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Rio Olympic men’s basketball rosters

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The 12 rosters with 12 men each are set for the Rio Olympic men’s basketball tournament.

The U.S. has won the past two gold medals, and is expected to do the same this time around. Spain has taken silver at the past two Olympics, and is the favorite to yet again meet the Americans in the gold-medal game. Serbia, France and Lithuania also figure to contend for medals.

Australia, China, France, Serbia, the U.S. and Venezuela are in Group A. Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Lithuania, Nigeria and Spain are in Group B. The tournament tips off Aug. 6 and concludes Aug. 21.

View the entire schedule here. The rosters are below:

Argentina
Roberto Acuna
Nicolas Brussino
Facundo Campazzo
Gabriel Deck
Carlos Delfino
Marcos Delia
Patricio Garino
Manu Ginobili
Nicolas Laprovittola
Leo Mainoldi
Andres Nocioni
Luis Scola

Australia
David Andersen
Cameron Bairstow
Aron Baynes
Andrew Bogut
Ryan Broekhoff
Matthew Dellavedova
Chris Goulding
Joe Ingles
Kevin Lisch
Damian Martin
Pat Mills
Brock Motum

Brazil
Leandro Barbosa
Vitor Benite
Cristiano Felicio
Alex Garcia
Guilherme Giovannoni
Rafael Hettsheimer
Nene Hilario
Marcelinho Huertas
Augusto Lima
Rafael Luz
Raulzinho Neto
Marquinhos Vieira

China
Ding Yanyuhang
Guo Ailun
Li Gen
Li Muhao
Sui Ran
Wang Zhelin
Yi Jianlian
Zhai Xiaochuan
Zhao Jiwei
Zhou Peng
Zhou Qi
Zou Yuchen

Croatia
Marko Arapovic
Luka Babic
Miro Bilan
Bojan Bogdanovic
Mario Hezonja
Filip Kruslin
Darko Planinic
Zeljko Sakic
Dario Saric
Krunoslav Simon
Rok Stipcevic
Roko Ukic

France
Nicolas Batum
Nando De Colo
Boris Diaw
Antoine Diot
Mickael Gelabale
Rudy Gobert
Thomas Heurtel
Charles Kahudi
Joffrey Lauvergne
Tony Parker
Florent Pietrus
Kim Tillie

Lithuania
Marius Grigonis
Paulius Jankunas
Robertas Javtokas
Adas Juskevicius
Mantas Kalnietis
Antanas Kavaliauskas
Mindaugas Kuzminskas
Jonas Maciulis
Domantas Sabonis
Renaldas Seibutis
Edgaras Ulanovas
Jonas Valanciunas

Nigeria
Josh Akognon
Alade Aminu
Ike Diogu
Ebi Ere
Michael Gbinije
Ekene Ibekwe
Shane Lawal
Andy Ogide
Chamberlain Oguchi
Stan Okoye
Michael Umeh
Ben Uzoh

Serbia
Stefan Bircevic
Bogdan Bogdanovic
Nikola Jokic
Stefan Jovic
Nikola Kalinic
Milan Macvan
Stefan Markovic
Nemanja Nedovic
Miroslav Raduljica
Marko Simonovic
Vladimir Stimac
Milos Teodosic

Spain
Alex Abrines
Jose Calderon
Victor Claver
Rudy Fernandez
Pau Gasol
Willy Hernangomez
Sergio Llull
Nikola Mirotic
Juan Carlos Navarro
Felipe Reyes
Sergio Rodriguez
Ricky Rubio

United States
Carmelo Anthony
Harrison Barnes
Jimmy Butler
DeMarcus Cousins
DeMar DeRozan
Kevin Durant
Paul George
Draymond Green
Kyrie Irving
DeAndre Jordan
Kyle Lowry
Klay Thompson

Venezuela
Nestor Colmenares
John Cox
David Cubillan
Gregory Echenique
Windi Graterol
Heissler Guillent
Dwight Lewis
Miguel Marriaga
Anthony Perez
Miguel Ruiz
Gregory Vargas
Jose Vargas

Eliud Kipchoge sets next marathon

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Eliud Kipchoge will race the London Marathon on April 26 before he is expected to defend his Olympic title in Japan on Aug. 9, which would mark the shortest break between marathons of his career.

Kipchoge, who in his last 26.2-mile effort became the first person to break two hours at the distance, won all four of his London Marathon starts, including breaking the course record in 2016 and 2019.

His time this past April 28 — 2:02:37 — is the third-fastest time in history. Kipchoge has the world record of 2:01:39 set at the 2018 Berlin Marathon. His sub-two-hour marathon in Vienna on Oct. 12 was not in a record-eligible race.

Kipchoge’s previous shortest break between marathons came in 2016, when he also ran London and the Olympics. The Olympics will be two weeks earlier in 2020 than in 2016.

Kipchoge, 35, has won 11 of 12 marathons since moving to road racing after failing to make Kenya’s 2012 Olympic track team.

He has yet to race the two most prestigious marathons in the U.S. — Boston and New York City — but has said they are on his bucket list.

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Canadians become first female doubles luge team in World Cup

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WHISTLER, British Columbia (AP) — Caitlin Nash and Natalie Corless made luge history Saturday, becoming the first female team to compete in a World Cup doubles race.

The 16-year-olds from Whistler combined to finish 22nd in a field of 23 sleds, though that seemed largely irrelevant. There have been four-woman teams in what is typically called four-man bobsledding, but luge has never seen a pairing like this until now.

The German sled of Toni Eggert and Sascha Benecken won the race in 1 minute, 16.644 seconds. Germany’s Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt finished second and the Russian team of Vsevolod Kashkin and Konstantin Korshunov placed third for their first medal of the season.

The U.S. team of Chris Mazdzer and Jayson Terdiman placed 11th.

But the story was the Canadian teens, who qualified for the World Cup event on Thursday. They were nearly a half-second behind any other finisher and almost 2.7 seconds back of Eggert and Benecken. But they’ll forever be able to say that they were winning the race at one point — a technicality because they were the first ones down the hill at the Whistler Sliding Center, but accurate nonetheless.

The only sled they beat was the Italian team of Ivan Nagler and Fabian Malleier, who crashed in the second heat.

There are women’s singles and men’s singles races on the World Cup luge circuit, but there is no rule saying doubles teams must be composed of two men. There have been more female doubles racers at the junior level in recent years, and it was generally considered to be just a matter of time before it happened at the World Cup level.

That time became Saturday.

Canada had the chance to qualify a second sled into the doubles field because some teams typically on the circuit chose to skip this weekend’s stop, and Nash and Corless got into by successfully finishing a Nations Cup qualifying race on Thursday.

They were 11th in that race out of 11 sleds, more than a full second behind the winner and nearly a half-second behind the closest finisher. But all they had to do was cross the line without crashing to get into Saturday’s competition, and earned their spot in the luge history books as a result.

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