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U.S. women chase fourth consecutive gold medal

Updated: August 8, 2008, 1:02 PM ET
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- The good news for the U.S. women's hoops team starts with this: Tamika Catchings is feeling OK. Since her Achilles' tendon tear occurred less than a year ago, that's very important.

"It's been an emotional roller coaster," Catchings said of the past few months as she worked hard at rehab while feeling the clock ticking on her readiness for the Olympics. "You go through an injury and the emotions with it -- from thinking for sure you'll have a chance to compete for your country ...

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