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Kyrie Irving finishes with 26 points as the U.S. defeats Serbia, 129-92, in Basketball World Cup title game - Kyrie Irving made all six three-point shots and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia, 129-92, on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup. James Harden added 23 points for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 three-point shots in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them.
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14, 2014. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.
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14, 2014. With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded.
Heading into the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski - without LeBron James, Kevin Durant , Carmelo Anthony, Paul George or Chris Paul at his disposal - was seen as marshaling perhaps his weakest team in over a decade. Eight games and a 32.5-point-average margin of victory later, the Americans enter Sunday's gold-medal game against Serbia with a chance to close out one of the most dominant performances in the history of international basketball.
BARCELONA: Holders United States showed no sign of missing their top players as they breezed into the basketball World Cup final with a commanding 96-68 win over Lithuania on Thursday. The Americans, competing in Spain with a second-string team, will head confidently into Sunday's showdown against either European champions France or upstarts Serbia who clash in the other semi-final on Friday.
After having what appeared to be his breakout game of the FIBA World Cup in Tuesday's quarterfinal win over Slovenia, it was once again Derrick Rose back to his suddenly passive self on Thursday, scoring just four points on 1-for-8 shooting in the 96-68 semifinal win over Lithuania. Thanks to 16 third-quarter points by James Harden, as well as a team-high 18 points from Kyrie Irving, Team USA will now play in the gold medal game on Sunday, facing the winner of Friday's Serbia-France game.
Mutaz Essa Barshim is a 23-year-old Qatari track-and-field athlete who set the world's second-highest high-jump mark of all time with a leap of 2.43 meters at a competition last week in Brussels, Belgium. The video above shows Barshim's feat, which is quite astonishing.
France upset Spain 65-52 in front of its stunned fans in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Wednesday. After dominating its first six games and blowing out France by 24 points in the group phase, Spain appeared to be the main candidate to dethrone the United States in a possible final that would have been a rematch of the past two Olympic gold-medal games.
LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard, these names we would all expect to be Team USA's starting lineup for the next Olympics. In this year's Federal International Basketball Association World Cup, the current USA squad looks quite different as the World Championships begin in two weeks.
The question is whether it's as important as the Olympic basketball tournament, which has always been more popular in the United States. "To the basketball people of the world, this is the event," U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski said earlier in the tournament.
Much has changed on the global basketball scene since the original Dream Team stormed its way to Olympic gold some 22 years ago. The sport is now a fixture in most of the countries on Earth.
Deng told DailyMail.co.uk's Mark Bryans on Aug. 26 that Britain's failure to qualify for EuroBasket 2015 may just mean basketball is on the verge of folding in the region: "Luol Deng admits he does not know what the future holds for British basketball and thinks funding cuts have left the sport at the point of no return.
Perimeter shooting, prioritized more strongly than ever on this version of Team USA, is allowing American staples like speed and athleticism to make maximum impact.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:18 pm
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