Taurasi makes it back in time for birth of daughter
Diana Taurasi made it back home in time to see her wife Penny Taylor give birth to a baby girl — the couple's second child. Taurasi flew back to Phoenix from Las Vegas immediately after helping the Mercury beat the Aces in Game 5 of their semifinal series. The league's all-time leading scorer playfully said in a postgame interview to Taylor to “hold it in babe”.news.yahoo.com
WNBA honors its top 25 players all-time
The WNBA honored its past and present when it announced the league's top 25 players Sunday. The “W25” has 10 current players, including Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Sylvia Fowles, Candace Parker and Breanna Stewart. Former stars Lisa Leslie, Tamika Catchings, Katie Smith and Sheryl Swoopes are among 15 retired players selected by a panel of media members and women's basketball pioneers and advocates.news.yahoo.com
FIBA holds draws for Olympic basketball tournaments
The Tokyo Games begin July 23, one day after the NBA says is the last possible date for this season’s NBA Finals. Serbia will play host to the Dominican Republic, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Italy and Senegal. Croatia will play host to Germany, Russia, Mexico, Tunisia and Brazil. And Canada will play host to Greece, China, Uruguay, Turkey and the Czech Republic. AdAll four of those qualifiers will be winner-take-all, one nation from each of those events advancing to the Tokyo Games.
Taurasi re-signs in Phoenix while Clark heads to Washington
Taurasi is staying in Phoenix while Alysha Clark is heading across the country to join the Washington Mystics. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)NEW YORK – Diana Taurasi is staying in Phoenix while Alysha Clark is heading across the country to join the Washington Mystics. Unlike Parker, there was no real expectation the 38-year-old Taurasi would leave the team that drafted her No. Clark also led the WNBA in 3-point field goal percentage (52.2) for the second consecutive season. Change is never easy but having teammates and an organization excited to have you join their family makes it better,” Clark said.