Taurasi agrees to new deal with Mercury

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PHOENIX (AP) — Reigning WNBA MVP Diana Taurasi has signed a multiyear contract extension with the Phoenix Mercury, ending speculation that she will take next season off.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Taurasi had considered taking the 2011 WNBA season off and concentrating on playing overseas to get a break from playing nonstop every year since she left Connecticut.

She won three national titles with the Huskies.