More of the same from the Lynx and Mercury

The Lynx routed the Sky, 97-80, as Sylvia Fowles put up 24 points against her former team. Minnesota is now 2-0.

The Fever got past the Mercury, 97-93, with a balanced attack. Phoenix is now 0-2.

The Wings downed the Mystics, 87-77, behind Odyssey Sims’ 22 points.

It makes for some interesting standings on day five of the season.

Marketing the league:

More details from WNBA president Lisa Borders on how she plans to market the league.

Player news:

Cappie Pondexter lends her voice and veteran leadership to the Sky.

Sue Bird isn’t ready to walk away yet.

The Storm is happy to get Jenna O’Hea back after their 30-point loss over the weekend.

Renee Montgomery is turning into a defensive stopper for the Lynx.

Kayla McBride is showing veteran leadership for San Antonio.

Liberty center Tina Charles on how strong, supportive women helped her succeed.

Mercury rookie Nirra Fields is just the second Montrealer to play in the WNBA.

Coach news:

Wings coach Fred Williams is a jazz musician.

Katie Smith wants to leave a lasting legacy as a coach, too.

Podcasts:

Around the Rim is back.

Changing the game, episode three.

NCAA news:

The NCAA Women’s Basketball Rules Committee is pleased with the state of the game, after rules changes this past season.

College player news:

Former Texas center Sara Hattis is transferring to Arizona State.

Juco star Cheridene Green has joined the Lady Vols.

Amber Deane has left Dayton for Indiana.

Alana Gilmer is leaving Virginia Tech for Marist.

College coach news:

Langston University has hired Elaine Powell to replace Cheryl Miller as coach.

The WBCA has named Green Bay’s Kevin Borseth the DI coach of the year for the second straight time.

Oregon State coach Scott Rueck’s contract has been extended an additional two years, through the 2021-2022 season.

Louisiana Tech coach Brooke Stoehr has built relationships her first month on the job.

UC Irvine coach Tamara Inoue has announced her coaching staff.

Bridgette Reyes is Loyola Marymount’s new assistant coach.

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