Playoff teams decided

Tonight’s game results:

The Lynx thrashed the Sky, 110-87, to move toward their goal of getting the top seed in the playoffs. Chicago is now eliminated from postseason play.

The Mystics edged the Storm in overtime, 110-106, to secure a home playoff game.

The Mercury dominated the Sun, 86-66, to clinch a home playoff berth.

The Sparks pounded the Dream, 81-56. It looks like Seattle will get that eighth spot now, due to Atlanta’s loss.

The Liberty took care of the Stars, 81-69, for their ninth straight win.


WNBA news:

The WNBA and music and entertainment service TIDAL will livestream Sunday’s match up between the Liberty and and Wings. It is a benefit for Hurricane Harvey victims.

Poor officiating is still the bane of the WNBA’s existence.

WNBA team news:

The Sparks haven’t put up their first two videos from last week back on Instagram, but they have a part three.

The Lynx and Sparks are vying for the top seed.

Minnesota had a record night on several fronts, including notching a franchise-record 35 assists.

The Liberty have announced their playoff schedule.

Hmong dance team mentor accuses Lynx of using ‘exploitative’ sales tactics.

WNBA player news:

Sue Bird passed Ticha Penicheiro tonight to become the WNBA’s all-time assists leader.

Bird has always been the consummate point guard.

Alana Beard’s top toughest players to guard.

Sylvia Fowles signed a multi-year contract extension with the Lynx.

Jonquel Jones is rebounding her way into WNBA history and seizing her moment.

Tina Charles meets the man who says she saved his life.

Bria Hartley on her covetable sneaker collection.

Q&A with Cierra Burdick.

College team news:

Kentucky women’s basketball has launched an app.

Georgia Tech continues a global trend.

College player news:

Sophomore Araion Bradshaw will transfer from South Carolina to Dayton.

Lacrosse star Marisa Romero joins Syracuse basketball.

Southeast Missouri State’s Carrie Shephard will miss the season after tearing her ACL and meniscus.

College coach news:

Dish N Swish interviews the producers of “Pat: a legacy of love.”

UCpnn coach Geno Auriemma is betting the Huskies’ Italy tour will pay off.

Recruiting news:

Top recruit NaLyssa Smith has chosen Baylor over several other major schools.