Sun lose first game of the season

Today’s game results:

The Mercury held off the Liberty, 80-74.

The Dream handed the Sun their first loss of the season, 82-77.

WNBA team news:

The Mystics are struggling after a hot start.

The Lynx are celebrating last year’s title in D.C. with a charity event…..not an invitation from the White House.

The league’s power rankings for the week.

WNBA player news:

Today, Diana Taurasi became the first WNBA player to eclipse 8,000 career points.

Taurasi is feeling rejuvenated early in the season.

Jordin Canada and Sue Bird’s bond began before Seattle.

Keeping the faith lands ex-Rutgers star Betnijah Laney a place on the Sun.

Gabby Williams’ diary: “I feel like we’re going all the time in the WNBA.”

WNBA coach news:

Podcast with Sun coach Curt Miller.

WNBA All-Star news:

The league announced a change of format today: All-Star captains will choose from a pool of players voted as all-stars, meaning East and West lines have been dissolved.

College coach news:

Auburn has extended coach Terri Williams-Flournoy’s contract through 2022-2023.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma opens up on his team’s Final Four loss: “it’s not celebration all the time.”

How Edneisha Curry became Division I’s only female men’s basketball coach.

Nate Harris has resigned as Montana State assistant coach.

Former college player news:

LeAnn Montes a role model both on, off the court.