And on Monday, they rested

No games today, and thank goodness. With the compressed schedule this season, players and coaches alike seem exhausted and/or ready to snap. But it seems like most, if not all, of the teams had today off, given the lack of Twitter traffic.

Excellent. Here’s praying for a safe end to the season.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Wings at Sun

Sky at Lynx

Liberty at Sparks

WNBA team news:

Will Dallas or Las Vegas claim the final playoff spot?

The Aces travel debacle has rekindled discussions about air travel for the league.

WNBA player news:

This morning, Lindsay Whalen announced she will retire at the conclusion of this WNBA season.

She leaves behind a legacy of winning.

Whalen turned mediocrity into greatness in her career.

Even in announcing her retirement, Whalen didn’t falter.

Whalen said she’d have her memories forever.

Danielle Robinson had successful ankle surgery today and is out indefinitely.

Endy Miyem has been waived by the Lynx, which means they’re getting ready to sign someone.

Gabby Williams continues to adjust to the WNBA as her first pro season is about to end.

Elena Delle Donne and Maya Moore are the Eastern and Western Conference players of the week.

Photos of the week for Aug. 6-12.

WNBA coach news:

Fred Williams talks to ESPN about the “little altercation” with the Dallas CEO that lead to his firing.

TMZ talked to Williams in the airport this morning.

Why Dream coach Nicki Collen should be named coach of the year.

Cheryl Reeve was emotional at the announcement of Lindsay Whalen’s retirement today.

College player news:

Elon transfer Ra’Shika White has landed at Middle Tennessee.

College coach news:

Expectations are high as Lindsay Whalen transitions to coach of the Minnesota Gophers.

Bonus:

The underpayment of elite female basketball players begins in college.

Air Swoopes II shoes will be released Friday.

Minnesota’s best-kept secret are the girls of Grand Meadow.