Liberty, Mercury stock rising

WNBA team news:

ESPN’s power rankings have the Liberty on the rise.

The WNBA’s power rankings¬†look the same.

Breaking down the Indiana Fever moves.

WNBA player news:

The U.S. State Department met with the Mercury today to discuss Brittney Griner’s detainment in Russia.

Premiere defensive specialists.

Frustration and quiet tension in Tina Charles’ return to Washington.

It’s Marine Johannes time in Brooklyn.

College player news:

Minnesota’s freshmen are undeterred by previous transfers.

College coach news:

Kara Lawson will coach the USA’s 3X3 team at the FIBA World Cup.

Kelly Rae Finley brought Florida back to glory.

Samba Johnson is a new assistant coach at Cal Poly.