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Analysis: Gregg Popovich faces tough numbers game for World Cup

It’ll soon be time for Gregg Popovich to pare USA Basketball’s roster from 13 players to 12 in time for the FIBA World Cup this month.


As World Cup gets closer, USA Basketball working on bonding

USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich doesn’t have many rules for his World Cup team. They’re more like suggestions, such as the one about limiting phone usage when the team is …


Thanks for playing: G Leaguers back in USA Basketball camp

There were more than 50 players from the G League who helped USA Basketball get into the FIBA World Cup by winning enough games during the tournament’s qualifying rounds. A …


Playing for Gregg Popovich big perk for USA Basketball hopefuls

Seventeen players in consideration for the 12 spots on the USA Basketball team are focused on training camp. They all want to play for new USA coach Gregg Popovich. Most …


For Gregg Popovich, finding a team quickly will be a challenge

USA Basketball coach Gregg Popovich typically has a month of NBA training camp and a half-dozen or so preseason games to endure before he picks a San Antonio team, then …


USA Basketball updates national team roster for World Cup

USA Basketball’s depth is already getting tested, weeks before the FIBA World Cup even starts. The Americans have released their updated national team roster, adding six players and deleting eight …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019, 10:34 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Oumar Ballo and Joel Ayayi make All-Star Five at FIBA World Cup

Gonzaga Bulldogs incoming freshman center Oumar Ballo and redshirt sophomore guard Joel Ayayi both were named to the All-Star Five team at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in Heraklion, …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Gonzaga commit Oumar Ballo powers Mali past France, into FIBA U19 World Cup title game

After missing the first two games of group play, Ballo has averaged 18.3 points and 13 assists in four contests.


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:55 p.m.

NY Harlem wins inaugural Spokane Hoops 3x3 World Invitational title

Dominique Jones and his NY Harlem squad didn’t travel across the country to simply hoist a winning Hoopfest bracket while donning the event’s popular championship T-shirt.


UPDATED: Tue., June 25, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

Former Saint Mary’s standout Calvin Hermanson returns to Spokane for first Spokane Hoops 3x3 World Invitational

Calvin Hermanson endured four years of jeers by raucous Kennel Club members, but the goggles-wearing All-West Coast Conference talent twice left the McCarthey Center with a smile.


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

Gonzaga-bound Anton Watson earns invite to USA U19 World Cup training camp

Anton Watson, Gonzaga Prep standout and incoming Gonzaga Bulldog freshman, has been invited to the USA U19 World Cup team training camp.


Basketball officials apologize for Philippines-Australia brawl

Basketball officials from Australia and the Philippines have issued a joint apology for the vicious brawl during a World Cup qualifier on Monday that resulted in the ejection of 13 …


UPDATED: Mon., June 25, 2018, 7:47 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard David Stockton makes U.S. team roster

Former Gonzaga Bulldog David Stockton is among 12 players to make the roster for the U.S. team’s upcoming World Cup qualifying games.


UPDATED: Sun., July 2, 2017, 6:39 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura racks up another double-double for Japan

Gonzaga’s Rui Hachimura turned in his second consecutive double-double at the FIBA U19 World Cup, leading Japan to a 76-73 victory in Cairo.


Derrick Rose hears cheers as U.S. beats Brazil

Derrick Rose heard the cheers and showed some of his old explosiveness, fellow Windy City product Anthony Davis scored 20 points, and the U.S. beat Brazil 95-78 in a tuneup …


FIBA may get its head straight

GENEVA — Facing claims that Muslim and Sikh players are being discriminated against, basketball’s governing body will review its ban which prevents players wearing headgear for religious reasons. FIBA said …


In Brief: Bryan brothers keep U.S. alive in Davis Cup

Tennis: Bob and Mike Bryan beat Dominic Inglot and Colin Fleming 6-2, 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 Saturday in San Diego to pull the United States to 2-1 against Britain in the …