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NBA cancels games on foreign soil

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NEW YORK — The NBA on Thursday canceled all six preseason games scheduled outside the United States and Canada because of last week's terrorist attacks.

Eliminated were games in Cologne, Germany; Pesaro, Italy; Tokyo; and Mexico City.

"In light of the current climate, now is not the right time to travel outside the country if it isn't necessary," NBA spokesman Brian McIntyre said.

The Toronto Raptors, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers and Golden State Warriors each lost two games.

The Raptors and Timberwolves were scheduled to play in a doubleheader on Oct. 11 at Pesaro with the Raptors to face Germany's Telekom Baskets Bonn and the Timberwolves scheduled against Italy's Scavolini Pesaro. Then the Raptors and Timberwolves were to play each other on Oct. 13 in Cologne.

The Lakers and Warriors had two games scheduled against each other Oct. 13-14 at the Tokyo Dome, and the Los Angeles Clippers were to play the Orlando Magic Oct. 21 at Mexico City.

The league also said that training camps would open on Oct. 1, and all domestic preseason games would be played as scheduled.