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Mercury spoil Ionescu milestone, top Liberty 76-62

Aug. 07, 2022 00:37 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Diamond DeShields scored 25 points, Shey Peddy added 20 and the Phoenix Mercury cruised past the New York Liberty 76-62 on Saturday night, despite missing guards Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith. Sabrina Ionescu picked up an assist just 29 seconds into the game...

Review: Youth and anarchy in ‘Bodies Bodies Bodies’

Aug. 03, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

“ Bodies Bodies Bodies ” might just be the first great Gen Z thriller. In director Halina Reijn’s film is a razor-sharp satire of a very specific kind of modern privilege set inside an escalating murder mystery in a remote mansion as a hurricane rages outside. Dripping in...

Thomas posts another triple-double as Sun beat Mercury 87-63

Aug. 02, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — Alyssa Thomas posted her second triple-double in less than two weeks and the Connecticut Sun beat the Phoenix Mercury 87-63 on Tuesday night. Thomas, who recorded the franchise's first triple-double in a win over the Minnesota Lynx on July 22, finished...

Oliver Jackson-Cohen charms, mystifies in thriller 'Surface'

Aug. 02, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

Hey, casting agents, listen up. Oliver Jackson-Cohen is interested in lighter roles. That doesn't mean he hasn't enjoyed the darker, sometimes scarier fare he's mostly appeared in throughout the past few years — but his mother says he needs a break. Mom's commentary came last year...

WNBA playoff picture still muddled, 2 weeks left in season

Aug. 02, 2022 14:01 PM EDT

The WNBA playoff race is still very much undecided with just two weeks left in the regular season. Five teams have clinched postseason berths with only three games separating Chicago, Las Vegas and Connecticut at the top of the standings. Seattle and Washington also have earned...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 7-13

Aug. 01, 2022 12:37 PM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 7-13: Aug. 7: Humorist Garrison Keillor is 80. Actor John Glover (“Smallville”) is 78. Actor David Rasche (“Sledge Hammer!”) is 78. Country singer Rodney Crowell is 72. Actor Caroline Aaron (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”) is 70....

Howard leads Liberty to key 89-69 win over Mercury

Jul. 31, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Natasha Howard had 23 points and 12 rebounds to help the New York Liberty beat the Phoenix Mercury 89-69 on Sunday. Sabrina Ionescu had 10 points, 16 assists and eight rebounds for New York. Her assist total equaled the WNBA record for a game in the regular season,...

Program opens a whole new world for kids with disabilities

Jul. 31, 2022 03:13 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The joy in the room is palpable when the cast of “Aladdin Jr.” closes out its performance by singing the “Glee” version of “Don’t Stop Believin’.” The song isn’t even part of the show, but it’s the traditional show-closer for Penguin...

New York Liberty control own destiny in playoff chase

Jul. 26, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

New York coach Sandy Brondello isn't scoreboard watching with the Liberty two games out of a playoff spot — and may not have too. There are eight postseason berths in the WNBA and New York (10-17) is 10th in the standings heading into Tuesday night games with nine contests...

Diggins-Smith outshines Bird, Taurasi; Mercury beats Storm

Jul. 23, 2022 00:43 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Skylar Diggins-Smith scored a career-high 35 points, Diana Taurasi hit 6 of 10 from 3-point range and finished with 28 points and the Phoenix Mercury used a dominant fourth quarter to beat the Seattle Storm 94-78 Friday night. Sophie Cunningham hit five 3-pointers...