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FIBA World Cup 2014 – Day 2 Round-up

September 1, 2014

The second day of the FIBA World Cup 2014 provided more entertainmment in an action-packed schedule which saw 8 teams make it two wins out of two on Sunday. Here’s a re-cap of the day’s action: Group A: Arguably the game of the day up first in Group A as the European champions France recorded […]

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FIBA World Cup 2014 – Day 1 Round-up

August 31, 2014

The 2014 FIBA World Cup got underway in Spain in yesterday with all 24 teams in action on the opening day. Pre-tournament favourites USA and Spain recorded convincing victories while reigning EuroBasket champions France were beaten by Brazil. Here’s a re-cap of the day’s action: Group A: Serbia began the group’s proceedings with an 85-64 […]

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France Beat Hosts Latvia to U16s Euro Gold

August 31, 2014

France won Division A gold at the European Championships after crushing tournament hosts Latvia 78-53 in Saturday’s final in Riga. MVP Killian Tillie produced a monster performance with 25 points and 18 rebounds along with 5 steals as France completed an unbeaten campaign in style to win their first U16 gold since 2004. France powered […]

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Full 2015 EuroBasket Line-up Completed

August 28, 2014

The 24 nations that will compete at next year’s EuroBasket have been finalised after the Second Round of qualification came to an end on Wednesday. 10 teams were already guaranteed of their place due to competing at the upcoming FIBA World Cup including defending champions France (pictured) as were First Round qualification winners Estonia, all […]

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Boxing Champ Manny Pacquiao Picked by His Own Team in PBA Draft

August 27, 2014

Renowned boxer Manny Pacquiao has been selected as the 11th pick in the 2014 Philippines Basketball Association Draft by the Kia Sorentos – the team he is currently coaches. As well as being the current WBO welterweight title holder, Pacquiao is also a senator in his native county and took over the reigns as Head […]

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USA Beat Slovenia in Final Warm-up Game, Top 5 Plays

August 27, 2014

Team USA completed their warm-up schedule ahead of the FIBA World Cup, starting on Saturday, with a 101-71 victory over Slovenia in Gran Canaria. Anthony Davis led the way with an all-round display of 18 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals and 4 blocks while five other players reached double figures. Starters Kenneth Faried and Kyrie […]

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Serge Ibaka Blocks the Shot Then Throws Down the Alley-Oop

August 26, 2014

Serge Ibaka showed his presence on both ends of the floor for Spain after pulling off a block and dunk on the same possession against Argentina. The OKC forward is one of the NBA’s most renowned shot blockers and produced one of his trademark rejections before running the length of the court to catch and […]

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USA Finalise 12-man World Cup Roster, Top 5 Plays v Puerto Rico

August 23, 2014

USA Basketball have announced their final 12-man squad for the upcoming FIBA World Cup after making the last four cuts following their 112-86 win over Puerto Rico in New York. Derrick Rose makes the plane to Spain as he continues his recovery from injury meaning Damian Lillard misses out with Gordon Hayward, Kyle Korver and […]

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Ricky Rubio Blocks the Shot then Goes Coast to Coast for the Lay-up

August 22, 2014

Ricky Rubio is usually associated with flashy assists but it was his defence that featured in the top play against Ukraine as Spain recorded another victory in preparation for the FIBA World Cup. The point guard, who plays for Minnesota Timberwolves, pulled off a great defensive stop with a block before running the ball up […]

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USA Dominate Dominican Republic in Second Warm-up Victory

August 21, 2014

Team USA continued to build towards the upcoming FIBA World Cup with a convincing 105-62 win against the Dominican Republic in New York – without Derrick Rose. The Chicago Bulls star sat out their second warm-up game as a precaution with Rudy Gay and DeMar DeRozan leading the hosts with 13 points each. James Harden, […]