Aces move to top spot, Sparks out

Today’s results:

The Aces downed the Sky, 89-78, to move atop the standings.

The Sun took care of the Sparks, 93-69. LA has now been eliminated from playoff contention.

WNBA playoff news:

With a win tomorrow, the Storm could clinch home court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

Washington will have a tough start to the playoffs.

The Mercury are in a must-win game situation against Dallas tomorrow.

Sylvia Fowles’ exit is fueling the Lynx’s push for a playoff spot.

WNBA player news:

Skylar Diggins-Smith will miss Phoenix’s last two regular-season games for personal reasons.

How her absence impacts her team’s playoff aspirations.

Sylvia Fowles’ final ride…..she’s an MVP, mama, mortician and much more.

How Sabrina Ionescu made the Liberty her team.

Lexie Hull’s first WNBA season set her up for long-term pro success.

Brittney Griner lost long before her conviction.

Russia confirms prisoner swap negotiations for her are underway.

WNBA coach news:

The succession plan for the Mystics looks like a father-son affair.

College team news:

Key questions for the top 15 teams.

College player news:

Four Lady Vol players will wear the new “Summitt Blue” alternate uniforms this season.

Azzi Fudd is learning to live in the spotlight.

College coach news:

Blanche Alverson has been promoted to associate head coach at Georgia Tech.

Texas Tech and former coach Marlene Stollings have settled their lawsuit.