The day after

Finals news:

The Sun and Mystics begin the WNBA Finals series Sunday.

Washington isn’t satisfied with reaching the Finals.

They are better equipped this time around.

Connecticut is relishing the underdog role, asĀ they’re in the Finals.

WNBA player news:

Kristi Toliver has been key to the Mystics’ second straight Finals run.

A’ja Wilson had a forgettable ending to her second season with the Aces.

AmeriCup news:

USA beat Argentina, 100-50.

College team news:

Texas A&M opens the season with high expectations.

The emphasis is on offense as Purdue begins practice.

Green Bay has begun practice.

What we learned about Missouri State at media day.

Northern Iowa is deep and experienced.

College player news:

Aari McDonald is focused on leading Arizona to the NCAA Tournament.

Minnesota will rely on Jasmine Brunson and Destiny Pitts this year.

Marquette players show off their fancy footwork.

Oregon State’s Andrea Aquino is not yet cleared to play.

Pitt junior guard Kyla Nelson has cancer.

College coach news:

Carla Murrow is a new assistant coach at Ohio State.