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Bogut sits against U.S. to rest sore right ankle

Bogut sits against U.S. to rest sore right ankle

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Andrew Bogut is sitting out Australia's game against the U.S. Olympic basketball team Tuesday night because of a sore right ankle.

The Milwaukee Bucks center says the ankle had been bothering him for a few games and he wants a little more time to rest. An Australian team official says Bogut could have played if this were an Olympic game.

Bogut, the No. 1 pick in the 2005 draft, watched from the team bench in jeans. He says he expects to be ready by Sunday for the Australians' opener in Beijing against Croatia.

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