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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…

Video: Diana Taurasi on USA Basketball facing challenges from other teams

While many expect the United States to win their fifth straight gold medal in the women’s basketball competition during the London 2012 Summer Olympics, Diana Taurasi does not think that earning the honor will be easy. Today, USA Basketball practiced…

Dishin & Swishin 7/13/12 Podcast: Summer 2012 is a good time to be Becky Hammon!

Dishin & Swishin 7/13/12 Podcast: Summer 2012 is a good time to be Becky Hammon!

The last time she was a guest on Dishin & Swishin, Hammon was with fellow legends of Liberty days past: Teresa Weatherspoon, Rebecca Lobo, Vickie Johnson, Sue Wicks, and Kym Hampton. Today's Dishin & Swishin podcast is devoted solely to…

2012 Olympic Games women’s basketball field finalized

Photo courtesy USA Basketball From USA Basketball: The 2012 FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women concluded on July 1 in Ankara, Turkey, completing the 12-nation field for the XXIX Olympic Games women’s basketball competition. Earning the final five berths…

Canberra Capitals get new naming rights sponsor in $600K deal

Lauren Jackson, who will play for the Canberra Capital’s in 2012-2013, attended the team’s press conference to announce a $600,000 multi-year deal with The Tradies. The international basketball star is in Australia training with the national team for the 2012…

London 2012: Canadian women’s basketball team beats Japan to earn berth at Summer Games

London 2012: Canadian women’s basketball team beats Japan to earn berth at Summer Games

Canada defeats Japan on Canada Day to earn a berth into the 2012 London Olympics! Congrats ladies! #proud #wintheday twitter.com/CanBball/statu… — Canada Basketball (@CanBball) July 1, 2012 With a 71-63 victory over Japan in the fifth place classification game of…

Quarterfinal round set at FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women

Quarterfinal round set at FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Women

Update 6/30/2012 Results, Friday, June 29 Croatia 59, Canada 56 Czech Republic 53, Japan 47 Turkey 72, Argentina 58 France 80, Korea 63 Fifth place quarterfinal matchups for the last spot in the Olympic pool France vs. Argentina Japan vs. Korea 6/30…

Dishin & Swishin 4/12/12 Podcast: USA Basketball’s Carol Callan on the Olympics, Jeanette Pohlen remembers Draft Day 2011

Dishin & Swishin 4/12/12 Podcast: USA Basketball’s Carol Callan on the Olympics, Jeanette Pohlen remembers Draft Day 2011

So is anyone else going through withdrawal with no women's basketball games to watch on television? It is that unfortunate time in between the end of the college season and the beginning of the WNBA season, so what is there…

A Dishin & Swishin special: Carol Ross has a Sparks team to suit her style

A Dishin & Swishin special: Carol Ross has a Sparks team to suit her style

When I spoke to new Los Angeles Sparks coach Carol Ross on January 12, 2012, questions abounded. The Sparks' roster contained players like Ticha Penicheiro, Tina Thompson, Noelle Quinn, LaToya Pringle and Natasha Lacy. Just over two months later, I…

Dishin & Swishin December 15, 2011 Podcast: Nneka & Chiney Ogwumike & Ros Gold-Onwude…on hoops, the Pink Room, and their Nigerian heritage

Dishin & Swishin December 15, 2011 Podcast: Nneka & Chiney Ogwumike & Ros Gold-Onwude…on hoops, the Pink Room, and their Nigerian heritage

Dishin & Swishin December 15, 2011 Podcast: Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike plus Ros Gold-Onwude on hoops, the Pink Room, and their Nigerian heritage. We also talked about a great idea for Coach Tara to celebrate Nneka’s senior night.

Ros Casares fires head coach Natalia Hejkova, Maya Moore to join the team soon

Ros Casares fires head coach Natalia Hejkova, Maya Moore to join the team soon

Ros Casares (8-2) fired coach Natalia Hejkova Wednesday night. The Spanish team, a powerhouse in the EuroLeague, dismissed the coach after Ros Casares defeated Lotos Gydnia that evening 84-70. Roberto Iñiguez takes over as the new coach.

Israel Basketball Association cancels women’s season in reaction to strike

Female basketball players on teams in the Israel Basketball  Association will not grace the court this season. The  professional women’s basketball league canceled the season after the local player’s union called a strike due to a dispute about the number…

Report: Taurasi’s “B” sample is positive, teammates resist tests

According to the Associated Press, a Turkish television report says WNBA star Diana Taurasi’s “B” sample for a doping test is positive for the banned stimulant modafinil. Taurasi tested positive for the substance last month and the results of the…

USA women win 2010 FIBA World Championship, beat Czech Republic 89-69

Box Score The USA beat the Czech Republic, 89-69, in the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Women on Sunday. A full arena of over 7,000 fans including the country’s leaders, cheered on the home team. But the USA prevailed amidst…

USA to meet host team Czech Republic in final of Worlds

2010 FIBA World Championship for Women Gold Medal Game, Sunday, October 3, NBA TV 2 p.m. ET, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic USA Czech Republic Bronze Medal Game, Sunday, October 3, NBA TV 11 a.m. ET Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic Spain…

USA, Spain, Czech Republic and Belarus advance to FIBA World Championship semifinals

Spain edge France in OT Thriller (fiba.com) Czechs bounce defending Aussies from medal hunt (fiba.com) USA deliver early KO-rea (fiba.com) Belarus stun Russia to advance to last four (fiba.com)

2010 FIBA World Championship: The Unbeatens, USA vs. Australia

Today two of the remaining unbeaten teams in the 2010 FIBA World Championship meet. The United States takes on Australia at 2:15 p.m. EDT. The game will be televised on NBA TV and www.FIBATV.com. Preview from usabasketball.com: Australia secured Group…

USA Basketball announces 14 finalists for the 2010 World Championship Team

USA Basketball wrapped up two weeks of exhibition games and training by announcing finalists for the 2010 World Championship squad. The 2010 FIBA World Championship begins September 23 in the Czech Republic, and the U.S. must have its final 12-member…

Cheryl Miller and Natalia Zassoulskaya to be inducted into FIBA Hall of Fame

FIBA announced that women’s basketball legends Cheryl Miller and Natalia Zassoulskaya will be inducted into the International Basketball Federation’s Hall of Fame next month in Turkey during the men’s world championships. “The 2010 Class has stardom, character and countless merits…

Spartak Moscow EuroLeague champions again, Taurasi MVP again

With its star-studded cast led by Diana Taurasi, Spartak Moscow Region earned its fourth straight EuroLeague title over the weekend beating Spain’s Ros Casares 87-80. The Final Four featured big names on other teams like Cappie Pondexter, Candace Parker, DeLisha…

Sheryl Swoopes to play in Greece, replaces Wisdom-Hylton on Ravenna Esperides roster

Former Seattle Storm player Sheryl Swoopes joined the roster of the Greek team Ravenna Esperides Wednesday. The 38-year-old basketball legend agreed to replace an open spot left by the departure of Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton. Wisdom-Hylton, a forward for the Los Angeles…

Polish League All-Star Game foreign squad

The PLKK (Polska Liga Koszykówki Kobiet) All-Star Game takes place January 9, 2010 in Pruszków, Poland. Members of the Polish National Team and Polish All-Stars will face a squad of All-Stars who are foreigners: Samantha Richards (KSSSE AZS PWSZ Gorzów…

Spartak releases Lauren Jackson, star will suit up for Canberra

Lauren Jackson is close to signing a deal to play with the Canberra Capitals for the rest of the WNBL season.  Just last week, Capitals coach Carrie Graf and Jackson’s agent indicated that the WNBA star might stay in her…