• THIS CORRECTS THE SPELLING OF THE FIRST NAME TO TAMIKA, AND NOT TANIKA AS ORIGINALLY SENT -New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony speaks with Tamika Catchings of the WNBA Indiana Fever as they spent the U.S. Olympic basketball team's precious day off running a two-hour town hall meeting at a South Los Angeles youth center Monday, July 25, 2016. Anthony gathered basketball stars, community leaders and police officers to speak with teenagers and young adults about the importance of respect, communication and safety. (AP Photo/Greg Beacham)

    New WNBA format sets up playoff chase after Olympic break

    NEW YORK (AP) — The new WNBA playoff format involving the top eight teams will set up an exciting last few weeks of the season when the league returns from the monthlong Olympic break.