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3 hrs ago | The Washington Post

US beats Puerto Rico 112-86 in hoops exhibition

Stephen Curry scored 20 points and the U.S. national team pulled away in the second half to beat Puerto Rico 112-86 on Friday night in its final home exhibition game before the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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4 hrs ago | NJ.com

Basketball recruiting: Gill St. Bernard's Tyus Battle set to visit Kentucky and Duke

Battle will be on hand for Kentucky's Big Blue Madness on Oct. 17, the kickoff event for the 2014 season.

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5 hrs ago | The Washington Post

Interest will wane before talent does

Mo'ne Davis is out of the Little League World Series , leaving behind a perishing impression of a pitching arm like a lariat, and those alert tourmaline eyes.

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Related Topix: Little League, Sports, Candace Parker, Diana Taurasi, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

9 hrs ago | FOX16

Nothin' but Net: Interesting offseason for KD

Kevin Durant has enjoyed a pretty eventful summer, although most of the noteworthy information has come in the form of reports, not actual events.

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9 hrs ago | Examiner.com

USA Basketball to announce World Cup cuts this weekend

Patriotism combined with sports training at West point on Monday with the USA Basketball Men's National Team descending on the military academy for a dose of rigorous training ahead of the August 30-September 14 basketball World Cup in Spain.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Toronto Raptors, DeMar DeRozan, Chicago Bulls

9 hrs ago | CBS Sports

USA Basketball will make final cuts Saturday

When training camp began in July, USA Basketball wasn't expecting to have the indecision going into the exhibitions in New York that they currently have.

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13 hrs ago | Seattle Times

Storm wins No. 1 pick in April’s WNBA draft

The Storm won the WNBA's draft lottery Thursday. Seattle will have the No. 1 overall pick in the April 2015 draft.

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Related Topix: Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird, Tanisha Wright, Shekinna Stricklen, Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

17 hrs ago | Pippen Ain't Easy

Derrick Rose: Take Some AdviceQUIT the Usa Squad

Before anyone gets mad. I have a question. Would you rather see Derrick Rose sitting next to Tom Thibodeau in a basketball uniform of any kind or a suit like the last two years? Sounds strong, doesn't it Pippen Peoples? Well since Saturday's seemingly average game against Brazil that Leandro Barbosa actually used to get his name in free agent talk, ... (more)

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22 hrs ago | BleacherReport

Even John Calipari Thinks David Blatt Is Perfect Choice as Cleveland Cavs Coach

The Cleveland Cavaliers originally wanted a star from the college ranks to take the coaching reins in the wake of Mike Brown's dismissal .

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, LeBron James, Anthony Bennett, NBA Players, Andrew Wiggins, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Thu Aug 21, 2014

BleacherReport

Kevin Love and the Anatomy of Forcing an NBA Trade

"My patience is not high," the star forward told Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears all the way back in the summer of 2012.

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The Post Game

James Harden: Experience With USA Basketball Has Boosted My NBA Game

James Harden got his first taste of the international game at the 2012 Olympics as a reserve player for Team USA.

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Greenwich Citizen

Lynx's Moore wins Wnba MVP award

In this July 27, 2014, file photo, Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, center, glides to the basket as Connecticut Sun's Kelsey Bone, left, and Chiney Ogwumike, right, defend during the second half of a WNBA basketball game in Uncasville, Conn.

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Related Topix: Maya Moore, Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Candace Parker, Angel McCoughtry, Diana Taurasi

ESPN

Baker's basketball gold medal sells for $67K

The medal, sold by Grey Flannel Auctions, is believed to be the first publicly sold Olympic gold medal of a pro U.S. men's basketball player since NBA players started playing in the Olympics, beginning with the "Dream Team" in 1992.

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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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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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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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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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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

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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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