The Worlds - 2022

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U.S. routs Czechs behind Amanda Kessel hat trick to reach final of women's hockey worlds
Taylor Heise had two goals and three assists, while Hilary Knight scored twice to extend her own all-time tournament records to 89 points and 53 goals.


World indoor track championship postponed again to 2025
Since COVID-19 spread from Wuhan in late 2019, the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing has been the only significant international sports event held in China. The Games were held under strict lockdown conditions with no fans at most events.
 

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Canada defeats team USA in women's hockey world championship final
Canada now has 12 women's worlds gold medals to the Americans' nine. Either the U.S. or Canada has won gold in women's worlds every tournament since the event began in 1990.

United States-Venezuela game at Americup postponed after rain leaks in gymnasium
The Americans' game against Venezuela was postponed at halftime with the U.S. leading 48-21. Heavy rain caused multiple leaks inside the Geraldo Magalhães Sports Gymnasium, prompting officials to determine that the game could not be resumed safely.
 

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Team USA cruises past Panama en route to its first victory at the AmeriCup basketball tournament
U.S. notched its first win of this year's AmeriCup by rolling past Panama 88-58 on Monday. The Americans (1-1) led by as many as 38 points, never trailed and outscored Panama 48-9 from 3-point range.

U.S. blows out Venezuela 101 - 49, advances to AmeriCup quarter finals
For the U.S., the 52-point margin was its biggest in an AmeriCup game since a 123-59 victory over the Virgin Islands in 2007. That team featured NBA players -- Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Jason Kidd among them -- prepping for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Norris Cole lifts Team USA by Puerto in AmeriCup quarterfinals
The Americans will face either Argentina or Venezuela on Saturday in the semifinals, with the medal-round games -- either for gold or bronze -- coming Sunday.
 

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US rallies past Canada 84-80 to win bronze medal
It was the ninth time in 11 appearances at AmeriCup -- the championship of the FIBA Americas region -- that the U.S. captured a medal. The Americans have won gold seven times, silver once and now have a bronze.


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Later Sunday, Gabriel Deck's layup with 16.1 seconds left lifted Argentina past Brazil 75-73 in the gold-medal game. Deck scored 20 points, Nicolas Laprovittola added 15 and Facundo Campazzo had 13 for Argentina.
 

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United States clamps down to rout Puerto Rico, move to 2-0 in World Cup play


The United States is quickly identifying itself as a stellar defensive squad by using its athleticism to make it difficult for opponents to score. Shakira
Austin scored 19 points, Kahleah Copper added 16 and the U.S. played suffocating defense to rout Puerto Rico 106-42 on Friday in the World Cup. The U.S. now has won 24 consecutive World Cup games since losing in the 2006 semifinals to Russia. The Americans are two wins short of matching their record 26-game run from 1998 to 2006.


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United States holds off China to earn 25th straight FIBA World Cup win


The U.S. now has won 25 consecutive World Cup games since losing in the 2006 semifinals to Russia. The Americans advanced to the quarterfinals and are one away from matching their record 26-game run from 1998-2006. These two teams came into the game unbeaten in the tournament. The U.S. (3-0) led 25-20 with 6:23 left in the first half before outscoring China 19-5 the rest of the second quarter, including the final 13 points. Alyssa Thomas and Breanna Stewart combined for seven of the 13 points during the game-changing burst.

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How Brittney Griner's absence affects Team USA at 2022 FIBA World Cup


The 2022 FIBA World Cup will be the first major competition that the U.S. women's basketball team will compete in without Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner since the 2012 Summer Olympics. The World Cup, which starts Wednesday in Sydney, will be a poignant marker for the women's basketball world that one of its most recognizable stars of the past decade is facing an uncertain future in a Russian prison. Griner, the No. 1 WNBA draft pick in 2013, has been an enthusiastic participant in USA Basketball senior national team events since she made the squad for the 2014 World Cup, which she played in just a couple of weeks after winning the WNBA title with the Mercury. In the Tokyo Olympics last year, Griner averaged 16.5 points, tied for the U.S. lead with Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson, and 7.2 rebounds.

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U.S. women's basketball team scores 145 points in rout of South Korea, breaking FIBA World Cup record


A'ja Wilson and the United States women's basketball team put on quite a show, breaking the FIBA Women's World Cup scoring mark in a record rout of South Korea. Brionna Jones scored 24 points, and Wilson added 20 to help the U.S. beat South Korea 145-69 on Monday. Shakira Austin's layup with 9 seconds left helped the Americans eclipse Brazil's record of 143 points set in 1990 against Malaysia. The win was the 26th in a row in World Cup play for the Americans, who haven't lost since the 2006 semifinals, when they fell to Russia. The U.S. also won 26 in a row from 1994 to 2006. The Soviet Union holds the World Cup record with 56 straight wins, from 1959 to 1986.

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FIBA World Cup 2022: Kahleah Copper helps carry USA Basketball into quarterfinals


Whether in the WNBA or on the international stage, Copper makes plays no one else on the court can replicate, maybe not even her own teammates on a roster loaded with WNBA All-Stars. "Kah is just electric," Stewart said. "It seems like she just slithers to the basket. She's able to find these gaps where she gets in and is able to get an easy layup. But she's a spark. Whenever her name is called, she's ready." Copper averaged 11.0 points on 53.8% shooting (41.7% on 3-pointers), 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.4 steals in 20.0 minutes as the United States finished group play undefeated, winning its five games by an average margin of 46.2 points. The next step is beating Serbia, the No. 10 team in FIBA's rankings, in the
quarterfinals Wednesday (10 p.m. ET, ESPNU/ESPN+). With a win, the top-ranked American would face the Canada-Puerto Rico winner in the semifinals.


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Team USA withstands challenge from Serbia to advance to FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup semifinals


It had been a minute since Team USA looked a step behind on the court, but that was the case Thursday in its FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup quarterfinal game. Team USA trailed for the first time all tournament 4-0 and shortly afterward at 11-7 against a fearless Serbia team that managed to make it a four-point game late in the second quarter in front of a loud, mostly pro-Serbia crowd. But the Americans did what they typically do: Put their foot on the gas and not let up, going on a 20-0 run following an injury to wing Kahleah Cooper to put the game away, ultimately advancing to the semifinal behind an 88-55 win.

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FIBA Women World Cup 2022: Complete schedule, results, news and highlights
USA Basketball is among 12 teams participating in the 2022 FIBA Women's World Cup in Sydney, Australia, from Sept. 21-Oct. 1.The U.S. women's national basketball team seeks a fourth consecutive gold medal in the 11-day event, last winning in Spain in 2018.

FIBA World Cup game schedule
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Puerto Rico 82, Bosnia-Herzegovina 58
USA 87, Belgium 72
Canada 67, Serbia 60
Japan 89, Mali 56

Thursday, Sept. 22
China 107, South Korea 44
France 70, Australia 57
USA 106, Puerto Rico 42
Serbia 69, Japan 64
Belgium 84, South Korea 61

Friday, Sept. 23
China 98, Bosnia-Herzegovina 51
Canada 59, France 45
Australia 118, Mali 58

Saturday, Sept. 24
USA 77, China 63
South Korea 99, Bosnia-Herzegovina 66
Belgium 68, Puerto Rico 65

Sunday, Sept. 25
France 74, Mali 59
Australia 69, Serbia 54
Canada 70, Japan 56
Belgium 85, Bosnia-Herzegovina 55
Serbia 81, Mali 68

Monday, Sept. 26
USA 145, South Korea 69
France 67, Japan 53
China 95, Puerto Rico 60
Australia 75, Canada 72
Puerto Rico 92, South Korea 73
China 81, Belgium 55

Tuesday, Sept. 27
USA 121, Bosnia-Herzegovina 59
Canada 88, Mali 65
Serbia 68, France 62
Australia 71, Japan 54

Wednesday, Sept. 28: Quarterfinals
USA 88, Serbia 55

Thursday, Sept. 29: Quarterfinals
Canada 79, Puerto Rico 60
China 85, France 71
Australia 86, Belgium 69

Friday, Sept. 30: Semifinals
Canada vs. USA, 3 a.m. ET, ESPN
Australia vs. China, 5:20 a.m. ET, ESPN+

Saturday, Oct. 1
Gold medal game, 2 a.m. ET, ESPN2
 

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Team USA routes Canada to FIBA Women's gold-medal game
The United States has now won 29 consecutive World Cup games, dating back to the bronze-medal match in 2006. Team USA has dropped just one game in a major international competition (World Cup and Olympics) since 1994.
 

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New-look Team USA wins fourth straight gold at FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup


A fair amount of uncertainty surrounded USA Basketball as they entered a new chapter of the post-Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi era. But in front of a crowd of 15,895 fans at the Sydney SuperDome -- most of whom were enthusiastically supporting Team China -- the new-look Team USA successfully reinforced the legacy that was built by those who came before them by winning a fourth consecutive World Cup gold and 11th overall behind a 83-61 victory over China in the final. Indeed, the U.S. went undefeated through group play, winning by an average margin of 40.75 points and finishing with only one game decided by fewer than 15 points. Their 22-point win over China was also the largest margin of victory in a World Cup Final, according to FIBA.The USA has dropped just one game in a major international competition (World Cup or Olympic play) since 1994 - the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup against Russia - winning 30 consecutive games in the tournament since.

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FIBA Women World Cup 2022: Complete schedule, results, news and highlights
USA Basketball is among 12 teams participating in the 2022 FIBA Women's World Cup in Sydney, Australia, from Sept. 21-Oct. 1.The U.S. women's national basketball team seeks a fourth consecutive gold medal in the 11-day event, last winning in Spain in 2018.

FIBA World Cup game schedule
Wednesday, Sept. 21
Puerto Rico 82, Bosnia-Herzegovina 58
USA 87, Belgium 72
Canada 67, Serbia 60
Japan 89, Mali 56

Thursday, Sept. 22
China 107, South Korea 44
France 70, Australia 57
USA 106, Puerto Rico 42
Serbia 69, Japan 64
Belgium 84, South Korea 61

Friday, Sept. 23
China 98, Bosnia-Herzegovina 51
Canada 59, France 45
Australia 118, Mali 58

Saturday, Sept. 24
USA 77, China 63
South Korea 99, Bosnia-Herzegovina 66
Belgium 68, Puerto Rico 65

Sunday, Sept. 25
France 74, Mali 59
Australia 69, Serbia 54
Canada 70, Japan 56
Belgium 85, Bosnia-Herzegovina 55
Serbia 81, Mali 68

Monday, Sept. 26
USA 145, South Korea 69
France 67, Japan 53
China 95, Puerto Rico 60
Australia 75, Canada 72
Puerto Rico 92, South Korea 73
China 81, Belgium 55

Tuesday, Sept. 27
USA 121, Bosnia-Herzegovina 59
Canada 88, Mali 65
Serbia 68, France 62
Australia 71, Japan 54

Wednesday, Sept. 28: Quarterfinals
USA 88, Serbia 55

Thursday, Sept. 29: Quarterfinals
Canada 79, Puerto Rico 60
China 85, France 71
Australia 86, Belgium 69


Friday, Sept. 30: Third place game
Australia 95, Canada 65

Saturday, Oct. 1: Gold medal game
USA 83, China 61
 
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