Yet another bangin’ news day

Tonight’s game:

The Mercury outlasted the Mystics, 101-97.

Diana Taurasi scored 26 for Phoenix and Crystal Langhorne 27 for Washington.

Team news:

Sky….guard Sharnee Zoll-Norman has come out as a lesbian, and will participate in this Sunday’s gay pride parade in Chicago.

Fever….general manager Kelly Krauskopf discusses the team’s injury woes.

Storm….selling tickets isn’t easy without stars Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird.

Lynx….Minnesota is ready for for rematch with LA tomorrow, and there will be no lineup changes for now.

Mercury….Charde Houston is fearless.

Tomorrow’s game previews:

Shock at Fever

Mystics at Dream

Sparks at Lynx

Liberty at Storm

College news:

A former Oakland University player says ex-coach Beckie Francis tried to impose her religious beliefs on her.

New North Carolina State coach Wes Moore is preparing for the “brutal” ACC.

Tayshana Murphy:

The man convicted of killing New York City hoops star Tayshana Murphy in 2011 has been sentenced to 25 years in prison – the maximum possible.