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Basketball-U.S. clinches playoff spot, France and Australia go 3-0

TOKYO, July 31 (Reuters) – The United States clinched a quarter-final berth in Olympic men’s basketball on Saturday as seedings for next week’s last- eight showdowns took shape. Kevin Durant led Team USA to a commanding 119-84 victory against the Czech Republic in the final group game at the Saitama......

Basketball-Nigeria’s Metu blasts government for lack of support at Games

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Basketball – Men – Group B – Italy v Nigeria – Saitama Super Arena, Saitama, Japan – July 31, 2021. Chimezie Metu of Nigeria in action at the rim with Nicolo Mannion of Italy REUTERS/Brian Snyder SAITAMA, July 31 (Reuters) – Nigerian basketball player Chimezie Metu......

Basketball-Czech Republic beat Iran as basketball begins in Tokyo

TOKYO, July 25 (Reuters) – The Czech Republic launched their Olympic hoop dreams in Tokyo on Sunday with a 84-78 win against Iran, holding off a late rally by the Iranians who cut the lead all the way down to four points with less than a minute to go. With......

Basketball 3×3-Macron and Jill Biden look on as France lose to U.S.

TOKYO, July 24 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. first lady Jill Biden watched their countrywomen tangle on the 3×3 basketball court at the sport’s Olympic debut in Tokyo on Saturday, with the Americans pulling out an upset victory. Macron and Biden are among the few dignitaries attending......

Czechs join trio in clinching Olympic berths

Czech Republic maul Greece to qualify Italy stun 2016 runners-up Serbia Slovenia to make Olympic debut BELGRADE, July 4 (Reuters) – The Czech Republic became the last team to seal a berth in the Tokyo Olympics men’s basketball tournament after blowing away Greece 97-72 in the final of their qualifying......

U.S. Supreme Court backs college athletes in NCAA compensation fight

WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out limits set by the major governing body for American intercollegiate sports on education-related benefits that schools can give players as a violation of antitrust law, handing a big victory to student-athletes fighting for greater financial compensation. The......

Dollar shuffles higher, shares bask near peaks

Markets were in their comfort zone on Tuesday, with world stocks hovering just off record highs, the dollar lifted by upcoming inflation data and the main volatility gauges all looking reassuringly calm. There was some pressure on sterling as the British government considered whether to delay removing most of its......

‘Dear Kobe, thank you’: Lakers legend Bryant enshrined in Hall of Fame

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant was inducted posthumously to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday, as the class of 2020 was enshrined after months of delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The five-time NBA champion died last year aged 41 in a helicopter crash alongside his......

Lakers forward Davis cleared for full-contact practice

Los Angeles Lakers forward Anthony Davis edged closer to his return from injury after he was cleared for full on-court activities, coach Frank Vogel said late on Thursday. Davis has not played since the Lakers’ 122-105 defeat by the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 14 when he injured his right calf......

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