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Sport Luka Doncic: I'm playing for Slovenia in Olympic qualifying tournament

06:50  17 february  2020
06:50  17 february  2020 Source:   hoopsrumors.com

The US women down Mexico 4-0 to secure an Olympic spot

  The US women down Mexico 4-0 to secure an Olympic spot CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Samantha Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night over Mexico in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament. Rose Lavelle and Christen Press also scored for the United States, which extended its unbeaten streak to 27 games. The United States will face Canada in the tournament's title game on Sunday. Canada earned the region's otherRose Lavelle and Christen Press also scored for the United States, which extended its unbeaten streak to 27 games.

The Mavericks’ Luka Doncic was asked if he will play in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament to help Slovenia qualify for Tokyo Olympics . Luka didn’t seem to have any doubts about it and responded: “ I ’ m gonna play for sure”.

Luka Doncic said that he will play for Slovenia in the upcoming Olympic Qualifying Tournament . The Mavs star led Slovenia to the Eurobasket title back in 2017 along with Goran Dragic but he did not play any Fiba Basketball World Cup qualifying games with the Balkan country that missed the

Luka Doncic, who played in both the Rising Stars and All-Star games this weekend, has another non-Mavericks event circled on his calendar for later this year. Asked about his potential participation for Slovenia in this June’s Olympics qualifying tournament, Doncic responded, “I’m gonna play for sure” (Twitter link via Donatas Urbonas).

a group of people playing a game of football: Team LeBron guard Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks drives to the basket past Team Giannis forward Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors in the first quarter during the 2020 NBA All Star Game Sunday night at the United Center in Chicago.© Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Team LeBron guard Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks drives to the basket past Team Giannis forward Pascal Siakam of the Toronto Raptors in the first quarter during the 2020 NBA All Star Game Sunday night at the United Center in Chicago.

USWNT cruise past Canada, win Olympic qualifying finale (video)

  USWNT cruise past Canada, win Olympic qualifying finale (video) Williams, Horan and Rapinoe all score as the USWNT roll past Canada in the Olympic qualifying finale.Both teams had already qualified to the 2020 Olympics heading into Sunday’s final via seminal wins on Friday – the USWNT 4-0 win over Mexico and Canada’s 1-0 victory over Costa Rica.

Luka Doncic won’t play in next summer’s World Cup, and it’s all FIBA’s fault. Instead of centralized tournaments drawing fans, FIBA would take the games right to the potential fans’ backyards. Thanks to their silly qualifying setup, FIBA won’t see Luka Doncic playing for Slovenia at the 2019

NBA rookie of the year Luka Doncic could still go to the 2020 Olympics after Slovenia on Thursday secured one of the final places in the qualifying tournaments scheduled for next June.

The Mavericks star didn’t get the chance to suit up for his home country during the 2019 FIBA World Cup because Slovenia wasn’t able to qualify for the event. This June’s tournament will represent the last chance the squad has to earn a spot in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Doncic and the Slovenians won’t have it easy — they’ll have to beat Lithuania and Poland, among others, in that qualifying tournament to secure one of four Olympic berths up for grabs this summer.

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Doncic shines in return from injury, Mavs beat Kings 130-111

  Doncic shines in return from injury, Mavs beat Kings 130-111 -

He goes out there and plays to his strengths and does whatever he can to help his team win,” Williamson said about Doncic , per Ben Golliver of The Washington Post. Luka Doncic will definitely play for Slovenia in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament .

Donatas Urbonas: Luka Doncic on Slovenia NT and Olympic qualifying tournament : “ I ’ m gonna play for sure”. Dirk Nowitzki on Luka Doncic : “Like the other day, I was actually at a shootaround or practice and I got a little treatment, just health-wise, it’s not great.

Heat spoil Doncic's 21st birthday, top Mavericks 126-118 .
The Miami Heat scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter to spark a 126-118 win over the Dallas Mavericks and spoil Luka Doncic’s 21st birthday.MIAMI (AP)  -- Jimmy Butler scored 26 points, Duncan Robinson added 24 and the Miami Heat scored the first 13 points of the fourth quarter to spark a 126-118 win over the Dallas Mavericks and spoil Luka Doncic’s 21st birthday on Friday night.

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