2016 Rio Olympics
Champions of the world!
Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings, and Diana Taurasi are a combination truly special for the women’s basketball game.
USA Basketball Remains Golden
The script may be unbelievable, but for USA Basketball a 6th consecutive gold medal is now a reality.
Could Team USA make history again? Yes, in a very dominating way.
Did the US panic in their close game with France?
The National team found themselves in unfamiliar territory at intermission verse France: only up by a mere four-points and a tough battle still ahead.
Griner comfortable in her own skin
Wherever she goes, Brittney Griner stands out and she has no problem with that as she embraces the adversity around her and keeps being herself.
USA smothers France in 3rd
France held their own against the US, but in the third they fell apart and couldn’t make up for the damage already done.
USA 1 win shy of completing mission
Team USA had one of their closest games in the semis when they took on France. Now they are one win from bring home another Gold medal.
Team USA handles France
Team USA had a battle with France in their semifinals game. They showed they can handle anything thrown at them during the game.
Slight bump in the road for Bird
Sue Bird suffered a knee injury last night in Team USA’s win over Japan.
Mamba is balling!
Diana Taurasi has been playing on a mission and has been a consistent force for Team USA.
Power of US never-ending
The USA will advance to the semifinals after taking down a fierce Japan team that gave their all but could not top the strong force of the United States.
US advances to semifinals
The National Team was able to pull away from Japan in the third quarter, however the final score does not show how tough Japan played the US.
US ready for Japan
After going undefeated in group play, the National Team is ready to take on Japan in the quarter finals.
Griner establishes herself vs. China
Brittney Griner is one of the new faces for the Olympic team, and against China, she made sure they would not forget playing her.
Team USA clicking on all cylinders
The Women’s national team is like no other in the Rio Olympics — they get each other like they’ve been playing together for years.
US goes undefeated in group play
Team USA hit the 100 point mark in another preliminary game taking first in group B.
Moore always pushing for changes
On the court and off the court, Maya Moore looks to be a positive change for others to see and be impacted by.
Delle Donne finds herself, perspective
Elena Delle Donne stepped away from basketball, and she has rebounded back, becoming a superstar — and one of the best players in the world.
Moore galvanizes Team USA
Like she always does, Maya Moore came through for Team USA after a stagnant start against Canada.
US holds off Canada
The United States found themselves in an early battle with Canada as both teams entered the game without a blemish to their record at this point.
USA prepares for Canada
Team USA is focused and ready for Canada and nobody pushes them more then the 12 players on the team.
Taurasi is locked in!
Diana Taurasi is hungry for her third gold medal, as she continues to have a stellar Olympic Games.
All they do is win!
How appreciative is a win when America keeps blowing out teams? Still great to see.
Despite turnovers, US takes care of business
Team USA struggled to take care of the ball against Serbia, however were still able to pull away.
Guess what the NBA players said about the WNBA players?
Did you hear what was said about the stars in the WNBA by the NBA players?
A league all her own
Breanna Stewart is paving the way for the future of women’s basketball in the USA.
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Rotation of fresh legs benefiting the USA
A big advantage for Team USA has been the deep bench that brings in not only offensive fire power, but fresh legs as well.
No need to worry
Spain gave Team USA a run for their money — but it only lasted for a little while before the US took off to run them off the court.
US blasts Spain by 40
Spain came into the game not fearing the US National Team, however once the lead was recaptured late in the first quarter, they could not catch the dominate US team.
Taurasi finds shooting stroke
Veteran guard Diana Taurasi could not be stopped Sunday, as Team USA took down Senegal.
Closer look at Team USA’s 1st win
Team USA definitely made a statement in their first preliminary game, as they broke two of their previous records.