The morning warmup: Taurasi suspended; Celebrating a legend

From Excelle: Softball player Lauren Chamberlain chats with Excelle Sports about overcoming adversity. Stakeholders weigh in on what’s next for NWSL 2.0. Plus, for the USA Deaf women’s national soccer team, there are no limits for the team on the soccer field. Breanna Stewart accepted the ESPY for Best Female Athlete on Wednesday night and her acceptance speech included a call...
Via Excelle Sports
2 days ago

BREAKING: Diana Taurasi suspended for technical foul total

The WNBA announced late Thursday afternoon that Diana Taurasi has been suspended for one game without pay for accumulating seven technical fouls this season. The Mercury guard was whistled for her seventh with 1:41 left in the second quarter of Wednesday’s game against the Washington Mystics. The suspension rules Taurasi out of July 16’s game against the San Antonio Stars. [More...
Via Excelle Sports
3 days ago

Taurasi's 23 points not enough to keep Mercury from another loss

ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Elena Delle Donne scored 19 points, including a late 3-pointer, and Imani Boyette had her second double-double of the season to help the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 100-95 on Sunday night.Boyette had 12 points and a career-high 13 rebounds. Allie Quigley added 21 points, Courtney Vandersloot had 12 points, seven assists and three steals, and Jamierra Faulkner...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Excelle Sports talks to Diana Taurasi

Diana Taurasi is reaching some significant milestones. She became the third player in WNBA history to score 7,000 points. She was named to the WNBA’s 20 greatest and most influential players. And next month, she’s off to Rio with USA Basketball. Taurasi spoke to Excelle Sports about these career landmarks and overcoming the slow start of her Phoenix Mercury team. The post WATCH...
Via Excelle Sports
10 days ago

Taurasi fastest player to reach 7,000 points; Mercury win

WASHINGTON (AP) Diana Taurasi scored 27 points to become the fastest player in WNBA history to reach 7,000 points and the Phoenix Mercury beat the Washington Mystics 91-79 on Friday night. Taurasi hit a long 3-pointer with 1:08 left in the third quarter to become the third WNBA player to reach the mark, trailing Tina Thompson and Tamika Catchings. Taurasi did it in 348 games,...
Via Associated Press
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Taurasi scores 31 as Mercury rally past Sky

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi scored 31 points, DeWanna Bonner added 20 and the Phoenix Mercury made 13 of 14 free throws in the fourth quarter to rally overcome a 14-point deficit and beat the Chicago Sky 86-80 on Sunday. Sonja Petrovic scored 10 points, and Brittney Griner had nine points and 10 rebounds for Phoenix (4-6). Taurasi hit two 3-pointers and Bonner made 4 of 4 free throws...
Via Associated Press
June 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Taurasi's big second half powers Mercury to first win

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi scored 20 of her 28 points after the half to lead the Phoenix Mercury to a 93-77 win over the Washington Mystics on Sunday.Candice Dupree had 16 points, DeWanna Bonner added 14 with a season-high 12 rebounds -- her first double-double of the season -- and Brittney Griner scored 13 to help the Mercury to their first win of the season.Taurasi scored 10 points...
Via Associated Press
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi will skip WNBA season to rest at request of Russian club

Last season, Diana Taurasi averaged averaged 16.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 5.6 assists for the Phoenix Mercury and helped them to the WNBA title. If the team is going to repeat this season, they will have to do so without the services of the seven-time All-Star. At the request of UMMC Ekaterinburg, the team she...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Taurasi, Mercury nets seveth staright win

LOS ANGELES -- Diana Taurasi put up a 3-pointer in the closing seconds. The ball went in, time expired and the veteran guard had coolly delivered another victory for the Phoenix Mercury. This one was extra special. Taurasi scored a season-high 32 points, including a season-best seven 3-pointers, playing in front of family and friends from her nearby hometown of Chino, and the Mercury...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Taurasi leads Mercury past Shock

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi scored 16 points and Erin Phillips added 15 to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Tulsa Shock 100-78 on Friday night. Brittney Griner added 14 points, five rebounds and four blocked shots for Phoenix (3-1). Riquna Williams had 27 points off the bench for Tulsa (0-4). Skylar Diggins had 20 points and four assists for Tulsa after being held to two points in...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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