Skylar Diggins, 2 others cut after Team USA’s first loss since 2011

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Skylar DigginsKayla McBride and Stefanie Dolson were cut from the U.S. women’s basketball roster after a shocking defeat Sunday, leaving one more player to be trimmed before the World Championships begin in Turkey on Saturday.

France beat the U.S. 76-72 in an exhibition on Sunday, the first defeat for the Americans since 2011. The U.S. had crushed France by 36 points in the 2012 Olympic final for its fifth straight gold.

Brittney Griner is on the 13-woman roster but hasn’t joined the team yet after sustaining an eye injury in the WNBA Finals earlier this month.

The FIBA World Championships winner will earn a berth in the 2016 Olympic tournament. If the U.S. does not win, it can still get into the Olympics by winning the 2015 FIBA Americas title.

Ten of the 12 women on the 2010 World Championships roster made the 2012 Olympic team

The U.S. women play the Czech Republic in their final tune-up in Prague on Tuesday. Here’s the current roster, which must be cut from 13 to 12:

Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx) — Olympian (2008, 2012)
Sue Bird (Seattle Storm) — Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012)
Tina Charles (New York Liberty) — Olympian (2012)
Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury)
Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury)
Jantel Lavender (Los Angeles Sparks)
Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream) — Olympian (2012)
Maya Moore (Minnesota Lynx) — Olympian (2012)
Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks)
Odyssey Sims (Tulsa Shock)
Breanna Stewart (University of Connecticut)
Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury) — Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012)
Lindsay Whalen (Minnesota Lynx) — Olympian (2012)

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