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December 16, 1999 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
As it turns out, when Stanley Roberts was expelled from the NBA off the 76ers' roster, he was banished from any international league governed by the Federation Internationale de Basketball. "The goal of FIBA," head of communications Florian Wanninger said from his office in Munich, Germany, "is a worldwide fight against doping. It can't be that a player tests positive for drugs in one country and he is allowed to play in another country. "This is an accepted philosophy in all international sports federations.
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July 3, 2007 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
Tyreke Evans came home to Chester Saturday afternoon from Dallas with a strained lower back, which will prevent him from making the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship team that will play from July 12-22 in Novi Sad, Serbia. He will not compete in major tournmanents or camps until he gets examined early next week. At 17, the 6-5 standout senior guard from American Christian, in Aston, was the youngest player invited to the FIBA Under-19 team. But he injured his back during the USA Junior National Basketball Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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July 22, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Hakeem Olajuwon, two-time MVP of the NBA Finals, was cleared yesterday to represent the United States in next year's Olympic Games in Atlanta. Olajuwon, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had to receive special permission from FIBA, the sport's international governing body, to be eligible for Dream Team III because the Houston Rockets center competed in an international tournament for his native Nigeria as a teenager. The decision by FIBA secretary general Borislav Stankovic had been expected and followed a lengthy appeal process by Olajuwon after he came a U.S. citizen in 1993.
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February 2, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
FRANKFURT, West Germany - Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan in the 1992 Summer Olympics? It could happen. The governing board of the International Amateur Basketball Federation recommended rules changes yesterday that would open Olympic and world championship basketball tournaments to professional men and women. Any such rules changes could not be implemented in time for the Seoul Olympics in September. FIBA secretary general Bora Stankovic said the board called an extraordinary FIBA congress for April 1989 in Munich, West Germany to put the proposal to a vote.
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February 29, 2012
Dawn Staley, a former U.S. Olympian who starred as a player at Dobbins Tech and as a women's basketball coach at Temple, is one of 18 individual athletes eligible for induction into the U.S Olympic Hall of Fame later this year. Through April 9, fans can help determine who makes it into the hall by visiting www.TeamUSA.org/halloffame and voting once per day per category among all nominees. Among her many achievements, Staley has already been inducted into the women's basketball hall of fame, named a six-time WNBA all-star, won gold medals at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics, was a FIBA world champion in 1998 and 2002 and won both a Goodwill Games gold medal and a FIBA world championship bronze medal in 1994.
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September 9, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
There has been a world of change in international basketball. In 1 week, Borislav Stankovic, FIBA's secretary general, witnessed a U.S. team full of NBA players lose three times in the World Championships, while New Zealand, a relative newcomer, played for a medal. Stankovic never thought it was possible. But if this year's 11-day tournament proved one thing, it was this: The American domination is over. "They went to NBA players and they've owned everything until now," Stankovic said of the Americans' surprising collapse.
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July 18, 2012 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
WASHINGTON — OK, so the back-and-forth among Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley about whether the 2012 USA men's Olympic team could have defeated the original, one-and-only "Dream Team" was fun. For what it's worth, I think the 1992 team was better, but not by as big a margin as Jordan, Barkley and now even President Obama have suggested. In a seven-game-series, I think the Dream Team wins, 4-3. But one factor that no one can dispute is that the competition the United States will face starting in London is far superior to anything the 1992 squad faced in Barcelona.
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September 29, 1988 | Daily News Wire Services
Radical students fought riot police with clubs and firebombs yesterday and warned they would stage violent protests during the closing days of the Olympics. The radicals have been able to mount just a few minor protests during the Summer Games and authorities said they could stop any attempt to disrupt any Olympic events. Student leaders issued their warning after about 200 radicals fought police at Korea University - which is about 15 miles from where the Games are being held - to demand the release of top radical Oh Young-Shik.
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December 24, 1998 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The agent for locked-out NBA players Nick Van Exel, Marcus Camby and Reggie Slater announced yesterday that he has filed a suit against USA Basketball seeking permission for his clients to play professionally in Europe. The agent, James Bryant, filed the suit at a district court in Harris County, Texas. A judge set a Dec. 30 hearing date, Bryant said. USA Basketball is the American representative of FIBA, basketball's world governing body. NBA players under contract need FIBA's permission to play in Europe, USA Basketball spokesman Craig Miller said.
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July 22, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
Hakeem Olajuwon, two-time most valuable player of the NBA Finals, was cleared yesterday to represent the United States in next year's Olympic Games in Atlanta. Olajuwon, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had to receive special permission from FIBA, the sport's international governing body, to be eligible for Dream Team III because the Houston Rockets center competed in an international tournament for his native Nigeria as a teenager. The decision by FIBA secretary general Borislav Stankovic had been expected and followed a lengthy appeal process by Olajuwon after he came a U.S. citizen in 1993.
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July 18, 2012 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
WASHINGTON — OK, so the back-and-forth among Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley about whether the 2012 USA men's Olympic team could have defeated the original, one-and-only "Dream Team" was fun. For what it's worth, I think the 1992 team was better, but not by as big a margin as Jordan, Barkley and now even President Obama have suggested. In a seven-game-series, I think the Dream Team wins, 4-3. But one factor that no one can dispute is that the competition the United States will face starting in London is far superior to anything the 1992 squad faced in Barcelona.
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February 29, 2012
Dawn Staley, a former U.S. Olympian who starred as a player at Dobbins Tech and as a women's basketball coach at Temple, is one of 18 individual athletes eligible for induction into the U.S Olympic Hall of Fame later this year. Through April 9, fans can help determine who makes it into the hall by visiting www.TeamUSA.org/halloffame and voting once per day per category among all nominees. Among her many achievements, Staley has already been inducted into the women's basketball hall of fame, named a six-time WNBA all-star, won gold medals at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics, was a FIBA world champion in 1998 and 2002 and won both a Goodwill Games gold medal and a FIBA world championship bronze medal in 1994.
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August 26, 2010
The United States breezed to one last exhibition victory before the start of the FIBA world championship. The Americans routed defending silver medalist Greece, 87-59, Wednesday in Athens. Eric Gordon scored 18 points to lead the Americans, who were ahead start to finish against a Greece team playing for the first time since a brawl near the end of an exhibition game against Serbia turned the focus of the forthcoming world championship away from the court.   HOCKEY: The Tampa Bay Lightning have re-signed 20-goal scorer Steve Downie to a two-year contract.
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July 23, 2010 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
One of the last things Michael Gilchrist wants to do right now is pick up a basketball. "I just want to have fun with my friends now," said Gilchrist, regarded as the nation's top high school player, according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and ESPN.com. "I don't really have anything planned," he added. "Just hang out. " And who could blame him for wanting to relax? This past month has been the equivalent of a global basketball whirlwind for the Somerdale, Camden County resident, who plays at St. Patrick's High School in Elizabeth, N.J. The 6-foot-7 senior swingman was named to the USA under-17 World Championship basketball team last month.
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July 8, 2009 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Kentucky Derby- and Preakness-winning trainer Rick Dutrow was suspended for 30 days yesterday for violating doping rules. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission issued the suspension more than a year after tests revealed that Salute the Count had an excessive amount of Clenbuterol in his blood after finishing second in a race at Churchill Downs the day before Dutrow won the Derby with Big Brown. Colleges The Boston Globe reported that Duke's Mike Krzyzewski has agreed to return as U.S. Olympic basketball coach.
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August 24, 2007 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Samuel Dalembert scored 18 points, six in the final 2 minutes, 5 seconds, and Canada beat Venezuela, 80-73, yesterday in the FIBA Americas tournament in Las Vegas. The 76ers center, who was born in Haiti, moved to Montreal while in high school and recently became a Canadian citizen. He grabbed eight rebounds and blocked five shots as the Canadians evened their record, 1-1. Hector Romero scored 23 points for Venezuela (0-2), which was back on the floor about 17 hours after the completion of its 112-69 loss to the United States on Wednesday night.
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July 3, 2007 | By JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO For the Daily News
Tyreke Evans came home to Chester Saturday afternoon from Dallas with a strained lower back, which will prevent him from making the 2007 FIBA Under-19 World Championship team that will play from July 12-22 in Novi Sad, Serbia. He will not compete in major tournmanents or camps until he gets examined early next week. At 17, the 6-5 standout senior guard from American Christian, in Aston, was the youngest player invited to the FIBA Under-19 team. But he injured his back during the USA Junior National Basketball Festival in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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June 1, 2007 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A few more people with Philadelphia basketball ties were invited to international competition yesterday. Corey Stokes, an incoming Villanova freshman guard, has been invited to try out for the FIBA under-19 world championship in Serbia this summer, USA Basketball announced. Drexel coach Bruiser Flint will be an assistant coach of that team, which is led by DePaul coach Jerry Wainwright. Stokes, a McDonald's all-American out of St. Benedict's Prep in Newark, N.J., will attend the trials that will take place June 28-30 at the Dallas Mavericks' practice facility.
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August 30, 2006 | Daily News staff and wire reports
Former Buffalo Sabres forward J.P. Dumont yesterday agreed to a 2-year, $4.5 million free-agent contract with the Nashville Predators. The 28-year-old right winger became an unrestricted free agent when the Sabres exercised their walkaway rights after he was awarded a $2.9-million, 1-year deal in arbitration. Dumont, who made $1.596 million last season, has 121 goals and 135 assists in 434 NHL games with Chicago and Buffalo. He had 20 goals and 20 assists in 54 games last season.
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August 15, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Duke guard J.J. Redick scored 22 points to lead the United States 111-85 over Argentina for fifth place yesterday at the Under 21 World Championships. Meanwhile, Greece and Lithuania were to play the championship match later yesterday as first-time finalists in the FIBA tournament showcasing some of the world's best youth talent. Allan Ray (Villanova) had eight points for the U.S. and Mardy Collins (Temple) finished with four points and four rebounds. Wake Forest's Justin Gray notched 16 points as the U.S. finished 7-1 in the round-robin tournament.
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