A day of news sadness

Olympics news:

FIBA rejected the appeal of Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams to play for Nigeria in the Olympics.

FIBA statement.

3X3 team member Katie Lou Samuelson tested positive for COVID-19 and is out of the Olympics. She’ll be replaced by Jackie Young.

A’ja Wilson is chasing Olympic dreams and enjoying a reunion with Dawn Staley.

Stefanie Dolson’s diary.

Basketball Australia is investigating Liz Cambage, after her Olympic withdrawl.

Natalie Achonwa has her eyes on a medal for Canada.

China’s coach is braced for an uphill struggle.

Every Olympic team’s roster.

USA Basketball news:

The U19 World Cup team has been named.

College coach news:

Jennifer Sullivan is enjoying her start as the coach at Florida Atlantic.

South Dakota State has rebuilt its coaching staff, adding three new assistants.