Lots of bang before All-Star break

The Sun edged the Lynx in overtime, 78-77, in a game Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve says her team should have won. Connecticut snapped a six-game losing streak.

The Liberty held off the Sparks, 59-53.

And now teams recess for Saturday’s All-Star game. Regular games resume Tuesday.


With Lindsay Whalen sidelined, Minnesota will shuffle their line up.

They waived rookie guard Jennifer O’Neill after today’s loss.


DeWanna Bonner discusses her selection to the All-Star team.


Through injury, guard Chelsea Gray discovered her future in coaching.


Tulsa released rookie guard Brittany Hrynko.


…activated Crystal Bradford and waived Andrea Hoover to make room. I have no link, because I just found out at this Liberty at Sparks game I’m covering.


Elena Delle Donne is giving the WNBA a boost.

College news:

Abuse allegations at Illinois are unusual in scope, experts say.

Ashley Langford is a new assistant coach at Navy.

Colgate’s new assistant coach is Anna Patritto.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma attended the recent Pan Am Games.

U19 basketball:

The USA U19 team crushed Argentina, 89-39, to reach the tournament quarterfinals.

All-access Becky Hammon:

Behind the scenes of the Spurs summer league win, lead by Becky Hammon.