A rebuilt Greek national team shocked favored Argentina, 79-71 in the final group game at the World Basketball Championship to go 5-0.
Kenneth Faried’s sharp shooting gave the U.S. a 4-0 start with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic at the World Hoop tourney.
Greece went to 4-0 in the first round of the 2014 World Basketball Cup tourney in Spain, beating a tough Croatia team, 76-65.
EU nations are rejecting for now the idea of sanctioning Russia’s high-profile sports events, including the the 2018 World Cup.
Anthony Davis scored 21 points and the U.S. remained unbeaten at the Basketball World Cup by beating winless New Zealand 98-71 on Sept. 2.
Greece’s surging young national team got its third win in a row at the World Cup basketball championship in Spain, beating winless Puerto Rico, 90-79,
Olympians Andrew Gemmell and Haley Anderson won 10-kilometer titles in the open water race at the Pan Pacific championships.
Greece withstood a late fourth-quarter furious comeback from the Philippines to win its second game in a row, 82-70, in the World Basketball Cup in Spain.
The U.S. held Finland without a basket in the second quarter, opening defense of its title with a 114-55 romp in the Basketball World Cup.
Greece easily dispatched Senegal, 87-64 in the opening round of the World Cup basketball championships in Spain on Aug. 30.