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U.S. shakes off Croatia in fourth

Updated: July 28, 2012, 7:43 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The U.S. women's basketball team looked nothing like the squad that is expected to dominant the Olympics.

Maybe it was first-game nerves or a hangover from the opening ceremonies. The U.S. had to overcome a sloppy performance Saturday before finally putting away Croatia 81-56 in their opener.

Coach Geno Auriemma had said he was hoping that the Americans could play a style of basketball that would be entertaining and help grow the women's game internationally. That didn't ...

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