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NBA: San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich mixes toughness and spirit to make history
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NBA: San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich mixes toughness and spirit to make history

Popovich took the reins of the Spurs in 1996 and turned them into a winning machine, capturing titles in 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2014.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA beat France 87-82 to win basketball gold medal for the fourth straight time
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA beat France 87-82 to win basketball gold medal for the fourth straight time

Kevin Durant scored 29 points and joined Carmelo Anthony as the only three-time men's gold medalists in Olympic history and the US held off France 87-82 on Saturday to win the title at the Tokyo Games

Tokyo Olympics 2020: In victory over Iran, Team USA sends a message on and off the basketball court
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: In victory over Iran, Team USA sends a message on and off the basketball court

“The Olympics here are a venue and a time where sport transcends all that petty crap that you get from governments,” said Team USA coach Gregg Popovich after his side’s diplomatic masterclass off the court against Iran.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympians navigate strict rules in Tokyo for once-in-a-lifetime experience
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Olympians navigate strict rules in Tokyo for once-in-a-lifetime experience

The lengthy playbook — a guideline for a "safe and successful Games" — is filled with "cannots" and "do nots." Slip-ups and their consequences range from warnings to fines to maybe even worse

Tokyo Olympics 2020: JaVale McGee, Keldon Johnson replace Kevin Love, Bradley Beal in US basketball roster
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: JaVale McGee, Keldon Johnson replace Kevin Love, Bradley Beal in US basketball roster

Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee and San Antonio Spurs guard Keldon Johnson were named to the US Olympic men's basketball team

Tokyo Olympics 2020: US basketball team member Bradley Beal out of Games for health and safety reasons
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: US basketball team member Bradley Beal out of Games for health and safety reasons

Beal will miss the Olympics after being placed into health and safety protocols and USA Basketball said Thursday it will replace him on its roster at a later date.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA men's basketball team bounces back, tops Argentina 108-80 in pre-Games tune-up
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: USA men's basketball team bounces back, tops Argentina 108-80 in pre-Games tune-up

Americans shot 51%, scored 33 first-quarter points to get off and running and beat Argentina for the 10th consecutive time

Nigeria shock USA in pre-Olympic friendly, become first African nation to beat Americans in basketball
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Nigeria shock USA in pre-Olympic friendly, become first African nation to beat Americans in basketball

Nigeria, with six NBA players and former NBA head coach Mike Brown at the helm, became the first African nation to beat the USA, who were playing the first of a five of tune-up games before the Tokyo Olympics.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kevin Durant named in Team USA squad missing LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Steph Curry
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Kevin Durant named in Team USA squad missing LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Steph Curry

The squad contains only three players — Phoenix's Devin Booker and Milwaukee duo Khris Middleton and Jrue Holiday — currently playing in the NBA playoffs.

Minnesota sports games in NBA, MLB, NHL shut down after police shooting of a Black man
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Minnesota sports games in NBA, MLB, NHL shut down after police shooting of a Black man

The shooting, which comes with Minneapolis already on edge because of the Derek Chauvin trial for the murder of George Floyd, sparked protests and looting overnight.

LeBron James on this week's unrest at Capitol Hill:
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LeBron James on this week's unrest at Capitol Hill: "We live in two Americas"

LeBron James has remained a critic of Trump during his four years in office and said that what happened at the US Capitol was a direct correlation of what Trump represents.

NBA: Becky Hammon becomes first woman to direct NBA team; Spurs go down to Lakers
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NBA: Becky Hammon becomes first woman to direct NBA team; Spurs go down to Lakers

Becky Hammon, the assistant coach, took over the San Antonio Spurs in the second quarter after coach Gregg Popovich was ejected in a 121-107 loss to LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers on Wednesday night.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Team USA men's basketball coach Gregg Popovich knows filling roster may be tricky
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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Team USA men's basketball coach Gregg Popovich knows filling roster may be tricky

Game 7 of the 2021 NBA Finals, as of now, would be played on 22 July. The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony, as of now, would be the next day.

NBA: League releases COVID-19 testing results, no players confirmed positive in bubble
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NBA: League releases COVID-19 testing results, no players confirmed positive in bubble

Of the 343 NBA players tested since results were last announced 29 July, none has been confirmed positive.

NBA: Gregg Popovich, Jonathan Isaac, Becky Hammon choose to stand for anthem in bubble
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NBA: Gregg Popovich, Jonathan Isaac, Becky Hammon choose to stand for anthem in bubble

Jonathan Isaac became the first player to not kneel when he stood before he and the Orlando Magic played the Brooklyn Nets.

George Floyd death: San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he's 'embarrassed as a white person'
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George Floyd death: San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich says he's 'embarrassed as a white person'

San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he’s embarrassed as a white person that George Floyd could die in such a nonchalant manner.

Coronavirus pandemic: USA Basketball still preparing for Tokyo Olympics, says assistant coach Steve Kerr
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Coronavirus pandemic: USA Basketball still preparing for Tokyo Olympics, says assistant coach Steve Kerr

The USA Basketball coaching staff for the Tokyo Olympics is still preparing as if there will be a gold medal to try and defend this summer, even in highly uncertain times caused by the global coronavirus pandemic.

NBA: 'Personal reasons' keep Gregg Popovich out, Spurs get first win under Tim Duncan as acting head coach
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NBA: 'Personal reasons' keep Gregg Popovich out, Spurs get first win under Tim Duncan as acting head coach

Tim Duncan won more than 1,000 games as an NBA player. He got his first victory as an acting head coach on Tuesday night

NBA: James Harden scores 49 points from career-high 41 attempts, Rockets beat Timberwolves 125-105
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NBA: James Harden scores 49 points from career-high 41 attempts, Rockets beat Timberwolves 125-105

Harden unloaded Saturday night, scoring 49 points on a whopping 41 shots from the field to lead Rockets to their seventh straight victory, 125-105 over the Minnesota Timberwolves.

NBA: San Antonio Spurs retire French NBA star Tony Parker's number nine jersey in ceremony
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NBA: San Antonio Spurs retire French NBA star Tony Parker's number nine jersey in ceremony

Tony Parker won four NBA titles in 17 seasons with the Spurs, joining the club in 2001 and becoming a starter as a 19-year-old European newcomer after only four games.