Spain, Germany and the Netherlands won Friday to maintain strong starts in qualifying for the 2012 European Championship, while rebuilding Italy drew 0-0 with Northern Ireland.
ISTANBUL - Kevin Durant is unlike most of America's biggest basketball stars.
ISTANBUL - Kevin Durant talks of playing within the offense, letting the game come to him instead of demanding the ball.
ISTANBUL - Lithuania advanced to the semifinals of the basketball world championship for the first time Thursday, hitting nine of its first 11 3-pointers to beat Argentina 104-85 and set up a meeting with the United States.
MADRID - Coach Mike Krzyzewski had no problem identifying what the United States needs to improve ahead of the basketball world championship coming off its 77-61 exhibition victory over Lithuania.