News flows on and off the court

Today’s result:

Ezi Magbegor scored 21 points to pace the Storm past the Sky, 74-71. It was Breanna Stewart and Epiphanny Prince’s return to the court after missing a few games for health and safety protocols.

WNBA team news:

The Sparks’ new season, and coach Derek Fisher’s job security, is off to a shaky start.

How does LA’s new president plan to increase attendance?

The Lynx’s first win of the season marks some key changes.

WNBA player news:

As expectations are no longer weighing on Kelsey Plum, she’s one of the WNBA’s best guards.

Jackie Young is enjoying the best start to her young career.

Rhyne Howard: a star is born.

Liberty rookie Lorela Cubaj says the pizza is “not bad” in New York.

Meet the WNBA’s veteran rookies.

Diana Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith got into an argument on the Mercury bench during last night’s game.

The U.S. says Russia has barred them from visiting Brittney Griner multiple times.

College coach news:

Purdue coach Katie Gearlds is excited about next year’s roster.

BYU has named Amber Whiting as their new head coach.

Ohio State Kevin McGuff will get a new contract and a raise, pending approval by trustees.

Ashley Williams will return to NC State as an assistant coach.

International news:

FIBA has banned Russia basketball from international competition.