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

#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, lost to Spain 7. Canada (3-3) Group B, lost to France 8. Japan (2-4) Group A,…

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

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 was over even before it began. Castro, who has played for several teams in the WNBA, signed as a…

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

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 – The U.S. continued its march towards the medal round of the Rio Games with yet another rout,…

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

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 recovered from rout on Monday against the United States to beat China Wednesday afternoon, 71-67. The…

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

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 Australian Opals became the first team to move to 3-0 after defeating France 89-71 on the…

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

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 USA followed up its record-breaking performance on Sunday against Senegal with another 100-point plus outing Monday…

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

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 –  With a record-setting performance, the USA began its quest for a sixth consecutive gold medal…

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

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 without starting point guard Céline Dumerc, France delivered a decisive victory over Turkey in the first…

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

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 (knockout…

Brazil’s national teams granted automatic places at 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament in Rio

Announcement from FIBA: Brazil’s women’s and men’s national teams will compete in the Olympic Basketball Tournament at the 2016 Rio Games after FIBA’s Central Board decided to grant them automatic places at its meeting in Tokyo on Sunday. The decision…

Dishin & Swishin 09/25/14 Podcast: A look at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women

Dishin & Swishin 09/25/14 Podcast: A look at the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women

[display_podcast] After a brief hiatus coinciding with the end of the WNBA season, our favorite players lace up again starting this weekend. This time, however, in additional to playing for a title, they are walking on the court with medals…

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 8/15/12 Podcast: A Roundtable recap of the Olympics and preview of the returning WNBA season

[display_podcast] I’m so psyched for the return of the WNBA this week that we are not even going to wait until Thursday for this week’s Dishin & Swishin podcast! The roundtable is back this week! ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel, Washington Mystics…

2012 Olympics: Women’s basketball statistical leaders

Statistical leaders after three games of the preliminary round of women’s basketball in the 2012 London Olympics. Games resume Friday. [Full schedule] Scoring | Rebounding | Assists Updated: Saturday, August 4, 2012 Points Group A Rank Team Games Played Points…

2012 Olympics: Women’s basketball, day one recap and results

2012 Olympics: Women’s basketball, day one recap and results

China started the day on a 15-4 run against the Czech Republic and won their first game of the Games, 66-57. The Czechs tried to get back into the match and at the end of the first quarter were only…

Brazil kicks Iziane Castro Marques off the squad for violating team rule

The Brazilian national team removed Iziane Castro Marques from the squad for a violation of team rules according to the website of the country’s basketball federation. Castro Marques, who was a member of the WNBA Atlanta Dream for the past…

Dishin & Swishin 7/19/12 Podcast: AP’s Doug Feinberg breaks down women’s basketball at the 2012 London Olympics

Dishin & Swishin 7/19/12 Podcast: AP’s Doug Feinberg breaks down women’s basketball at the 2012 London Olympics

Doug Feinberg has been the Associated Press’s lead writer for women's basketball coverage for several years. He has been to Final Fours and WNBA Finals, and seemingly every other high-profile event, including the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Photo gallery: Brazil vs. USA, Monday, July 16, 2012

Photo gallery: Brazil vs. USA, Monday, July 16, 2012

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Brazil’s de Souza, Castro Marques and newcomer Dantas set to face the USA in Washington, D.C.

Brazil’s de Souza, Castro Marques and newcomer Dantas set to face the USA in Washington, D.C.

Brazil qualified for the Olympics by winning the 2011 FIBA Americas Championship in Colombia last fall. They beat Argentina 74-33. Starting center Erike de Souza of the Atlanta Dream led them in the final game with 13 points and 16…