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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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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Lisa Leslie (2008 Beijing Olympics), Olympics, Summer Olympics, Carmelo Anthony, Dara Torres

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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Related Topix: Candace Parker, Candice Dupree, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Phoenix Mercury, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

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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Related Topix: Sports, Goran Dragic (2008 Beijing Olympics), Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Anthony Davis

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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Related Topix: Sports, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Basketball, Kevin Love, NBA Players, Cleveland Cavaliers, San Antonio Spurs, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

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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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Jason Kidd (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, James Harden, Dwyane Wade (2012 London Olympics), Luis Scola, Carmelo Anthony, Opinion

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Examiner

Putting Tassie on world stage

IT'S that time of year when footballers revert to the alternative default f-word from the one they rely on for the other 11 months.

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CBS Local

Raiders QB Schaub Out Again With Sore Elbow

Matt Schaub #8 of the Oakland Raiders fades back to pass during the second half of a preseason game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on August 22, 2014 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

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Ball in Europe

The Dream Team's children

The now elder statesmen of international hoops often speak about the influence the Dream Team had on them but what about the players who were born in the wake of that defining event in international basketball? Emmet Ryan looks at the most interesting young players at the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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King James Gospel

Kyrie Irving named to final Team USA roster

Aug 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; 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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ESPN

Irving to start at point guard in U.S. tuneup

Kyrie Irving will start opposite Goran Dragic at point guard Tuesday night when Team USA plays Slovenia in its final tuneup game leading into the FIBA World Cup.

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The Wichita Eagle

Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

The year was 1966, and Bavetta was in a stockbroker-league basketball game at the Downtown Athletic Club in New York.

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MySanAntonio.com

Bavetta looks back on a lifetime in basketball

In this April 2, 2014, file photo, official Dick Bavetta watches during a free throw in the second half of an NBA basketball game between the New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets in New York.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

New York Post

Nets youngster secures himself a Plum' assignment

When Plumlee was drafted by the Nets last summer, his arrival was immediately overshadowed by the blockbuster draft-night deal that saw future Hall of Famers Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett come to Brooklyn, and Plumlee had to earn a shot at getting some playing time.

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WTOP-FM Washington

Five Things to Know about the WNBA playoffs

Now the 6-foot-5 budding young star will try and help the Eastern Conference's top team keep the run going in the playoffs.

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Nets Daily

NetsDaily Off-Season Report #15

Every weekend, we update the Nets ' off-season with bits and pieces of information, gossip, analysis, etc.

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The Age

Opals beat Brazil in Zafer Cup in Turkey

ISTANBUL: The Australian Opals basketball team have held off a determined Brazil for a hard-fought 66-63 win at the TBF Zafer Cup in Istanbul.

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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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