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Biggie dunks as Team USA advances to championship game

The USA, looking to earn a second-consecutive world title after winning gold in 2013, will play 5-1 Croatia Sunday at 1:30 p.m. EDT. The USA and Croatia played in a Group A preliminary round play on June 28, and the USA sailed to a 103-81 win. Croatia’s path to the championship game was capped by a 91-56 demolishing of Turkey (5-1) in the night’s other medal round semifinal. The gold medal game will be televised live on ESPNU (1:30 p.m. EDT)

FILE - In this April 24, 2015, file photo, Dallas Mavericks' Monta Ellis (11) goes up to shoot against Houston Rockets' Josh Smith, right, in the second half of Game 3 in an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Dallas. Monta Ellis has found a new home in Indiana. A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Ellis has agreed to terms with the Pacers on a four-year deal worth $44 million. The deal includes a player option for the final year. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. The contract cannot be signed until July 9. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Pacers Sign Monta Ellis For Four Years, $44 Million

Ellis gives the Pacers a better chance of making a smooth transition from the plodding, half-court offense they used to make the Eastern Conference finals in 2013 and 2014 to an up-tempo style that is flourishing around the league.

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Octeus, Watford On Pacers Camp Roster

Two veterans, Solomon Hill and Shayne Whittington, along with the team’s two draft picks, Myles Turner and Joe Young, highlight the Indiana Pacers rookie/free agent camp roster.

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EJ Tackett captures first PBA win

op qualifier EJ Tackett of Huntington, Ind., threw a string of seven consecutive strikes to defeated Bill O’Neill of Langhorne, Pa., 256-213, to win the PBA Xtra Frame Lubbock Sports Southwest Open and his first PBA Tour title Sunday at South Plains Lanes.

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Kristi O’Brien cut after round two of NW Arkansas Championship

Bishop Luers grad Kristi O’Brien will not be playing in the final round of the Walmart North West Arkansas Championship. The Fort Wayne golfer shot plus five in the second round of the LPGA tournament, to finish with a score of nine over. The score did not make the cut, to end her time in Arkansas

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O’Brien +4 After First Day Of Walmart NW Arkansas Championship

Multiple weather delays did not allow all golfers to complete their first round at the Walmart Northwest Arkansas Championship on Friday, and Bishop Luers grad Kristi O’Brien was among the golfers who headed to the clubhouse without a full first round score.