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AP sources: Ogwumike denied by FIBA to play for Nigeria

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LAS VEGAS — Nneka Ogwumike and Elizabeth Williams have been notified by FIBA that their petitions to play for Nigeria in the upcoming Olympics...

Loss to Nigeria may become learning tool for USA Basketball

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LAS VEGAS — Gregg Popovich has been repeating a similar refrain ever since he got the job to coach the U.S. men’s national basketball...

In Africa, virus ruins Olympic dreams and tests dedication

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa — The dreaded test results came back positive for COVID-19 and the illness descended on South African swimmer Erin Gallagher. ...

As France plans to shrink Sahel force, jihadi threat grows

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GAO, Mali — During a grueling, weeks-long mission in northern Mali, French soldiers were confronted by a familiar threat: Extremists trying to impose the...

Parents of kidnapped students in Nigeria plea for help

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KANO, Nigeria — Praying, crying and waiting for news about their children, the parents of more than 120 Nigerian students abducted by armed bandits...

Dozens of students abducted by gunmen in northwest Nigeria

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KANO, Nigeria — Dozens of students were abducted Monday by armed bandits at Bethel Baptist High School in Damishi town of Chikun Local Government...

Veteran Alves but no Neymar as Brazil eyes soccer gold again

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM RIO: Brazil winning gold lifted the footballing mood of the nation two years after a humiliating, 7-1 loss to Germany at the...

Marine guilty of involuntary manslaughter in hazing death

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NORFOLK, Va. — A member of an elite group of U.S. Marines has been convicted of involuntary manslaughter and related charges for his role...

Lawyer: Marine played minor role in soldier’s hazing death

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NORFOLK, Va. — A defense attorney for a U.S. Marine told jurors Wednesday that he played a minor role in the hazing of a...

US women’s hoops looks for seventh consecutive gold medal

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Diana Taurasi and Sue Bird will try and become the first players ever to win five Olympic gold medals in basketball when the United...