WATCH: Allisha Gray speaks on WNBA Skills & 3-point competition win, how she plans to spend her earnings
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by Justin LaCertosa
11h ago
Atlanta Dream All-Star Allisha Gray became the first player in WNBA history to win both the skills and 3-point competition in the same night. Gray speaks on her emotions throughout the night, how fun it was to take a step back in some fun competition, potential dinner plans with her team after winning $110,000, and much more. WATCH: Angel Reese & Kayla McBride speak on WNBA All-Star 2024, Cheryl Miller, individual growth *Get the BEST Phoenix sports insider information. SIGN UP HERE to unlock our premium content!* Justin LaCertosa covers Phoenix Sports News for Burn City Spo ..read more
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USA National Team defeats U23 Team in first ever 3×3 Showcase at WNBA All-Star festivities
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by Justin LaCertosa
12h ago
PHOENIX – Friday’s WNBA All-Star festivities marked the first-ever 3×3 showcase in league history, and the duel was more demanding than the common eye may think. “I wouldn’t say looser,” Los Angeles Sparks forward Dearica Hamby said when asked if the three-on-three game felt easier. “Three-on-three is much more physical, a lot faster paced. I average 35 minutes in the WNBA, and I’m still not in great shape to play three-on-three. It’s just different. The physicality, the toughness and roughness. You just have to play with it, it takes a toll on you.” Dearica Hamby (@dearicamarie) spoke ..read more
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Allisha Gray makes WNBA All-Star history, becomes first player to win both 3-point contest, skills challenge
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by Alec Cipollini
12h ago
After already picking up the hardware from winning the 2024 KIA WNBA Skills Challenge trophy, Atlanta Dream star Allisha Gray swept the WNBA All-Star skills competition as she was also crowned the WNBA STARRY 3-Point Contest champion on Friday. Inside Footprint Center, Gray scored 22 points in the final round to just edge out New York Liberty forward Jonquel Jones by just one point, 21. Jones needed one three to win, but failed to make a dagger before the buzzer. Gray opened up the first round with 23 as she got into an early rhythm before Jones clicked from the get-go, going off for a night ..read more
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Allisha Gray wins 2024 KIA WNBA Skills Challenge, knocks off Mercury’s Sophie Cunningham by 2.4 seconds
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by Alec Cipollini
13h ago
Putting her passing, dribbling and 3-point shooting to the test, Atlanta Dream All-Star Allisha Gray took home the 2024 KIA WNBA Skills Challenge trophy, beating Phoenix Mercury guard Sophie Cunningham. Gray’s 32.1 seconds knocked off Cunningham’s 34.5 in the final round after Cunningham evaded elimination by just 0.2 seconds in the first. Alisha Gray wins the 2024 WNBA skills challenge!#ValleyTogether #WNBAAllStar pic.twitter.com/fdUmCxcAdL — Burn City Mercury (@BurnCityMercury) July 20, 2024 Mercury superstar Brittney Griner was the first person to be cut after she posted a 46.3 time, the ..read more
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Kevin Durant appears unhappy with exclusion from new Nike Olympics campaign
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by Brendan Mau
16h ago
Phoenix Suns superstar Kevin Durant posted a series of curious messages on his Instagram story after Nike did not include him in its newest Olympic campaign. “@nike tell me, Am I a bad person?????” the first post from Durant read. pic.twitter.com/vsuqqB4p3i — Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) July 19, 2024 Nike’s newest ad campaign for the 2024 Paris Olympics is entitled “Winning Isn’t for Everyone.” The brand released a commercial today that was narrated by William Defoe and featured numerous athletes, including NBA stars Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Victor Wemba ..read more
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Health updates on Merrill Kelly, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Jordan Montgomery
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by Michael McDermott
16h ago
Merrill Kelly and Eduardo Rodríguez continue to progress from their respective shoulder injuries. Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo told reporters, including Jesse Friedman of PHNX Sports, that both pitchers will throw another bullpen, with two up-downs and 35 pitches. After the bullpens, the plan will be to transition them into facing live hitters. Merrill Kelly and Eduardo Rodriguez will throw another bullpen — around 2 innings/35 pitches — on Saturday, manager Torey Lovullo said. Sounds like the plan is for them to throw one more bullpen after that before transitioning to facing hitters ..read more
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Mercury legend DeWanna Bonner ‘loves it here’ in Phoenix, ‘can’t wait’ to compete in 2024 WNBA All-Star Game
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by Alec Cipollini
16h ago
From 2009-19, Connecticut Sun superstar DeWanna Bonner called Phoenix home with the Mercury, and was able to bring two WNBA championships to the Valley. Alongside legends like Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner, Bonner made a name for herself as she quickly became a fan favorite. She won the WNBA 6th Woman of the Year Award consecutively in her first three seasons, was in the race for WNBA MVP five times and was a three-time All-Star while on the Mercury. Being able to score from wherever she chose to shoot from and snatching almost every rebound she could, the 6-foot-4 forward was a cornersto ..read more
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Ryne Nelson sets career-high in strikeouts in 5-2 win over Cubs
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by Michael McDermott
17h ago
The Diamondbacks picked up right where they left off before the All-Star break, picking up a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Ryne Nelson set a career-high nine strikeouts in 5 2/3 dominant innings and the offense scored enough runs on Justin Steele to hold off a pair of late rallies by the Cubs. “It feels really good,” Nelson told Dbacks TV reporter Jody Jackson. “Sometimes you come back from the break and there might be a little bit of a lull. This team, we came back and we were ready to play. We brought our A-game today.” Nelson established his plus-plus heater against the C ..read more
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Summer Suns dominate Bucks with 115-90 victory to improve to 2-2
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by Brendan Mau
17h ago
The Phoenix Suns did not look back after an early 21-0 run and blew out the Milwaukee Bucks 115-90 to improve to 2-2 in the 2024 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The Bucks dropped to 0-4 with the loss, which was the second-to-last game for both teams in Vegas. Phoenix and Milwaukee will both play tomorrow afternoon with the Suns playing the Sacramento Kings at 12:00 p.m. MST. This game was not close at all, but because it was summer league, where players are evaluated based on individual performances, Phoenix continued to give maximum effort. The Suns ended shooting 46.7% from the floor and 38 ..read more
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WATCH: Angel Reese & Kayla McBride speak on WNBA All-Star 2024, Cheryl Miller, individual growth
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by Justin LaCertosa
17h ago
WNBA All-Stars Angel Reese (Chicago Sky) and Kayla McBride (Minnesota Lynx) speak on All-Star Weekend, Cheryl Miller as head coach, the growth in the WNBA, evolution as individual players, and much more. WATCH: Caitlin Clark, Aliyah Boston, Kelsey Mitchell speak on WNBA All-Star weekend, WNBA’s growth *Get the BEST Phoenix sports insider information. SIGN UP HERE to unlock our premium content!* Justin LaCertosa covers Phoenix Sports News for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on his X account, @LaCertosaSports The post WATCH: Angel Reese & Kayla McBride speak on WNBA ..read more
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