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Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

In this Jan. 20, 2014, file photo, Brooklyn Nets' Andray Blatche, left, tries to move past New York Knicks' Tyson Chandler during an NBA basketball game in New York. The veteran center is an NBA free agent at the moment but currently has a job as the man in the middle for the Philippines, at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. If you're confused, you're far from alone, as how a native of the United States with no ties to the country ended up on their roster is the stuff of international mystery. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup.

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Weakened US team aims for world basketball title

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest.

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What to watch in Basketball World Cup group stage

The U.S. and Spain played a pair of classics in the last two Olympic gold-medal games — the Americans winning both — and fans would love to see them meet again in the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

LAS PALMAS, Canary Islands (AP) — Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Tuesday in its final exhibition game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.

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NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer

In this Aug. 1, 2014, file photo, Indiana Pacers' Paul George is taken off the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game in Las Vegas. The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014,  by league president of operations Rod Thorn in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press.  (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety.

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