CollegeWNBA WNBA season starts in 5…4…3…2… By Sue Favor - May 12, 2017 Opening weekend: Tipoff weekend preview. Five questions going into the season. The league’s 21st season begins as a worthy follow up to No. 20. Three things to watch as the season begins. Team preview capsules. The WNBA has found ways to grow their fan base. WNBA team news: San Antonio is angling for respect with a new veteran presence. The Sparks will launch their title defense with key pieces missing. Five things to watch for this Storm season. Ten things to know about Dallas. Can Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner lead the Mercury’s new wave of talent? The Lynx are old, but they’re ready to vie for another title. Minnesota season primer. The Lynx now have the deepest bench in coach Cheryl Reeve’s tenure. WNBA player news: Kelsey Plum talks sexism, launching shirts and other topics in this Q&A. Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd form a dynamic duo similar to Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird. Elena Delle Donne had to hate basketball before she could love it again. Sugar Rodgers went from riding the bench as a rookie to a three-point specialist for New York. Maya Moore is one of the best. Can she be even better? Emma Meesseman returned for her first practice. Breanna Stewart is poised for bigger and better things in her second year. She wants to improve. Stewart was finally able to catch her breath this year. With a new team and a new baby, Bria Hartley has something to prove. Saniya Chong is living her dream after securing a roster spot with Dallas. Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve is glad Lindsay Whalen’s toughness is being acknowledged. Mother’s Day: Bria Hartley is balancing being a mom with playing for the Liberty. WNBA moms are grateful for a lot, but there is more work to be done. Allison Feaster: life as a pro and a mom overseas. Lauren Jackson loves being a mom. NCAA news: The Women’s Basketball Rules Committee has proposed changes to the four-foot restricted arc, and for inbounding. College player news: Louisville transfer Mariya Moore has landed at USC with her sister Minyon. UNLV twins Dylan and Dakota Gonzalez will forego their final year of eligibility to pursue other professional opportunities.