US Women's Olympic Basketball Team Named

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Saturday May 31, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lisa Leslie will lead the U.S. women's
basketball team at the Olympics in China. She and Los Angeles
Sparks teammate Candace Parker are two of the nine players placed
on the team today. The announcement came before the
L.A.-at-Washington WNBA game.

The U.S. women's basketball team has won the last three Olympic
gold medals. Also on the team for Beijing are Olympic veterans Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird. This will be Smith's
third Olympics. Cappie Pondexter, Seimone Augustus and Sylvia
Fowles will make their Olympic debuts.

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