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Mercury sweep Sky to win WNBA title

credit: WNBA.com The Phoenix Mercury completed their three game sweep of the Chicago Sky on Friday night to win the 2014 WNBA championship, defeating them 87-82. WNBA Finals MVP Diana Taurasi put in 24 points as did her teammate Candice Dupree. What made their efforts especially huge was that Brittney Griner was unable to play due to an eye injury. The Mercury knew that they needed...
Via Pass The Pill
3 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mercury C Griner to miss Game 3 of WNBA Finals

CHICAGO (AP) Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner has been ruled out for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals against the Chicago Sky. Griner was hit in the right eye Sunday and underwent an outpatient procedure to correct a retinal issue. She has played a key role in helping Phoenix to a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, averaging 15.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and six blocks in...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota's Maya Moore unanimous pick on All-WNBA team

  Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore was the unanimous choice for the All-WNBA first team. The league announced Thursday she was joined on the team by Phoenix's Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, Los Angeles' Candace Parker and Tulsa's Skylar Diggins. Moore, the league's leading scorer at 23.9 points per game, set a WNBA record with 12 games of 30-plus points. Taurasi...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx's Moore unanimous choice for All-WNBA team

NEW YORK (AP) Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore was the unanimous choice for the All-WNBA first team. The league announced Thursday she was joined on the team by Phoenix's Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, Los Angeles' Candace Parker and Tulsa's Skylar Diggins. Moore, the league's leading scorer at 23.9 points per game, set a WNBA record with 12 games of 30-plus...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dream's McCoughtry named All-WNBA Second Team

Dream guard/forward Angel McCoughtry was named to the All-WNBA Second Team, the league announced Thursday. Voting was conducted by a panel of 38 national and local sportswriters and broadcasters at the conclusion of the regular seasons. Each player was selected by position, receiving five points for each First Team vote and three for Second Team. McCoughtry, the WNBA's leader...
Via Fox Sports South
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx's Moore lands on all-WNBA first team

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Lynx's season is over, but Maya Moore is still racking up acclaim for her best campaign to date. The league named Moore to its 2014 all-WNBA first team for the second time in her career. She can add that to a mantle that already includes this year's MVP and top All-Star vote getter, 2013 WNBA Finals MVP and 2011 rookie of the year award, among others. Joining...
Via Fox Sports North
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner game-time decision for Game 3 after eye injury

After dominating the Chicago Sky in the first two games of the WNBA Finals, Diana Taurasi and her Phoenix Mercury know closing out the series won't be easy. Especially if star center Brittney Griner can't play after being hit in the right eye in Game 2. Griner didn't travel with the team to Chicago and the Mercury announced Thursday that she underwent an outpatient procedure...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Griner's status in doubt as Mercury look to complete sweep in Chicago

PHOENIX -- With three official shots available and only one victory separating the Mercury from a glorious third WNBA title, the game plan remains steady. And with steady as our buzzword, let's gather some insight regarding Phoenix's general approach from forward Candice Dupree. "I think we're going to go to Chicago with the same mindset we had for the first two...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner twice hit in face as Mercury down Sky in Game 2

  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 on her...
Via AP on Fox
8 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Anita Durr chooses Louisville women’s basketball

She has closely watched Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel play for the Atlanta Dream so she is quite familiar with the Louisville game. Anita Durr, the top-ranked player in the recruiting class of 2015, has made her choice official. It’s the University of Louisville women’s basketball team for her. Sorry, Baylor, Duke, Maryland, Notre Dame, UConn and Kentucky Durr, a 5-foot...
Via Louisville Card Game
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix dominates WNBA Finals opener

PHOENIX (AP) Brittney Griner swatted her way into the record books, Candice Dupree could not seem to miss and Diana Taurasi dominated in all aspects. Utilizing all of their star power, the Phoenix Mercury turned the opening game of the WNBA Finals into a washout. If the Chicago Sky can't find a way to play better or get Elena Delle Donna healthy, it could be a real quick series...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker to miss world championships

Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker have withdrawn from the U.S. women's national team pool because of injuries and won't play in the world championship later this month. Catchings dealt with a variety of injuries during her recently completed WNBA season. She missed the first 17 games for the Indiana Fever because of a back issue. She has been a part of the past three Olympics...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner blocks eight shots to help Mercury top Sky in Game 1

  Brittney Griner set the tone for a dominant Phoenix performance with a playoff record eight blocked shots, five in the first quarter, and the Mercury routed the Chicago Sky 83-62 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Griner also had 12 points and seven rebounds. Candice Dupree made her first 10 shots and scored 26 for the Mercury in their 19th consecutive home victory. Diana...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DuPree, Griner, Taurasi lead Mercury rout of Sky

PHOENIX (AP) Brittney Griner set the tone for a dominating Phoenix performance with a playoff record eight blocked shots, five in the first quarter, and the Mercury routed the Chicago Sky 83-62 on Sunday in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals. Griner also had 12 points and seven rebounds. Candice Dupree made her first 10 shots and scored 26 for the Mercury in their 19th consecutive home victory...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Catchings, Parker out of women's worlds

Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker have withdrawn from the U.S. women's national team pool due to injuries and won't play in the world championship later this month. Catchings dealt with a variety of injuries during her recently completed WNBA season. She missed the first 17 games for the Indiana Fever because of a back issue. She has been a part of the past three Olympics...
Via AP on Fox
10 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Lynx battled all season, but finally broke in West finals

MINNEAPOLIS -- Dam. Like a master analogist, Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve painted the picture succinctly Thursday, two days after Minnesota's run toward back-to-back titles abruptly crashed with a 96-78 loss to Phoenix in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals. All year long, Reeve said, the WNBA's 2011 and 2013 champs represented a river-bound levee, with a stream of constant...
Via Fox Sports North
13 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
14 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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