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US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

United States's Stephen Curry,  goes to dunk during the Group C Basketball World Cup match against Finland,  in Bilbao northern Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland’s players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation.

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LLWS star Mo’Ne Davis headed to WNBA conf. finals

Little League World Series sensation Mo’Ne Davis is heading to the conference finals in Minnesota on Sunday.

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Lynx need more from Moore against Mercury

Phoenix Mercury's Penny Taylor (13), of Australia, scores against Minnesota Lynx's Maya Moore, as Mercury's Brittney Griner (42) watches during the second half in Game 1 of the WNBA Western Conference finals Friday, Aug. 29, 2014, in Phoenix. The Mercury defeated the Lynx 85-71. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury did something in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals that no other WNBA team has been able to do all season long.

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Basketball World Cup has record 45 NBA players

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The Basketball World Cup started Saturday with a record 45 current NBA players on the rosters of the 24 teams.

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Jack Kraft, Villanova basketball coach, dies at 93

In this March 27, 1971, file photo, Villanova University basketball coach Jack Kraft, left, congratulates UCLA coach John Wooden after Wooden's Bruins defeated Villanova, 68-62, to win the NCAA championship in Houston, Texas. Villanova officials say former head basketball coach John "Jack" Kraft, who led the Wildcats to 238 victories over a dozen seasons and a 1971 title game appearance, died Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, in New Jersey. He was 93. (AP Photo/File)

VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jack Kraft, the Villanova basketball coach who guided the Wildcats to the 1971 NCAA title game and coached such players as Wali Jones, Bill Melchionni and Howard Porter, has died. He was 93.

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