What happens when you step up

Today’s results:

The Liberty were lifted over the Mercury by Breanna Stewart’s 43 points.

The Lynx held off the Fever, 90-83, behind 32 points from Napheesa Collier.

The Aces rallied to beat the Wings, 89-82. It’s their ninth consecutive win.

The Dream handled the Sparks, 90-79.

WNBA team news:

A timeline of the Liberty’s itinerary through airports, on a recent three-game road trip to the West Coast.

WNBA player news:

Nneka Ogwumike’s career highs might be attributed to her lighter load.

Gabby Williams is happy to return, but rips the WNBA’s prioritization rule.

James Wade’s exit makes Kahleah Copper’s future in Chicago more uncertain.

College team news:

Will UConn move to a Power 5 conference?

What the Huskies are looking for in a new assistant coach.

College team news:

There is a lot of optimism around North Carolina.

College player news:

Caitlin Clark played in the John Deere Pro Am Classic today. Photos.

College coach news:

Brandon Schneider remains confident in Kansas.

How a longstanding friendship reunited assistant coach Tony Dukes with Sam Purcell at Mississippi State.