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Diana Taurasi/Team USA/AP Photo

Diana Taurasi may be the team’s best player, but Bird is the team’s leader, their heartbeat. Her absence will be felt if she cannot play going forward. ...
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The U.S. closed out pool play with a commanding 105-62 win over China to remain undefeated as they enter the knockout round. All 11 who saw floor time scored as the U.S. spread out the scoring at a record-setting clip. They dished out 40 assists, a U.S. Olympic record, on 46 field goals. The Americans were able to share the ball with an astoundingly low number of turnovers, just four in the first half and 14 overall. Tiny Charles and Brittney Griner were the biggest recipients of the U.S. generosity, each scoring a game-high 18 points. Griner added 13 rebounds, three assists and a block. Diana Taurasi, who has proven once again to be one of the best women’s basketball players of all-time in the tournament, scored a six points, both on three-pointers, moving within six triples of tying the women’s Olympic record for most three-pointers in a single tournament. She previously set the mark for most threes by a U.S. women’s basketball player in the Olympics. As they head to the knockout round, Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tamika Catchings seem to be well on their way to a record-tying fourth Olympic gold medal. With the victory, the U.S. has won 46 straight games in Olympic play and move to 62-3 all-time in the Games. They’re last loss was in 1992. The win was the fourth time the U.S. has scored over 100 points in the tournament thus far. Elena Delle Donne did not play in the game after receiving an inadvertent elbow from a teammate during warmups. They finish the group phase as the top team in Group B and will play Japan, the fourth seed in Group A, on Tuesday at 10 am ET.

Diana Taurasi, who has proven once again to be one of the best women’s basketball players of all-time in the tournament, scored a six points, both on three-pointers, moving within six triples of tying the women’s Olympic record for most three-pointers in a single tournament. ...
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Maya Moore/Team USA

Holding the U.S. to 81, Canada snapped the American streak of three straight 100-point games – an Olympic first in the women's tournament. ...
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WNBA/Rio 2016

In scoring 110 points, the U.S. became the first women's team to break the century mark in three consecutive games. ...
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U.S. Women's Basketball Team/Rio

There are 11 WNBA teams represented on national team rosters. The Phoenix Mercury leads the way with six players. ...
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Breanna Stewart/U.S. Team

Taurasi hit three 3-pointers in the first few minutes and the Americans beat Senegal 121-56 on Sunday in their Olympic opener. ...
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Photo: John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports

Senator Patty Murray and Senator Dianne Feinstein sent a letter to the General Counsel of the U.S. Soccer Federation requesting information on pay disparities between the men’s and women’s U.S. National Soccer Teams. ...
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Breanna Stewart/WNBA

Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm has been named the WNBA Rookie of the Month presented by Samsung. ...
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2017 NBA All-Star Game

The National Basketball Association (NBA) Friday announced it will not be holding its 2017 All-Star Game in Charlotte, North Carolina. ...
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WNBAStars

In their final home game before the month-long Olympic break, the Seattle Storm earned a wire-to-wire, 83-69 win over the San Antonio Stars. ...
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