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Crystal Langhorne left out of USA pool

Mystic post player's omission is an avoidable, glaring mistake

Originally Published: August 18, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | Special to ESPN.com

The FIBA World Championship for Women is a big deal. Even if in the United States -- where the event has never been held -- it doesn't get much publicity. Sue Bird, expected to be Team USA's starting point guard, thinks the world championship is even harder to win than the Olympics.

"You're playing three games in a row, a break, three games in a row, a break, and then quarterfinals, semifinals, finals," Bird said. "It's a lot of games in a short period of time.

"And ...

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