Basketball day one in the books; USA plays tomorrow

Olympics opening day results:

France beat Turkey, 55-39.

Canada routed China, 90-68.

Australia rallied to top Brazil, 84-66.

Japan edged Belarus, 77-73.

Tomorrow’s schedule:

USA vs. Senegal

Serbia vs. Spain

Australia vs. Turkey

France vs. Belarus

Team USA news:

The Dream team is ready to live up to the hype.

Practice quotes from today.

USA Olympic player news:

Tamika Catchings prepares to say farewell to the Olympic stage.

Catchings has found her voice.

Sue Bird is feeling the pressure.

Elena Delle Donne originally fancied gymnastics.

Lynx players take pride in returning to chase more gold.

Fans like dunks, but Brittney Griner has her eye on the shot block mark at the Games.

Breanna Stewart Olympic diary.

Seimone Augustus is keeping her hometown of Baton Rouge on her mind during Olympic competition.

Other Olympics news:

Marianna Tolo recovered from an ACL tear last summer to hit the court for Australia in the Olympics today.

Canada’s women could teach the men some things about sacrifice.

LaToya Pringle Sanders has taken a unique path to the Olympics, playing for Turkey.

An ankle injury has sidelined France’s CeLine Dumerc for the Games.

Why are all the U.S. LGBTQ Olympians women?

WNBA player news:

Dallas wings guard Skylar Diggins is conquering Asia on a Nike basketball tour this Olympic break.

WNBA coach news:

WNBA coaches are making good use of Olympic break time.

College team news:

An early start could pay dividends for Oklahoma.

Seton Hall is focused on chemistry as they head to Canada.

Louisville is excited for their trip to Cuba.

College coach news:

Shannon Schweyan will be named Montana’s new coach.

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