US thrash Puerto Rico 106-42

Holders the USA hit the century mark towards Puerto Rico on Friday to sign they mean business on the women’s basketball World Cup while Serbia disappointed Olympic silver medallists Japan.

The three-time protecting champions romped 106-42 in Sydney to make it 2-zero in Group A as they goal an eleventh title, after easing beyond a strong Belgium on the opening day of the 10-day championships.The Americans shot fifty four percent from the sector with Shakira Austin (19), Kahleah Copper (18), Brionna Jones (thirteen), Jewell Loyd (12), Breanna Stewart (11) and Alyssa Thomas (11) all in double figures.

“Defensively, once more, led with the aid of Alyssa with six steals, I think we have been just really tough to play towards,” said train Cheryl Reeve. “We additionally had a bench that was sincerely, simply properly.”

It turned into their 24th consecutive win on the World Cup, stretching lower back to 2010.

Thomas said the score did not nicely replicate what they had accomplished.

“We have been running on our crew chemistry and we added loads of latest portions,” she said. “Games like this are helpful.”

Puerto Rico received their first-ever World Cup game on Thursday after they overwhelmed Bosnia and Herzegovina eighty two-fifty eight.But they were no fit for the powerful Americans, who blunted the harmful Arella Guirantes.

Guirantes scored an first-rate 26 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in that Thursday win, but become confined to just seven factors in her near-20-minute court docket time.

“Today we did not display up. We have been playing the high-quality group in the global, but I think we didn’t strive,” said Puerto Rico’s disenchanted educate Jerry Batista. “We ought to examine from this. We need to be greater competitive.”

Ominously, the Americans have been once more now not even at complete energy.

The Las Vegas Aces’ Chelsea Gray, Kelsey Plum and A’ja Wilson arrived in Sydney jet-lagged early Friday after their team sealed the WNBA Finals remaining weekend, so that they took no element.

Asian champions Japan poured in sixteen three-hints in their 89-56 thumping of Mali in Group B on Thursday, however controlled simply 5 from 22 against Serbia — and it fee them.Some of the sufferers had told the investigators they have been transferred to Russia and held for weeks in prisons. Others had “disappeared” after such transfers. “Interlocutors described beatings, electric powered shocks and compelled nudity, as well as other kinds of violations in such detention centers,” Mose said.

Mose stated the crew had additionally “processed incidents of unwell-treatment towards Russian Federation soldiers by using Ukrainian forces”, including that “even as few in numbers, such instances remain the subject of our attention”.

He said investigators had also documented instances of sexual and gender-primarily based violence, in a few cases setting up that Russian squaddies had been the perpetrators.

“There are examples of instances wherein spouse and children had been pressured to witness the crimes,” he stated. “In the instances we have investigated, the age of victims of sexual and gendered-primarily based violence ranged from 4 to eighty two years.”

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