Lighting up the floor

Today’s result:

The Sparks beat the Aces, 86-74.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Fever at Mercury

Sky at Storm

WNBA team news:

Defense has driven the Mystics to second place in the league standings.

The Mercury have played the fewest games in the WNBA, but that’s about to change.

Shot distribution and efficiency numbers for each team.

WNBA player news:

Jewell Loyd has been diagnosed with an ankle sprain and a bone bruise, and is out indefinitely.

Rookies Arike Ogunbowale and Megan Gustafson showed promise in the Wings’ first win over the Sun in two years.

Odyssey Sims apologized for her drunk driving arrest.

Briann January has received the May community assist award.

College team news:

How Butler benefits from UConn’s return to the Big East.


Incoming commissioner Cathy Engelbert plans to take the WNBA to new heights.

Three Canadian networks will air live WNBA games.

Expanding roles are keeping Tamika Catchings busy in retirement.

The Boston Celtics have hired Kara Lawson as an assistant coach.

She is the fourth woman to hold such a position in the NBA.