U.S. men open FIBA tournament against Venezuela

Updated: March 21, 2007, 5:49 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- The United States will open qualifying for the 2008 Olympics against Venezuela in the FIBA Americas tournament.

Brazil, Canada and the U.S. Virgin Islands also were placed in the same group as the United States in a draw held Wednesday.

The tournament will be held from Aug. 22-Sept. 2 at the Thomas & Mack Center. The top two teams will earn spots in Beijing, while the teams finishing third through fifth have another chance in a qualifying tournament to be held in July ...

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