Tag: Nigeria Olympic Team

US players learning differences between Olympic hoops, NBA

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TOKYO — The U.S. men’s basketball team was about to start playing its final warm-up for the Tokyo Olympics a few days ago in...

Repeat? Spain reigned, US upset last time Japan hosted hoops

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When major international basketball last came to the Tokyo area, the U.S. sent LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony. ...

Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Ogwumike’s appeal

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LAS VEGAS — Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams won't be playing for Nigeria in the Olympics after the Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected...

Replacement named for Liz Cambage in Australian Olympic team

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SYDNEY — Sara Blicavs has been given a late call-up to the Tokyo Olympics after WNBA star Liz Cambage’s withdrawal from the Australian women's...

US women earn first exhibition win, routing Nigeria 93-62

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LAS VEGAS — A'ja Wilson scored 16 points and Breanna Stewart added 14 to help the U.S. beat Nigeria 93-62 on Sunday in the...

Germany cuts short Olympic warmup with allegations of racism

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WAKAYAMA, Japan — Germany’s Olympic soccer team walked off the field during a preparation match for the Tokyo Games on Saturday in response to...

Australia stuns US women 70-67 in pre-Olympic exhibition

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LAS VEGAS — Australia handed the U.S. women their second straight loss in pre-Olympic exhibitions on Friday, getting 17 points from Ezi Magbegor to...

AP sources: Ogwumike files appeal to play in Olympics

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LAS VEGAS — Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams have filed appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in a last-ditch effort to play...

AP source: Beal in protocols, Tokyo Olympics status in doubt

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A person with knowledge of the situation says U.S. Olympic guard Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards has entered the health and safety protocols...

AP sources: Ogwumike denied by FIBA to play for Nigeria

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LAS VEGAS — Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams have been notified by FIBA that their petitions to play for Nigeria in the upcoming Olympics...