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Marion to miss World Championship with injury

Updated: July 25, 2006, 10:15 PM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Getting the U.S. men's national team roster down to a manageable number of 15 for the trip to Asia next month became a bit easier Monday when Shawn Marion pulled out because of a left knee injury.

Marion told ESPN.com that he won't make the trip to Japan for the World Championship after Monday's final training camp practice at UNLV's Cox Pavilion. Players who don't make the trip aren't being cut from the overall national team program, which is a three-year commitment.

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