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FIBA World Championships 2014: Team USA has offensive advantages and defensive concerns in group play
by Swish Appeal
posted September 30, 2014 at 11:42pm

The USA Basketball women's national team is almost one with group play in the FIBA World Championship for Women. What are the statistical trends that we have seen so far? The USA Basketball women's national team has so far played two games in group pla...more

US, Belarus, Turkey, Australia win on World Cup's second day
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 29, 2014 at 2:27am

The US stepped it up in the fourth quarter to push past Serbia, 94-74.Belarus stunned Cuba, 70-69.Turkey won again, this time beating Canada, 55-44. But the Canadian youngsters are learning.Australia routed Korea, 87-54. "Simple old school ball" is keepin...more

US, Turkey, Canada and Australia among the winners on FIBA's first day
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 28, 2014 at 5:25pm

World Championship opening round today in Turkey:The USA used a strong second half to crush China, 87-56. Brittney Griner lead the way for the Americans with 15 points, including a dunk.Turkey upset France, 50-48.Canada downed Mozambique, 69-54.Australia ...more

2014 FIBA World Championships for Women, Day 2: Team USA faces Serbia
by Swish Appeal
posted September 28, 2014 at 3:40pm

After an uneven performance against China yesterday, Team USA will attempt to put together a more complete game against Serbia. The biggest news of yesterday was Turkey beating the French team that had previously beaten Team USA in an exhibition game. ...more

2014 FIBA World Championships For Women: Previews, schedule
by Swish Appeal
posted September 27, 2014 at 3:50pm

The 2014 FIBA World Championships for Women begin this morning with Team USA taking the floor for the first time this afternoon. The FIBA World Championships begin today at 7 a.m. EST when Canada faces Mozambique, as previewed yesterday by Aneela Syed....more

TV Alert: Many ways to watch the FIBA World Championship
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 27, 2014 at 3:48pm

OK, so maybe it won't be the Sue Bird spotlight live from Turkey, but the Storm all-star PG is making a historic trip to the FIBA World Championship for Women, which runs from Saturday through Oct. 5 in Ankara and Istanbul. Bird, 33, has competed for USA...more

2014 FIBA Women's World Championships preview: Expectations for Team Canada
by Swish Appeal
posted September 26, 2014 at 1:22pm

Team Canada's finishes in recent years in international competition suggest that they're trending upward. And as they enter the 2014 FIBA World Championships, they have plenty more potential for growth in the future. Since 2010, the Canadian Senior Wom...more

USA Basketball names 2014 FIBA World Championship roster
by Swish Appeal
posted September 24, 2014 at 5:04pm

Sue Bird makes history in her storied professional and international playing career as the first player to play in four FIBA World Championships. USA Basketball announced the final 12-man roster for the FIBA World Championships. Here is the list: Play...more

2014 FIBA World Championships: Team Canada
by Swish Appeal
posted September 23, 2014 at 8:44pm

The 2014 FIBA World Championships are starting soon and there are many countries that will be represented. One of the countries that will be there is Team Canada. While they are not the women’s traditional powerhouse in basketball, they are a gro...more

Trouble in paradise? France beats USA basketball team, 76-72
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 22, 2014 at 1:02pm

France handed the USA a rare international loss today, downing them 76-72 in an exhibition game. The French came from 18 points behind to edge the Americans.Sandrine Gruda lead the French team with 26 points and 15 rebounds. She averaged 3.8 points and 3 ...more

Monday morning links: Reactions to the Liz Cambage's injury, what went wrong for Team USA against France
by Swish Appeal
posted September 22, 2014 at 1:00pm

Eight links and a couple of tweets from the world of women's basketball over the weekend. There was plenty of news from this weekend, most of which we've been keeping up with in our FIBA section. So we'll begin with some of the tidbits of informa...more

Team USA rolls on, beats China in basketball
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 21, 2014 at 8:25pm

The National Team downed China today, 95-75. Nneka Ogwumike lead the Americans with 16 points.College news:A Delaware State player's mother has accused coach Tamika Louis of verbal abuse.Binghamton is experiencing a roster shake up.Class of 2015 #18 prosp...more

Daily Swish: Team USA survives, Liz Cambage's injury, and the Mighty Macs are returning to the Garden
by Swish Appeal
posted September 20, 2014 at 4:47pm

Here are some links for your Saturday. Here are some links to start your Saturday off right, so I'll just cut to the chase: Team USA's win over Australia John Altavilla of the Hartford Courant has a recap on Friday's Team USA victory over Australia -...more

Team Australia center Liz Cambage may have torn her Achilles tendon
by Swish Appeal
posted September 20, 2014 at 2:17pm

If confirmed, this would be a big blow to the Australian Opals basketball team. Team Australia center Liz Cambage suffered a leg injury during Friday's 72-66 loss to the USA Basketball women's national team, which was a tune-up for the FIBA World Champ...more

Candice Dupree will join USA Basketball in Paris, FGCU's rise, Sheila Johnson on Title IX
by Swish Appeal
posted September 18, 2014 at 2:39pm

10 links from yesterday, ranging from some Team USA news to the upcoming NCAA season to discussions about Title IX's impact. Yesterday was a slow day overall, but there was some news about USA Basketball: after years of being snubbed, Phoenix Mercury f...more

USA Basketball beat Canada in exhibition, 76-51
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 16, 2014 at 4:07pm

The U.S. Women's National Team overcame a slow start to down Canada, 76-51, in an exhibition tonight. Nneka Ogwumike paved the way with 10 points.Canada turned in a strong performance.The four players who were cut prior to tonight's game were Briann Janua...more

Tuesday morning links: Sylvia Fowles out for World Championships, Team USA beats Team Canada, Kia Nurse impresses
by Swish Appeal
posted September 16, 2014 at 3:56pm

Links from yesterday, including some updates on who might be on the final USA Basketball Women's National Team roster. With Team USA facing and beating Team Canada yesterday, there were plenty of articles about players on both sides with content releva...more

USA roster trimmed to 13
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 16, 2014 at 3:51pm

Tickets to the France International Tournament Sept. 19-21 have been punched:Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx), Sue Bird (Seattle Storm), Tina Charles (New York Liberty), Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock), Stefanie Dolson (Washington Mystics), Jantel Lavender ...more

2014 United States Women's World Championship Roster: Who should make the team?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 14, 2014 at 3:31pm

With the 2014 WNBA Finals concluding on Friday night -- and congrats to my beloved Phoenix Mercury on their third WNBA Championship -- the focus moves towards the 2014 World Championships. For a long time, I've dreamed about holding a key position in t...more

USA Basketball links: Players get a taste of Midshipman life and tough decisions are ahead
by Swish Appeal
posted September 11, 2014 at 12:17pm

Yup, it's a second links post, but for the National Team. Here are some things that were going on as the USA Basketball women's national team gets ready for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. On Thursday, the USA Basketball women's national team w...more

USA Basketball women's national team starts training camp: Who will make the team?
by Swish Appeal
posted September 10, 2014 at 2:07pm

The USA Basketball women's national team is beginning its training camp Monday in Annapolis, Maryland. And here's your chance to talk about who will eventually make the 12-man roster for the FIBA World Championships in Turkey. On Monday, the USA Basket...more

The USA Basketball women's national team gears up for the 2014 FIBA World Championships
by Swish Appeal
posted September 8, 2014 at 12:12pm

Keep in the loop on the 2014 USA Basketball women's national team as they get ready to defend their FIBA World Championship title in Turkey. USA Basketball has named 27 players to its training camp roster for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for w...more

Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker opt out of FIBA Worlds
by They're Playing Basketball
posted September 7, 2014 at 3:00pm

Via Tamika Catchings, herself:GM! I have fought long and hard on the decision to participate in the World Championships this year. Due to the injuries and recommendations of "letting my body heal" to fully recover, I am stepping back from this year's comp...more

Lauren Jackson undergoes another surgery that increases doubt in WNBA return
by Jayda Evans: Womens Hoops Blog
posted September 3, 2014 at 3:42pm

Lauren Jackson, a three-time WNBA MVP, officially pulled out of contention to compete with Basketball Australia in the FIBA World Championships later this month in Turkey. Instead she underwent a surgical procedure Tuesday on her hip and will continue reh...more

Lauren Jackson to miss FIBA World Championships due to knee and hip injuries
by Swish Appeal
posted September 2, 2014 at 2:55pm

A big blow for the Opals, the Canberra Capitals, and the Seattle Storm. The Australian women's national team will have a blow to their roster, as center Lauren Jackson will miss the 2014 FIBA World Championships for Women in Turkey. This is due to an o...more

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