Basketball In Europe
For the first time in their history, USA have won back-to-back FIBA Basketball World Cups, outplaying Serbia 129-92 in the gold medal game.
Serbia's hopes to produce an upset in the final of the FIBA Basketball World Cup against the USA, are directly proportional to the chances of one very special player to produce an almost perfect display on Sunday.
There is only a handful of things that have not changed from September 2002, when a Yugoslavia side comprising of 11 Serbian players was crowned world champions in Indianapolis, USA.
If there were any doubts left after the gold medal success at EuroBasket 2013 that the current national team is the best in French basketball history, they were emphatically dispersed on Saturday in Madrid.
France have landed on the FIBA Basketball World Cup podium for the first time in the country's history, overcoming a short turnaround to defeat Lithuania 95-93 in the bronze medal game
Fans will be treated to a repeat of the EuroBasket 2013 final on Saturday in Madrid, only this time around the prize is the bronze medal at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.
Serbia, the last European team to earn automatic qualification to the FIBA Basketball World Cup from Europe, will now take on USA on Sunday in the fight for gold, having clung on to defeat France 90-85.
Read up on the latest news from Europe's basketball federations and leagues. This time, we take a look on the rebranding of Basketball England and the new web TV platform of Finnish Korisliiga.
France head coach Vincent Collet was full of praise for the Serbian team in the run-up to the clash between the European sides in the semi-finals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Madrid.
Russia have started the U16 European Championship Women with six wins in a row, which has left many observers wondering - how far can this team go?
FIBA Europe women's basketball specialist Paul Nilsen weighs in on the news that Becky Hammon is set to become the first fully-paid female coach in NBA history.
Women's basketball is on the rise in Hungary, and the U16 European Championship Women hosts are optimistic about capitalising on their current wave of success.