Posts Tagged International basketball

US routs Dominicans in exhibition as Rose rests

Dominican Republic forward Francisco Garcia, left, and U.S. guard Kyrie Irving chase a loose ball during the first half of an exhibition basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose heard the fans chanting his name, and yes, he would’ve loved to give them what they wanted.

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As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University answers reporters questions following a team practice at the Brooklyn Nets training facility in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant says he needed a break this summer, though withdrawing from the U.S. national team was “definitely tough.”

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Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

United States basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski, center, and players on the national team, pose for a photo on the steps of Washington Hall as cadets line up before lunch at the U.S. Military Academy on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in West Point, N.Y. The team held an afternoon practice session at the academy. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus.

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Rose hears cheers as US beats Brazil 95-78

United States' Derrick Rose, of the Chicago Bulls, looks to pass during the first half of an exhibition basketball game against Brazil on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Derrick Rose heard the cheers and showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Chicago product Anthony Davis scored 20 points, and the U.S. beat Brazil 95-78 on Saturday night in a tuneup for the World Cup of Basketball.

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For Rose, new journey starts at home

Assistant Coach Tom Thibodeau, left, and Derrick Rose speak during a practice of the men's U.S. National basketball team on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, in Chicago. The U.S. team will face the Brazilian team in an exhibition game at the United Center in Chicago on Saturday. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles)

CHICAGO (AP) — For Derrick Rose, it is a new beginning. And it starts on his home court.

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