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

#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 medal Saturday afternoon beating Spain 101-72 in the Rio Games. The U.S. finished the competition undefeated at…

#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 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 Spain for the second time in the Rio Games. The top two teams in Group B met back…

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

#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 play for an Olympic medal for the first time ever. A great deal has changed since what some may…

#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…

#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,…

#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 MRI on Aug. 17, which showed a knee capsule sprain. She is listed as day-to-day. “Obviously I felt…

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

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, with 1:30 to go before halftime, the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (6-0) outscored Japan (3-3) 62-18…

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

#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 are the only teams to advance undefeated at 5-0. The Aussies face Serbia (2-3) while the U.S. takes…

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…

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

Excited for opp to cover USA Men's Basketball sidelines for NBC at Olympics! Will give my all to represent for Craig Sager. #SagerStrong — Ros Gold-Onwude (@ROSGO21) August 1, 2016 NBC announced that Ros Gold-Onwude will handle sideline reporting for…

Team USA’s Olympic opening ceremony uniforms revealed for Rio Games

Team USA’s Olympic opening ceremony uniforms revealed for Rio Games

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Ralph Lauren Corporation unveiled the opening ceremony parade uniforms for Team USA and the outfit for the nation’s flag bearer today. The event takes place Aug. 5 at Maracanã Stadium in Rio de…

USA fends off feisty Select Team, 88-84

In their first real test before the Summer Olympics next month in Rio, the U.S. women’s basketball team fought off a feisty squad of young stars and future Olympians Monday night in Los Angeles, 88-84. USA head coach Geno Auriemma…

United States Olympic Committee announces 555-member 2016 U.S. Olympic Team

The United States Olympic Committee announced the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team that will compete at the upcoming Rio Olympic Games during a press conference at Venice Beach in Los Angeles yesterday. The 555-member roster includes 292 women and 263 men. This year’s competition…

Quotes: 2016 USA Women’s National Team on practicing together for the first time

Saturday, June 23, 2016 Practice Quotes Sunday, June 24, 2016 Practice Quotes Photos: Tamika Catchings Takes Part In Official 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Announcement July 23 in Venice, California This weekend the 2016 USA Women’s National Team kicked off its quest for…

Basketball Canada announces 2016 women’s national team for Rio Olympic Games

The Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canada Basketball named the twelve athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in women’s basketball at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. The team includes seven athletes who competed at the London…