The ups and the downs

Candace Parker reacts to being cut from Olympic team:

She kept it classy, of course.

The Olympic door has opened for Breanna Stewart since Parker was omitted. (No surprise there)

Former Mercury coach Corey Gaines is working with Japan’s National Team. If you’re not feeling as enthusiastic for Team USA anymore, you could always cheer for Japan.

WNBA player news:

Dream guard Shoni Schimmel has shown up for training camp out of shape for the second consecutive year, and coach Michael Cooper is extremely disappointed.

Storm guard Jewell Loyd wants to be among the greats.

Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore and Sylvia Fowles aren’t at Lynx practice for a reason.

Chiney Ogwumike is pleased to be back with the Sun.

Becca Tobin is getting a second chance at the WNBA with the Sparks.

WNBA coach news:

New Sun coach Curt Miller is eager to get going.

College team news:

The Kentucky exodus continues, as a player decommits.

The NCAA is scapegoating North Carolina women’s basketball for the school’s academic fraud issues.

Another lawsuit: a former College of Charleston player is suing the school for gross negligence on the part of the coaching staff.

College player news:

Florida State’s Leticia Romero aims to make Spain’s Olympic team.

College coach news:

Vanderbilt has released coach Melanie Balcomb.

Guess who’s back at Kentucky as an assistant coach? Kyra Elzy.

This move follows yesterday’s resignation of assistant coach Tamika Williams-Jeter.

Full court press on Florida coach Amanda Butler.

Sylvia Hatchell, North Carolina WBB, and true desolation.

Jimmy Garrity is Wofford’s new coach.