Sports, politics, sports, politics

Stances by Lynx and Liberty:

Minneapolis police walked out of Target Center Saturday after the Lynx unveiled warm up shirts supporting shooting victims last week. That included both citizens and police.

Lt. Bob Kroll took a childish pot shot at the Lynx, saying their attendance was “a pathetic draw.” Are these really adults, or what? They are the pathetic ones.

Both the Lynx and Liberty took a stand this weekend.

Something I expressed via twitter Saturday: men in sports could learn from WNBA players in taking a stand.

In the meantime, the Sparks put “All Lives Matter” on their marquee before yesterday’s game, which generated some online backlash.

So now the apparent USA-wide propensity to get offended and pop off is growing to the tenth power. Oh, goody.

Player news:

The Fever’s Erlana Larkins is hot under the radar.

At 34, Lynx point guard Lindsay Whalen is improving with age.

The Eastern and Western Conference players of the week are Angel McCoughtry and Maya Moore.

Tomorrow’s game:

Lynx at Stars

Pat Summitt celebration of life:

….will be broadcast on ESPN2 and the SEC Network this Thursday at 7 p.m. Eastern.

Michelle Marciniak’s eulogy from Summitt’s funeral two weeks ago.

College player news:

Baylor center Justis Szczepanski has been dismissed from the team for violating team rules.

College coach news:

Former Vanderbilt coach Melanie Balcomb is the new director of coach offensive analytics at South Carolina.

Tiffany Sardin is Clemson’s new assistant coach.

Olympics news:

The Australian Olympic team was named today, and Lauren Jackson said one important player was left off the roster.

Suzy Batkovic, meet Candace Parker.