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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Feeling Minnesota

By Sarah Spain

WNBA: Out in Indianapolis, the Fever look to get back in the win column after their six-game win streak was snapped by the Sky on Sunday. It won't be easy for Tamika Catchings & Co., as they'll host one of the West's best, the Silver Stars (7 p.m.). ... The Dream pay a visit to Washington tonight, looking to hand the Mystics their fifth loss in six games. Atlanta has won six of its last eight to pull within percentage points of overtaking Chicago for the final playoff spot in the East (7 p.m.). ... Speaking of Chicago, the Sky will try to hold steady in the East with a win over the Sun tonight. Connecticut's 8-1 home mark is tied for the best in the league, while the Sky are just 2-8 on the road this season (7:30 p.m.).

The Storm and the Liberty boast the same record, but Seattle has been the better team head-to-head for quite some time, grabbing five straight victories over New York. The Liberty look to snap that skid with a win at home tonight (8 p.m.). ... The Lynx look for their franchise-best 10th straight win when they pay a visit to the Mercury, who have lost five of six since their midseason 10-1 run (10 p.m.). ... There's a battle of two struggling teams in L.A. tonight, as the Sparks try to snap their longest home losing skid in four seasons and the Shock look to put an end to their worst losing streak ever (10:30 p.m.).

Tennis: The women's half of the Rogers Cup continues in Toronto today. Ana Ivanovic will take on China's Shuai Zhang early this afternoon, while the must-see matches of the night pit Serena Williams against Alona Bondarenko and Kim Clijsters against Jie Zheng. ... The men are in Montreal and a handful of big-name contenders take the courts today. Early and late afternoon matches feature Andy Murray, Janko Tipsarevic, Richard Gasquet and Marcos Baghdatis. The big one tonight matches up the comedian, Novak Djokovic with Russia's Nikolay Davydenko.