Team USA kicks off World Cup with a win

World Cup news:

In their opening game today, the U.S. beat Belgium, 87-72, with big performances by Breanna Stewart and Alyssa Thomas.

The USA is ready to defend their gold medal.

Breaking down the college careers of all 12 on the roster.

Sabrina Ionescu on her “amazing” journey playing for FIBA.

How Brittney Griner’s absence affects Team USA……no one will wear her number at the competition.

Puerto Rico has their heart set on the island.

Mali is looking to seize their chance.

How patience lead Yvonne Anderson to become a Serbian stalwart.

Ready to sacrifice for Japan, Tokashiki Ramu returns to the global stage.

International news:

Tully Bevilaqua is taking basketball to new heights in New Zealand.

WNBA team news:

The Aces stand on their own in the city’s history of sport.

Las Vegas fans turned out en masse for yesterday’s parade.

The Sun concluded a rocky season with a finals loss.

Robert Sarver has begun the process of finding a buyer for the Mercury and Suns.

WNBA player news:

Dearica Hamby is pregnant with her second child.

WNBA coach news:

With Las Vegas, Becky Hammon finally won her title.

College player news:

Aquira DeCosta was kidnapped and forced into sex trafficking earlier this year, and is now making her comeback.

NCAA news:

The NCAA made changes to the rules for grad transfers.