• BC-BKO--World Cup, ADVISORY

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    Editors:

    To help you with planning for the World Cup basketball tournament, some of our upcoming coverage is below. The dates and angles are subject to change and the advisory will be routinely updated. For questions, please contact Oscar Dixon (odixon@ap.org). Please also refer to the daily AP Sports digests and up-to-the-minute information on coverage via https://newsroom.ap.org .

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    Saturday

    BKO--USA Basketball-What’s Next

    The U.S. men's basketball team had never lost to Australia, had gone nearly 13 years without losing any game where it had an NBA-stocked roster and were in the throes of the longest winning streak in program history. Until Saturday. Down under, the Americans went down. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. Sent: 700 words, photos

    BKO--US-Australia

    MELBOURNE _ The U.S. men's basketball team has lost for the first time in nearly 13 years, falling to Australia 98-94 in a pre-World Cup exhibition game on Saturday. Sent: 950 words, photos

    Sunday

    BKO--World Cup-NBA Stars

    There will be plenty of NBA stars in the FIBA World Cup _ with most of them not wearing red, white and blue uniforms. Serbia's Nikola Jokic, France's Rudy Gobert and Greece's Giannis Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA MVP, all give their countries plenty of hope entering the tournament. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 a.m.

    Monday

    BKO--Canada-US

    SYDNEY, Australia _ The U.S. and Canada play their final tuneup before heading to China, facing off in one last exhibition before the World Cup games start counting for real. Game begins 5:30 a.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

    Tuesday

    BKO--World Cup-Gasol

    SHANGHAI _ Marc Gasol has an unusual opportunity. He helped Toronto win the NBA title in June, and now can help Spain win the World Cup title in September. That's the singular reason why the veteran big man has decided to forgo time off and play this summer. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 3 a.m.

    Wednesday, Aug. 28

    BKO--World Cup-US Arrives

    SHANGHAI _ Team USA arrives in Shanghai for the World Cup, the first major international tournament the team will play under new national coach Gregg Popovich. The Americans are looking for an unprecedented third consecutive gold medal in the event. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 2 p.m.

    Thursday, Aug. 29

    BKO--World Cup-Capsules

    SHANGHAI _ Capsules on the 32 teams in the FIBA World Cup. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos by 6 a.m.

    BKO--World Cup-Popovich

    SHANGHAI _ U.S. coach Gregg Popovich was cut from the 1972 Olympic team. Nearly a half-century later, the Air Force Academy graduate who once studied to be a Soviet spy is finally getting his chance to lead his country into a major international competition _ the World Cup. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 2 p.m.

    Friday, Aug. 30

    BKO--World Cup

    SHANGHAI _ It took 18 months and some major rules changes to get here, but the World Cup _ formerly called basketball's world championship _ is set to begin Saturday with games scattered all over China. There are 32 teams taking part, with the U.S. favored to win the title for the third consecutive time. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2 p.m.

    BKO--World Cup-Venezuela

    BEIJING _ Venezuela is a long shot to medal at the World Cup, but given the dire conditions in the country, the team has a chance to bring home rare good news. By Steve Wade. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 2 p.m.

    Saturday, Aug. 31

    BKO--World Cup Today

    Serbia, perhaps the team with the best chance of denying the U.S. a gold medal, opens its World Cup slate against Angola. Other Day 1 games _ Poland vs. Venezuela, Russia vs. Nigeria, Iran vs. Puerto Rico, Philippines vs. Italy, Ivory Coast vs. China, Argentina vs. Korea and Spain vs. Tunisia. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by noon

    BKO--World Cup-US Preview

    SHANGHAI _ The Americans open their World Cup quest on Sunday against the Czech Republic. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 1 p.m. EST.

    Sunday, Sept. 1

    BKO--Czech Republic-US

    SHANGHAI _ The World Cup run for the Americans begins with a game against the Czech Republic, the first of three Group E matchups for the U.S. Game begins 8:30 a.m. EST. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by noon

    BKO--World Cup Today

    In addition to the U.S.-Czech Republic game, there are seven others on the Day 2 docket: Canada vs. Australia, New Zealand vs. Brazil, Turkey vs. Japan, Dominican Republic vs. Jordan, Senegal vs. Lithuania, Greece vs. Montenegro, France vs. Germany.

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    Monday, Sept. 2

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    BKO--World Cup Today (Best angle from):

    Italy vs. Angola

    Venezuela vs. Ivory Coast

    Nigeria vs. Argentina

    Tunisia vs. Iran

    Serbia vs. Philippines

    China vs. Poland

    Korea vs. Russia

    Puerto Rico vs. Spain

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    Tuesday, Sept. 3

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    BKO--US-Turkey

    _ Also: BKO--World Cup Today (Other top angles, including):

    Australia vs. Senegal

    Montenegro vs. New Zealand

    Japan vs. Czech Republic

    Germany vs. Dominican Republic

    Lithuania vs. Canada

    Brazil vs. Greece

    Jordan vs. France

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    Wednesday, Sept. 4

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    BKO--World Cup Today (Best angle from):

    Angola vs. Philippines

    Ivory Coast vs. Poland

    Korea vs. Nigeria

    Puerto Rico vs. Tunisia

    Italy vs. Serbia

    Venezuela vs. China

    Russia vs. Argentina

    Spain vs. Iran

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    Thursday, Sept. 5

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    BKO--US-Japan

    Also _ BKO--World Cup Today (Other top angles, including):

    Canada vs. Senegal

    Brazil vs. Montenegro

    Turkey vs. Czech Republic

    Germany vs. Jordan

    Lithuania vs. Australia

    Greece vs. New Zealand

    Dominican Republic vs. France

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    Friday, Sept. 6

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    BKO--World Cup Today (Best angle, including eight second-round games) TBA

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    Saturday, Sept. 7

    _ Features

    TBD

    Games:

    BKO--World Cup Today (Best angle, including eight second-round games) TBA

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    Sunday, Sept. 8

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    BKO--World Cup Today (Best angle, including eight second-round games) TBA

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    Monday, Sept. 9

    _ Features

    TBD

    _Games

    BKO--World Cup Today (Best angle, including eight second-round games) TBA

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    Tuesday, Sept. 10

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    Quarterfinals, two games TBA

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    Wednesday, Sept. 11

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    Quarterfinals, two games TBA

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    Thursday, Sept. 12

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    Consolation playoffs, two games TBA

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    Friday, Sept. 13

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    Semifinals at Beijing, two games TBA

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    Saturday, Sept. 14

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Games

    Fifth-place and seventh-place games at Beijing, TBA

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    Sunday, Sept. 15

    _ Features

    TBD

    _ Game

    Championship at Beijing, TBA

    Previously Sent

    BKO--US-Australia

    MELBOURNE, Australia _ USA Basketball takes on Australia in the first of two exhibitions between the countries leading up to the FIBA World Cup. The senior national team brings a 77-game winning streak dating back to 2006 into this game. Game begins 5:30 a.m. Sent: 700 words, photos on Thursday, Aug. 22

    BKO--On Basketball-World Cup

    Analysis from AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds after the US-Australia game. Sent: 700 words, photos on Thursday, Aug. 22

    BKO--USA Basketball-Celtics

    Training camp for USA Basketball is a pre-training camp of sorts for the Boston Celtics _ four of them, anyway. And it's giving Kemba Walker a chance to get to know new teammates Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart before the NBA season begins. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. Sent: 700 words, photos on Wednesday, Aug. 20

    BKO--AUSRTRALIA-TEAM USA

    MELBOURNE, Australia _ Team USA coach Gregg Popovich sees Australia as a threat at the upcoming World Cup in China. He'll soon find out how much of a threat when the teams meet in the first of two exhibition games in Melbourne. Sent: 350 words, photos on Wednesday, Aug. 20

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