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Phoenix Mercury ‘starting fresh’ following their breakup with Tina Charles

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury made the surprise decision to release veteran Tina Charles. The team is looking forward and has a renewed sense of hope, turning its major weakness – defense – into a strength


‘We believe in body autonomy’: Mercury’s Brianna Turner, Vanessa Nygaard react to Roe v. Wade decision

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury head coach Vanessa Nygaard and forward Brianna Turner spoke out against the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.


Former coach keeps spotlight on Russian detention of Brittney Griner

WASHINGTON - A plain shirt, a pin, a number. For the past 41 days, basketball legend Dawn Staley has posted that photo to her social media accounts, just part of the outpouring of support for Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner, who has detained in a Russian jail since Feb. 17.


18 more days: Russian court extends Brittney Griner detainment

PHOENIX – Phoenix Mercury star Brittney Griner will remain detained in Russia until at least July 2. The announcement came on the heels of the WNBA organization’s meeting with members of the U.S. State Department.


Mercury in retrograde? Not during WNBA team’s 3-game winning streak

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury opened 2-8 to start the season, with a rookie coach, multiple player absences and Brittney Griner on players’ minds. The team has rattled-off three straight wins thanks to newfound chemistry and good health.


May 26, 2022 Newscast

How to save gas for Memorial Day weekend, a look at the Arizona COVID spike, Phoenix Mercury forward Brianna Taylor speaks out about gun control


‘Shut up and dribble’? Not anymore as Steve Kerr, Mercury players use their platform

PHOENIX – In the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas, shootings, athletes including Steve Kerr and Brianna Turner continue trend of speaking out about social justice issues.


Jailed Brittney Griner, absent players contribute to slow start for Phoenix Mercury

PHOENIX – As Brittney Griner remains detained in a Russian prison, the Phoenix Mercury continue to struggle with a new coach and unavailable players.


Is the end near for the GOAT? Taurasi continues to prove otherwise

PHOENIX - Diana Taurasi has the ultimate chance to walk off into the sunset. Her fifth Olympic gold medal, being named the WNBA’s GOAT, welcoming her second child, and now two wins away from a fourth WNBA title, the stage is set for a Hollywood ending. But is this really the end, or just another chapter?


No Maluma, no Disney princesses: Mercury return to home court after much-debated scheduling issues

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Mercury played its first two playoff games at arenas belonging to college teams. A look at why as the team prepares to play the Las Vegas Aces at Footprint Center with a chance to punch a ticket to the WNBA Finals.


Losing streak, venue change don’t rattle Mercury as they enter single-elimination playoff game

PHOENIX - Heading into tonight’s single-elimination playoff game on a three-game losing streak can sometimes be a red flag. But for the Phoenix Mercury, this streak is nothing short of a red herring.


Jobs of desperation: How rideshare, food delivery workers lose in the gig economy

Rideshare and food delivery work became even riskier during COVID-19, which put thousands of people out of jobs and into the gig economy. Some now are trying to unionize to negotiate better pay and conditions.