Heavy weight news

ESPN’s power rankings:

Most teams have moved up or stayed the same on the list, except Indiana, which drops like a stone…..

1. Mercury
2. Dream
3. Lynx
4. Sun
5. Stars
6. Shock
7. Sky
8. Sparks
9. Mystics
10. Storm
11. Fever
12. Liberty

WNBA honors:

Sancho Lyttle and Nneka Ogwumike are the Eastern and Western Conference players of the week.

Cheryl Reeve and Michael Cooper will coach the West and East teams in the All-Star game July 19.

(For those wondering, the coaches are from last year’s conference-winning teams)

Injuries continue to plague the Chicago Sky:

Courtney Vandersloot has sustained a grade three strain of her left MCL, and will be out 6-10 weeks.

WNBA team news…..


Chiney Ogwumike is the real deal, but still has a lot to learn.


….are focusing on maximum effort.


The Sky chilled for charity.

College news:

Duke junior Alexis Jones is transferring closer to home.

Gonzaga transfer Maiki Viela has landed at Morehead State.

The NCAA has reopened their North Carolina fraud investigation.

The Big 12 has unveiled its new logo.

Nicki Collen is FGCU’s new assistant coach.

Stephanie Stoglin-Reed is a new assistant coach for Texas State.

The funeral for former UTSA coach Rae Rippetoe-Blair will be Wednesday.

USA Basketball:

The USA women will face Canada in an exhibition game Sept. 15, prior to the World Championship in Turkey.