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Turkey’s players display their silver medals after their FIBA Basketball World Championship final game against USA in Istanbul, September 12, 2010.? Read more » REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Durant and U.S. Beat Turkey for FIBA World Championship

from NYT > Turkey by By PETE THAMEL
Kevin Durant scored 28 points to lead the United States to a victory over Turkey for the FIBA world championships title.

FIBA world championship final: USA defeats Turkey – Game On!: Covering the Latest Sports News

Update: Team USA defeated Turkey 81-64 and won its first world championship since 1994.

Again, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant carried the U.S. He finished with a game-high 28 points, including 20 in the first half. He got the U.S. rolling in the second half with two early three-pointers, helping the U.S. run away from Turkey in front of nearly 15,000 Turkish fans in Istanbul.”

Greece, Turkey and basketball diplomacy from below

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
At the time these lines are being written, the 2010 World Championship is taking place in Turkey. This year there will be two winners, Greece and Turkey.

Americans face difficult challenge as Turkey thinks upset
NBA.com
ISTANBUL — The United States National Team has passed every test on its way to Sunday’s gold medal game (2:30 pm ET, ESPN) of the 2010 FIBA World

History hangs in the balance for both Turkey and Team USA
SI.com
Kevin Durant has been dominant in Istanbul thus far, but his tallest challenge to date lies ahead on Sunday. ISTANBU
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Turkey, US to clash in world championship final

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Host Turkey edged Serbia 83-82 in a thrilling world basketball championship semi-final on Saturday.

Turkey tops Serbia in worlds stunner

from Yahoo news
Semih Erden?s block on Novica Velickovic?s last-second shot handed Turkey a famous 83-82 victory over Serbia and a place in Sunday?s world basketball championships final where they?ll face the U.S.

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Besiktas thrashed Ankaragucu: 4-0

from Since1903.org Besiktas JK Fan Site

Besiktas kept pressure on top with massive 3 points over Capital-side Ankaragucu.

Black Eagles made a blistering start into the game and Bobo who did not hesitate to take advantage of a blunder by the visitors defenders, drew the first blood for Eagles.

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