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Popovich defends team, US beats Poland for 7th at World Cup

Sep. 14, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Their final game at the World Cup had been over for several minutes, and every member of the U.S. team and coaching staff were still lingering together on the court. They were ready to go home. They just weren't ready to go their separate ways. For USA Basketball, summer ended Saturday with...

US loses to Serbia 94-89, assuring worst big-tourney finish

Sep. 12, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history. Such is the reality for the Americans now, assured of finishing no better than seventh at the World Cup after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a...

A shocker: US beaten by France 89-79 in World Cup quarters

Sep. 11, 2019 11:22 AM EDT

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — No gold. No medal. No more winning streak. The U.S. reign atop international basketball has ended — this time, thwarted by France at the World Cup. For the first time since 2006, the U.S. sent NBA players to a major international tournament and won't win gold. Evan Fournier...

Olympic bound US tops Brazil 89-73, gains World Cup quarters

Sep. 9, 2019 11:24 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The first mission for the U.S. is complete: The Americans are going to the Tokyo Olympics. And now the World Cup quarterfinals await. Kemba Walker and Myles Turner each scored 16 points, and the Americans earned a top seed for the quarterfinals by beating Brazil 89-73 on Monday in...

Nigeria, Iran clinch Olympic berths; Spain tops Serbia

Sep. 8, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

Nigeria and Iran are going to the Olympics. China's World Cup run came to a disappointing end. And Serbia is unbeaten no more, making a third consecutive meeting with the U.S. in a gold-medal game now unlikely. Nigeria clinched the Olympic berth that goes to the top African finisher in the World Cup by beating...

France, Australia into World Cup quarters; US must wait

Sep. 7, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

France and Australia reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. They join Serbia, Spain, Poland and Argentina in the final eight. The last two quarterfinal spots will be decided Monday when the United States (4-0) faces Brazil (3-1) and Greece (2-2) plays the Czech Republic (3-1). The U.S. is in the...

Americans top Antetokounmpo, Greece at World Cup 69-53

Sep. 7, 2019 11:58 AM EDT

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — The MVP was good. The USA was better. And the Antetokounmpo getting talked about most by the Americans when this much-anticipated World Cup matchup was over wasn't Giannis — but rather Thanasis, the younger brother, who sent U.S. forward Harrison Barnes sprawling with an...

Czech Republic, Australia keep rolling in World Cup

Sep. 7, 2019 8:00 AM EDT

The Czech Republic defeated Brazil 93-71 on Saturday to keep itself in the hunt for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals with an easy win over the previously unbeaten South Americans. Tomas Satoransky scored 20 points, added nine assists and had seven rebounds for the Czechs (3-1), who will play Greece on...

Czech Republic, Australia keep rolling in World Cup

Sep. 7, 2019 6:45 AM EDT

The Czech Republic defeated Brazil 93-71 on Saturday to keep itself in the hunt for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals with an easy win over the previously unbeaten South Americans. Tomas Satoransky scored 20 points for the Czechs (3-1), who will play Greece on Monday. Ondrej Balvin scored 15 and Patrik Auda...

Finally, an easy one: US rolls by Japan 98-45 at World Cup

Sep. 5, 2019 11:19 PM EDT

SHANGHAI (AP) — The U.S. finally got to enjoy an easy night at the World Cup. There might not be many more of those. Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Kemba Walker added 15 and the U.S. rolled past Japan 98-45 Thursday in the Group E finale. And now, the stakes get higher with the Americans set to face Greece...