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Madrid will announce EuroBasket 2015 hosts on September 8. Croatia, France, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Poland, Israel and Turkey are on the list of possible host countries. The Board of FIBA Europe decided to relocate 2015 EuroBasket from Ukraine. The decision has been officially announced earlier. The situation in Ukraine has not changed drastically in the last months so the decision seemed inevitable. TalkBasket

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Atlanta Hawks guard Dennis Schröder will be suiting up for Germany in the 2015 Eurobasket Qualifying Rounds. Schröder will look to lead the Germans past Poland, Austria and Luxembourg in Group C as they bid to better the woeful pool stage exit at Eurobasket in Ljubljana last year. TalkBasket

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Sports minister of Ukrainian government, Dmytro Bulatov, confirmed on Facebook that the country will organize Eurobasket 2015. Three are the points of his Facebook post. 1. Ukraine has never thought about giving up on organizing Eurobasket 2015. The tournament is a strategic project for the development of sports infrastructure in Ukraine. Sportando

March 19, 2014 Updates

Vice president of Ukrainian Basketball Federation Valeriy Kondratyev said that it is too early to talk about a relocation of Eurobasket 2015. Valeriy Kondratyev said that the arenas are being built in Dnipro, Odessa, Lviv and Kyiv and can be fastened to complete the terms. Sportando

March 11, 2014 Updates

New minister for sports of Ukrainian government said that Ukraine will host Eurobasket 2015. Dmytro Bulatov will meet with heads of Ukrainian Basketball Federation to decide the next step. Sportando

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Parker said in the press conference following that game that France were playing like “tapettes” during a first half in which they trailed by double-digits. The world translates into loosely into fairy or fag, according to various online dictionaries. He apologized for the comment at a later press conference: “I’d like to apologize to the gay community. I did not want to offend them. If I have offended the gay community, I apologize. It was not my intention at all. It is not right to say what I said I’m sorry. And apologize.” San Antonio Express-News

Three months earlier, Parker had lunch with Pau Gasol in a Barcelona restaurant while in town to shoot a commercial. They shared personal tales, but also reminisced about how often their paths had crossed, in the NBA and on the international stage. In particular, he confessed his frustration to the Los Angeles Lakers forward over how he, and Spain, had been the chief barrier to French ambitions of a first-ever major championship during the past decade. "I told Pau, he's the reason why I keep coming every year and keep pushing my team," Parker said. "It's like the Detroit Pistons and the Chicago Bulls. You keep losing, you get closer. ESPN.com

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