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US men rack up fouls, but easily defeat France

Updated: July 30, 2012, 12:42 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- The shrill of whistles came fast and furious.

For a stretch in the first half, it seemed the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team was having more trouble with the referees than with France.

"There were calls being called that didn't seem right," said forward Carmelo Anthony. "One time down the floor they called it this way, and one time they called it that way."

This squad of Americans will have to make some adjustments as the competition continues, but Sunday they overcame ...

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