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20 hrs ago | Rant Sports

Klay Thompson Looking for Max Extension from Golden State Warriors

Surviving the trade rumors, helping Team USA to a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup and being the most talented remaining player from the 2011 NBA draft class who is still on his rookie deal has Golden State Warriors ' Klay Thompson eager to see what lays ahead for him. The hope is that Thompson can land a max contract extension with the Warriors prior to the start of the season.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Klay Thompson, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Yesterday | Golden State of Mind

Is Klay Thompson enjoying the greatest offseason of all time?

Klay Thompson's the other dude. You see, there's that Stephen Curry guy, All-World Point Guard, Greatest Shooter In the History of Basketball, Three Hesies Dude, and all-around great person.

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Related Topix: Sports, Golden State Warriors, NBA Basketball, Klay Thompson, NBA Players, Stephen Curry, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Yesterday | 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, Olympic Basketball, Houston Rockets, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Klay Thompson, NBA Players, Kobe Bryant

Mon Sep 15, 2014

BleacherReport

Kobe Bryant Helped Team USA Basketball Regain Its Dominance with Single Game

Have you noticed? The world just doesn't seem to hate the U.S. men's national basketball team quite the way it once did. It's understandable, seeing as our demeanor isn't as hate-inspiring.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Leandro Barbosa (2012 London Olympics)

Sporting News

Krzyzewski has led USA Basketball resurgence, but entire American game benefits

Where were you when it all hit rock bottom? I happened to be in a Delta Crown Room at LaGuardia, watching a small television across the bar as American basketball struck its nadir: pummeled on national television and a worldwide stage by one of the nation's territories, Puerto Rico. Do you remember how bad it was? Can you even conceive it? It was Puerto Rico 92, United States 73, a scoreline that now seems more fantastic than the best work of J.K. Rowling.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Jason Kidd (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Dwyane Wade (2012 London Olympics), Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Los Angeles Times

USA wins gold in Basketball World Cup with 129-92 rout of Serbia

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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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony

Examiner.com

Battle for World Cup gold medal: Does Serbia have the firepower to defeat USA?

Team USA is right where they expected to be at 3 p.m. EDT on Sept. 14, which is in the gold medal game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup .

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Related Topix: Sports, Phoenix Suns, NBA Basketball, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, NBA Players, Nenad Krstic

Wed Sep 10, 2014

Detroit Bad Boys

Chauncey Billups deserves jersey in rafters and a ticket to the Hall of Fame

Chauncey Billups announced his retirement from basketball, closing the book on a 17-year NBA career that included an NBA Championship, a Finals MVP, numerous trips to the playoffs, five All-Star nods and a gold medal in the 2010 FIBA World Cup. He was not only a great player but a great teammate and man, being honored with the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, the NBA Sportsmanship Award and the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award.

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Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Detroit Pistons, Chauncey Billups, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Joe Dumars

BleacherReport

Could Basketball Ever Become the Most Popular Sport in the World?

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.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant

Mon Sep 08, 2014

International Business Times

Michael Jordan's Signed 1984 Olympics Sneakers Put Up For Auction

When it comes to basketball memorabilia, nothing tops the things that Michael Jordan has worn during the time when he ruled not only the National Basketball Association league but also international basketball competition. The sneakers that Michael Jordan has worn during the 1984 Olympics are reportedly being put up for auction.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Tennis Players, More Sports, Roger Federer, Tennis

Sun Sep 07, 2014

USA Today

USA not quite Dream Team in Barcelona now

Team USA's Barcelona return shows basketball's shift of power since Dream Team Spain's stars now have the big presence in Barcelona, but Team USA appreciates the history. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1rSUoYZ BARCELONA - When Rudy Gay walked out of Team USA's hotel Sunday to take a brief stroll near the Barcelona beach, it wasn't exactly 1992 all over again.

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Related Topix: Summer Olympic, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics), Sports, LeBron James, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Pau Gasol, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Los Angeles Times

U.S. coasts to win over Mexico in Basketball World Cup quarterfinal

Mexico center Gustavo Ayon, left, and U.S. center DeMarcus Cousins battle for the ball during the USA's 86-63 win in the Basketball World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday. Mexico center Gustavo Ayon, left, and U.S. center DeMarcus Cousins battle for the ball during the USA's 86-63 win in the Basketball World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Atlanta Hawks, Gustavo Ayon, NBA Basketball, NBA Players, Golden State Warriors, Stephen Curry

Fri Sep 05, 2014

SavannahNow

Nathan Dominitz: Can't count out these athletes because of age

Mo'ne Davis, the Little League star pitcher, is just 13 but seems wise beyond her years. She has remained poised through all of the attention, including a Sports Illustrated magazine cover, and involuntarily being at the center of an NCAA rules violation because UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma called her.

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Related Topix: Little League, Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Roger Federer, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, More Sports, Tennis, US Open

BleacherReport

How We'll Know If Kyrie Irving Is Truly Elite Next Season

Irving is among the league's very best players during the 2014-15 season alongside new teammates LeBron James and Kevin Love. Granted, he lacks the resume of someone worthy of such status.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympic Basketball, Miami Heat, Olympics, NBA Basketball, Summer Olympics, Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves, NBA Players, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant

Illawarra Mercury

Courting controversy: Boomers' tactics are debatable

More than most, Australian guard Joe Ingles knows how hard it is to beat the might of the United States. Picture: AFP Somehow, caught up in the realms of fantasy, the Australian basketball team had conjured an 11-0 run against the mighty USA, featuring LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Joe Ingles, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Goran Dragic (2008 Beijing Olympics)

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Switched

Emmitt Smith On Michael Sam: He's 'No Different Than Anybody'

On Sept. 3, Sam was signed to the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad , a new position which gives him a "tremendous opportunity," according to Smith.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

CBS Local

Leslie O'Neal Newest Member Of Chargers Hall Of Fame

The Raiders won the game, 17-12. 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, Olympic Basketball, Juan-Carlos Navarro, Ricky Rubio (2008 Beijing Olympics)

Sat Aug 30, 2014

Canada.com

Ed Willes: Grass vs artifical turf debate hijacking Women's World Cup story

United States' Kelly O'Hara fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

NEWS.com.au

10 incredible Kobe Bryant stories

KOBE Bryant is one of the greatest basketballers who have ever lived. As he enters the twilight of his career, take a look at the stories behind the legend.

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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, Olympic Basketball, Serge Ibaka, Rudy Fernandez

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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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