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USA women’s basketball Olympics schedule

USA's Diana Taurasi (12) drives past Australia's Jenna

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) Credit: AP

The U.S. women’s basketball will begin its quest for a sixth straight Olympic gold medal on Aug. 7 against Senegal.

Team USA is in Group B along with Canada, Serbia and Senegal. Two more teams will join the group by winning an Olympic qualifying tournament June 13-19 in France.

The 2016 Summer Olympics are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Aug. 5 to Aug. 21.

The group stage schedule was released on Thursday and features five games for Team USA.

Here is Team USA’s schedule for the Olympics (all times Eastern):

Aug. 7 vs. Senegal, 11 a.m.

Aug. 8 vs. Qualifier 1, 11 a.m.

Aug. 10 vs. Serbia, 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 12 vs. Canada, 2:30 p.m.

Aug. 14. vs. Qualifier 2, 11:45 a.m.

Aug. 16 — quarterfinals

Aug. 18 — semifinals

Aug. 20 — Medal round

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