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RIO DE JANEIRO - Former Kentucky Wildcat DeMarcus Cousins and former Texas A&M Aggie DeAndre Jordan?hauled in the Olympic gold medal in the championship game of the 2016 Olympics against Serbia. Tyson Jost Jersey .With a gold medal on the line, Cousins saved his best for last for USA Basketball. Coming off the bench for a third straight game, Cousins set the tempo early by dominating the paint, sparking Team USA to a 40-15 first-half run, and ultimately to a 96-66 rout of Serbia.Cousins posted 13 points and a game-high 15 rebounds for his third double-digit scoring game of the Olympics. He had 11 points and 12 rebounds by halftime. Cousins is also the third former UK player in a row to win a gold medal.?DeAndre Jordan went into the stands at Carioca Arena and collected an American flag, which he initially wrapped himself in like a blanket before holding it high over his head for all to see. After a slow start in Rio, there was no doubt about who was on top, and the Americans beamed as they walked off the floor before the medal ceremony.The 6-foot-11 forward, who was drafted fifth overall in 2010 after a sensational freshman season at Kentucky, averaged 9.1 points and 5.8 rebounds in eight games at the Olympics. He shot 61.4 percent from the floor, only shooting less than 50 percent in one game during the run. Cousins is the 10th Wildcat all-time to compete in the Olympics and win a gold medal (not counting Sam Bowie, who was awarded a medal by President Jimmy Carter after the United States boycotted the 1980 Moscow Games), tied with North Carolina and UCLA for the most among all colleges. Anthony Davis captured the gold at the last Olympics, in 2012, and Tayshaun Prince was a part of the 2008 gold-medal team. Cousins is the second John Calipari player to win a gold medal, joining Davis.Congratulations to USA Basketball on another gold medal and to our own DeMarcus Cousins, Calipari said. DeMarcus continues to get better and better and has become one of the best big men in our game. I know how badly he wanted this opportunity and this gold medal. I couldnt be more proud of him.Though its the first Olympic gold medal of his career, it isnt Cousins first major success story with Team USA. He previously helped USA Basketball to a gold medal at the 2014 FIBA World Cup, averaging 9.6 points and 5.6 rebounds while shooting a team-high 70.2 percent from the field during that nine-game run. Cousins is entering the prime of his NBA career. Just a few months ago he was named to the All-NBA Second Team for a second straight year after averaging career highs in both points per game (26.9) and rebounds per game (10.2). Joe Sakic Jersey . Louis Blues teammates who would also be participating in the Olympics, Alex Pietrangelo felt right at home, no different in some ways to the travel experience of any old road trip – save for the length of the journey, that is. Matt Nieto Jersey .com) - Following a late-game loss to the reigning NBA champs, the Toronto Raptors will look to sustain their recent high-level play as they travel to Indiana to take on the Pacers. http:///...myon-varlamov-jersey . Mickelson barely made the cut but had the best round of the day with nine birdies and an eagle coupled with two bogeys to sit two shots behind leader Craig Lee of Scotland. Lee shot a 69 for a 12-under 204 total. "I just love the fact I am in contention and have an opportunity in my first tournament of the year here in Abu Dhabi," Mickelson said.Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he has already decided what his next move will be - and Sky sources understand Manchester United are the only Premier League option he has considered. Ibrahimovic is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain and he confirmed on Thursday that he has had concrete offers from England, Italy and other clubs including some outside of Europe.Sky Sports News HQ understands he has also been considering an offer from China and that United are not prepared to match the financial terms Ibrahimovic can earn from an unnamed Super League club, worth £53m over two seasons. But the Sweden striker says he decided his next club a long time ago and spoke in glowing terms of soon-to-be Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho, who worked with him at Inter Milan.He told a press conference in Stockholm: I know what I want. The future is already written. I made my decision a long time ago. Will Ibrahimovic turn down a move to China and play in the Premier League? Sky Sports News HQs Andy Burton reports There are concrete offers from England, Italy and other countries, including outside of Europe. Nothing is happening right now. Its the European Championship thats happening.I think its a great move [for Manchester United to bring in Mourinho]. I believe he is the man to bring them back to the top. If you want to win, you bring Mourinho.I have spoken to Mourinho every day since I left Inter, so there is no secret. I had a great relationship with Mourinho and a fantastic time when I was working with him. Heres a look at Ibrahimovics record across Europes top leagues I dont know if I will work with him again. J.T. Compher Jersey. Lets see how it plays out.Mourinho believes Ibrahimovic can still make an impact at Old Trafford despite his age - he turns 35 in October - while United see obvious appeal in marketing terms, due to his global fan base and iconic status in the modern game.And Ibrahimovic insists he can cut it in the Premier League after he is finished having fun at Euro 2016 in France. Ibrahimovic will be in action for Sweden this summer The 34-year-old said: I am only warming up. I had a great season. I proved that age is just a number. Everything is in your head. If I want to do it, I will do it.I am looking forward to the games. Training is going good and I am not feeling my calf. We have the warm-up games, then to France, where the fun begins.It does not matter that [my future] is done before the Euros because it would already be done. I only need to push the button. There is time. Jose and Zlatan What the two powerful personalities have said about each other I want to enjoy what you are writing. There is a lot being written. According to someone it would have been done in 48 hours, another said it was 90 per cent, another 10 per cent.It is fun finding out who the rat is; who is talking.Should United sign Ibrahimovic, the money they could expect to make in shirt sales and other marketing ventures would go some way to offsetting his sizable wage demands, which are reportedly in the region of £11.4m.  I proved that age is just a number. Everything is in your head. If I want to do it, I will do it. Zlatan Ibrahimovic However, Chinese clubs have demonstrated their immense spending power in recent months, and one club has been able to offer a contract that would pay him £26.6m per season.The decision for Ibrahimovic is whether his motivation is financial, or the opportunity to add to his already impressive footballing legacy. He has won league titles in the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and France, and he could potentially add a Premier League title to his considerable CV by joining Manchester United.While Mourinho and Ibrahimovic clashed at times when they worked together at Inter Milan between 2008 and 2009, with Ibrahimovic firing in 25 goals as Inter won the Serie A title, they subsequently formed a strong bond. Also See: Mourinho and Ibra in quotes Ronaldo: I wont join Jose ' ' '
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