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BILBAO, Spain -- They were expected to be in Barcelona. They hope to finish their trip in Madrid. First, they had to take care of Bilbao. The Americans wrapped up the No. 1 seed in their group Wednesday, improving to 4-0 at the Basketball World Cup with a 106-71 victory over the Dominican Republic. Kenneth Faried, whose shooting percentage dropped after he missed three shots, scored 16 points for the U.S. DeMarcus Cousins came off the bench and added 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting. The Americans will finish Group C play in Bilbao on Thursday against Ukraine -- when U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski will coach against longtime friend and former NBA coach Mike Fratello -- before playing their round of 16 game Saturday night in Barcelona against the fourth-place team from Group D, which is still to be determined. A few wins there and they would play for gold in Madrid, but nobody was looking past step one. "Obviously we have to take care of here. Nothings given," forward Rudy Gay said. "Weve worked hard, weve been tested and weve overcome that, and also got some pretty big wins." The Americans surpassed 100 points for the second time in the tournament -- and they were "held" to 98 points in their other two games. Even after having to overcome a halftime deficit in one game, they came in averaging a tournament-best 103.3 points and were winning by 35.7 per game. All 12 players scored, and the ones who werent in the game were up cheering when back-of-the-bench centres Mason Plumlee and Andre Drummond hooked up on an alley-oop in the final minutes. "I believe everybody felt pretty good how they played tonight," Cousins said. "Thats what were going to need to continue this path." The Americans led by only three points after one quarter but had no trouble extending that as the game went on, as the Dominicans willingness to push the pace simply played into the Americans hands. Faried made 8 of 11 shots, a 73-per cent clip that actually lowered his percentage for the tournament to 78.4 per cent after the Denver forward came into the game hitting 81 per cent. Victor Liz scored 15 points for the Dominican Republic (2-2), which will face Turkey on Thursday, still in position to advance. The Dominicans played without Houston Rockets forward Francisco Garcia, who entered the days play tied for fourth in the tournament with 21 points per game. He appeared to turn an ankle late in the Dominicans victory over Finland on Tuesday, and though he finished the game, was walking gingerly Wednesday as he went to the bench after his teammates had come out to warm up. "They were short-handed. We knew that," Krzyzewski said. "I thought we did a good job tonight." The Americans ended up winning nearly as easily as their 105-62 exhibition victory on Aug. 20 in New York, though the Dominicans hung with them a little longer than that night. The U.S. lead was just 25-22 as the Dominicans attacked fearlessly but didnt have any answer for the Americans bigs. Faried had three straight baskets, a couple of them powerful dunks, and Anthony Davis knocked down a jumper to turn a seven-point lead into a 44-29 cushion. Gay got the final four points of the half, making a pair of free throws after he was clobbered intentionally on a breakaway by Edward Santana, then banking in a jumper that make it 56-41. A 25-point third quarter was followed by 25 more in the fourth, capped by a series of dunks down the stretch. DeMar DeRozan finished with 11 points, and Davis and James Harden each had 10 as the U.S. shot 56 per cent. Cousins said the Americans were a little sluggish early and still have to start their games better, but nobody was complaining about the finish. "We felt we were going to win and how you play overall, I thought everyone left the court feeling good about how they played," Krzyzewski said. Vans Shoes Canada Online . The Montreal Canadiens goaltender has won three of his four games since returning from a lower-body injury that kept him out from the end of the Olympic break until March 15. Vans Shoes Clearance Sale Canada . -- Shanshan Feng was alone in her opinion about the pin positions in the Kraft Nabisco Championship. http://www.clearancevanscanada.com/. Various media outlets, including the Detroit Free Press, indicate a deal is close, while USA Today cited an unidentified person directly involved with the negotiations as saying the pact is for two years. Vans Shoes Clearance Outlet .Tatjana Haenni, FIFAs head of womens competitions, told a FIFA Live Your Goals Tour news conference Friday that the artificial turf is being tested to make sure it meets standards. Vans Shoes Clearance Canada .The long-haired pivot, who joined the Alouettes midway through the CFL season and put up a 9-3 record as a starter, will be listed as the top quarterback in training camp next spring.With a full training camp under his belt, the Alouettes will see if he has what it takes to get them back to the Grey Cup game after a four-year absence.SUNRISE, Fla. - The Florida Panthers were finally able to beat former goalie Craig Anderson.Jimmy Hayes scored the winning goal to lift the Panthers over the Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Friday night.Sean Bergenheim and Dylan Olsen also scored for the Panthers, and Vincent Trocheck had two assists. Al Montoya made 22 saves in his fourth start of the season. No. 1 goalie Roberto Luongo missed the game because of a lower-body injury sustained Wednesday against Carolina.The Panthers had a season-high 46 shots and won their second in a row at home.Anderson, who spent 2006-09 with the Panthers, stopped 43 shots. He came into the game 11-2-1 against the Panthers, including a shutout in their last meeting on Oct. 13. He was especially sharp in the second period when he turned away 16 shots, many of them quality chances.It was extremely frustrating. We had point-blank shots on breakaways, said Trocheck, who assisted on the winning goal. Anderson played great, but luckily we were able to come out on top.Cody Ceci scored a goal, and Chris Neil had a goal and an assist for Ottawa.After struggling to get anything past Anderson for most of the game, the Panthers scored two goals in the third to take a 3-2 lead.Trocheck passed from the bottom of the left circle to Hayes, who skated in on the right side. His wrist shot beat Anderson at 7:31 to make it 3-2.The Panthers had gotten even just 34 seconds into the third. Bergenheims shot from the left circle went over Andersons right shoulder and in off the post.Anderson was frustrated that his stellar effort was wasted.I feel pretty embarrassed right now after that effort that we put out there, Anderson said. Mentallyy, we played a team that wasnt in the playoffs and maybe that was our mindset that we should beat them because of that, but we didnt work for it.ddddddddddddttawa took a 2-1 lead in the second on Cecis goal. Neils shot was blocked but the rebound came out to Ceci in the right circle. He put the puck behind Montoya at 2:41.The Senators had only four shots in the third period.You cant ask your goalie to bail you out every game, Neil said. (The Panthers) had way too many odd-man rushes. We just werent on the same page. It was just a brutal game by us.Montoya played well for the Panthers but the Senators didnt press him late.They werent shooting the puck much, Montoya said. This is one we wanted to have and we deserved to have.The Senators went ahead 1-0 on Neils goal. Eric Condra passed from the right circle across to Neil in front. Neil slapped the puck past Montoya on the glove side at 5:04 of the first period.The Panthers tied it 47 seconds later. Dylan Olsen took a pass from Trocheck in the high slot, and his wrist shot slid under Andersons pads for his first goal of the season.He (Anderson) was outstanding, Panthers coach Gerard Gallant said. We worked hard and kept pushing and pushing, and finally a couple pucks got by him. It was probably our best offensive game.NOTES: Ottawa played its third of five games on the road... Panthers LW Shawn Thornton took a puck to the face and left the game late in the second period but returned in the third. ... Florida RW Scottie Upshall was placed on the injured list because of a lower-body injury. ... Dan Ellis was recalled by Florida from AHL San Antonio on Thursday to back up Montoya. ' ' '

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