Odds and ends to start the day

About last night:

The Mercury routed the Stars, 83-64, behind DeWanna Bonner’s 33 points.


WNBA players feel an obligation to stand up and be heard on racial matters.

Stick to sports or speak up? Lynx players talk risk and power.

Bravo to Storm rookie Breanna Stewart for taking a stand for women.

College team news:

The Lady Vols’ offseason has been far from routine due to Pat Summitt’s death.

Olympics news:

Wintrust supports Chicago native Olympians, including Candace Parker.

U18 team:

The USA smashed Puerto Rico, 104-36, to reach the gold medal game.