Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Basketball’ Category

Minus head coach, Canada women’s basketball looks forward following Olympic disappointment

Thursday, November 11th, 2021
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For the Canadian women's basketball team, the post-Olympic mourning period is now over. With some new faces and no head coach in place, the team may currently be in a transitional stage. But soon, it’ll be full-steam ahead once again.

Canada’s basketball women begin 2024 Olympic journey with Toronto camp

Tuesday, November 9th, 2021
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WNBA players Natalie Achonwa and Bridget Carleton headline the roster for this week's Canada's women's basketball camp, the team's first step toward the 2024 Paris Olympics.

U.S. wins 7th straight Olympic gold in women’s basketball

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
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Sue Bird capped off her unblemished 17-year Olympics run with a record fifth gold medal.

U.S. routs Australia to advance to men’s basketball gold-medal game

Thursday, August 5th, 2021
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Kevin Durant and the Americans still have their grip on gold and it's going to take more than a few bad minutes for anyone to take it away from them.

Luka Doncic continues Olympic success in Slovenia’s rout of Japan

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
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Rui Hachimura did whatever he could. Blocking shots, hitting tough jumpers, logging big minutes, the best player on Japan's roster simply held nothing back with hopes of giving his country its first Olympic men's basketball win in 45 years. Problem was, the other side had Luka Doncic.

Canada comes alive late to crush Korea in Olympic women’s basketball

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
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Behind a dominating second-half performance, Canada picked up a crucial women's basketball victory at the Tokyo Olympics, blasting South Korea 74-53 on Wednesday in Japan.

WNBA’s Nneka Ogwumike, Elizabeth Williams denied appeal to represent Nigeria at Olympics

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won't be playing for Nigeria in the Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected their appeal.

All roads lead to Tokyo for Canada, but playoffs at Olympic qualifier won’t be easy

Friday, July 2nd, 2021
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With pressure mounting in Victoria, Canada appears as cool as ever. Canada must beat the Czech Republic on Saturday (4 p.m. ET, CBC TV), then the winner of a Greece-Turkey matchup in Sunday’s final (7 p.m. ET, CBC TV) to qualify for Olympic men’s basketball for the first time since 2000.

‘Dynamic, relentless, together’: Canadian women take aim at Olympic basketball podium

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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The time is now for the Canadian women’s basketball team to reach the podium. A third straight quarter-final loss at Tokyo 2020 could only be viewed as a disappointment for a team ranked fourth by FIBA, boasting three WNBA players and regarded as one of the top basketball nations in the world.

In trouncing China, Canada displays chemistry required to win on international stage

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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A first-quarter three-pointer gave Canada the lead over China on Wednesday, showing how the team can punch its ticket to Tokyo.