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Japan beats France 87-71 to reach women's basketball final against U.S.

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By TERESA M. WALKER

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Only one goal left, beat the USA.

That will never happen.

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Incredible performance from Machida and all these women. Loved the Japanese instructions from the coach. Japan are only ranked number 10 in the world how can this be? They thrashed France last night http://www.fiba.basketball/rankingwomen

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I wanted to watch this in relative peace. Now we get Dramatic Japanese Sports Announcer Guy. How many of those guys are there? It's like they found one for every event with a Japanese athlete.

soudesu ne, sore wa atarimae desu yo neee.. SHUUUTOO!!!!!!

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Japan is having a great Olympics. First, we beat China in Table Tennis. Second, We beat Korea in Archery. Tonight, we will beat America Baseball and on Sunday, We will beat America in Basketball

What's with the "we"? Are you on any of those teams you mention? No? Than, the correct word is "they".

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First, we beat China in Table Tennis. Second, We beat Korea in Archery. Tonight, we will beat America Baseball and on Sunday, We will beat America in Basketball.

> Nippon! Nippon!

Forever in China's shadow though eh.

And only loads of golds because there were so many weights added to judo.

And you have a massive team.

Look at UK-much smaller team, but more medals, total.

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Japan are only ranked number 10 in the world how can this be?

I'll let you in on a secret - sport doesnt strictly follow rankings. That's the beauty of it, and why we watch.

Good for Japan. Now, show them Americans how to play!

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Japan are only ranked number 10 in the world how can this be?

They put the ball in the basket more times then the french women did.

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I am kind of surprised, but the US should put a serious spanking on them.

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Unfortunately, all the attention goes to the Men’s basketball team from Japan. Never heard anyone mention the female team who seem to be of a much higher ability than the men’s team.

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^ should say I wanted to watch the US women's team win gold in relative peace. Although they might not have even broadcast the final it if it was US–France.

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Machida is an amazing PG. She had 18 assists last night and averaged like 13 assists per game these Olympics. Her court vision is excellent and she breaks ankles like Kyrie. Though she may be short, I hope that WNBA teams take a look at her.

The team is also well-coached. His offensive plays work well with Machida on the point and 3 point plays. He is also very defensive-minded. Even if the U.S. team is far superior, making it this far is their Gold medal and will be big for women's basketball in Japan.

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Japan is having a great Olympics. First, we beat China in Table Tennis. Second, We beat Korea in Archery. Tonight, we will beat America Baseball and on Sunday, We will beat America in Basketball.

And 3 years later in France you will beat everybody and top the table in golds.

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Only one goal left, beat the USA.

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It may be an Olympic fluke, but it's still great. Good luck!

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Japan's gonna have to shoot the lights out of the 3-pointers - that's their best chance against the US

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"Now we get Dramatic Japanese Sports Announcer Guy. How many of those guys are there? It's like they found one for every event with a Japanese athlete."

and American sports announcers are not dramatic? Really? Someone hit the delate button. Please.

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Well done but....... I can't help wishing it was the women's volleyball team instead.

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@EBP If it bothers you so much why don't you just turn the sound off. This is Japan, you know. Hence the Japanese announcers!

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Japan is having a great Olympics. First, we beat China in Table Tennis. Second, We beat Korea in Archery. Tonight, we will beat America Baseball and on Sunday, We will beat America in Basketball.

Nippon! Nippon!

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