That sound? Records shattering

Today’s results:

The Lynx stunned the Sky, 81-78. Minnesota has won five of their last seven games, and Chicago saw their five-game winning streak snapped.

The Mystics ran past the Dream, 85-66, behind a season-high 26 points from Elena Delle Donne.

The Liberty beat the Aces, 116-107, in a record-shattering night. Sabrina Ionescu became the first player to have a triple-double with more than 30 points, as she scored 31, grabbed 13 rebounds and dished 10 assists. It was the most points scored by New York in franchise history. Han Xu had a career-high 24 points, and three other Liberty players scored in double figures. Xu also set the franchise record for most field goals made without a miss (10). Whew!

WNBA team news:

The Lynx are turning a corner.

The Sparks are coming together under interim head coach Fred Williams.

ESPN’s midseason picks.

WNBA player news:

Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi will be featured on the WNBA edition of NBA 2K23 this fall.

How Bird contributed to the Commissioner’s Cup.

Brittney Griner news:

President Joe Biden spoke to Griner’s wife and assured her he is working on her release.

Cherelle Griner is hopeful after the call.

The Mercury hosted a “bring BG home” rally today.

College coach news:

Inside Lindsay Gottlieb’s resurgent summer rebuilding USC.

Cheyney State coach Alishia Mosley has taken to Twitter to find players.