Cause for the pause

WNBA team news:

As they eye a playoff spot, the Mercury face the Sun twice this week.

The Lynx’s bench has been key to their recent success.

How will the Fever adjust with Kelsey Mitchell out?

The Aces are back on top of ESPN’s power rankings.

The league’s power rankings.

WNBA player news:

Sylvia Fowles has been remarkably consistent throughout her career.

Kelsey Plum broke the Aces’ franchise record for points in a quarter yesterday.

Teaira McCowan is rounding into form. It’s time for Vickie Johnson to turn her loose.

College player news:

Youthful energy has been added to a veteran Iowa roster.

Texas transfer Aliyah Matharu has landed at Florida.

College coach news:

ETSU will fire coach Simon Harris for Title IX violations. The school’s athletic director has resigned.