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Mystics Insider: August 3, 2008 - August 9, 2008

Slow Start, Big Finish

It took the U.S. women's basketball team some time to get going in its first Olympic contest today in Beijing -- they didn't score a basket until 3 1/2 minutes into the game. But despite the slow start, the Americans...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  August 9, 2008; 3:12 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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U.S. Wins Olympic Tuneup Tournament

In the first full-strength matchup between the two teams since the 2004 Games in Athens, the United States edged Australia 71-67 to win the FIBA Diamond Ball tournament in Haining China on Tuesday night. "We definitely bring out the best...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  August 5, 2008; 10:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Site-Wide Blog Outage: Starting Today at Noon

A quick FYI from washingtonpost.com management: This blog, and all blogs on the site, will undergo an upgrade from noon ET Tuesday till about 3 pm ET Wednesday. You may see a limited number of posts on some blogs in...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  August 5, 2008; 8:46 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Mercury's Penny Taylor Announces She's Skipping Rest of WNBA Season

The Mercury's title defense just got a lot tougher. Having struggled for consistency for much of the first part of the season, Phoenix was dealt a serious blow when Penny Taylor, the team's second leading scorer during last year's championship...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  August 4, 2008; 11:53 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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U.S. Defeats Russia Monday Night, 93-58

Yep, the FIBA Diamond Ball tournament game already happened Monday night in Haining, China, even though it's barely 1 p.m. Monday here in Washington. We're getting a little preview of how the time change is going to affect our viewing...

By Margaret McElligott  |  August 4, 2008; 1:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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Becky Hammon Has Rough Russian Debut

Becky Hammon started her career with the Russian national team on a rough note, scoring just three points (all on free throws) in Russia's 75-69 loss to Latvia on Saturday. The teams met in the FIBA Diamond Ball tournament, an...

By Melissa Rosenberg  |  August 3, 2008; 12:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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