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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…

The U.S. outlasts Croatia in preliminary round of the 2012 London Games

From USA Basketball: A 16-0 run in the fourth quarter helped the 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team (1-0) erase its shooting woes and finally put away Croatia (0-1) for an 81-56 win in its first game of the 2012…

Russian national team member Becky Hammon checks in from London, talks about Olympic prep, the toughest foes and more

Russian national team member Becky Hammon checks in from London, talks about Olympic prep, the toughest foes and more

After helping the San Antonio Silver Stars win a franchise-record ninth straight game on July 13, South Dakota native Becky Hammon hopped a plane to Europe to begin training for the Olympics with the Russian national team. The 35 year-old…

USA Basketball women’s team meets the press in London

The U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team arrived in London on July 24. The next day they trained and met the press. They begin competing on July 28 against Croatia. Press conference transcript: Geno Auriemma (head coach, USA and University of Connecticut)…

Lauren Jackson named flag bearer of the Australian Olympic team for the 2012 London Games

Australia’s Olympic team’s chef de mission Nick Green named three-time Olympian and two-time WNBA champion Lauren Jackson as the country’s flag bearer for the 2012 London Olympics. Jackson, 31, debuted with the Australian national team, the Opals, when she was 17. The…

Mariel Zagunis selected as U.S. flag bearer for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Mariel Zagunis selected as U.S. flag bearer for the 2012 Summer Olympics

Members of Team USA selected fencer Mariel Zagunis to carry the flag for the U.S. during Friday’s opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The former Notre Dame fencing All-American, national champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist will lead the…

From 1976 to 2012: A brief look at women’s basketball at the Olympics

Smith College physical education director Senda Berenson taught basketball to students in the winter of 1892. The college held its first women’s college basketball championship game on March 22, 1893 and 84 years later females competed in the sport in…

After exhibition games, the U.S. women’s basketball team sees improvement during practices

After exhibition games, the U.S. women’s basketball team sees improvement during practices

After winning all five games on its exhibition schedule leading up to the 2012 Summer Olympics, the U.S. women’s basketball team is in the midst of practices before arriving in London on Thursday, July 26. While many teams such as…

USA Basketball cumulative statistics for 2012 pre-Olympic exhibition games

USA Basketball cumulative statistics for 2012 pre-Olympic exhibition games

Exhibition Games/Results May 12, 2012 – China – 100-62 July 16, 2012 – Brazil – 99-67 July 18, 2012  – Great Britain – 88-63 July 21, 2012 – Croatia – 109-55 July 22, 2012 – Turkey – 80-61 Top Scorers…

The U.S. survives Turkey, 80-61, in last exhibition before the London Games

The U.S. survives Turkey, 80-61, in last exhibition before the London Games

USA Basketball’s Women’s National Team  faced a tough opponent in Turkey Sunday during an exhibition game in Istanbul. While the U.S. emerged victorious with an 80-61 win, it was a battle from the tip. Turkey started the game on a 6-0…

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.…

2012 London Olympics – Women’s Basketball

2012 London Olympics – Women’s Basketball

Games begin on July 28 and end on August 11. All preliminary and quarterfinal games will be held at the Basketball Arena. The semifinal and final games will be held at the North Greenwich Arena (also known as the O2…

USA Basketball faces Turkey and the familiar face of Quanitra Hollingsworth in last exhibition before Olympics

USA Basketball faces Turkey and the familiar face of Quanitra Hollingsworth in last exhibition before Olympics

The United States faces Turkey today in Istanbul in their last warm-up exhibition match before heading to England for the 2012 London Olympics. The Turkish squad features several players who are teammates of U.S. players during the WNBA offseason on…

USA throttles Croatia, 109-55, in exhibition

Additional Quotes | Photo Gallery With Sue Bird back in the lineup, the USA beat Croatia 109-55 in an exhibition game in Istanbul, Turkey on Saturday. Led by Sylvia Fowles, who scored 15 points and pulled down five rebounds, the…

Australia routs China in Olympic warm-up, 84-53

Four teams are in Lille, France competing in a pre-Olympic exhibition tournament: Australia, Brazil, China and France. Today the Australians defeated China 84-53. Tomorrow they face France in their last game of the warm-up tournament before heading to London and…

USA Basketball faces Croatia today in an exhibition in Istanbul

Exhibition: USA vs. Croatia, July 21, 11 am EDT, Istanbul, Turkey Live Stream on SkyTurk360.com Live Stats The USA will get a taste of what their first game of the 2012 Olympics will be like when they face Croatia in…

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…

Team USA’s thoughts before heading to Turkey for two more warm-up games before the Olympics

Practice Photo Gallery After beating Great Britain Wednesday in their second exhibition win in the past week and the team’s third overall exhibition victory since being finalized as a 12-member squad this past April, the 2012 USA Basketball Women’s National…

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.

Maya Moore leads USA past Great Britain in Manchester exhibition

Maya Moore leads USA past Great Britain in Manchester exhibition

Quotes | Box score | Photo Gallery The USA continued its dominance against teams during pre-Olympic exhibition games beating Great Britain 88-63 in Manchester, England on Wednesday. While the Brits came out strong and built an 11-point lead early in…

2012 Olympic tune-up: USA vs. Great Britain features international connections from Oregon State to Florida to Australia

2012 Olympic tune-up: USA vs. Great Britain features international connections from Oregon State to Florida to Australia

USA vs. Great Britain, ESPN2/ESPN3, 2:00 p.m. ET  Just two days after routing Brazil, 99-67, the USA’s senior national women’s team is in Manchester, England to face Great Britain in an exhibition game. Australian Tom Maher, a former Olympic coach…

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

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

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Brazil no match for USA in exhibition, suffers 99-67 rout

Brazil no match for USA in exhibition, suffers 99-67 rout

President Barack Obama met with team after the game. Video: WNBA Photo gallery | Quotes | Video In the first game of a doubleheader with the women’s and men’s national teams of the USA and Brazil, the Americans routed their…

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan scrimmaged with the USA women at practice on July 15, 2012

Had a great time scrimmaging against our US Olympic women’s bball team.All teams can learn from their work ethic. twitter.com/arneduncan/sta… — Arne Duncan (@arneduncan) July 15, 2012 From USA Basketball: U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan What was it like…

USA Basketball Women’s National Team ready to face Brazil

Photo gallery: USA Basketball Practice, Sunday, July 15, 2012 at American University Video: Diana Taurasi on USA Basketball facing challenges from other teams Video: Candace Parker dunking during USA Basketball practice, July 14, 2012 The USA faces Brazil in an…