Saturday morning WNBA links: Sun struggles, Latta hired and Parker leading MVP race

2008 WNBA MVP Candace Parker. - USA TODAY Sports

The Sky and Mystics won despite neither having their game's high scorer and Candace Parker jumped from No. 4 to No. 1 in WNBA.com's "Race to the MVP."

  • Matthew Conyers of The Hartford Courant recaps the Sky's win over the Sun Friday night. Chicago has now won six of their last seven and looks like a team that could remain near the top of league for the duration of the season. Read more >>>
  • Sherron Shabazz of SLAM wrote about Connecticut's rough start in an article published before the game on Friday. The Sun are in last place in the East right now. Read more >>>
  • Anthony Oliva of WNBA.com wrote an article recently about reigning MVP Tina Charles, who had 29 points to lead all scorers in either of the two games played on Friday. Read more >>>
  • The Associated Press recaps the Mystics win over the Silver Stars. It was their first road victory since June 7 at Connecticut and they got it despite 22 points from San Antonio's Jia Perkins. Read more >>>
  • The Associated Press reports that Ivory Latta has been named as an assistant coach at her alma mater, North Carolina. Read more >>>
  • David Elfin, writing on CBS DC, pointed out that Crystal Langhorne is "Washington's Longest-Tenured Athlete" and wrote an interesting article about that on Wednesday. Read more >>>
  • Aman Ali of WNBA.com puts Candace Parker, many people's preseason MVP pick, in first place in the latest "Race to the MVP." Parker dropping 30 on Thursday night may have had something to do with that. Her teammate, Kristi Toliver, also got recognized, jumping from No. 14 to No. 7 after 25 points of her own in the same game. Read more >>>
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