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4 hrs ago | Wiz of Awes

Washington Wizards Links: Team USA Dominates Dominican Republic,...

Aug 20, 2014; New York, NY, USA; The United States bench reacts during the second half of a game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.

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8 hrs ago | BleacherReport

LA Lakers Must Take Advantage of Full Health in 2014 Training Camp

Kobe Bryant was rehabbing from Achilles surgery last time around and could only watch.

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Related Topix: Sports, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Steve Nash, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Xavier Henry, Jeremy Lin, Houston Rockets, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Wed Aug 20, 2014

BleacherReport

No Easy Answers in NBA's International Competition Conundrum

"Thank God he signed his contract and got that out the way first before the injury," Derrick Rose said this week, per .com's Ken Berger .

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Manu Ginobili, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony

ESPN

Sources: Under Armour offers Durant rich deal

Kevin Durant 's representation, Roc Nation Sports, informed Nike on Wednesday that he has a deal on the table with Under Armour worth between $265 million and $285 million over 10 years, sources told ESPN.com.

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BleacherReport

Can Carmelo Anthony Insert Himself into 2014-15 NBA MVP Race?

When asked recently about the New York Knicks ' odds of making the postseason this time, the 30-year-old brimmed with confidence, saying, " After beginning his summer with a tour of prospective suitors , Anthony eventually elected to return to New York.

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Husker Corner

Husker Basketball Has An International Flavor Again

The Husker basketball squad has its latest international basketball player with point guard Tai Webster making the final cut for the New Zealand national basketball team.

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Related Topix: Sports, James Harden, Ade Dagunduro, Aleks Maric, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Examiner.com

Kobe Bryant leads Paleo pack; LeBron James scores with low carb weight loss

When it comes to diets for athletes, Paleo plans and low carb weight loss approaches are scoring.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Dwight Howard (2008 Beijing Olympics), Dwyane Wade (2012 London Olympics), Ray Allen, NBA Players

Ledger-Enquirer.com

Mo'ne Davis puts Geno Auriemma on notice: She wants to be a Husky

You may have heard of Mo'Ne Davis, the 13-year-old, 111-pound meteor blitzing through the stratosphere of the Little League World Series with the Taney Dragons, a team from Philadelphia.

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Related Topix: Little League, Sports, Summer Olympic, Maya Moore, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kevin Durant

Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Town Talk

Pelicans' Davis big asset for US team

Pelicans' Davis big asset for US team USA basketball coach Krzyzewski says Pelicans' Davis one of best players in NBA Check out this story on thetowntalk.com: http://www.thetowntalk.com/story/sports/2014/08/19/pelicans-davis-big-asset-us-team/14321113/ New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis reacts after scoring for the U.S. in Saturday's ... (more)

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KTIV-TV Sioux City

Hoiberg, McCaffery, Jacobson, Giacoletti participate in Coaches vs. Cancer golf tournament

Monday in Des Moines, Iowa, the annual Coaches vs. Cancer Charity Golf Classic, benefiting the American Cancer Society, featured several celebrity players including the head basketball coaches of the four Division I programs in Iowa.

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The Miami Herald

As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

Kevin Durant says he needed a break this summer, though withdrawing from the U.S. national team was "definitely tough."

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Yahoo!

Opals enjoy clean sweep of Belarus

Australia's women have completed a clean sweep of their two-game basketball series with Belarus with 76-60 victory in Minsk.

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Related Topix: Sports, Liz Cambage, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, More Sports, New York Liberty, WNBA Women's Basketball

All U Can Heat

Erik Spoelstra Amongst Longest-Tentured Coaches in the NBA

Erik Spoelstra is the classic example of a man who over the years, worked his way to the top through promotion after promotion.

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Related Topix: Sports, Miami Heat, NBA Basketball, Dwyane Wade (2012 London Olympics), Summer Olympic, Chris Bosh (2008 Beijing Olympics), Olympics, Summer Olympics, Dwyane Wade, NBA Players, Chris Bosh

Boston Celtics

The Long View - Tuesday 8-19-14 - Randomess

NBA Articles for the down season. 43 Days till training camp....and the days dwindle down....to a precious few...... Interesting how so many 7-footers wear basketball uniforms.

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Mon Aug 18, 2014

Haaretz Daily News

Former WNBA president continues to promote female empowerment

As a former WNBA president who played in what is considered the first U.S. professional basketball league for women, Donna Orender has been eager for a trailblazing female to join the National Basketball Association in a prominent role.

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CBS Local

Woman Drops 3 Of 7 Rape-Related Allegations Against Lakers G Nick Young

Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers brings the ball up the court against the Sacramento Kings at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 10, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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ESPN

Final Team USA cut could come by Thursday

Final cuts to the Team USA roster before this weekend's departure for Spain could come as soon as Thursday, according to USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo.

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Mashable

Prepare for Feelings: Brittney Griner Proposes to WNBA Star Girlfriend

Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson have been WNBA opponents since Griner entered the league by becoming the first overall pick of the 2013 WNBA Draft.

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Silicon Alley Insider

The NBA's Best Players Are Losing A Bunch Of Weight, And It's All Because Of Kobe Bryant

These three guys were all drafted in 2003. They were among the five best players in the league for a decade.

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RollingStone

Cuts Like a Knife: Getting Team USA's Roster Down to Size

Following USA Basketball's World Cup tune-up against Brazil this past weekend, its roster stands at 16, meaning coach Mike Krzyzewski must make four cuts before the tournament begins on August 30. There's still the matter of two exhibition games this week, but on a roster loaded with All-Stars , who gets sent home? Based on the game in Chicago, ... (more)

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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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