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Four semifinalists set for Olympic qualifying

 Dominican Republic's Jack Martinez, center, shoots over Uruguay's Esteban Batista, right, and Reque Newsome during a FIBA Americas Championship baske...
 Canada's Andrew Rautins, right, shoots over Puerto Rico's Andres Rodriguez during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Plata, Arge...
 Puerto Rico's coach Flor Melendez give directions to his players during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game against Canada in Mar del Plata,...
 Puerto Rico's Manuel Narvaez reacts after scoring against Canada during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Tue...
 Canada's Aaron Doornekamp grimaces after hitting his head during a play at a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game against Puerto Rico in Mar de...
 Dominican Republic's Alfredo Horford, left, attempts to dribble past Uruguay's Bruno Fitipaldo during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in...
 Canada's Cory Joseph, right, goes for a layup against Puerto Rico's Manuel Narvaez during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Pla...
 Puerto Rico's Daniel Santiago goes for a shot during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game against Canada in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Tuesday...
 Puerto Rico's Carlos Arroyo, center, goes up for a shot over Canada's Carl English during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Pla...
 Dominican Republic's Alfredo Horford, right, tries to shoot over Uruguay's Reque Newsome during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar d...
 Uruguay's Martin Osimani, left, attempts to dribble past Dominican Republic's Elpidio Fortuna during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in ...
 Argentina's Luis Scola blocks a shot by Venezuela's Hector Romero, left, during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Plata, Argent...
 Brazil's Tiago Splitter, front, is challenged by Panama's Ruben Garces during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Plata, Argentin...
 Argentina's Emanuel Ginobili plays the ball during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game against Venezuela in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Tuesda...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Dominican Republic's Jack Martinez, center, shoots over Uruguay's Esteban Batista, right, and Reque Newsome during a FIBA Americas Championship baske...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Canada's Andrew Rautins, right, shoots over Puerto Rico's Andres Rodriguez during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Plata, Arge...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Puerto Rico's coach Flor Melendez give directions to his players during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game against Canada in Mar del Plata,...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Puerto Rico's Manuel Narvaez reacts after scoring against Canada during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Tue...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Canada's Aaron Doornekamp grimaces after hitting his head during a play at a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game against Puerto Rico in Mar de...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Dominican Republic's Alfredo Horford, left, attempts to dribble past Uruguay's Bruno Fitipaldo during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Canada's Cory Joseph, right, goes for a layup against Puerto Rico's Manuel Narvaez during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Pla...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Puerto Rico's Daniel Santiago goes for a shot during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game against Canada in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Tuesday...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Puerto Rico's Carlos Arroyo, center, goes up for a shot over Canada's Carl English during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Pla...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Dominican Republic's Alfredo Horford, right, tries to shoot over Uruguay's Reque Newsome during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar d...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Uruguay's Martin Osimani, left, attempts to dribble past Dominican Republic's Elpidio Fortuna during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in ...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Argentina's Luis Scola blocks a shot by Venezuela's Hector Romero, left, during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Plata, Argent...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Brazil's Tiago Splitter, front, is challenged by Panama's Ruben Garces during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game in Mar del Plata, Argentin...

Argentina FIBA Americas Basketball

Argentina's Emanuel Ginobili plays the ball during a FIBA Americas Championship basketball game against Venezuela in Mar del Plata, Argentina, Tuesda...

Puerto Rico, Argentina, Brazil and the Dominican Republic booked their spots in the semifinals of the Olympic basketball qualifying tournament for the Americas on Tuesday.
Puerto Rico defeated Canada 79-74, Argentina overpowered Venezuela 111-93, Brazil beat Panama 90-65 and the Dominican Republic defeated Uruguay 84-76.
All four advanced with room to spare with two rounds of second-round play remaining.
The semifinals are Saturday and play ends Sunday with the top two teams qualifying for the 2012 London Olympics. The United States won the 2010 world championship and has already qualified for London.


Updated : 2021-04-12 11:03 GMT+08:00