WNBA Notables By Sue Favor - July 3, 2019 Today’s result: The Liberty edged the Storm, 84-83. WNBA player news: Natasha Howard seems poised to be an all-star. Despite her injury, Sue Bird has been a vocal leader for the Storm and women’s athletics. Bird will attend the World Cup final Sunday to support partner Megan Rapinoe. Temi Fagbenle is leading Great Britain to new heights. Kalani Brown: match my fly. Maite Cazorla is starting to gain traction in her rookie season. Mercury rookies are adjusting to the WNBA. Bridget Carleton was waived by the Sun. Nine notable women on NBA coaching staffs. Kara Lawson’s hire by the Boston Celtics is another sign of good things to come for the forward-thinking NBA. WNBA coach news: Noelle Quinn has found her coaching gift. College team news: UNCW is building off last year’s success. Memphis has ordered an external investigation of its women’s basketball program due to complaints of team culture. College player news: The long wait is over for Oregon State’s Taylor Jones. College coach news: Kristen Dowling has been hired as Pepperdine’s head coach for the third time. Clyde Manns is a new assistant coach at Green Bay.