Sky romp, take series lead

Finals, Game 3 results:

The Sky crushed the Mercury, 86-50. They lead the series 2-1 and could win a Championship Sunday.

WNBA news:

Why the WNBA may be entering thrive mode.

WNBA player news:

Diana Taurasi said she didn’t realize the person she pushed in Wednesday’s game was a referee.

Why Candace Parker took a chance on Chicago.

Parker and fellow native Allie Quigley are powering the Sky.

Skylar Diggins-Smith has cranked up her focus in the Finals.

Elena Delle Donne is hoping to grow girl’s participation in sports.

The all-WNBA first and second teams were named.

NCAA news:

The NCAA has proposed dropping minimum test scores to advance racial equity.

College conference news:

The Big Ten wants to erase decades of gender inequity.

College team news:

Notre Dame is hungry to make it back to the NCAA Tournament.

College coach news:

South Carolina has inked Dawn Staley to a seven-year, $22.4 million extension, making her the highest-paid Black female collegiate coach.

Staley says it’s a big statement for women.