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Younger players will lead next U.S. run

Updated: August 29, 2004, 3:07 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Diana Taurasi's postgame hug of Dawn Staley was purely spontaneous -- highly symbolic, too.

Staley's generation set the tone for America's dominance of women's basketball. She was hoisted off her feet by a player who represents the future of the sport, a generation that will be charged with keeping the gold medals coming.

It's three straight and counting.

Taurasi wrapped Staley in a bear hug after a 74-63 victory over Australia, a joyous clench that ...

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