World champion Spain defeated Greece 82-64 to advance to the final of the European basketball championship.
Pau Gasol scored nine of his 27 points in the fourth quarter to carry world champion Spain past Britain 84-76 at the European basketball championship.
Serbia used a stingy defense to upset world champion Spain 66-57 on the opening day of the European basketball championship.
Aito Garcia Reneses will lead world champion Spain at the Beijing Olympics after agreeing to a deal with the Spanish basketball federation on Friday.
Lakers forward Pau Gasol says he wants to play for Spain at this summer's European Championship.
Spain's Rafael Nadal and American Lindsey Vonn are the winners of this year's Laureus Sports Awards.
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.
Pau Gasol scored 13 points to help lead world champions Spain to a 72-59 victory over Dirk Nowitzki and Germany in Olympic basketball men's Group B play.
Argentina's defense of their Olympic men's basketball title suffered a blow when it was upset 79-75 by Lithuania in their opening game on Sunday.
Los Angeles, with championship college and pro teams, has the look, feel and sound of TitleTown USA.