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The heartbreak of missing out on a medal in Rio has been swiftly forgotten by Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis as he returns to life at the helm of the Brisbane Bullets. Nick Allegretti Jersey .Lemanis is back at work after steering last months gallant but ultimately fruitless Olympic campaign by the Boomers, who fell agonisingly short in their bronze playoff against Spain.The three-time NBL title-winning coach was merely an observer for the Bullets 94-91 defeat to UCLA on Monday night in front of a sold-out Logan crowd - the franchises first official match in seven years.But, he has officially taken the reins back from assistant CJ Bruton, who has covered for him during his Olympic absence, as pre-season preparations kick into gear.Its got my mind off (Rio), for sure, which is good, Lemanis said.That was heartbreaking, the way it finished - Im still very proud of the team and the way they played the game and represented Australian basketball on the international stage.Im just disappointed for the boys that they werent rewarded with a medal. I thought they deserved one, but thats sport.It has been nice to be able to get back on the court immediately afterwards and get straight back into basketball mode.Lemanis is no guarantee to remain as Boomers coach since future Olympic and World Cup qualifying tournaments will clash with the NBL season.The Bullets wont stand in his way if he wishes to stay on as Australian mentor but Basketball Australias usual preference is for a dedicated national coach.In the meantime, Lemanis says there is plenty of work ahead for the Bullets despite encouraging signs in their narrow loss to UCLA.They soon depart for a short tour of New Zealand for three games against Lemanis former side, the Breakers, while later this month is the Australian Basketball Challenge in Brisbane - a pre-season tournament featuring all eight NBL teams, plus Chinese teams Tianjin Ronggang Gold Lions and Zhejiang Golden Bulls.As everything with a club starting with scratch, theres some challenges, Lemanis said.If youre an established club, there are certain things that just roll over from year to year. Weve got nothing to roll over from right now so theres a lot of work that needs to be done at all levels of the club to get things to where they need to be. Anthony Sherman Jersey . "It doesnt get any better than that," Giambi said. "Im speechless." The Indians are roaring toward October. Giambi belted a two-run, pinch-hit homer with two outs in the ninth inning to give Cleveland a shocking 5-4 win over the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday night, keeping the Indians up with the lead pack in the AL wild-card race. Keith Reaser Jersey . Q: Team Canada announces their Olympic roster three weeks from today. Who is general manager Steve Yzerman watching? LeBrun: Over the last 48 hours, hes taken in the home-and-home between the Dallas Stars and Colorado Avalanche with Jamie Benn and Matt Duchene being the obvious targets. .Y. - Detroit goaltender Jonas Gustavsson has earned NHL first star of the week honours after winning in his first three appearances of the season. LOS ANGELES -- Two freshmen almost managed something in one game thats been accomplished only four times in UCLAs storied history -- a triple-double.Forward T.J. Leaf and guard Lonzo Ball each finished only a few assists shy of a triple-double in No. 2 UCLAs dominating 102-62 victory over UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday night.Leaf finished with 25 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, while Ball had 13 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.UCLA coach Steve Alford took both players out with several minutes still to play, uninterested in individual accomplishments.It all centers around our guys being unselfish, Alford said. Im not going to leave our guys in for something like that in a 40-point game.UCLA (11-0) scored at least 100 points for the fifth time this season.The Gauchos outrebounded the Bruins 50-46, but UCLA held Santa Barbara to 30.1 percent shooting (25 of 83).We let the boards get away from us in the second half (34-23), but we did have 10 blocks, Alford said.Ami Lakoju had 12 rebounds and 11 points, and Gabe Vincent added 10 points for the Gauchos (1-7).Santa Barbara struggled to find consistency against the Bruins, shooting just 25 percent (13 of 52) in the second half.Gauchos coach Bob Williams was left almost in awe of the Bruins effort.They are incredibly gifted, very long and they shoot really well, Williams said. They really run effortlessly and theyre playing and making the game easy. They pass and move and cut hard.At times out there, they have five guys who can shoot the 3. Their length is something you dont see at our level.Leaf and Ball said they were both unconcerned at just missing a triple-double.We really didnt notice it, Leaf said. Were trying to play unselfish basketball, and we were able to do that tonight.Five Bruins scored in double figures. Aaron Holiday had 20 points, Brycee Alford added 15 and Isaac Hamilton had 13 (all in the first half). Larry Johnson Jersey. The Bruins played their second consecutive game without starting center Thomas Welch, who is out with a bruised right heel.BIG PICTUREUC Santa Barbara: The Bruins were the highest-ranked team the Gauchos have faced since meeting No. 1 North Carolina on Nov. 21, 2008. The Tar Heels won 84-67.UCLA: Coming off Saturdays 102-84 victory over Michigan, the Bruins were ripe for a letdown but had too much talent to ever be in trouble against Santa Barbara.STAR WATCHHoliday, who lost his starting spot with the arrival of Ball, continued his torrid scoring pace off the bench. He is averaging 13.9 points per game. Alford said Holiday had been disappointed in his 73 percent free throw shooting and had been spending extra time on it.I was just concentrating, Holiday said. Nine of nine? Thats pretty good.TURNING POINTThe Bruins trailed once, slipping behind 12-11. They responded with a 17-0 run -- all but three points scored by Leaf.TRIPLE-DOUBLESThe four triple-doubles in the UCLA record book belong to Kyle Anderson (2013), Toby Bailey (1995), Jelani McCoy (1995) and Bill Walton (1973). The assist became an official NCAA stat in 1983-84.POLL IMPLICTIONSThe Bruins looked very much the No. 2 team in the country, the spot they have held since upsetting then-No. 1 Kentucky on Dec. 3.UP NEXTUC Santa Barbara: The Gauchos meet Iona on Wednesday in Las Vegas in the South Point Holiday Hoops Classic.UCLA: The Bruins meet Ohio State on Saturday in Las Vegas as part of the CBS Sports Classic. 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