New month, lots of news

Today’s result:

The Sun took care of the Fever, 86-80, behind a career-high 34 points from Brionna Jones.

WNBA team news:

The Sky flex their depth in All-Star voting.

The New York Liberty have signed Reshanda Gray.

What will determine whether or not the Liberty will be contenders in the second half of the season.

The Mystics have signed Megan Gustafson and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.

WNBA player news:

Dearica Hamby embraces her All-Star selection as a reserve player.

Brittney Sykes is the WNBA’s defensive spark plug.

Here’s why Mercedes Russell has been key to the Storm’s success.

Candace Parker’s still got it.

Layshia Clarendon’s contract termination is a formality, as Minnesota hopes to have a new deal with her soon.

Tina Charles and A’ja Wilson are the Eastern and Western Conference players of the month for June.

Michaela Onyenwere is the rookie of the month for June.

WNBA coach news:

James Wade is the coach of the month for June.

Olympics news:

Geno Auriemma declines to address Nneka Ogwumike’s Olympic snub.

The U.S. is looking for its seventh straight gold medal.

USA Basketball’s pre-Olympic games will air on NBC Sports.

Japan has named their Olympic team.

NCAA news:

Guide to understanding the new NIL rules.

What NIL deals are athletes making?

Three Gamecocks have set up Cameo accounts.

College team news:

A look at UCLA’s new Bruins.

Iowa is emphasizing defense in the offseason.

ODU has a new Twitter account.

College player news:

Patient and meticulous, Caitlin Clark is ready to be the NIL guinea pig for Iowa.

Clark is preparing for a brand new world.

Kansas transfer Brooklyn Mitchell will play for Lamar.

Two have transferred to SIUE.

College coach news:

Janell Crayton is the new head coach at Bethune-Cookman.

Kathy McConnell-Miller is the new head coach at Gulf Coast College.

Aleah Goodman is Duke’s new director of recruiting and player personnel.

James Posey is a new assistant coach at Virginia.

Raven Merriweather is a new assistant coach at Bellarmine.

Allie Banks and Tiffany Phillips are new assistant coaches at Central Arkansas.