Dream off to a franchise-best 8-1; Mercury also win

The Dream topped the injury-depleted Fever, 76-60. Atlanta’s 8-1 start is the best in franchise history.

The Mercury outlasted the Silver Stars, 83-77. Phoenix rookie Brittney Griner had a career-high 26 points.

Team news:

Sparks….close up with Alana Beard.

Mystics….a minute with rookie Tierra Ruffin-Pratt.

Mystics magazine two.

Lynx….all-star time machine.

Sky….Swin Cash will appear in this year’s ESPN “the body” issue.

Mercury….Brittney Griner was drafted by the Harlem Globetrotters, and she politely declined.

You can ask Griner just about anything.

Sun….checking in with Kayla Pedersen.

Storm….Tina Thompson is finishing her career as one of the best in league history.

Tomorrow’s game preview:

Liberty at Sky

NCAA change:

The NCAA has instituted a 10-second back court rule for women’s basketball.

Coaching changes:

Tempie Brown joins Stanford, from Michigan State, as an assistant coach.