LJUBLJANA, Slovenia -- Nemanja Nedovic stole the ball, raced down the court and soared for a thundering one-handed dunk. It was just one of many highlights by Nedovic, who outplayed Tony Parker on Sunday in Serbias 77-65 victory over France at the European basketball championships. That dunk gave Serbia its biggest lead of 14 points midway through the fourth quarter. With France cutting the gap, Nedovic nailed a big 3-pointer that gave his team a secure 10-point lead with 2:28 left in the game. The win gave Serbia first place in Group E, with both teams having already qualified for the quarter-finals. Lithuania took second, France third and Ukraine fourth place. Nedovic, a shooting guard headed for the Golden State Warriors in the NBA, finished with 17 points and upstaged Parker, the San Antonio Spurs star, who was held to 10 points. "He is a great player and it was our team effort that stopped him," said Nedovic, who went 5-for-8 from 3-point range and had 14 of his points in the second half. Centre Nenad Krstic finished with 19 points while two other Serbia big men, Djordje Gagic and Vladimir Stimac, combined for 16 points and 11 rebounds. Serbia overcame 48-per cent shooting from the foul line. "They were more aggressive, they put us under pressure and they have bigger men, Krstic was big inside," France forward Nicolas Batum said. Batum was one of four France players with 12 points. Earlier, Sacha Massot had a key block and a dunk late in the game to help give Belgium a 60-56 victory over Latvia that sent Ukraine into the quarter-finals. Ukraine needed the help, too, as it then lost 70-63 to Lithuania in a later game. Latvia needed to win and have Lithuania beat Ukraine to advance. "We beat Belgium by one point on a 3-point play with two seconds left in our first game of the tournament and they did us a favour today," Ukraine coach Mike Fratello said. Croatia, Slovenia and Italy have already advanced from Group F, which ends play Monday. Spain, Greece and Finland are in the running for one remaining slot. Massot blocked a Janis Blums layup and then dunked for a 59-56 lead that completed a 9-0 Belgium run. Dairis Bertans missed a 3-point attempt and Wen Mukubu made one of two free throws to complete the scoring. Massa led Belgium with 14 points, four rebounds and three blocks. Latvia, which shot 29 per cent from the field, had a chance to win late despite trailing most of the game but Rolands Freimanis botched an alley-oop attempt. Latvia got the ball back thanks to Axel Hervelles turnover but Massot blocked Blums drive. Latvia made only 5 of 29 3-point attempts despite relying on long-range shooting as its biggest weapon. Mukubu had 13 points and Hervelle added 10 and seven rebounds in Belgiums only second-round win. Lithuanias Linas Kleiza nailed a 3-pointer for a decisive 67-63 lead with 1:03 remaining. He also made a free throw and Donatas Motiejunas made two as Lithuania scored the last six points of the game. "They made the big shots when they had to," Fratello said, while praising his team for its effort even though it had already qualified before the game. "They could focus on trying to win to move up in the standings. It didnt happen but they showed they deserved to be here." Kleiza finished with 15 points, while Sergii Gladyr had 18 for Ukraine. Pooh Jeter added 10 points and eight assists. "We didnt expect to get this far, but we are young and ambitious and we go out and play hard," Gladyr said. Ukraine, which will host the next European championship in two years, is in the quarter-finals for the first time. "Ukraine has improved a lot, they play very good basketball," Lithuania coach Jonas Kazlaukas said. http://www.officialraidersgear.com/Raiders-Karl-Joseph-Draft-Jersey/
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. Pearce had a career-high four hits and drove in two runs, and Wei-Yin Chen shut down Texas again as the Orioles completed a four-game sweep of the Rangers with a 5-2 victory on Thursday night.TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs dont know when Dave Bolland will be back, so now they must plan for life without him. Bolland is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a severed tendon on the outside of his left ankle. Coach Randy Carlyle said the team doesnt have a time frame on his recovery after being cut by Canucks forward Zack Kassians skate blade Saturday night. "Its too early to say," Carlyle said Monday. "(Doctors) dont really give you that. They can say that its five months and then we hope its two. We dont really know until the healing process starts and they do an assessment and then well get more tightened in on the time frame." Bollands injury comes at a bad time for the Leafs, who are also without No. 1 centre Tyler Bozak, whos dealing with a hamstring injury. Carlyle said theres no time frame on Bozaks return, noting that he hadnt progressed to be able to ride a bike yet. With Bolland and Bozak out, the Leafs could experiment with James van Riemsdyk at centre. The 24-year-old played down the middle while at the University of New Hampshire but has been used primarily on left wing since he was drafted second ooverall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2007 and since the Leafs acquired him in the summer of 2012.dddddddddddd Carlyle said it "doesnt take rocket science" to consider van Riemsdyk at centre given his university experience there. Van Riemsdyk skated with Joffrey Lupul and Phil Kessel during Mondays practice at Air Canada Centre. The Leafs dont play again until hosting the New Jersey Devils on Friday. That begins a stretch of five games in nine days. Before his injury, Bolland was enjoying an impressive offensive output with six goals and four assists in 15 games. He had seven goals and seven assists in 35 games last season for the Stanley Cup-champion Chicago Blackhawks. Bollands injury conjured up memories of a similar incident involving Erik Karlsson from last season, when the Ottawa Senators defenceman suffered a severed Achilles tendon after being cut by the skate blade of Pittsburgh Penguins winger Matt Cooke. Karlsson missed more than two months, beating the expected recovery time by several weeks. "Hope you doing okay man," Karlsson wrote to Bolland on Twitter. "I feel for you. Wish you all the best." NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale NFL Camo Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Black Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Cheap NFL Black Jerseys China NFL Jerseys NFL Jerseys China Wholesale NFL Gear Cheap Nike NFL Jerseys Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys Cheap Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Authentic Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys Cheap NFL Womens Jerseys China NFL Gear Cheap Authentic Jerseys Youth NFL Jerseys Cheap Wholesale Jerseys China
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