NBA commissioner David Stern's push to see an age limit of 23 for the men's Olympic basketball tourament is losing steam.
Pau Gasol scored 20 points to lead Spain to a 82-70 victory over Australia in the men's Olympic basketball tournament on Tuesday.
Los Angeles Lakers center Pau Gasol scored 21 points Friday, powering unbeaten and defending champion Spain to an 86-69 victory over Britain at the European Championship.
World champion Spain defeated Greece 82-64 to advance to the final of the European basketball championship.
Turkey remained undefeated at the European basketball championship with a 63-60 victory over a Spanish team led by NBA stars Pau Gasol and Rudy Fernandez.
Spain has won the right to host the men's basketball world championship in 2014.
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Spain began its preparations for the Olympic Games on Tuesday and immediately gave the U.S. the tag of pre-tournament favorite despite an eight-year drought at major championships.
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Team USA won't have many roster changes for the 2007 Tournament of Americas, but how it plays defense and where it plays is likely going to change for next summer.
Florent Pietrus scored 12 points, including four free throws in the final 1:10, and had nine rebounds to lead France to a 64-56 victory over Turkey in the fifth-place game Saturday.
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The following is the schedule for the 2003 FIBA Americas Men's Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett said he won't be rushed into deciding whether to play for the U.S. Olympic team.