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Mercury's Taurasi named MVP

Updated: September 29, 2009, 11:09 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Diana Taurasi was the runaway winner for most valuable player in the WNBA, a style of victory fitting for the multitalented leader of the fast-paced Phoenix Mercury.

The lanky 6-footer was presented with the award at a news conference Tuesday before the Mercury played the Indiana Fever in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals.

It's the first MVP award for the four-time WNBA All-Star, who led the league in scoring at 23.8 points per game in her sixth pro season after being drafted No. ...

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