The young, rising Sun

Today’s game result:

The Sun thumped the Liberty, 96-76. Courtney Williams led Connecticut with 22 points, and Jonquel Jones had 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Williams discussed the Sun’s improved play.

WNBA team news:

This week’s power rankings sees the Lynx, Sparks and Mystics in the top three spots.

WNBA player news:

WNBA player union leader Nneka Ogwumike takes a thoughtful approach.

Candace Parker is wearing orange shoes this month to honor Pat Summitt.

Chiney Ogwumike will co-host SportsCenter across Africa.

Well-traveled Allie Quigley hasn’t missed a step in leading the Sky.

Brittney Griner is becoming a complete player.

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is embracing rookie life.

All-Star voting has begun:

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NCAA news:

The NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel approved moving to a 4-foot restricted-area arc in the lane for the 2017-18 women’s basketball season. Previously, the restricted-area arc was located 3 feet in front of the basket.

College player news:

Maryland transfer Kiara Leslie has landed at NC State.

Iowa walk-on Zion Sanders looks to bounce back from a knee injury.

Olivia Gumbs has transferred from Lafayette to George Washington.

College coach news:

UMaine coach Richard Barron’s medical mystery illness was discovered.

James Howard is the new head coach at Georgetown.

Tasha Pointer joins Northwestern as an assistant coach.

Joanna Reitz is Utah’s new assistant coach.

Ashley Langford is a new assistant coach at James Madison.

Today is Pat Summitt’s birthday:

which evokes memories for Holly Warlick.