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Americans have no trouble with Puerto Rico

Updated: August 31, 2003, 11:44 AM ET
Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The United States qualified for the Olympics without throwing any punches, getting hit by any debris or blowing a huge lead -- but just barely in all three cases.

In a game marred by an altercation between Tracy McGrady and Eddie Casiano, the U.S. team defeated Puerto Rico 87-71 Saturday night at the Tournament of the Americas.

Also qualifying for the Athens Olympics was Argentina, which easily defeated Canada 88-72.

The U.S. team's victory was fairly ...

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