Big helpings of news

Today’s preseason results:

The Mystics beat the Lynx, 78-66.

WNBA team news:

The Mercury are prepping for the season with Brittney Griner still detained in Russia.

New coach Vanessa Nygaard talked about the situation at a press conference today.

The Lynx have unveiled their “Syl’s Final Ride” theme for Sylvia Fowles last season.

The Sparks have partnered with UCLA Health.

WNBA player news:

Diana Taurasi doesn’t plan on retiring for a while.

Will a Russian prisoner exchange impact Brittney Griner?

Catching up with former UConn players in the WNBA.

The Mystics believe Japanese star Rui Machida’s game will translate to the WNBA.

Why Evina Westbrook is a long shot to make the Storm roster.

WNBA owner news:

Mark Davis puts his money where his mouth is as Aces owner.

College team news:

Notre Dame will turn to transfer Kylee Watson to fill a big roster need.

College player news:

Inside Sedona Prince’s “unique” NIL deal with a sustainable energy drink.

As unique as it gets: Stephanie Soares’ road to Iowa State.

Kentucky transfer Dre’Una Edwards has landed at Baylor.

Cameron Swartz has transferred from Boston College to Georgia Tech.

Arizona transfer Aaronette Vonleh has committed to Colorado.

College coach news:

New Yale coach Dalila Eshe is “ready for this moment.”

After 27 years coaching Lehigh, coach Sue Troyan will transition into a senior role in the athletics department.

Kate Achter is the new head coach at Detroit Mercy.