Friday's exhibition between U.S. men's basketball team and Australia canceled

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The cancelation came hours after Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was ruled out of the Olympics after being placed in health and safety protocols on Wednesday. Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant also has been placed in protocol.

The USA, which lost its first two exhibitions before defeating Argentina on Tuesday, was looking to avenge Monday's 91-83 loss to Australia.

Team USA is scheduled to conclude its exhibition schedule on Sunday against Spain in Las Vegas. The team departs for Tokyo on Monday.

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Olympics: Team USA basketball cancels game due to COVID-19

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Team USA guard Bradley Beal was placed in USA Basketball's health and safety protocols Wednesday and was ruled unable to participate in the Tokyo Olympics. USA Basketball said Thursday that forward Jerami Grant also was placed in the protocols.

U.S. National Team coach Gregg Popovich told reporters last week that three members of the USA Select Team tested positive for COVID-19. The Select Team plays against the National Team at practices.

Team USA is expected to replace Beal on the roster ahead of the Summer Games.

The U.S. men and women are still scheduled to face Spain and Nigeria in respective exhibition matchups Sunday in Las Vegas. The men's team meets France in its first game of the Tokyo Olympics at 8 a.m. EDT on July 25 in Saitama, Japan.

US-Australia basketball game canceled because of health and safety protocols

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Bradley Beal shoots during practice for USA Basketball, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The United States’ men’s basketball exhibition game against Australia scheduled for Friday night in Las Vegas has been canceled because of protocols.

USA Basketball cited “an abundance of caution” in making the decision Thursday night. The U.S. women’s game against Australia will be played as scheduled Friday in Las Vegas.

The decision to cancel the game came hours after Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal was ruled out of the Olympics after being placed into health and safety protocols. The team also said Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant also was in health and safety protocols “out of an abundance of caution.”

The Americans are still scheduled to play Spain on Sunday before heading to Tokyo, with their opening game against France set for July 25.

The U.S. lost its opening two exhibition games to Nigeria and Australia and beat Argentina in the third Tuesday night.

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Olympics-Basketball-US cancels exhibition to Australia due to COVID caution - Texas News Today

Texas News Today 16 July, 2021 - 12:31am

(Reuters) – USA Basketball said it had canceled a men’s exhibition game with Australia scheduled for Friday amid concerns about a COVID-19 outbreak within the US team.

Bradley Beal’s expectations for the Olympics ended when the Washington Wizards shooting guard announced that he would miss the Tokyo Olympics after USA Basketball entered the Coronavirus Protocol in Las Vegas.

Beer tested positive for COVID-19, but was placed under a health and safety protocol, even though teammate Jerami Grant did not return a positive test.

“With great care, the Australian vs. American Men’s Exhibition was canceled on Friday,” USA Basketball posted to their Twitter account late Thursday.

The match between the US women’s team and the Australian team will take place on Friday.

The Tokyo Olympics will start on July 23rd.

(Report by Michael Church, edited by Peter Rutherford)

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Las Vegas (AP) — The US Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game with Australia scheduled for Friday night in Las Vegas has been canceled due to a health and safety protocol.

USA Basketball quoted “sufficient caution” when making a decision Thursday night. The US women’s match against Australia will take place in Las Vegas as scheduled for Friday.

The decision to cancel the game was made hours after Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal was excluded from the Olympics after being included in the Health and Safety Protocol. The team also said Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant is also “with great care” participating in the health and safety protocol.

Americans are still scheduled to play Spain on Sunday before heading to Tokyo, with the opening match against France scheduled for July 25th.

The United States lost the first two exhibition games to Nigeria and Australia and defeated Argentina on the third Tuesday night.

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Bradley Beal will be filmed on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 during USA Basketball practice in Las Vegas. (AP Photo / John Rocher)

Las Vegas (AP) — The US Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game with Australia scheduled for Friday night in Las Vegas has been canceled due to a health and safety protocol.

USA Basketball quoted “sufficient caution” when making a decision Thursday night. The US women’s match against Australia will take place in Las Vegas as scheduled for Friday.

The decision to cancel the game was made hours after Washington Wizards star Bradley Beal was excluded from the Olympics after being included in the Health and Safety Protocol. The team also said Detroit Pistons forward Jerami Grant is also “with great care” participating in the health and safety protocol.

Americans are still scheduled to play Spain on Sunday before heading to Tokyo, with the opening match against France scheduled for July 25th.

The United States lost the first two exhibition games to Nigeria and Australia and defeated Argentina on the third Tuesday night.

Other AP Olympics: https: //apnews.com/hub/olympic-games and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports

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