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USA trails early, then romps

Updated: August 9, 2004, 10:15 PM ET
Associated Press

SALAMANCA, Spain -- Lisa Leslie scored 12 points and Sue Bird added 11, leading the U.S. women's Olympic team to a 68-38 victory over France on Sunday at the Spanish International Tournament.

The Americans, winners of the past two Olympic gold medals, rallied from an early 10-5 deficit and tied the game on a pair of free throws by Tina Thompson with 3:29 left in the first quarter. Leslie hit a layup a minute later to give the Americans the lead for good.

Leslie finished ...

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