France Makes European Championship Quarterfinals


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Pau Gasol, right, helped Spain top Poland and reach the quarterfinals of the European championship.

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France, the defending champion, overwhelmed Turkey, 76-53, to reach the quarterfinals of the European championship. Greece also secured a place in the quarterfinals by beating Belgium, 75-54, and will play Spain, which pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Poland, 80-66. Latvia advanced by beating Slovenia, 73-66.

Jeremy Lin, a new member of the Charlotte Hornets, wrote on Twitter that when he showed up at the team’s arena, he had trouble convincing a security guard that he was an N.B.A. player. “She said, ‘What team?!?’ ” Lin, the N.B.A.’s first American player of Chinese or Taiwanese descent, wrote of the guard’s reaction to him. A Hornets spokesman said the team did not have a comment.



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