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U.S. opens with Brazil in qualifier

Updated: August 20, 2003, 3:18 PM ET
Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Unlike four years ago, the Americans are keeping things local at the Olympic qualifying tournament.

The U.S. team settled in Tuesday at a beachfront resort just a few miles from Roberto Clemente Coliseum, where they will try to earn one of three berths available to FIBA-Americas teams at the Olympic qualifying tournament.

They open play tonight (10 p.m. ET) against Brazil , which features forward Nene (formerly known as Nene Hilario) of the Denver ...

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