Games fevah grows

Just a short time ago, Team USA throttled Croatia, 109-55. Sylvia Fowles had 15 points, Candace Parker 14 and Seimone Augustus 12. All US players scored, including Sue Bird, who returned to the team today after a week away due to her stepfather’s death.

Who is supposed to do what on our US squad.

Brazil:

Iziane Castro Marques has been removed from the Brazilian team for violating a team rule. The team will continue with 11 players.

Olympic sexism issues (shout out to Helen for the heads up on a few items):

Australia is reviewing its Olympic travel policy in the wake of plane-gate.

Study: Male athletes have skill, while female athletes have luck.

Another one: She won a gold medal because she’s pretty.

Australia:

The Aussies routed China, 84-53, in their exhibition.

The Opals aim higher.

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