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USA vs. Australia exhibition canceled; well being protocols cited


USA Basketball introduced late Thursday that its males’s Olympic exhibition sport vs. Australia scheduled for Friday had been canceled due to “well being and security protocols.”

The sport was scrapped “(o)ut of an abundance of warning,” USA Basketball mentioned in an announcement. 

Earlier Thursday, Workforce USA positioned guard Bradley Beal in its well being and security protocols. It’s not clear whether or not Beal examined optimistic for COVID-19. Beal is underneath quarantine, nevertheless, which suggests he is not going to play within the Tokyo Olympics.

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USA participant Jerami Grant can also be within the staff’s well being and security protocols.

Beal, who starred for the Wizards final season, began every of Workforce USA’s first three exhibitions in its pre-Olympics tour. He averaged 10.3 factors, 4.3 rebounds and a couple of.3 assists.

The People’ exhibition Sunday towards Spain stays on. That sport shall be Workforce USA’s closing one earlier than it leaves for Tokyo. The U.S. girls’s staff continues to be on to play Australia on Friday afternoon. Its closing exhibition shall be Sunday vs. Nigeria.


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