy Brondello head coach

From Phoenix: The two-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today named veteran WNBA player, coach and former Australian Olympian Sandy Brondello (braun-DELL-oh) the ninth head coach in franchise history. Brondello was also named the team’s vice president of player personnel. “In…

Los Angeles Sparks players in sync, healthy and ready for 2011

Photos © Sue Favor. Coaches photo courtesy of the LA Sparks LOS ANGELES – There are a whole lot of things different about the Los Angeles Sparks’ training camp this year. To begin with, all on the roster are present…

San Antonio Silver Stars acquire Michelle Snow for Dalma Ivanyi

The San Antonio Silver Stars acquired eight-year WNBA veteran center Michelle Snow in exchange for Dalma Ivanyi and the right to swap second round picks with San Antonio in the 2011 WNBA Draft to Atlanta. The draft picks option must…

The San Antonio Silvers announce Sandy Brondello as new head coach, Dan Hughes becomes GM

The San Antonio Silvers shuffled their coaches with the announcement of former assistant Sandy Brondello as their new head coach. Former coach Dan Hughes moves to the general manager position and Brondello’s husband Olaf Lange becomes the associate coach of…