James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14, and the unbeaten U.S. national team wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World Cup in Bilbao, Spain.
Curry's Warriors teammate Klay Thompson had seven points, five rebounds and four assists for the Americans, who went 5-0 in Group C and will face Mexico on Saturday in Barcelona in the round of 16. The Mexicans finished fourth in Group D.
It was closer than the usual U.S. game, but the Americans were never in any danger of losing in the second half after seizing control just before halftime against a methodical Ukraine team coached by former NBA coach Mike Fratello.
The only scare was a hard landing by starting guard Kyrie Irving with 1:12 left, but he eventually got up and walked off holding his lower back.
The NCAA and 11 conferences that have played major college football in recent years have filed a motion to dismiss two antitrust lawsuits that accuse the association of illegally capping compensation to athletes.
The NCAA announced Thursday that it has asked Northern California U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken to dismiss two suits that were filed in March. Wilken ruled this summer against the NCAA in the O'Bannon case that challenged rules prohibiting college athletes from being compensated for their names, images and likenesses.
The Ann Arbor News says court records show that Darius Scott, Quincy Jones and Jairockeis Jones are charged with aggravated assault. The charges involve Friday's attack on 24-year-old Demarko Taylor.
The former fiancee of Floyd Mayweather Jr. claims in a lawsuit that the superstar boxer beat her during their relationship and later publicly humiliated her by posting on social media a sonogram of her pregnancy and saying they broke up because she got an abortion. Shantel Jackson said Mayweather also threatened to post naked photos of her online if she didn't take down a photo she posted of herself with rapper Nelly at a basketball game in April.
Former U.S. national team captain Carlos Bocanegra will retire at the conclusion of Chivas USA's season, ending the defender's 15-year pro career.
"I'm still hungry for the game, and I want to play, but unfortunately you can't play forever," Bocanegra, 35, said.