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Home - FIBA World Championship 2010 Women's Czech Republic daily news and articles

 FIBA World Championship 2010 Women's Czech Republic daily news and articles

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October 3, 2010 - Day 9 - Final

The United States can finally forget the disappointment of 2006 in Brazil after beating the Czech Republic on Sunday in the gold medal game at the FIBA World Championship for Women. The Americans, who were upset by Russia four years ago in the Semi-Finals and had to settle for bronze, completed an unbeaten run in the Czech Republic with an 89-69 triumph over the host nation in front of another loud crowd in Karlovy Vary. Read more here.

October 2, 2010 - Day 8 - Semifinals

Czechs win in OT against Belarus to reach Final

The Czech Republic survived in an overtime classic against Belarus on Saturday night to reach the Final of the FIBA World Championship for Women. Playing at home in front of a packed house in the Karlovy Vary Arena, the Czechs prevailed 81-77 and will now face the United States or Spain in the title game. Read more here.

Americans cruise into title showdown with Czechs

The United States blew out Spain on Saturday night to set up a mouthwatering Final against the Czech Republic at the FIBA World Championship for Women. Spain, without injured center Sancho Lyttle, couldn’t compete on the boards with the Americans who won 106-70. Read more here.

October 1, 2010 - Day 7 - Quarterfinals

Belarus stun Russia to advance to last four

Russia pulled off the big surprise of the FIBA World Championship for Women four years ago by upsetting the United States in the Semi-Finals. On Friday at the 2010 event, it was Belarus that sprung the big surprise and Russia – the number two side in the FIBA World Rankings for Women – were on the losing end. Read more here.

USA deliver early Ko-rea

The United States are just two victories away from a cherished gold medal at the FIBA World Championship for Women after making quick work of Korea on Friday. The Americans stormed out to a huge first-quarter lead and never looked back, ultimately claiming a 106-44 victory. Read more here.

September 29, 2010 - Day 6 - Eighthfinals Day 3

Americans win but Cambage ‘comes of age’; Belarus beat Greece to advance

The United States beat Australia at a FIBA World Championship for Women for the ninth time in as many tries on Wednesday night to clinch first place in Group E and remain unbeaten in the Czech Republic. Diana Taurasi buried four of eight shots from long range and finished with 24 points as the Americans won 83-75. Read more here.

Unbeaten Russia claim top spot as Spain settle for second in Group F, Czech Republic and Korea join them in the last Eight

Russia stunned Spain in the fourth quarter to win a battle of unbeatens and finish top of Group F at the FIBA World Championship for Women on Wednesday night. Russia won all six of their games in Brno and will now face Belarus in the last eight on Friday in Karlovy Vary while Spain will go up against France. Read more here.

September 28, 2010 - Day 5 - Eighthfinals Day 2

Greeks stay in the hunt; Aussies, Americans remain unbeaten

Greece edged Canada 57-52 in a do-or-die battle for both teams at the FIBA World Championship for Women on Tuesday night. By prevailing, the Greeks earned the right to take on Belarus in the fight for fourth place in Group E on Wednesday. The winners of that game will progress to the Quarter-Finals. Read more here.

Brazil thriller; Unbeaten Spain, Russia win again

Brazil kept their hopes of reaching the Quarter-Finals of the FIBA World Championship for Women alive by edging Japan in a 93-91 overtime thriller on Tuesday. In a win-or-die game for the South Americans on day two of the Eight-Finals, Erika de Souza poured in 32 points, grabbed 18 rebounds and blocked three shots. Read more here.

September 27, 2010 - Day 4 - Eighthfinals Day 1

Spain and Russia remain perfect, Czech Republic crush Korea

Russia and Spain remained unbeaten at the FIBA World Championship with big wins on the opening day of the Eight-Finals. The Czech Republic also won in Brno, thrashing Korea 96-65. Spain shut down Japanese scoring machine Yuko Oga and rolled to an 86-59 triumph while Russia ran roughshod over a beleaguered Brazil, 76-53. Read more here.

Gritty France down Belarus, USA and Aussies win

Undefeated Australia and the United States stormed to convincing wins and France also tasted victory on the first day of Eight-Finals action at the FIBA World Championship for Women. France survived in an extremely physical battle with Belarus. They prevailed 58-48 on Monday night. Read more here.

September 25, 2010 - Day 3

Hot Russia get past Argentina, Czech Republic survive Japan comeback

Russia sealed first place in Group D with a 77-59 victory over Argentina to enter the Eight-Final Round with a perfect record. Tournament hosts Czech Republic survived a tough fight from Japan to win 66-60 and progress as the second-place team while the Asians claimed the final qualifying spot. Read more here.

France makes life awkward for USA and no Greek tragedy

France held the United States to just three points in the first seven minutes but the floodgates eventually opened on Saturday as Geno Auriemma's team won a battle of unbeatens to clinch first place in Group B at the FIBA World Championship for Women. In the do-or-die clash to determine third place, Greece grinded out an 83-68 victory over Senegal. Read more here.

Sizzling Spain beat Brazil, Korea edge Mali in OT

Spain continued their unbeaten run at the FIBA World Championship for Women with a 69-57 triumph over Brazil on Saturday. The victory clinched first place in Group C for Jose Ignacio Hernandez's team. In the other game in Brno, Korea survived in overtime against Mali, 68-66, to finish in second place. Read more here.

Opals, Belarus and Canada march on

Belarus beat Canada in a battle for second place in Group A and Australia blew out China to remain undefeated on the last day of Preliminary Round action at the FIBA World Championship for Women. Yelena Leuchanka underlined her status as one of the top low-post players in Ostrava with a 16-rebound performance for Belarus in a 61-49 victory over the Canadians. Read more here.

September 24, 2010 - Day 2

Lyttle keeps Spain On winning path; brave Mali makes Brazil work hard for victory

Spain survived a late Korea comeback to claim an 84-69 Group C victory on Friday. In the other pool game, an impressive Mali pushed Brazil to the limit before falling 80-73. Unlike Thursday's easy triumph over Mali, the Spaniards were tested by a never-say-die Korea team that had upset Brazil in the closing seconds of their opening game. Read more here.

Les Bleues, Team USA remain unbeaten

France rode another strong defensive effort to victory over Greece and a rampant United States steamrolled Senegal on the second day of Group B action at the FIBA World Championship for Women in Ostrava. Les Bleues, who edged Greece in a crucial game last summer en route to a gold medal at the EuroBasket, blew Friday's encounter wide open in the second quarter and prevailed 69-55. Read more here.

Argentina's last-second heartbreak; Czechs do not bounce Russia

Yuko Oga's shot at the buzzer handed Japan a 59-58 victory over Argentina on Day Two of Group D action at the FIBA World Championship in Brno. Russia, meanwhile, held off a resilient Czech Republic to claim a 55-52 triumph in the other pool game. In the first game, Japan recorded their first win in dramatic fashion. Read more here.

It’s never-say-die Canada and the awesome Aussies

Canada stunned China and Australia defeated Belarus on the second day of the FIBA World Championship in Ostrava. The Canadians, who lost to the Aussies in their opener but gained a lot of confidence from that game, trailed by as many as 13 points in the first half against China but tore apart the Asian champions after the interval and prevailed 65-61. Read more here.

September 23, 2010 - Day 1

It's Deja vu For Brazil, Spain Cruise Past Mali

Korea pulled off the first surprise of the FIBA World Championship for Women by edging Brazil 61-60 in Thursday's Group C opener. The South Americans went into the game looking to avenge their defeat to Korea two years ago on the opening day of the Olympics but were yet again shocked again by the FIBA Asia runners-up. Read more here.

Auriemma era starts with win; France lord it over Senegal

Geno Auriemma coached for the first time at a FIBA World Championship for Women on Thursday and tasted victory as his United States team defeated Greece in Ostrava. The Americans won 99-73, with Swin Cash and Angel McCoughtry scoring 16 points each. The Greeks had an excellent one-two punch from Evina Maltsi and Stella Kaltsidou. Read more here.

Revenge for Belarus; Aussies pull away from Canada

Belarus and Australia claimed wins in Group A on the opening day of the FIBA World Championship for Women in Ostrava. Yelena Leuchanka, despite missing all of her national team's preparations while playing in the WNBA with the Atlanta Dream, led Belarus with 20 points and 12 rebounds in a 68-57 win over China. Read more here.

Czechs thrill home fans with big win

The Czech Republic electrified their home crowd with a 67-53 triumph over Argentina in their Group D opener on Thursday. With a 33-29 lead early in the third quarter, Lubo Blazek's side went on a 17-2 run to build an 18-point advantage and cruised the rest of the way. Read more here.

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