Leslie, Parker selected

? Lisa Leslie will have help from Los Angeles Sparks teammate Candace Parker when the U.S. women’s basketball team tries to win a fourth straight Olympic gold medal. They were two of the nine players placed on the team Saturday. Also on the team for Beijing are Olympic veterans Katie Smith, Tina Thompson, Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird. Cappie Pondexter, Seimone Augustus and Sylvia Fowles will make their Olympic debuts.