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Sacramento Bee Aug 30, 2014
US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

US dominates Finland 114-55 in basketball worlds

As the U.S. lead got bigger and the crowd quieter, Finland's players were forced to have a most uncomfortable conversation. Finland's Sasu Salin, tries to controls the ball between United States's Klay Thompson, and Derrick Rose, left, during the Group C Basketball World Cup match between United States and Finland, in Bilbao northern Spain, Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. The 2014 Basketball World Cup competition will take place in various cities in Spain from Aug. 30 through to Sept. 14. United States's Anthony Davis, right, duels for the ball beside Finland's Antero Lehto, during the...
Sacramento Bee Aug 29, 2014

US opens basketball worlds vs Finns and their fans

They are the biggest thing in Bilbao, backed by 8,000 fans — not to mention some Angry Birds — whose free-spending boosters are such believers they've already started lining up transportation to the second round.
Sacramento Bee Aug 29, 2014
Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

Familiar names in the FIBA Basketball World Cup

Kevin Durant stands front and center in a billboard that hangs high above the outside of the arena where the U.S. will play its first-round games at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2013, file photo, Ukraine coach Mike Fratello, right, shouts to his player Maxym Korniyenko during a EuroBasket European Basketball Championship quarterfinal match against Croatia in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Fratello won 667 games as an NBA coach, though none since the 2006-07 season with Memphis. He's best known now for his work as a TV analyst, and the Hackensack, N.J., native's only work...
Sacramento Bee Aug 29, 2014
No ruling yet in Sacramento arena subsidy suit

No ruling yet in Sacramento arena subsidy suit

A judge will continue to ponder the fate of a lawsuit challenging the city of Sacramento’s $255 million subsidy for the new Kings arena. The proposed design for the King's downtown arena includes five glass aircraft hangar doors that can fold upward to create a 40-foot opening to an outdoor plaza on the north side of the building.
Sacramento Bee Aug 28, 2014
Judge issues split decision in suit challenging Sacramento arena contribution

Judge issues split decision in suit challenging Sacramento arena contribution

A group of Sacramentans suing to block the city’s subsidy for the new Kings arena got a split decision from a judge today. Exterior demolition begins at the Downtown Plaza at 515 L Street as the struggling shopping mall began giving way to the site of the new Sacramento Kings arena on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in Sacramento.
Sacramento Bee Aug 28, 2014

Davis embracing Team USA leadership role

Anthony Davis is eager, not to mention proud, to accept the physical risks that go with playing without pay for Team USA.
Sacramento Bee Aug 28, 2014

Weakened US team aims for world basketball title

The bad news just kept coming, the only difference whether the culprit was injury or interest.
Sacramento Bee Aug 26, 2014

Davis, US beat Slovenia in basketball exhibition

Anthony Davis scored 18 points and teamed with forward Kenneth Faried to dominate the inside, leading the U.S. national team to a 101-71 victory over Slovenia on Tuesday in its final exhibition game before the FIBA World Cup of Basketball.
Ailene Voisin: Team USA selection is milestone moment for DeMarcus

Ailene Voisin: Team USA selection is milestone moment for DeMarcus

During the late-night, in-house celebration that erupted when DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay were named to Team USA for the 2014 FIBA World Cup that begins Saturday in Spain, one Kings official posed the following trivia question: When was the last time two Kings were named to the 12-man roster representing the United States in the Olympics or World Cup, the latter competition formerly known as the World Championships? DeMarcus Cousins, playing for Team USA against the Dominican Republic Wednesday, persisted in his efforts to make the squad despite rejections.
Sacramento Bee Aug 24, 2014
Leading Off: Is it good Cousins, Gay made U.S. team?

Leading Off: Is it good Cousins, Gay made U.S. team?

When USA Basketball announced the 12-man roster for the FIBA World Cup after Friday’s victory over Puerto Rico, it wasn’t a surprise the Kings’ DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay made the cut. Dominican Republic forward Orlando Sanchez (16) defends as U.S. forward Rudy Gay protects the ball during the first half of an exhibition basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The United States won 105-62.
Sacramento Bee Aug 23, 2014
US basketball decides bigger is better with roster

US basketball decides bigger is better with roster

A desire for a bigger look made Andre Drummond necessary. The belief in Derrick Rose's health made Damian Lillard expendable. United States center DeMarcus Cousins, left, shares a laugh with United States guard DeMar DeRozan in the second half of an exhibition basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. The United States defeated the Dominican Republic 105-62. DeRozan and Rudy Gay each scored 13 points in the game. USA Basketball guard Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls shoots during a team practice in at the Brooklyn Nets training facility in...
Sacramento Bee Aug 23, 2014

Cousins, Gay make 12-man Team USA roster for World Cup

Kings center DeMarcus Cousins and forward Rudy Gay will play for Team USA in the FIBA World Cup starting next Saturday.
Sacramento Bee Aug 23, 2014
US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

US picks 12-man roster for basketball World Cup

The U.S. has picked the 12 players it believes can defend its world basketball title. DeMarcus Cousins’ “attitude is tremendous because he wouldn’t keep coming back to be a part of Team USA if it didn’t mean something to him,” Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said. USA Basketball guard Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls speaks to the press after a team practice at the Brooklyn Nets training facility in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014. Team USA faces the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden Wednesday night in advance of the FIBA World Cup Basketball...

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