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FIBA clears Australia of tanking at World Cup

MIES, Switzerland (AP) — Basketball’s governing body has ruled that Australia did not deliberately lose a World Cup game to delay playing the United States.

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FIBA suspends Japan over failure to merge leagues

TOKYO (AP) — The governing body of basketball suspended the Japan Basketball Association on Wednesday, a decision that will prevent the country’s national teams from taking part in the Olympics and other international competitions.

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Blazers rout short-handed Bulls 105-87

Chicago Bulls guard Aaron Brooks, right, defends Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.(AP Photo/Don Ryan)

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Injuries and a scuffle overshadowed another strong effort by Portland’s Damian Lillard.

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