Diana Taurasi and wife Penny Taylor become parents

Phoenix Mercury and UMMC Ekaterinburg guard Diana Taurasi and her wife Penny Taylor, a former Mercury player who now is director of player development and performance, became parents on March 1.

A healthy baby boy, Leo Michael Taurasi-Taylor, was born and is happily resting at home alongside his mothers.

Taurasi, and Taylor, an Australian international married before the start of the 2017 WNBA season.

Taylor is the mother of their child. Taurasi left her Russian team UMMC Ekaterinburg in December to return to the States for a rest from basketball and to be with Taylor, who played for the Mercury from 2014-16.

Taurasi has played her entire WNBA career with the Mercury, starting in 2004.