Time for a breather

WNBA team news:

The Sun and Lynx are embracing the underdog role in the semifinals.

The challenge for Minnesota vs. Seattle is daunting.

The Aces are balancing getting rest and staying sharp for the playoffs.

Las Vegas doesn’t need three-point shots to win.

The Mystics overachieved this year and will be title contenders next season.

The Dream made progress this year.

WNBA player news:

Odyssey Sims personifies Minnesota’s never quit attitude.

The league has given all players the season-long community assist award.

WNBA coach news:

Lynx assistant coaches Rebekkah Brunson and Plenette Pierson have left the bubble for the season, for different reasons.

NCAA news:

NCAA officials expect next year’s Tournament to field the usual 64 teams, and be played at intended sites.

Big East coaches have voted to keep an 18-game conference schedule this season.

College coach news:

Five things to know about new Vanderbilt assistant coach Marqu’es Webb.