Rio Games: four days

Team USA news:

It’s the U.S. versus everyone else.

Whether at home or abroad, the Lynx know about finishing first.

Sights and sounds from the team’s final stateside practice.

Photo gallery.

U.S. player news:

Lindsay Whalen is calm off the court and aggressive on it.

Seimone Augustus is leaving a legacy for the stars of tomorrow.

Maya Moore is living up to being the best.

Diana Taurasi is savoring her Olympic farewell. She seeks her fourth gold medal.

A look back at when Dawn Staley was the flag bearer at the 2004 Olympics.

Other Olympic team news:

Australia has arrived in Rio with their preparation on track.

The sacrifice is worth it for the Canadian veterans.

Other Olympic player news:

Natalie Achonwa is proud to represent Canada at the Olympics.

Penny Taylor and Erin Phillips are key for Australia’s golden dreams, and Liz Cambage is ready to help.

Phillips has the right attitude about the Games.

WNBA player news:

The rise of Mystic Emma Meesseeman.

College player news:

Mikayla Vaughn is the new center of attention at Notre Dame.

Former Fordham guard Aaliyah Jones has transferred to Siena.

College coach news:

Delisha Milton-Jones is a new assistant coach at Pepperdine. Great look for a great player.

Dan Burt is cultivating a diverse family atmosphere at Duquesne.