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USA cruise into World Cup final

Defending champions to face either France or Serbia after a commanding win over Lithuania in the semi-final of the WC.

WTF! Ghana World Cup Commitee accused of inflating food prices, $90,000 goes missing

It’s another round of appalling headlines for the Ghanaian FA this Friday. On the same day as the Black Stars are said to have axed coach Kwesi Appiah following the country’s appalling showing at the World Cup this summer, fresh allegations of corruption have been levelled at officials over what happened in Brazil this summer. […]

Ghana sack coach Kwesi Appiah, set to appoint Milovan Rajevac

It’s all change for Ghana this Friday as local papers in Africa are reporting that coach Kwesi Appiah has been sacked. Ghana were one of the biggest jokes at the recent World Cup. Things kicked off when news broke that the Ghanaian government were airlifting $3 million in cash to Brazil in order to stave off a […]

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Mattia Destro Must Take His Chance to Remind Roma Just How Good He Can Be

This has been a summer of highs and lows for Mattia Destro. It began with the player being selected for Cesare Prandelli ’s 30-man Italy squad ahead of the World Cup, only to eventually miss out on a place in the final 23. It continued...Show More Summary

Is Caruana the next contender?

After his scintillating performance in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup, fans the world over marveled at Fabiano Caruana’s resourceful play, cool demeanor and humility. During his run of seven consecutive wins, there was a furor created that he was quickly gaining on Magnus Carlsen in terms of ELO rating and that he would be the next […]

DeMarcus Cousins nearly threw a punch in U.S. win

The United States advanced to the FIBA World Cup championship game with a semifinal win Thursday over Lithuania. The U.S. cruised to a fairly easy victory, 96-68, on the strength of a third quarter in which it outscored its Baltic opponent, 33-14. Lithuania did hang tough with the U.S. during the first half. How tough? Well, […]

U.S. beats Lithuania, advances to World Cup final

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BARCELONA, Spain -- Spain is out. And USA Basketball keeps rolling.

Team USA Getting, Needing James Harden's Best Right Now

Another slow start. Another decisive second half. The only difference between Team USA's 96-68 semifinals victory over Lithuania and the FIBA Basketball World Cup tournament games that came before it? This time it was James Harden who...Show More Summary

Drew Doughty Still Has Room to Grow with Los Angeles Kings in 2014-15

Drew Doughty was recently named the world’s best defenseman by, but he has probably deserved the distinction since a jaw-dropping postseason showing in 2012. His impressive resume contains two Stanley Cups and two Olympic gold medals, and he was at the heart of each of those triumphs. Show More Summary

Could Anything Possibly Go Wrong for Team USA's FIBA Tournament Run Now?

Team USA easily survived its Murphy's Law game, recovering from a sluggish first half to smash Lithuania 96-68 in the semifinal round of the FIBA World Cup. Now that we've seen the U.S. recover from a contest in which everything went...Show More Summary

David Beckham: ‘They’re not just England’s Royal Family, they’re everyone’s Royal Family’ [Video]

With the news that Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting a second baby, David Beckham was asked about the ‘Royal Baby’. Becks, who knows Prince William well from working with him on England’s World Cup bid, said he’s excited and happy for his friends, who deserve it and are great parents. Clearly unaware of […]

FIBA World Cup 2014 Results: Tracking Semifinal Scores and Highlights

The favorites to win the gold medal, especially with Spain out of the picture, the United States kicked off the semifinals at the 2014 FIBA World Cup Thursday with a resounding win. A trio of superstars led the way for Team USA in the 96-68 win over Lithuania, a team that now heads to the third-place game this weekend. Show More Summary

Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos has words with Pietrus during Spain – France Basketball World Cup match [Video]

Host nation Spain went out of the basketball World Cup last night, losing 65-52 to France in the quarter-finals, a huge disappointment for the Spanish side, who were expected to reach the final and push the USA to the limit. Several Spanish footballers were present to support their comrades, Real Madrid’s Iker Casillas and Sergio […]

U.S. advances to FIBA World Cup final with win over Lithuania, 96-68

James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night.

USA vs. Lithuania: FIBA World Cup 2014 Semifinal Score and Twitter Reaction

A day after co-favorite Spain was sent packing in one of the biggest upsets in recent international basketball history, the United States sent a loud and decisive statement that it would not share the same fate. Kyrie Irving scored 18...Show More Summary

3 things we learned from Team USA's blowout of Lithuania

Team USA has booked a spot in the 2014 FIBA World Cup final after a lopsided win over Lithuania on Thursday. Team USA advanced to the 2014 FIBA World Cup final with a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday. The semifinal matchup wasn't...Show More Summary

Akwasi Appiah out as Ghana manager

According to African football journalist Gary Al-Smith, Ghana will be parting ways with manager Akwasi Appiah. He was given a new two-year contract prior to the World Cup, but recent results have caused the Ghanaian FA to make a change. BREAK: Kwesi Appiah is done as coach of Ghana. Show More Summary

James Harden's Defensive Abilities Were on Full Display Against Lithuania

The stakes are high for Team USA against Lithuania in the semifinals in the 2014 FIBA World Cup, but James Harden's defense isn't helping the team reach its ultimate goal of winning the gold medal. It's no secret that fans like to get on Harden for giving very little effort on defense during games. Show More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins Nearly Throws Punch at Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas

An elbow to the throat almost caused an ugly scene during the semifinal game between the United States and Lithuania at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. While getting boxed out during a free-throw attempt, Team USA's DeMarcus "Boogie" Cousins took an elbow to the throat from Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas. Show More Summary

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