Mystics thrash Sparks, despite Parker’s return

Today’s result:

The Mystics hammered the Sparks, 81-52, even though Candace Parker played in her first game this season after injury.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Fever at Dream in a morning match up.

Sky at Liberty

Mercury at Wings

WNBA news:

Is androgyny now fashionable in the WNBA? One writer says yes.

The CBA elephant in the room has yet to cause chaos.

An introduction to navigating the league’s new stats page.

WNBA team news:

Why this year is different for the Indiana Fever.

The league’s power rankings for week four.

AP power poll.

WNBA player news:

Natasha Howard would be an improbable MVP.

Diana Taurasi hopes to make her season debut Sunday against the Sparks.

Chelsea Gray is a point guard and a clutch closer.

Danielle Robinson and Napheesa Collier are the backbones for a battered Lynx squad.

Sun rookie Bridget Carleton is impressing her coaches and teammates.

Kristine Anigwe got a confidence boost.

WNBA coach and executive news:

Out in sports: the Sun’s Curt Miller and Amber Cox.

Podcast with Liberty coach Katie Smith.

College team news:

Both Maryland basketball programs violated recruiting rules.

More on that.

The offseason has brought a mass exodus at Utah State.

The ASUN Conference has added Bellarmine University.

College coach news:

Q&A with MTSU head coach Rick Insell.

UConn coach Geno Auriemma talks about his love of books.

Former JMU star Ashley Perez has joined the staff as an assistant coach.

College player news:

Morehead State grad transfer Aliyah Jeune has landed at USC.

USA Basketball news:

The USA U16 team dominated host Chile in today’s match up.

International news:

Lauren Jackson will head up Australia women’s basketball.

Things to know about Eurobasket.

Ten players to watch at Eurobasket.