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Timberwolves forward Love withdraws from Team USA
First Published Jul 26 2014 11:30 pm • Last Updated Jul 26 2014 11:30 pm

basketball • Kevin Love still doesn’t know where he will play next season, his NBA future hanging in the air while a league rule complicates a potential trade to Cleveland. The only thing certain from a basketball standpoint for Love is that he won’t be playing for Team USA this summer.

Love had to withdraw from Team USA’s roster while the Minnesota Timberwolves field offers for their three-time All-Star, a process that was extended when Cavaliers rookie Andrew Wiggins signed his contract this week.

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Love is the latest All-Star to pull out of Team USA, which begins its training camp in Las Vegas on Monday to prepare for the FIBA World Cup in Spain. In recent weeks the Americans have lost Blake Griffin, LaMarcus Aldridge and NBA Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. They have 18 players remaining and will choose 12 for the World Cup of Basketball roster.

Love, who won gold medals at the 2012 Olympics and 2010 world championship and was one of the first players to commit to play this summer, told USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo that he would be unavailable for training camp.

The Timberwolves have demanded Wiggins, the No. 1 overall draft pick, in a package in return for Love. Under NBA rules, Wiggins cannot be traded until 30 days after he signed his contract with the Cavaliers. That means any possible deal involving the 19-year-old forward could not be completed and announced by the teams until Aug. 23 at the earliest.

Isner advances to Atlanta Open final

tENNIS • Top-seeded defending champion John Isner advanced to the Atlanta Open final for the fourth time in the tournament’s five-year history, beating practice partner Jack Sock 7-5, 6-4.

Isner will face Israel’s Dudi Sela in the final, after Sela defeated Germany’s Ben Becker 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.

Isner, ranked No. 12 in the world, improved to 15-3 in the event. The former University of Georgia star broke Sock’s service twice — each time to capture a set.

• Unseeded pair Pablo Andujar and Juan Monaco advanced to the Swiss Open title match in Gstaad. Andujar, ranked No. 71, beat fourth-seeded Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-1 in an all-Spain semifinal at the clay-court Roy Emerson Arena. Argentina’s Monaco beat seventh-seeded Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-3, 7-6 (4).


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Penn State hires former California AD

college athletics • Penn State hired Sandy Barbour as athletic director, a month after she stepped down as AD at the University of California-Berkeley. The 54-year-old Barbour replaces David Joyner, who announced he was resigning last month. Joyner took over at Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal and held the job for two and a half years.

Barbour, who spent 10 years at Cal, was given a five-year contract that pays $700,000 per year with potential bonuses worth a potential additional $200,000 per year.



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