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U.S. defeat leaves bitter taste, burning questions

Updated: September 24, 2006, 7:58 AM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

Um … OK, here's the bright side for U.S. women's basketball coach Anne Donovan: Now she can actually root for Lauren Jackson in the World Championship gold-medal game.

Donovan, of course, coaches LJ for the WNBA's Seattle Storm. And part of the big news from Brazil on Thursday is that the Aussie superstar led her team to Saturday's final. The somewhat bigger news, though, is that she won't be facing the United States.

Nope, the Russians knocked off the favorites 75-68, ...

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