Friday, August 18, 2017

The playoff race continues

Today's game results:

The Liberty ended the Sun's winning streak at six, with an 82-70 win.

The Mercury used a fourth quarter push to down the Mystics, 89-79.

The Lynx thrashed the Fever, 111-52. It was the largest winning margin in league history.

A short time ago, the Sparks won a double-overtime battle with the Sky, 115-106. Five in double figures on each team, and three with double-doubles from Los Angeles while Chicago had two dub-dubs. Insane.

Still battling at this hour are the Storm and Stars. Our reporter will have a story soon.

WNBA player news:

A career demanding perseverance has become rewarding to Candace Parker.

The chemistry between the Dallas rookies is one of laughter.

Rebekkah Brunson could miss the rest of the regular season after spraining her ankle in Wednesday's game.

Keisha Hampton will miss the remainder of the season after having knee surgery.

Former WNBA player news:

Jamaica has honored Simone Edward with the "Order of Distinction."

Taking a stand:

Kristi Toliver talks about players' demonstrations of unity.

The WNBA's handling of protests is better than the NBA's.

Records that could be broken soon:

There are several.

College player news:

12 years later, Shawntinice Polk still brings out the best in her Arizona teammates.

College coach news:

Quinnipiac coach Tricia Fabbri looks to build off the momentum from last year's Sweet 16 run.

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley's mother has died.

College commissioner news:

Past experience helps Big East Commissioner Val Ackerman grow the Big East Conference.

Pepperdine failed lawsuit:

How a failed Title IX lawsuit will have lasting impact on future cases.

High school news:

Legendary Eden Prairie, Minnesota coach Faith Johnson Patterson was asked to resign.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The good news with the bad

WNBA team news:

For Sun players, the Charlottesville violence hits close to home.

The Lynx are searching for answers after last night's loss to the Storm.

WNBA player news:

Tiffany Mitchell will miss the rest of the season after tearing cartilage and bruising the bone in her right knee during practice last week.

Learn more about Damiris Dantas.

Former WNBA player news:

Michelle Snow has life after basketball mapped out.

Tomorrow's game schedule:

Liberty at Sun

Mercury at Mystics

Fever at Lynx

Sparks at Sky

Stars at Storm

College program news:

The NCAA vs. North Carolina heads to a familiar phase: waiting.

College team news:

After this morning's terrorist attacks in Spain, visiting Texas A&M is safe, as is Florida State.

College coach news:

Destiny Bramblett is a new assistant coach at SIUE.

Danielle Mauldin is Eastern Washington's new assistant coach.

Leg up on the news

About last night:

The Storm shocked the Lynx in a KeyArena takedown.

WNBA player news:

Tiffany Hayes helps drive the Dream.

A rested Angel McCoughtry eyes a return to hoops.

Sylvia Fowles credits her stellar play to footwork and poise.

Allie Quigley keeps adding to her remarkable season.

Alysha Clark has won the WNBA Cares Community Assist Award for July.

Title IX:

Why there's been a drop in female coaches under Title IX.

Anucha Browne leaving NCAA for UNICEF USA

After five years with the NCAA, Anucha Browne leaves for UNICEF USA. She will be missed.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sparks make a statement; Lynx upset again

Today's game results:

The Sparks cruised by the Mystics, 95-62, for their 20th win.

And just moments ago, the Storm toppled the Lynx, 62-61.

Taking a stand:

Sparks and Mystics players locked arms during the National Anthem tonight to protest President Trump's divisive stance and to honor Charlottesville victims.

League president Lisa Borders issued a statement of support for players.

Dunk contest:

A Jonquel Jones vs. Brittney Griner dunk contest will headline a food drive this weekend.

WNBA team news:

Before their game against the Mystics, the Sparks visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture. They found inspiration in the visit.

Another Connecticut Sun chemistry story, this time with an ancient photo from 1708.

WNBA player news:

Nneka Ogwumike wants to make the WNBA a global brand. But how?

Skylar Diggins-Smith, Imani Boyette and Brittney Sykes are featured on the latest Around the Rim podcast.

Where does Brittney Griner rank in the MVP race in her return?

Rookie of the year discussion.

Brittney Sykes is making a strong case for ROY.

Lanay Montgomery is adjusting to the pros.

Alaina Coates is progressing through rehab.

Stars talk about what makes the league fan-friendly.

WNBA coach news:

Storm interim coach Gary Kloppenburg is a quiet leader.

College program news:

Kansas Athletics will celebrate 50 years of women's sports.

After nearly 10 hours, the first day of UNC's infractions hearing closed today.

Coaches and administrators made UNC's case to the NCAA behind closed doors.

College team news:

South Carolina players supplied the motivation at a recent visit to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

UConn continues their tour of Italy.