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MCD CLAIMS SPOT AT WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES

Iowa's light weights continue to tear up the freestyle scene.

USA CRUISES PAST CZECH REPUBLIC, 96-53

Aaron White struggled, but the rest of Team USA did just fine in an easy win over the Csech Republic at the World University Games.

AARON WHITE ALMOST OUTSCORES UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Team USA smashed the United Arab Emirates in their first game at the World University Games -- and Aaron White did very well, too.

Davante Gardner Makes The First Cut At WUG Camp

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The training camp for the World University Games team started at 24 players, and Davante Gardner's been included in the first cut down to 16 players. FIBA requires a 12 man roster for the tournament, and based on what Buzz said in the tweet, it looks like that cut might be tomorrow.

Gardner Selected For World University Games Camp

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MU's big man is one of 29 players selected for the training camp to pick the team for the international tournament taking place in July over in Russia.

The FISU Men Bring Home the Silver

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Leading up to the Senior Men's and Women's Olympic qualifying tournaments in South America later this month and in early September, the Development Men's National Team made up primarily of CIS players lost to Serbia today in China but still come away with the Silver Medal. As I had commented earlier to a Twitter reader, that is one more medal than a certain southern neighbour is not getting in this event. Big shout to all the athletes and coaches on the team for bringing one back for us.

Canadian Content - Weekend Round Up

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We have the Senior Mens Team, the NBL Canada Draft weeekend, Steve Nash and more in Canadian Content.

USA Takes GOLD 101-66 over Taipei in World University Games

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The United States continued their run through the World University Games unblemished, racking up their 6th win in so many competitions in China. The gold medalists were the only team of the 15 to go undefeated in the games, and outscored their opponents 587-317. The women reached the 100-point mark in three of their six games, including the 101-66 win over Taipei for the gold. The US team was led over the smaller Taipei team in the gold-medal game with overpowering interior play coupled with the shooters' touch from outside to secure the easy victory. The superior play by Elena Delle Donne of Delaware, the Ogwumike sisters of Stanford, and Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame were the standouts of the day, amongst a total team effort of domination. In international play this summer, the US women have won three gold medals (U16, U19, WUG) and gone 19-1 in total showing their place as the strongest country in the world for women's basketball.

USA Women Roll to the Gold Medal Game in China

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The USA women have gone 5-0 in competition thus far in the World University Games, played in Shenzhen, China. In the semifinal match with Australia, their closest contest, the US was led by Elena Delle Donne's 22 points and 11 rebounds, followed by Skylar Diggins' 17 points and four assists. Delle Donne, a junior at Delaware, has made a name for herself in World University Games competition. In the five contests, Delle Donne leads the team with averages of 15.2 points and 8.0 rebounds in 21.2 minutes. "We are going to go from the biggest, strongest team we’ve seen to the shortest, quickest team we’ve seen," US head coach Bill Fennelly said of their final match with Taiwan, scheduled for 9:30 p.m. local time on Aug. 21. "It will be an interesting game, and we have one day to prepare. There are only two teams that have a chance to win a gold medal, and we are one of them."

Canadian Content

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We have the NBL Canada, Anthony Bennett, Andrew Wiggins and a lot more in today's Canadian Content.

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