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Saturday Sep 13 | Ball in Europe

FIBA World Cup: France come back to beat Lithuania 95-93, take bronze

It took a fourth quarter rally but France eventually took bronze at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup on the back of a big night for Nicolas Batum. France had a horribly short turnaround before this one, hitting the floor just 18 hours after losing to Serbia in Friday's semi-final, but Joffrey Lauvergne showed no signs of fatigue in the early going.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nicolas Batum, Jonas Valanciunas, Summer Olympic, Paulius Jankunas, Boris Diaw, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Saturday Sep 13 | BleacherReport

Top Storylines and Predictions Heading into FIBA World Cup Medal Rounds

Partakers of the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Basketball had to wait more than a week before witnessing the tournament's first real upset. And oh, what an upset it was - a 65-52 win by France over heavily favored Spain on Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Sports, Nicolas Batum, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Jonas Valanciunas, Tony Parker, Boris Diaw

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

USA superstars march on at World Cup

TOO EASY: Kyrie Irving and the USA team marched on at the World Cup in Spain with an easy win over Lithuania. And, guess what? They're gutted they're not going to meet hosts Spain in that final after labelling some of the hype around the home team as "arrogant" and "disrespectful".

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonas Valanciunas, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Tue Sep 09, 2014

USA Today

USA opponent Lithuania 'ready to fight' in semis

The Lithuanians, who face Team USA in the FIBA World Cup semifinals, have been bordering on elite international status in recent years. Team USA opponent Lithuania 'ready to fight' in semis The Lithuanians, who face Team USA in the FIBA World Cup semifinals, have been bordering on elite international status in recent years.

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Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Renaldas Seibutis, Jonas Valanciunas, Mantas Kalnietis, Linas Kleiza, Kevin Durant

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Defeat still raw for brave Tall Blacks

MOVING ON?: Nenad Vucinic is expected to end his 13-year coaching association with the Tall Blacks following their World Cup exit. Some esteemed New Zealand basketball careers may have come to an end yesterday at the Palau Sant Jordi - but the Tall Blacks weren't in any mood to contemplate the future when the present felt so painful.

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Related Topix: Sports, Jonas Valanciunas, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Toronto Raptors, NBA Players

Sun Sep 07, 2014

Suria

Brazil at last beat Argentina, move into...

Brazil finally got over their Argentina complex on Sunday to reach the quarter-finals of the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup, where they were joined by the European trio Serbia, Lithuania and Turkey. Brazil's guard Alex Garcia and forward Marcus Vieira celebrate their victory at the end of the 2014 FIBA World basketball championships round of 16 match over Argentina on September 7, 2014.

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Related Topix: Sports, Tiago Splitter, Jonas Valanciunas, Summer Olympic, Raul Neto, Alex Garcia, Olympics, Summer Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Thu Aug 28, 2014

International Business Times

2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup Team Preview: Lithuania

Lithuania is one of the participating nations in the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup that presents a big threat not only to the teams in its group, but also to the United States.

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Related Topix: Sports, Renaldas Seibutis, Jonas Valanciunas, Summer Olympic, Robertas Javtokas, Olympics, Linas Kleiza, Summer Olympics, Simas Jasaitis, Olympic Basketball

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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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