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Diana Taurasi kisses Seimone Augustus, gets foul (Video)

Diana Taurasi and Seimone Augustus were called for fouls on Thursday after the Phoenix Mercury guard planted a kiss on the Minnesota Lynx star during an argument. Seriously.

Diana Taurasi kiss Seimone AugustusThe Mercury were getting blown out at the time of the kiss, so the highlight of the game was the battle between the two stars. They were talking a lot of trash back and forth, so when they got close, Taurasi reacted by kissing Augustus. The referee called fouls on both players, and you could see Taurasi raise her hands in a “what’d I do?” type of way.

The Lynx won the game 85-62 to take a 1-0 series lead in the best of 3 for the WNBA’s Western Conference finals.

Taurasi’s final state line: 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 kiss, and 1 ejection.

Video via @cjzero

Diana Taurasi Tests Positive for Banned Substance, Lab in Question

Geno Auriemma said he wanted more coverage of UConn and women’s basketball in general. Diana Taurasi has done her part to ensure the team stays in the headlines. The former Huskies star, who also has a DUI to her name, tested positive for a banned substance while playing in a Turkish league.

Taurasi’s agent says it wasn’t a steroid or recreational drug that caused the positive test, but rather a stimulant. He says he wants the “B” sample to be tested as well. Ben York at Slam Online points out that the Turkish lab that did the testing has a questionable history, suggesting Taurasi shouldn’t be crucified yet.

In 2009, the lab in Ankara, Turkey was suspended by WADA for three months for not meeting quality standards. It’s hard to pass judgments on the matter until we know more information, but given each party’s history, it’s easy to side with either one.