Olympic Women's Basketball USA vs. China in Beijing
USA's Candace Parker (15) is guarded by Liu Dan of China at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing on August 11, 2008. The USA women defeated China 108-63. (UPI Photo/Terry Schmitt)
London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
Candace Parker's 21 points and a smothering defensive effort Saturday brought the United States Olympic basketball gold in an 86-50 win over France.
Maya Moore had four of the United States' 15 steals Tuesday in a defensive show that put the Americans in the Olympic semifinals with a 91-48 win over Canada.
Candace Parker scored six of her 14 points as the United States was taking charge in the second period Monday on its way to a 90-38 Olympic win over Angola.
Tina Charles led a fourth-quarter surge Saturday that sent the United States to an 81-56 win over Croatia to open the Olympic women's basketball tournament.
Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings and Diana Taurasi were named to their third U.S. Olympic women's basketball team Friday.
The Seattle Storm doused the Los Angeles Sparks 81-67 in women's basketball Sunday led by Lauren Jackson's 23 points and 10 rebounds.
Ten players and one coach were suspended Thursday by WNBA officials reacting to an on-court brawl involving the Los Angeles Sparks and the Detroit Shock.
North Carolina forward Tyler Hansbrough has won the annual John Wooden Award, symbolic of the best college basketball player this season.
Tennessee forward Candace Parker was the first player chosen Wednesday in the 2008 WNBA Draft.