Today’s results:

The Fever showed poise down the stretch to hold off the Liberty, 86-79.

The Sparks eased past the shorthanded Mystics, 81-64.

The Aces topped the Lynx, 87-77, to take sole possession of second place.

Tomorrow’s game schedule:

Sun vs. Sky

Storm vs. Wings

Dream vs. Mercury

WNBA team news:

Coming off a loss, the Mercury face struggling Atlanta Friday.

The numbers behind the Mystics’ up and down season.

Washington signed Stella Johnson after receiving an emergency hardship waiver.

WNBA player news:

How more than a dozen WNBA players coped and recovered from COVID-19.

Brittney Sykes and Sydney Wiese are spicing things up for the Sparks.

Has Seattle found its next star in Ezi Magbegor?

NCAA news:

The NCAA endorses possible bubbles for next year.

Can college basketball avoid college football’s fate?

U.S. senators are laying out the framework for future college sports legislation.

College player news:

Ohio State transfer Kaelynn Satterfield is immediately eligible at Xavier.

College coach news:

Christal Caldwell is a new assistant coach at Virginia Tech.