Opening day is Friday

Now we’re getting close to the deadline, so the transactions are more painful. Today’s:

May 14

The Tulsa Shock waived Lorin Dixon and Vicki Baugh
The Washington Mystics waived Laura Harper and Ashley Walker
The Chicago Sky waived Shey Peddy and Sydney Carter
The Indiana Fever waived Shannon Bobbitt
The San Antonio Silver Stars waived Cierra Bravard
The Seattle Storm waived Ashley Gayle and Lindsay Taylor

And check this out from yesterday:

May 13

Lindsay Wisdom–Hylton has been awarded to the Washington Mystics pursuant to a waiver claim.

I’ve not seen that before, so I don’t know what it means.

Tonight’s pre-season action:

The Sky dominated the Liberty, 89-57.

The Mystics routed the Sun, 83-64.

The league previews the New York Liberty.

David Siegel previews the Eastern Conference.

Tulsa Shock rookies Glory Johnson and Riquna Williams are ready to roll.

Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve takes one last look back before leaping ahead.

USA Basketball:

Story on USA’s scrimmage with Japan yesterday.

Photo gallery from Saturday’s China game.

Olympic media summit.