Semifinals begin tomorrow

Tomorrow’s semifinals match ups:

Lynx-Mystics preview.

Sparks-Mercury preview.

The Lynx and the Sparks pose tough challenges for the Mystics and Mercury in round three.

The Lynx have become used to “The Barn” and are ready for the Mystics.

Minnesota is ready for the semis to start after a week of practice.

Lindsay Whalen returns to her former college arena for the playoffs.

Sylvia Fowles previews the playoffs.

The Sparks will open their title defense in a starry semifinal.

The Mercury are taking on rival Sparks for their fifth straight WNBA final four.

About round two:

Washington’s offseason wheeling and dealing led to their upset of New York. Getting a schooling from the Liberty earlier in the season also helped the Mystics.

When Washington needed a leader, Kristi Toliver answered the call.

Their second half letdown was a stunning conclusion to a fine Sun season.

WNBA player news:

Q&A with Kayla McBride.

WNBA coach news:

The Sparks have signed Brian Agler to a multi-year contract extension.

Pro bonus:

The best man for the job? NBA teams should search for something better.

College team news:

Introducing one of the best Gonzaga recruiting classes ever.

International news:

The WNBL is returning to television after a two-year hiatus.