PHOENIX AZ MERCURY INTRODUCES 2018 DEBUT ROSTER
Mercury tip-off season May 18 with Fry’s Food Stores First night at 7 p.m. vs. Dallas
PHOENIX METRO— The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix az Mercury today introduced its 11-player opening night roster for the 2018 season in advance of Fry’s Food Shops First night against the Dallas Wings tomorrow evening at 7 p.m. WNBA all-time leading marker Diana Taurasi and also 2017 WNBA scoring champion Brittney Griner are re-joined by two-time WNBA champ DeWanna Bonner, in addition to offseason enhancements Briann January, a six-time WNBA All-Defensive Group option as well as previous WNBA All-Star and Champ, as well as four-time WNBA All-Defensive Team selection and 2009 WNBA All-Star Sancho Lyttle.
||NUM GAMER POS
|DeWanna Bonner F 6-4 143 AUGUST 21, 1987 8
||Brittney Griner C|
|6-9 205 OCTOBER 18
, 1990 5 BAYLOR/USA 21 Marie Gülich C
||6-5 199 MAY 28, 1994
|R OREGON STATE 12 Briann January
||JANUARY 11, 1987
||Camille Little F 6-2 180 JANUARY 18, 1985 11 NORTH CAROLINA/USA 31 Sancho Lyttle F 6-5 175 SEPTEMBER 20, 1983
||Leilani Mitchell G
||5-5 138 JUNE 15, 1985 9
||Stephanie Talbot F
||6-2 192 JUNE 15, 1994 1 AUSTRALIA 3
||Diana Taurasi G
||6-0 163 JUNE 11, 1982 13 CONNECTICUT/USA 6 Yvonne Turner G 5-10 131 OCTOBER 13, 1987
||Imani Wright G 5-9 155 FEBRUARY 5, 1995
HEAD COACH: Sandy Brondello (Australia)
ASSISTANT TRAINS: Julie Hairgrove (Arizona), Todd Troxel (Doane University)
HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER: Alicia Yamamoto (Indiana College)
TOUGHNESS AND CONDITIONING COACH: Jonathan Mak (Illinois State University)
Complying with Friday’s season opener, the Mercury will travel to Seattle to tackle the Storm on Sunday, May 20 in the first regular period matchup in between Taurasi as well as the Tornado’s Sue Bird since the two ended up being the WNBA’s all-time leaders in scoring as well as assists, respectively, last period. The X-Factor will obtain a chance to see both take the court versus each other in Phoenix az just three days later on when the Mercury host Seattle on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m.
WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi and also 2017 WNBA scoring champion Brittney Griner go back to Phoenix metro this summertime to lead the Mercury in a pursuit for the franchise’s WNBA-record connecting 4th championship. Tickets for Fry’s Food Shops Debut on Friday, May 18, as well as the remainder of the Mercury’s 2018 residence video games get on sale NOW and could be acquired by calling 602.252. WNBA or by seeing PhoenixMercury.com.
Salma Hayek – – Man Casts Required To Take Pay Cuts For Equal Rights
Chloe Melas, CNN.com, reports that starlet Salma Hayek thinks it is time to take radical actions to close the male/female pay gap in Hollywood. – “Salma Hayek wants to close the pay space in Hollywood, –
yet she recognizes that it’s mosting likely to take a great deal of work to earn that happen.” Pay variation is going to take a while, “Hayek said at the Ladies in Movement panel at the Cannes Movie Celebration on Sunday.” Due to the fact that they still desire to pay you the unscrupulous income they paid you before.” After signing up with Cate Blanchett and 80 other females on the steps of the Palais on Saturday to require gender parity across all sectors, Hayek rested down a for the panel where she restated the need for equal rights in the flick market. Blanchett said the 82 females stand for the overall variety of women directors that have walked those steps considering that 1942 contrasted to the 1,866 male supervisors that strolled those steps in the same duration. “It’s a change, we need to all begin changing as well as interact,” Hayek stated.” However additionally the actors have to work with each other due to the fact that if the male stars are requesting such big numbers, that part of it belongs a little bit to the ladies and in the past it was never ever provided as well as the flick doesn’t get done due to the fact that they could not pay the actors what they were making … The actors need to state ‘ OK, time’s up, I had a great run today it’s time to likewise be generous with the starlets in the movies. ‘”. On Monday, Cannes Film Festival imaginative supervisor, Thierry Fremaux, authorized a pledge to promote sex parity as well as openness at the celebration.” We
will certainly be much more engaged,” Fremaux stated to journalism, according to The Hollywood Press reporter.” We must question our history and also our behaviors. The world has actually transformed as well as should change much more.”. Hayek, that has actually been singing about the alleged persecution she underwent by Harvey Weinstein, said that although she rejoices to see women talk up versus discrepancies of power, she wishes it hadn’t taken so several years.” We need to have been angrier faster,” she stated.” We must have integrated faster.”. Hayek states that the Me Too movement could be equipping for males too.” It is an extremely interesting time for males currently, “Hayed said.” Since males have the chance
to reconsider what it means to be a guy, and also this features a great deal of flexibility.””.