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‘We’re still the best’: Stephen Curry commits to playing in 2020 Olympics

Curry planning on playing in 2020 Olympics: ‘That is the plan’USA coming off embarrassing seventh-place World Cup finishGolden State Warriors star Steph Curry is planning to be part of the team that represents the United States at the 2020 Olympic Game…

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Marc Gasol adds World Cup to NBA title as Spain beat Argentina in final

Gasol won NBA title with Toronto Raptors earlier this yearRicky Rubio stars for Spain in 95-75 victory in finalSpain have captured their second Basketball World Cup, defeating Argentina 95-75 on Sunday to give Marc Gasol a rare double-title year.Ricky …

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Toronto Raptors introduce line of team-branded hijabs in fan outreach

NBA champions introduce team-branded Nike Pro hijabsRaptors say they want to send message of inclusion to fansThe Toronto Raptors say a new line of team-branded hijabs is part of an effort to be more inclusive to fans of all cultures.The team’s parent …

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Australia fume after Fiba Basketball World Cup double-overtime defeat to Spain

Spain reach final with 95-88 win over Australia in BeijingAndrew Bogut delivers foul-mouthed tirade against FibaArgentina advance to Sunday’s final with win over FranceAndrew Bogut will likely be investigated for a foul-mouthed post-game spray while Bo…

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Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019 semi-final: Spain v Australia – live!

Updates from the Boomers’ final four clash in BeijingAny thoughts? Email or tweet @rrjparkin 10.10am BST Third quarter 5 min – Spain 39-50 AustraliaKay is sent to the basket by Mills and it’s a huge block from Gasol! Baynes tries from three but is well…

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NFL hurdling, basketball ejections and a cyclist’s imaginary penalty | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features Oval Ashes Test memories, WSL highlights and some spectacular surfing1) The NFL is back, baby, and game of the opening weekend had to be New Orleans Saints’ last-gasp 30-28 victory over Houston Texans. There was an off…

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Patty Mills fires again as Australia reach maiden Basketball World Cup semi-final

Guard scores 24 points in 82-70 win over Czech RepublicSpain await in Friday’s shootout for place in finalPatty Mills blazed Australia into their first Basketball World Cup semi-final, starring again as the Boomers beat the Czech Republic 82-70 in Chin…

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Champions USA shocked by France in Fiba World Cup quarter-finals

Americans were bidding for third world title in a rowFrance’s fourth-quarter surge helps them to 89-79 victoryTeam USA, the runaway favourites to win the Fiba World Cup for a third time in succession, have been bundled out of the tournament in the quar…

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‘Some days I hate the NBA’: Kevin Durant reflects on relationship with basketball

10-time All Star says end of time with Thunder was painful30-year-old says business side of game is wearingKevin Durant, one of the NBA’s best – and most polarizing – players has spoken about his ambivalent feelings towards the league.The 30-year-old l…

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Patty Mills stars as Australia pip France and avoid USA at Basketball World Cup

Boomers beat France 100-98 to remain unbeatenMills scores game-high 30 points; Joe Ingles hits 23The Boomers did it again at the death, ousting France 100-98 to remain unbeaten and avoid the United States as they shoot for a historic basketball World C…

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Fiba World Cup: USA stroll past Japan with Antetokounmpo lying in wait

Americans enjoy comfortable win after struggles against TurkeyTeam USA will now face Greece in next round of World CupJaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and Team USA finally got to enjoy an easy night, rolling past Japan 98-45 in the …

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USA pushed to limit by Turkey at Fiba World Cup in closest game since 2006

USA win 93-92 in overtime as Turkey miss four late free throwsKhris Middleton’s 15 points lead team as 11 USA players scoreClosest margin for USA at major tourney since 2006 World CupThe United States men’s basketball team nearly saw their 54-game win …

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Sportswashing: how Saudi Arabia lobbies the US’s largest sports bodies

Saudi Arabia’s relatively sudden interest in sports can be construed as a soft power tactic to help distract from the kingdom’s ongoing human rights abuses and the Yemen crisisLast month, the foreign registration documentation for Saudi Arabia’s 2018 l…

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Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019: Guardian writers’ predictions

Basketball’s World Cup tips off Saturday in China. Who will stand out? Who will surprise? And can anyone stop Team USA? Our writers weigh in with their predictionsBeau Dure Seeing how far Giannis Antetokounmpo can take Greece. He’s surely the best play…

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Brooklyn Nets’ Wilson Chandler hit with 25-game ban for positive drug test

Chandler, 32, faces 25-game ban for positive Ipamorelin testBrooklyn signed forward as free agent during busy offseasonThe NBA suspended Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler for 25 games for violating the league’s anti-drug program. Related: Jeremy Li…

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Bury’s finest moments, death diving and sumo wrestlers playing basketball | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also features a guide to fingerjousting, Arsenal v Spurs and English cricket’s other hero, Jack Leach1) It has been a devastating week for Bury Football Club. After 125 years in the Football League, they have been expelled by the EF…

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‘It’s a start’: Can the Aurora Games create a new model for women’s sports?

Last week’s six-day celebration of women’s sports in Albany was beset by problems, but founder Jerry Solomon is confident the concept is sound and the time to highlight female athletes is nowLast week, the Aurora Games took over the Times Union Center …

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Jeremy Lin signs contract with Chinese Basketball Association’s Beijing Ducks

Lin, 31, signs to play with three-time CBA championsNBA veteran won title with Toronto Raptors last yearFormer NBA star Jeremy Lin has signed a contract to play for China’s Beijing Ducks, the team announced in a social media post on Tuesday.It is not c…

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Australia beats USA for the first time ever in basketball

Australia 98-94 United StatesFirst win for Australia in 26 games between the teamsBoomers fans can dare to dream about a basketball World Cup medal after Australia scored a massive upset win over the United States in Melbourne. Australia had never beat…

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Basketball fans furious costly seating at USA v Boomers match offered poor views

ACCC confirms it has received complaints about star players pulling out and some people have been given refunds Basketball fans in Melbourne were left fuming after paying hundreds of dollars for seats that offered shockingly poor views of Australia’s c…