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France fends off Korea 89-58 in FIBA World Cup first-day action

France fends off Korea 89-58 in FIBA World Cup first-day action

Streaming Schedule SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, SPAIN – Korea got off to a quick start, running up a 9-2 lead behind dead-eyed shooting from 5-11 forward Danbi Kim, who went four-for-five from the field in the first five minutes of…

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

#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 defeating France early Saturday afternoon, 70-63, in the Rio Games. “For Serbia to win a bronze medal at…

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

#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 reach its sixth straight Olympic gold medal game, it was not an easy road to victory. Playing…

#Rio2016 Semifinal Game Notes: France vs. USA

#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 USA and France have met nine times in the Olympics and FIBA World Championships, with the U.S. leading…

#Rio2016: Statistical breakdown of teams in the semifinals

#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 PT Barra Carioca Arena 1 Full list of Rio Olympic broadcasters || NBC Stations/Streams Total Points in…

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…

NBA TV to televise four USA Women’s National Team exhibition games prior to Rio

NBA TV will televise four women’s USA Basketball exhibition games beginning Friday, July 22, at 10 p.m. ET when the USA Women’s National Team takes on the USA Basketball Women’s Select Team. Vince Cellini (play-by-play) will be joined by four-time gold…

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…

USA Basketball players and coaches react to winning the gold medal in the 2012 Olympics

From USA Basketball Geno Auriemma (head coach, USA and University of Connecticut) On the game:  You know, you go into every game thinking that there’s going to be some things that you have to do, and if you do those things…

USA’s perfect run leads to history-making fifth gold, Parker leads in 86-50 win with 21 points

USA’s perfect run leads to history-making fifth gold, Parker leads in 86-50 win with 21 points

Photo Gallery || Box Score || Additional Quotes The U.S. capped a perfect run in the Olympics with an 86-50 win over France in the gold medal game Saturday. Both teams came into the game undefeated in the competition. The U.S. has not…

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…

Australia falls to France, 64-58, in pre-Olympic exhibition

The French national team took down Australia, 64-58, in an Olympic warm-up game in Lille, France Sunday. France earned the victory just a week after they lost to the Opals, 69-59, in the Standard Life Invitational Challenge in Sheffield, England.…

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.

France beats Russia to win European Women’s Basketball Championship

France overcame a fourth-quarter run by basketball powerhouse Russia to win the European Women’s Basketball Championship, 57-53, in Riga, Latvia. Center Sandrine Gruda had 12 points and seven rebounds for France. Emmeline Ndongue added 11 points. French basketball legend Cathy…