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GDP, Green carry Spurs past Heat

Source: Sport Balla | Jun 17 2013, 3:28am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

GDP, Green carry Spurs past Heat
San Antonio, June 17 (IANS) San Antonio Spurs outscored defending champion Miami Heat 114-104 with the help of outstanding performances of GDP (Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker) and shooter Danny Green, moving within one win to their fifth NBA title.
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Kyrie Irving Will Not Be NBA’s Best Point Guard By 2016

Sep 18 2014 8:59am CDT | Source: Rant Sports

Rajon Rondo, Chris Paul, Tony Parker and Derrick Rose — when healthy — are traditionally some of the names that would casually roll off of your tongue when pundits mention the world’s elite at point guard. Kyrie Irving was considered close to cracking that list over the course of his first two years, until last ...
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Closing the Gap

Sep 17 2014 2:44pm CDT | Source: slamonline

OK, rest of the world. Time to cry “uncle” already. I’m an American, who appreciates winning, steak, Will Ferrell, and all the rest of it. But I am tiring of this headlock Team USA has every other nation in. On Sunday, the United States beat Serbia 129-92 in a FIBA World Cup title game that after six minutes held about as much drama as Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The US has now reeled off 63 straight wins, a run that was cool at first, when ...
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Lee Ha-sung wins South Korea's first 2014 Asian gold
Incheon (South Korea), Sep 20 (IANS) Lee Ha-sung captured South Korea's first gold medal after winning the men's changquan at the 17th Asian Games wushu competition here Saturday. | by IANS
New first class season will improve Windies: WICB president
Bridgetown (Barbados), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) president Dave Cameron says he expects the new franchise-based first class season to significantly improve the fortunes of the senior national team. | by IANS
Windies women steal last-over win over New Zealand
Basseterre (St. Kitts), Sep 20 (IANS/CMC) Seamer Shakera Selman bowled a brilliant last over as the West Indies women's cricket team snatched a thrilling four-run victory over New Zealand to complete their sweep of the four-match One-Day International series at Warner Park here. | by IANS

2014 FIBA World Cup results: France wins bronze medal in 95-93 victory over Lithuania

Sep 13 2014 1:43pm CDT | Source: SBNation

France did not advance to the championship game, but they still earned a bronze medal in Spain in the FIBA World Cup. France wasn't able to reach the FIBA World Cup championship, but still notched the bronze medal in a 95-93 victory over Lithuania. The win caps off a surprising run for the 2013 FIBA EuroBasket champions, who were without many of their key players during the World Cup in Spain. Nicolas Batum ...
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FIBA World Cup 2014: Predictions for Semifinal and Championship Game

Sep 12 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

We started with 24 teams at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but only three remain. It’s not exactly the three we expected, either. Gone is Spain with the Gasol brothers, Serge Ibaka and Rudy Fernandez. Gone is Brazil with Anderson Varejao, Tiago Splitter and Nene Hilario. Instead, the powerhouse United States is joined by upstart Serbia and a France squad playing without Tony Parker. So how will the rest ...
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FIBA World Cup 2014: TV Schedule, Live Stream, Semifinal Prediction for Day 12

Sep 12 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Friday's semifinal matchup between France and Serbia will determine who faces Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup gold medal. Either way, it's not the contest everyone expected. France verified the old adage about assuming by shocking Spain in the quarterfinals. Without Tony Parker and Joakim Noah, it has a shot of competing for the championship. First, France must overcome Serbia, another unlikely semifinal contestant. Heading into the tourna ...
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FIBA World Cup 2014: Day 12 Schedule, Predictions After First Semifinal Result

Sep 11 2014 8:19pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

After earning another blowout win on Thursday, Team USA will sit back on Friday while France and Serbia fight for the second 2014 FIBA World Cup championship slot. Although Team USA held up its end of the bargain to deliver the anticipated last game, Spain did not. The hosting nation suffered a surprising upset to France in the quarterfinals, creating two final hopefuls that will struggle to match the United States' star power in the gold-medal contest. The U.S. secu ...
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Diaw passes on lessons learned from Spurs

Sep 11 2014 2:23pm CDT | Source: TrueHoop

MADRID -- Boris Diaw ran into the locker room just after midnight, his elation unrestrained. France, without Tony Parker, without Joakim Noah, had sent the FIBA Basketball World Cup into a tailspin by knocking off Spain with a quarterfinal performance that defied the law of probabilities. “We savored it for one minute after the game,” the captain of Les Bleus revealed, speaking Thursday in Madrid. “Then it was over, and comp ...
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France upsets host Spain at FIBA World Cup

Sep 10 2014 8:57pm CDT | Source:

MADRID, Spain — France upset Spain 65-52 in front of its stunned fans in the quarter-finals of the Basketball World Cup on Wednesday. After dominating its first six games and blowing out France by 24 points in the group phase, Spain appeared to be the main candidate to dethrone the United States in a possible final that would have been a rematch of the past two Olympic gold-medal games. But France defended well and reb ...
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