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  1. Why Penny Taylor matters just as much as Phoenix Mercury's other ...

    Michelle Smith

    Uncertainty about her basketball future plagued Penny Taylor the past two seasons as she fought back from a knee injury. Tuesday, her pivotal performance helped put Phoenix on the brink of another WNBA title.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2014
  2. Phoenix Mercury get big hand from honorary assistant coach and 11...

    Michelle Smith

    The Mercury are up 1-0 in the WNBA Finals and winning off the court, too. The team is helping its honorary assistant coach, 11-year-old Mia McPoland, spread the word about a rare blood disorder, and maybe even find a match for a bone marrow transplant.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  3. Phoenix Mercury's Candice Dupree, Brittney Griner destroy Chicago...

    Michelle Smith

    With Sky star Elena Delle Donne spending most of the game on the bench, forward Candice Dupree and center Brittney Griner gave Phoenix a force inside that Chicago just couldn't counter.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2014
  4. Five questions for the WNBA postseason

    Michelle Smith

    We take a look at the five biggest questions facing the eight teams -- including five with losing records -- in the WNBA playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | August 17, 2014
  5. WNBA - Phoenix Mercury back on top in WNBA power rankings

    Michelle Smith

    With less than a week to play in the regular season, everyone is still chasing Minnesota and Phoenix.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2014
  6. WNBA - Phoenix Mercury, Minnesota Lynx setting the pace in power ...

    Michelle Smith

    With eight teams sporting losing records, Phoenix, Minnesota and Atlanta remain 1-2-3 in our weekly rankings.

    Story | Conversation | July 27, 2014
  7. WNBA - Phoenix Mercury have new look, more discipline

    Michelle Smith

    Sandy Brondello isn't abandoning the Mercury's traditional run-and-gun system. But Phoenix's new coach is adding structure, discipline and an emphasis on defense.

    Story | Conversation | May 28, 2014
  8. WNBA - 10 storylines to track for the WNBA's 18th season

    Michelle Smith

    From the Lynx's quest to repeat to Tina Charles' performance back home with a new team in New York, we detail the top 10 storylines to follow as the WNBA's 18th season opens Friday.

    Story | Conversation | May 15, 2014
  9. WNBA - Minnesota Lynx maintain edge in competitive Western Confer...

    Michelle Smith

    With its star-studded roster largely intact, defending WNBA champion Minnesota remains the favorite in a competitive Western Conference.

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  10. Total Access - Phoenix Mercury shift focus to offseason needs

    Michelle Smith

    Phoenix's 2013 season didn't end with a title as some had predicted. But now the franchise must focus on naming a head coach while players head overseas.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2013
  11. WNBA playoffs - Minnesota Lynx quiet doubters, dispatch Phoenix M...

    Michelle Smith

    After seeing a lot of preseason predictions pick Phoenix to win it all in 2013, Minnesota went to work to prove otherwise. Sunday, the Lynx swept the Mercury for a third consecutive trip to the WNBA Finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2013
  12. WNBA playoffs - Brittney Griner game winner lifts Phoenix Mercury...

    Michelle Smith

    Brittney Griner hadn't exactly been the star of Phoenix's postseason. But with 4.9 seconds left in Monday's decisive Game 3, the rookie hit the winning shot over WNBA MVP Candace Parker to send the Mercury into the Western Conference finals.

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  13. WNBA playoffs - Minnesota Lynx vs. Phoenix Mercury Western Confer...

    Michelle Smith

    Phoenix is 0-5 against Minnesota this season. Will things be any different when they meet in the Western Conference finals?

    Story | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  14. WNBA playoffs - Candace Parker paces Los Angeles Sparks past Phoe...

    Michelle Smith

    Two days after Diana Taurasi dropped 30 points in Game 1, Candace Parker responded with 31, lifting Los Angeles past Phoenix to force the Western Conference semifinals to a decisive Game 3.

    Story | Conversation | September 21, 2013
  15. WNBA playoffs -- Los Angeles Sparks look to step it up in playoff...

    Michelle Smith

    After missing out on first place in the West, Los Angeles is hoping its best basketball is ahead in the WNBA playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | September 17, 2013
  16. WNBA playoffs -- Los Angeles vs. Phoenix preview

    Michelle Smith

    With high-scoring offenses and star-studded rosters, the Sparks-Mercury matchup is the best series of the first round.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2013