Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Rio Olympic 2016/Basketball’ Category

Spanish basketball star Marc Gasol to miss Olympics with injury

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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The Spanish basketball federation says that centre Marc Gasol will miss the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after failing to recover from a broken foot in time.

Andrew Wiggins gets heat from Canadians for Olympic qualifier absence

Sunday, July 10th, 2016
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Canadians voiced their frustration over the men's basketball team's failure to secure the final spot at the upcoming Rio Olympic Games.

Canada’s last chance to qualify for Rio Olympic basketball slips away

Sunday, July 10th, 2016
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Canada's men's basketball team were one win short of qualifying for Rio after falling 83-74 to France in the last-chance FIBA Olympic tournament final in Manila on Sunday.

Canadian men’s basketball team 1 win away from Rio Olympics

Saturday, July 9th, 2016
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The Canadian men's basketball team is one win away from qualifying for the Rio Olympics after defeating New Zealand 78-72 in Saturday's semifinal at the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament in the Philippines.

Canada faces New Zealand in must-win semifinal at Olympic basketball qualifier

Friday, July 8th, 2016
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After beating both Turkey and Senegal to finish atop the Group A standings at the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament in the Philippines, the Canadian men's basketball team faces New Zealand in the semifinals Saturday at 6:30 a.m. ET.

Canadian men’s basketball team 2 wins away from Rio

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
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Toronto Raptors guard Cory Joseph again led the way with 13 points as Canada defeated Senegal 58-55 Wednesday to secure a spot in the semifinals of an Olympic men's basketball qualifier in Manila.

Canada beats Turkey to open Olympic basketball qualifier

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016
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Cory Joseph had a game-high 21 points and five assists to lead Canada to a 77-69 win over Turkey on Tuesday to open an Olympic men's basketball qualifier in Manila, Philippines.

Anything you can do, Kia Nurse can do better

Monday, July 4th, 2016
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In a recent visit to the CBC building in Toronto, Canadian basketball star Kia Nurse showed off some of her talents.

Can Thompson, Joseph lead Canadian men’s basketball to Rio?

Monday, July 4th, 2016
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Tristan Thompson, Cory Joseph and rest of the Canadian men's basketball team have one last shot at the Rio Olympics. Here's a breakdown of each nation at the Olympic qualifying tournament in Manila.

Thompson headlines basketball players with Canada at Olympic qualifier

Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
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Canada's 12-man basketball roster is set as the squad heads to Manila for their last chance to qualify for the Rio Olympics.