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Pondexter to miss world championship

Reason for absence unclear, but opportunity is a privilege that seems hard to pass up

Originally Published: September 20, 2010
By Mechelle Voepel | ESPN.com

Somehow, very stupidly, I kind of held out slim hope that it could still would work out. That Cappie Pondexter would still join Team USA, even after coach Geno Auriemma indicated last week she wouldn't.

USA Basketball on Sunday released a list of 14 finalists for the team competing at the upcoming FIBA World Championship for Women, which begins Thursday in the Czech Republic. The squad still has to get down to 12, so there remain two more painful cuts to make. But right now, ...

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