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    Watch-out the US Women's Basketball team is out to demolish its opponents in the forthcoming World Basketball Championship at the Czech Republic in September. The US basketball team made up of some of the top women basketball players in American recently defeated the WNBA All-Stars during their tune-up game 99-72. Chicago Sky starting center Sylvia Fowles lead the way for the US basketball team scoring 23 points in the game 13 of whom in the third quarter.

    Fowles a product of the University of Connecticut in the NCAA basketball shot 9-for-11 from the field and grabbed eight rebounds, earning the MVP award in a game that had six former or current Huskies players on a U.S. team led by Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma and played about 30 miles south of the school's campus. The rising WNBA center revealed she is very happy with their victory and hopeful that they can continue their winning momentum at the World Basketball championship. Aside from Fowles, Candice Dupree and Swin Cash had 13 points apiece, UConn senior Maya Moore 12 and Angel McCoughtry 11 for the U.S.

    Meanwhile, Katie Douglas had 15 points, Penny Taylor 12 and Sophia Young 10 for the All-Stars.
    In the game Fowles was very determined to lead the US to victory as he dominated the first 6½ minutes of the second half, shooting 5-for-6 from the field, 3-for-4 from the free throw line and grabbing five rebounds. The Chicago Sky center converted a layup with 3:38 to go in the third to make it 68-37, the U.S.'s biggest of the game. She finished 6 for 13 from the field taking the most shots on her team and also had eight rebounds in 22 minutes.

    She also drew some of the loudest cheers from the crowd. The exhibition game is part of a four-day training camp for the U.S., in preparation for the world championships. It is the second that the exhibition matches had been undertaken; the first one was in 2004 at the start of the league's month-long Olympic break. The U.S. also won that game, 74-58, at Radio City Music Hall in New York. After the WNBA All-Stars, the US team is also expected to play against Taylor and the Australian national team. The WNBA games are now in full swing so make it a habit to watch the games live by getting cheap WNBA tickets.

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    They will play the Australia W-NT and Spain W-NT on September 10 and 12 respectively at the XL Center in Connecticut.
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    USA Women’s National Team To Play Australia, Spain In September Exhibition Contests

    In its final domestic tune-up prior to the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the USA Basketball Women’s National Team will host Australia and Spain in a pair of exhibition contests at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., on Sept. 10 and 12, USA Basketball and the XL Center today announced. The U.S. will take on defending world champion Australia on Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. (all times EDT) and Spain, the No. 5-ranked women’s program in the world, on Sept. 12 (time TBD).
    How I wish they show this live on FSN.
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    They actually lost to an incomplete Australian squad during WNBA All-Star break. The same Aussie squad that dropped 3 games to China prior to the American trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinobball View Post
    They actually lost to an incomplete Australian squad during WNBA All-Star break. The same Aussie squad that dropped 3 games to China prior to the American trip.
    ..in a closed-door scrimmage where the US was also missing some starters from the all-star game and spread the playing time around liberally...don't think it means anything.
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    Most ppl get childish when they lose.
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    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    I think this will be the last World Championship Tour for Sue Bird but she did express the desire to play for Team USA in the 2012 London Olympics as her swan parade.

    Thanks for the memories Sue!
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    The US Women's National Team has been re-enforced with 4 veteran players:

    Jayne Appel from the San Antonio Silver Stars

    Rebekkah Brunson from the Minnesota Lynx

    Ebony Hoffman Indiana Fever

    Kia Vaughn New York Liberty

    The four additional players will join the current pool consisting of:

    Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx)
    Alana Beard (Washington Mystics),
    Sue Bird (Seattle Storm),
    Swin Cash (Seattle Storm),
    Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever),
    Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun),
    Shameka Christon (Chicago Sky),
    Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury),
    Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky),
    Lindsey Harding (Washington Mystics),
    Asjha Jones (Connecticut Sun),
    Kara Lawson (Connecticut Sun),
    Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream),
    Renee Montgomery (Connecticut Sun),
    Maya Moore (University of Connecticut),
    Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks),
    Cappie Pondexter (New York Liberty),
    Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury),
    Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx)
    Candice Wiggins (Minnesota Lynx).
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    USA Women's National Team Tune Up Games:

    September 10: USA vs. Australia / XL Center, Hartford, Conn.

    September 11: USA vs. Spain / XL Center, Hartford, Conn.

    September 17: USA vs. Australia / Salamanca, Spain

    September 20: USA vs. Czech Republic / Brno, Czech Republic
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    September 10: USA vs. Australia / XL Center, Hartford, Conn.
    Team USA 89 Australia 56
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    September 11: USA vs. Spain / XL Center, Hartford, Conn.
    Team USA 85 Spain 69

    Tina Charles lead Team USA with 17 points and 10 rebounds.

    Team USA shot 7-13 from beyond the arc as Kara Lawson hit 3-4 from beyond the arc.

    Team USA out-rebounded Spain 47-27.
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    Also Spain 87 Australia 74. Before we start to worry about Australia, note that Lauren Jackson was busy with the WNBA finals. As were Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Angel McCoughtry, and Sancho Lyttle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuTO
    refs in games of Spain walks with literally poop in his pants afraid of the Spanish players

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    Quote Originally Posted by CKR13 View Post
    The US Women's National Team has been re-enforced with 4 veteran players:

    Jayne Appel from the San Antonio Silver Stars
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    Jayne Appel a veteran? She's fresh from NCAA and played just a few games in the WNBA!
    It's a pity that USA Basketball didn't find a place to Crystal Langhorne, an all-star this year with the Mystics.

    Concerning the Opals, besides Lauren Jackson neither Penny Taylor nor Abby Bishop played in Hartford.

    Is it true what I read in the Fiba 2010 World page, that Epiphanny Prince could play for Russia?

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    Just a correction on J. Appel: she played 28 games in the WNBA but only 10.9MPG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JGX View Post
    Also Spain 87 Australia 74. Before we start to worry about Australia, note that Lauren Jackson was busy with the WNBA finals. As were Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Angel McCoughtry, and Sancho Lyttle.
    Also Yelena B. (Belarus) and Iziano Castro-Marques (Brazil) play for the Dream based on the little I watched.
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    Team USA has arrived in Salamanca, Spain for the next step of the training.

    The following are on Salamanca, Spain:

    Jayne Appel
    Seimone Augustus
    Tamika Catchings
    Tina Charles
    Candice Dupree
    Lindsey Harding
    Ebony Hoffman
    Asjha Jones
    Kara Lawson
    Renee Montgomery
    Maya Moore
    Cappie Pondexter
    Diana Taurasi
    Lindsay Whalen

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    USA team falls in front of Australia 83-77. That's a big warning for Geno Auriemma, as American girls always trailed along the game.
    Pondexter and Moore didn't play as only 12 platers were allowed. Charles 18pts, Whalenm Taurasi ans Catchings also in double digits.
    Here's the score:
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    USA Team roster is down to 14. Last additions: Bird, Cash and McCoughtry. Out are: Harding, Hoffman, Montgomery and Pondexter.

    http://www.usabasketball.com/womens/...finalists.html

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    What was the result against Czech Republic?

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    I found it: USA won 96-79

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    Quote Originally Posted by csmkr18 View Post
    What was the result against Czech Republic?
    96-79 (41-35)

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