Archive for the ‘Sports/Olympics/Summer Sports/Basketball’ Category

U.S. wins 7th straight Olympic gold in women’s basketball

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
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Sue Bird capped off her unblemished 17-year Olympics run with a record fifth gold medal.

U.S. routs Australia to advance to men’s basketball gold-medal game

Thursday, August 5th, 2021
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Kevin Durant and the Americans still have their grip on gold and it's going to take more than a few bad minutes for anyone to take it away from them.

Luka Doncic continues Olympic success in Slovenia’s rout of Japan

Thursday, July 29th, 2021
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Rui Hachimura did whatever he could. Blocking shots, hitting tough jumpers, logging big minutes, the best player on Japan's roster simply held nothing back with hopes of giving his country its first Olympic men's basketball win in 45 years. Problem was, the other side had Luka Doncic.

Canada comes alive late to crush Korea in Olympic women’s basketball

Wednesday, July 28th, 2021
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Behind a dominating second-half performance, Canada picked up a crucial women's basketball victory at the Tokyo Olympics, blasting South Korea 74-53 on Wednesday in Japan.

WNBA’s Nneka Ogwumike, Elizabeth Williams denied appeal to represent Nigeria at Olympics

Monday, July 19th, 2021
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Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won't be playing for Nigeria in the Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected their appeal.

All roads lead to Tokyo for Canada, but playoffs at Olympic qualifier won’t be easy

Friday, July 2nd, 2021
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With pressure mounting in Victoria, Canada appears as cool as ever. Canada must beat the Czech Republic on Saturday (4 p.m. ET, CBC TV), then the winner of a Greece-Turkey matchup in Sunday’s final (7 p.m. ET, CBC TV) to qualify for Olympic men’s basketball for the first time since 2000.

‘Dynamic, relentless, together’: Canadian women take aim at Olympic basketball podium

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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The time is now for the Canadian women’s basketball team to reach the podium. A third straight quarter-final loss at Tokyo 2020 could only be viewed as a disappointment for a team ranked fourth by FIBA, boasting three WNBA players and regarded as one of the top basketball nations in the world.

In trouncing China, Canada displays chemistry required to win on international stage

Thursday, July 1st, 2021
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A first-quarter three-pointer gave Canada the lead over China on Wednesday, showing how the team can punch its ticket to Tokyo.

Down to last shot, Canada must gel quickly to win Olympic basketball qualifier

Monday, June 28th, 2021
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Canada’s men’s basketball team should make the Olympics for the first time since 2000. It’ll begin its last-chance qualifying tournament on Tuesday at home in Victoria, B.C., with by far the most NBA talent, plus arguably the most accomplished head coach, of any of its five foes.

Olympian mom a big influence on Wiggins’ return to Canadian team

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2021
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After a six-year hiatus, Andrew Wiggins is back with Canada's national men's basketball team as it gears up for an Olympic qualifying tournament in Victoria. His mother, two-time Olympian Marita Payne-Wiggins, influenced on his decision to return.