USA-Australia is the gold-medal game the World Cup deserves

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ESPN.com—No team has been able to stop Aussie Liz Cambage. Will Team USA -- behind a UConn core with a spotless record in title games -- have the answer?

Taurasi scores 26, helps US reach World Cup gold-medal game. As it has done for most of the tournament, the United States used a big third quarter keyed by Diana Taurasi and Breanna Stewart to pull away from an opponent. This time, it was Belgium, whose one-point halftime deficit turned into 16 by the end of the third period. Taurasi, who hit five three-pointers, finished with 26 points to help the U.S. win 93-77 on Saturday in the semifinals of the FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup at San Cristobal de la Laguna, Spain. Stewart added 20 points and...