Sparks reach 11-0 mark too

The Sparks beat the Mercury, 77-71, to go 11-0 and match the WNBA record for best season start. The Lynx just set the new mark Tuesday night.

Candace Parker lead four Sparks players in double figures with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

The two teams face off Tuesday in Los Angeles.

More later from me.


Angel McCoughtry helped the Dream close out a win over the Sky in overtime, 101-97.

The Fever defeated the Stars, 84-75, behind Tamika Catchings’ 23 points.

Team news:

The Dream are finding ways to win close games in 2016.

Player news:

Liberty forward Swin Cash is soaking in her final year in the league.

Olympic qualifying tournament:

Spain, France, Turkey and China have all clinched spots at the Rio Olympics. The last Olympic team will be decided Sunday.

College player news:

Parise Rossignol has left Maine.

College coach news:

North Carolina coach Sylvia Hatchell’s new book is a bestseller.

Melissa Brooks is a new assistant coach at Army.

Julie Kaufman has joined Niagara as an assistant coach.

SIUE’s new assistant coach is Dodie Dunson.