“Toughest league in the world” shows its face

The Lynx had to rally to top the Mystics; the Sun were on the ropes and needed a buzzer-beater to get past the Liberty; and the Storm creamed the Sparks.

The race to the title is wide open this year – maybe more than ever before.

Today’s game results:

The Lynx beat the Mystics, 88-80, to snap their four-game losing streak.

Shekinna Stricklen’s four-point play at the buzzer lifted the Sun over the Liberty, 88-86.

The Storm defeated the Sparks in LA for the first time since 2015, 88-63.

WNBA news:

ESPN2 WNBA viewership is up 58 percent so far this season.

WNBA team news:

Aces broadcasters are looking to integrate the team into the community.

WNBA player news:

Briann January leads the Mercury on the court and Arizona State on the sidelines.

Breanna Stewart made sure graduation day was special for her mother.

Diana Taurasi credits her vegan diet for the longevity of her career.

A’ja Wilson is among the WNBA leaders in scoring.

Around the Rim’s podcast includes a conversation with Jewell Loyd, and more in Diana Taurasi’s milestone.

Rookie report.

Q&A with Ebony Hoffman and Divya Singh on women’s basketball in India.

College team news:

The ASU-Baylor game at Ft. Defiance Indian Reservation this Nov. 11 will honor veterans.

What Purdue needs from its incoming freshmen.

College coach news:

The contract of Dayton coach Shauna Green has been extended to 2024.