The regular bag of mixed news

Tonight’s game result:

The Sparks took care of the Fever, 80-62. It was the fifth straight loss for Indiana.

Question for the WNBA:

Does the NBA’s summer league spell trouble for the WNBA?

Oh brother.

WNBA team news:

The Mystics and Mercury must find a way to move past their injuries.

The unexpected rise of the Connecticut Sun.

The Lynx are making an All-Star Game bid, and the timing couldn’t be better.

The Sun will honor UConn associate head coach Chris Dailey with the Margo Dydek Award next month.

WNBA player news:

It’s been a challenging second season for Moriah Jefferson.

Rachel Banham has adapted to her role with the Sun.

Krystal Thomas is proving to be the role player that Washington sought.

Tiffany Mitchell gives the Fever a promising future despite their current struggles.

Stefanie Dolson and Breanna Stewart are the Eastern and Western Conference players of the week.

WNBA coach news:

San Antonio coach Vickie Johnson still sees a title in the Stars’ future.

WNBA president news:

Meet league president Lisa Borders.

College coach news:

New Mexico coach Mike Bradbury called last season boring.

U19 team:

took down Spain, 84-72, in their exhibition opener.

Crystal Dangerfield has assumed a leadership role with the U19 team.

High school news:

No. 11 recruit Jenna Brown has decommitted from Notre Dame and reopened her recruitment.