Showing up and showing out

The Dream blew a lead, but Angel McCoughtry rescued them in overtime against Dallas, 95-90. McCoughtry recorded the league’s sixth triple-double, with 27 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists.

The Fever went on a second half rampage to rout the Mercury, 78-60. They outscored Phoenix 30-10 in the third quarter, and had 18 steals – six by Briann January, which was a career-high.

The Liberty outlasted the Sky, 88-85, to give coach Bill Laimbeer his 200th win.

The Storm topped the Stars, 78-68, to end a three-game losing streak.

Player news:

Connecticut rookie Rachel Banham will miss the rest of the season after surgery for a knee microfracture.

Alex Bentley’s scoring output has rejuvenated the Sun.

Sky guard Cappie Pondexter is vowing to remember her critics and embrace adversity.

Catching up with Tamika Catchings.

Sparks rookie Whitney Knight is learning, and waiting for an opportunity.

Coach news:

Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is discouraged by her team’s loss after having leads.

Pat Summitt:

A celebration of life service for the coaching great will be this Thursday at UT Martin, and will be webcast.

More from KnoxNews.

College coach news:

Syracuse coach Quentin Hillsman has received another multi-year contract extension.

Olympics news:

Team Canada veterans have developed sister-like relationships.

Kia Nurse had surgery for a hernia and will miss some exhibition games for Canada.

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