Another “so much news” day

About last night:

The Mercury drubbed the injured Shock, 86-55.

Nneka Ogwumike lead the Sparks to their first win over the Stars, 86-81, with 27 points. It was Ogwumike’s 25th birthday.

Right now it’s halftime of the Storm at Lynx game, and later on, the Shock visit the Sparks.


In three quick seasons, coach Mike Thibault has turned the team around.


The Storm may rest veteran Sue Bird more frequently.


The frustrations of Minnesota vets Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen last week sparked a turnaround.


Spanish guard Marta Xargay has reported to Phoenix.

WNBA officiating:

It’s been a rough first month of league play for WNBA officials.

College news:

Some Illinois parents don’t believe the allegations of a group of former players who are suing the University and coach Matt Bollant.

Lia Galdeira will forego her final season at Washington State to turn pro.

Coming off a stellar freshman year, South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson looks to improve.

Former Oregon guard Drea Toler has transferred to Cal State Santa Barbara.

Louisiana Tech coach Tyler Summitt will appear on ESPN Sportscenter July 11.

South Carolina assistant coach Nikki McCray-Penson was inducted into the National High School Hall of Fame last night.

Jessica Kern is Furman’s new assistant coach.

Courtney Davidson is a new assistant coach at Radford.


Becky Hammon will coach an NBA summer league this year, and be the first woman to do so.

USA Basketball:

The World University Games team beat Canada in a scrimmage, 68-51.

Games opening ceremony photo gallery.