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BASKETBALL // WOMEN

DATES: July 21-Aug. 4

VENUES: Morehouse College and Georgia Dome

TV sessions:

July 21 _ noon-6 p.m.

July 23 _ 12:41 a.m.-2:11 a.m.

July 25 _ 12:41 a.m.-2:11 a.m.

July 27 _ 12:30 a.m.-2 a.m.

July 29 _ 12:41 a.m.-2:11 a.m.

July 31 _ 12:41 a.m.-2:11 a.m.

Aug. 2 _ 12:41 a.m.-2:11 a.m.

Aug. 4 _ 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; 6:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m.

Daily schedule:

July 21-29 _ preliminary games

July 31-Aug. 2 _ classification matchups

Aug. 3 _ 11th, 9th, 7th, 5th place games

Aug. 4 _ bronze medal, gold medal games

U.S. preliminary schedule:

July 21 _ U.S. vs. Cuba, 3 p.m.

July 23 _ U.S. vs. Ukraine, 3 p.m.

July 25 _ U.S. vs. Zaire, noon

July 27 _ U.S. vs. Australia, 8 p.m.

July 29 _ U.S. vs. South Korea, 3 p.m.

U.S. team:

Jennifer Azzi, Stanford

Ruthie Bolton, Auburn

eresa Edwards, Georgia

enus Lacy, Louisiana Tech

Lisa Leslie, Southern Cal

Rebecca Lobo, Connecticut

Katrina McClain, Georgia

Nikki McCray, Tennessee

Carla McGhee, Tennessee

Dawn Staley, Virginia

Katy Steding, Stanford

Sheryl Swoopes, Texas Tech

RULES YOU NEED TO KNOW: We're not in Kansas anymore, so forget the NCAA rules. In the international game, the lane is trapezoid in shape, not rectangular. The three-point line is 20 feet, 6.1 inches, a little more than 9 inches longer than that in NCAA play. The court is 91 feet, 10 inches, not 94 feet.

ALL-TIME U.S. TEAM: Cheryl Miller led the U.S. to gold in the '84 Games; Nancy Lieberman-Cline led the U.S. to silver in '76, the first year women's basketball was an Olympic event; Lynette Woodard won gold in '84; Teresa Edwards will star in her fourth in Atlanta, a first for an American basketball player, male or female.

_ BRIAN LANDMAN

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