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13 min ago | Examiner.com

FIBA launches Basketball World Cup in Spain in classic style

Basketball fans don't have to wait for the NBA season to start on October 28. FIBA, the International Federation of Basketball, has upgraded its world championship series to a stellar World Cup of Basketball event.

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2 hrs ago | BleacherReport

FIBA World Cup 2014: Dates, Schedule, Rosters, Groups and Bracket Info

All the tuneups are done and the roster is set. There's nothing left for the Team USA basketball team to do now but head to Spain and win a gold medal.

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6 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games the Americans winning both and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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Related Topix: Goran Dragic (2008 Beijing Olympics), Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Nicolas Batum, Tiago Splitter, Serge Ibaka, Pau Gasol

6 hrs ago | NewsOn6 Tulsa

What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

SLAM! Sports

USA Basketball faces tough challenge at World Cup

United States guard DeMar DeRozan controls the ball against Dominican Republic forward James Maye during an exhibition game.

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The London Free Press

USA Basketball faces tough challenge at World Cup

United States guard DeMar DeRozan controls the ball against Dominican Republic forward James Maye during an exhibition game.

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TechCrunch

Kobe Bryant Reads TechCrunch

This month's issue of Sports Illustrated is notable because it includes a long form feature by Chris Ballard on Kobe Bryant's return to the game this fall.

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CBS Sports

Colangelo says USA looks to Harden as leader

"Right now, I think I would look to Harden as that leader," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said as his team continues to prepare for the tournament in which the winner earns an automatic berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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The Globe and Mail

U.S. and Spain on course for basketball World Cup showdown

United States guard Kyrie Irving controls the ball in front of Puerto Rico forward Alexander Franklin during the first quarter of a game at Madison Square Garden.

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NEWS.com.au

Can Australia do the unthinkable?

FORGET the Socceroos. There's a team of rising Aussie basketball superstars we should all get behind this week.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Andrew Bogut (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Aron Baynes, Joe Ingles, Kevin Durant

Daily Mail

Basketball in UK close to folding, says Luol Deng as he launches academy

Basketball in the UK is close to folding, says Luol Deng as he launches his own academy in order to produce elite British players Deng has set up his own basketball academy in order to produce elite British players in partnership with Nike, Evelyn Grace Academy and Reforming Black Britain for basketball with the belief the team would struggle to ... (more)

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

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A group of players from the U.S. women's national team, who will vie for a spot in the World Cup in October qualifying, have joined with several international players in protesting the turf surfaces for next summer's big event in Canada.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Mashable

The First All-Female Sports Show Is Called 'We Need to Talk'

News broke earlier this month that CBS Sports will debut the first all-female sports talk show in national TV history.

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Swish Appeal

Why the L.A. Sparks lost to the Phoenix Mercury in the 2014 WNBA Playoffs

We've discussed the problems with the L.A. Sparks over and over here, but with their 2014 season ending with a first round sweep and blowout loss at home it's painfully obvious that they need to make changes this offseason.

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The Washington Post

Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Tuesday in its final exhibition game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three... The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

Love connection: Kevin Love to be welcomed by Cavs

The team is set to introduce All-Star forward Kevin Love at a news conference Tuesday afternoon.

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Wall St. Cheat Sheet

Breaking Down Team USA: 4 Basketball Players Who Need to Step Up

The official roster for Team USA's journey into the 2014 FIBA World Cup tournament is complete, with the final 12 players coming from all over the NBA's landscape in order to make up a competitive squad that can stand toe-to-toe with the best international talent available - most notably the team representing host country, Spain.

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The Day

Ogwumike, Hartley added to U.S. women's basketball player pool

Connecticut Sun rookie Chiney Ogwumike and UConn graduate Bria Hartley, who just completed her rookie season with the Washington Mystics, were added Monday to the list of players competing for a roster spot on the USA Basketball Women's World Championship Team.

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ABS-CBN News

Keeping Dream alive: USA Basketball through the years

United States guard James Harden dunks against Puerto Rico during a game at Madison Square Garden.

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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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