Wednesday, June 28, 2017

It's been one year since Pat Summitt left us

The legendary coach's legacy continues to grow with the Pat Summitt Clinic.

How a piece of confetti reminded Tamika Catchings that Pat Summitt is "always with me."

Kara Lawson says thanks to Pat Summitt.

Tamika Catchings and Candace Parker remember their friend and mentor.

Holly Warlick says Summitt's statue is a daily reminder of the friendship she misses.

A year later, Pat Summitt Plaza is less busy and more serene.

Nice video from UT honoring Pat.

An oldie but a goodie.....Tennessee titan: Dee Kantner and Phillip Fulmer share memories of Pat Summitt.

The basketball world paid tribute to her today.

A basketball fantasy Pat Summitt fans could appreciate.

The coach was remembered today in Knoxville.

Lessons from Summitt: discipline.

Trades, new street names, transfers, and more

Today's game result:

The Fever knocked off the struggling Sky, 82-75.

WNBA trade and signing:

The Stars sent Monique Currie back to Phoenix, and acquired Shay Murphy and Sophie Brunner in return.

The Mercury signed Angel Robinson.

WNBA team news:

The Sun will celebrate their 15th anniversary tomorrow. They are going strong.

The Sun at 15: Connecticut's own Nykesha Sales was there at the beginning.

Rebecca Lobo will help celebrate the Sun's anniversary.

Lobo is proud to be part of their rise.

WNBA player news:

The City of Phoenix has changed First Street to 7489 Taurasi Way to honor Diana Taurasi's new league scoring record.

Kahleah Copper is inspired by her mother's positive perseverance.

Morgan Tuck is closer to returning to action.

This week's "race to the MVP" list has Skylar Diggins-Smith rocketing up the chart.

WNBA coach news:

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is eager to see the match up between Sylvia Fowles and Brittney Griner, whom she calls the "two best centers ever."

Nope. Two best centers in the league are Lisa Leslie and Lauren Jackson. Fowles and Griner are both having good seasons this year, though.

Tomorrow's game previews:

The Sun and Storm are hungry for a win on national television.

Storm players can relate to the Sun's growing pains.

The Storm are trying to get back on track against the Sun.

Liberty at Mystics

WNBA news:

The league has expanded its fandom to social media and fantasy gamers.

College player news:

After a long rest, Batouly Camara is ready to contribute at UConn.

Aarion McDonald will bring her diverse skill set and leadership to Arizona.

Houston has added North Carolina transfer Alyssa Okoene.

Syracuse transfer Davida Dale has landed at Rhode Island.

A fifth player from Rutgers is leaving the program.

College coach news:

Diane Richardson is Towson's new coach.

UMKC coach Jacie Hoyt emphasizes the little things in changing the program's culture.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

News roll

Today's game results:

The Mystics reduced the Storm to a drizzle, 100-709. What happened to Seattle after such a strong start to the season?

The Sparks brought the heat to Connecticut to extend their winning streak to six.

WNBA team news:

The Mystics aim to maintain consistency as they finally approach full strength.

This week's power rankings.

WNBA player news:

Tiffany Mitchell uses "heart and hustle" work ethic to succeed.

Ask Tina Charles, round four.

From All-American to activist, Breanna Stewart embraces speaking out on issues.

50 Cent is hyping Imani Boyette for the All-Star Game.

Kristi Toliver is finding her rhythm with the Mystics.

Skylar Diggins-Smith is the AP player of the week.

Tomorrow's game schedule:

The Fever is looking for a repeat win over the Sky.

NCAA news:

A record 543 student-athletes were nominated for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Women's basketball is one of the top five sports with nominees.

College team news:

The Lady Vols should be fine without Diamond DeShields.

Dawn Staley and South Carolina jumped on the opportunity to play in Japan.

UConn's freshmen are already learning the UConn way.

College player news:

After a long wait, Azura Stevens is ready to go for Connecticut.

Kia Nurse is relishing her leadership role with UConn.

Tennessee transfer Alexa Middleton has landed at Iowa State.

Alexis Brewer has transferred from West Virginia to Western Kentucky.

Former Syracuse forward Julia Chandler has transferred to Dayton.

Florida Atlantic has two transfers, including one from Rutgers.

College coach news:

Can Holly Warlick turn the Lady Vols' losses into pluses?

Nevada's Tahnee Robinson continues to change the game of basketball.

Brittany Pinkey has returned to Bucknell as an assistant coach.

WBCA news:

The WBCA has new members on its board of directors.


Here's what ESPN pays for its sports rights.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Red hot Sun and Lynx keep rolling

Today's game results:

The Sun blew a 21-point lead, but hung on to down the Liberty, 94-89.

The Sky held off the Dream, 82-78, with late free throws.

The Lynx used defense to shut down the Mystics, 93-76.

Skylar Diggins-Smith's 30-point night pushed the Wings past the Stars, 81-69.

The Mercury edged the Storm, 85-82.

WNBA team news:

Despite injuries, the Sun have turned it around.

WNBA player news:

Brittany Boyd is making her way back from an Achilles injury.

Diana Taurasi talks about being the number one scorer in WNBA history.

WNBA coach news:

New black female coaches relish the challenge.

College player news:

Tennessee's Diamond DeShields has decided to forego her final year of eligibility and go pro. This represents a change of plans for her.

College team news:

Diamond DeShields' departure continues an offseason of turnover for Tennessee.

The Diversity and Inclusion Council focuses on the core values of Texas Athletics.

College coach news:

Women’s college athletes don’t need another coddling parent. They need a coach, says Sally Jenkins.

Former Lady Vol Bridgette Gordon is interested in Tennessee's open assistant coach position.

Lady Vol coach Holly Warlick posted a smiley face after DeShields' announcement, then deleted her Twitter account.

Pat Summitt:

Former Lady Vols on the anniversary of Pat Summitt's death: "We talk longer and hug harder."

Happy anniversary, Title IX:

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve didn't wait for the anniversary to talk about Title IX.

Many female athletes don’t fully understand Title IX. And that’s a real problem.

Four Title IX lawsuits that rocked the world of women’s sports.

The San Diego Splash welcomes members who can stand up, move their legs, and who are at least 80 years old.

High school recruiting:

California's travel ban to Texas will alter recruiting.

Title IX special report

The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport has released some amazing research this morning, on the 45th anniversary of Title IX.

Gender, Race and LGBT Inclusion of Head Coaches of Women’s Teams

Thursday, June 22, 2017

No games? No problem. LOTS to discuss........

WNBA team news:

The Lynx are determined not to let one loss turn into two.

The Liberty activated Epiphanny Prince and waived Cierra Burdick.

WNBA player news:

Mystics owner Ted Leonsis and Elena Delle Donne are plotting to transform the WNBA.

Friendships have opened doors for Chiney Ogwumike.

Q&A with Skylar Diggins-Smith.

Glory Johnson as a featured scorer is become more common for Dallas.

Diana Taurasi and Tamika Catchings are the subject for the latest Around the Rim podcast.

Is Taurasi the best ever?

Phoenix thinks so: they unveiled a Taurasi banner earlier this week.

Sandy Brondello talks about Taurasi.

Leilani Mitchell and Steph Talbot are standing up for the Mercury.

Sue Bird says athletes who don't embrace sports tech are idiots.

Courtney Vandersloot has returned from Hungary.

Sylvia Fowles is ESPN's frontrunner for MVP.

Tomorrow's game schedule:

The Dream are coming off a long road trip to host the Sky.

The hot Sun will bear down to visit the Liberty.

Mystics at Lynx

Wings at Stars

Taurasi, her record and the Mercury visit the Storm

Eurobasket news:

Greece and Balgium made history to reach the semifinals.

It'll be Spain vs. Belgium and Greece vs. France Saturday.

Emma Meesseman and Sancho Lyttle are dominating Eurobasket play.

College player news:

Washington transfer Aarion McDonald has landed at Arizona.

Sources say Te'a Cooper transferred from Tennessee after she instigated a fight with teammate Jamie Nared.

College coach news:.

Niki Reid Geckeler has resigned as Towson's head coach to pursue other coaching opportunities.

And that would be at Georgetown, where she is one of three new assistants.

UMass granted Tony Verdi a contract extension.

Former Cal star Eliza Pierre is a new assistant coach at UC Santa Barbara.

Jerise Freeman is Oklahoma State's new coach.

Kristen Morris is a new assistant coach at UIC.

High school recruit news:

Golden and gloved, Zia Cooke dazzles.

Title IX:

Title IX roundtable with some VIPs.

The 45th anniversary of the measure, tomorrow, is definitely cause for celebration.

How Title IX affects pay to play.


The Women Leaders in College Sport have formed a partnership with the WNBA. Hallelujah.

Tamika Catchings says her jersey retirement ceremony Saturday will be bittersweet.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Return of the All-Star game three-point contest

All-Star game three point shooting contest is back:

....after an eight-year hiatus.

Today's game result:

Glory Johnson scored 25 points to lead the Wings to an 81-78 comeback win over the Stars. Monique Currie had 29 points for winless San Antonio.

WNBA team news:

The Mercury will host a Diana Taurasi night Friday, for their game against the Lynx.

WNBA player news:

Diana Taurasi is ready to put her scoring record behind her.

Elizabeth Williams is just what the doctor ordered.

Mistie Bass gave birth to a son this morning.

The league's "race to the MVP" list has Sun center Jonquel Jones jumping into the mix.

Alex Bentley has returned to the Sun from overseas, and Feyonda Fitzgerald was waived.

Kia Vaughn also returned to the Liberty, and Ameryst Alston was waived.

Former WNBA player news:

Tamika Catchings' jersey retirement is a fitting end to a storybook career.

No games until Friday.

College team news:

Mississippi State and Morgan William have been nominated for an ESPY.

So has South Carolina.

College coach news:

Tennessee assistant coach Dean Lockwood says words matter.

Jacie Hoyt and former Kansas State player Kindred Wesemann will coach together at UMKC.

Former college coach news:

Tyler Summitt is living another life after his mother's death and his resignation as Louisiana Tech coach.

Title IX:

Mechelle Voepel takes a look at whether women working in athletic departments are welcomed or marginalized.

Nine things to know about Title IX.

Pride month:

Seattle's pro sports teams have come together to support Pride month.


Several college and pro WBB teams and players have been nominated for an ESPY. Vote here.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

WNBA All-Star voting taking a humorous turn

WNBA All-Star voting:

From sleek graphics to hilarious video, WNBA All-Star voting brings out the best in promotions.

WNBA rankings polls:

The AP has the Lynx first and the Sun climbing to seventh.

Connecticut is up to fifth in the league's own power rankings.

WNBA team news:

The Sun's teamwork and chemistry are translating to success on the court.

Connecticut has become a successful chemistry experiment.

With one of the most experienced rosters in the league, the Lynx continue to expand their game.

WNBA president Lisa Borders says Minnesota sets an excellent example for the league.

The Lynx had an intense practice after their first loss of the season Saturday.

WNBA player news:

Shavonte Zellous has stepped up for the Liberty lately.

Courtney Williams has found her groove in the WNBA.

Now that Diana Taurasi has the league scoring record, maybe opponents will relax.

Former WNBA player news:

Tamika Catchings talks about her retirement and the Indiana Fever.

Catchings is missing her friends.

WNBA coach news:

Mystics head coach Mike Thibault and assistant coach Eric Thibault will miss this week's Minnesota game due to the death of their father/grandfather.

College team news:

Coach Holly Warlick has formed "Team Up" to bring the Lady Vols closer.

College coach news:

Bob Clark has been elevated to associate head coach at Delaware.

Alex Earl has been promoted to assistant coach at Colorado.

Calamity McEntire joins Dayton as an assistant coach.

Monday, June 19, 2017

When your mentor-turned-friend is still a teacher

“Can you read something for me?”

Jack has heard that from me many times over the last 26 and a half years.

But I don’t ask him to read the final drafts of my stories anymore unless it’s a major endeavor; the kind where I’ve written on it for so long that I need checks and balances to make sure I haven’t lost my perspective.

All writers need that sometimes. I’m just fortunate to have had the same person by my side for almost three decades.

Jack was the editor of a suburban Seattle daily newspaper when I walked into his office looking for a reporting job in January, 1991. My persistence in following up with him eventually won him over, and he hired me. Thus began another kind of schooling than my undergraduate degree had provided.

By the time I met him, Jack had been a writer or an editor in several cities across the United States, as well as Hong Kong, for over three decades. He was highly-regarded because his writing was concise and flawless, and as an editor, he made other people’s work read the same way.

Jack's most sage advice to me was that, "you know the story is ready when not more more word could be taken away" from the copy and have it still make sense. That is a concept to live by, because young and/or inexperienced writers use too many words to say what could be said with far less.

Throughout years as a fulltime journalist I worked for Jack and then other editors, but it was Jack that I always went to for final edits. He kept having less and less to say to me with each year, and then we got to the point where all he would say every so often was something like, "well, the lead could have been more interesting." And of course he was right, so I'd go fix it. Last year he gave me the highest compliment as a writer that anyone could get from him. I was honored.

Jack started out as a mentor, but he evolved into a friend around the time I became 30. Outwardly we didn't have too much in common, as his interests were foreign affairs, world politics, business and government, while mine were sports, psychology, coaching/training and working with teens. But we have similar lenses on life, and we were - and are - writers to the core.

These last two years, I have been surprised to see my friend morph into a women's basketball fan. I took him to some Seattle Storm games in 2001, but I guess he wasn't ready to embrace it at the time. Then Kelsey Plum came to the University of Washington, and Jack was hooked.

True to someone who has lived many years and seen so much, Jack is a keen observer. More than a few times last winter, I'd be driving somewhere and he'd suddenly call me to discuss a Pac-12 or another game he'd just seen on TV. He nailed the personalities of all of the Pac-12 coaches without me saying anything to him about them. I was highly amused.

Jack likes the fact that the women play sound, fundamental basketball. Like me, he views the NBA as more of a stunt show and a star parade than anything else. Jack has also had plenty of questions for me as he destroyed the learning curve in figuring out basketball: How is that a foul? How does the NCAA Tournament work? What's the different between preconference play and conference play? He's been thirsty for knowledge.

I was going through a long explanation one day in March and Jack said "Ah!" as understanding dawned. He laughed.

"Learning is fun!" he said.

I blinked. Then smiled.

Jack turned 80 years old last year. He still works as a writer in Seattle because he loves it. And he's still learning.

"When I stop learning, I die," he elaborated when I asked him.

Jack is teaching and inspiring by example, too.

Now I've just got to get him to come cover a game with me.

It's still poppin' on a no-game day

WNBA news:

Beyond Diana Taurasi's scoring record, the WNBA needs attention.

My "Mock Win Monday" for the week.

WNBA player news:

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi have remained friends for many years.

The eye of the Storm: Breanna Stewart.

Candace Parker and Jonquel Jones are the Western and Eastern Conference players of the week.

Title IX 45th anniversary is Friday:

How a verbal joust from a men's basketball coach lit a fire under Carol Hutchins.

College program news:

Kentucky had 17 self-reported rules violations this past season, including five in WBB.

College team news:

Kentucky will have another tough schedule this season.

College player news:

Alyssa Jerome is playing at an elite level before arriving at Stanford.

Another big get for Arizona, as they land Purdue transfer Dominique McBryde.

College coach news:

Quinnipiac coach Tricia Fabbri's contract has been extended through 2021-2022.

Martina Wood is Richmond's new assistant coach.

South Dakota's new assistant coach is Jason Jeschke.


Live stats and updates.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Breaking records and commanding upsets

Today's game results:

The Wings rallied to topple the Mystics, 87-83.

Taurasi breaks league scoring record as Sparks blow out Mercury, 90-59.

The Fever came from behind to beat the Sky, 91-79. It was the season's first road win for Indiana.

Seattle welcomes Kelsey Plum, hands San Antonio 11th straight loss.

WNBA player news:

Diana Taurasi said clinching the scoring record was "pretty cool."

Taurasi is more than a scoring phenom.

Father's Day:

Kaela Davis reflects on growing up with a father in the NBA.

College team news:

Robert Morris hopes their Japanese basketball recruit is the first of many.

College coach news:

UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey reminds youth regarding social media: you have one reputation.

Women claiming their power and supporting other women means supporting themselves

I was knocked out by the advertisement for U Kotex Fitness-brand tampons in today's paper, above. The ad featured a large-sized, African American woman with the slogan, "My period is a symbol of my feminine strength."

First, Kotex gets major props for using a more diversified representative of fitness than the standard white woman with no butt. Even more significantly, they've reclaimed something that has been used against women: their menstrual cycle. Over the last 20 years, as views of women in America have retreated backwards, the menstrual cycle has been portrayed as a weakness. Kotex turns that on its ear and claims it as a strength. And rightly so.

The menstrual cycle represents the capability of women to bring life into the world. This is an underrated superpower - especially for basketball players and other athletes - who often return to competition fairly soon after giving birth.

Perhaps due to social media and the constant quest for "likes," America has become a nation of followers. If there's a popular opinion, people are likely to go with it rather than stick with or hatch their own views. That seems to have influenced WNBA consumption.

San Antonio Stars coach Vickie Johnson made an observation in our interview last week that I have written about before:

“For us when we were growing up, we watched a lot of basketball,” she said. “Now they don’t watch basketball. They don’t watch their own league. You don’t watch the WNBA, but you want to be in the WNBA. It doesn’t make sense to me.”

Me neither. But as young men have been allowed to join the NBA sooner, and as play in that league has become more acrobatic and less fundamentals-based, popular opinion has become that NBA play is the way the game should be executed. And it does seem like every young female basketball player has plenty of NBA knowledge but understands very little, if anything, about the WNBA.

The secret is, and always has been, that each person decides their values for themselves. Just because someone says being shy is negative, for example, doesn't mean that you have to think that way. Claim shyness if you're shy. You can only be shamed if you let yourself be shamed.

Women should not feel badly about being women. Differences with men exist: women have different bodies, different ways of processing information and emotions, and different ways of solving problems. But differences don't necessarily equate to one being better than the other; that's merely a value judgement.

Like the recent success of the feature film "Wonder Woman," this Kotex ad gives me hope. Perhaps a better day lies ahead where women will claim their power and strength and support other women, rather than deferring to defeatist viewpoints and impeding their own progress.

Supporting other women means you're supporting yourself.

Friday, June 16, 2017

OT's being had, coaches being hired

Tonight's game results, so far:

The Liberty needed an overtime to down the Wings, 102-93. Shavonte Zellous led the way for New York with 28 points.

Still with one more quarter to play at the moment is Chicago-Phoenix. But it doesn't look like Diana Taurasi will break the scoring record tonight (see below).

WNBA player news:

Kelsey Plum returns to Seattle this weekend after a rough start as a pro.

The Lynx core foursome has won at an historic rate.

Elena Delle Donne and her fiancee are planning a wedding for the good of all.

Multidimensional Tina Charles wants her voice to be heard.

Diana Taurasi:

Diana Taurasi went into tonight's game, which she's playing in right now, 29 points shy of becoming the league's all-time leading scorer.

She's happy to let it happen organically.

Taurasi Q&A.

Other WNBA stars paid homage to her.

Taurasi says it's easy to score on super teams.

Super-dope bonus:

Meeting their WNBA heroes inspired a group of young girls to write poetry.

College team news:

South Carolina is back to work.

College player news:

Oral Roberts player Ashley Beatty was found dead in her dorm room last night. It is thought to be suicide.

Former Iowa guard Bre Cera has transferred to Milwaukee.

Former Gamecock Ieasia Walker is seeing the game from a new perspective, as an official.

Indiana's Danielle Williams has received a medical exemption.

College coach news:

Katherine Bixby is the new head coach at Johns Hopkins.

Latrell Fleming has been promoted to associate head coach at IUPUI.

Lisa Cermignano is Wake Forest's new assistant coach.

Tasha Brown is a new assistant coach at Rice.

Jacksonville's new assistant coach is LaQuanda Dawkins.

Katie Pate has been named associate head coach at Marshall.

Courtney Shelton is Central Michigan's new assistant coach.

George Mason's new assistant coach is Kaci Bailey.

Jeffrey Kirpas has been promoted to assistant coach at Brown.

Lafayette's new assistant coach is Tom Lochner.

Lipscomb has two new assistant coaches.

UNCW also has two new assistant coaches.

Two new assistant coaches for Davidson.

Courtney Davidson returns to Youngstown State as an assistant coach.

Two new assistant coaches at Hawaii.

Three new assistant coaches at Grand Canyon.

Stars central

Sparks escape surging Stars, 80-75

San Antonio Stars chasing chemistry to get over the win hump

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Borders promises expansion, but wants league stability first

WNBA president Lisa Borders' plan to expand the WNBA, whose idea Twitter games were, and more here.

The young, rising Sun

Today's game result:

The Sun thumped the Liberty, 96-76. Courtney Williams led Connecticut with 22 points, and Jonquel Jones had 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Williams discussed the Sun's improved play.

WNBA team news:

This week's power rankings sees the Lynx, Sparks and Mystics in the top three spots.

WNBA player news:

WNBA player union leader Nneka Ogwumike takes a thoughtful approach.

Candace Parker is wearing orange shoes this month to honor Pat Summitt.

Chiney Ogwumike will co-host SportsCenter across Africa.

Well-traveled Allie Quigley hasn't missed a step in leading the Sky.

Brittney Griner is becoming a complete player.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is embracing rookie life.

All-Star voting has begun:

Vote now.

NCAA news:

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved moving to a 4-foot restricted-area arc in the lane for the 2017-18 women’s basketball season. Previously, the restricted-area arc was located 3 feet in front of the basket.

College player news:

Maryland transfer Kiara Leslie has landed at NC State.

Iowa walk-on Zion Sanders looks to bounce back from a knee injury.

Olivia Gumbs has transferred from Lafayette to George Washington.

College coach news:

UMaine coach Richard Barron's medical mystery illness was discovered.

James Howard is the new head coach at Georgetown.

Tasha Pointer joins Northwestern as an assistant coach.

Joanna Reitz is Utah's new assistant coach.

Ashley Langford is a new assistant coach at James Madison.

Today is Pat Summitt's birthday:

...which evokes memories for Holly Warlick.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Short-handedness and milestones

Tonight's results:

The Lynx routed the Mystics, 98-73. Washington was without Elena Delle Donne, who had a groin strain.

Lindsay Whalen became the league's most winning player in the regular season, with 295.

The Fever rallied for an 83-80 win over the Storm. Indiana was without Briann January, sitting with an Achilles strain.

The Wings rallied from 14 behind to beat the Sparks, 96-90.

WNBA team news:

Building a contender in Washington D.C.

WNBA player news:

Erica Wheeler keeps going, going, going for Indiana.

Brittney Griner is playing at MVP level for the Mercury.

Without Alex Bentley, the Sun will turn to Courtney Williams.

Sylvia Fowles is happy to join her college teammate Seimone Augustus.

Chelsea Gray has grown into one of the WNBA's top point guards.

Allisha Gray is shining in the WNBA.

Diana Taurasi is eyeing another record as the Mercury travel to Chicago.

An influx of UConn players continues to dominate the WNBA.

Tomorrow's game schedule:

Dream at Sun

Sky at Stars

Sparks at Mercury

College player news:

Freshman sensation Aarion McDonald will transfer from the University of Washington.

College coach news:

Q&A with Dawn Staley.

Southeast Missouri coach Rekha Patterson will compete in "Dancing With Cape Stars" in July.

Jonneshia Pineda has been promoted to assistant coach at Georgia Tech.

Kaitlyn Cresencia is Princeton's new assistant coach.

Valerie Nainima has been promoted to assistant coach at Fordham.

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame:

Sheryl Swoopes headlines the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction class.

Swoopes is enjoying her Hall of Fame moment.

Kara Wolters is humbled to enter the Hall of Fame.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Lots of movement

Player movement:

The Sun traded Jordan Hooper to the Dream in exchange for a second-round pick in next year's draft.

Connecticut also added Feyonda Fitzgerald to their roster.

The Sky signed Shayla Cooper.

WNBA news:

Is it time the WNBA brings back injury lists, or expands rosters?

WNBA team news:

Would Washington embrace an elite WNBA team? Maybe, finally, we’ll have a chance to find out.

WNBA player news:

Through challenges and changes, Ivory Latta’s spirit and fire remain key for Mystics.

Versatile Rebekkah Brunson is elevating her entire game for the Lynx.

Angel McCoughtry got caught in a mix up on "Coffee With America."

The ever-evolving Tiffany Hayes is making the most of increased opportunities.

Catching up with Dream guard Layshia Clarendon.

Leilani Mitchell is making her mark with the Mercury.

Sylvia Fowles is still atop the league's MVP rankings, but Elena Delle Donne is climbing.

Tomorrow's game schedule:

The league's top two teams face off tomorrow night, as the Lynx visit the Mystics.

The Storm seeks a season sweep of the Fever.

The Wings hope to take advantage of the Sparks.

Women's Basketball Hall of Fame:

The shoe fits for this year's inductees.

College player news:

Jessica Shepard's transfer to Notre Dame will strengthen their roster.

UMaine transfers are landing at higher-level programs.

College coach news:

Alex Delanian has been promoted to associate head coach at UC Santa Barbara.

Kevin DeMille has been elevated to assistant coach at George Washington.

High school news:

In their second-round game today, the USA U16 team routed Mexico, 100-37.

After a measured approach to the U16 trials, Caitlin Clark is riding high.

Azzi Fudd, the youngest member of the U16 team, says age doesn't matter.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Catching up on great WomensHoopsWorld content

From last night:

Ogwumike's double-double pushes Sparks past Sky, 79-70 (with great photo gallery)

Breanna Stewart scored 22 points to send San Antonio to an 0-8 start

The hot-handed Mystics out ran the Wings, 101-89

Griner has a career night in Mercury's OT win

Today's game results:

The Liberty defeated the Dream, 76-61.

The Mercury out ran the Fever in overtime, 98-90. Brittney Griner posted a career-high 38 points.

WNBA team news:

How are the Mystics winning without Emma Meesseman?

All-access with Nneka Ogwumike and the Sparks.

The WNBA's week four power rankings.

WNBA player news:

Sue Bird has entered the WNBA's top ten all-time scoring list.

All-time top scorers, in photos.

Lindsay Whalen will break a league record for most career wins soon.

Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike got a special "champ pack" from their shoe sponsor, Adidas.

Q&A with Diana Taurasi on marriage, officiating and being an American.

Former WNBA player news:

Ruthie Bolton will share her domestic violence story.

College player news:

Oklahoma transfer Nancy Mulkey has gone to Rice.

Darby Foresman is transferring from Indiana.

North Texas' Tosin Mabodu is retiring for medical reasons.

JMU transfer Savannah Felgemacher has gone to Radford.

College coach news:

UMKC's new associate head coach is Robyne Bostick.

USA Basketball news:

USA's U16 team ran past Colombia, 91-33, in their first game at FIBA Americas.

Carla Berube is leading the U16 team.