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The Hinkie Plan: Still Mixing the Foundation

Aug 6, 2014; Rio de Janiero, BRA; A general view of construction of the basketball arena at Olympic Park during the second world press briefing in preparation for the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

ABS-CBN News

Spain out to upset under-manned United States

Hosts Spain and the rest of the field must believe they finally have a decent shot at knocking off the mighty United States as the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup tips off on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, LeBron James, Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Kobe Bryant, Serge Ibaka, Rudy Fernandez

International Business Times

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Scouting Report and Prediction: France National Team

France won the 2013 EuroBasket for the first time in their country's history and the French want to ride that golden glory with a good performance at the 2014 FIBA World Cup.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nicolas Batum, Summer Olympic, Boris Diaw, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Nando De Colo, Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball

Ball in Europe

Fearless Predictions: 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball

It's a tradition here at BiE. Whenever there's a major event in basketball, the editor steps up and put the whole site's neck on the line.

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Related Topix: Sports, Serge Ibaka, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Nicolas Batum, Pau Gasol, Kevin Durant

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Weakened US team aims for world basketball title

A firearms company affiliated with reality TV star Will Hayden is distancing itself from him after his arrest on rape charges.

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USA Today

Six ways to fix FIBA Basketball World Cup

It's been a summer of World Cups, but you'll be forgiven if you've missed out on the second one .

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Marc Gasol, FIFA World Cup, FIFA Soccer World Cup, NBA Basketball

Examiner.com

FIBA launches Basketball World Cup in Spain in classic style

Basketball fans don't have to wait for the NBA season to start on October 28. FIBA, the International Federation of Basketball, has upgraded its world championship series to a stellar World Cup of Basketball event.

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BleacherReport

FIBA World Cup 2014: Dates, Schedule, Rosters, Groups and Bracket Info

All the tuneups are done and the roster is set. There's nothing left for the Team USA basketball team to do now but head to Spain and win a gold medal.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jose Calderon, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA Players, New York Knicks

The New Zealand Herald

What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games the Americans winning both and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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Related Topix: Goran Dragic (2008 Beijing Olympics), Summer Olympic, Sports, Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Nicolas Batum, Tiago Splitter, Serge Ibaka, Pau Gasol

NewsOn6 Tulsa

What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Summer Olympics, Nicolas Batum, Tony Parker

Wed Aug 27, 2014

SLAM! Sports

USA Basketball faces tough challenge at World Cup

United States guard DeMar DeRozan controls the ball against Dominican Republic forward James Maye during an exhibition game.

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The London Free Press

USA Basketball faces tough challenge at World Cup

United States guard DeMar DeRozan controls the ball against Dominican Republic forward James Maye during an exhibition game.

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TechCrunch

Kobe Bryant Reads TechCrunch

This month's issue of Sports Illustrated is notable because it includes a long form feature by Chris Ballard on Kobe Bryant's return to the game this fall.

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CBS Sports

Colangelo says USA looks to Harden as leader

"Right now, I think I would look to Harden as that leader," USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said as his team continues to prepare for the tournament in which the winner earns an automatic berth in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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The Globe and Mail

U.S. and Spain on course for basketball World Cup showdown

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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NEWS.com.au

Can Australia do the unthinkable?

FORGET the Socceroos. There's a team of rising Aussie basketball superstars we should all get behind this week.

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Daily Mail

Basketball in UK close to folding, says Luol Deng as he launches academy

Basketball in the UK is close to folding, says Luol Deng as he launches his own academy in order to produce elite British players Deng has set up his own basketball academy in order to produce elite British players in partnership with Nike, Evelyn Grace Academy and Reforming Black Britain for basketball with the belief the team would struggle to ... (more)

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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

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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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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

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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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