A bit of everything on Olympic semifinals eve

Tomorrow’s semifinals:

Spain vs. Serbia at 11 a.m. Pacific

USA vs. France at 3 p.m. Pacific

Olympic team news:

Coach Geno Auriemma says Team USA is on a mission.

Ball movement is key.

This year’s team is outperforming the 1996 team.

Olympic player news:

Huge, huge sigh of relief, as Sue Bird’s knee injury last night was diagnosed as a knee capsule strain and not an ACL tear. She is listed as day to day.

Geno Auriemma talked to Tamika Catchings about playing less time in these Olympics, and called her “an unbelievable human being.”

Angel McCoughtry is putting her twist on the Olympic basketball experience.

Other Olympic news:

Lauren Jackson says Australia’s early exit in the Olympics “really is a disaster.”

Aussie officials are doing damage control.

The veterans pass the torch as dejected Canada looks ahead.

WNBA GM news:

Shock and sadness have been some of the reactions to the departure of former Connecticut Sun general manager Chris Sienko.

WNBA team news:

The Sun is ready to get back into action.

College coach news:

Former San Diego State coach Beth Burns’ lawsuit against the University for wrongful termination is set to go to trial soon.

Elaine Elliott has joined Cal State Fullerton as an assistant coach.

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