Plots thicken

Today’s results:

The Mercury defeated the Liberty, 83-69.

The Mystics beat the Sun, 92-80, to take the lead in the East.

The Lynx stopped the Storm, 91-79.

The Sparks held off the Wings, 87-83.

Tomorrow’s game previews:

The Sky are looking for back-to-back wins as they host the Dream.

Fever are at Sun.

Wings visit the Aces.

WNBA team news:

The Sky are aiming for consistency and momentum.

The Mercury’s family room means kids are just a short walk away during games. (What a fantastic idea).

The Storm are bracing for a big weekend.

Ex-WNBA athlete Rushia Brown is helping the Aces pursue their interests off the court.

The league’s power rankings.

The AP’s power poll.

WNBA player news:

Players talk about the gender wage gap.

Natasha Howard is proving that more minutes equals better stats.

Natasha Cloud’s consistency has been a breath of fresh air for the Mystics.

College player news:

Recee’ Caldwell will transfer from Texas Tech to Cal as a graduate student.

Arkansas has added a talented player in Amber Ramirez.

UConn’s Katie Lou Samuelson is ready to assert herself.

Samuelson is also on the comeback from ankle surgery.

Teammate Mikayla Coombs is making progress and staying patient.

Husky freshman Olivia Nelson-Ododa wants to make history.

Alexis Jennings will return to South Carolina.

College coach news:

Colorado coach JR Payne likes her new roster.

Seattle Pacific coach Julie Heisey has resigned after 13 seasons.

Danielle Fleming is Southern Arkansas’ new coach.

Paris Johnson is a new assistant coach at Utah State.

Recruiting news:

Girls play a different game in pursuit of basketball scholarships.


Nera White is the forgotten giant of women’s basketball.