Team USA loses to France, exits FIBA World Cup without a medal

US basketball player Jaylen Brown and France's Andrew Albicy during a quarter-final match of the basketball World Cup in China on Sept 11 2019

The last time they failed to do so was back at the 2006 World Cup as they won a bronze medal.

Holders the United States suffered a shock 89-79 loss to France in the quarter-finals of the Basketball World Cup in China on Wednesday.

The loss in Melbourne was the first for the United States in 78 consecutive games in major competitions and exhibition games. Donovan Mitchell led all scorers with 29 points for the US.

The U.S. had no answer for Gobert, the All-NBA center for the Utah Jazz who amassed 21 points and 16 rebounds while commanding the paint. Frank Ntilikina also added 11 points and played some solid defense on both Walker and Mitchell for France. He tallied just two shot attempts in the fourth, and his second attempt came with Team USA down 10 in the final 10 seconds.

France faces Argentina in the semifinals Friday.

Apple unveils $499 Series 5 Watch with always-on display
While their displays have generally been bright and clear, they're only active when you tilt your wrist and wake them up. Apple is putting it to work with a new Watch Maps app that now allows you to see which way you are facing.

Rudy Gobert flew high for an imposing dunk with two minutes to go in the game, and the momentum changed completely in France's favor.

Gregg Popovich took over for Mike Krzyzewski as head coach of the United States during this cycle. This version of Team USA will bear no resemblance to the squad that will play in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

The Boomers had never before finished better than fifth, doing so in 1982 and again in 1994, although they have finished fourth in the Olympics four times, including in 2016. The experience he gained as a leader and top option for Team USA could prove to be invaluable as he continues to develop into an All-Star-caliber player in the National Basketball Association. Celtics forward Jayson Tatum missed the game with an ankle injury.

The U.S. faces Serbia in the consolation round Thursday.

Related News:

  • Speaker John Bercow to stand down after Tory election threats

    Speaker John Bercow to stand down after Tory election threats

    MPs approved, without a vote, a motion from Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn demanding the government abide by the rule of law. ET) when opposition lawmakers lined up to shake the Speaker's hand, capping off an acrimonious day in Parliament.
    North Korea fires projectiles after offering talks with US

    North Korea fires projectiles after offering talks with US

    What Happened: North Korea test-fired two projectiles into the Sea of Japan early on September 10 local time, Yonhap reported. The JCS said they received warnings of the twin launches at 6:53 am and 7:12 am Korean time.
    UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges

    UN atomic watchdog confirms Iran installing new centrifuges

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is investigating the particles' origin and has asked Iran to explain the traces. The deal only lets Iran produce enriched uranium with just over 5,000 of its first-generation IR-1 centrifuge machines.
  • Taliban vow to fight on after Trump says talks are 'dead'

    Taliban vow to fight on after Trump says talks are 'dead'

    The president also stated that USA forces have "hit the Taliban harder in the last four days than they've been in over 10 years". Central Command, indicated to reporters that the United States was likely to increase operations against the Taliban.
    Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea

    Japan may have to dump radioactive water into the sea

    For the last eight years around 200 tonnes of radioactive water have been pumped out of the damaged reactor buildings every day. But one isotope, tritium, can not be removed so the water has been stored in a huge tanks which will fill up by 2022.
    Alibaba's Jack Ma steps down as industry faces uncertainty

    Alibaba's Jack Ma steps down as industry faces uncertainty

    It employs over 100,000 people, and has expanded into financial services, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. Tsai said Alibaba stands to benefit from Beijing's promise to increase imports and a growing consumer market.
  • To Launch November 1 At $4.99 A Month 09/12/2019

    To Launch November 1 At $4.99 A Month 09/12/2019

    At Tuesday's event, Apple CEO Tim Cook didn't have much new to say about the TV+ service beyond its pricing and service date. Both the regular and "pro" iPhone 11 models will be available for pre-order Friday 13, be available for purchase Friday 20.
    Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer announce Dublin gig

    Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer announce Dublin gig

    Wyclef Jean will be featured on their forthcoming record Greatest Hits: Believers Never Die - Volume Two, out November 15. They call it the Hella Mega Tour , which is going to bring the best of 2000's pop punk to Ireland.
    Apple sets launch of streaming, gaming services

    Apple sets launch of streaming, gaming services

    Prices start at US$399 or US$499 with cellular service and will be available to order Tuesday and in stores September 20. Apple is in a "holding pattern" until it rolls out 5G phones with faster mobile data speeds next year, analysts said.
  • Apple announce three new iPhones destined for Australia in just weeks

    Apple announce three new iPhones destined for Australia in just weeks

    Visible will carry the device as of September 20th with 0% financing, no money down, no upgrade fees, and free overnight shipping. Both the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max will be available for pre-order starting this Friday , September 13, at 5:00 am PT/8:00 am ET.
    Israeli leader claims to find new Iranian nuke site

    Israeli leader claims to find new Iranian nuke site

    Last year, President Donald Trump withdrew the U.S. from the nuclear agreement and reimposed sanctions on Iran. Iran on Monday rejected Netanyahu's claim saying he was seeking a pretext for war.
    Disturbance in the Atlantic expected to bring heavy rainfall to Bahamas, Florida

    Disturbance in the Atlantic expected to bring heavy rainfall to Bahamas, Florida

    Currently, however, four tropical systems are being closely monitored including Tropical Storm Gabrielle in the North Atlantic. But there are two other storms to keep an eye on, although it's too early to say if they will affect North Carolina and SC .


Most liked

Apple Asks Developers to Submit iOS 13 Apps for Review
To find out what else is on tap, be sure to check out our list of the 13 coolest features in iOS 13 . Apple ReportAll the latest Apple news delivered to your inbox.

Body of Robert Mugabe en route from Singapore to Zimbabwe for burial
A vehicle believed to be carrying the body of former Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has left a Singapore funeral parlour. The former president had been receiving hospital treatment in the city state before he died last week aged 95.

IPhone 11: What is Deep Fusion?
Apple underscored the ambitiousness of the new pro system by showcasing images taken on the devices by professional photographers. A new Apple Watch 5 comes with an always-on display and the ability to sign up for several new clinical health research studies.

Research By Movemeber Reveals Men's Mental Health At Work A Problem
Males continued to account for three-quarters of suicide deaths in 2018, with 4,903 deaths compared with 1,604 female deaths. Afterwards, there will be a "community conversation" and Luppino will share his personal story about suicide, Willis said.

Amber Rudd should never have joined a Government with which she disagreed
Referencing her resignation, she added: "This was a very personal and hard decision". "It is unchanged, we will be leaving on October 31", he said.

Wendy's to launch breakfast nationwide in 2020
A spokesperson told CNN Business that Wendy's plans to offer more than that, including seasoned potatoes and croissant sandwiches. Adjusted EBITDA will be flat to down 2 per cent, below the 2.5 to 4.5 per cent growth it had been targeting.

Iranian fan dies; set herself on fire outside court
She was initially charged in March and released from jail after three days and she had waited six months for her trial. Although there is no official ban in place, women in Iran are often refused entry as reported by the BBC .

UK Summons Iran Ambassador for Breaching Assurances on Oil Tanker
The Adrian Darya 1, formerly known as the Grace 1, was carrying 2.1 million barrels of Iranian crude oil worth some $130 million. It is thought the ship turned off its transponder in the Mediterranean Sea before travelling to Syria .

UK: Bill ruling out no-deal Brexit becomes law
Earlier he visited Ireland, and made a rare admission that a no-deal exit would be a failure of diplomacy. Talk is now turning to a November poll.

Kelly Clarkson Opens Show Featuring Steve Carell & The Rock
While on The Tonight Show , Clarkson revealed she actually got the advice from her mother-in-law, Reba McEntire . But ultimately, Kelly says, "I don't really care if it's a celebrity or non-celebrity..." It will be wonderful.

Kyler Murray thinks Lions got exhausted at end of game
The Lions (6-10in 2018) were a disappointment last season and the heat is on head coach Matt Patricia . "We can finish the game". Lions: Play their home opener next Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, who beat Indianapolis in overtime.

Strong showing for opposition in Moscow city election
Navalny's allies were excluded from the election over alleged irregularities and he has put forward a Smart Voting plan. There were reports on social media about violations by various activists which can't be independently verified.

Phoenix hails 'greatest' role as 'Joker' hits Toronto
Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for the latest news on Joaquin Phoenix , Joker , and the future of the DC slate as we learn it. With a role that's been tailor-made for him, it's hard to imagine Phoenix will do anything short of stunning with Joker .

Ponting hails 'relentless' bowlers as Australia retain Ashes
Although England have already missed out on regaining the urn, they can still take pride out of attempting to avoid a series defeat.

Syria: Turkey, US Hold Joint Ground Patrol in Northern Syrian 'Safe Zone'
The ministry claimed far more discussions would be held Wednesday at a joint operations centre near Turkey's border with Syria . Activities for the formation of a safe zone in the northern Syria and east of the Euphrates are ongoing, the ministry added.