Evening briefing

Today’s Olympic results:

Australia overcame a physical French team, 89-71.

Belarus handed Brazil a heartbreaking 65-63 loss in the game’s final seconds.

Turkey routed Japan, 76-62.

Those were the first wins for Belarus and Turkey in the Olympic tournament.

Olympic player news:

Tamika Catchings says the U.S. team has work to do, despite their blowouts.

Love this line: Catchings said finding weakness in the midst of domination takes a winning mindset.

Elena Delle Donne takes us on to the team’s ship.

Sylvia Fowles is locked in on this Olympics and beyond.

USA’s newbies have recorded strong debuts.

More Olympics news:

A golden opportunity looms for Australia.

Tomorrow’s schedule:

China vs. Spain

USA vs. Serbia

Senegal vs. Canada


WNBA news:

Stars center Jayne Appel-Marinelli saw her family struggle with one member’s mental illness.

College player news:

Savannah Crocetti has left Syracuse to focus on academics.