The U.S. women didn't just come together quickly to put on a good show at the world championship. Over the past 11 days, they played some really breathtaking basketball en route to the gold medal.
Call it "Freaky Friday" at the FIBA World Championship. Two worlds powerhouses -- Russia and Australia -- were knocked out of contention and will leave the Czech Repubic without a medal.
Team USA finalized its 24-player pool for this fall's World Championship on Wednesday. That Crystal Langhorne won't even get to compete for a roster spot is an avoidable and glaring mistake.
In sports, how you respond to a big loss says as much about you as what kind of winner you are. And on Saturday, the American women responded with one of their best games.
Nigeria had no chance against the U.S. women Wednesday. But the Americans' 22 turnovers could become a concern.