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3 hrs ago | CBS Local

Lichtenstein: Plumlee Showing Nets, Team USA That He's Ready To Make Leap

There's a video posted online featuring Mason Plumlee, fresh off an overachieving rookie season as the Nets' backup center, receiving a pass from USA Basketball Select teammate Victor Oladipo at the right elbow during Monday's scrimmage against the Senior Men's National Team.

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3 hrs ago | Nets Daily

Brooklyn Nets international summer ... and fall

With Mason Plumlee now part of Team USA's preliminary 19-man roster --at least for now, there are five Nets working with national teams in preparation for either the FIBA WOrld Cup --Plumlee with the USA, Bojan Bogdanovic with Croatia and Jorge Gutierrez with Mexico-- or the FIBA EUrope Qualifying Tournament -- Mirza Teletovic with Bosnia and ... (more)

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

5 hrs ago | NBA.com

Hang Time At USA Camp: Mason Work

Mason Plumlee got a promotion on Tuesday, moving up from the Select Team to the Senior Team at USA Basketball camp.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Duke Blue Devils NCAA Basketball, Duke University NCAA, Mason Plumlee, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Serge Ibaka, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics

9 hrs ago | Swish Appeal

The Daily Swish: Ivory Latta and Maya Moore win player of the week honors

The Los Angeles Sparks defeated the Indiana Fever, 77-73. The win got the Sparks into a tie for third place against the San Antonio Stars in the Western Conference.

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Related Topix: Candace Parker, Sports, Summer Olympic, Maya Moore, Olympics, Summer Olympics, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Los Angeles Sparks, Washington Mystics

Tue Jul 29, 2014

The Washington Post

5Kevin Durant on D.C. return: 'Who knows what'll happen? You never can close a door on anything'

Kevin Durant isn't ready to travel in time but understands that questions about his future are unavoidable.

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Related Topix: Sports, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA Basketball, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Kevin Durant, NBA Players, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers

ChicagoSports.com

Early Team USA take on Derrick Rose: 'Phenomenal'

"He was phenomenal and he was too," USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "He hasn't held anything back."

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CBS Local

Bradley Beal to Recruit USA Basketball Teammates to Play for Wizards

Members of the USA Basketball Men's National Team pose for a team photo before practice at the Mendenhall Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Related Topix: Sports, Washington Wizards, NBA Basketball, Bradley Beal, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, John Wall, Paul Pierce

ESPN

Griz remove interim tag from GM Wallace

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Wallace, who was named interim GM on May 19 when Grizzlies controlling owner Robert Pera unexpectedly removed CEO Jason Levien and assistant general manager Stu Lash, has received a new three-year deal that includes a team option heading into the third season.

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

Mashable

The Basketball World Cup: Who Team USA Should Bring to Spain

We speak of course, about the FIBA Basketball World Cup, a pseudo-clever rebranding of what was until this year known as the FIBA World Championship, a global hoops tournament held every four years by the sport's international governing body.

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The Washington Post

How Dwyane Wade has to evolve

After his body seemingly broke down against San Antonio in the NBA Finals - the low point being his 7-for-25 shooting in the last two games - many believe that his current form can be summed up by one play, a rim meeting with Tiago Splitter.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Dwyane Wade (2012 London Olympics), Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Basketball, San Antonio Spurs, Tiago Splitter, Olympics, Summer Olympics, NBA Players, Anderson Varejao

The Age

Australian veteran Screen retires from Opals

Screen played the final game for the Opals in their tour match against Mozambique in Japan on Tuesday and her retirement means she will not be part of the Opals for the world championships in Turkey later this year.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Laura Hodges, Liz Cambage, Lauren Jackson

CBS Local

Raiders Relying On Healthy Watson To Solidify Line

Tackle Menelik Watson of the Oakland Raiders pass blocks against defensive end Benson Mayowa #95 of the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field on August 29, 2013 in Seattle, Washington.

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

Mon Jul 28, 2014

The Columbian

Trail Mix: Damian Lillard Trying Out For Team USA, Mo Williams Signs With Timberwolves

Damian Lillard is in Las Vegas, where the USA Basketball Training Camp started today, continuing his busy summe r.

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Blog a Bull

Why Team USA can be so important for Derrick Rose

It only took 10 meaningful games in the last 27 months to turn Derrick Rose from one of the brightest young superstars in the NBA to a player now often defined by his own personal idiosyncrasies.

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NBA.com

Morning Tip: Olympic Medals, Eh?

The players on his Canadian AAU team, CIA Bounce, hadn't played much outside of their native country.

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Coug Center

Aron Baynes, Brock Motum make Australia's FIBA World Cup roster

Fresh off winning a NBA Championship with the Spurs , Aron Baynes will attempt to add some more hardware to his collection as he will be among the headliners on Australia's FIBA World Cup roster.

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Related Topix: Sports, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, Aron Baynes, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Patty Mills, Andrew Bogut (2008 Beijing Olympics)

The Age

Mitton stars as Kookaburras beat South Africa

Third-generation Kookaburra Trent Mitton has shown off his rich hockey pedigree with a spectacular between-the-legs goal in Australia's 6-0 win over South Africa in Glasgow.

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Related Topix: Ice Hockey, Winter Sports, Sports, Summer Olympic, Neymar, Olympics, Olympic Football, Summer Olympics

The Miami Herald

Hawks' Paul Millsap added to Team USA training camp roster

Pamela Grimmé places a lamp in the Tamarac showroom of AMC Liquidators, which sells to customers locally and in 44 countries.

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Related Topix: Sports, Atlanta Hawks, NBA Basketball, Paul Millsap, Al Horford, NBA Players, Kyle Korver, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Washington Wizards

Sun Jul 27, 2014

A Sea of Blue

Kentucky Athletics: Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones Passes Away

He will be missed. pic.twitter.com/jaPX7mzI97 News broke this afternoon that Kentucky great Wallace "Wah Wah" Jones passed away.

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CBS Local

Denver Fans Finally Get Look At 2013 AFC Champions

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)

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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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