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The plea from Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng to British Prime Minister David Cameron has worked: Funding will be restored to the country's Olympic basketball program.
Britain's men's and women's basketball squads were told in December they'd receive no funding for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. UK Sport distributes the money and on Friday said basketball will receive funding expected to total several million dollars.
Basketball received $13.6 million in the four years before the 2012 London Olympics, where Britain qualified as the host nation.
International Basketball Federation secretary general Patrick Baumann says the new funding will ''allow the sport to build on the progress and growth it has already made.''
Deng had been among many critics of the government's plan to scrap the funding. He sent a letter to Cameron this week asking for it to be restored.
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It’s Nate’s world.
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Hinrich has been hampered by injuries for much of the season. He is averaging 7.0 points in 40 games.
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According to Nick Friedell, ESPN Chicago:
Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah missed Friday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets because of plantar fasciitis in his right foot, and is unsure when he will return to the lineup.
Noah dealt with the condition...
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Taj Gibson was huge with 19 points and 19 boards. Gibson also added two assists, a steal and three blocks in 45 minutes.
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Chicago Bulls (28-18) vs. Atlanta Hawks (26-19)
The Bulls are masters of surviving injuries. At least for this year.
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