Some players showing up big; Sparks 18-1

Today’s results:

Angel McCoughtry’s big game propelled the Dream past the Sun, 67-63.

Nothing has come easy for Connecticut this year.

The Liberty topped the Stars, 75-65.

The Sky beat the Mercury, 100-95.

The Fever iced the Storm with a second-half run, 93-81.

The Sparks are 18-1 after defeating the Mystics, 93-82. Candace Parker was one assist short of a triple-double, and Nneka Ogwumike and Jantel Lavender also came up big for LA.

Player news:

Renee Montgomery is adjusting to her new role with the Lynx.

Knee troubles started early for Sun rookie Rachel Banham.


The Liberty showed their solidarity with Black Lives Matter today in a rare public stance.

College coach news:

Cincinnati coach Jamelle Elliott engages at-risk youth with basketball.

Kia Damon is Elliott’s new assistant coach.

New Mexico’s new coach, Mike Bradbury, is intense, honest and driven.