Wheat from chaff separation: initial stages

Today’s results:

The Mystics handled the Dream, 89-73.

The Sky routed the Sun, 93-75, to end their seven-game winning streak. A signature win for Chicago.

The Mercury downed the Sparks, 82-72. Phoenix ends their three-game losing streak, while LA has now lost four in a row.

The Storm held off the Fever, 65-61. Crazy to imagine what Seattle would be like if Bird, Stewart and Canada were playing. Indiana is coming along nicely.

College coach news:

New Cal coach Charmin Smith will face a lot of challenges.

American has extended coach Megan Gebbia’s contract through 2025.


After losing basketball, Lauren Holiday found strength in family.