Spain's Marc Gasol is one victory away from a rare feat -- winning the NBA crown and a Basketball World Cup in the same year.
Basketball's governing body on Sunday removed from the World Cup blundering match officials who made an error in the dying seconds of Lithuania's tournament-ending loss to France, but the result stands.
Basketball's World Cup launches on Saturday in China with two-time defending champions the United States missing their biggest stars and looking uncharacteristically vulnerable after surrendering their long winning streak.
It has for decades been the dream of the young and the young-at-heart -- to be like Luke Skywalker from Star Wars and vanquish foes with a lightsaber.
As a half-French like Marc Pingris, he will surely miss the Notre Dame Cathedral.
Juan Gomez De Liaño and the family will now only reminisce this rare moment in their lives.
On Instagram, the Meralco veteran went to European countries like Switzerland and France to celebrate the New Year.
Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for verbal abuse of referees and not promptly leaving the court after an ejection, the league announced.