Two game threes result in two game fours

Today’s game three results:

The Dream beat the Mystics, 81-76, to take a 2-1 series lead.

The Mercury rose to down the Storm and force a game four, 86-66.

WNBA player news:

Tiffany Hayes won’t be a secret much longer.

Kia Nurse’s rookie diary sign off.

Nurse is coming off a great rookie season that too few Canadians got to see.

WNBA coach news:

The Sky have relieved coach Amber Stocks of her duties.

Pay issues:

Dawn Staley wants WNBA players to earn more as long as it doesn’t break the league.

College team news:

Texas, Duke and Missouri highlight this fall’s Gulf Coast Showcase.

College player news:

Tennessee has dismissed sophomore Anastasia Hayes for a violation of team rules.

New Cal Bear Recee Caldwell.

College coach news:

Jhasmin Player is Loyola Marymount’s new assistant coach.

USA Basketball news:

Former Gamecocks return to Columbia for Team USA exhibitions.

A USA Basketball mentorship program links Sophia Witherspoon and Edniesha Curry.

International news:

World Cup group D primer.

Canadians dare to dream of the WNBA closer to home.

Natalie Achonwa has always had a head for the game.

Japan is gathering steam on the road to Tokyo.

Bonus:

Tamika Catchings’ dream of owning a tea shop is a slam dunk.