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France-Nigeria 79-73

France started this totally insignificant game seriously... However the score might evolve, Nigeria never had a chance. Boris scored, passed and rebounded. 23-10 at the quarter. Team France's...

French Women Undefeated: France-Russia 65-54

Les Bleues finish 5-0 and first in their group, with an impressive, dominant victory over hitherto undefeated Russia. Team France's attack started slowly, but the defense was intense right...

Parker/Diaw/Batum do the job: Tunisia - France: 69-73

Coach Vincent Collet's after-game remarks were right on: "We can't expect the guys to be 'up' for every game -- there will be times when they're less engaged than we'd like. But the starting...

Tony Parker's Strong Performance Leads France past Lithuania

Tony Parker and Boris Diaw pace the French National team in their Olympic group match against Lithuania

France - Australia : 74-70

The French women started like their male counterparts, the previous day against Team USA. Nervous. Unable to hit a shot. Five minutes into the game, they were down by 10. But the ladies are...

France Defeats Brazil, 73-58

Ha! I'll bet you didn't even know they were playing. Well... You're forgiven, since this was over in the women's tournament. It was an important game, since both teams have ambitions. Both...

Les Bleus at the Olympics

Not all National Basketball Teams are equal before the Olympics. Americans have never known Olympic Games without Team USA.There is never any question about the team being there... only about...

France Beats Brazil... and China... the Same Day

There aren't many countries that are candidates for both basketball podiums. USA, of course. But then... The Spanish, Argentine and Lithuanian women's teams aren't even going to London. None of...

France - Spain, 70-75

Nico Batum wants to play. He wants it so badly that he played the first five minutes of this game... despite still having no insurance. Batum has a fifty million dollar contract on the line... and...

TP is back!

Team France has a tight schedule of preparation games these days: Belgium on Thursday, Belarus on Friday, and Spain tomorrow (Sunday). Meanwhile, the roster is shrinking.On Thursday, my wife Hélène...

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