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|Dawn of new era|
Dawn Staley won't be Team USA's point guard forever. But she's making sure the position is in good hands.
|Here's a new one: Ecstatic about 11th place|
For the first time, a team representing Africa won a game in women's basketball. Nigeria's 68-64 win over South Korea on Tuesday snapped the 0-18 mark as the team finished 11 of 12 teams at the Games.
|Wojnarowski: It all starts at the top|
They're struggling with selfishness on the U.S. men's basketball team. And it all starts with Larry Brown.
|Lesson learned, but can U.S. keep learning?|
The memory of the painful loss to Puerto Rico helped Team USA survive against Greece, but there is still plenty of work to do.
|FIBA cites Serbia-Montenegro men's hoop coach|
The coach of the Serbia-Montenegro basketball team has been told to respect Olympic guidelines and avoid further outbursts.
|Wojnarowski: The world's statement|
If the invincibility of the U.S. in basketball had been shaken before these Olympic Games, it's been shattered now.
|Vitale: Team USA could use 'Miracle'|
Shocking? Maybe not, but Team USA's loss to Puerto Rico proves how difficult it is to build a team.
|Puerto Rico stuns Team USA|
The U.S. basketball team lost 92-73 to Puerto Rico on Sunday, only the third Olympic defeat ever for the Americans.
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|Despite fractured thumb, Iverson will play vs. Greece|
Team USA's co-captain Allen Iverson has a nondisplaced fracture of the right thumb.
|Men's hoops: Ginobili, Argentina win at buzzer|
Manu Ginobili's off-balance shot gave Argentina a thrilling 83-82 victory over Serbia-Montenegro on Sunday.
|U.S. women must overcome limited time together|
Though they're still the favorite, the U.S. women had barely more than a week together before landing in Athens.
|Women's basketball team hobbled with injuries|
The U.S. women's basketball team will march into these Olympics with a limp.
|Leslie, U.S. women slam dunk France 68-38|
Lisa Leslie and Sue Bird led the U.S. women to a 68-38 victory over France on Sunday at the Spanish International Tournament.
|Yao leads China to exhibition win over Sweden|
Center Yao Ming scored 23 points in leading China's Olympic team over Sweden 87-63 in an exhibition game.
|Leslie, Catchings lead USA past WNBA stars|
Despite an easy victory against the WNBA All-Stars, members of the U.S. Olympic team know they have some things to work on before the Athens Games.
|Voepel: Golden Griffith|
Unlike her Team USA teammates, Yolanda Griffith took the 'back road' to success.
|Stein: Latest mishap won't diminish Iverson|
Co-captain Allen Iverson will endure heat for being late to a meeting that got him suspended, but it should not lessen his Team USA stature.
|Stein: Equal footing|
Team USA is 50-0 in Olympic basketball. But without its stars in Athens, the team is not about to be called dream.
|May: A not-so golden opportunity|
For Larry Brown, beating the Lakers in five might be easier than winning gold in Athens.
|Stein: Real shocker is 'Melo's size|
Marc Stein's Slams and Dunks, Team USA edition.
|Stein: Must be Olympic spirit|
Those expected feuds among members of Team USA? Even LeBron and Carlos are playing nice in camp.
|Shaq trade bothers Team USA's Popovich|
Team USA assistant and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich admitted he "hated it, personally" when Shaquille O'Neal was traded from the Lakers to Miami.
|Voepel: Australian rules|
The WNBA and fans in the U.S. are lucky Australian Lauren Jackson found a second home in Seattle.
|Riley added to U.S. women's hoops roster|
Detroit's Ruth Riley, the 2003 WNBA Finals MVP, has been named to the 2004 USA Basketball Women's Senior National Team.
|Swoopes '50-50' on pulling out of Olympics|
The prospect of taking a month off to rest her injured right foot sounds appealing to Sheryl Swoopes, a two-time Olympian.
|Athens Insider: No kidding |
Brian Church, our Athens Insider, offers a little slice of what life's like in the host city. And he swears all of it is true.
|Ratto: Greece is for ...|
With the Games barely weeks away, the Greek Olympic Committee must market this puppy as never before.
|Voepel: Tried, tested (and terrific) trio|
Women's hoops has come a long way since '92. Dawn Staley, Lisa Leslie and Sheryl Swoopes have been there from the start.
|No rest, all action for Aussie Jackson|
It has already been a busy year for Aussie Lauren Jackson, and things will only get more hectic in Athens.
|Redefining Athens identity|
In 1896, Athens had just about 100,000 people. Today, greater Athens is a concrete carpet of more than 4 million people.
|Did the U.S. men peak a year ago?|
The men's basketball gold medal is more up for grabs than it has been in 16 years.
|WNBA players fought to go to Athens|
There are professional basketball players eager to go to the Olympics. Their names are Staley, Swoopes, Leslie and Taurasi.
|American Harris leads China into Games|
Longtime NBA coach becomes first American to coach Chinese national team.
|Carmelo going to Athens; Rip, Big Ben say no|
Carmelo Anthony will be going to Athens with Team USA but Ben Wallace and Rip Hamilton will not.
|Hughes: Dream Team's biggest nightmare|
The NBA's best players could be fearing something else in Athens: the possibility of losing.
|The uneasy guarantee|
Officials promise there will be safe Games in Athens this summer.
|Swifter. Higher. Scarier.|
The threat of terrorism has some athletes concerned for their safety, while others still look forward to competing in Athens.