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2 hrs ago | Mashable

America Rules at Hoops! Top Moments From the Basketball World Cup

The FIBA Basketball World Cup came and went quietly, and hoop-heads' big dreams for an epic gold-medal showdown proved to be nothing but wishful thinking. Host Spain went out in the quarterfinals, which thwarted the final match-up against America everyone anticipated.

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7 hrs ago | Ealing Times

Crowd-pleaser: the Euroleague basketball finals

BRITISH basketball has received a major boost this week with news that the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four will be heading to the 02 Arena next May. The performances of Chicago-based Luol Deng and his British teammates at the London Olympics caught the imagination of the nation in the summer. However, with Britain's premier players plying their trade abroad, the Euroleague final will offer a rare opportunity for British spectators to watch the continent's best in action in May - hopefully paving the way, long-term, for a London franchise.

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11 hrs ago | International Business Times

Bill Duffy: Klay Thompson Has Unseated Kobe Bryant As Best Shooting Guard In The NBA [VIDEO]

Things are on the up and up. He just proved his worth amongst the NBA's best players, tallying 12 points a game in the tournament second only to team leader James Harden.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Los Angeles Lakers, Summer Olympic, Houston Rockets, Kobe Bryant, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Klay Thompson, NBA Players

Mon Sep 15, 2014

DurhamRegion.com

US uses big third quarter to pull away from Canada

Geno Auriemma knows his U.S. women's basketball team is a work in progress. They have only been together for a week and still are missing a few key players, including Diana Taurasi.

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Related Topix: Sports, Diana Taurasi, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Sylvia Fowles

San Jose Mercury News

Oakland Soldiers set tone for college basketball recruiting in Bay Area

The recruiting frenzy of mid-summer is behind them, but the job does not stop for new Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin and his staff. "These guys are working, working, working," said Frank Knight, the coach at Moreau Catholic High in Hayward.

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The Smoking Cuban

FIBA Basketball Overview: USA dominates Serbia for Gold

The USA basketball team had a couple of bumps in this year's FIBA World Cup, but as the tournament went on, the team got better and better. While in Group C play, USA got the tourney going with a strong performance against Finland.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

US basketball reigns in Spain, awaits Rio Olympics

14, 2014. The new Miss America followed in the footsteps of her predecessors and posed for pictures in the Atlantic City surf.

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The Age

MVP: Kyrie Irving drives to the basket against Serbia.

MADRID: As Kyrie Irving waited to walk outside the Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad doors late Sunday night, hordes of screaming fans and a rumbling bus both demanding his presence, he was well aware of what lie ahead. LeBron James, for one, and all the welcome expectations that will come with being such a big part of the new-look Cleveland Cavaliers team in the next NBA season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA Basketball, Kyrie Irving, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Miami Heat

WQXI-AM Atlanta

Dream Team, Barcelona Games continue to impact NBA

An American sport was transformed into a global phenomenon when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and the rest of the NBA's best arrived in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympics. They sparked an interest in basketball that continues to impact the NBA - on and off the court.

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Related Topix: Dirk Nowitzki (2008 Beijing Olympics), Summer Olympic, Sports, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Summer Olympics

BleacherReport

Where Does 2014 Team USA Rank Among America's All-Time Best Basketball Squads?

Team USA capped off its perfect summer Sunday, treating Serbia to a 129-92 romping in the 2014 FIBA World Cup final, capturing gold in convincing fashion, leaving all talk of potential weaknesses behind. Chatter about Spain, about Kevin Durant 's and Paul George 's departures, about chemistry, about slow starts - it's gone.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Inside Bay Area

Sports digest: U.S. wins Basketball World Cup

Tournament MVP Kyrie Irving made all six of his 3-point attempts 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 in Madrid. James Harden added 23 points for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 3-pointers in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them.

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Examiner.com

Mercury returns to Phoenix with third WNBA championship trophy

The feel of contentment filled the air Sunday, as the Phoenix Mercury celebrated its championship with its fans at US Airways Center. Multiple members of the organization spoke, as well as Phoenix mayor Greg Stanton, but the person who spoke most prolifically was, of course, Diana Taurasi .

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Related Topix: Diana Taurasi, Dewanna Bonner, Penny Taylor, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Phoenix Mercury, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Shay Murphy

KOLD-TV Tucson

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

By BRIAN MAHONEY AP Basketball Writer MADRID - Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers 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 for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 3-pointers in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

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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The San Diego Union-Tribune

USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

United States' James Harden, left, and Serbia's Nemanja Bjelica vie for the ball during the final World Basketball match between the United States and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.

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Swish Appeal

2014 United States Women's World Championship Roster: Who should make the team?

With the 2014 WNBA Finals concluding on Friday night -- and congrats to my beloved Phoenix Mercury on their third WNBA Championship -- the focus moves towards the 2014 World Championships. I've always talked about how I'd love to see the USAB program transition toward hiring a dedicated coach and building a sense of continuity, essentially improving upon the program that we've seen become a reality for the US in the last two Olympics.

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Related Topix: Penny Taylor, Sports, More Sports, WNBA Women's Basketball, Phoenix Mercury, Erin Phillips (2008 Beijing Olympics), Summer Olympic, Penny Taylor (2008 Beijing Olympics), Olympics, Summer Olympics, Lauren Jackson

Stars and Stripes

US women's National Team feeds off experience at Naval Academy

Last Tuesday, the 17 players with the U.S. women's national team had lunch at the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md., the site of their three-day training camp that ended Wednesday. They were not alone.

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St. Petersburg Times

Column: In surveillance society, justice instead of privacy

With video, everybody knows. The punch Ray Rice threw isn't just on the elevator camera.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

CBS Local

UCLA QB Hundley Leaves Game With Apparent Left Arm Injury

Brett Hundley #17 of the UCLA Bruins throws against the Texas Longhorns in the first quarter at AT&T Stadium on September 13, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. 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, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA Basketball, Kobe Bryant, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Pau Gasol, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics)

The Aiken Standard

France beats Lithuania for World Cup bronze

France came from behind in the final quarter to beat Lithuania 95-93 and win the bronze medal at the Basketball World Cup on Saturday. Lithuania led by seven points entering the fourth period, and center Jonas Valanciunas scored five points to put Lithuania ahead 80-77 with three minutes to play.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nicolas Batum, Jonas Valanciunas, Tony Parker, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, San Antonio Spurs, NBA Basketball, 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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