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Italy takes bronze, claims final Olympic berth

Updated: September 14, 2003, 5:52 PM ET
Associated Press

STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- Lithuania won its third title at the European Basketball Championships on Sunday, defeating Spain 93-84 behind 21 points from Arvydas Macijauskas.

Italy earlier won an Olympic basketball berth by beating France 69-67 for the bronze medal when Tony Parker of the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs missed a layup with less than two seconds left.

Lithuania and Spain already qualified for the Olympics by winning semifinals Saturday. The Italians clinched the last remaining ...

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