<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE </div><div class='quotemain'>BEIJING -- International basketball is going to look more like the NBA after two major rule changes take effect. The 3-point line will move back and the three-second area will change shape starting in 2010, the sport's world governing body announced Saturday. After Oct. 1, 2010, FIBA will begin using the new rules for major events such as the Olympics and world and continental championships.</div> http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/olybb/news/story?id=3368944 Some of the changes planned (not all are mentioned in the link): -The three point line will be farther away from the basket, closer to NBA length. -The key's shape will be changed from a trapezoid to a rectangle (like the NBA). -The semi-circle under the basket where no offensive fouls may be called will be added. -Refs will be more strict with flagrant fouls. -Refs will give technical fouls to players who make too many motions with their elbows (even if no contact with another player is made). -The 24 second shot clock will reset to 14 seconds in the case of a foul with less than 14 seconds left on the clock (like the NBA).