CollegeWNBA Lynx punch their Finals ticket; Sparks and Sky to game 4 By Sue Favor - October 2, 2016 The Sky outlasted the Sparks, 70-66, to force a game 4. The Lynx swept the Mercury with an 82-67 win. Player news: Courtney Vandersloot’s improved play has Chicago still in championship pursuit. Former player news: Lauren Jackson is pregnant with her first child. College player news: Colorado’s Haley Smith is ready to leave a legacy in her senior season. Kansas transfers are thrilled to play at Allen Fieldhouse.