Yuichi Nishimura ensured that refereeing standards at the World Cup will be a hotly debated topic from the opening match on Thursday.


The WIzards will head outside the U.S. and all the way to Brazil for their second preseason game on October 12 against the Bulls.


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With John Wall already sidelined for the first month of the regular season, the Wizards were hoping Brazilian big man Nene would carry at least some of the scoring load when the 2012-13 season open


By BRIAN MAHONEY LONDON (AP) -- As the shot fell through the net, Kobe Bryant held up three fingers on each hand. It was his third straight 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, enough for the U.S.