The U.S. women were far from perfect Monday. But with veteran guards Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen leading the way -- and Odyssey Sims and Skylar Diggins seemingly on deck -- Team USA is edging closer to being ready for the world championship.
With eight former players suiting up in the All-Star Game, Saturday belonged to the Big East. But it also served as a bittersweet reminder that the Big East as we knew it, the one that delivered pros and national champions, is a thing of the past.
How far can Seattle go if its All-Stars stay healthy? Do the Silver Stars have the league's most dynamic inside-outside combination? And is Temeka Johnson (not a certain center or rookie) the key to Los Angeles' success? Graham Hays examines the West.