When the New York Liberty look back at the 2016 season, Tina Charles and company might owe the Indiana Fever a huge debt of gratitude.In their last game on Thursday, the Liberty gave up 40 first-quarter points to Indiana, which tied a WNBA record. The Fever led by as many as 32 points on their way to a 98-77 shellacking of New York.But the beat-down by the Fever (13-14) might be a wakeup call reminding New York that on any given night any team can beat another.And even though the Liberty hold a comfortable 4 1/2-game lead in the East, coach Bill Laimbeers squad has learned a valuable lesson, one that could carry them deep into the playoffs.With a new-found sense of urgency, the Liberty get to test their resolve on Saturday, when they play host to the underachieving Phoenix Mercury (13-14) at 6 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.The Mercury have won three straight since play resumed after the Olympic Games. Included in that streak was an impressive win over Los Angeles, which is tied for the best record in the league at 22-5.Diana Tuarasi, who led Team USA to a gold medal (the fourth time shes stood on the winners podium), paces the way for three-time defending champing Mercury with 18.9 points per game.DeWanna Bonner (15.4 points, 5.2 rebounds per game) has proven to be trusty sidekick having scored in double figures in 11 of the last 13 games.And patrolling the middle, Brittany Griner leads the league in blocked shots per game at 3.1, hauls down 6.1 rebounds and scores a little over 13 points per game.With six Olympians on the squad, Phoenix is a formidable opponent no matter what the record is.New York had won seven of nine until laying an egg in Indiana, and if they are to get back on the winning track the Liberty will have to play much better defense.Offense is not an issue, with MVP candidate Charles prepared to carry the Liberty on her back. The perennial All-Star is second in the league in scoring at 21.1 per game, first in rebounding at 9.7 and adds 3.8 assists per game.If Charles should have an off-game, Sugar Rogers (14.5 points) is more than capable of picking up the slack. The sharpshooting Rogers is closing in on the franchise record of 78 3-pointers in a season with 74.The good news for the Liberty and bad news for the rest of the league is that Epihanny Prince, a second team All-WNBA selection last season, is rounding into form after missing 26 games because of a torn ACL.Prince has played in only two games, but before her injury, she was the second option on offense behind Charles and averaged 15 points per game as well as 3.5 assists. Wholesale Nike Vapormax . They had already blown a double-digit lead, fans were hitting the exits, and a long seven-game road trip waited at the end. Nike Air Vapormax Run Utility Sale .C. -- Todd Fiddler scored a hat trick, including the overtime goal, as the Prince George Cougars survived an 8-7 win against the Kamloops Blazers in Western Hockey League play Sunday. http://www.airvapormaxwholesale.com/ . Once again, DeLaet finished tied for second at a PGA Tour stop on the weekend, this time at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. The pride of Weyburn, Sask. Wholesale Vapormax 2019 .S. hockey team after paying his dues as an NHL general manager for more than three decades and giving up a lot of his free time to help USA Hockey. Nike Vapormax Plus Black Cheap . The 19-year-old Olsen played 34 games with the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL this season. In that time, hes recorded 17 goals and 17 assists with 36 penalty minutes. Syndicator Grant Morgan has experienced Group One success with Brazen Beau but he still gets a thrill with every win and in particular with veteran Harada Bay.Morgans Ontrack Thoroughbreds is looking for its third Brisbane winner in a week with Harada Bay at Doomben on Saturday after Savanna Amour won at Doomben and Cruising Speed at Eagle Farm.We have some very good horses racing at the moment. I have always said Savanna Amour and Cruising Speed are both stakes horses of the future, Morgan said.As with Harada Bay, Savanna Amour and Cruising Speed are trained by the Meagher training combination, John and his son Chris, at Eagle Farm.Harada Bay has been a mainstay of Morgans syndicate for several years and has always been consistent.He will be having his 47th start in the Open Hcp (1350m) as he begins his ninth campaign.Harada Bay has won eight races and been placed a further 16 times for $425,180 prize money.The gelding has sttarted in stakes race seven times for only one second but Morgan hopes he might be a force in the summer features.ddddddddddddHarada Bays best effort was a short head second in the 2015 Listed Sale Cup during a visit to Victoria.He won twice during the Brisbane winter and was a good third in the Rockhampton Cup.He hasnt had much luck in his career and has probably just been below stakes company. But he has been good for us and now he is a seven-year-old there is still a bit of life left in him, Morgan said.I wouldnt be shocked if he ran a very good race first-up as he has won three times when fresh.James Orman will ride Harada Bay and hopes to keep up his good strike rate with Morgan and the Meagher training team.The Meaghers have a big wraps on Jim and he has had plenty of luck for us, Morgan said. ' ' '