Team USA set for next leg of Olympic journey

Our women are headed to Istanbul as a tune up for the Games, which start in exactly a week.

The “women to the back of the plane” scandal deepens, as Japan had their female athletes fly in economy and men in first-class too, like the Australians.

The US women, who are expected to win gold, are still fighting for respect.

The leader of Canada’s Olympic squad appears to be Courtnay Pilypaitis.

Pro news:

Great Britain captain Jo Leedham will give the WNBA a go next summer.

Remember Cheryl Ford? No, she’s not retired – she’s rehabbing.

Remember Debbie Black? She’ll be inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame.

NCAA items:

Former basketball standout Jackie Stiles has been named an assistant at Loyola Marymount University.

Cincinnati Coach Jamelle Elliott’s contract has been extended through 2018.