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Japan women down Brazil for second win

Olympics / Summer Olympics / Basketball Aug 9, 2016

Japan women down Brazil for second win

Japan went a long way to ensuring it would get a Rio 2016 women's basketball quarterfinal place by beating Brazil to notch its second straight win on Monday. Paced by Ramu Tokashiki and her 23-point, nine-rebound, three-block effort, Japan broke the back of the hosts ...

U.S. holds off Spain in final

Basketball Aug 14, 2012

U.S. holds off Spain in final

by Ed Odeven

Between them, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James have scored more than 48,000 points in their NBA careers. They both had steady, solid performances in Team USA's gold medal-winning 107-100 victory over Spain on Sunday at North Greenwich Arena, but Kevin Durant made the greatest impact ...

FIBA's Baumann doubts basketball age limit will be imposed

Basketball Aug 13, 2012

FIBA's Baumann doubts basketball age limit will be imposed

by Ed Odeven

Patrick Baumann, FIBA's secretary general, believes an age-limit proposal won't be approved for the 2016 Rio Summer Games men's basketball tournament. Still, there could be some changes made to the current tournament format, he acknowledged. Unlike the Olympic soccer tournament, which has an under-23 format ...

Basketball Jul 3, 2012

Japan misses out on basketball berth

Japan's women's basketball team lost the final of the Women's Olympic Qualifying Tournament 71-63 to Canada on Sunday, ending its quest to reach the London Olympics. The Japanese, who quickly fell behind 11-0, slowly found their rhythm and entered the final period trailing 52-42. A ...

Basketball Jul 1, 2012

Japan falls in women's hoop qualifier

The Japan's women's basketball team missed a prime opportunity to book an Olympic berth on Friday, falling in a 53-47 decision to the Czech Republic in quarterfinal play at the FIBA Olympic qualifying tournament. With its victory, the Czech Republic qualified for the London Olympics ...