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March 18, 2016

Dream Team hangs on for another gold

By RYAN PYETTE -- Sun Media
  SYDNEY -- Too little, too late.
 With four minutes remaining in the men's basketball final, France was within four points of a stunning upset of the U.S. But a poor shooting performance in the first half hung over their heads like a guillotine as the U.S. and its band of NBA mega-stars won yet another gold medal with an 85-75 victory last night.
 Earlier in the day, Lithuania, which nearly shocked the Americans in the semi-finals, beat host Australia 89-71 for the bronze.
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Lithuania downs Australia for bronze
 SYDNEY (AP) -- Lithuania's third straight bronze medal meant no medal again for five-time Olympian Andrew Gaze.
 Just two days after giving the United States the biggest scare since NBA players began playing in the Olympics, Lithuania beat Australia 89-71 in the third-place game Sunday (Saturday night EDT).
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Edwards bids farewell after stellar career
 SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- Her glorious days as a basketball vagabond are finally over. When Teresa Edwards returned home to Atlanta this time, she was there to stay -- at least for a while.
 Edwards, 36, ended her 19-year career as an international basketball player with one last medal. Fittingly, it was gold, earned with a 76-54 victory over Australia to finish the Sydney Olympics.
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