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NCAAW: Mercury's Taurasi adds another title -- Mom

The Mercury's Diana Taurasi and former Mercury standout Penny Taylor announce the birth of their son, Leo. "I'm in a new chapter of my life," Taurasi says. "I'll take any advice anyone has."
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Don't bet against Diana: Takeaways from the first two rounds of the WNBA playoffs

The first two rounds of the 2017 WNBA Playoffs — which both consisted of two one-game, winner-takes-all series — are in the books. The well-rested Minnesota Lynx and Los Angeles Sparks, who got double-byes as the top two seeds, finally know which teams they'll face in the best-of-five semifinals.The top-seeded Lynx host the Washington Mystics (6), while the defending champion Sparks...
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September 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/21: Summer of NBA trades heats up

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while making sure our agent has all the proper trade clauses (including demands for travel pizza and beer) in our contract. Happy birthday today to Richard Jefferson, Merlakia Jones, Derrick Coleman and Rick Sutcliffe. On...
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June 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 6/20: NBA annual drama season off to fiery start

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while we figure out who is answering the phone in Cleveland. Happy birthday today to Darko Milicic, Darren Sproles and Frank Lampard. On this date in 2013, LeBron James was named the NBA Finals MVP for the second year in a...
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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

Diana Taurasi becomes WNBA’s all-time leading scorer

Diana Taurasi is a surefire Hall of Famer, and she achieved yet another huge milestone on Sunday, in a big way.Taurasi passed Tina Thompson (7,488 points) on the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer list, and did so in fitting fashion.Here she is doing what she’s always excelled in — driving to the hoop and finishing at the rim. One of the all-time greats.
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June 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Taurasi leads Mercury into WNBA semifinals

NEW YORK -- Diana Taurasi tends to play her best when the most is on the line.The star guard scored 30 points and Brittney Griner added 22 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks to help the eighth-seeded Phoenix Mercury beat the No. 3 New York Liberty 101-94 on Saturday night. Taurasi is 13-3 in WNBA elimination games in her storied career, including a 6-0 mark on the road."I'm not...
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September 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Taurasi back with Mercury, shoots for 4th WNBA title

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi is back -- back from another triumphant season in Europe, back in the WNBA after taking a year off, and back for a shot at a fourth Olympic gold medal.A month shy of her 34th birthday, she leads what looks to be a powerhouse Phoenix Mercury team in search of its, and her, fourth WNBA title."Diana's a pretty special player," said Mercury coach Sandy Brondello...
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May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Taurasi breaks bone in left hand in Russia

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi has undergone successful surgery to repair a broken bone in her left hand that she hurt playing in a game for her Russian club team. Taurasi announced in February that she would skip the 2015 WNBA season after accepting an offer from her Russian club, UMMC Ekaterinburg, to rest. The Mercury said Monday that she was injured last weekend...
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April 06, 2015  |  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
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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