Late summer days

Playoff news:

Las Vegas and Seattle are relying on defense in their semifinal series.

How Becky Hammon has the Aces on the verge of a championship.

Las Vegas rookie Iliana Rupert is adapting on and off the court.

WNBA player news:

Veronica Burton’s rookie season was marked by constant improvement.

What Brittney Griner’s income says about women’s basketball.

International news:

Twenty players to watch at the World Cup.

The WNBL will be aired on ESPN this winter for the first time.

College news:

Dawn Staley has canceled South Carolina’s series with BYU after a racially-derogatory incident at the school last weekend, during a volleyball match.

UConn is ready to go on this season without Paige Bueckers……they want to “show the world what we can do.”

Bueckers will stay in school because that’s where the money is……she’ll earn more in college than as a pro.

On a quiet lake in Minnesota, Tara VanDerveer runs it back.