Friday, 31 August 2007

Canada Aftermath

DEJECTED: Juan Mendez, Olu Famutimi, Jesse Young and Vlad Kuljanin show the disappointment of Canada's loss to Puerto Rico last night which eliminated Canada from further play at the FIBA Americas Olympic qualifying tournament in Las Vegas last night. By virtue of their fifth place finish at this tournament, Canada is scheduled to participate in a pre-Olympic tournament next summer at a site to be determined to get a final crack at qualifying for Beijing 2008.

Mike Ganter reports on yesterday's Canada/Puerto Rico game and the reaction of the players to the possible addition of 6'11" Jamaal Magloire to next season's team that is scheduled to participate in a pre-Olympic qualification tournament Canada advances, Magloire likely not welcome and another article talking about Canada's prospects going forward Nash would be necessary

Doug Smith's article in this morning's Toronto Star Canada gets another chance at the Beijing Olympics plus Canadian Press article Puerto Rico eliminates Canada in FIBA Americas

Matt Sekeres of the National Post has a couple of solid articles, beginning with a focus on last night's Canada loss CANADA SETTLES FOR FIFTH and a detailed piece on Canada's Jermaine Anderson, one of the pleasant stories from the latest Canadian Sr. Men's team Anderson played his part for team

The Globe and Mail's article on last night's game including some kind words for Canada's 6'5" Dave Thomas Puerto Rico eliminates Canada

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