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CARACAS, Venezuela -- A late rally wasnt enough to help Canada in a 64-59 loss to Venezuela at the FIBA Americas Championship basketball tournament Friday. Chris Thorburn Jersey . Canada (3-2) went on an 11-0 scoring run started by a pair of Cory Joseph free throws with 5:25 left in the fourth quarter. Joseph accounted for six of the next eight points and a three-pointer by Brady Heslip at 2:25 cut the deficit to 60-57 before Venezuela called a timeout. Tristan Thompson scored on an offensive rebound to make it a one-point game with two minutes to go, but that turned out to be Canadas final bucket. David Cubillan hit a three-pointer at 1:36 and Venezuelas defence did the rest. "I thought Venezuela did a really good job," said Canadian coach Jay Triano. "Theyre a very physical team, I think their average age is about 29 years old, and they have one way to play, and its physical, and we were no match for their physicality." Joseph led Canada with 14 points while Thompson added 12 points and a game-high 20 rebounds. Canada dominated the boards, out-rebounding their opponents 40-24, but were hapless from the arc where they shot just 4 of 25. "Their defence stopped us from going where we wanted to go, and we had a hard time penetrating," said Triano. Canada held Venezuela to 36 per cent shooting, "and youre supposed to win games like that, but when you dont score, that makes things tough," said Triano. Nestor Colmenares scored 13 points and Cubillan added 12 for Venezuela (3-2), which moved ahead of Canada in the standings. "This is what the international game is about, being in a foreign country with fans going crazy, and youre not going to get many calls," said Triano. "Weve got to play through it." The FIBA Americas Championship is a qualifying tournament for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain. Canada next plays Dominican Republic on Saturday. Dmitrij Jaskin Jersey . “The shootout, theres nothing wrong with it, I think its an exciting part of the game but its just one small aspect,” said Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman. “Its a skill exhibition. If you can get it back closer to regular hockey and have it decided that way; that would be my preference.” “I dont think its a knock on the shootout, I think more of the managers would like to see it end in overtime,” added Washington Capitals GM George McPhee. Chris Pronger Jersey . Ireland was the last unbeaten side in the championship after France fell to Wales on Friday, and was favoured to end a three-match losing run to England with a side with more than twice as many caps, rampant momentum, and added incentive to celebrate Brian ODriscolls world record-tying 139th test cap.ST. LOUIS - Courtland Griffin has attempted to keep the lives of his McCluer North football players as normal as possible despite the upheaval in their community — Ferguson, Missouri. North is one of three high schools in the Ferguson-Florissant School District that has yet to begin classes because of the nearly nightly protests since 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by a police officer Aug. Shayne Corson Jersey. 9. The turmoil has sent Griffin and the other football programs scrambling to find places to practice as they prepare for their upcoming season. On Wednesday, the St. Louis Rams made it a little bit easier. The Rams invited all three schools to use their indoor practice facility for the remainder of the week. Missouris high school season begins Friday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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