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Team USA’s unmatched excellence

With seven-straight gold medals and 55-consecutive wins, Team USA is an unquestioned dynasty, dominating women’s basketball at the Olympic Games for 25 years (and counting). Let’s appreciate the full significance of this unprecedented accomplishment.

Team USA makes history with seventh-straight gold

The United States is golden again as Brittney Griner was unstoppable, Breanna Stewart and A’ja Wilson relentless and Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird ageless.

France claims bronze

Gabby Williams starred in the bronze medal game and Sandrine Gruda was steady throughout the Olympics for France women’s basketball. They earned their country a spot on the podium.

Olympic Final Previews: Team USA goes for gold

Team USA and Japan square off in the gold medal round while France and Serbia meet to see who will take the bronze.

Machida sets single-game assists record, Japan storms back

Rui Machida broke a record that she tied four days earlier and helped Japan clinch its first-ever Olympic medal in women’s basketball.

U.S. headed to Olympic final

Brittney Griner, Breanna Stewart and Chelsea Gray led Team USA past Serbia.

Semifinal Previews: Can U.S. cruise into gold medal game?

The semifinals of the Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament are set! The U.S., Serbia, France and Japan are all looking to earn a spot in the gold medal game. Before Team USA can win its seventh-straight gold, it must take care of Serbia on Friday at 12:40 a.m. ET. At 7 a.m. ET, host Japan will hope to continue its inspiring Olympic run with another win over France.

France returns to semifinals

Despite winning just one game in group play, France women’s basketball proved that it can still perform on the biggest of stages, making clutch plays on both ends of the floor to defeat Spain in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics quarterfinals.

Japan defeats Belgium on Hayashi three

Japan snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a go-ahead three from Saki Hayashi.

Serbia comes back in fourth, advances to semis

A 12-0 run to open the fourth and a 7-0 run to close it out propelled Serbia past China. Sonja Vasic, Ana Dabovic and Jelena Brooks were the stars.

U.S. dominates Australia

Breanna Stewart showed another way that Team USA can defeat opponents — her taking over — and the squad avoided a let down against a Liz Cambage-less yet very good Australia team.

U.S. vs. Australia headlines quarterfinal matchups

The Women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament quarterfinal stage features a quartet of interesting matchups. The action begins with China vs. Serbia at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesday and continues when the U.S. and Australia meet at 12:40 a.m. ET on Wednesday.

Olympic Recaps: Australia blew out Puerto Rico and needed to

Marianna Tolo put up an impressive stat line as Australia avoided major disappointment at the 2020 Tokyo Games. Plus, China was able to find a way to beat Belgium.

Olympic Recaps: Japan bests Nigeria, advances to quarterfinals

Hopes for an Olympic medal remain alive for the host nation as well as the 2021 EuroBasket champions. Powered by its precise offense, Japan took care of Nigeria to finish second in Group B. Serbia finishes second in Group A, although its victory over South Korea was less inspiring.

U.S. finishes 3-0 in group play

The U.S. finished 3-0 in group play, while France fell to 1-2.

Spain takes Group A with win over Canada

Astou Ndour’s big game earned Spain a Group A sweep and put Canada on the brink of elimination.

Olympic Recaps: China clinches spot in quarterfinals

China improved to 2-0 in group play with a narrow victory over Australia, clinching a spot in in the Olympic quarterfinals in the process. Meanwhile, France evened their group play record at 1-1 with a convincing victory over Nigeria.

Olympic Recaps: Spain, Belgium headed to quarterfinals

Alba Torrens and Astou Ndour led Spain, while Emma Meesseman led Belgium on Thursday. Both teams are now 2-0 and have advanced to tournament play.

Olympic recap: Lynx lead Canada past South Korea

The Canadian members of the Minnesota Lynx — Bridget Carleton and Natalie Achonwa — helped their home country get its first win, 74-53 over South Korea. While Carleton led the Canadians in scoring, Achonwa paced the team’s domination of the glass.

Team USA wins inaugural 3x3 gold medal

WNBA stars Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young are Olympic gold medalists after winning the first-ever 3x3 competition. The U.S. defeated Russia in the final, while China defeated France in the bronze medal game.

Team USA 3x3 advances to final vs. Russia

Stefanie Dolson played great defense on the U.S.’s final play against France and her team was barely able to hold on and avoid overtime in the semifinals. Russia defeated China in the other semifinal with a 2-pointer that ended it early.

Serbia, Japan gut out wins

Serbia, the 2021 EuroBasket champions, continued their recent run of strong play with a win over Canada in Group A action. In Group B, the host Japanese secured an inspiring victory against France.

3x3 quarterfinal recaps: France holds on to defeat Japan

France was up by as many as seven points and held on to defeat host Japan by just two. The Japanese suffered a let-down after being the only team to defeat Team USA in the prelims. Meanwhile, China topped Italy in the earlier quarterfinal.

Team USA 3x3 fails to go undefeated in prelims

The U.S. lost to Japan in its preliminary-round finale as Kelsey Plum was held to 0-of-4 shooting from distance, including an attempt to tie that was blocked as time expired.

A’ja Wilson, Team USA open with win

The U.S. let a big lead slip away in its Olympic opener against Nigeria, but Chelsea Gray and Sylvia Fowles calmed things down in the end to ensure that A’ja Wilson’s masterpiece was not ruined.

Astou Ndour boosts Spain in win over South Korea

The women’s 5x5 basketball competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games tipped off with a close contest between Spain and South Korea. A double-double from the Chicago Sky’s Astou Ndour helped the Spanish earn the victory.

USA 3x3 headed to semifinals

Team USA 3x3’s games have gotten progressively tougher recently, with their last three wins coming by four, four and two, respectively. On Monday, Kelsey Plum was the heroine against China, while Allisha Gray and Stefanie Dolson each had six points in an earlier win over Italy.

Team USA 3x3 uses exciting finish to win battle of unbeatens

Key blocks from Allisha Gray and missed free throws by Russia let USA hang around long enough to get hot late and win their second game of the day after defeating Romania behind 12 points from Kelsey Plum earlier.

Dolson solid inside as USA captures two 3x3 wins

Stefanie Dolson combined for 12 points and 13 rebounds in Team USA’s Saturday morning wins against France and Mongolia while Allisha Gray made four threes in the first 4:19 against Mongolia.

Sue Bird is USA’s flag bearer!

In her fifth Olympic Games, four-time gold medalist Sue Bird of USA Basketball has been chosen as the United States delegations’ flag bearer for the opening ceremonies of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Liz Cambage to miss Olympics as mental health precaution

Liz Cambage has announced that she will not participate in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


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