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WNBA's new playoff format ratchets up the pressure

The 20th season of the WNBA follows up with a new playoff format that may remind you somewhat of the wild card games in Major League Baseball and the NFL — but with a couple of twists. For the majority of the league’s history, the playoffs featured eight teams in three rounds of best-of-three series, with the WNBA Finals themselves growing into a best-of-five series in 2005....
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September 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Griner scores 21, Mercury dash Dream

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner had 21 points, nine rebounds and five blocks to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Atlanta Dream 86-75 on Sunday.The Mercury need either one more victory or a loss by Washington to clinch a postseason berth.Phoenix (14-17), ranked No. 6 in the AP power poll, never trailed and took control during the second quarter with an 18-0 run that made it 47-29 with...
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September 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner: Gilbert Arenas won’t be forgiven

Gilbert Arenas has already made it clear that he has no intention of apologizing for the sexist remarks he made about the WNBA. And even if he did, one of the league’s biggest stars wouldn’t accept it. In a brief interview with TMZ, Brittney Griner addressed Arenas’ inappropriate rant from last week. “I have no reaction for what he said. I have nothing to say about it....
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner kicks pregnant wife Glory Johnson out of house

WNBA stars Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson filed to have their marriage nullified back in June, and things have gotten quite ugly since. The divorce has not been finalized, but Griner recently kicked Johnson out of the former couple’s home. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, a judge has awarded Griner temporary exclusive use of the couple’s Arizona home while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

WNBA's Griner suspended for start of USA Basketball training camp

Brittney Griner will be missing the start of USA Basketball's European training camp this week after she was suspended by the organization. The penalty stems from Griner's domestic violence arrest in April. The 6-foot-8 Phoenix Mercury star was banned by the WNBA for the first seven games of the season, which amounts to the same percentage that she'll miss of the USA training camp...
Via Associated Press
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

USA Basketball suspends Griner for start of training camp

Brittney Griner will be missing the start of USA Basketball's European training camp this week after she was suspended by the organization. The penalty stems from Griner's domestic violence arrest in April. The 6-foot-8 Phoenix Mercury star was banned by the WNBA for the first seven games of the season, which amounts to the same percentage that she'll miss of the USA training camp...
Via Associated Press
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Griner's playoff record sparks Mercury to rout in series opener

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner raised the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year trophy just before tipoff and then showed why she received the honor. Griner had 18 points and a WNBA playoff-record 11 blocks to lead the Phoenix Mercury to an 88-55 win over the Tulsa Shock on Thursday night in the opener of the Western Conference semifinals. Griner, selected the league's top defender for the...
Via Associated Press
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner accused wife of cheating on her with men

By Steve DelVecchio Brittney Griner filed to have her marriage to fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson annulled last month, claiming that the union was based on “fraud and duress” and that Johnson pressured her into it. Griner also suspected that Johnson was cheating on her. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Griner says she discovered in April that Johnson had been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Brittney Griner scores 23, leads Mercury past Stars

PHOENIX -- Brittney Griner had 23 points, eight rebounds and four blocks in her first home game since the completion of her seven-game suspension and the Phoenix Mercury beat the San Antonio Stars 85-78 on Tuesday night. Phoenix led by as many as 16 points in the third quarter, but Danielle Robinson's fastbreak layup with 1:42 remaining pulled San Antonio within 81-78. On Phoenix...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss
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