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Dominican team begins practice at UK

Updated: August 2, 2011, 7:55 PM ET
Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Al Horford never thought he'd spend a month training with the Dominican Republic national team in the middle of Kentucky.

But because Kentucky's John Calipari is coaching the Dominican Republic's national team in the upcoming 2011 FIBA Americas Tournament, the squad is training at the Wildcats' practice facility in Lexington.

"I never expected this, I got to tell you," said Horford, who played his college ball at Florida. "I tweeted the other day that I was going ...

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