Things won’t turn out like you think they will

Today’s results:

The Storm downed the Mercury, 77-68, and showed off their new look, without a few stars.

The Sun topped the Mystics, 84-69.

The Lynx handled the Sky, 89-71, behind rookie Napheesa Collier’s 27 points.

Tomorrow’s schedule:

Sparks at Aces

WNBA player news:

Breanna Stewart’s new role as WNBA ambassador is not yet defined.

Seimone Augustus’ impending departure will be the end of an era for the Lynx.

Sun point guards Jasmine Thomas and Layshia Clarendon are part of a mutual admiration society.

Liz Cambage wanted to go to LA, but is happy in Las Vegas.

Sue Bird’s absence means Jordin Canada will grow for Seattle.

Kelsey Plum, A’ja Wilson and Jackie Young all share the bond of being No. 1.

Jackie Young is ready to begin her WNBA career in Las Vegas.

Marina Mabrey and Sydney Wiese fit well with the Sparks.

The Ogwumike sisters will drive LA this season.

The Sparks’ title hopes hinge on experience and new faces.

College player news:

USC graduate transfer Minyon Moore will join Oregon next year.

USA Basketball news:

Sixty-eight players are still in contention at the U16 trials.

Aaronette Vonleh is following in her brother’s footsteps at the U16 trials.