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The Phoenix Mercury havent had a boring July. Leander Dendoncker Jersey .Star players Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner were ejected for arguing with the officials in the third quarter during a loss to New York on July 1.Griner then posted the sixth triple-double in WNBA history two nights later in a win at Atlanta, going for 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks.And, in Tuesdays loss to Dallas, the Mercury allowed Wings forward Glory Johnson to put up the leagues only 20-20 game this season -- 23 points, 22 rebounds.Whats going to happen next?On Friday night, Phoenix (8-11) plays host to Indiana (7-11), which is coming off an interesting game of its own.The Fever, down 20 points with 6:22 to go at league-leading Los Angeles, rallied within a point with 12.2 seconds left before losing 94-88.Indiana won the first meeting of the season against the Mercury, 97-93 at home on May 18. Emblematic of Phoenixs slow start and defensive woes, the Fever placed seven players in double-figure scoring.The Mercury have rebounded somewhat to more resemble the powerhouse team it was expected to be, going 6-5 after a 2-6 start. Some roster reconstruction has included the addition of backup center Kelsey Bone via trade and the signing of backup point guard Lindsey Harding, who is averaging 2.8 assists and 5.2 points in 20.5 minutes per game.I thought she would be a great fit for us, said Phoenix coach Sandy Brondello. She creates the speed that we need. We needed to get a bit more athletic.Taurasi leads Phoenix with an average of 19.2 points per game while forward DeWanna Bonner is averaging 14.9 points. Griner averages 14.3 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.8 blocks. Guard Penny Taylor (13.3 ppg) has missed the past four games because of a hip contusion.Phoenix leads the WNBA in scoring at 87.7 points per game but allows a league-high 88.0.Indiana has a trio of double-digit scorers -- forward Tamika Catchings (13.7), guard Tiffany Mitchell (11.7) and guard Briann January (10.1).Phoenix is 7-2 against Eastern Conference opponents. Thibaut Courtois Jersey . -- Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson asked his players a simple question during Fridays morning shootaround: How many of them had ever been on a team 14 games over . Jan Vertonghen Jersey . A knee to the thigh might have stung him the most, but his sixth straight double-double made up for the brief burst of pain. http://www.belgiumsoccerpro.com/Thomas-Meunier-Belgium-Jersey/ . Mats Zuccarello and Derek Stepan scored shootout goals, and backup goalie Cam Talbot earned his second win in two nights as the Rangers shook off a late tying tally and beat the Maple Leafs 2-1 Monday night. England required a series of brilliant saves from Joe Hart to salvage a 0-0 draw at Slovenia in World Cup qualifying, with the dropping of captain Wayne Rooney failing to have the desired effect on Tuesday.The goalkeeper tipped Jasmin Kurtics header onto the bar off a corner early in the second half with the best of his saves, and rushed from his line to keep out two one-on-one chances after sloppy England back-passes were intercepted.I was asked to do quite a bit, said Hart, who clattered into the goal frame when acrobatically denying Kurtic. My body is in absolute pieces; Im going to struggle to get up tomorrow.Englands 100 percent start to Group F, after wins over Slovakia and Malta, ended on a night that saw Rooney begin on the bench in a big call from interim manager Gareth Southgate. Rooney, who has been struggling for form for club and country this season, came on in the 73rd minute when Slovenia was controlling the game and curled a shot wide with his only chance.It was the first time England had failed to win a qualifier for a major tournament in 15 games.Like Rooney -- who has also been dropped by Manchester United -- Hart has had a tough season, losing his place at Manchester City and getting loaned out to Italian side Torino. He was also criticized for some displays during the European Championship, which England exited embarrassingly at the last-16 stage at the hands of Iceland.But he pproduced probably his best display in an England jersey in Ljubljana, saving his team which struggled to create chances or keep possession against high-energy, well-drilled opposition. Kevin De Bruyne Jersey. It was Southgates second game in charge, after a tedious home 2-0 win over Malta on Saturday, since replacing Sam Allardyce as coach. He has made a brave decision to drop Rooney, Englands record scorer, but theres been little change in the level of performances under Southgate.The overall objective is to qualify, so long term its a point towards that, Southgate said.We owe our goalkeeper for getting a point.England stayed in first place in the group, two points above Slovenia and Lithuania. Heres a look at the other games in the group:---SLOVAKIA 3, SCOTLAND 0Robert Mak scored two goals and set up the third for Adam Nemec as Slovakia earned its first points in qualifying.Maks goals came in the 18th and 56th minutes in Trnava, before he whipped in a corner that was headed home by Nemec.It was Scotlands first loss, coming three days after a disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Lithuania.---LITHUANIA 2, MALTA 0Lithuania collected its first win thanks to goals by Fiodor Cernych and Arvydas Novikovas, from the penalty spot, in the final 14 minutes.Malta has lost all three of its games. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '