Sun, Mercury prevail in round one

First round, single-game elimination results:

The Sun powered past the Sky, 94-81, behind 26 points and 13 rebounds from Alyssa Thomas.

Shey Peddy’s buzzer-beating three-pointer lifted the Mercury over the Mystics, 85-84.

WNBA player news:

Sue Bird and Breanna Stewart are expected back for the Storm’s playoff opener.

Crystal Dangerfield is the master of the bubble.


WNBA player said they still want justice after the Breonna Taylor settlement.

They want the officers arrested.

College player news:

Nebraska’s Taylor Kissinger is medically retiring.

College coach news:

This wife-husband duo is reviving FIU.

Roneeka Hodges has joined Old Dominion as an assistant coach.