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32 min ago | 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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2 hrs ago | 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

6 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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6 hrs ago | 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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10 hrs ago | 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

15 hrs ago | 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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19 hrs ago | 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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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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USA Today

US, Serbia to meet for Basketball World Cup gold

No games have been close in the final minutes, and only one was even competitive entering the final period. This depleted team that was supposed to be vulnerable has instead been invincible.

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Chicago Tribune

Derrick Rose and Kyrie Irving ready for Bulls-Cavs rivalry

Derrick Rose dribbles the ball while being pursued by Kyrie Irving during the USA Basketball Showcase. BARCELONA, Spain - When Derrick Rose boards USA Basketball's charter flight headed stateside Monday, gold or silver medal in tow, just two weeks remain until Bulls' training camp begins.

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WNBA

Taurasi Shoots Herself Into History

Diana Taurasi knew. The Chicago Sky knew. The popcorn vendor in the upper deck knew.

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The Baltimore Sun

Apprentice rider Ritvo wins at Laurel Park in his first race in Maryland

Apprentice rider Michael Ritvo guided Winter Lady to victory in the eighth race at Laurel Park on Friday on his first Maryland mount. Ritvo, 20, who moved his tack from Gulfstream Park to the Mid-Atlantic last week, kept Winter Lady in close contention along the rail in the 6-furlong $45,000 optional allowance test for fillies and mares before slipping past front-runner Who Needs on the turn and turning back Proud to be Wild in the stretch to win by four lengths in 1 minute, 10.33 seconds.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

NBA.com

Hang Time: Fast Learner

Those are the summers of sacrifice, of committing yourself to a culture unlike the one you are used to in the NBA, where there are journeyman and role players scattered among stars, superstars and global icons throughout locker rooms around the league. No one has to worry about those distinctions with USA Basketball.

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Los Angeles Times

Serbia beats France, will play U.S. for World Cup basketball title

Milos Teodosic scored 24 points and Serbia reached the championship game of the Basketball World Cup by beating France, 90-85, on Friday night. Teodosic helped Serbia lead by as much as 18, but Nicolas Batum of the Portland Trail Blazers nearly brought the French all the way back, finishing with 35 points.

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International Business Times

2014 FIBA World Cup Semifinals: Serbia Vs. France Live Streaming And Preview

Two European teams make the unlikely pairing in the other semifinal round of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. France pulled off the biggest upset in the basketball world championships while Serbia is peaking at the right time beating favoured squads on the way to the final four.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nicolas Batum, Summer Olympic, Boris Diaw, Olympics, Summer Olympics

Mashable

Photoshop Puts Near-Record High-Jump in Stunning Perspective

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.

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The Campbell Reporter

Sports digest: Team USA rolls past Lithuania

The United States moved within a victory of repeating as world champions for the first time with a 96-68 victory over Lithuania in the Basketball World Cup on Thursday night in Barcelona, Spain. James Harden scored all of his 16 points in the lopsided third quarter of a near carbon copy of the Americans' quarterfinal victory over Slovenia, when he awoke from a scoreless first half to help turn a close game into a blowout in a split second.

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Recordpub.com

Around the Nation (Sept. 11): United States reaches basketball world final with win over Lithuania

James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night.

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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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