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The Mercury win third WNBA ring in franchise history

The Phoenix Mercury were without Defensive Player of the Year Brittney Griner in the lineup, but Diana Taurasi made the trip to Chicago for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals. 721 more words


USA Basketball Wins FIBA World Championship

USA Basketball players with their trophy at the FIBA World Championship (AP Photo)

The 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship Team (6-0) rolled through the 2014 FIBA World Championship undefeated and claimed a second-straight gold medal at the event with a dominating 77-64 win over Spain (5-1) on Sunday night at Fenerbahce Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. 1,074 more words


Last day in Istanbul, but before I return home,

a litte US v. Spain recap via:

Yours truly and Lee: Women’s World Cup: USA sweeps to gold with 77-64 win over Spain 

The United States’ offense was at times elegant – as when Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury) bulleted a court-long past to Seimone Augustus for one of her game-high assists – and at times muscular, as when Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx) ended the first quarter with a crowd-pleasing drive to the basket.

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U.S. women's basketball wins World Championship, makes Olympics

The U.S. women’s basketball team clinched a berth in the 2016 Olympics, beating Spain 77-64 in the World Championships final in Istanbul on Sunday.

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So that was interesting...

and a little nerve-wracking.

Even with both teams missing important “bigs” (Cambage, Jackson, Fowles & Delle Donne) many thought the U.S. would cakewalk over the Australians.  566 more words


U.S. women's basketball beats Australia, into World Championships final

The U.S. women’s basketball team topped longtime rival Australia 82-70 on Saturday to make the World Championships gold-medal game in Istanbul on Sunday.

The U.S. will play Spain in the final Sunday at 2:15 p.m. 128 more words