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Melbourne's growing NBA love affair

In a city where Aussie Rules football has always reigned supreme, a proud American sporting culture has somehow managed to entrench itself and is showing no sign of disappearing any time soon.


Australia's Basketball Heartland

Melbourne's passion for basketball expressed through streetball, art and fashion.


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Pop's plans, scrimmage woes and more big Team USA takeaways

Which star has been most impressive in camp? Should Pop be worried about this roster? Brian Windhorst and Ohm Youngmisuk hit the biggest talking points ahead of Team USA's World Cup journey.

Nigeria's FIBA World Cup at risk over lack of funds

Nigeria were the first country to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup, and they're on the brink of being the first team out, before the event even begins.

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Triple-doubles, daring dismounts and a new approach for Simone Biles

Simone Biles' dominant performance at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships reminded us that her only competition heading into the 2020 Olympics is herself.

Biles caps 6th U.S. title with historic triple-double

Simone Biles won her sixth all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships on Sunday, plus did a historic clean triple-double in floor exercise.

If the healing process were a marathon, USA Gymnastics is at the first mile marker

With stars Simone Biles and Sam Mikulak in Kansas City for the U.S. championship, the sport tries to move forward from horrors of the past without ever forgetting.

Pan Am Games

What's next: Pan Am Games athletes ponder Tokyo 2020

From facing elite competition to hanging out at the athletes' village, the 2019 Pan American Games was a vital experience for those hoping to shine in sport's biggest stage, the Olympics.

Bodybuilding shows off muscles in Pan Am Games debut

Bodybuilding, with all of its pomp, takes the next step in its quest to gain Olympic fame with its debut at the 2019 Pan American Games.

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2019 Pan American Games in Peru: Schedule, highlights, athletes to watch

This summer's Pan American Games are poised to offer a sneak peek at Tokyo 2020. Here's a look at the top stories from Lima.

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U.S. swimmer Nathan Adrian continues comeback after cancer diagnosis

Adrian competes at the 2019 Pan American Games in Peru this week after capturing gold last month at the FINA World Championships.

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U.S. women´s softball team forging its identity ahead of return to Olympics

WIth the sport making its return to the 2020 Olympics, Team USA is getting back into the swing at the Pan American Games in Lima.

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U.S.-born softball players keep Olympic hopes alive playing for Mexico at Pan American Games

Twelve of the 15 players on Mexico's women's softball team at the Pan American Games were born in the U.S.


What is Gregg Popovich doing coaching Team USA?

The Spurs coach doesn't have anything to prove. So why is he sweating out practices in the desert with an undermanned Team USA squad?

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Pippen: U.S. still far ahead of other teams in FIBA World Cup

Scottie Pippen expresses how the NBA has been able to globalize the game and what his expectations for the U.S. team in the 2019 FIBA World Cup.


Team USA's green monster: A Boston quartet could take on the world

Kemba Walker and his new teammates are taking advantage of Team USA training camp to build chemistry and usher in a new era in Boston.

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