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Basketball: Argentina beat Brazil 111-107 at Rio Olympics

Argentina came away with a 111-107 win over Brazil after second overtime at the Rio Olympics. Andres Nocioni led the Argentines with 37 points. Facundo Campazzo finished with 33 points and 11 assists. Nene had a team-high 24 points and 11 rebounds for Brazil here on Saturday.

"This is great. This is an eternal rivalry for us. What we did today was big," said Nocioni.


Lakers' Jose Calderon believes Olympic Basketball tournament is wide open

Spanish point guard Jose Calderon has that the Rio Olympics men's basketball tournament was up for grabs and that "in one game anyone can beat anyone".

Spain is in Group B and will play its opening game against Croatia on Sunday evening, followed by contests against Brazil on Tuesday, Nigeria on Thursday, Lithuania on August 13 and Argentina on August 15, reports Tass.


America's Olympic basketball teams to stay on Luxury Cruise Ship with 250 guards!

The American NBA and WNBA stars who will play at the Olympics will not be housed in the Games Village, like other athletes, but rather on board a luxury cruise ship that docked on the weekend at the city's port in Rio de Janeiro.

The vessel 'Silver Cloud' has capacity to host up to 400 people in its 196 cabins, which have already been placed at the disposal of athletes from the US men's and women's Olympic basketball teams, the general directorate of the Maua port terminal said on Monday.


UBA: Mumbai Challengers edge Delhi Capitals 79-77 to enter playoffs

Defending champions Delhi Capitals failed to book their place in the playoffs of the UBA Pro Basketball League season 3 as they lost to Mumbai Challengers on Friday evening.

Riding on Jagdeep (19 points) and Nikhil's performance (18 points), Mumbai Challengers  pipped Delhi 79-77 to enter the playoffs as Delhi Capitals were left to rue their losses in the first two games of the championship.


Canadian Women’s basketball team nominated for Rio 2016

On Friday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Canada Basketball named the twelve athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in women’s basketball at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21.

The team includes seven athletes who competed at the London 2012 Games: Natalie Achonwa, Miranda Ayim, Kim Gaucher, Lizanne Murphy, Michelle Plouffe, Shona Thorburn and Tamara Tatham. First-time Olympic team members Nirra Fields, Miah-Marie Langlois, Kia Nurse, Katherine Plouffe and Nayo Raincock-Ekunwe round out the 12-woman roster.


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