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USA - Wizards rising star Beal learned mental toughness from U17 Worlds

Bradley-Beal-20-06-2014WASHINGTON (FIBA U17 World Championship/FIBA Basketball World Cup) - Emerging star Bradley Beal stepped up his game for the Washington Wizards in his second season in the NBA. And winning the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship in 2010 played a big role in the1 being prepared for big games like the playoffs. Beal was the MVP of the first-ever ...


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FIBA - International coaches clinic to be staged in Pilsen during FIBA U17 WC Women

Natalia-Hejkova-19-06-2014PILSEN (FIBA U17 World Championship for Women) - A centrepiece of the upcoming FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in the Czech Republic will be an international coaching clinic facilitated by some of the biggest names in the women's game. The two-day event (Saturday-Sunday 5-6 July) which will take place at the City Arena in Pilsen, one of the two host ...


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IWBF - Women's Wheelchair World Championships set to tip off in Toronto

IWBF-Women_sWC-19-06-2014Toronto (IWBF Women's World Championship) - If he's been paying attention to that other tournament going on in Brazil this week, Holger Glinicki, the head coach of 2012 Paralympic gold medalists Germany must be using the example of Spain to let his players know that the top step of the podium at the 2014 IWBF Women's World Championship is anything but ...


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CAN - Canada to use FIBA Americas U16 loss as teaching tool for U17 Worlds

Dave-DeAveiro-18-06-2014TORONTO (FIBA U17 World Championship) - Canada coach Dave DeAveiro plans to look back at a bitter defeat before looking forward to building a winning group as he readies to prepare his team for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship. Last summer, Canada lost to Argentina 65-64 in overtime of the Semi-Finals at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Even ...


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FIBA - Emirates Airline and Dubai Duty Free sign on as sponsors for FIBA U17 World Championship

Emirates-Dubai-Duty-Free-18-06-2014DUBAI (FIBA U17 World Championship) - The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Basketball Association has signed world leading companies Emirates Airline and Dubai Duty Free as sponsors for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship. Emirates will serve as the Presenting Sponsor and Official Airline of the Championship, while Dubai Duty Free will be the Event Sponsor as ...


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USA - Samuelson survives injury scare to make the grade

Katie-Lou-Samuelson-17-06-2COLORADO SPRINGS (FIBA U17 World Championship for Women) - Making the final roster of any USA national team is an intense and fiercely competitive process, but for Katie Lou Samuelson there was an added complication as she tried nailing down a spot for the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women. Speaking as the two-time reigning champions assemble ahead of ...


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POL - Kobryn U-turn fuels Polish ambitions

Ewelina-Kobryn-17-06-2014WLADYSLAWOWO (EuroBasket Women 2015) - Having previously decided to hang up her national team vest and retire, Ewelina Kobryn is demonstrating why her recent change of heart over representing her nation was greeted with such delight after putting Poland firmly on the road to EuroBasket Women 2015. The standout center underlined her quality with a stunning ...


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CAN - Clarke happy with final choice for Czech mission

Canada-U17W-16-06-2014TORONTO (FIBA U17 World Championship for Women) - Canada head coach Carly Clarke is now ready to undertake her mission at the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women after finalising her roster for the tournament in the Czech Republic. After taking a total of 15 players into her recent preparation camp, there was disappointment for the trio of Halle Bovell, ...


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USA - Spurs capture fifth title

San-Antonio-Spurs-champs-16SAN ANTONIO (NBA) - The San Antonio Spurs geared themselves up for a major battle against the two-time defending champions Miami Heat but ended up winning the fifth title in club history at a canter. Kawhi Leonard, the NBA Finals MVP, provided a lot of the inspiration in a 104-87 triumph in Texas on Sunday as the Spurs clinched a 4-1 series ...


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ESP/BRA - Marcelinho does it again

Marcelinho-Huertas-16-06-20VALENCIA (Liga Endesa) - Brazil's Marcelinho Huertas is always the man for the big occasion. The Barcelona point guard, whose game-winner from close to mid-court in the 2012 Liga Endesa Finals against Real Madrid propelled Barca to that season's title, made another buzzer-beater on Sunday to give the Catalans a 77-75 triumph at Valencia in the fifth and ...


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