Canada to play for bronze medal at FIBA America



    
    -  See it on The Score and Raptors NBA TV  -
    

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept. 6 /CNW/ - Canada will play Argentina for the
bronze on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on tape delay on
The Score at 8 p.m. ET and Raptors NBA TV at 11 p.m. ET.
    The 'Road Warriors' (3-4) will look to even up the score against a
powerful Argentine squad (6-1), after losing to team 51-67 on September 1 in
the quarter-final round.
    Brazil beat Canada 73-65 on Saturday in the semifinals of the FIBA
Americas Championship to advance to Sunday's gold medal game against Puerto
Rico.
    Canada was the fourth and final country to earn a berth for the FIBA 2010
World Championship, after beating the Dominican Republic (80-76) on Friday.
The red and white squad joins Brazil, Argentina and host team Puerto Rico as
the final field of nations that will represent the FIBA Americas zone.

    Get in the Game

    As well as with the broadcasts, basketball fans are encouraged to stay up
to date with Canada's Senior Men's Team on the internet via the following
sites:

    
    -  www.basketball.ca - new, daily game reports, quotes, rosters and
       photos
    -  www.puertorico2009.fiba.com - the official tournament website for
       standings, live stats and more
    -  www.fibatv.com - see all matches live via FIBA's subscriber-based
       online video service
    http://facebook.com/home.php?#/pages/Canada-Basketball/42100100012
       Canada Basketball facebook fan page to chat with team members and
       hoops fans
    -  www.thescore.com/nba - one-on-one videos with Jason Thom and Team
       Canada
    -  www.raptors.com - news, video features and more on Canada's Team

    For complete box scores, standings and schedule visit the official
tournament website for the FIBA Americas Championship.

    Click here to download:

    -  The 2009 Senior Men's National Team Media Guide
       (http://basketball.ca/en/hm/download.php?id=214)
    

    Canada Basketball (www.basketball.ca) is a private, not-for-profit
corporation that is committed to the growth of the sport in Canada. Just as
important, Canada Basketball is focused on the development and preparation of
Canada's national teams for the Olympic; Pan American and FISU Games as well
as the World Championships. The aspiration of Canada Basketball is to instill
the pride, commitment, passion and respect that Canadians personify into the
development of basketball across the country and internationally.





For further information:

For further information: Andrew Cook, Manager, Men's Elite Performance,
Canada Basketball, Tel: (416) 614-8037 x 210, e-mail: acook@basketball.ca,
Website: www.basketball.ca; Tanya Phillipps, Manager, Marketing &
Communications, Canada Basketball, Tel: (416) 614-8037 x 219, e-mail:
tphillipps@basketball.ca, Website: www.basketball.ca

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