Lynx win the battle for first place

The Lynx held off the Sparks, 77-74, to break the tie at first place in the WNBA standings.

Tonight’s other results were just as close:

The Fever edged the Stars, 71-69.

The Dream topped the Mercury, 91-87.

WNBA news:

The playoff picture is blurry as the WNBA regular season enters its final two weeks.

It is breast health awareness week.

WNBA player news:

Elena Della Donne and Nneka Ogwumike are the Eastern and Western Conference players of the week.

Tayler Hill is taking command for the Mystics.

Dream forward Angel McCoughtry talks WNBA and winning Olympic gold.

San Antonio has signed Avery Warley-Talbert to a seven-day contract.

Allie Quigley basketball camp is a hit in the Chicago area.

Tomorrow’s schedule:

Storm at Liberty

Sky at Mystics

College player news:

Missouri State’s Grace Vander Weide is suspended indefinitely after a DWI arrest last month.

College coach news:

Loyola Chicago’s coaching staff is complete.