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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…

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…

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…

Bench play was key in Game 2 for the Lynx, Dream look to rebound from series deficit

Game 1: Minnesota 88, Atlanta 74 Game 2: Minnesota 101, Atlanta 95 Game 3: Friday, Oct, 7, 8 p.m. ET, Atlanta, ESPN2/ESPN3.com Thursday was a travel day for the Minnesota Lynx and the Atlanta Dream as the two teams made…

Seimone Augustus propels her team to victory, works past fatigue to give Lynx 2-0 series lead

Box score MINNEAPOLIS – Even with starting center Erika de Souza back in the lineup, the Atlanta Dream did not have enough stamina and firepower down the stretch to overcome a tenacious Minnesota Lynx in Game 2 of the WNBA…

Atlanta Dream force game three in Eastern Conference finals series against the Indiana Fever

Even without starting center Erika de Souza the Atlanta Dream handily defeated the Indiana Fever 94-77 in game two of the WNBA Eastern Conference finals on Sunday afternoon. Playing on their home court, the Dream went with a smaller lineup,…