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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

The Big Ten officially announced plans to expand its basketball conference schedule today. Men will play 20 league games and women will play 18 starting next year. The additions will focus on creating more meetings between in-state and regional rivals.

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The WNBA title will be decided by tonight's Game 5 between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx. It's the third straight year with a decisive Game 5. The Lynx won in 2015, and the Sparks beat the Lynx in Game 5 last year. The Sparks and Lynx have identical point totals over their last 12 head-to-head meetings.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Halftime: Lynx 43, Sparks 31

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

LA mayor Eric Garcetti is here to watch the LA Sparks.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Candace Parker before Game 4 of the WNBA Finals.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The WNBA championship is in the house. The LA Sparks can win it tonight if they beat the Lynx.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Candace Parker and her daughter, Lailaa, celebrating the LA Sparks' win last night in the WNBA Finals.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

FINAL: Sparks 75, Lynx 64. The LA Sparks can win their second straight WNBA title on Sunday and fourth in franchise history.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

It's nervous time for Sparky at the WNBA Finals.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The LA Sparks take a 56-48 lead over the Minnesota Lynx into the fourth quarter in Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

This isn't a bad LA Sparks turnout for a 6 p.m. tipoff on a Friday.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Snoop Dogg just arrived at Staples Center for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Magic Johnson is courtside for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. Derek Fisher and Cynthia Cooper are here as well.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The LA Sparks exited the court prior to the singing of the National Anthem. The Minnesota Lynx stayed on the court.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

LA Sparks fans are ready to see their team go back to back in the WNBA Finals against Minnesota.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Candace Parker is ready for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Game 3 of the WNBA Finals is tipping off shortly at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. It will be on ESPN2.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The winning team tonight in the press conference room will be one win away from claiming the WNBA title on Sunday.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

The last time the LA Sparks won the WNBA championship they went back to back, can they do it again this year?

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Every seat in the lower bowl of Staples Center has this sign on it before Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.

Arash Markazi ESPN Senior Writer 

Game 3 of the WNBA Finals between the LA Sparks and Minnesota Lynx is tonight at Staples Center at 6 p.m. PST on ESPN2.

Mark Schlabach ESPN Senior Writer 

The NCAA has granted University of Houston officials a special waiver to begin distributing donated T-shirts and tennis shoes to people affected by Hurricane Harvey, including high school student-athletes. Cougars athletics director Hunter Yurachek told ESPN that NCAA executive vice president of regulatory affairs Oliver Luck sent him a text message on Saturday morning to notify him that the waiver had been granted.

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Minnesota's 59-point win over Indiana is the largest margin of victory in WNBA history. The previous record was 46 points when Seattle beat Tulsa in 2010.

Melissa Isaacson ESPN.com 

American Desi Linden, 2011 Boston Marathon champion, dumping water on her head in 71-degree weather as she leads the pack at Mile 8 in 44:48. A 13-woman pack sits behind her. "It's nervous and exciting," husband Ryan, a former competitive marathoner and now triathlete said of his wife on local telecast while waiting at the finish. "It's been a pleasure and an honor seeing her get so fit for today."

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If Markelle Fultz is drafted first overall in June, Washington would become the first school to produce the No. 1 pick in both the NBA and WNBA drafts in the same year.