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Loss to Nigeria may become learning tool for USA Basketball

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LAS VEGAS — Gregg Popovich has been repeating a similar refrain ever since he got the job to coach the U.S. men’s national basketball...

Spain’s Hernangómez injures shoulder, will miss Tokyo Games

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LAS VEGAS — Spain power forward Juancho Hernangómez will miss the Tokyo Olympics after dislocating his left shoulder during an exhibition victory Thursday over...

‘He loves to win’: Durant seeking a third Olympic gold medal

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LAS VEGAS — USA Basketball didn’t blow up Kevin Durant’s phone with repeated calls to beg and plead for him to play in the...

UNC, Florida, Michigan, OU to play in Jumpman Invitational

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Sports Foundation has announced a three-year deal with Jordan Brand to host the Jumpman Invitational, a holiday college basketball...

Dutch dreams: 3×3 Olympic basketball team eyes Tokyo gold

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AMSTERDAM — Dimeo van der Horst’s time was running out with the Dutch national basketball team, so he gave 3-on-3 a shot. ...

USA Select team loses 3 players over virus-related concerns

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LAS VEGAS — The USA Select Team will be without three players for the remainder of Olympic training camp for coronavirus-related reasons, though there...

Analysis: The parity era in the NBA may have just arrived

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PHOENIX — Adam Silver said about 6,200 words in his annual state-of-the-league news conference before Game 1 of the NBA Finals. ...

The power of 10: Tatum eager to wear Bryant’s Olympic number

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LAS VEGAS — Jayson Tatum was 15 when he made his first USA Basketball national team. It was 2013, when he got picked to...

Camp Pop: US basketball team opens Olympic practice in Vegas

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Gregg Popovich knows he doesn’t have to spend a whole lot of time teaching the game of basketball to his U.S. Olympic players. ...

Tokyo Games still weigh limits on fans — if any fans at all

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TOKYO — The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee signaled on Monday that it will change its ticket policy this week for any local fans hoping...