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U.S. women beat Serbia to clinch Group D at World Championships

  With Serbia hanging around midway through the fourth quarter, Diana Taurasi and the U.S. women's basketball team stepped up their play to finally pull away. Taurasi scored 13 of her 20 points in the final period and the Americans beat Serbia 94-74 on Sunday in the world championship to clinch the top seed in Group D. ''It was a tough game,'' Taurasi said. ...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

US women hold off Serbia 94-74

ISTANBUL (AP) Diana Taurasi scored 13 of her 20 points in the fourth quarter and the U.S. women's team beat pesky Serbia 94-74 on Sunday in the world championship to clinch the top seed in Group D. The U.S. (2-0) trailed by four points after the first quarter and was up 49-42 at the half. Serbia only trailed 77-70 with 6 minutes left before the Americans scored 15 of the next...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

'Glory Is Ours' Mercury year in review show debuts tonight

PHOENIX -- The Phoenix Mercury hoisted the 2014 WNBA Championship trophy just two weeks ago following a three-game sweep of the Chicago Sky, and fans will be able to relive the magic of the record-breaking 2014 season in its entirety with "Glory Is Ours," a half-hour season-in-review show to premiere on FOX Sports Arizona at 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23. Hosted by Hall...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
7 days ago  |  Discuss

US women cruise past China 99-75 in exhibition game

  Nneka Ogwumike scored 16 points and Jantel Lavender added 14 to help the U.S. women's national team beat China 99-75 on Saturday in an exhibition game. The U.S. scored nine of the first 11 points and led 27-10 after the first quarter thanks to Tina Charles and Diana Taurasi, who combined for 19 points in the period. The Americans, who will play France on Sunday, extended the...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

US women's hoops cruises past China 99-75

PARIS (AP) Nneka Ogwumike scored 16 points and Jantel Lavender added 14 to help the U.S. women's national team beat China 99-75 on Saturday in an exhibition game. The U.S. scored nine of the first 11 points and led 27-10 after the first quarter thanks to Tina Charles and Diana Taurasi, who combined for 19 points in the period. The Americans, who will play France on Sunday, extended...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Mercury Finish Sweep Of Chicago Sky For Third WNBA Title

CHICAGO — Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each, and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury win third WNBA title with sweep of Sky

  Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct a retinal...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury win third WNBA title

CHICAGO -- Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury finish sweep of Sky for third WNBA title

CHICAGO (AP) Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury win third WNBA title

CHICAGO -- Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree scored 24 points each and the Phoenix Mercury, playing without star center Brittney Griner, beat the Chicago Sky 87-82 Friday night to complete a three-game sweep of the WNBA Finals for their third championship. DeWanna Bonner added 12 points for the Mercury, who also won titles in 2007 and 2009. Griner sat out following surgery to correct...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury crush Sky 97-68 in Game 2 of WNBA Finals

PHOENIX (AP) Brittney Griner shook off two blows to the face to finish with 19 points, Diana Taurasi added 18 and the Phoenix Mercury made it two straight routs in the WNBA Finals with a 97-68 win over the Chicago Sky on Tuesday night. The underdog Sky were far more aggressive after being blown out in Game 1, fighting Phoenix for every inch early on while leaving Griner with a scratch...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sky-Mercury Preview

PHOENIX (AP) Glance at the regular-season records and the Phoenix Mercury would seem to be a shoe-in to win the WNBA Finals over the Chicago Sky. Not so fast. Chicago finally has all of its players, and the Mercury know the Sky's 15-19 regular-season record is deceiving. Phoenix's Diana Taurasi calls Chicago ''probably one of top two or three teams in the league...
Via AP on Fox
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Finals offer must-see opportunity of Mercury's Taurasi

PHOENIX -- At 30 minutes past noon on Sunday, a lot sports fans will be missing out on a legitimately screaming entertainment value. You probably don't believe it now and may not buy into the premise later. But while you enjoy the season's first Sunday of post-exhibition professional football and ignore the WNBA, you will miss watching Diana Taurasi in Game 1 of a championship...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurasi Dismantles Lynx, carries Mercury to 4th WNBA Finals

  (espn991.com) Another championship could be headed to the Valley of the Sun, in the coming weeks. After  last night’s decisive (96-78) victory, Diana Taurasi and the Phoenix Mercury closed out their playoff series with the Minnesota Lynx and have advanced to the 2014 WNBA Finals. Over the last few years,  Minnesota has emerged as one of Phoenix’s bigger adversaries. During...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Mercury go the distance to eliminate Lynx

PHOENIX -- It turned out to be a dagger -- a 50-foot long dagger. It left the right hand of Diana Taurasi in the closing ticks of Tuesday's third quarter, rose above the crowd, sliced through a second or two of anticipatory silence, splashed through the net directly in front of the soon-to-be-doomed Minnesota Lynx bench and generated enough mass delirium to raise the US Airways...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury into WNBA Finals

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi has always had a knack for playing her best in the biggest games. Taurasi scored 31 points, including hitting a key 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lift the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night in the decisive game of the Western Conference finals. Taurasi improved to 7-0 in her career in winner-take-all games...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Diani Taurasi scores 31 points, leads Mercury into WNBA Finals

  Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in the 2011 and 2013 en route...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx eliminated with loss to Mercury

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in 2011 and 2013...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurasi lifts Mercury to 96-78 win over Lynx

PHOENIX (AP) Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in the 2011 and 2013...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx eliminated with loss to Mercury

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in 2011 and 2013...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx eliminated with loss to Mercury

PHOENIX (AP) -- Diana Taurasi had 31 points, including a 50-footer at the end of the third quarter, to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 96-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Tuesday night, putting the Mercury into the WNBA Finals. Taurasi scored the first eight points of the fourth quarter to give Phoenix an 80-67 lead with 7:19 left. Minnesota had eliminated Phoenix in 2011 and 2013...
Via Fox Sports North
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury-Sparks Preview

Diana Taurasi prides herself on being a distributor in the Phoenix Mercury's up-tempo offense, but the former WNBA scoring champion proved in Game 1 just how dangerous she can be when taking advantage of her own opportunities. Phoenix looks to advance to the Western Conference finals by closing out this best-of-three series against the Los Angeles Sparks on the road Sunday night...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Mercury edge Sparks

PHOENIX -- They completed the greatest regular season in WNBA history five days earlier Friday night, they almost landed on the slippery slope of checking in just one measly loss away from playoff elimination. But the Mercury avoided the potentially-cruel slap of best-of-three-series reality because Diana Taurasi seems to live for these moments. With so many teammates clicking this...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mercury edge L.A. in Game 1

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi hit four straight free throws in the final 40 seconds, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 75-72 on Friday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs. Taurasi had a personal playoff-best 34 points and Bonner added 13 for the Mercury, who had the league's best record during the regular season at 29-5. Candace Parker, who led the Sparks...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss

WNBA Playoff Capsules

PHOENIX (AP) Diana Taurasi hit four straight free throws in the final 40 seconds, and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 75-72 on Friday night in the first round of the WNBA playoffs. Taurasi had a personal playoff-best 34 points and DeWanna Bonner added 13 for the Mercury, who had the league's best record during the regular season at 29-5. Candace Parker, who led...
Via AP on Fox
August 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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