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The Dream Team days are long gone for USA Olympic basketball

The era when American players could win gold at the Games just by showing up is over. The rest of the world has simply become too good It’s too easy to make excuses for the Team USA men’s basketball team as it stumbles, and stumbles again, on the court…

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US men’s basketball team lose at Olympics for first time since 2004

Men’s basketball: France 83-76 USAUS men’s team had suffered defeats in Games build-upFor the first time since 2004, the US men’s basketball team have lost in the Olympics. And the US team’s quest for a fourth consecutive gold medal is already in doubt…

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USA Olympic basketball teams finally stir after series of worrying defeats

Women’s team beat Nigeria while men defeat No 2-ranked SpainUSA teams are reigning Olympic champions heading to TokyoTeam USA’s basketball teams have finally shown signs of life after a series of worrying upsets heading into the Tokyo Olympics.The US m…

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USA-Australia pre-Olympic friendly canceled due to Covid-19 protocols

Game canceled over ‘an abundance of caution’Decision comes after Bradley Beal ruled out of OlympicsThe United States’ men’s basketball exhibition game against Australia scheduled for Friday night in Las Vegas has been canceled because of health and saf…

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Nigeria spring historic upset of USA men’s basketball in Olympic tune-up

Nigeria win 90-87 over heavily favored Americans in VegasResult marks USA’s first ever defeat to an African opponentUSA defeated Nigeria by 83 points at 2012 London OlympicsThis is not how USA Basketball expected to open their Olympic summer. Nigeria p…

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Nigeria spring historic upset of USA men’s basketball in Olympic tune-up

Nigeria win 90-87 over heavily favored Americans in VegasResult marks USA’s first ever defeat to an African opponentUSA defeated Nigeria by 83 points at 2012 London OlympicsThis is not how USA Basketball expected to open their Olympic summer. Nigeria p…

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Duke’s legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire at end of next season

74-year-old has led Blue Devils to five national titles‘Coach K’ has also helped Team USA to Olympics goldsDuke’s hall of fame coach, Mike Krzyzewski, will retire after the 2021-22 season, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.The sour…

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Duke’s legendary coach Mike Krzyzewski to retire at end of next season

74-year-old has led Blue Devils to five national titles‘Coach K’ has also helped Team USA to Olympics goldsDuke’s hall of fame coach, Mike Krzyzewski, will retire after the 2021-22 season, a person familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.The sour…

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LeBron James and Stephen Curry on initial USA Olympic basketball roster

USA Basketball names 44-man list for Tokyo 2020James has said he would consider playing in fourth OlympicsLeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian is among 44 players, including Stephe…

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LeBron James and Stephen Curry on initial USA Olympic basketball roster

USA Basketball names 44-man list for Tokyo 2020James has said he would consider playing in fourth OlympicsLeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian is among 44 players, including Stephe…

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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…