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McDonald's to revamp China restaurants

McDonald's Corp. is looking to beef up its image in China to lure diners amid an economic slowdown that could send them looking for cheaper alternatives.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

NOLA.com

New Orleans Pelicans brain trust needs help not a pink slip

John Curtis' Tia Charles and St. Thomas Aquinas' Meg Gambel battle for the ball in the first half during the Girls Class 2A championship at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe, LA.

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Patriot League

Navy's Stefanie Pemper Named as Court Coach for USA Basketball Team Trials

Collegiate head coaches Stefanie Pemper of the U.S. Naval Academy and Jackie Carson of Furman University today were announced as court coaches for the 2014 USA Basketball Women's U18 National Team Trials, which will take place May 23-27 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Mashable

Boston Celtics Star's Touching Tribute to Marathon Bombing Victims

NBA star Rajon Rondo knows firsthand the pain that last year's Boston Marathon bombing inflicted upon the city where he plays point guard for the Celtics.

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Canada.com

NBA star set to bring Hooters restaurants to his native Russia

The Vancouver Canucks have the sixth overall pick in the June 27-28 NHL Entry Draft.

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Soaring Down South

Team USA Summer Exhibition Schedule to Begin July 28

The 2014 USA Basketball Men's National Team will hold its training camp July 28-31 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas' Mendenhall Center in preparation for the upcoming FIBA World Cup tournament in Spain later this summer.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Hamilton Heights' Ado To Play With USA Elite Under-20 Team

Hamilton Heights sophomore post Abdulhakim Ado, who already has been offered a scholarship by Vanderbilt, has been selected to play with the USA Elite National Under-20 team at the World Championships in Tourcoing, France.

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Edmonton Journal

Edmonton woman a hoops trailblazer

Thanks to the peculiar configuration of an otherwise unremarkable Beverly strip mall, the kitchen of Million Thai restaurant enjoys a full-length glass storefront looking onto the parking lot, from where, should you choose, you can watch every detail of your food, and everyone else's, being prepared.

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Brandon Sun

Canada's Achonwa to undergo surgery same week she's drafted into WNBA

Natalie Achonwa ditched her bulky knee brace for her walk up to the stage at the WNBA draft this week.

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Cleveland.com

The extraordinary life of Cleveland Cavaliers Luol Deng -- and a plea ...

The video opens with Luol Deng on the Quicken Loans Arena basketball court. A catchy, syncopated rhythm that sounds like clapping plays in the background.

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New York Post

D-Will to succeed: This is Deron's shot to prove he's still elite

Everything the Nets did last summer - from hiring Jason Kidd to trading for Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to signing Andrei Kirilenko, among other moves - was done with one idea in mind: to give Deron Williams every opportunity to become an elite player once again.

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Wall Street Journal

Brooklyn Nets Now the Only Show in Town

After 45 seasons of being the area's basketball wallflower, the playoff-bound Nets shared New York's NBA spotlight for one last time this season when they hosted the crosstown Knicks at Barclays Center on Tuesday night.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

CBS Local

Ducks Seek Elusive Playoff Success Vs Stars Amidst Drought

The Anaheim Ducks celebrate Ryan Getzlaf's game winning goal in overtime against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Honda Center on November 22, 2013 in Anaheim, California.

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News Observer

Top basketball recruit considers UNC women's team

A'ja Wilson of the East team drives against Alyssa Rice of the West team during the 2014 McDonald's All American game.

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Examiner.com

Sun tab Ogwumike with No. 1 pick in WNBA Draft

Finishing the 2014 season with a 10-24 record-worst in the WNBA and worst in franchise history-earned the Connecticut Sun the No.

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Townsville Bulletin

Steph's Cumming back

Townsville Fire announcing that Queensland Country Health Fund will continue to support the club's development program for up-and-coming female players.

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Times Recorder

Hondo should be Ohio's 5th starter

In a recent column I asked readers to send me a fifth. No bourbon, vodka or scotch were involved.

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Mon Apr 14, 2014

Edmonton Journal

MacKinnon: Michelle Plouffe, Harry Ainlay grad & 4-year star for...

How about this? Edmonton's Michelle Plouffe, a four-year standout at the University of Utah, and a Harry Ainlay grad, was selected 19th overall in the 2014 WNBA Draft on Monday night by the Seattle Storm.

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Centre Daily Times

Penn State women's basketball: Lucas drafted by Phoenix Mercury in second round of WNBA Draft

It may not have come as early as some projected, but Maggie Lucas finally got her name on a WNBA Draft board.

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Examiner.com

Lasting lessons basketball taught me part four; success in life

This article is the conclusion of the series titled the Lasting lessons basketball taught me .

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Olympic Medal Count

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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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