International BasketballUSA BasketballWNBA Olympics: day 8 By Sue Favor - August 13, 2016 Olympic player news: Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner are relishing their shared Olympic experience. Olympic coach news: Coach Geno Auriemma is getting support for his defense of U.S. dominance. Other Olympic news: Canada showed growth in their loss to the U.S. yesterday. A “high level of excellence” is helping coach Lisa Thomaidis lead Canada in Rio. Leilani Mitchell is a hit with the Australian team. WNBA player news: With confidence, Karima Christmas is boosting the Wings with career-high numbers. WNBA coach news: Sun coach Curt Miller is preparing his young team for a playoff run. NCAA news: A judge has granted the NCAA’s motion to dismiss them from a lawsuit by two former North Carolina athletes suing for academic fraud.