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SPAIN EUROPEAN BASKETBALL CHAMPION 2015

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BASKETBALL | SPAIN WINS 2011 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP DEFEATING FRANCE 98 - 85

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Big day of celebrations for SPANISH SPORTS after Spain managed two out of three Moto GP bike wins, a birth in the upcoming Davis Cup Tennis Final & tonight the EUROPEAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS Title. SPAIN defeated FRANCE 98 - 85 to proclaim themselves Euro Champs repeating the Basketball achievement to retain the title.

SPANISH BASKETBALL | LIST HANDED IN FOR 2010 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

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Spanish National Basketball Selector & Coach SERGIO SCARIOLO has handed in his list of 15 Spanish players to make up the Spanish Basketball Squad. The 2010 BASKETBALL WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS will be held this year in Turkey with a starting date of the 28th of August until 12th of Septembre. The big name missing from the current European Champions list is LA LAKER Spanish star poivot PAU GASOL who has

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Are Derek Fisher, Kenyon Martin Starting an NBA Trend?

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30-Somethings are dominating the NBA these days. They're everywhere, making their presence felt in crunchtime.

Almost every team in the 2013 playoffs has at least one 30 year-old plus player making a difference:

Ray Allen, Dwyane Wade, Udonis Haslem, Chris Anderson, Shane Battier/Miami Heat, Jason Kidd, Pablo Prigioni/New York Knicks, Kevin Garnett, Jason Terry, Paul Pierce/ Boston Celtics, Kirk Hinrich, Carlos Boozer/Chicago Bulls, Chauncey Billups/LA Clippers, Tayshaun Prince/Memphis Grizzlies, Kyle Korver/Atlanta Hawks, Andre Miller/Denver Nuggets, Nick Collison/OKC Thunder, Pau Gasol, Antawn Jamison/LA Lakers and Manu Ginobili, Tim Duncan, Matt Bonner, Tony Parker/San Antonio Spurs.

San Antonio Spurs Pursuing Emeka Okafor?

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As the trade deadline of March 15th comes closer and closer, teams in the hunt are trying to shore up their weaknesses. Every effort will be made to gel and play loose, error-free ball as teams begin their push for the playoffs.

Los Angeles Lakers

Kobe Blames Pau Gasol for Game 4 Collapse

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The Los Angeles Lakers walked off their home floor with another loss on Saturday night, leaving the team down 3-1 in the series and on the verge of playoff elimination. And though Kobe Bryant missed eight of 10 shots in the fourth quarter, he insists the 103-100 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder wasn't his fault.

Kobe Bryant Shakes Off Slow Start, Beats Hornets

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We all know that Kobe Bryant has a killer instinct. That fact was on full display on Saturday against the New Orleans Hornets. Even though Kobe Bryant missed his first 15 shots, he came up big at the end to give the Los Angeles Lakers a 88-85 victory.

Even though Kobe Bryant was only 2-for-20 from the field, he had the confidence to take a three-pointer with the Lakers down by two points with less than 24 seconds remaining.

Injury Update: Kobe Bryant Concussion

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Kobe Bryant probably wishes he would have skipped the 2012 NBA All-Star Game now. Not only did Dwyane Wade break his nose, the impact of Wade's hard foul caused a concussion. Now Kobe's status going forward is unknown.

Getting diagnosed with a concussion is now a big deal in the NBA. To get cleared for action again, Kobe is going to have to convince an independent doctor that he's free from all concussion symptoms.

Andrew Bynum and Lakers Top Nuggets

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Welcome back, Andrew Bynum. The center for the Los Angeles Lakers took a break from racking up traffic tickets and got back to playing basketball. In his first game back from suspension, Andrew Bynum was dominant scoring 29 points, pulling down 13 rebounds and blocking two shots.

With Andrew Bynum powerful in the middle, the Lakers beat the Denver Nuggets by a final score of 92-89.

Does Kobe Team Up with Dwight in Orlando?

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His team is getting a divorce and so is his wife. The might Los Angeles Lakers are in transition and so is Kobe Bryant's personal life.

The Lakers could be supplanted by the Los Angeles Clippers this season for best team in Hollywood.

Lakers Lose Again - Mavs Sweep Lakers?

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In one of the biggest upsets in recent memory, the Los Angeles Lakers are now down 0-3 against the Dallas Mavericks after the Mavs won Game 3 by a final score of 98-92. Going into this series, nobody thought the Mavs had a chance. Dallas has a playoff history of choking, while these Lakers have shown their clutchness on their way to winning the last two NBA championships.

Mavs Late Run Beats Lakers

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Nobody is giving the Dallas Mavericks much of a chance in their second round matchup against the Los Angeles Lakers, winners of the last two NBA championships. However, on Monday night, the Mavs proved they are ready for this stage with a come from behind 96-94 victory over the reigning champs.

With the Lakers up by five points with three minutes remaining, Tyson Chandler, Shawn Marion and Dirk Nowitzki all scored two-pointers to close the game to one-point.

Lakers Sprint Past Hornets in Game 5

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In the first quarter of Game 5, the New Orleans Hornets appeared to be on their way to a stunning upset of the two-time reigning NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. However, things quickly changed in the second quarter and the Lakers grabbed control. By the end of the game, Los Angeles had an easy 106-90 victory over the Hornets.

Video: Kobe Bryant Dunks on Emeka Okafor

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Prior to Game 5 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the New Orleans Hornets, Kobe Bryant said his foot was injured. I guess not. Check out the video below to see one of the best dunks you will ever see out of Kobe Bryant. Emeka Okafor was the Hornets player getting posterized. The dunk, as you could imagine, got Kobe Bryant going and the Lakers fans in an uproar.

Paul Leads Hornets Over Lakers

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Just a few hours after the top-seeded San Antonio Spurs were defeated by the eighth-seeded Memphis Grizzlies, another upset was in the works. This time, it was the New Orlean Hornets, taking down the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

Chris Paul scored 33 points, dished 14 assists and pulled down seven rebounds as Hornets shocked the home team with a 109-100 victory on Sunday afternoon.

Stunner: Lowly Cavs Beat Lakers

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The Cleveland Cavaliers recently set the all-time NBA record by losing 26 straight games. On Wednesday, the Cavs went from the lowest of the low to feeling pretty good about themselves. In a stunning turn of events, the Cavs beat the Los Angeles Lakers in Cleveland by a final score of 104-99.

How could this happen?

Video: Antonio McDyess Tip Beats Lakers

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The San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers battled to the final buzzer. That's when Antonio McDyess tipped in a Tim Duncan miss to down the Lakers. McDyess' tip gave the Spurs an 89-88 win and improved San Antonio's record to 41-8 the best mark in the NBA. The Lakers dropped to 34-16, which has Los Angeles as the third seed in the Western Conference.

2011 NBA All-Star Game Reserves Announced

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The reserves were named for the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. The starters for both the Eastern Conference and the Western Conference were named last Thursday. There is one spot still open in the Western Conference, however. Since Yao Ming is injured yet was still voted in as a starter, NBA commissioner David Stern will have to name a replacement player for the West.

NBA All-Star Rosters - Early Look

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The 2010-11 NBA All-Star Game takes place in February. Let's take an early look at the Eastern Conference All-Star roster and the Western Conference All-Star roster. Who should make the big game? Here is the official EveryJoe projection of the NBA All-Star rosters:

Western Conference All-Star Roster

STARTERS
C Pau Gasol, Los Angeles Lakers
F Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
F Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets
G Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers
G Chris Paul, Los Angeles Lakers

RESERVES
Tim Duncan, San Antonio Spurs
Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs
Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs
Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers
Deron Williams, Utah Jazz
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns

Eastern Conference All-Star Roster

STARTERS
C Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic
F Amare Stoudemire, New York Knicks
F LeBron James, Miami Heat
G Dwyane Wade, Miam Heat
G Derrick Rose, Chicago Bulls

RESERVES
Kevin Garnett, Boston Celtics
Paul Pierce, Boston Celtics
Rajon Rondo, Boston Celtics
Ray Allen, Boston Celtics
Chris Bosh, Miami Heat
Al Horford, Atlanta Hawks
Raymond Felton, New York Knicks

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Bucks Spank Lakers

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The Los Angeles Lakers entered Tuesday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks with a five-game winning streak. The Bucks entered the contest without second-year point guard Brandon Jennings, who will miss up to six weeks after foot surgery. Despite the mismatch on paper, the Bucks handed the Lakers their eighth loss of the season by a final score of 98-79 to improve to 11-16.

Nuggets Hand Lakers First Loss

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The Denver Nuggets were recently embarrassed by the Indiana Pacers. On their way to scoring 144 points on Denver, the Pacers scored 54 points in the third quarter. One game later and the Nuggets were able to bounce back in a big way. Taking on the 8-0 Los Angeles Lakers, the Nuggets played extremely well in the forth quarter and beat the Lakers by a final score of 118-112.

Video: Los Angeles Lakers Ring Ceremony

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The Los Angeles Lakers held a memorable ring ceremony before their opening game against the Houston Rockets. What made this ceremony unique was the fact that the Lakers players introduced themselves. Additionally, the rings have gotten great reviews for being big and full of bling.

In the Los Angeles Lakers ring ceremony video below, you can watch the whole show in its entirety.

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh Land in Miami

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The Miami Heat gutted virtually their entire team in an effort to retool this summer in free agency. Their plan was risky but it has already paid off. Not only did Dwyane Wade decide to re-sign with the Heat, the franchise was also able to successfully woo Chris Bosh to Miami. Bosh, the superstar power forward who began his career with the Toronto Raptors, will get a maximum contract with the Heat.

Kobe Chokes But Lakers Win

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In Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant surely had to play well for the Los Angeles Lakers to beat the Boston Celtics, right? Guess again. Kobe Bryant spent the entire game succumbing to the pressure and playing one of his worst games of the season. As it turned out, Kobe's choke wasn't enough for the Boston Celtics to pull out a victory.

Game 7 Prediction - 2010 NBA Finals

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The ultimate game in basketball will take place on Thursday night when the Los Angeles Lakers face the Boston Celtics in Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. In what promises to be a classic contest, there are a number of subplots at work.

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The hottest storyline is bad news for the Celtics: starting center Kendrick Perkins will miss the game due to a serious knee injury.

Lakers Destroy Celtics, Force Game 7

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After dropping the last two contests, the Los Angeles Lakers walked into Game 6 with their season on the line. However, it didn't take long for the Lakers to prove their dominance as L.A. beat Boston by a final score of 89-67. Kobe Bryant, as usual, led the way with 26 points and 11 rebounds.

The key for the Lakers is they had more than just Kobe producing.

Andrew Bynum Ready for Game 5

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If you want to know the winner of the 2010 NBA championship, be sure to watch Game 5 on Sunday. The winner of this game has a huge advantage. With the series tied 2-2, we are sure to see a classic battle between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics.

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One good slice of news for the Lakers is that Andrew Bynum will be able to play.

Derek Fisher a Hero in Game 3 for Lakers

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With the 2010 NBA Finals tied 1-1, Game 3 was viewed as a pivotal contest for both teams. When push came to shove, one man stood out above the rest Derek Fisher. The wily veteran point guard for the Los Angeles Lakers scored 11 key points in the fourth quarter to lead L.A. to a 91-84 victory over the Boston Celtics.

Allen, Rondo Propel Celts to Victory

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Ray Allen had a record-setting night and Rajon Rondo posted a triple-double as the Boston Celtics came away with a 103-94 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday. The Game 2 win evened the NBA Finals at one game a piece and handed Los Angeles its first home loss of the playoffs.

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David Villa se queda de cera

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David Villa ya tiene su escultura en el Museo de Cera de Madrid. El delantero del Barcelona ha presentado este martes su nueva figura, que estará acompañada de la de Andrés Iniesta. Los dos jugadores, campeones del mundo con la selección española en Sudáfrica, se unen a la galería de deportistas nacionales con representación en el Museo de Cera como Iker Casillas, Fernando Torres, Emilio Butragueño, Rafa Nadal, Pau Gasol, Carlos Sáinz o Miguel Indurain.

"Be the light they said we've lost..."

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As Nike ads go, this is one is much better than the one where they tried to make amends, recapping Spain's glorious 2010 (in lots of things, not only football) with LA Laker's Pau Gasol, ATP No. 1 Rafa Nadal, and, of course, World Cup hero Andrés Iniesta. [read more]

NIKE PRESENTA "ILUMINA TU PAÍS"

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Nike presenta "Ilumina tu país", un spot donde los mas destacados deportistas españoles como Pau Gasol, Andres Iniesta y Rafael Nadal te cuentan los logros deportivos obtenidos durante 2010.

La marca ya había empezado esta serie de comerciales con otro lema como "Ser español no es una excusa es una responsabilidad" y continúa con "Ilumina tu país".

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Lakers Obliterate Spurs

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The San Antonio Spurs smashed the Miami Heat by 30 points on Friday night. On Sunday night, the Spurs were the ones getting smashed. After leading by as many as 32 points, the Lakers snapped San Antonio's 22-game home winning streak with a 99-83 victory.

The final score doesn't tell the story of how much the Lakers killed the Spurs.

Wests Shines in NBA All-Star Game

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The West lead early in the 2011 NBA All-Star Game. Despite a late run by the East, the West was able to take home a 148-143 victory. The West was led by Kobe Bryant's game-high 37 points and game-high 14 rebounds. For his efforts, Kobe Bryant was the MVP of this year's affair.

Kobe Bryant got help from young stud Kevin Durant, who poured in 34 points on 23 shot attempts.

Celtics Embarrass Lakers in L.A.

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The Boston Celtics lost Game 7 last year in Los Angeles as the Lakers won their second straight NBA championship. On Sunday, the Celtics got their revenge. After outscoring the Lakers 59-42 in the second half, the Celtics posted a 109-96 victory despite Kobe Bryant pouring in 41 points in 38 minutes.

Suns Hand Lakers Second Straight Loss

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The Phoenix Suns put up a good fight last year in the Western Conference Finals. On Sunday night, the Suns proved they can still hang with the Lakers. In fact, the Suns handed the Lakers their second straight defeat after L.A. won their first eight games of the season. The win for Phoenix improved their record to 5-4.

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Jonas Valanciunas NBA Preview – Toronto Raptors

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Why Donovan Belongs In The EPL

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The American sporting public, still high  on a sucessful World Cup, has turned it's attention towards its biggest star and his plans for the future. Landon Donovan, now the most famous American soccer player of all time thanks to his dramatic goal against Algeria, is currently the captain of the L.