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2 hrs ago | Mashable

The Basketball World Cup: Who Team USA Should Bring to Spain

We speak of course, about the FIBA Basketball World Cup, a pseudo-clever rebranding of what was until this year known as the FIBA World Championship, a global hoops tournament held every four years by the sport's international governing body.

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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

How Dwyane Wade has to evolve

After his body seemingly broke down against San Antonio in the NBA Finals - the low point being his 7-for-25 shooting in the last two games - many believe that his current form can be summed up by one play, a rim meeting with Tiago Splitter.

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7 hrs ago | The Age

Australian veteran Screen retires from Opals

Screen played the final game for the Opals in their tour match against Mozambique in Japan on Tuesday and her retirement means she will not be part of the Opals for the world championships in Turkey later this year.

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11 hrs ago | CBS Local

Raiders Relying On Healthy Watson To Solidify Line

Tackle Menelik Watson of the Oakland Raiders pass blocks against defensive end Benson Mayowa #95 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Columbian

Trail Mix: Damian Lillard Trying Out For Team USA, Mo Williams Signs With Timberwolves

Damian Lillard is in Las Vegas, where the USA Basketball Training Camp started today, continuing his busy summe r.

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Blog a Bull

Why Team USA can be so important for Derrick Rose

It only took 10 meaningful games in the last 27 months to turn Derrick Rose from one of the brightest young superstars in the NBA to a player now often defined by his own personal idiosyncrasies.

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NBA.com

Morning Tip: Olympic Medals, Eh?

The players on his Canadian AAU team, CIA Bounce, hadn't played much outside of their native country.

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Coug Center

Aron Baynes, Brock Motum make Australia's FIBA World Cup roster

Fresh off winning a NBA Championship with the Spurs , Aron Baynes will attempt to add some more hardware to his collection as he will be among the headliners on Australia's FIBA World Cup roster.

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The Age

Mitton stars as Kookaburras beat South Africa

Third-generation Kookaburra Trent Mitton has shown off his rich hockey pedigree with a spectacular between-the-legs goal in Australia's 6-0 win over South Africa in Glasgow.

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The Miami Herald

Hawks' Paul Millsap added to Team USA training camp roster

Pamela Grimmé places a lamp in the Tamarac showroom of AMC Liquidators, which sells to customers locally and in 44 countries.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

A Sea of Blue

Kentucky Athletics: Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones Passes Away

He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/jaPX7mzI97 News broke this afternoon that Kentucky great Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones passed away.

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CBS Local

Denver Fans Finally Get Look At 2013 AFC Champions

Lakers vs. FC Barcelona The Los Angeles Lakers face off with Pau Gasol's former team and European Champions FC Barcelona on October 7, 2010.

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Air Alamo

NBA News: Team USA Basketball Takeaways

Mar 5, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond dribbles at Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah in the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills.

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ChicagoSports.com

Bulls' Rose ready for USA Basketball

Rose on Monday will be one of 18 players at USA Basketball's five-day minicamp in Las Vegas.

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Crescent-News.com

Langer takes 8-shot lead at Senior Open

Bernhard Langer stretched his lead to eight strokes Saturday in the Senior British Open, shooting a 3-under 68 at Royal Porthcawl to reach 14-under 199.

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Seattle Times

Storm’s Karen Bryant, first executive of...

Karen Bryant, the CEO of the Seattle Storm, remembers yet another story as she takes a break from packing up her office for her announced departure this Thursday.

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Sat Jul 26, 2014

NBA.com

No Love Overseas

USA Basketball announced Saturday morning that Love won't be participating for the National Team this summer, because of "his current status."

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Westland Observer

Team USA roster vulnerable after Kevin Love's withdrawal

With the Saturday announcement that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love won't take part in the FIBA Basketball World Cup tournament in Spain, the task of securing an automatic bid for the 2016 Olympics and defending its gold medal gets a whole lot harder yet again, as LaMarcus Aldridge , Kawhi Leonard , Blake Griffin also bowed out recently ... (more)

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Big East Coast Bias

Where Are They Now? Samuel Dalembert

Seton Hall's Samuel Dalembert has been a staple on NBA rosters for 13 years now and he's still going strong.

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The Washington Post

Kevin Love withdraws from Team USA

Kevin Love has withdrawn from this summer's USA Basketball roster because of his uncertain NBA status, leaving the Americans without one of their most experienced international players.

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Olympic Medal Count

    Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
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