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U.S. men finish pool play unbeaten

From Staff And Wire Reports

Basketball: James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team (5-0) wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World Cup in Bilbao, Spain.

Anthony Davis finished with 12 points for the Americans, who will face Mexico on Saturday night in Barcelona in the round of 16. The Mexicans finished fourth in Group D.

The only scare was a hard landing by starting guard Kyrie Irving with 1:12 left in the game, but he eventually got up and walked off holding his lower back.

• Spain rolls past Serbia: Pau Gasol scored 20 points as Spain routed Serbia 89-73 in Granada, Spain, to finish the group phase of the Basketball World Cup undefeated and remain the United States’ biggest challenger.

Winston being investigated by FSU

Football: An attorney says Florida State is investigating the sexual assault case involving Jameis Winston in an effort to determine if the Seminoles quarterback violated the student code of conduct policy.

Baine Kerr, one of the attorneys for the woman who said Winston sexually assaulted her, said the university interviewed his client “early last month.” He says “an investigation is ongoing.”

Winston is expected to play Saturday against The Citadel.

McIlroy grabs share of lead at BMW

Golf: Rory McIlroy ran out of par saves and had to settle for a 3-under 67 and a share of the lead at the BMW Championship in Cherry Hills Village, Colorado.

McIlroy appeared to be on his way to building a big lead at Cherry Hills when he made four birdies in a five-hole stretch around the turn. A pair of bogeys late in his round left him frustrated.

Jordan Spieth made two late birdies for a 67. Gary Woodland also shot 67.

Bocanegra says he’ll retire after season

Miscellany: Former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra will retire at the conclusion of Chivas USA’s season, ending the stalwart defender’s 15-year pro soccer career.

Bocanegra played in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, and he scored a record 14 goals as a U.S. defender. He has made 110 appearances for the national team, becoming the 12th U.S. player with at least 100 caps.

• Quillin vacates WBO title: Peter Quillin has vacated his WBO middleweight title, turning down a career-high payday to fight mandatory challenger Matt Korobov.

The WBO imposed a deadline on Quillin (31-0, 22 KOs) to agree to the title defense. Instead, he chose to pass on more than $1.4 million, his share of a purse bid by Roc Nation Sports for a fight with Korobov (24-0, 14 KOs).

• Degenkolb wins 12th stage: John Degenkolb of Germany timed his sprint perfectly to win the 12th stage of the Spanish Vuelta as Alberto Contador retained the overall lead in Logrono, Spain.

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