The 2011-12 NBA season started late but finished with the long-anticipated crowing of LeBron James and the Miami Heat as NBA champions.
London and the home-standing British athletes stood out at the 2012 Olympics but the spotlight was grabbed by Michael Phelps and Usain Bolt.
Diana Taurasi brought Team USA to life early in the second half Thursday and the Americans rallied past Australia 86-73 in the Olympic basketball semifinals.
Diana Taurasi helped the U.S. basketball team blow the game open in the third period Friday on its way to an 88-61 Olympic victory over the Czech Republic.
Angel McCoughtry's 18 points led the way Wednesday in the United States' 89-58 win over Turkey that kept the American women unbeaten in Olympic basketball.
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.
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Indiana forward Tamika Catchings, who guided the Fever to the second-best record in the league this season, was voted the WNBA's most valuable player.
Connecticut Sun center Tina Charles, who set a league rebounding record, was a unanimous choice as WNBA rookie of the year.