The news, it goes down

WNBA team news:

A deep talent pool, injuries and a compressed schedule have made the league unpredictable this season.

Midseason picks and predictions.

WNBA player news:

Sue Bird stares down Olympic glory in Tokyo and equity off the court.

Bird explains how fiancee Megan Rapinoe encouraged her to come out.

In Kayla McBride, the Lynx landed a third star.

Brittney Sykes is a DPOY candidate.

How Natasha Cloud became the league’s unofficial minister for social justice.

Alyssa Thomas podcast.

Maya Moore is non-committal on returning.

Moore’s “30 for 30” documentary airs Tuesday.

College team news:

Eight former Lenoir-Rhyne players are suing the school for $27 million.

College player news:

Ohio State transfer Dorka Juhasz hopes to make a difference for UConn.

Olympics news:

The USA’s 3X3 team is ready for its Olympic moment.

The Olympics will now allow fans, after a state of emergency was declared in Tokyo.