Women's professional basketball is coming to town, though not to stay. Stars of the WNBA, many of them sporting gold medals that they picked up in Sydney, will compete on Oct. 25 at the Savvis Center as part of a four-city exhibition tour, but fans of women's basketball who follow the WNBA by way of its national broadcasts on NBC, ESPN and Lifetime should not get their hopes up that St. Louis is being scouted to host an expansion franchise. We would have to acquire an NBA team first. "Each of our teams is owned by an NBA team," explains league president Val Ackerman, "and uses an NBA team's front office for its operations. They share a lot of the same staff and facilities. We are able to benefit from a lot of relationships that way. It's been an... More >>>