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US uses big third quarter to pull away from Canada

Canada’s Tamara Tatham reaches up to the basket as USA’s Skylar Diggins, left, and Breanna Stewart, right, defend, during the first half of an women's exhibition basketball game, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014, in Bridgeport, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Nneka Ogwumike scored 10 points to lead a balanced offense and the U.S. women’s basketball team used a big run in the third quarter to beat Canada 76-51 on Monday night in an exhibition game.

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Charlotte 49ers coach Major returns to work

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte 49ers announced that men’s basketball coach Alan Major has returned to work following a medical leave of absence.

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Gus Johnson stepping down as Fox soccer announcer

NEW YORK (AP) — Gus Johnson is stepping down as Fox’s lead soccer announcer.

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USA wins basketball worlds, 129-92 over Serbia

United States' Kenneth Faried, centre, dunks during the final World Basketball match between the United States and Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

MADRID (AP) — Kyrie Irving made all six 3-pointers and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia 129-92 on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup.

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Mercury in good shape after 3rd WNBA title

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, left, and guard Diana Taurasi kiss the WNBA hampionship trophy after the Mercury defeated the Chicago Sky 87-82 and swept the WNBA Finals basketball series, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Mercury are champions — a year later than expected.

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