'12 Giant Men' start Euro 2011 basketball on a winning note

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'12 Giant Men' start Euro 2011 basketball on a winning note
On Wednesday, the Giant Men lived up to their name as they pounded Portugal 79-56 in their Euro Basket 2011 Group A opening game in the Lithuanian city of Panevezys. Turkey head coach Orhun Ene — himself a former Fenerbahçe, Ülkerspor, Galatasaray,
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Kanter trying to close 2-year basketball gap
BAMBERG (EuroBasket 2011) – Two years may not seem like a long time, but it's eternity for a young basketball player. Just ask Turkey's 19-year-old star power forward Enes Kanter. "It's been really hard. I went to America to play in the NCAAs.
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Okafor, Belinelli, Carmelo's Solution, and Lemonade Stand
In Lithuania, Eurobasket 2011 kicked off with a loss by Italy. There is much basketball yet to be played in round 1. Carmelo Anthony suggests a solution to the CBA impasse. Lastly, some players are organizing a summer league in Las Vegas.
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Real basketball is coming . . . for real
But what's going to be even better are the Olympic qualifiers taking place in Lithuania and Argentina starting next week. EuroBasket 2011 and FIBA Americas 2011 get going the middle of next week and in case you didn't know, pretty much every foreign
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