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USA, Australia, France and Russia advance to Semifinals in London - Aug 8, 2012

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Australia - China 75-60
Australia handed 75-60 loss to China and advanced to the Semifinals of 2012 Olympic Games in London. There, Australia will meet defending champion USA. Lauren Jackson (196-F/C-81), who finished with 12 points, hit a jumper with 3:46 remaining in the game that gave her 536 points - one more than former Brazil star Janeth Arcain. The four-time Olympian's record-breaking basket gave Australia a comfortable 13-point lead. Cambage Elizabeth (203-C-91) scored 17 points for the Australians and Suzy Batkovic-Brown (195-C-80) added 10 points, plus 9 rebounds. Australia and the United States have met in three straight Olympic finals, with the Americans winning the gold each time. Australia failed to win its group and will now have to play the favored Americans one round earlier. The teams met in the semifinals at the 1996 Atlanta Games, where the U.S. won the first its four consecutive gold medals. Ma Zengyu (183-F-84) led China with 15 points. Miao LiJie (178-F-81) scored 13 points and Chen Xiaoli (193-F-82) stopped to 9 pts. Quarters: 22-16, 13-20, 20-16, 20-8. Semifinals are scheduled for Thursday.

USA - Canada 91-48
USA advanced to the Semifinals of 2012 Olympic Games in London. The Americans turned up the defensive pressure to beat Canada with huge 91-48. Diana Taurasi (183-SG-82, college: Connecticut) led the winners with 15 points and Candace Parker (193-C-86, college: Tennessee) added 12 points, plus 7 rebounds. Sylvia Fowles (198-C-85, college: LSU) also scored 12 points in this meeting. At the other side, Kimberley Smith (186-F-84, college: Utah) responded with 13 points and 6 rebounds in defeat. Chelsea Aubry (188-F-84, college: Nebraska) was their second scorer with 10 pts and Courtnay Pilypaitis (184-G-88, college: Vermont) stopped to 6. USA took control on its rival from he beginning and never looked back. Quarters: 19-8, 23-13, 26-10, 23-17. The Americans held Canada to the fewest points the U.S. has given up in an Olympic quarterfinals since beating Slovakia 58-43 in 2000. The U.S. hasn't lost to Canada since playing in the 1975 world championship tournament. Also, the victory was the 39th straight for the Americans in Olympic play and came 20 years to the day after the win that started the streak - a 88-74 victory over Cuba for the bronze medal in the 1992 Barcelona Games. Semifinals are scheduled for Thursday.

Turkey - Russia 63-66
Russia eliminated Turkey today in the Olympic Games Quarterfinals. This is the third straight Olympics Semis for Russia. The Russians have had to settle for the bronze medal in 2004 and 2008 - falling to the U.S. each time. After finishing third in their pool, the Russians avoided a potential matchup with the Americans until the gold medal game - if both teams advance. Becky Hammon (175-PG-77, agency: Josep and Nicolas, college: Colorado St.) stepped up for Russia with 19 points and 5 assists. Anna Petrakova (189-PF-84) (7 rebs), Eugeniya Belyakova (182-SF-86) (5 rebs) and Natalia Vieru helped with 10 points each. In the loosing squad, Nevriye Yilmaz (194-C-80) was better than the others with 22 points and 5 rebounds. Birsel Vardarli (6 as) and Quanitra Hollingsworth (196-C-88, college: VCU) netted 12 points each. With the game tied at 62, Becky Hammon got the ball and drove down the lane, scoring with 13 seconds left and drawing the foul. Hammon missed the free throw and Quanitra Hollingsworth got the rebound. Hollingsworth, who became a naturalized Turkish citizen in May, was fouled and made one of two free throws to make it a 1-point game. The Russians couldn't put the game away, hitting only two of its four free throws in the final 12 seconds giving Turkey one last chance, but Birsel Vardarli's 3-pointer from the wing bounced off the rim. Quarters: 16-23, 12-11, 23-17, 12-15. Russia will meet France or Czech Republic in the Semifinals. Both Semifinals games will be played on Thursday. The other pair is USA - Australia.

France - Czech Republic 71-68
Celine Dumerc (169-G-82) scored 23 points and Endene Miyem scored four points down the stretch to send France to the semifinals of the women's Olympic basketball tournament with a 71-68 win over the Czech Republic on Tuesday. Dumerc hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 65 seconds left to make it 67-65, Miyem grabbed an offensive rebound and scored inside to make it 69-65 with 29 seconds remaining, then sank two free throws to seal the win. France reached its first Olympic women's semifinal after overcoming a 13-point deficit. The French have continued to find ways to win and are 6-0 in the tournament. They beat Australia and Britain in overtime and they topped Canada by just four points in pool play. Eva Viteckova (190-F-82) scored 13 of her 17 points in the third quarter, when the Czech Republic led by 13. But Dumerc led the French comeback for a semifinal matchup against Russia on Thursday. Courtesy of

USA Basketball leaves Candace Parker off Rio Games final roster - Apr 26, 2016

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Parker Candace(193-C-86, college: Tennessee) is not on the roster for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro according to a report by ESPN. Widely considered as one of the top players in the world, the 30-year-old forward received word from USA Basketball last week that she was not going to be on the list of 12 players selected for the final roster. In the past few months Parker promoted Team USA and the Rio Games via her social media accounts. In addition,...   [read more]
Draw result in for Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournament - Mar 11, 2016

The Official Draws of the Rio 2016 Olympic Basketball Tournaments for Men and Women took place at the House of Basketball on Friday afternoon. 2016 Rio Women's Olympic Basketball Tournament (6-20 August) Group A: 1. WOQT 5; 2. Japan; 3. Brazil; 4. Australia; 5. WOQT 3; 6. WOQT 1. Group B: 1. Canada; 2. WOQT 4; 3. USA; 4. Senegal; 5. Serbia; 6. WOQT 2. Teams designated as WOQT 1, WOQT 2, WOQT 3, WOQT 4 and WOQT 5 will be those qualifying through the 2016 FIBA Women's Olympic Qualifying...   [read more]
Olympic Qualifying Event Draw Results - Jan 26, 2016

The official draw of the 2016 Olympic Games Qualifying Tournament took place in Switzerland today. Twelve teams have been drawn into four pools with three teams in each. The teams will then play quarterfinal stage to figure out the four teams that qualify directly to the tournament. The rest of the teams will play the classification phase to figure out the fifth team to join the Olympic tournament. The draw results are as follows: Group A: Cuba, New Zealand, France Group B: Cameroon, T...   [read more]

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Qualifications for Olympic Games
Group A
 1. Cuba 0-0 
 2. France 0-0 
 3. N.Zealand 0-0 
Group B
 1. Argentina 0-0 
 2. Cameroon 0-0 
 3. Turkey 0-0 
Group C
 1. Belarus 0-0 
 2. S.Korea 0-0 
 3. Nigeria 0-0 
Group D
 1. China 0-0 
 2. Spain 0-0 
 3. Venezuela 0-0 
Points Per Game
 1 De Souza, BRA16.2 
 2 Leedham, ENG16.2 
 3 Jackson, AUS15.9 
 4 Chen, CHN15.7 
 5 Stafford, ENG15.2 
 6 Viteckova, CZE15.2 
 7 Dumerc, FRA14.3 
 8 Mandir, CRO14 
 9 Smith, CAN13.8 
 10 Cambage, AUS13.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 1 Dos Santos, BRA
 2 De Souza, BRA8.8 
 3 Jackson, AUS7.9 
 4 Parker, USA7.8 
 5 Charles, USA7.3 
 6 Yilmaz, TUR7.2 
 7 Manuel, ANG7.2 
 8 Osipova, RUS6.8 
 9 Horakova, CZE6.8 
 10 Chen, CHN6.7 
Assists Per Game
 1 Miao, CHN6.5 
 2 Vardarli, TUR4.5 
 3 Thorburn, CAN4.5 
 4 Bird, USA4.5 
 5 Pinto, BRA4.4 
 6 Hammon, RUS
 7 O'Hea, AUS3.5 
 8 Dumerc, FRA3.4 
 9 Rodrigues, BRA3.2 
 10 Lelas, CRO3.2 
Steals Per Game
 1 Ivezic, CRO2.8 
 2 McCoughtry, USA2.5 
 3 Leedham, ENG2.4 
 4 Horakova, CZE
 5 Alben, TUR1.8 
 6 Catchings, USA1.6 
 7 Dumerc, FRA1.6 
 8 Moore, USA1.5 
 9 Yilmaz, TUR1.5 
 10 Rodrigues, BRA1.4 
Blocks Per Game
 1 Gruda, FRA2.1 
 2 Burgrova, CZE1.7 
 3 Cambage, AUS1.6 
 4 De Souza, BRA1.6 
 5 Ivankovic, CRO1.4 
 6 Stewart, ENG1.4 
 7 Parker, USA1.3 
 8 Fagbenle, ENG1.2 
 9 Osipova, RUS1.1 
 10 Kulichova, CZE
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