Posts Tagged Men’s basketball

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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Pacquiao eyeing World Peace for his hoop team

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Manny Pacquiao has expressed interest in recruiting former NBA All Star Metta World Peace to the Filipino boxing champion’s newest venture — professional basketball.

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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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2012 count expunged for ex-Coastal Carolina player

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — A former basketball player at Coastal Carolina has had a criminal charge against him from two years ago removed from his record.

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