As the ball rolls

Today’s results:

A Cheyenne Parker buzzer-beater propelled the Dream over the Sparks, 88-86.

The Sky beat the Mystics, 93-83, and tied the franchise record for wins in a season, with 24.

WNBA playoff and award news:

Which teams will earn the final three playoff spots?

The WNBA announced that all-WNBA teams will be selected without regard to position, and unveiled the schedule for the awards.

WNBA team news:

The Wings are still becoming who they want to be. Wil they get there in time to make the playoffs?

WNBA player news:

Sabrina Ionescu has been cash money in the fourth quarter for the Liberty.

NaLyssa Smith’s versatility can’t be denied.

Sophie Cunningham has embraced opportunity in Phoenix.

WNBA coach news:

How Tanisha Wright is changing the culture in Atlanta.

Brittney Griner news:

Secretary of State Antony Blinken talks prisoner swap for Brittney Griner.

What will it take to get her home?

NCAA news:

The NCAA will change regionals to a two-site format next spring, they announced.

More conferences will pay refs for women’s and men’s games equally.