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  News archive December 2013


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December 31, 2013 - Eurocup Last 32, Group M analysis
All four teams in Group M have reasons for optimism due to their impressive rosters and proven stars. Budivelnik Kiev, a Eurocup semifinalist last season, is back and stronger than ever after Darjus Lavrinovic helped the club make a splash in its Euroleague debut. Read more here.

December 31, 2013 - Cantu's Marco Cusin to miss Last 32
As the club announced FoxTown Cantu big man Marco Cusin (2.11 meters, 28 years old) will be sidelined for at least 40 days due to a muscle injury on his right thigh. This will mean that if the recovery period is on schedule, Cusin will probably miss the whole Last 32. Read more here.

December 31, 2013 - MZT Skopje Aerodrom inked Sead Sehovic
Macedonian representative in ABA League got stronger with Sead Sehovic, who used to play ABA League in the past with Buducnost VOLI and Szolnoki Olaj. MZT Skopje Aerodrom keep renovating their squad after the arrival of new head coach Zoran Martic. Read more here.

December 31, 2013 - Dzikic takes F.Y.R of Macedonia reins
The basketball Federation of F.Y.R Of Macedonia (MKF) officially unveiled on Monday Aleksandar Džikić as the new head coach of their senior national team. The 42-year-old Serbian tactician is replacing Ales Pipan in the role. Read more here.

December 31, 2013 - Real Madrid complete historical weekend
The events that took place during the last weekend of 2013 will go down to the history books of Spanish basketball and its most storied club, Real Madrid. The return of Rudy Fernandez to European basketball is one of the ingredients of Real Madrid's current success. Read more here.

December 30, 2013 - Eurocup Last 32, Group L analysis
Group L will bring excitement, great home crowds and a lot of action to the Last 32. Bilbao Basket, which made it to the Eurocup title game last season, qualified on a late basket by team leader Alex Mumbru. Nizhny Novgorod has a mix of experienced players and young guns. Read more here.

December 30, 2013 - Cajasol Seville is the champion of Torneo Citta di Roma
Cajasol Seville is the champion of the 12th annual Torneo Citta di Roma. Led by the tournament MVP Maxim Salash, Cajasol overcame a double-digit deficit, downing the hosting team Stellazzurra Basketball Academy Rome 53-67 in the Italian capital on Sunday. Read more here.

December 30, 2013 - Milosevic debut lifts Szolnoki
Less than 24 hours after joining Szolnoki Olaj, Strahinja Milosevic collected a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds on Saturday to help his new team prevail 80-75 over Zadar at home, after overtime. Read more here.

December 30, 2013 - Cholet, Sousa part ways
A laconic statement on Cholet Basket's official website confirmed that the French club which competes in EuroChallenge Group J has decided to part ways with head coach Jean-Manuel Sousa. The dismissal of Sousa came in the wake of a heavy loss at home. Read more here.

December 28, 2013 - Anadolu Efes releases Dragicevic
Anadolu Efes Istanbul announced that power forward Tadija Dragicevic is no longer part of the team. Dragicevic had signed a two-month deal earlier this season to replace Kerem Gonlum, who was sidelined with a right hand injury. Gonlum has since returned to action. Read more here.

December 28, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 14 preview
After 13 played games in 2013-14 ABA Adriatic league regular season, Crvena Zvezda Telekom is alone at the top of standings with great 10-3 record. Followed by Partizan NIS and Cedevita, both with 9-4 record. Read more here.

December 28, 2013 - Strahinja Milosevic moves to Szolnok
Szolnoki Olaj continues to renovate their team. The new member of the squad from Szolnok is Serbian small forward Strahinja Milosevic. Szolnoki Olaj headed into their second season in ABA League with a slightly higher ambitions than in their debutant last season. Read more here.

December 28, 2013 - Aleksandar Cvetkovic loaned to MZT
Today is the last day for player transfers between ABA League club's and Crvena zvezda Telekom agreed to loan point-guard Aleksandar Cvetkovic to MZT Skopje Aerodrom. Cvetkovic didn't get many playing opportunities in the team of coach Dejan Radonjic. Read more here.

December 27, 2013 - WBC Novi Zagreb ring the changes
WBC Novi Zagreb are bidding to revive their flagging EuroLeague Women fortunes by making a seies of roster changes, including the acquisition of Latvian star Elina Babkina and Croatian forward Ana Semren. Read more here.

December 27, 2013 - Giants and Bears bolster frontline
Port of Antwerp Giants and Bakken Bears Aarhus have both decided to reinforce their frontcourt ahead of the EuroChallenge Last. Bears front office was monitoring one of the best players of FOG Naestved and moved swiftly once his contract with that club expired. Read more here.

December 27, 2013 - CittÓ di Roma Tournament comes back from December 27 to 29!
Torneo CittÓ di Roma runs from December 27 to 29. 4 Italian teams - Armani Junior Milan, Virtus Siena, Virtus Rome and Stellazzurra Basketball Academy Rome - and Spars Sarajevo, Cibona Zagreb, Cajasol Seville and FC Bayern Munich. Read more here.

December 27, 2013 - Eurocup Last 32, Group K analysis
After missing the Euroleague Top 16 by a single shot, Montepaschi Siena returns to try to improve on its sole previous Eurocup experience, a quarterfinals run in 2007. Standing in the way is 2012 Eurocup champ Khimki Moscow Region. Read more here.

December 27, 2013 - First half of 2013-14 ABA league season in numbers
Midway through the regular part of the competition, we bring you some interesting numbers about the current ABA League season. Take a look and you might find out something new. A total of 91 games have been played in the first half of the season in ABA League. Read more here.

December 26, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 analysis, Group F
Few Euroleague players ever have been as dominant, at age 22, as Real Madrid Nikola Mirotic. He leads 2013-14 Euroleague in performance index rating (20.5 per game) and has posted career-best numbers in steals and blocks to go with 15.2 points on average. Read more here.

December 26, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball NIJT Qualifying Tournament series begins
Basketball lovers, get ready for the greatest display of elite youth basketball anywhere as the top young players of their generation begin criss-crossing Europe on a six-month quest for the coveted title of continental junior champions. Read more here.

December 26, 2013 - Eurocup Last 32, Group J analysis
Group J promises plenty of fireworks and exciting battles. The perennial German champions, Brose Baskets Bamberg, return to the Eurocup after four years in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, featuring stars like D'or Fischer, Novica Velickovic and Casey Jacobsen. Read more here.

December 26, 2013 - Strasbourg bolsters lineup with veteran Thornton
Strasbourg fortified its lineup ahead of the Eurocup Last 32 with the signing of veteran swingman Marvis "Bootsy" Thornton for the remainder of the season. Thornton (1.95 meters, 36 years old) debuted in the Eurocup last season for Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari. Read more here.

December 26, 2013 - Radnicki signed Pilcevic
The most important part of the season is just to come and Radnicki will be stronger for point-guard Radenko Pilcevic (27, 188). Pilcevic signed the contract until the end of the season and comes from Crnokosa from Kosjeric. Read more here.

December 26, 2013 - Cibona released American players
The management of Cibona decided to release few players due to financial cuts in the team. The game against Crvena zvezda Telekom was the last one for American guards Matt Jannings and D. J. Strawberry since the club terminated the contract with both of them afterwards. Read more here.

December 26, 2013 - Serbia name Djordjevic as NT coach
Aleksandar "Sasha" Djordjevic, one of Serbia and former Yugoslavia's living basketball legends, was announced as the new coach of the country's national team, at an event organised by the Serbian Basketball Federation (KSS) in the capital Belgrade, on Wednesday. Read more here.

December 25, 2013 - FenerbahceUlker extends Preldzic
Fenerbahce Ulker announced it reached agreement with forward Emir Preldzic, extending his contract until the end of the 2016-17 season. Preldzic is one of the most versatile players in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, and has been a member of Fenerbahce since 2007. Read more here.

December 25, 2013 - Circle closes as Khryapa retires from NT
A week before the end of 2013, the Russian senior national team's year to forget came full circle with Victor Khryapa announcing his decision to retire from international duty. Mr do-it-all Victor Khryapa will be hard to replace for Russia. Read more here.

December 24, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 analysis, Group E
It’s only fitting that Bojan Bogdanovic enters the Top 16 as the competition’s leading scorer, since no Euroleague player has averaged more points since the 2010-11 season than the 24-year-old swingman. Read more here.

December 24, 2013 - EA7 Emporio Armani lands Daniel Hackett
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan further bolstered its backcourt by signing comb0-guard Daniel Hackett, who was among the top performers in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. Hackett (1.99 meters, 26 years old) arrives from fellow Italian club Montepaschi Siena. Read more here.

December 24, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league Game 13 MVP, Sava Lesic
Sava Lesic from Radnicki Kragujevac is the second player this season in ABA League, after Willie Warren, to became the MVP of the round twice. He did it again in 13th round in the game against MZT Skopje Aerodrom. Read more here.

December 24, 2013 - Eurocup Last 32, Group I analysis
Featuring four clubs from four countries, Group I is filled with up-and-coming teams with bright futures. French champ JSF Nanterre joins the Eurocup for the first time after a historic Euroleague debut in which it defeated powerhouse FC Barcelona on the road. Read more here.

December 24, 2013 - Cedevita won the derby, Zvezda is alone on top
In the big derby of ABA League 13th round, Cedevita beat Partizan NIS after a thriller in the final moments of the game. Crvena zvezda put on a convincing performance against Cibona in Pionir and is again alone at the top of the standings, midway through the regular season. Read more here.

December 24, 2013 - Tartu claim Estonian Cup title
A buzzer-beater by Augustas Peciukevicius gifted EuroChallenge side Tartu University Rock a 71-69 triumph over BC Kalev/Cramo in the big final of the Estonian Cup on Sunday night. The 22-year-old Lithuanian guard charged to the basket and drilled the game-winning shot. Read more here.

December 23, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for December: Stratos Perperoglou of Olympiacos Piraeus
Since 2005, only one player has won three titles in his first six Euroleague seasons, becoming just the second person this century to do so. That player, Stratos Perperoglou of Olympiacos Piraeus, is Euroleague Basketball's choice as bwin MVP for December. Read more here.

December 23, 2013 - Anadolu Efes hires Angelou
As announced by the club in two statements on Monday morning, Anadolu Efes and head coach Oktay Mahmuti agreed to part ways, after which he was replaced by Vangelis Angelou of Greece, who signed to take over the team's bench for the next two-and-a-half seasons. Read more here.

December 23, 2013 - Myshkin ready for Russian challenge
Anatoliy Myshkin is ready to get Russia back among the women's basketball elite after being installed into the national team hot-seat. Having been a frontrunner for the position prior to it being handed to Alfredas Vainauskas, Myshkin is finally going to get his opportunity. Read more here.

December 22, 2013 - Peter Lorant back in early January
Those fans, that watched Saturday's Szolnoki Olaj clash against Krka Novo mesto, might have missed one of the Hungarian team's starters on the court. Peter Lorant wasn't in the squad following an injury, gained in the EuroChallenge game against Tsmoki Minsk. Read more here.

December 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular season Round 10 bwin MVP: Boban Marjanovic, Crvena Zvezda Telekom
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague's tallest player – 2.21 meter center Boban Marjanovic of Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade - made his last game in the competition this season one to remember on Friday. Read more here.

December 21, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 13 preview
We are on the half way in 2013-14 ABA Adriatic league regular season as Game 13 is knocking on the door. After 12 played games, Crvena Zvezda Telekom and Partizan NIS are at the top of standings with 9-3 record. Read more here.

December 20, 2013 - Strasbourg 76 - 67 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan
Strasbourg left the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague in style by topping EA7 Emporio Armani 76-67 at home in Group B. Strasbourg registered its third consecutive home win and finished the regular season with a 3-7 record, which was not enough to reach the Top 16. Read more here.

December 20, 2013 - Bayern Munich 88 - 68 Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul
Bayern Munich snapped a five-game losing streak by routing Galatasaray Liv Hospital 88-68 at Audi Dome. Nihad Djedovic led a well-balanced scoring effort with 15 points for the winners, who pulled away early and were never in serious trouble after the first quarter. Read more here.

December 20, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 75 - 99 Crvena Zvezda Telekom
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade finished its 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season in style by thrashing Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 75-99 in the Lithuanian capital on Friday. Zvezda finished fifth in Group D with a 4-6 record while Rytas was sixth at 1-9. Read more here.

December 20, 2013 - Croatia extend Repesa's mandate
Without any fanfare, the Croatian Basketball Federation (HKS) confirmed on Thursday that senior national team head coach Jasmin Repesa will remain at the helm to steer the side into next summer's FIBA Basketball World Cup. Read more here.

December 20, 2013 - Stronger-than-ever Last 32 awaits Eurocup fans!
The 2013-14 Eurocup will resume on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 with the Last 32, a new, improved stage which adds strength, talent and tradition to the competition. The top three teams in each regular season group will be joined by the eight Euroleague teams. Read more here.

December 20, 2013 - Leedham is EuroLeagueWomen Week 7 Top performer
Johannah Leedham crowned a successful calendar year 2013 by being named Top Performer of Regular Season Week 7 in the EuroLeague Women. The British international proved once more that her nomination for FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year was earned on merit. Read more here.

December 20, 2013 - Valiant Sparta&K hold nerve in Zagreb
Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje showed their resilience and quality by shrugging off the loss of former EuroLeague Women Final Eight MVP Asjha Jones to take an exciting 68-64 Group C win at WBC Novi Zagreb. Read more here.

December 20, 2013 - UMMC stay perfect in Schio
Reigning Euroleague Women champions UMMC Ekaterinburg underlined their class by preserving their unbeaten status with a comfortable 73-66 road win at Beretta Famila Schio. Ewelina Kobryn was again very effective for UMMC Ekaterinburg. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - FC Barcelona 96 - 77 Budivelnik Kiev
A fast-paced game saw host FC Barcelona take a 96-77 home win over Budivelnik Kiev in the closing game of the Tuskih Airlines Euroleague regular season. In the first half, Barca dominated and managed to run in offense combined with good accuracy from the arc. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Stelmet Zielona Gora 80 - 91 Olympiacos Piraeus
Reigning champion Olympiacos Piraeus completed a perfect regular season by leading from start to finish in downing Stelmet Zielona Gora 80-91 on Thursday. It was the 13th consecutive Euroleague win for Olympiacos. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Anadolu Efes Istanbul 61 - 86 Real Madrid
Real Madrid finished the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season undefeated by thrashing Anadolu Efes Istanbul 61-86 in Group B on the road on Thursday. Madrid finished first in Group B with a 10-0 record. Efes ended the stage with a 4-6 record. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Cedevita through to Last 32, Olimpija first
The last round of Eurocup regular season gave us some answers, that we have been waiting for until the last moment. Cedevita beat Elan Chalon and is qualified for the Last 32, while Union Olimpija will head to the next stage from the first position in their group despite defeat in Paris. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Kosice crowd sets another record
Only three weeks after the game between Good Angels Kosice and UMMC Ekaterinburg in Steel Arena in Kosice set a regular season attendance record, the Kosice crowds gathered for another record-breaking occasion. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season Round 10 MVP: Alando Tucker, Lukoil Academic Sofia
The regular season came to an end with Round 10. The 24 teams that will continue in the Last 32 were known on Wednesday night and, when the dust settled, the last weekly MVP for the regular season was Lukoil Academic Sofia's Alando Tucker. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Round 10: looking for five survivors!
The 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season comes to an end this week. The four best-ranked teams in each group will advance to the Top 16 and the other two will proceed to the Eurocup Last 32. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Barnette is EuroChallenge Week 7 Top performer
Sean Barnette of Rilski Sportist took a last bow in the EuroChallenge on Tuesday night, but left a lasting impression by delivering the best statistical performance of the Regular Season. He registered a season-high efficiency index rating of 38. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Perfect Leedham upsets record breakers
A perfect shooting night from Johannah Leedham propelled Tango Bourges to a fine 77-61 EuroLeague Women success at Good Angels Kosice in front of another record-breaking crowd of 8,597. Leedham finished with a terrific 23 points. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Lavender at the double for joyous Wisla
Jantel Lavender hit the game-winning shot and harvested a double-double to carry Wisla-Can Pack to a nerve-jangling 74-72 EuroLeague Women success at Lattes Montpellier in Group B. The center corralled 16 points and 13 rebounds. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Hapoel Jerusalem pens Maayan to 5-year deal
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem signed point guard prospect Tom Maayan to a five-year deal on Wednesday. Maayan (1.85 meters, 20 years old) spent the previous season and a half playing at Seton Hall University in the United States. Read more here.

December 19, 2013 - Partizan welcomed Milenko Tepic
Future should be brighter for Partizan in 2014 after Milenko Tepic, the team's child from one of the most successful club's generations, signed until 2015 on Wednesday. Tepic already joined the team at practices  and might play already at the next game. Read more here.

December 18, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 field completed
After six games in the Regular Season of the EuroChallenge, 16 teams qualified for the second stage. Six teams left it for the last day to clinch their spot in the next round, with Team TEHO Sport Kotka snatching their first-time Last 16 ticket eliminating Okapi Aalstar. Read more here.

December 18, 2013 - End of line for inspirational Valdemoro
Legendary women's basketball star Amaya Valdemoro has called time on her glittering career six months after landing a glorious gold medal at EuroBasket Women. The Spanish star brought down the curtain on one of the most inspirational careers. Read more here.

December 18, 2013 - Sparta&K reeling from Jones blow
Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje have been left reeling after losing former EuroLeague Women Final Eight MVP Asjha Jones to a season ending injury. The 33-year-old suffered the blow during last week's match-up against Perfumerias Avenida. Read more here.

December 17, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season, Round 10: this is it!
The 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season comes to an end this week! The top three teams in each group will advance to the competition's next phase, the Last 32, to be joined there by eight eliminated teams from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. Read more here.

December 17, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 7 preview Groups E through H
The main focus is on groups A and C, where both tickets to the Last 16 are still up for grabs, while one more team will qualify from each of groups E and F. We break down every single encounter that takes place on Tuesday, the final day of the Regular Season. Read more here.

December 17, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 7 preview Groups A through D
The judgement day of the EuroChallenge Regular Season is a rare treat for all those who enjoy watching a straightforward do-or-die basketball clash, but hate bringing a calculator to the fight. We break down every single encounter that takes place on Tuesday. Read more here.

December 16, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas hires Petrovic as coach
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius filled its head coaching vacancy with the hiring of Aleksandar Petrovic for the remainder of the season, with an option for an additional season. Petrovic, 54, takes over for Dirk Bauermann, who was dismissed last week. Read more here.

December 16, 2013 - Valencia Basket hires Barton short-term
Valencia Basket has signed former Euroleague and Eurocup champion Lubos Barton to a short-term contract. Barton (2.01 meters, 33 years old), who spent the majority of his career in the Spanish League, started this season with boyhood club BK Decin. Read more here.

December 16, 2013 - Radnicki Kragujevac adds forward Brkic
Radnicki Kragujevac bolstered its frontline before its pivotal Eurocup Regular Season finale with the signing of power forward Marko Brkic. This marks his second stint with the club after representing the “Workers” in the 2009-10 campaign. Read more here.

December 16, 2013 - Ndour dares Gran Canaria to dream
Astou Ndour produced another scintillating display of poise and power for Gran Canaria 2014 as they grabbed a share of the lead at the top of the table in Liga Femenina to show they have every intention of making it a three-horse race this season. Read more here.

December 16, 2013 - New American point guard in Skopje
After replacing Serbian coach Vlada Vukoicic with his Slovenian colleague Zoran Martic and replacing American power forward Justin Reynolds with Serbian player Ivan Marinkovic, MZT Skopje Aerodrom management keeps making changes in their senior squad. Read more here.

December 16, 2013 - Edo Muric ABA League Round 12 MVP
The MVP of the 12th round of ABA League is the member of Krka and Slovenian international Edo Muric, who put on an amazing performance at Saturday's Slovenian derby against Union Olimpija. Jorovic and Strabwerry are top scorers, Gordic the top passer. Read more here.

December 16, 2013 - Important win for Partizan brings them on top
In the derby match of the round Partizan NIS beat Buducnost VOLI and is now again on the top of the standings together with Crvena zvezda Telekom, that lost in Skopje against MZT. Cedevita suffered a defeat in Laktasi, while Krka celebrated the win in Slovenian derby. Read more here.

December 15, 2013 - Memories: 13 years have passed from the tragedy
On this day, exactly 13 years ago, former Borac Cacak, Bosna Sarajevo, Buducnost VOLI and Partizan NIS player Haris Brkic tragically passed away in Belgrade after the practice of his black and white team. Read more here.

December 15, 2013 - Marton Bader is back on court
One of the most dominant individuals in the last season of ABA League, Hungarian center Marton Bader, who didn't have the opportunity to demonstrate his knowledge on the court this season yet, is now back. Read more here.

December 15, 2013 - Krka is looking for a new guard
Despite signing a contract with Sani Becirovic, Krka is still trying to reinforce its team by signing a new guard. Saturday's evening was a happy one for Krka, which played the big Slovenian derby against Union Olimpija that night and came out victorious. Read more here.

December 15, 2013 - Reynolds left MZT Skopje Aerodrom
American power forward Justin Reynolds, who arrived in Skopje this summer in order to help his new team to achieve the best possible results in ABA League and Eurocup, is no longer a part of MZT Skopje Aerodrom. Read more here.

December 14, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 12 preview
Here we are, already in Game 12 in ABA Adriatic league regular season. After 11 played games, Crvena Zvezda Telekom is alone at the top with great record, 9-2. Partizan NIS and Cedevita Zagreb share second position with 8-3 record. Read more here.

December 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular season Round 9 bwin MVP: Darjus Lavrinovic, Budivelnik Kiev
In the last home game of the first Turkish Airlines Euroleague season in Ukraine, Darjus Lavrinovic gave Budivelnik Kiev fans a performance to remember as he ran away with the bwin MVP honor for Regular Season Round 9. Read more here.

December 14, 2013 - Zalgiris' Pocius to miss four weeks
As confirmed by the club on Friday morning, Zalgiris Kaunas forward Martynas Pocius will miss the next four weeks due to a broken wrist he suffered in Thursday's game against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. This means that Pocius will miss the decisive game in regular season Round 10. Read more here.

December 14, 2013 - Brose Baskets Bamberg announces Elias Harris
German champ Brose Baskets Bamberg announced the addition of power forward Elias Harris until the end of the season. Harris (2.03 meters, 24 years old) arrives from Los Angeles D-Fenders of the D League after having started the season in the NBA with the Los Angeles Lakers. Read more here.

December 14, 2013 - Lischka returns
Johannes Lischka shocked the basketball community last month when announced he had a brain tumour. The 26-year-old forward underwent successful surgery on November 11. He returned to training two weeks later to get the basketball back in his hand. Read more here.

December 13, 2013 - Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 76 - 57 Stelmet Zielona Gora
Galatasaray Liv Hospital clinched second place in Group C with a 76-57 rout of Stelmet Zielona Gora on Friday in Istanbul. The Turkish champs improved to 6-3 with the victory. The result also dropped Zielona Gora to 2-7 and eliminated the club from Top 16 contention. Read more here.

December 13, 2013 - Budivelnik Kiev 97 - 87 JSF Nanterre
Budivelnik Kiev pleased its fans with one last home win in the team’s last Turkish Airlines Euroleague game this season by beating JSF Nanterre 97-87 on Friday. Budivelnik improved to 2-7 but was mathematically out of the Top 16 race. Read more here.

December 13, 2013 - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 63 - Panathinaikos Athens 82
Panathinaikos breezed past Lokomotiv Kuban 63-82 on Friday, to breathe new life into the race for second place in Group D. The outcome knocked Lokomotiv out of contention for first place, which Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv clinched as a result of Lokomotiv’s loss. Read more here.

December 13, 2013 - CSKA Moscow, Euroleague Basketball honor basketball legend Theo Papaloukas
At the halftime break of the Round 9 Game of the Week between CSKA Moscow and FC Barcelona, Euroleague Basketball and the Russian club honored one of their most recognizable icons,Theo Papaloukas who retired last summer. Read more here.

December 13, 2013 - EuroCup Women Last 16 pairings set
The pairings of the Eighth Finals of the EuroCup Women have been set after the conclusion of the competition's Regular Season. The winners and runners up of the seven Regular Season groups along with the two best third-placed teams progressed to the Last 16. Read more here.

December 13, 2013 - Kaukenas joins Reggio Emilia
EuroChallenge participants Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia have announced the addition of former Lithuanian international Rimantas Kaukenas to their roster. Kaukenas arrives in Reggio Emilia less than two weeks after departing Spanish juggernauts Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. Read more here.

December 13, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, Week 6 review
It could turn out to be the most important signing of the EuroLeague Women pre-season. Yes, the arrival of veteran Spanish playmaker Laia Palau at ZVVZ USK Prague has coincided with their best ever start to a campaign. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Olympiacos Piraeus 78 - 73 Montepaschi Siena
Defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus rallied from a 15-point third-quarter deficit to remain undefeated after beating Montepaschi Siena 78-73 at Peace and Friendship Stadium. Stratos Perperoglou paced Olympiacos with 18 points on 4-of-5 three-point shooting. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Zalgiris Kaunas 65 - 63 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Zalgiris Kaunas significantly boosted its Top 16 chances with a 65-63 victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Thursday at Zalgiris Arena. The teams are now even in the Group B standings at 4-5, though Efes holds a tiebreak advantage. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - CSKA Moscow 79 - 65 FC Barcelona
In a battle of Turkish Airlines Euroleague heavyweights, CSKA Moscow improved to 6-3 in Group A by downing FC Barcelona 79-65 at home on Thursday. CSKA and Barcelona are now tied for second place in the group. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Vaughn named EuroLeague Women Week 6 Top Performer
Kia Vaughn was the center of attention on Wednesday night as ZVVZ USK Prague continued their unbeaten march through the EuroLeague Women regular season. Vaughn grabbed 18-point, 15-rebound double-double earning her an efficiency ranking of 26. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season Round 9 MVP: Jason Love, Belfius Mons-Hainaut
Belfius Mons-Hainaut has arrived to the party a bit late this season since it won two of the last three games when the deal was mostly sealed in Group D. However, thanks to the latest 91-90 home win over Telekom Baskets this week, Jason Love can claim weekly MVP honors. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Bitter-sweet taste for Swedish Ace
She may have finished 2013 on a high with her nomination for the FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year, but Frida Eldebrink could barely have endured a more up and down twelve months. The first part of the calendar year was spent on the sidelines. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular season, Round 9: the heat is on!
The 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season reaches Round 9 with 10 teams already holding their tickets to the Top 16 - which means that just six spots are available to be won from three regular season groups. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Igokea inked Williams
After the club decided not to keep Gary McGhee on the basis of what he showed during a few practices with the team Igokea already brought a new center on Wednesday. The contract was signed with Lance Williams, the robust center. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Radnicki signed Brkic
Despite financial problems Radnicki announced the signing of a new player on Wednesday, when Marko Brkic (206, 31) joined the team. Brkic is not a newcomer in Radnicki since he has already been playing for the club from Kragujevac in the past. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Marinovic ties Eurocup assists mark
Marko Marinovic of Radnicki Kragujevac tied the Eurocup’s all-time single-game assist record with 15 in his team’s crucial 91-81 victory over Neptunas Klaipeda on Wednesday in Jezero Hall. The record-tying assist came with just over a minute to go through Nikola Jevtovic. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Ivan Marinkovic is a newcomer in Skopje
After MZT Skopje Aerodrom made a change at head coach position last week, when Zoran Martic replaced Vlada Vukoicic, they decided to add some reinforcements to the team. The new face in Skopje is 209 cm tall power forward Ivan Marinkovic. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Galatasaray shut down CCC Polkowice
Galatasaray odeabank bounced back to winning ways in EuroLeague Women after completing a final quarter defensive lockdown of CCC Polkowice to take a 62-49 success in Group C. Shavonte Zellous provided the scoring for Galatasaray odeabank with 22 points. Read more here.

December 12, 2013 - Szolnoki part ways with Coach Asceric
The tenure of Serbian-Austrian coach Nedeljko Asceric at Szolnoki Olaj came to an end on Wednesday, exactly a year after he had assumed the reins of the Hungarian EuroChallenge club. The statement offered no reasons for the divorce. Read more here.

December 11, 2013 - McGhee is EuroChallenge Week 6 Top performer
Aaron McGhee came up with a season-best 18 rebounds in Ural Ekaterinburg's win at Tofas Bursa to edge out three other contenders for EuroChallenge Week 6 Top Statistical Performer honours. Read more here.

December 11, 2013 - Rising star Romero proud of nomination
She's still only 18, but Leticia Romero has already made an impact on both sides of The Pond after taking her playmaking skills from courts of Europe to the NCAA. Over 7,500 kilometres from home, she is playing in early stages of her freshman year at Kansas State University. Read more here.

December 11, 2013 - Szolnoki in the Last 16, Krka will wait a week
Tuesday was a successful day for our representatives in EuroChallenge Cup. Szolnoki Olaj lost to BC Targu Mures at home, but despite that qualified for the next round of the competition, while Krka beat Fortress Jaszberenyi and keeps its hopes alive to go through. Read more here.

December 11, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Game of the Week, Sparta&K vs. Avenida
Two of the youngest teams in EuroLeague Women go head-to-head this week as Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje host Perfumerias Avenida. Sparta&K lost their first two Euroleague Women games of the campaign, but have bounced back. Read more here.

December 11, 2013 - Big 4th quarter carries Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia used a 14-1 fourth quarter run to power to an 86-75 home victory over Team TEHO Sport Kotka to secure first place in Group E and reach the Last 16. All five starters scored in double figures for 4-1 Reggio Emilia, paced by 18 points from Troy Bell. Read more here.

December 11, 2013 - Minsk smoke Rilski Sportist
Tsmoki Minsk have continued their EuroChallenge Group H winning streak, extending it to four games with a 94-75 win over Rilski Sportist, booking their Last 16 ticket in the process. Keith Benson Jr. delivered another well-rounded performance for Tsmoki Minsk. Read more here.

December 10, 2013 - Old heads take Krasnye Krylia closer
Krasnye Krylia took a big step towards the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge with a comfortable 84-75 win at home over CSM Oradea. Anton Ponkrashov and Bracey Wright both scored 19 points for Krasnye Krylia, who improved to 3-2 in Group B. Read more here.

December 10, 2013 - Surprises in Szolnok and Podgorica
After 11th round of ABA League we have a change at the top of the standings, since two of the three leading teams were defeated and therefore we have Crvena zvezda Telekom alone at the top with only two defeats on their account. Read more here.

December 10, 2013 - Becirovic moves to Krka
Krka was waiting for weeks to find an appropriate guard, who would be able to replace the injured Malcolm Armstead. It found it in Sani Becirovic, one of the best Slovenian players so far, who confirmed his move on Tuesday. Read more here.

December 10, 2013 - European Basketball Week concludes
The 10th Special Olympics European Basketball Week came to a successful conclusion last Sunday 8 November. An estimated 18,000 Special Olympics athletes participated in 200 basketball events, games, clinics and exhibitions across 33 countries. Read more here.

December 10, 2013 - Le Mans Sarthe inks playmaker Thomas
Le Mans Sarthe Basket reached an agreement with Torey Thomas to work together for 6 weeks, the club announced Tuesday. Thomas replaces DaShaun Wood, who broke his left hand in a Eurocup game against CEZ Basketball Nymburk, until he is fully recovered. Read more here.

December 10, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season, Round 9: it's decision time!
Round 9 of the 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season is here! With just two rounds remaining, 10 teams have already made it to the Last 32. Many more teams can join them with spots still available in all eight groups; likewise others can run out of chances to advance, too. Read more here.

December 10, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 6 preview Groups E through H
Circumstances between participants vary considerably, but it is not an exaggeration to state that with the glaring exceptions of Triumph Lyubersty, who have already qualified, and BC Kyiv with Fortress Jaszberenyi, who have no chance of advancing to the next phase. Read more here.

December 10, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas bids farewell to Coach Bauermann
Lietuvos Rytas terminated the contract of Dirk Bauermann. Assistant coach Dainius Adomaitis will take over on an interim basis. Bauermann, took over the Rytas post towards the end of last season and guided the club into the Turkish Airlines Euroleague via the qualifying rounds. Read more here.

December 10, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 6 preview Groups A through D
Several participants could make the decisive step towards the Last 16 this week, while there is a team in almost every single group that could exit the qualification race on Tuesday, should results not go their way. Read more here.

December 9, 2013 - Triumph win derby
Cory Higgins exploded for 34 points on Saturday to lead Triumph Lyubertsy to an 80-71 win over fellow EuroChallenge side Tsmoki Minsk at home in VTB United League action. Triumph are now tied at 4-4 with Minsk and Krasnye Krylia in Group B of the VTB Regular Season. Read more here.

December 9, 2013 - Zizic wants to split with Cibona
Andrija Zizic once already left Cibona in the middle of the season and it looks the history repeats. Namely Zizic already informed the club he wants to leave it, which he is entitled to since he was not paid on time. Read more here.

December 9, 2013 - Parker magic can’t save UMMC
Another breathtaking contribution from Candace Parker was not enough to prevent UMMC Ekaterinburg tasting defeat for the first time in any competition this season. Candace Parker had 41 points and 20 rebounds for UMMC Ekaterinburg. Read more here.

December 9, 2013 - Ivanov left Buducnost VOLI
Buducnost VOLI split with its Bulgarian guard Pavlin Ivanov, who didn't play at all this season. The 20-year-old guard culminated dissatisfaction due to a lack of chances to play in the first ten rounds of ABA League. Read more here.

December 9, 2013 - Ciglar to Sopron, Green light for Glory
Hungarian champions UE Sopron have swooped to sign Croatian playmaker Iva Ciglar and Nadezhda Orenburg have given Glory Johnson the green light to step out in EuroLeague Women. Iva Ciglar has been playing with WBC Novi Zagreb since the start of the season. Read more here.

December 9, 2013 - Siroki Primorka celebrated against MZT Skopje
MZT coach Zoran Martic is still waiting for his first victory in ABA League since he took over the team, which was defeated by Siroki Primorka on Saturday. "The second half shoud be a mirror of how we should always play." said Siroki's coach Jaksa Vulic. Read more here.

December 8, 2013 - Cousins leads Kings past Jazz 112-102 in OT
Sacramento blew a big lead in the fourth quarter and the Kings' began to show that look of defeat. ''You saw it on everybody's face. It was like 'Here we go again,''' Isaiah Thomas said. ''But I just told guys, 'Let's just stick together. Win or lose, let's stick together this time.''' Read more here.

December 8, 2013 - Ellis hits winner and Mavs beat Blazers 108-106
On Saturday morning, the Trail Blazers added a play designed for Monta Ellis. It worked to perfection Saturday night. Ellis drained 21-foot jumper with no time left on the clock and Dallas snapped the Portland's four-game winning streak with a 108-106 victory. Read more here.

December 7, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular season Round 8 bwin MVP: Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos Piraeus
The Euroleague's highest-scoring non-overtime game in nine years also produced a very special bwin MVP for Regular Season Round 8: Vassilis Spanoulis of Olympiacos Piraeus. The two-time defending champion remained unbeaten by outlasting host Bayern Munich 103-105. Read more here.

December 7, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, Week 5 review
You have to love the on-court whirlwind which is Spanish guard Queralt Casas. A true leader during a glittering youth career for her country that was laden with gold, she is now showing she is close to making a full and wholesome transition to the senior game. Read more here.

December 7, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 11 preview
Entering its Game 11, ABA Adriatic league regular season will bring us more excitements and good games. After 10 played games, three teams are still at the top, Crvena Zvezda Telekom, Partizan NIS and Cedevita. Read more here.

December 6, 2013 - Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 79 - 63 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria rallied in the second half behind its defense and two big runs to defeat Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 79-63 and clinch a Top 16 berth on Friday night. Laboral’s third consecutive win brings the team’s record to 5-3 for sole possession of third place in Group D. Read more here.

December 6, 2013 - JSF Nanterre 78 - 82 FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona took revenge for its only home loss this season by holding back hard-charging JSF Nanterre to prevail 78-82 in Paris for its fifth consecutive victory. Barcelona is now 6-2 and alone in second place of Group A, one victory behind leader Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul. Read more here.

December 6, 2013 - Anadolu Efes Istanbul 78 - 89 Brose Baskets Bamberg
Brose Baskets Bamberg rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to beat Anadolu Efes 78-89 Friday at Abdi Ipekci Arena in Istanbul. Novica Velickovic and Anton Gavel fueled a 4-23 fourth-quarter run that put Bamberg ahead for good. Read more here.

December 6, 2013 - CSKA Moscow 74 - 78 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
Fenerbahce Ulker tightened its grip on first place in Group A with a 74-78 come-from-behind victory over CSKA Moscow at Universal Sports Hall in the Russian capital on Friday. The visitors trailed by 6 early in the fourth quarter. Read more here.

December 6, 2013 - Dubljevic EuroLeagueWomen Week 5 Top performer
Montenegrin international Jelena Dubljevic continued her sparkling start to the year on Wednesday night, leading ZVVZ USK Prague to their fourth consecutive win, grabbing herself Week 5 Top Performer honours in the process. Read more here.

December 6, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season Round 8 MVP: Marc Carter, Panionios Athens
On Wednesday night, Panionios Athens picked up a valuable road win that could be worth a Last 32 spot. In its 78-86 victory over Neptunas Klaipeda, the Greek club enjoyed the invaluable leadership of Marc Carter, who shined with a performance index rating of 34. Read more here.

December 6, 2013 - Good Angels inflict first loss on Schio
Good Angels Kosice inflicted a first EuroLeague Women defeat of the season on Beretta Famila Schio after taking an impressive 67-57 road win in Group A. Plenette Pierson top-scored for Kosice with 18 points. Read more here.

December 6, 2013 - EuroCup Women, more Last 16 tickets taken
Dynamo Moscow and Adana Botas have punched their ticket for the EuroCup Women Eighth-Finals on Thursday night. Dynamo needed overtime and brilliant displays by Ana Dabovic and Tina Charles to see off the Turkish side 92-86 and avenge an earlier loss in Group D. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - FC Bayern Munich 103 - 105 Olympiacos Piraeus
Olympiacos Piraeus edged host FC Bayern Munich 103-105 in the Game of the Week. Stratos Perperoglou had a career-high 25 points of the bench and MVP Vassilis Spanoulis netted 24 points and dished 7 assists as the Reds remained unbeaten in Group C. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Strasbourg 77 - 76 Zalgiris Kaunas
Strasbourg registered its second win in Group B by edging Zalgiris Kaunas 77-76 on a buzzer-beating three-pointer by Louis Campbell. Strasbourg improved to 2-6 in Group A and Zalgiris dropped to 3-5. Ricardo Greer paced the winners with 16 points. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 75 - 73 Lokomotiv Kuban
After losing all of its 12-point fourth quarter lead and more, a late, great escape saw Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv hold onto a 75-73 home win against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to reach the Top 16 and take over first place in Group D at the same time. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Montepaschi Siena 60 - 59 Stelmet Zielona Gora
In a thriller that went down to the final second, Montepaschi Siena improved to 3-5 in difficult Group C and improved its chances to make it to the Top 16 by downing Stelmet Zielona Gora 60-59 in Florence, Italy, on Thursday. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 78 - 70 Unicaja Malaga
Galatasaray Liv Hospital outlasted Unicaja Malaga 78-70 Thursday at Abdi Ipekci in Istanbul to secure a ticket to the Top 16. The hosts needed Montepaschi to win in the early game to have a chance at advancing this week and that’s exactly what happened. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Eurocup: Olimpija in the Last 32
Union Olimpija put on a magnificent performance on the road in Valencia, achieved its sixth Eurocup victory of the season and already qualified for the second stage of the competition. Six other ABA League teams in the competition unfortunately lost. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Benson is EuroChallenge Week 5 Top performer
Keith Benson Jr, who concluded EuroChallenge Week 5 action by gifting Tsmoki Minsk a crucial road win right at the final buzzer, is also this week's Top Statistical Performer. Keith Benson Jr. had 26 points, 8 rebounds and 5 blocks on his way to an efficiency rating of 36. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular season, Round 8: a chance for more qualifiers!
The 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season reaches Round 8 with six teams - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul, FC Barcelona, CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, Olympiacos Pireaus and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar - holding their tickets to the Top 16. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Dubljevic hot streak keeps Prague perfect
Jelena Dubljevic continued her rich vein of form as ZVVZ USK Prague survived a late scare at CCC Polkowice to take a 67-64 win and stay perfect in EuroLeague Women Group C. The Montenegrin forward was once again tough to stop in the paint. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Novosibirsk enjoy a late show
Dynamo Novosibirsk boosted their chances of advancing from EuroCup Women Group C after completing a final quarter lockdown of Tarsus Belediye to complete tense 69-66 victory. The Russian side had trailed by double-digits approaching half-time. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Benson free-throws lift Minsk over Mures
Keith Benson's free-throws at the death clinched an 84-82 victory for Tsmoki Minsk at BC Mures for their third win in Group H of the EuroChallenge on Wednesday night. Neither side was able to get a lead bigger than six points. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Sernius jumps into Lithuanian hot-seat
Former EuroLeague Women play-caller Mantas Sernius has been installed as the new head coach of the Lithuanian women's national team. Mantas Sernius takes over the women's national team of Lithuania from Algirdas Paulauskas. Read more here.

December 5, 2013 - Smith wants Croatian citizenship
Cedevita's point-guard Nolan Smith claims he initiated the process of aquiring the Croatian passport, which means he followed the way of his fellow countryman Dontaye Draper. The idea was born immediately after his arrival in Cedevita. Read more here.

December 4, 2013 - Kobryn shows class as UMMC rout Kayseri
Ewelina Kobryn produced a perfect shooting night as the defending champions marched relentlessly onwards in EuroLeague Women Group A by completing an 82-45 demolition of visiting Kayseri Kaski spor. Read more here.

December 4, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Game of the Week: BLMA v Fenerbahce
Fenerbahce are traveliing to Lattes Montpellier, looking to further extend a near-six year EuroLeague Women winning streak against French clubs. Fenerbahce have racked up a commanding eleven straight wins since being beaten by Tango Bourges way back at the start of 2008. Read more here.

December 4, 2013 - Euphoric Gaziantep pen Domen Lorbek
On Wednesday, less than twelve hours after inflicting a second loss on reigning EuroChallenge champions Krasnye Krylia, Royal Hali Gaziantep announced an important new addition. Turkish club has signed an agreement with Slovenian international Domen Lorbek. Read more here.

December 4, 2013 - Judge orders suspensions, fines and closed-door game following fight
Euroleague Basketball's independent disciplinary judge has handed out suspensions and fines to three players involved in a fight at the end of last week's game between Olympiacos Piraeus and Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul. Read more here.

December 4, 2013 - Szolnoki one step from the Last 16
In EuroChallenge Regular Season 4th round, Szolnoki Olaj achieved an important victory on the road in Samokov over Rilski Sportist. Krka lost in Ekaterinburg and is in difficult position now. Center Peter Lorant had an amazing evening with a 22 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.

December 4, 2013 - Triumph-antly into last sixteen
Triumph Lyubertsy booked their ticket to the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge with an 80-70 victory at K÷rmend to remain perfect at 4-0 in Group D. Courdon Higgins assured Triumph Lyubertsy remained perfect with 19 points. Read more here.

December 4, 2013 - Den Bosch one step closer
SPM Shoeters Den Bosch have edged closer to the Last Sixteen in the EuroChallenge, defeating Group A rivals Rakvere Tarvas 70-57 in Estonia on Tuesday night. Despite leading at the end of each quarter, Den Bosch were not having everything go their way. Read more here.

December 3, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas tabs Dowdell
Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius reached an agreement with playmaker Zab Dowdell on Tuesday. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. Dowdell arrives from Enisey Krasnoyarsk, where he averaged 13.4 points and 3.5 assists in 18 VTB League games last season. Read more here.

December 3, 2013 - Ekaterinburg step closer to advancing
Lance Harris's 21 points paced four players in double figures as Ural Ekaterinburg picked up a crucial home victory in Group F of the EuroChallenge, beating KRKA Novo Mesto 79-68. Aaron McGhee added 18 points, Dmitry Flis had 13 and Anton Glazunov chipped in 10 points. Read more here.

December 3, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 5 Preview Groups E Through H
The two teams that have reached this stage unbeaten, BK Ventspils and Triumph Lyubertsy, are one more win away from securing a spot in the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge. On the opposite side of the spectrum, the four teams need to tick the win column this week. Read more here.

December 3, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season, Round 8: stage set for big games!
Round 8 of the 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season is here with only four teams - FoxTown Cantu, Ratiopharm Ulm, Khimki Moscow Region and Unics Kazan - having advanced so far among 24 that will reach the next round, the Last 32. Read more here.

December 3, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 5 Preview Groups A Through D
All 32 participating teams are in action in the EuroChallenge this week, which marks the start of the second half of the Regular Season. What is essentially Game Day 4 in the competition is a traditional pivotal point in the season and more so for at least six of participants. Read more here.

December 2, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for November: Derrick Brown, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
No one would have guessed that Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar was a Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomer during four consecutive victories last month that earned the Russian team early entry into the Top 16. Read more here.

December 2, 2013 - Czechs hand NT reins to Ginzburg
In a move that breaks with tradition, the Czech Basketball Federation (CBF) has announced that Ronen Ginzburg will be the coach that steers the men's national team into next summer's EuroBasket 2015 Qualifying Round. Read more here.

December 2, 2013 - MZT split with Vukoicic, signed Martic
In only a couple of hours MZT made a significant change in the team. Coach Vlada Vukoicic left the club on Sunday's evening and the team will already greet his successor Zoran Martic a day later. Read more here.

December 2, 2013 - Villeneuve spice up title race
Villeneuve have handed Tango Bourges their first defeat after nine consecutive wins in the French domestic league, whilst Liga Femenina title hopefuls Rivas Ecopolis were upset by Burgos. Johanne Gomis fired 16 points for the visitors who claimed a memorable 64-59 success. Read more here.

December 2, 2013 - Mures, Dijon in full strength
Sharp-shooter Goran Martinic returned to action after a month-long lay-off due to injury and helped BC Mures extend their winning streak in the Romanian LNB to four games. Martinic poured in 23 points and dished out six assists on Saturday. Read more here.

December 2, 2013 - EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd QR Drawn
The Draw for the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification Round was completed in Freising, Germany on Sunday. The 2nd Qualification Round will see 22 teams compete for the 11 remaining spots available at EuroBasket Women in June 2015. Read more here.

December 2, 2013 - Zvezda forward Mitrovic out 3 weeks
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade will likely miss starting forward Luka Mitrovic for the rest of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season due to a knee injury, the club announced. Mitrovic (2.04 meters, 20 years old) hurt his knee in a domestic game Saturday. Read more here.

December 2, 2013 - Igokea signed McGhee
Igokea is stronger for a new center, the club announced on Sunday. The most successful club form the 2012/13 regular season signed Gary McGheea, 25-year-old center from the American University in Pittsburgh. Read more here.

December 2, 2013 - Youth European Championships 2014 Drawn
The Youth European Championships 2014 Draw took place on Sunday in Freising, Germany. A total of 224 Men's and Women's teams were drawn in 16 Championships across three Divisions (A, B and C), and three age categories (U20, U18 and U16). Read more here.

December 1, 2013 - Milan loses center Samuels until 2014
In the thick of the Top 16 race, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan has lost its starting center, Samardo Samuels, for the remainder of the regular season due to injury. Samuels (2.06 meters, 24 years old) broke his right hand in Milan's two-point road loss to Zalgiris Kaunas. Read more here.

December 1, 2013 - Partizan NIS topped Union Olimpija 63-52
In not so interesting game in Pionir Sport hall in Belgrade, Partizan NIS had no much problems against Union Olimpija and grabbed its 8th win and improved to 8-2 record. Union Olimpija started this game well, but later Partizan NIS played better and deserved this win. Read more here.

December 1, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Game 10
Three more games today, after four games were played yesterday in Game 10 in ABA Adriatic league regular season. Today's action will start at 17.00 CET, Partizan NIS will host Union Olimpija, at 19.00 CET, Igokea vs. Buducnsot VOLI and Mega Vizura vs. Radnicki. Read more here.

December 1, 2013 - Crvena zvezda in shock over Mitrovic's injury
Crvena zvezda rolls on in ABA League and reached another victory on the road against Krka but at the same time lost its player Luka Mitrovic, who is seriously injured. "We had only two days after a very tough game and close defeat against Maccabi." said Dejan Radonjic. Read more here.

December 1, 2013 - Cedevita won but lost Delas
Cedevita keeps its position at the top of the standing by defeating Szolnoki Olaj but may stay without Ante Delas for a few months due to injury. "Rather than only confirm the victory, when we were ahead for 15 points, we allow them to return." said Jasmin Repesa. Read more here.

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