Gearing for action

WNBA team news:

The Storm sits atop the AP power poll.

Best and worst-case scenarios for each team.

The WNBA wants to make a statement when it returns.

Mercury players will wear Breonna Taylor jerseys in their opener.

Five questions facing Connecticut.

Four things to know about Indiana.

Three things to know about the Mystics.

Liberty season preview and guide to the team.

Four things to know about New York.

WNBA player news:

What we might see from the league’s oldest veterans this year.

Skylar Diggins-Smith wants an attempted lynching prosecuted as a hate crime.

Breanna Stewart talks social change.

Theresa Plaisance is working her way back to the Sun.

Napheesa Collier is the league’s next two-way force.

Monique Billings is taking her mindful approach into her new role with Atlanta.

Former UConn players are getting ready prior to opening weekend.

Minnesota players discuss why they chose to play this season.

Some draftees that were cut are getting a second chance.

Athletes are excited days before tipoff.

Player’s children are stealing the show in the bubble.

Breonna Taylor’s mother praises the WNBA for advocating her daughter’s case.

WNBA coach news:

Gary Kloppenburg accepted the interim coach position with the Storm but feels for Dan Hughes.

Minnesota coach Cheryl Reeve seeks more accountability from her squad.

Reeve has built a dynasty with intensity and empathy.

College coach news:

Kelly Graves says his trio of former Ducks are fitting in well with their new WNBA teams.

Catching up with Nikki McCray-Penson.

Denver has named Doshia Woods its new head coach.