A blistering game, and the series is tied

WNBA Finals results:

The Mercury outlasted the Sky in OT, 91-86, to even the series. Game 3 is Friday in Chicago.

WNBA player news:

Diana Taurasi is frustrated with the league’s travel constraints.

Allie Quigley’s journey is one of resilience.

The trade that brought Kahleah Copper to Chicago.

Breanna Stewart says the league needs to change its playoff format.

Michaela Onyenwere says don’t count the Liberty out.

Sue Bird talks about how the WNBA became a force for social change.

Edna Campbell is a breast cancer survivor pioneer.

College team news:

The national championship conversation starts with the season for NC State.

Virginia Tech has Sweet 16 dreams.

Why every game will be personal for Notre Dame this year.

Buffalo is hungry for redemption.

Ohio State is eager for a chance to rebound after a tough 2020-2021 season.

Syracuse talks transfers, bonding and faith in the program.

Remade Virginia eyes a winning season.

Cal enters the season healthy.

Utah is rebranding itself after a bad year.

Pac-12 notebook.

College player news:

A healthy Kayla Jones is ready to lead the Wolfpack in her grad season.

Her arrival delayed a year, Matilda Ekh is ready to help Michigan State.

Te-Hina Paopao is on the same trajectory as former Oregon great Sabrina Ionescu, their coach says.

College coach news:

USC coach Lindsay Gottlieb can impact the Pac-12.

A year later, ODU coach Delisha Milton-Jones gets a proper introduction.

Former Louisiana Tech coach Leon Barmore is getting a statue in Ruston.