Three big games

Today’s game results:

The Mystics came from behind to stop the Lynx, 90-78.

Kristi Toliver led the way with 19 points, including five three-pointers. Rookie Myisha Hines-Allen had 15 points and 13 rebounds, and rookie Ariel Atkins and Natasha Cloud each chipped in 14 points. Washington is 4-0 for the first time in franchise history.

The Sparks beat the Mercury, 80-72, in Candace Parker’s return.

The Storm spoiled the Aces home opener with a 105-98 win. Big, enthusiastic crowd on hand to welcome the team, and the game was well-played.

WNBA player news:

Skylar Diggins-Smith challenges ESPN to hire more female reporters.

College coach news:

Washington State coach Kamie Ethridge has hired Jackie Nared as assistant coach, and is reeling in the recruits.

Brian Wilson is a new assistant coach at Quinnipiac.

USA Basketball news:

Coach Jeff Walz seeks another gold medal with the U18 team.

At the U17 trials, 45 remain competing for roster spots.

International news:

The NBA Academy women’s tournament in India has tipped off.

Pat Summitt:

A statue of the legendary coach will be unveiled in Clarksville, Tenn. June 15.