Intriguing game results; a plateful of college news

Today’s preseason results:

Dream 85, Liberty 72

Mystics 89, Lynx 63

Sparks 76, Sky 67

Sun 86, China 65

Hoping Atlanta all-star forward Angel McCoughtry is OK. She hurt her knee in today’s game and had to be carried off the court.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Shock at Stars

Storm at Mercury

China at Sky

Sparks at Sun

Fever:

First-year coach Stephanie White wants a faster, more free-flowing style of play.

Versatile guard Shanise Johnson is embracing a new team and a new opportunity.

Storm:

Sue Bird is ready for the rebuilding and mentoring that is ahead.

Renee Montgomery is welcoming a fresh start with the Storm.

Mystics:

Rookie Natasha Cloud is making the most of her journey so far.

Stars:

New faces have joined camp, including Brittany Hrynko, who has a tight bond with her dad.

Sun:

For now, rookie Elizabeth Williams is focused on basketball.

Liberty:

Tina Charles on peak ways to stay in shape year-round.

Shock:

Tulsa had a complete turnaround last season.

Mercury:

Phoenix is ready to defend their title.

Brittney Griner:

….says other WNBA players want her to appeal her seven-game suspension after being arrested for domestic violence with partner Glory Johnson last month.

College news:

Illinois has hired a firm to investigate abuse claims against the school’s basketball coaches.

Sybil Dosty is a new assistant coach at Seattle University.

Heather Butler has returned to UT Martin as an assistant coach.

Siena’s new assistant coach is Shannon Bush.

Former Vanderbilt forward Khaléann Caron-Goudreau has transferred to Texas.

Former Cincinnati forward Marley Hill has transferred to Western Michigan.

Former DePaul guard ShaKeya Graves has transferred to Oakland.

The NJCAA is investigating Hutchinson Community College for possible improper benefits and eligibility issues.

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