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  1. Team USA roster inclusion of Andre Drummond, Mason Plumlee gives ...

    Marc Stein

    After relying so heavily on speed and athleticism in its last two major tournaments, USA Basketball officials have put an unexpected emphasis on size in its final player selections by choosing Andre Drummond to fill the last spot on a 12-man roster.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2014
  2. Adam Silver says NBA will discuss merits of stars playing in inte...

    Marc Stein

    Commissioner Adam Silver says he does not foresee "a major shift in the NBA's participation in international competitions" in the wake of Paul George's gruesome compound leg fracture suffered Friday night in Las Vegas.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2014
  3. FIBA chief says no age limit coming for 2016 Olympics

    Marc Stein

    NBA commissioner David Stern's push to see an age limit of 23 for the men's Olympic basketball tourament is losing steam.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  4. A Mavs-free Olympics surely suits Mark Cuban

    Jeff Caplan

    The Opening Ceremonies for the Olympic Games in London are under way, and the men's basketball tournament begins Sunday with an intriguing matchup between Team USA and France. From Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's standpoint, he can watch the e...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  5. Brazil hands Argentina first loss of Olympic basketball qualifyin...

    Brazil handed Argentina its first loss of the Olympic basketball qualifying tournament for the Americas, beating the host team 73-71 on Wednesday behind 19 points from Rafael Hettsheimer.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2011
  6. Canada beats Dominican Republic in Olympic basketball qualifying

    Andy Rautins scored all 15 of his points on 3-pointers to lead Canada to a 73-72 victory over the Dominican Republic in the Olympic qualifying tournament for the Americas.

    Story | Conversation | September 01, 2011
  7. Dirk Nowitzki to play for German national team if healthy

    Jeff Caplan

    Dirk Nowitzki made his most definitive statement to date, saying that it looks as though he will play for the German national team in next month's Olympic qualifying tournament in Lithuania.

    Story | Conversation | July 05, 2011
  8. J.J. Barea has own Miami sound machine

    Jeff Caplan

    MIAMI -- What a trip for J.J. Barea. First he meets with Louisville coach Rick Pitino at the Dallas Mavericks' team hotel to discuss Pitino's strong interest in coaching the Puerto Rican national team next summer in the pre-Olympic tournament in Arge...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  9. Rick Pitino agrees to coach Puerto Rico's national team

    Louisville's Rick Pitino will coach Puerto Rico's national team next summer in hopes of qualifying for the 2012 Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2010
  10. Greece, Germany in Americans' Olympic basketball group

    Germany won the final spot in the 12-team Olympic basketball tournament, getting 32 points from Dirk Nowitzki on Sunday in a 96-82 victory over Puerto Rico.

    Story | Conversation | July 20, 2008
  11. Nowitzki, Germany top Cape Verde; Puerto Rico survives Cameroon r...

    Slovenia, Germany, Puerto Rico and Brazil won and reached the quarterfinals of the Olympic basketball qualifying tournament Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 15, 2008
  12. Nowitzki: 'I take losses harder probably than anyone else in this...

    Marc Stein

    Marc Stein catches up with NBA MVP Dirk Nowitzki, who spent weeks in Australia, grew a full beard and got away from the game this summer.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2007
  13. Mexico shocks Puerto Rico; Brazil, Uruguay collect narrow wins

    Victor Mariscal scored 30 points, 22 in the first half, leading coach Nolan Richardson and Mexico to a 100-89 victory over Puerto Rico on Wednesday in the FIBA Americas tournament.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2007
  14. Serbia Montenegro whips Argentina in Worlds tune-up

    Igor Rakocevic scored 18 points and Darko Milicic added 17 as Serbia rolled to an 83-64 victory over Argentina on Friday in the opener of the Singapore Cup, a four-team exhibition tournament.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2006
  15. Brown: It's all about effort

    U.S. coach Larry Brown won't do any tinkering for Thursday's game against Australia.

    Story | Conversation | August 18, 2004
  16. Nelson would step aside against U.S.

    Sunday's Athens notes

    Story | Conversation | August 15, 2004