Small bits of major news

Tonight’s result:

The Sparks edged the Fever, 81-79. Indiana saw its six-game winning streak snapped.

Candace Parker came within an assist of yet another triple-double, and Tamika Catchings grabbed five steals to put her career total at 1,002. She’s the first WNBA player to get past 1,000 steals.

Tomorrow’s game:

Mercury at Sun.


President Obama honored the Mercury at the White House today for their 2014 title.


Sophia Young-Malcolm will retire at season’s end.

Jia Perkins on being a pro baller and a mother.


Elena Delle Donne’s great season is impressing everyone but herself.


Rookie report: Reshanda Gray.

College news:

Xavier and Mount St. Joseph are teaming up to start an annual “Lauren Hill Tipoff Classic.” That’s so freaking beautiful.

Illinois State legend Cathy Boswell has joined the staff as an assistant coach.

Recent Colorado graduate Jasmine Sborov is a new assistant coach at Harvard.