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Draw results for 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments to 2016 Summer Olympics

The official draws for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournaments for Men and Women to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games took place at the House of Basketball, FIBA’s Headquarters in Switzerland on Tuesday evening. Twelve…

Twenty-five athletes named as finalists for 2016 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team

Finalists for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team include: Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx) Sue Bird (Seattle Storm) Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever) Tina Charles (New York Liberty) Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky) Skylar Diggins (Dallas Wings) Stefanie…

WNBL: Melbourne Boomers ownership group puts team on the market

The ownership group of the WNBL’s Melbourne Boomers, the  Bulleen-Templestowe Basketball Club (BTBC), plans to sell the team’s franchise license before the 2016-17 WNBL season. “The Deakin Melbourne Boomers is now a large operation and…

Q&A with Candace Parker: The WNBA star on her offseason activities, the Sparks and more

Q&A with Candace Parker: The WNBA star on her offseason activities, the Sparks and more

Since December, fans of Candace Parker have had a chance to see the WNBA star and former Tennessee All-American on the screen as an analyst for Southeastern Conference games. In addition, after the 2015 WNBA…

A’ja Wilson named 2015 USA Basketball Female Athlete Of The Year

In recognition of her spectacular, MVP performance at the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship in Russia this past summer, A’ja Wilson (South Carolina/Hopkins, S.C.) today was named the 2015 USA Basketball Female Athlete of the…

Dishin & Swishin 10/08/15 Podcast: Taj McWilliams-Franklin transitions from WNBA legend to Division II head coach

Dishin & Swishin 10/08/15 Podcast: Taj McWilliams-Franklin transitions from WNBA legend to Division II head coach

[display_podcast] Click here to subscribe to the podcast with your feed reader or podcast app: j.mp/dishinpodcast. Available on iTunes, Player FM, Acast (iOS, Android) and Podcast Addict (Android). Taj McWilliams-Franklin has played basketball for twenty-five franchises, in twelve countries, over twenty-one…

Senegal clinches 11th AfroBasket Women title and qualifies for the 2016 Olympics

Senegal clinches 11th AfroBasket Women title and qualifies for the 2016 Olympics

Photo gallery From FIBA: Senegal outplayed Cameroon in Saturday’s Final to win AfroBasket Women 2015 and qualify for the 2016 Olympics. The Senegalese ended Cameroon’s unbeaten run in their capital city of Yaounde with a…

USA Women’s National Team to go on European exhibition tour

USA Basketball announced that 11 USA Women’s National Team athletes will participate in a training camp in Spain, and compete in four exhibition games in Spain, Italy and Czech Republic from Oct. 2-10, 2015. The…

Japan wins 2015 FIBA Asia Women’s Championship, returns to the Olympics for the first time since 2004

Japan wins 2015 FIBA Asia Women’s Championship, returns to the Olympics for the first time since 2004

Japan defeated China 85-50 to win the 2015 FIBA Asia Women’s Championship. The victory gives Japan and automatic bid to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. Seattle Storm center Ramu Tokashiki was named the tournament’s MVP…

Australian Opals headed to Rio after sweep of New Zealand in FIBA Oceania Championship

From Basketball Australia: Veterans Suzy Batkovic and Laura Hodges helped the Australian Opals to an 80-63 victory in Game 2 of the 2015 FIBA Oceania Championship and qualify Australia for the 2016 Rio Olympics. Eleven…

Canada is heading to Rio, defeats Cuba in final of FIBA Americas tournament

Canada is heading to Rio, defeats Cuba in final of FIBA Americas tournament

The Canadian national team punched their ticket for the Rio 2016 Olympics, winning the 2015 FIBA Americas Women’s Championship. Canada beat Cuba 82-66 in Edmonton, Alberta. Tournament All-Stars: Kia Nurse (Canada) Tamara Tatham (Canada) Clenia Noblet…

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…

Dream denied: After workout with Atlanta, Puerto Rican federation refuses to release Carla Cortijo to play in WNBA

Dream denied: After workout with Atlanta, Puerto Rican federation refuses to release Carla Cortijo to play in WNBA

Update: El Nuevo Día reported on August 10 that the federation decided not to prevent Cortijo for playing in the WNBA. The organization’s members unanimously voted to release her from her obligations with the national…

Dishin & Swishin 07/29/15 Podcast: With Big Syl, the pressure is on the Lynx, and Maya Moore would not have it any other way

Dishin & Swishin 07/29/15 Podcast: With Big Syl, the pressure is on the Lynx, and Maya Moore would not have it any other way

[display_podcast] What a week to be Maya Moore! First, she drops 30 points in the All-Star game including eight in a row to lead the West to victory, earning Most Valuable Player. Follow that with…

USA beats Russia for 78-70 victory and sixth-straight U19 gold medal

USA beats Russia for 78-70 victory and sixth-straight U19 gold medal

Notes || Quotes || USA Photo Gallery The United States earned its sixth consecutive FIBA U19 Women’s World Championship gold after successfully holding off host nation Russia 78-70 in Sunday’s final. South Carolina Gamecocks sophomore A’ja…

Australian Opals drop Liz Cambage from qualifiying tourney after star misses camp to attend a music festival

Australian Olympian Liz Cambage will not play in the upcoming FIBA Oceania Championships because the team dropped her after she chose to attend a music festival instead of showing up for camp on time. She…

Social media recap: Canada beats USA for Pan Am Games gold, 81-73

Social media recap: Canada beats USA for Pan Am Games gold, 81-73

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USA defeats Canada, 82-63, to capture gold at World University Games

USA defeats Canada, 82-63, to capture gold at World University Games

Additional Quotes Box Scores Photo Gallery: Gold Medal Game Photo Gallery: Medal Ceremony With a gold medal on the line, the USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team (6-0) took a three-point lead into the…

Pan Am Games begin, Natalie Achonwa and several college stars to participate

The Pan American Games begin this weekend with the women’s basketball preliminary round starting next Thursday, July 16. Indiana Fever rookie center Natalie Achonwa will represent her native Canada in the competition. She will leave…

Dishin & Swishin 6/04/15 Podcast: The roundtable looks at the 2015 WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 6/04/15 Podcast: The roundtable looks at the 2015 WNBA season

[display_podcast] Finally, the WNBA regular season has arrived! It begins Friday with a slate of five games so sign up for WNBA Live Access (still one of the best deals out there) to watch the…

Dishin & Swishin 5/28/15 Podcast: Brian Agler looks to create a new system in Los Angeles

Dishin & Swishin 5/28/15 Podcast: Brian Agler looks to create a new system in Los Angeles

[display_podcast] Last night the Los Angeles Sparks opened their 2015 WNBA schedule with a preseason victory over the Chicago Sky at Mohegan Sun Arena, 76-67. The game marked the Brian Agler’s debut as the Sparks’…

2015 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games team announced

The 12-member roster for the 2015 USA Basketball Women’s World University Games Team is set following three days of trials that featured 51 athletes at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jordin Canada (UCLA/Los…

2015 U.S. Pan American Games team announced

Following three days of trials that featured 51 athletes at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the 12-member roster for the 2015 U.S. Pan American Women’s Basketball Team today was announced…

2015 USA U19 World Championship team announced

USA Basketball announced the 2015 USA U19 World Championship team. The USA squad is on a quest to capture a sixth-consecutive gold medal at the U19 Worlds, will compete in the 2015 FIBA U19 World…

Dishin & Swishin 5/14/15 Podcast: Mechelle Voepel on the issues surrounding the WNBA season

Dishin & Swishin 5/14/15 Podcast: Mechelle Voepel on the issues surrounding the WNBA season

[display_podcast] A big part of what makes an enjoyable podcast is the feeling that you are just listening in on a conversation between two people shooting the breeze. That is what you get this week…