Rookies show out in matinee games

The Shock squeaked by the Stars, 76-75, behind the 30 points of Skylar Diggins. Rookie Odyssey Sims added 13 and rookie Theresa Plaisance, 11. Rookie Kayla McBride lead San Antonio with 17 points.

The Mystics topped the short-handed Fever, 80-63. Monique Currie lead Washington with 18 points, and Tianna Hawkins and rookie Bria Hartley each added 10. Rookie Natasha Howard lead Indiana with 14 points.

Today’s transactions:

Team Player Transaction

Minnesota Asya Bussie Waived
Minnesota Theairra Taylor Waived
Seattle Mikaela Ruef Waived
Seattle Valencia McFarland Waived

More WNBA news….

Mercury:

Diana Taurasi gets back to business.

Today’s training camp update.

Storm:

In Sue Bird’s return, there are no more towers.

Lynx:

With today’s two waivers, the Lynx appear to have finalized their roster already.

Sky:

..had media day.

Dream:

Overseas update. (Love the expressions of the American players on the front page)

College news:

Leticia Romero – the Kansas State freshman denied a transfer – is at the center of controversy.

Kurt Godlevske is the new head coach at Butler.

The contract of George Washington coach Jonathan Tsipis has been extended through 2021.

Tai Dillard is now an assistant coach at Houston. She spent one year at Ole Miss; the year before that, she was an assistant at the University of Southern California.

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