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FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in china

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China will be the biggest edition of FIBA's flagship event with a record 32 participating teams.

In its 18th edition, the FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place in China for the first time ever. The tournament will be played in 8    cities - Beijing, Foshan, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Dongguan, Nanjing, Shanghai and Guangzhou - across 5 provinces.

The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will see 92 games played over 16 days.

The Official Draw for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, taking place following the conclusion of the Qualifiers, will see the 32    teams divided into 8 groups of 4 teams each for the Group Phase.

For the latest information about upcoming games and the latest news click here.  

IOC: Sapporo drops bid for 2026 Winter Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed on Monday that Japan's Sapporo City changed its bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics to the event of 2030 because of the earthquake in Hokkaido that led to huge damage.

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NBA informs teams of projected salary caps and luxury tax lines for future two seasons

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Taiji center launched in Greek university

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Roberto Firmino absent from Liverpool training ahead of PSG match

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Tibet implements stricter rules for international mountaineering parties

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Griezmann: It's a pity that no world cup winners were nominated by FIFA Ballon d'Or

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China's Zheng Saisai takes last wild card spot at WTA Wuhan Open

Chinese tennis player Zheng Saisai, together with former US Open champion Samantha Stosur and the rising American star Bernarda Pera will join a host of superstars at next week's Wuhan Open after accepting wildcards into the main draw, organizers announced on Tuesday.

Elkeson winner sends leaders Shanghai SIPG four points clear

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Messi scores hat-trick as Barcelona defeat PSV 4-0

Lionel Messi pictures the Champions League ending with him hoisting the trophy and it began with him scoring a hat-trick on Tuesday as Barcelona put four goals past PSV Eindhoven.

Maria Sharapova ends her 2018 season

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Tianjin Quanjian's dream shattered as they lose 3-0 to Kashima Antlers in AFC Champions League

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