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NEW YORK -- Diana Taurasi scored 15 of her 20 points during a five-minute span in the third quarter to help the U.S. womens Olympic team beat Australia 104-89 on Sunday in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden.Elena Delle Donne added 19 points for the Americans in the final tuneup for both teams before they head to Rio for the Olympics that begin next weekend.The U.S. and Australia are the top two teams in the world and are expected to face off for the gold medal in Rio at the Olympics. The Americans have won the past five Olympic gold medals, while Australia has won the bronze or silver at every Olympic Games since 1996.The Americans won every game on their exhibition tour, starting with a four-point victory over a U.S. select team. They also cruised to wins over Canada and France. The U.S. will make a brief stop in Houston to meet up with the mens team before flying to Rio on Tuesday.The Australians got off to a strong start, hitting six of their first 10 shots, including three 3-pointers to build a 17-11 advantage early on. But the depth on the U.S. team wore down the Opals.Delle Donne rallied the Americans, scoring 11 points in the first quarter, hitting all four of her shots.The U.S. scored the first 13 points of the second quarter, including eight by Angel McCoughtry, to build the advantage to 41-25 that capped off a 30-8 burst.Australia wouldnt go away, though. Penny Taylor, who told the AP over the weekend that she was retiring after the WNBA season ends, and Leilani Mitchell helped the Opals cut the deficit to 54-48 at the half.Taurasi took over in the third quarter. She got hot from the outside, hitting three 3-pointers during that five-minute span to help the U.S. extend its lead to 77-58. The crowd of over 13,000 fans stood on their feet and began chanting U-S-A. Australia, which won its first two games in the exhibition tournament, could not recover.Liz Cambage led Australia with 22 points despite being saddled by foul trouble. Mitchell finished with 18 points for Australia.The U.S. honored former Olympians Teresa Edwards, Lisa Leslie, Dawn Staley, Gail Marquis and Juliene Simpson after the game. The national team stayed for the ceremony and cheered on the former greats. Marquis and Simpson were on the 1976 team. Edwards, Leslie and Staley helped start this run of five straight gold medals. After the former greats were introduced to the crowd, the current team ran over and hugged and high-fived them.The Americans have won 41 consecutive Olympic contests with the last loss coming in the 1992 bronze medal game. They also have never lost to Australia, going 19-0 in exhibition games, world championship contests and the Olympics. 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Parramatta will aim to have their new board installed before the first round of next years NRL season.As they look to put their horror 2016 campaign behind them, appointed administrator Max Donnelly on Wednesday called for independent applications to the the new seven-person board.Applications will close on December 5, with interviews anticipated to take place throughout December, January and February.I would like to interview the people I think meet the criteria and then be able to appoint the board by the time the season starts, Donnelly told AAP.In a bid to avoid the ghosts of the past, previous directors will be banned from taking up a position on the board.Former players will not cop the same treatment, but Donnelly says a background in rugby league does not automatically qualify someone for the job.If someone was a great businessman and had wonderful ideas about how to raise sponsorships and didnt know a lot about football, that wouldnt stop them from being on the board, Donnelly said.Whereas if someone knew a lot about football, but nothing about business, its not quite so good.In a shake-up aimed at ensurring stability at the club, Donnelly will sit on the board for at least the first year to oversee operations while Jim Sarantinos will be the other Leagues Club representative.ddddddddddddIts also hoped individual selection, via an independent committee, will stop the political in-fighting which has previously sunk the club.There should be no factions, moving forward, Donnelly said.These five people will be individually appointed - they didnt go in with a ticket.Parramattas previous board was sacked following the salary-cap scandal which hit the club in 2016, leading to them being docked 12 competition points and fined $1 million for systematic rorting.The club continues to cooperate fully with the Australian Tax Office and NSW Fraud Squad as investigations continue into the Leagues Clubs actions during the period.However, they have turned over a new leaf with chief executive Bernie Gurr beginning work last month, and he and coach Brad Arthur on the lookout for a new football manager. 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