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U.S. romps in return of Sue Bird

Updated: July 21, 2012, 2:20 PM ET
Associated Press

ISTANBUL -- Sue Bird was happy to be playing basketball again.

Bird left the U.S. women's Olympic team last Sunday after learning that her stepfather Dennis had died of a heart attack. After spending last week mourning with her family she joined the team in Turkey on Saturday.

"It's been emotional. Obviously he wasn't my father, but has been in my life for 16 years. He meant so much to my mom," said Bird, fighting through tears. "These things are tough. It's good to be back, everyone's ...

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