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Team USA at the FIBA World Cup

[ad_1] This summer, NBA stars -- well, some of them -- are taking on the world in China. With players such as James Harden, Anthony Davis and Bradley Beal withdrawing from Team USA participation, who remains on the roster to challenge powerhouses Spain, France and Serbia?Team USA also is looking to pull off a FIBA World Cup three-peat, which has never been done in the 69-year history of the event.The
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Harden passes on World Cup to focus on Rockets

[ad_1] James Harden has decided to withdraw from playing with the U.S. National Team at this summer's FIBA World Cup in China.Harden is the second top player to pull out of a previous commitment to Team USA in the past week, joining Anthony Davis.Harden told the Houston Chronicle on Friday that he has informed coach Gregg Popovich of his decision and that he'd use the extra time to focus on
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‘If you’d said four years ago I’d be a World Cup winner now, I might not have believed you’

[ad_1] England are finally World Cup winners after a dramatic tie with New Zealand at Lord's. The players and coach recount the hard work that went into winning the trophy, and the roller-coaster ride of the last few moments of the final.Eoin Morgan: The defeat to New Zealand in the 2015 World Cup was as close to rock bottom as I've been. Certainly as a captain and as a player.

Column: Ryder Cup behind him, Jim Furyk still going strong

[ad_1] PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — Nothing short of an eagle on the 592-yard seventh hole at Royal Portrush was going to win the hole in a friendly fourballs match during practice for the British Open. Leave it to 49-year-old Jim Furyk to have the best chance. “Don’t do anything crazy here,” Patrick Cantlay, born the same year Furyk turned pro, said to his opponent. Furyk’s 18-foot putt from below
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World Cup final tickets being offered for resale at £16,000

[ad_1] Tickets for Sunday's World Cup final between England and New Zealand at Lord's are being offered for resale with a mark-up of thousands of pounds, despite the ICC warning it will cancel tickets purchased via unauthorised outlets.The ICC provides its own platform on which unwanted tickets can be sold on, and has repeatedly made clear its dissatisfaction with secondary ticketing sites offering seats at vastly inflated prices.On Friday morning,
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USWNT World Cup celebration — The party that hasn’t stopped

[ad_1] They talked the talk ... and definitely walked the walk. Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan and the rest of the USWNT put on a dominant performance in the Women's World Cup on their way to taking home their second straight title and fourth title after a 2-0 victory against the Netherlands.Since the full-time whistle in France this past Sunday, the festivities started pretty much immediately. From locker room celebrations, to
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2019 FIFA World Cup – What’s next for Megan Rapinoe and the older USWNT players?

[ad_1] 7:46 AM ETGraham CloseGraham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999.LYON, France -- Among the waves that Megan Rapinoe's words generated during this World Cup, one of her first answers created barely a ripple at the time.As the U.S. team held its training camp in the days before its opener against Thailand, Rapinoe -- before she became the lead
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Winning Copa America on home soil a morale boost for Brazil on their quest for World Cup glory

[ad_1] One of the great things about football is that every game unfolds in a different way. The same two teams can meet each other twice and produce different narratives. Thankfully for the final of the 2019 Copa America, the second meeting between Brazil and Peru proved very different from the first.In the group game in Sao Paulo, Brazil steamrolled their way to a 5-0 victory. Little more than two
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Pizarro leads the way in Mexico’s Gold Cup triumph

[ad_1] Following a worrisome start to the Gold Cup final, Mexico surged back in an inspired second-half performance that carried them to their first championship under new manager Gerardo "Tata" Martino. Thanks to a lone goal from Jonathan dos Santos in the 73rd minute, El Tri narrowly squeezed past their CONCACAF rivals to steal the 2019 Gold Cup title through a 1-0 win.Here are the lessons and takeaways from Sunday