June 9, 2011 |
It was as if Diana Taurasi had stepped through a wildly unpredictable looking glass. Last December, the women's basketball star received a phone call from her team in Turkey telling her she had failed a doping test, and right then and there Taurasi's life began feeling as if it weren't her own. Modafinil was the name of the drug she had allegedly ingested. It was a stimulant. And how did Taurasi know that? Only, she says, by looking it up on Google. Before that, she didn't know what it was. All she was sure of was that she hadn't taken the drug, notoriously misused by college students to stay awake.
July 17, 2009 |
The Phoenix Mercury has suspended guard Diana Taurasi for two games without pay after she was cited on charges related to drunk driving. In a release Thursday, the team said Taurasi was suspended "for conduct detrimental to the team." Taurasi will miss Saturday's game against Detroit and Wednesday's game against Minnesota. Taurasi faces three charges, including extreme DUI, in a July 2 incident.
September 20, 2013 |
At least Thursday began as a good day for Sparks forward Candace Parker. The WNBA announced that she won the most-valuable-player award in the early evening. It was downhill from there, as the Sparks lost, 86-75, to the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1 of the first round of the playoffs at Staples Center later that night. So much for a celebration. "We let it slip away," Parker said after scoring a team-high 28 points and grabbing eight rebounds. In front of an announced crowd of 8,500, including boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Lakers guard Jodie Meeks, the Sparks fell apart in the third quarter.
September 9, 2007
'He's kind of old and he needs some fashion advice, but we'll have him ready for next year.' -- Diana Taurasi Phoenix guard, on 68-year-old Coach Paul Westhead, who wore mismatched shoes in the Mercury's WNBA finals victory Saturday
April 6, 2004 |
New Orleans Arena, Tonight, 5:30, ESPN * What to watch for: The quality of inside play. Connecticut's forwards dominated the Tennessee forwards in the Feb. 5 meeting. The duel of the Tennessee frontcourt of Shyra Ely, LaToya Davis and Ashley Robinson against Connecticut's trio of Jessica Moore, Barbara Turner and Willnett Crockett may ultimately determine the outcome.
March 13, 2002 |
Connecticut's undefeated women's basketball team had all five of its starters honored as All-Americans by the Associated Press on Tuesday, including sophomore guard Diana Taurasi, a former Chino Don Lugo High standout. Taurasi, who averaged 14.4 points and 5.2 assists for the 33-0 Huskies, made the second team. Point guard Sue Bird received the most votes from a nationwide media panel and was Connecticut's only first-team selection.