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Blake Griffin Announces He Won't Play for Team USA at FIBA World Cup

As as been tweeted, Clippers indeed announce Blake Griffin will not play for USA Basketball at FIBA World Cup in Spain this summer.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Blake Griffin, NBA Players, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Summer Olympic, Kevin Love, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Anthony Davis

Thu Jul 24, 2014

NBA.com

Image link to Worldly gent

From Miami, to Cleveland, to Brazil, to China? LeBron James is on his annual trip to China this week to represent Nike basketball at its RISE campaign.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, LeBron James, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players, Kobe Bryant, Jianlian Yi, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Los Angeles Lakers, Yi Jianlian

Fully Clips

Report: Blake Griffin withdraws from Team USA Basketball

May 15, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin reacts during the fourth quarter in game six of the second round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Staples Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA Basketball, Blake Griffin, NBA Players, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kevin Durant

Hardwood Paroxysm

Quincy Miller Will Destroy You If You Bring Up 'The Crossover'

Mar 1, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Denver Nuggets small forward Quincy Miller saves the ball from going out of bounds in the first half against Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center.

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Related Topix: Sports, Quincy Miller, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Denver Nuggets, Andre Iguodala, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

ABS-CBN News

The Lost Home Stand

Who do we blame? It's an ugly human trait, something that Filipinos are often accused of doing way too often rather than admit guilt.

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Related Topix: Sports, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, NBA Basketball, Summer Olympic, Kobe Bryant, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kevin Durant, Los Angeles Lakers, Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls, NBA Players, Opinion

Nets Daily

Deadlines and Commitments - No. 53

Billy King says the Nets are just about done, just about set with their roster, other than some training camp invitations.

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Related Topix: Sports, New Jersey Nets, NBA Basketball, Bojan Bogdanovic, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Sergey Karasev, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Andrei Kirilenko

Silver Screen and Roll

KOBE: Save Lakers Trade Yourself

"That one word is about the only thing left that can restore some pride, some excitement, and some genuine competitiveness to the basketball franchise formerly known as the New York Knicks."

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Jose Calderon, Marc Gasol, New York Knicks

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Business News

NBA: Doc Rivers to coach the Los Angeles Lakers?

Even after a miserable season in which they missed the playoffs and an offseason full of swings and misses, the Lakers are still in the news.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Carmelo Anthony, Summer Olympics, Kobe Bryant

USA Today

Why Kevin Durant should come home to D.C. in 2016

The ink hadn't quite dried on the many articles about LeBron James' decision to return home and play for the Cleveland Cavaliers when sportswriters already began looking forward to the next megastar who could make a similar move.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kevin Durant

NJ.com

Boys Basketball: Duke, Kentucky some of latest schools to offer Gill St. Bernard's guard Tyus Battle

Gill St. Bernard's guard Tyus Battle spent much of last summer deciding where he would be spending the rest of his high school career .

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Luol Deng, Summer Olympics, High School Basketball, New Jersey High School Basketball News

Houston Chronicle

LeBron James humbled by fans in Hong Kong

NBA star LeBron James poses with his fans during a basketball clinic in Hong Kong as part of his China tour Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, LeBron James, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

The News Tribune

LeBron James wows fans in Hong Kong

The Cleveland Cavaliers star helped run some local fans through basketball drills in the former British colony on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Summer Olympic

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The London Free Press

Canadian basketball players fire back after ESPN commentator's harsh words

American provocateur Jason Whitlock got his desired result Tuesday, when he said Canadian athletes - and Vaughan's Andrew Wiggins in particular - "perhaps don't want it as much as some of the Europeans and certainly the American players."

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Kobe Bryant, Ice Hockey, Winter Sports

CBS Local

Chargers Cut Banged-Up Linebacker, Former 1st Round Pick Larry English

Outside linebacker Larry English #51 of the San Diego Chargers rushes quarterback Terrelle Pryor #2 of the Oakland Raiders after getting past tackle Matt McCants #73 in the third quarter on October 06, 2013 at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, California.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Pau Gasol, Kobe Bryant, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro

Examiner.com

Butler and McDermott named to USA Select Team

After a stellar Summer League showing, Doug McDermott will join Jimmy Butler as two of the 13 players selected for the 2014 USA Men's Select Team that will train July 28-31 with the National Team during its training camp in Las Vegas.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Jimmy Butler, NBA Players, Derrick Rose, Taj Gibson, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Star Tribune

Tuesday (Coach K would trade for Kevin Love) edition: Wha' Happened?

This story came out yesterday - insomuch as you can call something a college basketball coach said on a radio program a "story" - and we hesitated about posting on it.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Anthony Bennett, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Players

The Columbus Dispatch

Pressure to win not new for Cavaliers coach

J.R. Holden was furious with himself as he headed to the bench for a timeout. It was late in the finals of EuroBasket 2007 - the tournament to determine the championship of Europe - and Holden, a naturalized Russian, was wondering whether his citizenship might be revoked.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Jose Calderon, LeBron James

CBS Local

Parents, Coaches Support New California Law Limiting Full-Contact Football Practices

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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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), California High School Football, High School Football

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

LeBron James begins tour of China

The Cleveland Cavaliers' star was greeted by pianist Lang Lang at the Wukesong Sports Center in Beijing in front of hundreds of basketball fans.

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Sports Collectors Daily

1869 Peck & Snyder Card Helps Lauch H&S Auction

Huggins and Scott's fourth Masterpiece Auction of 2014 got underway Monday with an 1869 Peck and Snyder Cincinnati Red Stockings team card among the hundreds of items up for bid.

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Related Topix: Sports, Kobe Bryant, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

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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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