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The 'Diana Taurasi, greatest of all-time' quiz

Diana Taurasi made significant history over the weekend, as she became the all-time leading scorer in WNBA history. It was just the latest accomplishment for the Phoenix Mercury guard in a career that is chock full of them. If she is not the best women's player of all-time, she is certainly on the short list. She is a marquee name both at home and overseas. In fact, she is so good...
June 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Diana Taurasi setting the WNBA all-time scoring record is another leap for the league

She scored her first points for the Phoenix Mercury on May 20, 2004, by cutting around defenders in the perimeter for an open three-pointer. Adrian Williams-Strong was sitting in the post against Sacramento Monarchs center Yolanda Griffith when she saw the dynamic rookie guard out of UConn in her purview. A quick flick of the wrist was the start of a career that would shatter records...
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June 19, 2017  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every first overall WNBA draft pick

Since its inception in 1997, the WNBA has seen 22 draft picks go first overall, counting the inaugural season's Elite draft, which selected already graduated players who had already been playing professionally on other American teams or overseas. How many of these 22 players can you name?Clue: Year-TeamNote: An asterisk indicates the 1997 Elite Draft.
May 12, 2017  |  Discuss

Lauren Jackson named to Australian squad to prepare for Rio

MELBOURNE, Australia —€” Former WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson has been named in a 27-player squad for what could be her fifth Olympics for Australia at Rio de Janeiro in August. Basketball Australia said Thursday the squad would later be cut to 20 players which will participate in four selection camps from March to July. The 34-year-old former Seattle Storm forward has been struggling...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Storm's Lauren Jackson to miss her third straight WNBA season

  Former WNBA MVP Lauren Jackson will miss the 2015 season with the Seattle Storm after undergoing knee surgery. The Storm made the expected announcement on Tuesday. It will be the third straight season that Jackson doesn't play a game for the Storm. ''Lauren's health and recovery remains the top priority as we continue the dialogue regarding her future in Seattle,'' Seattle general...
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May 12, 2015  |  Discuss
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