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3 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Diana Taurasi leads Mercury past Sparks, 75-72, in playoff opener

Phoenix's Diana Taurasi grabs a rebound over the Sparks' Kristi Toliver during the first have of the Mercury's 75-72 win Friday in the first game of a WNBA playoff series with Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Diana Taurasi, Kristi Toliver, Candace Parker, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball

13 hrs ago | NBC Connecticut

Maya Moore Named Wnba MVP

Before there was Breanna Stewart there was Maya Moore, the best player in college basketball who was the WNBA's first-overall pick in 2011.

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Related Topix: Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson

17 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

Mercury sign 11-year-old coach, hosts Be the Match bone marrow drive

That's why they hired Mia McPoland , 11, as the team's honorary assistant coach.

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17 hrs ago | KTVK Phoenix

Mercury's Brondello, Griner earn WNBA awards

AUGUST 23: Brittney Griner #42 of the Phoenix Mercury during the WNBA game against the Seattle Storm at US Airways Center on August 23, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

ABC News

ESPNTopNews

We know who "won" the WNBA regular season: the Phoenix Mercury. Their 29-5 finish set a league record for most victories in a season and sends them into the playoffs as the obvious favorite.

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Related Topix: Candice Dupree, Diana Taurasi, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Candace Parker, Kristi Toliver, Maya Moore

The Miami Herald

5 Things to know about the WNBA playoffs

CHAMPIONSHIP FAVORITE: The Phoenix Mercury secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs by winning a WNBA-record 29 games this season.

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Related Topix: Candice Dupree, Diana Taurasi, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Sylvia Fowles, Courtney Vandersloot, Candace Parker

The Washington Post

5 Things to know about the WNBA playoffs

CHAMPIONSHIP FAVORITE: The Phoenix Mercury secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs by winning a WNBA-record 29 games this season.

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Related Topix: Candice Dupree, Diana Taurasi, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Sylvia Fowles, Courtney Vandersloot

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Seattle Times

WNBA attendance up 1 percent and increased viewership

With record-setting game action on the court this season, including the Phoenix Mercury setting the record for most regular-season wins in league history, Maya Moore's 30-plus points in a record 12 games, and eye catching rookie Shoni Shimmel's MVP performance at the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game, basketball fans have responded to one of the ... (more)

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Star Tribune

Lynx still feel they are the team to beat

Tuesday's practice was barely over and Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve was already busy laying down the company line with the playoffs two days away: For the first time in four seasons the Lynx are not the No.

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Related Topix: Monica Wright, Maya Moore, Devereaux Peters, Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball

The Arizona Republic

Al McCoy to call Mercury's playoff opener

The Suns are still looking for their first playoff game since 2010 but the Voice of the Suns is back in the basketball postseason.

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Related Topix: Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, Kristi Toliver, Jantel Lavender

Swish Appeal

's 2014 WNBA awards: Newcomer and Comeback Player of the Year awards

Both L.A. Sparks post Sandrine Gruda and Phoenix Mercury wing Penny Taylor are among the WNBA's "comeback players".

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Related Topix: Lynetta Kizer, Penny Taylor, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Becky Hammon, Sophia Young

Mon Aug 18, 2014

USA Today

WNBA Capsules

Brittney Griner had 18 points and 10 rebounds as the Phoenix Mercury set a WNBA record with their 29th win, beating the Seattle Storm 78-65 in the season finale Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Candice Dupree, Penny Taylor, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Allie Quigley, Seattle Storm, Soccer Players, Alex

The Washington Post

5 memorable moments from the WNBA season

From the draft-day shocker that saw former league MVP Tina Charles land with the New York Liberty to the Phoenix Mercury's record-setting 29 victories, the league had many remarkable moments in its 18th season.

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Related Topix: Tina Charles, Diana Taurasi, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Los Angeles Sparks, Connecticut Sun, Maya Moore

Sun Aug 17, 2014

WTOL-TV Toledo

Mercury, Dupree agree to contract extension

The two-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today signed All-Star forward Candice Dupree to a multi-year contract extension, the team announced.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

ABC News

Griner Helps Mercury Beat Sparks for 28th Win

Brittney Griner scored 19 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks 76-69 Saturday night, tying the WNBA record for wins.

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Los Angeles Times

Sparks fall to Phoenix Mercury, 76-69

Brittney Griner scored 19 points to help the Phoenix Mercury beat the Los Angeles Sparks, 76-69, Saturday night, tying the WNBA record for wins.

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The Arizona Republic

Mercury looking for titles, not records

Mercury concerned more about titles than records The Phoenix Mercury want to win a WNBA championship rather than set a record for wins.

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Related Topix: Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Kristi Toliver, Los Angeles Sparks

Fri Aug 15, 2014

WTOL-TV Toledo

Game 1of 2014 Mercury Playoffs set for Friday, Aug. 22, 7pm at US Airways Center

The two-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced the club's schedule for the opening round of the 2014 WNBA Playoffs, which includes Game 1 on Friday, Aug. 22 at 7 p.m. at US Airways Center.

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WSB-TV

WNBA players Griner, Johnson engaged

In this May 27, 2013, file photo, Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner dunks against the Chicago Sky in the second half during a WNBA basketball game in Phoenix.

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Related Topix: Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Monica Wright, Minnesota Lynx, Lindsay Whalen, Glory Johnson

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Swish Appeal

The Daily Swish: The Dream clinched the #1 seed in the Eastern Conference

Atlanta Dream beats the Phoenix Mercury, 96-82 - - Shoni Schimmel scored 20 of her 24 points in the second quarter for Atlanta in the win.

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Related Topix: Angel Mccoughtry, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Diana Taurasi, Penny Taylor, Atlanta Dream, Sylvia Fowles

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