WNBA back in action after Olympic break, top teams slip up

NEW YORK (AP) The WNBA is back in full swing after the monthlong Olympic break and if the opening weekend was any indication, it's going to be an exciting final few weeks.

Los Angeles looked to be the team in the best position to maintain its momentum and continuity coming out of the break with only one Olympian on the roster. Yet the Sparks have struggled, dropping their first two games. They fell out of first in The Associated Press WNBA power poll for the first time since Week 6.

Minnesota moved into the top spot, but also suffered a loss falling to Connecticut.