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USA's Maya Moore, right, tries to block Australia's (Credit: AP)

USA's Maya Moore, right, tries to block Australia's Elizabeth Cambage on a shot during a women's semifinals basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

London Olympics 2012: Women's basketball

Photos from the London 2012 Olympics basketball competitions.

USA's Diana Taurasi (12) drives past Australia's Jenna
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USA's Diana Taurasi (12) drives past Australia's Jenna O'Hea (4) and Suzy Batkovic (8)during a semifinal women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

USA's Diana Taurasi (12) tries to hold back
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USA's Diana Taurasi (12) tries to hold back Australia's Lauren Jackson on a loose ball during a women's semifinals basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Australia's Kristi Harrower lays up a shot after
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Australia's Kristi Harrower lays up a shot after getting past USA's Tina Charles during a women's semifinals basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

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USA's head coach Geno Auriemma calls in a
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USA's head coach Geno Auriemma calls in a play to his team while facing Australia's during a women's semifinals basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

USA's Maya Moore, right, tries to block Australia's
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USA's Maya Moore, right, tries to block Australia's Elizabeth Cambage on a shot during a women's semifinals basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

United States' Sue Bird, left, collides against Australia's
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United States' Sue Bird, left, collides against Australia's Samantha Richards, right, during a women's basketball semifinal game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (Aug. 9, 2012)

Australia's Elizabeth Cambage, right, knocks the rebound away
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Australia's Elizabeth Cambage, right, knocks the rebound away from Canada's Michelle Plouffe during a women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 5, 2012)

Canada's Krista Phillips yells as she is dropped
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Canada's Krista Phillips yells as she is dropped to the court by Australia's Elizabeth Cambage during a women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Cambage was charged with an offensive foul on the play. (August 5, 2012)

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Australia guard Jennifer Screen, right, drives against Canada's
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Australia guard Jennifer Screen, right, drives against Canada's Natalie Achonwa (11) during their women's preliminary round basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 5, 2012)

USA's Diana Taurasi (12) drives past China defender
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USA's Diana Taurasi (12) drives past China defender Ma Zengyu (11) during a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 5, 2012)

USA's Seimone Augustus, left, and China's Song Xiaoyun,
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USA's Seimone Augustus, left, and China's Song Xiaoyun, right, scramble for the ball during a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 5, 2012)

USA's Lindsay Whalen (4) drives past China defender
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USA's Lindsay Whalen (4) drives past China defender Chen Xiaoli (13) during a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 5, 2012)

United States' Sylvia Fowles (13) grabs a rebound
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United States' Sylvia Fowles (13) grabs a rebound over Croatia's Ana Lelas (11) during their women's group A basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

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Croatia guard Iva Ciglar, bottom, tries to gain
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Croatia guard Iva Ciglar, bottom, tries to gain possession as United States guard Diana Taurasi, right, and forward Candace Parker reach for the ball during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Croatia's Ana Lelas, left, helps the United States'
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Croatia's Ana Lelas, left, helps the United States' Tina Charles, right, off the floor after she fell during the second half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Croatia's Sandra Mandir (4) and the United States'
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Croatia's Sandra Mandir (4) and the United States' Angel McCoughtry, right, chase a loose ball during the second half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

The United States' Candace Parker, right, is grabed
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The United States' Candace Parker, right, is grabed from behind by Croatia's Jelena Ivezic, left, during the second half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

The United States women's team joins hands after
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The United States women's team joins hands after beating Croatia in a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

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Angola's Ngiendula Filipe, left, and Turkey's Bahar Caglar,
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Angola's Ngiendula Filipe, left, and Turkey's Bahar Caglar, right, scramble for control of the ball during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Angola's Catarina Camufal (4) drives to the basket
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Angola's Catarina Camufal (4) drives to the basket as Turkey's Isil Alben defends during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Turkey guard Isil Alben loses control of the
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Turkey guard Isil Alben loses control of the ball during a basketball game against Angola at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Turkey's Isil Alben, left, and Angola's Fineza Eusebio,
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Turkey's Isil Alben, left, and Angola's Fineza Eusebio, right, fall out of bounds as they chase a loose ball during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

A ball through the basket as Angola scores
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A ball through the basket as Angola scores against Turkey during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

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Turkey guard Tugce Canitez, center, threads between Angola's
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Turkey guard Tugce Canitez, center, threads between Angola's Astrida Vicente, left, and Fineza Eusebio during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Turkey's Saziye Ivegin (14) is defended by Angola's
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Turkey's Saziye Ivegin (14) is defended by Angola's Luisa Tomas, right, as she tries to shoot during the second half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Turkey forward Yasemin Begum Dalgalar, right, celebrates with
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Turkey forward Yasemin Begum Dalgalar, right, celebrates with teammate Esmeral Tuncluer during their basketball game against Angola at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Turkey beat Angola. (July 28, 2012)

Turkey guard Birsel Vardarli hangs onto the ball
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Turkey guard Birsel Vardarli hangs onto the ball as she is pressured by Angola forward Angela Cardoso during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Russia's Becky Hammon (9) is defended by Canada's
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Russia's Becky Hammon (9) is defended by Canada's Natalie Achonwa, right, during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

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Russia's Irina Osipova, left, and Natalya Vieru (11)
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Russia's Irina Osipova, left, and Natalya Vieru (11) scramble for the ball with Canada's Alisha Tatham, center, during the women's group B basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Russia's Becky Hammon (9) is defended by Canada's
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Russia's Becky Hammon (9) is defended by Canada's Kim Smith, left, and Natalie Achonwa, right, during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Russia's Ilona Korstin, right, is defended by Canada's
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Russia's Ilona Korstin, right, is defended by Canada's Alisha Tatham, left, during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Canada guard Alisha Tatham (10) is blocked by
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Canada guard Alisha Tatham (10) is blocked by Russia center Irina Osipova, left, on a drive to the basket during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. At right is Russia's Natalya Vieru (15). (July 28, 2012)

Canada's Teresa Gabriele (5) shoots over Russia's Kim
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Canada's Teresa Gabriele (5) shoots over Russia's Kim Smith (8) and Natalie Achonwa (11) during the second half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

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Russia guard Becky Hammon drives to the basket
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Russia guard Becky Hammon drives to the basket against Canada during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Russia beat Canada. (July 28, 2012)

Russia's Becky Hammon (9) reacts as she scrambles
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Russia's Becky Hammon (9) reacts as she scrambles for the ball against Canada during the women's group B basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Russia's Irina Osipova (12) fights for the ball
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Russia's Irina Osipova (12) fights for the ball with Canada's Courtnay Pilypaitis, left, and Chelsea Aubry (14) during the women's Group B basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Canada's Natalie Achonwa (11) and Kim Smith (8)
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Canada's Natalie Achonwa (11) and Kim Smith (8) scramble for the ball against Russia's Natalya Vodopyanova (6), Irina Osipova, center, and Becky Hammon (9) during the women's group B basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Russia guard Becky Hammon drives past Canada guard
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Russia guard Becky Hammon drives past Canada guard Shona Thornburn during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

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Russia forward Ilona Norstik (10) looks to pass
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Russia forward Ilona Norstik (10) looks to pass as she is pressured by Canada forwards Lizanne Murphy, left, and Chelsea Aubry during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Canada guard Kim Smith, top, collides with Russia
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Canada guard Kim Smith, top, collides with Russia guard Becky Hammon on a drive to the basket during a basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Russia's Becky Hammon (9) celebrates with teammates after
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Russia's Becky Hammon (9) celebrates with teammates after they defeated Canada in a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

China's Zhang Fan (10) and Czech Republic's Jana
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China's Zhang Fan (10) and Czech Republic's Jana Vesela (4), Eva Viteckova, third left, and Ilona Burgrova (8) scramble for the ball during the women's group A basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 28, 2012)

China's Guan Xin (9) and Czech Republic's Ilona
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China's Guan Xin (9) and Czech Republic's Ilona Burgrova, right, battle for the ball during the women's group A basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

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China's Miao Lijie (8) and Czech Republic's Jana
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China's Miao Lijie (8) and Czech Republic's Jana Vesela (4) fight for the ball during the women's group A basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

Czech Republic's Hana Horakova (9) drives to the
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Czech Republic's Hana Horakova (9) drives to the basket past China's Ma Zengyu (11)during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

China's Chen Nan (15) and Czech Republic's Hana
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China's Chen Nan (15) and Czech Republic's Hana Horakova, right, struggle for control of the ball during the second half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 28, 2012)

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