Storylines aflame, big game day on tap

Today’s result:

A young Indiana Fever got a rude awakening in their season opener, falling 82-64 to the Chicago Sky.

Allie Quigley had 19 points the Chicago and rookie Diamond DeShields, 18, and eight rebounds.

Tomorrow’s “WNBA all day” previews:

The Sun begin their 16th season with great expectations.

Connecticut is ready to get going, with Jonquel Jones right in the middle of it.

Expectations are higher for the Sun after their playoff berth last year.

The Mystics begin the season at home against the Fever.

The Wings open home play in a cloud after Glory Johnson was injured in Friday’s game.

The Sparks will be without Candace Parker as they open against Minnesota.

The Mercury visit the Storm in a match up of title hopefuls.

Phoenix is on the road for the first of two consecutive games against Seattle.

The Storm focuses on defense as they ready to open their season under new coach Dan Hughes.

The grind:

Overseas duty means there’s no break for female pro ballers.

WNBA team news:

The Liberty, in transition, are making a new home in the suburbs.

The Sky and Fever have taken steps to improve.

As the season opens, Chicago will lean on its depth.

Eighteen questions for the Aces’ first season in Las Vegas.

Overseas obligations raise concerns for the Sparks.

How do the Lynx compare to other dynasties?

WNBA player news:

Jonquel Jones is back with the Sun, and already wowing them.

Jones and Chiney Ogwumike are back to lead a talented squad.

Indiana’s makeover is starting with Kelsey Mitchell.

DeWanna Bonner shines, shows versatility in triumphant return to Mercury lineup.

The Aces have signed Lindsay Allen.

WNBA coach news:

Expect a no-nonsense approach from New York coach Katie Smith.

Bill Laimbeer begins his quest to build the Aces into champions.