Sky, Mercury prevail in first round

Today’s playoff results:

The Sky staved off the Wings comeback, 81-64.

The Mercury edged the Liberty, 83-82.

Chicago will take on Minnesota and Phoenix will face Seattle in round two.

WNBA playoff news:

Playoff storylines.

WNBA team news:

Seven reasons the Aces will win the Championship.

WNBA player news:

How Allie Quigley found her place in the league after nearly giving up.

Brittney Griner has the WNBA dunking record, and is coming for more.

Arike Ogunbowale and Marina Mabrey are the luckiest teammates in the league.

Rebekkah Brunson on a variety of topics.

WNBA news:

The league announced its most popular player and team merchandise.

College team news:

Texas is set to “take on the world” with a mixture of newcomers and returnees.