Sparks, Mercury, Aces prevail

Today’s results:

The Sparks closed on a 15-1 to top the Dream, 78-66.

A strong fourth quarter propelled the Mercury past the Fever, 95-77.

The Aces outran the Storm, 79-62.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Liberty at Sun

Mystics at Lynx

WNBA news:

The league sets the bar on LGBTQ inclusion.

WNBA team news:

Who’s ‘gon check the Las Vegas Aces?

The Aces are driving to the finish.

AP power poll for the week.

Lots of shifting in the league’s power rankings for the week.

WNBA player news:

Is Elena Delle Donne on course to be MVP?

Kia Nurse is the player that got away from the Sun.

Nurse is living out her dream with Jordan Brand.

Essence Carson will be out 6-8 weeks with a calf injury.

Danielle Robinson received the league’s community assist award for June.

WNBA commissioner news:

Cathy Engelbert on her plans to make the league bigger and better.

Engelbert is taking a business-like approach.

College coach news:

Oregon coach Kelly Graves is shooting for the top.

Meet new North Carolina coach Courtney Banghart.


The Storm is sponsoring a 3X3 team to help the USA qualify for the Olympics.

USA Basketball:

The USA’s U19 team routed routed Hungary, 95-50, to advance to the round of 16.