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USA Basketball Team Selection Committees Picked for 2017-20

USA Basketball announced that the committees which will select coaches and athletes for various USA Basketball teams for the 2017-2020 period are now in place. The ...

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Mercury’s Sandy Brondello named head coach of Australian women’s national team

Basketball Australia appointed Phoenix Mercury head coach Sandy Brondello to lead the Australian Opals. As a former Opal, Brondello won three straight Olympic ...

Dawn Staley named head coach of the USA Basketball Women’s National Team through 2020

Press conference video || Reactions from Staley's former coach and teammates USA Basketball announced South Carolina head coach Dawn Staley as the new ...

#Rio2016: USA wins sixth straight gold, beats Spain 101-72

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Quotes || Seimone Augustus Video ||  Medal Presenters The USA won its sixth straight Olympic women's basketball gold ...
August 20, 2016 (Rio de Janeior) - Serbia after winning the bronze medal vs. France. Photo: FIBA.

#Rio2016: Serbia beats France 70-63 to win bronze

Quotes RIO DE JANEIRO - In their first-ever Olympic games, the Serbian women’s national team came away with the bronze medal after ...

#Rio2016 Gold medal game notes: USA vs. Spain by the numbers

Gold Medal Game, 2:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT In order to win the gold medal, the USA will have to go through ...

#Rio2016: U.S. overcomes feisty French squad 86-67 to reach sixth-straight gold medal game

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Quotes RIO DE JANEIRO - Even though the U.S. defeated France by a hefty margin, 86-67, to ...

#Rio2016: Spain reaches medal round for first time, women’s basketball heydays are back for the Spaniards

RIO DE JANEIRO - With a 68-54 win over Serbia in the semifinals of the Rio Games, Spain is set to ...
August 14, 2016. Sue Bird. Photo: FIBA.

#Rio2016 Semifinal Game Notes: France vs. USA

France (4-2) vs. USA (6-0), 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m PT, Barra Carioca Arena 1 Full list of Rio Olympic broadcasters || NBC Stations/Streams The ...

#Rio2016: Statistical breakdown of teams in the semifinals

Semifinals Spain (5-1) vs. Serbia (3-3), 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT Barra Carioca Arena 1 France (4-2) vs. USA (6-0), 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m ...
August 9, 2016. Penny Taylor. Photo: FIBA.

#Rio2016: Rankings, Notes and Statistics of Teams Ousted Before the Semifinals

Final Standings of Teams Ousted Before the Semifinals1 Ousted In Quarterfinals 5. Australia (5-1) Group A, lost to Serbia 6. Turkey (3-3) Group A, ...

#Rio2016: Sue Bird injury update

From USA Basketball: USA guard Sue Bird injured her right knee during the USA’s Aug. 16 game against Japan. She underwent an ...

U.S. Sets Another Record In 110-64 Quarterfinal Win Over Japan

Box Score Additional Quotes Photo Gallery Recap from USA Basketball: RIO DE JANEIRO (Aug. 16, 2016) - Leading by just two points, 48-46, ...
August 14, 2016. Sue Bird. Photo: FIBA.

#Rio2016: USA practice quotes before quarterfinals begin, game vs. Japan on tap

Full Schedule and Group Standings Teams that advanced to the quarterfinals of the Rio Games begin play Tuesday. The U.S. and Australia ...

Brazil’s captain, Iziane Castro Marques, set to retire after team’s final contest in Rio Games

RIO DE JANEIRO - In the summer of 2012, the Olympic journey of fiery Brazilian shooting guard Iziane (“Izi”) Castro Marques ...
August 12, 2016 - USA vs. Canada. Photo: FIBA.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Group Phase Day 7 Notes: USA moves to 4-0, Canada suffers first loss

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Box score || USA Quotes || Canada Quotes ||  Full Schedule and Group Standings RIO DE JANEIRO ...

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Group Phase Day 5 Notes: USA and Canada move to 3-0 ahead of Friday matchup, Spain holds off China

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Full Schedule and Group Standings Group B – Spain 89, China 68 Box Score RIO DE JANEIRO - Spain ...

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Group Phase Day 4 Notes: Penny Taylor leads Australia as Opals stay undefeated

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Full Schedule and Group Standings Group A – Australia 89, France 71 Box Score RIO DE JANEIRO - The ...

Bus shooting in Rio: First-hand account from Hoopfeed correspondent Lee Michaelson

Bus in Rio shot at carrying journalists RIO DE JANEIRO -- An Olympic media transport bus came under gunfire on Tuesday ...

Bus in Rio shot at carrying journalists coming from women’s basketball competition

A media bus carrying journalists on the way back from the last Rio Games women's basketball game of the day was ...
August 7, 2016. Diana Taurasi, USA vs. Senegal. Photo: FIBA.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Group Phase Day 3 Notes: USA hits 100 again

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Full Schedule and Group Standings USA 103, Spain 63 || Game Quotes || Photo Gallery RIO DE JANEIRO - The ...
August 7, 2016. Diana Taurasi, USA vs. Senegal. Photo: FIBA.

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Group Phase Day 2 Notes: USA sets records; Spain, Australia and France fight for wins

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Full Schedule and Group Standings USA 121, Senegal 56 || Game Quotes || Photo Gallery RIO DE JANEIRO ...

2016 Rio Olympic Games: Group Phase Day 1 Notes: France, Canada, Australia, Japan open with wins

By Cheryl Coward and Lee Michaelson Full Schedule and Group Standings || Saturday's Top Performers France 55, Turkey 39 RIO DE JANEIRO - Even ...

2016 Rio Olympic Games Women’s Basketball Competition Groups and Schedule

Groups Group A W-L Australia2 5-1 France 4-2 Turkey2 3-3 Japan2 3-3 Belarus1 1-4 Brazil1 0-5 Group B W-L USA 6-0 Spain 5-1 Canada2 3-3 Serbia 3-3 China1 1-4 Senegal1 0-5 Expanded Group Standings 1Failed to qualify for quarterfinals ...

Rio Games: NBC moves Ros Gold-Onwude to men’s team coverage, Kerith Burke takes over sideline reporting for women’s team

https://twitter.com/ROSGO21/status/760169404126683141 NBC announced that Ros Gold-Onwude will handle sideline reporting for Team USA men’s basketball games during the Rio Games. Previously, Craig ...

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USA Basketball Team Selection Committees Picked for 2017-20

USA Basketball announced that the committees which will select coaches and athletes for various USA Basketball teams for the 2017-2020 period ... [+]

Mark Trakh returns to USC as head coach

Forty-nine days after Cynthia Cooper-Dyke resigned, Southern California hired Mark Trakh to take over the women’s basketball program. This will be ... [+]

South Carolina: Dawn Staley receives contract extension

After coaching South Carolina to its first national championship, Dawn Staley received a four-year contract extension through 2024-25. “This contract renewal is ... [+]

Tennessee: Guard Alexa Middleton to transfer

From Tennessee: Tennessee head women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick announced Friday that rising senior Alexa Middleton has left the Lady Vol program. Middleton, ... [+]

After sitting out 2016, Brazilian forward Damiris Dantas returns to Atlanta Dream

From the Dream: After sitting out the 2016 WNBA season to participate in the Rio Olympics for Team Brazil, forward Damiris Dantas ... [+]

NCAA announces DI championship regional sites for 2019 and 2020

From the NCAA: The NCAA has awarded Division I Women’s Basketball Championship hosting duties to seven cities for regional play in ... [+]

WNBA and National Basketball Referees Association approve two-year collective bargaining agreement

Statement from the WNBA: The WNBA announced today that the league has entered its first collective bargaining agreement with the National Basketball ... [+]

Dallas Wings center Ruth Hamblin will miss 2017 WNBA season to compete for Canadian National Team roster spot

Dallas Wings center Ruth Hamblin will miss the 2017 WNBA season in order to train with and compete for a roster ... [+]

Chicago Sky acquire Keisha Hampton in exchange for 2nd round draft pick Chantel Osahor

The day after the 2017 WNBA Draft, the Chicago Sky acquired forward Keisha Hampton from the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for ... [+]

Maryland and South Carolina to begin two-year, home-and-home series in 2017-18

Maryland and current national champions South Carolina will begin a two-year, home-and-home series during the upcoming 2017-18 season. Maryland will host South ... [+]

Video: Parade and pep rally for South Carolina to celebrate the national championship

South Carolina enjoyed a parade and pep rally on the of the State House in Columbia Sunday as fans lined streets ... [+]

Parade Day: South Carolina governor Henry McMaster declares April 9 to be Gamecock Women’s Basketball Day

Watch the Parade (WISTV) South Carolina's governor Henry McMaster declared Sunday, April 9, 2017 to be Gamecock Women’s Basketball Day in South ... [+]

Three-year high ratings for 2017 NCAA Women’s National Championship

ESPN announced that ratings for the  2017 NCAA Women’s National Championship reached a three-year high with an average total live audience ... [+]

Bobbie Kelsey hired as Los Angeles Sparks assistant coach

The Los Angeles Sparks hired former Wisconsin head coach, Bobbie Kelsey, as an assistant coach. “We are excited to add Bobbie to ... [+]

Four Rutgers players to transfer

Announced today by Rutgers: Four Rutgers players - junior guard Shrita Parker, junior forward Kandiss Barber, redshirt sophomore guard Ashli Jeune and ... [+]

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