Big game results, big news before Olympic break

Today’s results:

The Liberty outscored the Mystics, 88-81, and the New York bench had a league record 69 of those points.

The Lynx routed the Dream, 83-65, to win their fifth straight and come within a half game behind the league-leading Sparks. Minnesota also clinched a playoff spot with their 20th win.

Guess who’s back? Chiney Ogwumike, who lead the Sun past the Wings, 89-78, with a great stat line: 26 points, four steals and seven blocked shots.

The Storm pulled away from the Stars in the fourth for an 83-69 win.

Team news:

The Fever are wore shirts to support Black Lives Matter.

The Wings’ latest loss leaves them at a crossroads one game before the Olympic break.

Player news:

In case you missed it last night, Brittney Griner was ejected from the Sky at Mercury game for pushing Cappie Pondexter in the face. Pondexter was also tossed. It was Griner’s second ejection of the month.

Tamika Catchings discusses her final year in the WNBA after an all-star career.

Reigning MVP Elena Delle Donne is making it a scorching July for the Sky.

Maya Moore’s winning lifestyle makes her Minnesota’s greatest athlete.

The stellar play of Lynx forward Seimone Augustus has her team rolling again.

Q&A with Dallas guard Skylar Diggins.

Dream guard Meighan Simmons never let getting cut deter her.

College coach news:

Jasmine Lister is Washington’s new assistant coach.

NCAA gift:

The NCAA has made a $50,000 memorial gift to the Pat Summitt Fund.