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Brazil hands Argentina first loss

Updated: September 7, 2011, 11:00 PM ET
Associated Press

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- Brazil handed Argentina its first loss of the Olympic basketball qualifying tournament for the Americas, beating the host team 73-71 on Wednesday behind 19 points from Rafael Hettsheimer.

In other second-round matches Wednesday, Puerto Rico defeated the Dominican Republic 79-62, Canada edged Uruguay 70-68 and Venezuela routed Panama 110-74.

Argentina, Puerto Rico, Brazil and the Dominican Republic had already advanced to Saturday's semifinals.

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