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Candace Parker's Absence From Olympic Roster Means Breanna Stewart Likely On Team

Candace Parker's Absence From Olympic Roster Means Breanna Stewart Likely On Team

When the roster is announced Wednesday for the U.S. women's Olympic basketball team, it likely will have five former UConn players — Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi, Tina Charles, Maya Moore and Sue Bird.

All except Stewart were on the 2012 team, also coached by UConn coach Geno Auriemma.

Stewart's inclusion appears likely because Candace Parker will not be on the 12-player team.

On Monday night, ESPN reported she would be left off. A story on Tuesday by The Associated Press said Parker received a call from national team director Carol Callan last week informing her of USA Basketball's decision.

"I was surprised and disappointed," Parker said in a...

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