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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Phoenix Mercury to celebrate ‘Taurasi Night’ to honor the WNBA all-time leading scorer

Three-time WNBA champion Diana Taurasi officially became the best scorer in league history on Sunday and the Phoenix Mercury are going to celebrate big. On Monday, the franchise announced that it will be celebrating “Taurasi Day” in honor of its star guard. In last weekend’s game against the Los Angeles Sparks, Taurasi surpassed WNBA legend Tina Thompson’s all-time career...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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Diana Taurasi becomes WNBA’s all-time leading scorer

The former UConn star surpassed Tina Thompson’s previous record of 7,488 points. Just a few weeks after becoming the WNBA’s all-time leader in made 3-pointers, Diana Taurasi has broken another historic record. With a right-handed layup with just under a minute left in the first half of the Phoenix Mercury’s matchup against the Los Angeles Sparks, Taurasi became the WNBA...
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6 days ago

Diana Taurasi breaks WNBA career scoring record

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Twitter boasts 1.1 million unique viewers watched WNBA live-stream, but what counts as a view?

Earlier this month, Twitter and the WNBA announced a partnership that would live-stream 20 regular season games per season on the social media platform. The agreement is for three years and will also put the WNBA on Twitter’s Amplify program, which distributes 40 weekly highlights packages.The WNBA made its Twitter live-stream debut on Sunday with the game between the Dallas Wings...
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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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