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  News archive April 2016


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April 30, 2016 - ABA league Finals, Game 2 - Zvezda target another triumph, Mega want to tie the series
Saturday's clash may decide many things in the final series. Crvena zvezda Telekom have a chance to make a huge step toward the title, but Mega Leks want to tie the score and to secure two games at home court. It's Game 2 of the ABA League Finals! Read more here.

April 29, 2016 - Red and white night in Belgrade, Zvezda take the lead
Crvena zvezda Telekom grabbed a 1:0 lead in the ABA League Finals, by exploiting the exhaustion of short-benched Mega Leks in the final quarter of the first game and winning comfortably in the end. Maik Zirbes was the key for Crvena zvezda Telekom’s victory. Read more here.

April 29, 2016 - Buducnost VOLI made first step toward the trophy
The reigning champions have successfully started their quest of defending the throne. Buducnost VOLI did not have an easy job in the Game 1 of the Montenegrin Championship Finals, but they managed to break the resistance of Mornar Bar and to take the opening lead in the series. Read more here.

April 28, 2016 - ABA league Finals, Game 1 - The first step is always the hardest
No more waiting. It is finally here. The ABA League Finals! The battle for the championship rings starts on Thursday evening from Belgrade, where Crvena zvezda Telekom will host Mega Leks. Crvena zvezda Telekom have a significant advantage before the start of the final series. Read more here.

April 28, 2016 - Eurocup Finals Game 2: Galatasaray takes the crown!
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul is the 2016 Eurocup champion! Galatasaray defeated Strasbourg 78-67 at a sold-out Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall to win the first continental trophy in the club’s 105-year history. It also became the first Turkish team to win the Eurocup. Read more here.

April 28, 2016 - Lasme named Eurocup Finals MVP
Stephane Lasme came to the Eurocup this season to help Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul capture the crown. The big man was a major reason the club was able to do so and was recognized accordingly when he was named the 2016 Eurocup Finals MVP. Read more here.

April 28, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for April: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahce Istanbul
When Fenerbahce Istanbul needed him most, Ekpe Udoh was there. And then some. The first-year center played some of his best basketball in the playoffs to lead his team to a second consecutive Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four appearance. Read more here.

April 27, 2016 - Eurocup Finals Game 2: Trophy time!
A new Eurocup champion will be crowned on Wednesday, when Galatasaray hosts Strasbourg. Galatasaray fans sold out the arena just minutes after tickets were released, so an outstanding basketball atmosphere is guaranteed to match the importance of this game. Read more here.

April 27, 2016 - Singleton stars, Lokomotiv KO’s Barcelona for ticket to Berlin
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar found a new fourth-quarter hero Tuesday in coming from behind to defeat FC Barcelona Lassa 81-67 and claim a spot at the 2016 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Berlin. Lokomotiv won the best-of-five series 3-2 and ended the visitors season. Read more here.

April 27, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 5 MVP: Chris Singleton, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Chris Singleton came through with his best game of the season at the perfect time to lead Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four and become MVP of Game 5 of the playoffs. Singleton posted his first Euroleague double, 16 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.

April 26, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 5: Winner take all
In the final Turkish Airlines Euroleague game before the Final Four, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and FC Barcelona Lassa square off in Playoffs Game 5 to determine who will travel to Berlin to join CSKA Moscow, Fenerbahce Istanbul and Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz. Read more here.

April 26, 2016 - Frankfurt, Varese ride winning streak into F4
FIBA Europe Cup Semi-Finalists Fraport Skyliners and Openjobmetis Varese will both arrive at the weekend Final Four in Chalon-sur-Saone on the back of a fantastic run of form in their respective domestic leagues. Read more here.

April 26, 2016 - Liga Femenina title for Avenida
After losing the last two Liga Femenina Finals, there was finally some joy for Perfumerias Avenida after they edged out arch rivals Spar CityLift Girona in front of their triumphant home fans in Salamanca. It was dramatic stuff as Girona missed a last-ditch triple effort to force overtime. Read more here.

April 25, 2016 - Anadolu Efes, Coach Ivkovic part ways
Anadolu Efes has announced that Dusan Ivkovic is no longer its head coach, following a meeting of its director's board on Monday. Ivkovic was in his second season with Efes, had a 21-6 record in the Turkish League, losing the last two against Royal Hali Gaziantep and Fenerbahce Istanbul. Read more here.

April 24, 2016 - Buducnost VOLI and Mornar to fight for the trophy in Montenegro
After sweeping their semi-final series against Ulcinj and Sutjeska with 2:0 in victories, respectively, Buducnost VOLI and Mornar are the finalists of Montenegrin national championship and will battle for the trophy. Read more here.

April 24, 2016 - Kakanj to challenge Igokea for the trophy in BiH

Igokea have received the name of their challengers in the finals of Bosnia and Herzegovina national championship and it will be Kakanj, which managed to edge out Mladost Mrkonjic Grad 2:1 in the semi-final series, by winnin the decisive game in the away court. Read more here.

April 23, 2016 - Strasbourg strikes first in Eurocup Finals
Strasbourg came from behind to beat Galatasaray 66-62 Friday in Game 1 of the Eurocup Finals, but must protect the slim margin in the return leg in Turkey to complete its mission. Galatasaray hosts Game 2 of the two-game total-points series on Wednesday in Istanbul. Read more here.

April 22, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 4 MVP: Anthony Randolph, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
There was only one Game 4 played in this season’s Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs and there was little question who its MVP was. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar big man Anthony Randolph played well for the first 40 minutes, but simply dominated the overtime period. Read more here.

April 22, 2016 - 2015-16 Eurocup MVP: Errick McCollum, Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul has had a rock-solid season, dominating its regular season and Last 32 groups before going all the way to the finals. None of its players has shined brighter than playmaker Errick McCollum, who has been unstoppable all season. Read more here.

April 22, 2016 - Eurocup, inside the Finals: Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul had reached the Eurocup Finals for the first time in club history - its best previous result was making it to the semifinals in 2008, losing against DKV Joventut Badalona. Head coach Ergin Ataman put together a core of experienced players. Read more here.

April 22, 2016 - Eurocup, inside the Finals: Strasbourg
Strasbourg is definitely trying to re-write French basketball's recent history with a truly historical season. The team started the competition in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and was just one win away from becoming the first French team to make it to the Top 16 since 2007. Read more here.

April 22, 2016 - Randolph, Lokomotiv, edge Barcelona and force Game 5
In a playoff game for the ages, Anthony Randolph was the difference with 10 points in overtime to lift Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to an 80-92 victory over FC Barcelona Lassa in Game 4 of their Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series at Palau Blaugrana on Thursday. Read more here.

April 21, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 4: Two teams remain for one spot in Berlin
After CSKA Moscow, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz and Fenerbahce Istanbul swept their best-of-five Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, only two teams remain. FC Barcelona Lassa comes into Game 4 at home with a 2-1 series lead against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. Read more here.

April 21, 2016 - Igokea are in the finals
Igokea have qualified for the Playoffs Finals in the Bosnia and Herzegovina national championship! The team from Aleksandrovac will fight for the trophy against Kakanj or Mladost. The top scorer in Igokea was Nemanja Krstic who made 22 points in the Game 2. Read more here.

April 20, 2016 - Playoffs Game 3 MVP: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahce Istanbul
Ekpe Udoh put on another towering performance to help send his team back to the Final Four and earn himself the MVP award for Game 3 of the playoffs. Euroleague rookie, picked up where he left off as Fenerbahce's series with Real Madrid moved to the Spanish capital. Read more here.

April 20, 2016 - Panathinaikos, Coach Djordjevic part ways
In the aftermath of its playoffs loss Tuesday that eliminated Panathinaikos from the competition, the club announced that it had parted ways with head coach Aleksandar "Sasha" Djordjevic. The Greens hired Djordjevic over the summer and he guided them to a 15-12 Euroleague record. Read more here.

April 20, 2016 - Abrines leads Barcelona to 2-1 series lead on Lokomotiv
FC Barcelona Lassa came within one win of making it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four by downing Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 82-70 at Palau Blaugrana in Game 3 of their best-of-five series on Tuesday. Barcelona has a 2-1 lead in the series and hosts Game 4 on Thursday. Read more here.

April 20, 2016 - Fenerbahce Madrid headed to Berlin after sweeping the champs
There will be a new Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion after Fenerbahce completed a three-game sweep of Real Madrid with a 63-75 victory at Barclaycard Center. Fenerbahce heads to Berlin for its second straight Final Four appearance, while sending the champs home. Read more here.

April 20, 2016 - Laboral sweeps Panathinaikos for return to Final Four
Back to the court from which it reached the Final Four a decade ago, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz did it again Tuesday, defeating host Panathinaikos Athens 75-84 before a packed crowd at Olympic Sports Center Athens to sweep their best-of-five playoff series 3-0. Read more here.

April 20, 2016 - ABA league Press release on current situation related to European competitions
After analysis of the current situation and after consultations with the clubs, ABA League Presidency has expressed a firm belief in the correctness of the decisions taken at the ABA League Assembly, held on 20 March 2016 in Zagreb. Read more here.

April 19, 2016 - CSKA Moscow completes sweep of Crvena Zvezda to return to Final Four
CSKA Moscow is headed to its fifth straight Final Four and 13th in the last 14 years after holding off a late charge to defeat Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 71-78 at Kombank Arena on Monday in Game 3 on the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs. Read more here.

April 18, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3
The excitement of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs has reach do-or-die time! Game 3 on Monday and Tuesday offers a first chance for three teams with 2-0 starts in their best-of-five series to can punch their ticket to the Final Four. Read more here.

April 16, 2016 - Playoffs, Game 2 co-MVPs: Kyle Hines and Ekpe Udoh
A pair of centers – one who has done it all in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and a newcomer looking to match that success – led their teams to pivotal victories to share the MVP honor for Game 2 of the playoffs. Read more here.

April 16, 2016 - Navarro leads Barcelona to big win in his 300th Euroleague game
FC Barcelona Lassa registered its first win in this year's Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs by thrashing Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 66-92 on the road in Game 2 of their best-of-five series on Friday. The series is tied at 1-1. Read more here.

April 16, 2016 - Laboral Kutxa outlasts Panathinaikos in overtime
In a thrilling playoff clash that came down to the final seconds – twice! – Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz edged Panathinaikos Athens 82-78 after overtime in Game 2 of their Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series at Fernando Buesa Arena on Friday night. Read more here.

April 15, 2016 - CSKA Moscow survives staunch Crvena Zvezda challenge to take 2-0 series lead
CSKA Moscow pulled out a hard-fought and thrilling 77-76 win over visiting Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade in the Russian capital on Thursday to take a 2-0 series lead and close within one win from qualifying for its 13th Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in 14 years. Read more here.

April 15, 2016 - Fenerbahce dominates Madrid from start to finish
Fenerbahce put on a show for its fans at Ulker Sports Arena by dominating defending champion Real Madrid 100-78 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series. The series moves to Spain for Game 3 – and if necessary, Game 4, - next week. Read more here.

April 15, 2016 - 2015-16 All-Eurocup First, Second teams announced
In a season that has seen a lot of firsts, all 10 members of the 2015-16 All-Eurocup First and Second Teams are first-time selections and half of them are Eurocup rookies. The annual All-Eurocup selections honor 10 deserving stars for their on-court excellence throughout the season. Read more here.

April 15, 2016 - ABA league Finals to tip-off a day earlier
The finals will begin a day earlier than it has been planned before and the beginning is now scheduled for 28 April. Through consultation with the participating clubs in the ABA League Finals, it has been decided that the beginning of the ABA League Finals is moved to 28 April. Read more here.

April 14, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 2: Four visitors aim to even series
Thursday and Friday bring about Game 2 for the 2016 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs. And the teams all have the same goal: winning. The four teams with home-court advantage all won the openers and look to head out to Game 3 on the road with 2-0 leads. Read more here.

April 14, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1 MVP: Milos Teodosic, CSKA Moscow
On a night when the league’s best scorer cooled down, CSKA Moscow had nothing to worry about. Milos Teodosic came to the rescue with 23 points, which set a personal best in the playoffs, to lead CSKA to an 84-74 victory over Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade. Read more here.

April 14, 2016 - Laboral Kutxa steamrolls Panathinaikos in series opener
Laboral Kutxa Laboral Vitoria set the tone in its playoffs series against Panathinaikos Athens with an 84-68 victory on Wednesday at Fernando Buesa Arena. The visitors led early, but Ioannis Bourousis came off the bench to help Laboral to a slim lead after 10 minutes. Read more here.

April 14, 2016 - 8-0 finish gives Lokomotiv first-ever playoffs win
In a battle that went down to the final seconds, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar recorded its first-ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs win by edging FC Barcelona Lassa 66-61 at home in Game 1 of their best-of-five series on Wednesday. Read more here.

April 13, 2016 - Teodosic, Hines lead CSKA to Game 1 victory, 84-74
Even with Euroleague's top scorer this season held to single digits for the first time, CSKA Moscow ruined visiting Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade's playoff debut by winning 84-74 in Game 1 of their best-of-five series on Tuesday. Game 2 at returns to Megasport Arena on Thursday. Read more here.

April 13, 2016 - Sloukas, Bogdanovic lift Fenerbahce in series opener
Kostas Sloukas scored 10 fourth-quarter points and Bogdan Bogdanovic nailed a key three-pointer in the penultimate minute to lead Fenerbahce Istanbul to a 75-69 victory over reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Real Madrid on Tuesday at Ulker Arena. Read more here.

April 13, 2016 - Eurocup Coach of the Year: Maurizio Buscaglia, Dolomiti Energia Trento
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that the 2015-16 Eurocup Coach of the Year is Maurizio Buscaglia of Dolomiti Energia Trento. In the club's first season in any European club competition, Buscaglia led Trento to the semifinals, getting 15 wins in 22 games. Read more here.

April 13, 2016 - 2015-16 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner: Mateusz Ponitka, Stelmet Zielona Gora
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce Mateusz Ponitka of Stelmet Zielona Gora as the winner of the 2015-16 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy. The 22-year-old forward enjoyed a breakout season in what was his third in the competition after two years with Telenet Ostend. Read more here.

April 13, 2016 - Refereeing crews announced for Eurocup Finals
2016 Eurocup Finals between Galatasaray and Strasbourg will be in the hands of veteran refereeing crews with experience at the very top of the sport. Euroleague Basketball has announced two crews of three referees each that will officiate the two games to decide a new champion. Read more here.

April 13, 2016 - Ulcinj last Montenegrin Semi-finals member
Ulcinj has become the last team to seal themselves a Montenegrin national championship Semi-finals ticket, after eliminating Teodo 2:1. Buducnost VOLI, Mornar and Sutjeska have done it before. Buducnost VOLI have had a tough job to crack Jedinstvo on the road in Bijelo Polje. Read more here.

April 12, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, inside the Playoffs: Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz vs. Panathinaikos Athens
This is the sixth consecutive season the six-time Euroleague champions have qualified for the playoffs, and in those six seasons they have done it with five different coaches. In each of the past four campaigns, Panathinaikos has had a different head coach lead the team in the playoffs. Read more here.

April 12, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, inside the Playoffs: Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. FC Barcelona Lassa
Not only did Lokomotiv make the most three-pointers in the Top 16, but it became the first team ever to hit double-digit three-point shots in 10 Top 16 games. The previous record was seven games with 10 or more threes shots by EA7 Emporio Armani Milan and Zalgiris Kaunas in 2013-14. Read more here.

April 12, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 1: Everyone wants to strike first
The playoffs are here! After two stages and 24 games, eight teams remain standing, but not one of them has accomplished what they targeted yet. These best-of-five playoff series are the final hurdle before the 2016 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four next month in Berlin. Read more here.

April 12, 2016 - Euroleague and Eurocup competition structures set for 2016-17
Euroleague Basketball A Licence clubs met today to discuss different topics to be presented at the upcoming ECA Shareholders Meeting, which will take place in London at the end of April. The Euroleague as previously approved will consist of 16 teams. Read more here.

April 11, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, inside the Playoffs: CSKA Moscow vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
CSKA Moscow has one of the best offenses in Euroleague history. Its 92.08 points per game this season is a record, to date, just ahead of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 92.04 from the 2004-05 season. CSKA is also on pace to break the record for most total points scored in a single season. Read more here.

April 11, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, inside the Playoffs: Fenerbahce Istanbul vs. Real Madrid
Fenerbahce won 11 games in the Top 16, but found many different ways to get those wins. For example, it recorded the club’s biggest road win in more than a decade when it blew out Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 65-88 at Hala Pionir, one of the toughest road venues on the continent. Read more here.

April 9, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 14 MVP: Nando De Colo, CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow has many reasons to smile heading into the playoffs and one of them is guard Nando De Colo, who is playing at the highest level at the perfect time and he proved so by winning weekly MVP honors for the second week in a row. Read more here.

April 9, 2016 - Cedevita follows Pullen to season-closing home win
Cedevita Zagreb concluded a fine Euroleague season by proving it can win at home as well as it did on the road earlier by taking an 83-62 blowout from playoff-bound Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade on Friday. Read more here.

April 9, 2016 - De Colo's late free throws lead CSKA to road win
CSKA Moscow moved on to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs in style by edging Olympiacos Piraeus 96-99 on the road in Group F on Friday. CSKA had locked up first place in Group F before the game and finished it with a 10-4 record. Read more here.

April 9, 2016 - Unicaja downs Fenerbahce in its season finale
Unicaja Malaga finished the Top 16 on a high note, holding off a depleted group winner Fenerbahce 71-67. Unicaja finished Top 16 Group E with a 4-10 record and in seventh place, while Fenerbahce dropped to 11-3 and will play Real Madrid in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs. Read more here.

April 8, 2016 - The 2015-16 Playoffs at a glance
Dominant through the regular season and the Top 16, Fenerbahce was the first team this season to secure a playoff berth and Coach Zeljko Obradovic's men clinched first place in Top 16 Group E before any other team guarenteed a playoff spot. Read more here.

April 8, 2016 - Saric, Heurtel lead Efes to season-ending win
Anadolu Efes Istanbul fought back from a 13-point second-half deficit to defeat Panathinaikos Athens 91-86 on Thursday at Abdi Ipekci Arena. The game had no relevance for the hosts, but the Greens needed a victory to have a shot at home-court advantage for the playoffs. Read more here.

April 8, 2016 - Brose Baskets goes out with victory over Laboral
Brose Baskets Bamberg finished its Top 16 campaign in style, routing playoff-bound Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz 89-69 on Thursday night at Brose Arena. Despite the win, Bamberg will not advance to the playoffs. Read more here.

April 8, 2016 - Carroll shines as Madrid beats Khimki in showdown for playoff berth
In a do-or-die battle to make it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs, Real Madrid locked up fourth place in Top 16 Group F by downing Khimki Moscow Region 83-70 in the Spanish capital on Thursday. Both Madrid and Khimki finished the Top 16 with 7-7 records. Read more here.

April 8, 2016 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 2 MVP: DJ Seeley, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas
After a long, tough season, two teams - Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul and Strasbourg - prevailed and went all the way to the Eurocup Finals, starting in a couple of weeks. Both teams advanced suffering a lot in the last semifinals games in a week for the memories. Read more here.

April 7, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 14: The final countdown!
The Top 16 closes in Round 14 this week with Group E settling one question - which two of four already-qualified playoff teams will finish second and which one third - while Group F decides a lot more. Its top two teams will battle over first and second place. Read more here.

April 7, 2016 - Strasbourg overcomes deficit to oust Trento and reach finals
Strasbourg became the first French team to reach the Eurocup Finals when it defeated Dolomiti Energia Trento 78-86 in the second leg of their two-game, total-points series to win by 2 points on aggregate. Read more here.

April 7, 2016 - Galatasaray survives OT thriller to KO Gran Canaria, reach finals
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul will play for its first continental trophy after surviving overtime to knock out last season’s runner-up, Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. Gran Canaria won the game 94-81, but lost the series by a single point on aggregate. Read more here.

April 7, 2016 - Bourges surge towards historic first title
Tango Bourges have one hand on a historic first-ever EuroCup Women title after overturning a ten-point deficit at the interval to post a 51-40 triumph at holders Villeneuve d'Ascq in the first leg of the 2016 Final. Dumerc finished with 12 points. Read more here.

April 7, 2016 - Inaugural FIBA Europe Cup Final Four participants determined
Openjobmetis Varese have defeated Port of Antwerp Giants in Game 3 of their FIBA Europe Cup Quarter-Final series, completing the Final Four line-up. Openjobmetis Varese will join Fraport Skyliners, BC Enisey and Elan Chalon in the inaugural Final Four of the competition. Read more here.

April 6, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 13 disciplinary sanctions
Euroleague Basketball has announced disciplinary sanctions pertaining to incidents that occurred in Round 13 of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16. The sanctions are based on infractions of the competition by-laws that all teams are aware of and obliged to fulfill. Read more here.

April 6, 2016 - Eurocup Semifinal, Game 2: it is crunch time!
It is decision time in the 2015-16 Eurocup! The Eurocup semifinals will come to an end on Wednesday with two exciting games. Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul holds a 14-point lead in its series against Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas, which hosts Game 2 at on Wednesday 21:30 CET. Read more here.

April 6, 2016 - Dikeoulakos ready to feel the heat
If expectation was already high for Fenerbahce as they look to finally claim an elusive first EuroLeague Women title, it's been bumped even higher for head coach George Dikeoulakos and his players after they won the honour to host the prestigious event. Read more here.

April 5, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for March: Ioannis Bourousis, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz
Going into the 14th and final week of play in European basketball's toughest group ever, one player has proved absolutely vital to his team having already survived to reach the playoffs. For his consistent excellence Ioannis Bourousis has been named the Euroleague's monthly MVP. Read more here.

April 5, 2016 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 1 disciplinary sanctions
Euroleague Basketball has announced disciplinary sanctions pertaining to incidents that occurred in Game 1 of the Eurocup Semifinals. The sanctions are based on infractions of the competition by-laws that all teams are aware of and obliged to fulfill. Read more here.

April 5, 2016 - Simanic rewarded with a pro contract
One of the most talented young players of Europe, Borisa Simanic, signed a four-year contract with Crvena zvezda Telekom, which means that he will wear the red and white jersey until 2020. Simanic turned 18 on 20 March, and he signed a contract with Crvena zvezda Telekom. Read more here.

April 2, 2016 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 13 co-MVPs: Ioannis Bourousis and Nando De Colo
Two of this Turkish Airlines Euroleague season's most dominant players did it again on Friday! CSKA Moscow guard Nando De Colo and Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz center Ioannis Bourousis led their teams to come-from-behind victories. Read more here.

April 2, 2016 - Fenerbahce hangs on 90-86 at home to eliminate Efes
Fenerbahce showed its pride by staying perfect at home despite nothing to gain Friday while holding off Anadolu Efes 90-86 in a cross-town derby that resulted in elimination from the playoffs race for the visitors. Fenerbahce improved to 11-2 but had already clinched first place in Group E. Read more here.

April 2, 2016 - Panathinaikos reaches playoffs on festive night
On a night when three-time champion Dimitris Diamantidis was officially named a Euroleague Basketball Legend, Panathinaikos Athens celebrated by clinching a place in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs for a sixth consecutive season by downing Cedevita Zagreb 76-60. Read more here.

April 2, 2016 - Bertans's game-winning triple lifts Laboral Kutxa over Madrid
In one of the best games in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 history, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz conquered the home-court advantage in for the playoffs by edging Real Madrid 89-88 in front of 14,000 fans at Fernando Buesa Arena in Group F on Friday. Read more here.

April 2, 2016 - ABA league Finals to be played between 29 April and 5 May
After Crvena zvezda Telekom have secured themselves a spot in the Euroleague Playoffs, it is now clear when the Finals of this season of the ABA League will take place. The Finals of the 2015-16 ABA League season,will be played between 29 April and 5 May. Read more here.

April 1, 2016 - Darussafaka downs Crvena Zvezda, spoils party in Belgrade
Already-eliminated Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul spoiled the party in the Serbian capital, using a huge second-half run to defeat playoff hopeful Crvena Zvezda Telekom 61-80 in Kombank Arena. While Darussafaka improved to 4-9 in Top 16 Group E, Zvezda dropped to 7-6. Read more here.

April 1, 2016 - Delaney, Janning lead Lokomotiv over Unicaja
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar took another step torwards claiming home-court advantage in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs by downing Unicaja Malaga 81-60 at home in Group E on Thursday. Lokomotiv, which had already qualified to the playoffs, improved to 9-4. Read more here.

April 1, 2016 - FCB Lassa blasts Bamberg, improves playoff hopes
FC Barcelona Lassa improved its chances to reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs in Group F by thrashing Brose Baskets Bamberg 75-57 at Palau Blaugrana. Barcelona improved to 7-6 and is not qualified to the playoffs yet, but will be if it beats Zalgiris Kaunas next week. Read more here.

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