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Roy Hibbert’s Team USA chances bleak

Meanwhile, Ginger Calhoun has been promoted to the position of Vice President of Operations, moving up from her role as Product Information Manager. Victoria Hill has stepped up to Logistics and Distribution Associate after her tenure as a Product Support Specialist. Tawnye Moore will enhance LeoVince USAs marketing platform as a Marketing Assistant, a promotion from Administrative Assistant. The LeoVince USA sales team has benefitted from two promotions, as well. Veteran US Race Manager David Christensen is stepping into the dual role of Race and Sales Manager. Meanwhile, National Sales Manager Erik Grouell will be taking on the task of eCommerce Sales Manager. The four new hires at LeoVince USA reflect the companys growing strategic distribution partnerships, with emphasis on a high level of knowledge of each brand and product distributed by LeoVince USA. Debra Barton has joined the staff in the new position of BMC Brand Manager. Kathryn Martin has been hired as a Lead Product Specialist, and Jonathan Vona is new to the team in the role of Product Specialist. Gary Lundberg will handle customer interaction as a Customer Service Representative. For more information about LeoVince products, visit the LeoVince USA website at www.leovinceusa.com . To keep up with the latest product and racing news from LeoVince, be sure to like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/leovinceusa . About LeoVince LeoVince USA, located in Richmond California, is the US distributor of the LeoVince family of products including LeoVince Exhaust and LeoVince Carbon Fiber. LeoVince USA also distributes GPR Stabilizers, Bridgestone Racing Tires, Airoh Helmets, Vortex, BMC Filters, USWE and the innovative new Dion Device.

Yet the consistent word in USA Basketball circles remains that Hibbert is a long shot to ultimately receive the needed clearance to make him eligible for the Team USA squad that will compete in the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain or the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. And here’s why: Turns out there is a little-known FIBA bylaw that allows for Hibbert, through USA Basketball, to apply for permission to play for Team USA after appearing in one game for Jamaica in 2010 … despite the fact that it’s been drilled into us all for years that players who represent one country at senior level internationally do so knowing they are essentially ineligible to switch allegiances and play for another country later. The little-known rule states that a player who has represented one country after the age of 17 may “exceptionally request” that FIBA allow him to play for another country’s national team if that national team is “of the player’s country of origin” and if the request is deemed to be “in the interest of the development of basketball in that country.” However … While Hibbert satisfies half of those requirements, having been born a New Yorker, I’m told USAB’s pessimism stems from the fact that it would be a gargantuan stretch to convince FIBA that adding the Indiana Pacers ‘ All-Star center to Mike Krzyzewski’s roster would have even a sliver of impact on the state of the game in this country. (The inverse, incidentally, is true in the case of New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire , who has been wooed by the heavyweight likes of former Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres to join Israel’s national team after Amar’e unexpectedly applied for Israeli citizenship over the summer and with his USA Basketball career clearly over. Stoudemire could undoubtedly satisfy the second of the above requirements, since he’d surely spark tons of fresh interest in basketball in Israel if he made that move, but there’s no getting around the fact that Amar’e was born in Florida.) As for Hibbert … The real shame here is that the Jamaican Basketball Association appears to now support Hibbert’s hopes of swaying FIBA, which the Indy big man addressed this week in an interview with Pacers.com . In two late-July tweets, one Jamaican official said that his federation — grateful Hibbert played for them in one major tournament at Centro Basket in 2010 — has “always been willing to let Roy go” and “will never hinder his desires.” Yet it appears that Hibbert’s only shot, in a process FIBA says must be initiated by USA Basketball, is convincing the sport’s international governing body that the prospect of switching from Team Jamaica to Team USA would have some sort of far-reaching domestic impact beyond merely making Coach K’s talent pool deeper. Hibbert told Pacers.com that “there has been some dialogue” and that “international lawyers” are working on his behalf, but the vibe still emanating from USAB — as it was in July when Coach K had nearly 30 of Hibbert’s peers convened in Las Vegas for a mini-camp — continues to be pessimistic when it comes to ever seeing Hibbert in red, white and blue. The solace for Krzyzewski and Team USA chief Jerry Colangelo is that, with or without Hibbert, they should have many more big men to choose from for the next two major events, after Tyson Chandler ranked as the only recognized center on Team USA’s roster for the 2012 Olympics in London following the injury withdrawals of Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh .

USA Triathlon prepares for return to Milwaukee

USA Triathlon’s Age Group National Championships is returning to Milwaukee in August 2014.

An Olympic-distance race scheduled for Aug. 9, 2014 consists of a 1,500-meter swim, 40-kilometer bike race and 10-kilometer run. A sprint race on Aug. 10, 2014 is comprised of a 750-meter swim, 20-kilometer bike race and 5-kilometer run. Both races will include the nationas top age-group fields and qualify members for Team USA, a select group of amateur triathletes who will represent the U.S. at the 2015 International Triathlon Union World Championships in Chicago. Athletes who have qualified for Olympic-Distance Nationals between July 10 and Sept. 15 will receive an email during the week of Sept. 30 with registration instructions. Additional qualifying emails will be sent as athletes qualify through Aug. 2, 2014.