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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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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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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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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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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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Donovan Mitchell calls for end to gun violence as USA win World Cup tune-up

Team USA defeat Boomers before 51,218 at Marvel StadiumKemba Walker (23 points) leads USA in World Cup tune-upDonovan Mitchell writes message for gun violence victims With his team playing on a raised basketball court in a stadium normally used for soc…

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Donovan Mitchell calls for end to gun violence as USA win World Cup tune-up

Team USA defeat Boomers before 51,218 at Marvel StadiumKemba Walker (23 points) leads USA in World Cup tune-upDonovan Mitchell writes message for gun violence victims With his team playing on a raised basketball court in a stadium normally used for soc…

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Donovan Mitchell calls for end to gun violence as USA win World Cup tune-up

Team USA defeat Boomers before 51,218 at Marvel StadiumKemba Walker (23 points) leads USA in World Cup tune-upDonovan Mitchell writes message for gun violence victims With his team playing on a raised basketball court in a stadium normally used for soc…

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Why are NBA superstars shunning Team USA at the World Cup?

The Americans will have only one player from the All-NBA team on their roster in China. But that could make for an interesting tournamentAnthony Davis, LeBron James, Stephen Curry, Kawhi Leonard, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Zion William…

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Sorry, but we don’t need you, USA Basketball tells Carmelo Anthony

USA Basketball rebuffed Melo’s interest in playing for countryAnthony remains free agent after tumultuous 16th NBA seasonThree-time Olympic gold medalist Carmelo Anthony expressed interest in playing for the under-strength United States team at next mo…

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Men’s Olympic basketball final: USA v Serbia – live!

Olympics medal table and live results | Schedule for day 16 of GamesSign up for real-time medal alerts and quizzes for Android phonesCheck out our new Instagram accountSign up for our daily email briefing 8.24pm BST USA 40-22, 4:50 2nd quarterAnother t…

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Olympic men’s basketball: USA v Argentina – live!

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USA 49-27 Argentina, 3:30 2nd quarter

After a timeout, Argentina turns the ball over and then the U.S. turns the ball over and then Argentina turns the ball over. Whatever was talked about during the timeout didn’t quite work.

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USA 47-27 Argentina, 4:55 2nd quarter

Paul George hits a three, continuing his great game. Luis Scola is now on the bench for Argentina with three fouls. That’s a big problem, because he is their best big. The U.S. currently has a 19-9 rebound advantage.

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Men’s Olympic basketball: USA v France – live!

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And now the US women are leading 102-55 with about two minutes left in the game. When their run is over, this 2016 team might be remembered as one of the most impressive basketball teams ever assembled.

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Women’s basketball

Right now, the US women are keeping up their impressive run. They hold a comfortable 93-51 lead over China in the 4th quarter. This might end up being a tough act to follow up for the men’s team.

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Olympic basketball: USA struggles continue as they squeeze past Serbia

  • USA men’s basketball score narrow 94-91 win over Serbia
  • Result follows tight game against Australia earlier in week

Kyrie Irving scored 15 points and the US men’s basketball team survived their second straight strong challenge in the Rio Games, edging Serbia 94-91 on Friday.

The Americans won their 48th consecutive international tournament game, but it was anything but easy.

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Men’s basketball: Carmelo Anthony saves USA as Australia fall just short

  • Anthony scores 31 points and becomes all-time US Olympic scorer
  • Patty Mills has 30 points for Australia, who pushed USA all the way

They put a scare into the US basketball team that no one imagined was possible. For most of the game, Australia taunted the best collection of NBA players in the world, throwing up jumpers, shaking the rim with dunks and sending a message that America might not be as mighty as they thought they were.

In the end, the flying jump shots of Patty Mills and David Anderson would fall heartbreakingly short. David would not slay Goliath. The Australians who had tormented the US for more than three quarters had no answer to the 31 points of Carmelo Anthony and 19 from Kyrie Irving. They would not conjure the dark memories of the US’s 2004 Athens failures. They fought to the end and lost 98-88.

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Olympic men’s basketball: Australia v USA – live!

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Australia 20-17 USA, 4:20 1st quarter

Bogut, on a feed from Dellavedova, hits a nice left hook from the left low-block over Irving. That’s not a match-up Team USA is going to want too often.

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Australia 18-15, 5:44 1st quarter

Back-to-back threes by the U.S. gets answered right back with a nice floater from Dellavedova. Get excited, Milwaukee! Then Mills hits a three. Australia stays in the lead.

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Rio 2016 men’s basketball: USA v Venezuela – live!

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USA 31-22 Venezuela, 4:59, 2nd quarter

Camelo Antony with a steal and a three-pointer and Venezuela takes a second timeout. The US are starting to play like, well, the US and Venezuela’s window for pulling off an upset might soon be shut.

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USA 28-22 Venezuela, 4:59, 2nd quarter

Out of the timeout, Venezuela takes a three-pointer that goes nowhere. The US aren’t successful on their end either. Not the wisest shot selection by either squad this game.

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Ruthless Kevin Durant and USA crush China in Olympic basketball opener

  • American men’s team beat China 119-62 in Rio
  • New Warriors star Durant picks up 25 points for US

There was a moment on Saturday night where the US’s basketball game against China was actually something resembling a competition. This was just after the tip-off when Klay Thompson took a wayward three-pointer and China’s forward Yanyuhang Ding was fouled and hit two free throws. A huge roar filled the crowd in Carioca Arena 1. Many of the fans jumped to their feet as if somehow, improbably the game would actually be close.

Then the US started to run. And run. And run. By the time it was over, they had beaten China 119-62 in a game that was nowhere as close as the score.

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A nation united: America’s best come together in Rio to ease the tumult at home

USA are favored to top the medal chart – and for 17 days we will be reminded that what brings us together is stronger than what threatens to pull us apart

Back home a nation is riven. The specter of terrorism, both global and domestic, is the new normal. Elected officials stand by as their constituents are poisoned while police carry out shootings in the street. A bitterly contentious presidential election, one that’s increasingly come to reflect the battleground for America’s soul, careens into the championship rounds. Fear is winning.

Related: Rio 2016: top American Olympic shooter Kim Rhode attacks gun-control laws

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