San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker scored 28 points Sunday to lead France past Ukraine 77-71 and into the second round of the European basketball championship.
In Marc Stein's preseason Power Rankings, the Heat start out on top.
Pau Gasol scored 20 points to lead Spain to a 82-70 victory over Australia in the men's Olympic basketball tournament on Tuesday.
In his strongest terms to date, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday that no new players will be considered for the roster for this summer's Olympics despite a flurry of injuries.
The U.S. added Blake Griffin of the Clippers and LaMarcus Aldridge of Portland on Monday to the 18 holdovers who hope to go for more basketball gold.
Defending champion Spain and France will play for the European basketball title Sunday, giving both nations spots in next year's Olympics.
Brothers Marc and Pau Gasol combined for 43 points to lead defending champion Spain past Germany 77-68 Wednesday at the European basketball championship.
Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol scored 29 points to help defending champion Spain beat Poland 83-78 in its opening match at the European Championship.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka says he is ready to help his adopted country Spain defend its European championship.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Serge Ibaka has been granted Spanish nationality on Friday, clearing the way for him to help Spain defend its European championship this summer.
Chad Ford looks at the 2009 NBA draft candidates who helped themselves this summer.
Our NBA experts predict where the league is most likely to expand by 2018.
The Western Conference fell back to Earth this summer. The Spurs, Rockets and Wolves hope to pick it up.
The following is the schedule for the 2003 FIBA Americas Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.