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Daily News - September 16, 2019

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Aussies Fall to France in Bronze Medal Game
Author: Staff Report

Australia's World Cup run came to a bitter end on Sunday morning after falling to France, 67-59, in the bronze medal game in Beijing just days after beating Team France in the quarterfinals. The loss ended the Aussies' chance at winning their first-ever medal in World Cup play.

However, not all is lost for Matthew Dellavedova and Team Australia who had an amazing run up until the semifinals, winning six-straight games before falling to the eventual World Cup champions Spain in double-overtime on Friday. Surely, Australia will take this experience and learn from it as they move forward with a brand-new identity on the basketball world stage.

For a more in-depth recap on Australia vs. France, read on below and be sure to check out some of the best photos from the 2019 World Cup at - CLICK HERE to read full story.

‘A Wine And Gold Winner’ - Fred McLeod’s Legacy Will Live On Forever Through Everyone He Touched
Author: Evan Dammarell

On September 9, the Cleveland Cavaliers family lost a member when Fred McLeod suddenly passed away. He was 67. McLeod was the Cavaliers television play-by-play announcer on FOX Sports Ohio since the 2006 season and was about to embark on his 14th consecutive season covering the team. He was renowned for his energy and enthusiasm for not only the Cavaliers, but the city of Cleveland as whole.

“I think what made Fred not only the perfect ambassador for the Cavaliers and the city of Cleveland, but also such a memorable broadcaster was one and the same – his passion,” said John Michael, Cavaliers play-by-play radio broadcaster. “He loved the Cavs with every ounce of his being, both on and off the broadcasts. The enthusiasm that Fred displayed on the air for this organization was not contrived or ‘made for TV’. It was authentic. It was real. It was Fred.”

Michael started working with directly with McLeod around the start of the Cavaliers 2011-12 campaign. But, even before then Michael was a fan of McLeod’s work due in part to the broadcaster’s passion. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

Sloppy hands and tired legs: The numbers that defined Australian Boomers’ World Cup heartbreak
Author: Olgun Uluc
Publication: Fox Sports Australia

BEIJING, China — The Australian Boomers are flying home from China empty-handed, after finishing in that ever-so-familiar fourth place in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Along the way, we saw a lot of good things, but a heap of troubling signs that ended up being the team’s downfall.

They can all be summed up with some numbers, so here are the ones that defined the campaign.


That’s how many times the Boomers turned the ball over a game.

It was their Achilles heel, and the team even spoke about it as an issue over the course of the World Cup. - CLICK HERE to read full story.

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