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US gets by Spain

Gone was the all-offense, all-action play that turned the last two gold-medal games into classics.

Emphatically stopping a stretch of three straight close games, the Americans advanced to the semifinals by sprinting past Manu Ginobili and Argentina, 105-78 on Wednesday night.

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Argentina edges Brazil in double OT

Argentina snatched a thrilling 111-107 double-overtime win against Brazil amid fears of fan violence, as Spain kept its Rio Games basketball hopes alive by crushing Lithuania.

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