Jeff Van Gundy warned the Americans that they were in for a serious challenge.

To his chagrin, he was right – and the U.S. was handed a rare loss.
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Francisco Cruz scored 24 points, Mexico opened with an 18-0 Earnest Byner Jersey run and went on to beat the United States 78-70 on Thursday night in a qualifying game for next year’s FIBA World Cup.

According to USA Basketball, it was just the second loss by the U.S. in 30 games against Mexico – with the other defeat coming in the 2011 Pan Am Games

The NFL will have 10 days to respond in writing to the accusations set forth in the grievance. If the issue is not resolved at that point, the NFLPA can appeal to the notice arbitrator. The grievance will be heard by one of four mutually accepted arbitrators.

The hearing likely will take place within 30 days, but grievances of this nature can take months to resolve; Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance has been unresolved since its filing in October. The NFL and NFLPA have already agreed to meet later this month to start discussions aimed at a resolution to the anthem issue.

The union has not ruled out the potential of challenging the legality of NFL’s anthem policy through cities or states, where statutes could prohibit employers from instituting rules like the anthem policy.

The Pacers (1-1) best player was T.J. Leaf, as he led the team with 17 points and two boards. Aaron Holiday started at point guard and accumulated 10 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and two steals on 3-of-15 from the field. Ben Moore finished with 10 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals while Alize Johnson led the bench with 10 points and nine boards.

On deck for San Antonio is a matchup versus the Washington Wizards on Sunday. As for Indiana, they play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday for their next fixture.

San Diego struck in the first when Carlos Asuaje’s double scored Travis Jankowski after he opened with a single. But the Padres seldom threatened after that.

As the game moved on I felt better and better, Maeda said.

Dodgers: LHP Julio Urias (left shoulder) threw to hitters at the team’s Arizona facility, reaching 88-92 mph, according to Roberts.

Padres: Adam Wainwright Jersey RHP Jordan Lyles (right elbow) threw a bullpen Sunday and was slated for another one this week.

Dodgers: RHP Ross Stripling (7-2, 2.22 ERA), added to the NL roster Wednesday for his first All-Star Game, is 2/3 in his career against the Padres. He beat them on May 25 when he allowed just an unearned run over 6 2/3 innings.