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February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Real Madrid 76 - 73 Brose Baskets Bamberg
Real Madrid remained undefeated at home in the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with a 76-73 win over Brose Baskets Bamberg, but it took everything it had to defeat the brave German champs.

February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, FC Barcelona Regal 71 - 69 BC Khimki MR
FC Barcelona Regal took another step towards the Euroleague Playoffs from Top 16 Group F by downing BC Khimki Moscow Region 71-69 at home on Thursday. Barcelona improved to 8-1, leads Group F and has all but mathematically sealed a ticket to the playoffs.

February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Montepaschi Siena 87 - 69 Fenerbahce Ulker
Montepaschi Siena returned to its winning ways in streaking past Fenerbahce Ulker 87-69 in Group F of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16. Aleksandar Rasic came off the bench to go 4 for 4 on three-pointers in scoring a team-high 16 points for Siena.

February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Caja Laboral Vitoria 62 - 66 Maccabi Electra
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv outlasted Caja Laboral Vitoria in a Group F thriller 62-66 Thursday night at Fernando Buesa Arena to storm back into the playoff hunt. Maccabi won back-to-back games for the first time in the Top 16 to improve to 4-5.

February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Besiktas JK 60 - 79 Olympiacos Piraeus
Reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champs Olympiacos Piraeus picked up its fifth consecutive win after downing Besiktas JK Istanbul 60-79 at Abdi Ipekci Arena on Thursday. The Reds improved to 6-3 in Group F. Read more here.

February 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16 Game 9
With five games today, and three more tomorrow, competition in Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16 will enter in Week 9. As usual, we are happy to offer you to Watch ALL GAMES LIVE and enjoy in best European Basketball. Do not miss your favorite team’s action.

February 28, 2013 - The Greens take the court for One Team
The One Team programme is fully underway across Europe with clubs engaging their communities with a range of needs assessments and drills to deal with prevalent social issues. This week we take a look at Panathinaikos in Greece.

February 28, 2013 - Kurasova is Play-Offs Day 3 MVP
Oleksandra Kurasova has earned  Play-Off Day 3 honours but it will be of little consolation to the Ukrainian forward, with Rivas Ecopolis European season coming to a halt in overtime at the hands of Famila Schio.

February 28, 2013 - Andersen admits Fenerbahce are playing for pride
Fenerbahce forward David Andersen admits that his side are playing only for pride ahead of his return to the Palaestra tonight to face Montepaschi Siena. The Turkish side are still not statistically eliminated from the Euroleague Top 16.

February 28, 2013 - 2013 Final Eight Line-Up complete
Bourges Basket and Famila Schio completed the line-up of teams that will fight for the EuroLeague Women 2013 title in the Final Eight in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Famila Schio eliminated last year's runners-up Rivas Ecopolis after a hard-fought 79-75 overtime win.

February 27, 2013 - Bourges edge Wisla, book Last F8 spot
Bourges Basket made amends for missing out on last year's Final Eight by punching the last remaining ticket this time around, with a hard-fought 66-59 success against Wisla Can-Pack. Endene Miyem recorded a double-double of 20 points and 14 rebounds.

February 27, 2013 - Schio return to F8 after Overtime drama
Famila Schio sealed consecutive EuroLeague Women Final Eight places after their Italian contingent starred in a thrilling 79-75 overtime success against last year's finalists Rivas Ecopolis. Laura Macchi led the way for Famila Schio with 23 points.

February 27, 2013 - Kataja's Flowers is Last 16 Week 6 MVP
Conventional wisdom says that a team which faces a do-or-die game needs its key players to deliver a big performance in order to win, but in practice it is a bit more complicated than that. Jermaine Flowers had efficiency index rating of 31 to earn Last 16 Week 6 MVP honours.

February 27, 2013 - Last gasp triumph tastes sweeter
Advancing to the quarter-final play-offs of the competition means much more to Joensuun Kataja, Paris Levallois and Khimik Yuzhne, that punched their ticket on the final day of the Last 16, than to teams who had done their homework early.

February 27, 2013 - Zadar signs Dwight Thorne
Zadar signed for the season Dwight Thorne. The American player started the season with Peristeri averaging 10.9ppg, 2.6rpg and 2.1apg in 17 games in Greek A1. Zadar in big problems in ABA Adriatic league with 7-15 record.

February 27, 2013 - Hapoel Tel-Aviv signs Anthony Goods
Hapoel Tel-Aviv (Winner League) signed 26-year old American guard Anthony Goods. He started the season in BC Kyiv in Ukraine. In 30 Superleague games he had very impressive stats: 17.2ppg, 3.3rpg, 3.8apg and 1.0spg this season.

February 27, 2013 - EuroChallenge Quarter-Final pairings
Basketball fans could keep their calculators in their pockets on Tuesday night with a number of one-sided encounters making the EuroChallenge Last 16 final standings relatively straightforward.

February 27, 2013 - Telekom made to fight for win
Telekom Baskets wrapped up their successful EuroChallenge Group L campaign with an 86-72 victory but they were made to work for it by Tsmoki-Minsk. Having already secured their place in the quarter-finals alongside fellow German club EWE Baskets.

February 27, 2013 - Oldenburg hold off Okapi
EWE Baskets Oldenburg warmed up for the quarter-finals of the EuroChallenge by dispatching Okapi Aalstar 82-74 in their final Group L game. With the final standings already set - EWE Baskets sure of first and Okapi of third - there was nothing but pride riding on this game.

February 26, 2013 - Paris edge Szolnoki to advance
Paris Levallois used a strong third quarter to come back and claim a hard-fought 80-74 road victory over Szolnoki Olaj in the winner-takes-all clash for a place in the last eight of the EuroChallenge.

February 26, 2013 - Krzyzewski done with Team USA after 7 years
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will not return to coach USA Basketball after the Blue Devils' season, he said Tuesday. Krzyzewski was hired by Colangelo in the wake of the team's disappointing sixth-place finish at the 2002 worlds in Indianapolis.

February 26, 2013 - Kataja down Karsiyaka to advance
Joensuun Kataja snuck into the quarter-finals of the EuroChallenge with an 87-79 victory over Pinar Karsiyaka. They did the hard work themselves, though, slowly building a lead that reached as many as 19 early in the second half.

February 26, 2013 - Dennis Rodman is touring North Korea on a diplomatic mission
Rodman is joining three members of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team and a VICE correspondent for a news show on North Korea that will air on HBO later this year, VICE producers told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Tuesday before they landed.

February 26, 2013 - Khimik claim Quarters place
BC Khimik Yuzhne blew away the Norrkoping Dolphins 81-51 to secure their place in the quarter-finals of the EuroChallenge. At tip-off, both teams stood a chance of advancing from Group K but Khimik wasted no time.

February 26, 2013 - Krasnye top Tofas to remain unbeaten
Krasnye Krylia kept their unbeaten record in Group K of the EuroChallenge as they saw off Tofas SC 86-65 to finish the Last 16 round at 6-0. While Krasnye were long since assured of their place in the quarter-finals.

February 26, 2013 - EuroBasket Referee nominations announced
FIBA Europe has announced the list of nominated referees, commissioners and referee instructors for the upcoming EuroBasket Women and EuroBasket, respectively. A total of 27 referees were nominated for EuroBasket Women 2013, including nine female referees.

February 26, 2013 - Ohlbrecht joins NBA's European legion
The 24-year-old forward/center signed a multi-year (three-year long according to some sources) contract with the Houston Rockets and will join on the team two other European big men, Turkey's Ömer Asik and Lithuania's Donatas Motiejunas.

February 26, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 22
Led by Aleksa Popovic, Eurocup quarterfinalist Buducnost Voli Podgorica picked up an important 60-72 away victory at Zadar to move into sole possession of the third place in the Adriatic League standings.

February 26, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 24
With league leader Brose Baskets Bamberg playing Monday, Top 16 team Alba Berlin and Eurocup quarterfinalist ratiopharm Ulm picked up victories to improve to league’s second-best 15-7 record. Ulm beat visiting BBC Bayreuth 88-72.

February 26, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 18
Powerhouses Panathinaikos and Olympiacos built on their Euroleague Top 16 success, picking up convincing victories in the Greek League. Olympiacos smashed Peristeri 105-57 to improve to a league-best 16-1.

February 26, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 19
League co-leader Fenerbahce Ulker had a coaching change while awaiting its all-Euroleague clash against Besiktas JK Istanbul on Monday, meanwhile Anadolu Efes got back on the winning track in the domestic competition, downing last place Antalya 96-71.

February 26, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 20
BCM Gravelines took a thrilling 71-68 home win Saturday over fourth-place Le Mans to stay atop the French League table with 15-5 record. Le Mans led 30-38 at halftime, but in the third quarter Gravelines took off on a 23-13 run to lead 53-51.

February 26, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 judgement day preview
Whether you enjoy watching top-level basketball, take pleasure in the drama that make-or-break situations provide, or simply have an inkling for advanced mathematics, you cannot afford to miss a moment of the final day of the Last 16 on Tuesday.

February 25, 2013 - Caja Laboral releases Cabezas
Caja Laboral Vitoria announced Monday that veteran guard Carlos Cabezas has been released, effective immediately. Cabezas, 32, joined the club over the summer and took part in 14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games, during which he averaged 4.9 points.

February 25, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Analysis: Unics Kazan vs. Valencia Basket
The only two previous Eurocup champions alive in the competition meet in this exciting quarterfinals clash. Unics Kazan, the 2011 Eurocup winner, won Group L with a 4-2 record. Valencia, a two-time champ, was the Group J runner-up with a 4-2 record.

February 25, 2013 - EuroBasket 2013 Schedule Announced
FIBA Europe and the EuroBasket 2013 Local Organising Committee announced, official competition schedule of the event which is to be played in Slovenia, 4-22 September. Tip-off times of the day's 3 games in each of the First Round groups are identical 14:30, 17:45 and 21:00.

February 25, 2013 - ABA League – Clarification Regarding Clubs Participating in the 2013-14 Euroleague
Euroleague Basketball would like to clarify the qualification criteria for the clubs coming from the ABA League to participate in the 2013-14 Euroleague. Euroleague Basketball would also like to correct the statements made by Mr. Josip Bilic, ABA League CEO.

February 25, 2013 - EuroChallenge Roundup: Morale Boosts For 3 Contenders
Three of the eight teams that are involved in do-or-die games on the final day of EuroChallenge Last 16 action will enter the fight with their morale high, following victories on the domestic front at the weekend.

February 25, 2013 - EuroCup Women clubs claim Cup success
There were a number of Cup Finals played out across Europe, with a trio of EuroCup Women clubs all celebrating clinching of domestic silverware. There was delight for Partizan Galenika as they cruised to a 103-71 win vs. Radivoj Korac in the Milan Ciga Vasojevic Serbian Cup.

February 25, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 22
All four Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams picked up victories in Week 22 of the Spanish League, and so did Eurocup quarterfinalist Uxue Bilbao Basket. Caja Laboral got back to its winning ways, picking up 13th win in last 14 league matches by downing Gran Canaria 85-74.

February 25, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 20
Pallacanestro Cantu took a 67-60 success in the Italian League classic with first-place Cimberio Varese to raise its record to 13-7, tied for fourth place in the table. Varese fell into a first-place tie with Banco di Sardegna Sassari at 16-4 each.

February 25, 2013 - Polish League, All Star game
Polish stars beat the Czech stars 109-104 in an All Star exhibition game that took place Wroclaw on Sunday. The team selected from Tauron Basket Liga players made a 12-2 run in the first quarter to take 27-20 lead.

February 25, 2013 - Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 32
Budvielnik routing Cherkasy 90-75 to raise its record to 25-7 and stay well atop the Ukrainian League table. A shining first half that ended 55-41 broke the game. Leo Lyons contributed 23 points and Artur Drozdov 13 for the winners.

February 25, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Analysis: Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs. Buducnost VOLI Podgorica
Lokomotiv Kuban was the top team in the Last 16 with a 5-1 record to win Group K. Moreover, Coach Evgeny Pashutin’s side led the phase in average index performance rating (102.7), assists (21.5 apg.) and with the fewest rebounds allowed (27.5 rpg.).

February 24, 2013 - Simone Pianigiani quits Fenerbahce
The big-spenders Fenerbahce Ulker will have to look for a new coach to lead the team after Simone Pianigiani announced his resignation due to personal reasons. Despite bringing some of the top players in Europe last summer the Turkish side is struggling season in Euroleague.

February 24, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom demolished Mega Vizura and won NIJT in Belgrade
Crvena Zvezda Telekom won its third consecutive Belgrade NIJT title! Tournament host Zvezda defeated Mega Vizura 88-56 in the Belgrade derby final game on Sunday in Zeleznik, and has automatically qualified for its third consecutive final round appearance.

February 24, 2013 - INSEP topped Partizan mt:s in NIJT third place game
INSEP of France won the third place at the Belgrade NIJT after rallying from 18 points down to beat Partizan mt:s Belgrade 79-71 in the bronze medal game on Sunday. Charly Pontens scored a tournament-high 33 points to help INSEP finish on a winning note.

February 24, 2013 - 2013 Belgrade NIJT, Day 3
Day 2 of the 2013 Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade finished with two finalists: Crvena Zvezda Telekom vs. Mega Vizura Belgrade, Sunday at 14:15 CET in a Belgrade derby that will be worth a ticket to London.

February 24, 2013 - Union Olimpija surprised Partizan mt:s in Belgrade
In Game 22 in ABA Adriatic league, Union Olimpija wins over Partizan mt:s in road game with 73-71. Good game for Union Olimpija and very important win. Partizan mt:s played with a lot of ups and downs, and looked pretty confused in some moments in this game.

February 24, 2013 - LeBron's triple-double lifts Heat over 76ers
Before he took a seat on the bench, LeBron James made sure to grab one more rebound. James had 16 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his 35th career triple-double and the Miami Heat cruised to their 10th straight win, 114-90 over the Philadelphia 76ers.

February 24, 2013 - Wizards fend off Rockets' 3s for 105-103 win
The Rockets dominated early with an impressive 3-point shooting display and finished with more attempts than any NBA team this season. The Wizards countered by going big and going inside and it paid off when the former league laughingstock took down another winning team.

February 23, 2013 - Cedevita broken in Hungary
Szolnoki Olaj shocked Cedevita on Saturday and is on a good way to escape the last position on the standings. With this win, Szolnoki Olaj improved to 7-15 record, and Cedevita dropped to 12-10 record.

February 23, 2013 - Worthington back in Australia
Radnicki will play some very important games in the upcoming weeks but without center Mark Worthington. The Australian giant injured his shoulder and will have to undergo the surgery, which is why he returned to his homeland, where he will continue his rehabilitation.

February 23, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Analysis: Uxue Bilbao Basket vs. ratiopharm Ulm
Uxue Bilbao Basket rolls into the Eurocup Quarterfinals on a four-game winning streak and as the Group J winner with a 4-2 record, including three wins by double-digit margins. Bilbao also boasts the best record in the Eurocup so far this season with 10 wins and just 2 losses.

February 23, 2013 - Tina Charles is Play-Offs Day 2 MVP
It was a bittersweet Friday night for Wisla Can-Pack's center Tina Charles, as she delivered another remarkable double-double performance, but could not prevent her team's defeat. Having won their first EuroLeague Women play-off game at Bourges Basket in dramatic fashion.

February 23, 2013 - Hernandez parts ways with Wisla
Spanish play-caller Jose Hernandez has left his position at Wisla Can-Pack by mutual consent meaning he will not be at the helm for the EuroLeague Women play-off series decider against Bourges in France on Wednesday.

February 23, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 8 bwin tri-MVPs: Devin Smith, Roko Ukic and Luka Zoric
For the first time in over two years, the weekly MVP honor is shared by three players! Devin Smith of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, Roko Ukic of Panathinaikos Athens and Luka Zoric of Unicaja Malaga all played significant roles in their respective team’s victories.

February 23, 2013 - 2013 Belgrade NIJT, Day 2
Day 1 of the 2013 Nike International Junior Tournament in Belgrade saw four teams stand out with 2-0 records: Crvena Zvezda Telekom and Mega Vizura in Group A; INSEP and Partizan mt:s Belgrade in Group B.

February 23, 2013 - Kosice Clinch Debut F8 Place
Plenette Pierson and Allie Quigley headlined once again for Good Angels Kosice as the Slovakian club reached their first EuroLeague Women Final Eight after a 74-64 victory at Perfumerias Avenida wrapped up the series against the 2011 champions.

February 23, 2013 - Palau, Snell Fire Polkowice To F8
The party is underway for CCC Polkowice after a fantastic 28 point haul from Belinda Snell and a great overall performance by Laia Palau catapulted them to Final Eight after a 76-70 home floor win against Nadezhda.

February 23, 2013 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Analysis: Budivelnik Kiev vs. Spartak St. Petersburg
Budivelnik enters the Eurocup Quarterfinals as the Group I champion with a 4-2 record. Spartak was the Group K runner-up at 3-3, though its nine wins this season are tied for second most in the competition. Both teams have been particularly strong at home.

February 22, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Real Madrid 77 - 72 Alba Berlin
Real Madrid needed to resist a second comeback by Alba Berlin to hold on at home for a 77-72 victory on Friday and keep its share of first place in Top 16 Group E. Madrid survived a scare to raise its record to 7-1, tied with Anadolu Efes Istanbul for first place.

February 22, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 74 Caja Laboral
Olympiacos Piraeus led from start to finish in routing Caja Laboral Vitoria 82-74 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium to remain tied for third place in Top 16 Group F. The defending champs improved to 5-3, while dropping Vitoria to fifth place at 4-4.

February 22, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 63 - 60 CSKA Moscow
Anadolu Efes Istanbul registered a pivotal win in Top 16 Group E by edging CSKA Moscow 63-60 at home on Friday. Efes improved to 7-1 and registered its seventh consecutive win in Group F. CSKA dropped to 5-3 and is tied with Panathinaikos for third place.

February 22, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, BC Khimki Moscow Region 87 - 56 Besiktas JK
BC Khimki Moscow Region got back to its winning ways on its home court with a comfortable 87-56 win over Besiktas JK Istanbul on Friday afternoon. It was Khimki’s seventh victory in eight home games this season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.

February 22, 2013 - Kleiza health alarm goes off in Lithuania
Lithuania head coach Jonas Kazlauskas could very well be thinking that he should call his predecessor, Kestutis Kemzura, at some point soon, to ask him for advice. According to media reports in the Baltic country, Linas Kleiza is struggling with his return from injury.

February 22, 2013 - NBA deals only affect Udrih, Calderon
The NBA transfer deadline came and went on Thursday night and left only two players of the sizeable European contingent in the league looking for carton boxes to pack their stuff and move house.

February 22, 2013 - Kirilenko retires from National team
FIBA Europe Player of the Year for 2012 Andrei Kirilenko made public on Thursday his decision to retire from the Russian national team, for family reasons. The Russian super star however left a window open to reconsider his retirement from international duty in the future.

February 22, 2013 - 2013 Belgrade NIJT is underway!
The last qualifying tournament for the future stars, in Belgrade, will go on until Sunday. The second decade of the Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament brings this showcase for young players from around the world to a new and special place.

February 22, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 22 preview
Game 22 in ABA Adriatic league will start today with only one game. Three games will be played tomorrow, Saturday, February 23. At Sunday, February 24, two more games, and finally at Monday, February 25, one game.

February 22, 2013 - Diamantidis is new Euroleague steals king
He had already long cemented his place in Euroleague lore with his fantastic list of achievements, and now Panathinaikos guard Dimitris Diamantidis has a new crowning feat. On Thursday against Zalgiris in Kaunas, Lithuania, he became the competition’s career leader in steals.

February 22, 2013 - Split signed Sirisicevic
After Filip Kruslin broke his leg Split signed a new player Ivan Siriscevic with whom it will try to fill the gap in the team. He is Split's ex-player, who grew up in the club and has been playing in Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary and Romunia since he left Split.

February 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Zalgiris Kaunas 73 - 78 Panathinaikos Athens
Panathinaikos Athens picked up a huge 73-78 away win over Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday night as Roko Ukic scored 11 of his 21 points in the final six minutes and Dimitris Diamantidis set the all-time Euroleague steals record.

February 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Brose Baskets 65 - Unicaja Malaga 68
Brose Baskets Bamberg missed a pair of three-point shots to tie the game in the final seconds before Unicaja escaped from Stechert Arena with a 65-68 victory on Thursday. The win lifted Unicaja to 4-4 to remain in fifth place in Top 16 Group E, while Bamberg remained winless.

February 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Maccabi Electra 92 - 61 Montepaschi Siena
Maccabi Electra rejuvenated its playoffs hopes with a 92-61 pasting off Montepaschi Siena on Thursday night at Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv. Devin Smith and Yogev Ohayon each scored 19 to pace the Israeli champs, who improved to 3-5 in Top 16 Group F.

February 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 8, Fenerbahce Ulker 60 - 99 Barcelona Regal
FC Barcelona sent a message that echoed all through Top 16 Group F by downing Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 60-99 in Turkey on Thursday. Barcelona improved to 7-1 to remain atop Group F. Fenerbahce dropped to 2-6 and saw its playoff hopes take a serious hit.

February 21, 2013 - Andreja Milutinovic, Crvena Zvezda Telekom part ways
As it was rumored in last days, maybe weeks, it is finally confirmed today. Andreja Milutinovic is not player of Crvena Zvezda Telekom anymore. I must say that I am very disappointed because he didn’t get chance in this season to prove his extraordinary talent.

February 21, 2013 - LeBron: Drazen best Non-US player ever
Former Croatian and Yugoslavia legend Drazen Petrovic died tragically in a car accident in Germany almost 20 years ago, on 7 June 1993, four months before reaching the age of 29. He was nicknamed Mozart early on in his career.

February 21, 2013 - Die-Hard Kataja want fairytale to go on
Not for the first time this season, Joensuun Kataja had a pleasant surprise in store for their loyal fans on Tuesday night. Trailing Gaz Metan Medias by 16 points in the third quarter, defeat and abandoning all hope for a top-two finish in Last 16 Group I.

February 21, 2013 - Besiktas JK lands Ricky Minard
On the eve of the deadline to register new players to play in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, Besiktas JK Istanbul announced the addition of small forward Ricky Minard until the end of the campaign. Minard SAIE3 Virtus Bologna of Italy.

February 21, 2013 - CSKA releases Christmas, re-registers Papaloukas
On the deadline for Euroleague roster changes this season, CSKA Moscow announced that it has released shooting guard Dionte Christmas and re-registered legend Theo Papaloukas for the remainder of the season.

February 21, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16 Week 6 MVP: Walter Hodge, Stelmet Zielona Gora
What was already a season to remember for Walter Hodge and Stelmet Zielona Gora finished on a high note Wednesday. Despite knowing before the game that Zielona Gora could not advance to the quarterfinals, Hodge led the team to an exciting victory over Lokomotiv Kuban.

February 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 8: Crucial games for playoff hopefuls
The second half of the new and expanded Top 16 blasts off this week with more pivotal showdowns than might be expected for just the eighth game of 14 in this round. As some teams scrambled to get an edge before Wednesday's roster deadline.

February 21, 2013 - Ivana Matovic is EuroLeague Women Play-Offs Day 1 MVP
Fenerbahce stormed out of the gates on Tuesday night to clinch a convincing 93-61 victory and a 1-0 lead in their EuroLeague Women play-off series against Uni Györ. The Serbian center finished the game with 28 points on 13-of-15 shooting from the floor.

February 21, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 roundup
The penultimate day of EuroChallenge Last 16 action brought smiles to Pinar Karsiyaka, BCM Gravelines Dunkerque and Telekom Baskets Bonn, who punched their ticket to the quarter-final play-offs.
February 20, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Cajasol Seville 68 - 66 Spartak St. Petersburg
Tomas Satoransky’s last-second tip-in lifted Cajasol Seville to a 66-64 victory over Spartak St. Petersburg in the Last 16 Group K finale. After Spartak used a 0-22 first-half run to dominate the proceedings, Satoransky starred as he led the hosts back in the third quarter.

February 20, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Stelmet Zielona Gora 94 - 88 Lokomotiv Kuban
Stelmet Zielona Gora bowed out of the Eurocup on a high-note with an impressive come-from-behind victory, 94-88, over Lokomotiv Kuban. The hosts used a 13-0 fourth-quarter run into the last minute to stun Lokomotiv and snatch a win.

February 20, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, BC Budivelnik Kiev 88 - 77 Triumph Lyubertsy
BC Budivelnik Kiev became the Last 16 Group I champion by downing BC Triumph Lyubertsy 88-77 in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday. Budivelnik won group I with a 4-2 record and will face Spartak St. Petersburg in the two-way Eurocup Quarterfinals.

February 20, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, KK Buducnost VOLI 66 - 50 Banvit BK Bandirma
KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica reached the Eurocup Quarterfinals for the second consecutive season by thrashing Banvit BK Bandirma 66-50 in a do-or-die showdown in the Montenegrin capital in Last 16 Group I on Wednesday.

February 20, 2013 - Polish teams cause upsets on the road
Polish Clubs Wisla Can Pack and CCC Polkowice were providing the talking point following the first night of the EuroLeague Women playoffs, with both claiming clinical road wins over higher seeds.

February 20, 2013 - Hassell is EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 MVP
The game between Szolnoki Olaj and Hapoel Unet Holon finished on Tuesday night with the hosts taking a clear 81-66 win, but Holon forward Franklin Hassell is probably still in Hungary, bringing down boards.

February 20, 2013 - Team England receives wild card for 2013 Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce that Team England’s U18 national team have been awarded a wild card to compete at the 2013 Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament (NIJT) in London, UK from May 9 to 12.

February 20, 2013 - Zalgiris fortifies backcourt with McGrath
Zalgiris Kaunas fortified its backcourt with the signing of guard Donnie McGrath through the end of the 2013-14 season. McGrath (1.93 meters, 28 years old) takes over the roster spot vacated by Ibby Jaaber, who left the club last month.

February 20, 2013 - Karsiyaka finish top of Group
Pinar Karsiyaka secured top spot in Group I of the EuroChallenge Last 16 as they hung on for an 84-75 victory over BK Ventspils. Karsiyaka built a big lead midway through the game and then hung on as a determined rally from Ventspils brought them right back in it.

February 20, 2013 - Bokolo On The Buzzer For Gravelines   
Yannick Bokolo's buzzer-beating basket put BCM Gravelines into the EuroChallenge play-offs, with an 87-86 overtime win away to French rivals Paris Levallois securing their progress from Group J.

February 20, 2013 - Quigley and Pierson on fire for Kosice
A combined 44 points from Allie Quigley and Plenette Pierson fuelled Good Angels Kosice to a convincing 82-68 success against Perfumerias Avenida in their first EuroLeague Women play-off clash.

February 20, 2013 - Schio hold nerve to see off Rivas
Famila Schio chose the perfect time to get back to winning ways as they kept their composure at the clutch, riding to a 69-63 victory against Rivas Ecopolis in their first meeting of the EuroLeague Women play-offs.

February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Galatasaray Medical Park 85 - 84 Crvena Zvezda Telekom
In a game between two sides already eliminated from Eurocup quarterfinals contention, Galatasaray Medical Park showed grit and determination to beat Crvena Zvezda Telekom 85-84 at home in Istanbul on Tuesday. Galatasaray finished with a 3-3 record.

February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Ratiopharm Ulm 77 - 79 Unics Kazan
Unics Kazan made sure it will play the second game of the quarterfinals at home by taking a last-second 77-79 win over host ratiopharm Ulm in a Group L thriller for first place on the final night of the Last 16. Both teams were already qualified.

February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Uxue Bilbao Basket 76 - 65 VEF Riga
Uxue Bilbao Basket used a game-ending 16-2 run to rally past visiting VEF Riga 76-65 and into the quarterfinals with a first-place finish in Group J on Tuesday. The victory was the fourth straight for Bilbao, which finished the Last 16 with 4-2 record.

February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6, Valencia Basket 104 - 55 Cez Nymburk
Valencia Basket thrashed visiting CEZ Basketball Nymburk 104-55 on Tuesday night to advance to the Eurocup quarterfinals for the seventh time in club history. Valencia ends the Last 16 with a 4-2 record, the same as Group J champion Bilbao.

February 19, 2013 - Polkowice win nail-biter at Nadezhda
CCC Polkowice continued their blistering recent form with a fifth win in six games as they took a significant step towards the Final Eight via a thrilling 74-71 EuroLeague Women play-off success at Nadezhda.

February 19, 2013 - Hammon helps Sparta&K past Targoviste
Veteran Becky Hammon rolled back the years with a scintillating performance to fire Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje to a 91-84 play-off victory against a resilient Municipal Targoviste in an entertaining EuroLeague Women shootout.

February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Week 6 qualification possibilities
Banvit BK Bandirma will advance to the quarterfinals from first place if it beats Buducnost Voli on the road. Banvit can also advance if it loses by less than 9 points and Budivelnik wins; if it loses by up to 5 points and Triumph beats Budivelnik.

February 19, 2013 - Brose Baskets bring in swingman Walsh
German champion Brose Baskets Bamberg strengthened its perimeter attack by signing swingman Matt Walsh for the remainder of the season. Walsh (1.99 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Belgian side Belgacom Spirou Charleroi.

February 19, 2013 - Eurosport 2 two-day-per-week live coverage of the Eurocup
Eurosport 2 continues with its two-night-a-week live game broadcasts. Tonight at 20:00 CET simultaneous broadcasts of Velancia Basket vs. CEZ Nymburk and Uxue Bilbao vs. VEF Riga. On Wednesday, Budivelnik vs. BC Triumph at 18:00 CET.

February 19, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 6: Decision time!
The Last 16 reaches a crescendo on Tuesday and Wednesday with drama that will send four more teams forward to the quarterfinals. The action starts with four simultaneous tipoffs at 20:00 CET on Tuesday.

February 19, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 21
Crvena Zvezda Telekom rallied from 15 points down to beat arch rival Partizan mt:s 84-76 and continue its pursue of ABA League leader Igokea which plays on Monday. Zvezda improved to 15-6 record, Partizan mt:s dropped to 13-8 record.

February 19, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 17
With league-leading Olympiacos Piraeus playing Monday, Panathinaikos Athens picked up its second straight victory to remain in a share of the second place in the Greek League standings. Panathinaikos led from start to finish, blasting Ikaros 97-72.

February 19, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 18
Eurocup teams had a successful week in the Turkish League, as Galatasaray Medical Park beat its city rival and a Euroleague contender Anodolu Efes 77-70, while Banvit BK Bandirma improved to a league-best 16-2 record with its ninth consecutive victory.

February 18, 2013 - Olympiacos bolsters backcourt with Perkins
Reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus reinforced its backcourt with the signing of point guard Doron Perkins for the remainder of the season. Perkins (1.89 meters, 29 years old) takes the roster spot of Evangelos Mantzaris.

February 18, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 preview
All eight EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 fixtures take place on Tuesday, on what could prove to be the most exhilarating day of action in the competition so far. Up to five teams could clinch qualification to the quarter-final play-offs on the day if results go their way.

February 18, 2013 - Rivas and Mendez head into the unknown
Rivas Ecopolis head coach Miguel Mendez has admitted he can't be sure of how his team will perform when they lock horns with Famila Schio in a mouth-watering play-off series as both clubs bid to secure successive appearances at Final Eight.

February 18, 2013 - Kelly McCarty, Unics part ways
As announced by the Russian club on Monday, shooting guard Kelly McCarty and Unics Kazan reached an agreement to terminate the player's contract. McCarty (2.01 meters, 38 years old) was in his third season with Unics after having arrived there in the summer of 2010.

February 18, 2013 - Alba Berlin lands Traore until end of season
German squad Alba Berlin announced on Monday evening the signing of big man Ali Traore until the end of the season. Traore (2.07 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Lokomotiv Kuban of Russia. He has almost not performed this season due to an injury.

February 18, 2013 - Zalgiris loses captain Jankunas for the season
Zalgiris Kaunas suffered a serious blow to its Top 16 aspirations with the news Monday that team captain Paulius Jankunas will be lost for the rest of the season due to a shoulder injury. Jankunas, 28, aggravated an existing injury in his right shoulder.

February 18, 2013 - Cajasol dedicates last Eurocup game to a good cause
Although it is already eliminated from the Eurocup going into the Last 16’s final week of play, the Spanish club Cajasol Seville is leaving with a touch of class, by dedicating its last game to help a little girl in need.
February 18, 2013 - Fener and Wisla fall ahead of Play-offs
There were some disappointing results for both Fenerbahce and Wisla Can-pack ahead of this weeks' EuroLeague Women play-offs, with both teams slumping to domestic losses. Fenerbahce went down 87-84 at Tarsus Belediye.

February 18, 2013 - Disneyland Paris Leaders Cup, final
Gravelines-Dunkerque added the new French Leaders Cup to its trophy case by outlasting Strasbourg 77-69 in the final on Sunday at Disneyland Paris. The victory was the third in as many days for Gravelines in the new tournament, held at the Disney Events Arena.

February 18, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 23
Brose Baskets Bamberg consolidated its position atop the German League standings by downing TBB Trier 84-96 on the road Sunday to raise its record to 20-2. A 46-61 first half made the difference, for the three-time defending champions.

February 18, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 21
Ante Tomic hit a buzzer-beater for FC Barcelona Regal to edge visiting Fuenlabrada 72-70 and pick up its fourth consecutive Spanish League victory that moved the reigning champs into a third place tie. Tomic finished with 18 points plus 8 rebounds.

February 18, 2013 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 20
Tenth-place Kotwica took a thrilling 75-73 win over one of the teams leading the table, PGE Turow, to fire up the Polish League over the weekend. Sean Mosley led Kotwica with 15 points, Grzegorz Arabas added 13 and Corey Jefferson 12.

February 18, 2013 - Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 31
Budivelnik Kiev raised its record atop the Ukrainian Legaue table to 23-7 by downing Ferro-ZNTU 68-75 on the road. Michailis Anisimov led the winners with 21 points and 7 rebounds, while Malcolm Delany nailed 20 with 9 assists.

February 18, 2013 - MZT pulled away at the end
It was a stressful home game for Cedevita, which suffered a defeat against MZT Skopje Aerodrom on Sunday. In Game 21 in ABA Adriatic league, MZT Skopje wins in real drama 80-78. MZT Skopje improved to 11-10 record, since Cedevita dropped to 12-9.

February 18, 2013 - Potocnik started with a victory
A new coach and a new energy was seen in Krka's play on Saturday, when the team from Novo mesto achieved a much needed victory to break its negative series. Krka wins over Split in road game 71-61 in Game 21 in ABA Adriatic league.

February 17, 2013 - Ross beats Evans in dunk contest
Terrence Ross had to settle his nerves at the start of the All-Star dunk contest. By the end, he was calming down a ball boy he needed as a prop for his winning slam. The 6-foot-6 Toronto rookie leapfrogged Michael Costolo, the son of Twitter CEO Dick Costolo.

February 17, 2013 - Szolnoki Olaj defeated another Euroleague team at home
Union Olimpija felt a huge disappointment in Hungary, where Szolnoki Olaj achieved another big victory. "I’m very happy. We did a good job today. We controlled the game 40 minutes and we won. My team played tonight as I wanted." said Szolnoki Olaj coach Nenad Asceric.

February 17, 2013 - Krka will keep Potocnik until the end of the season
Krka confirmed that the coach Gasper Potocnik will lead the team until the end of the season after Aleksander Sekulic was fired. The confirmation came just hours before the next ABA League against Split.

February 17, 2013 - Kruslin out until the end of the season
Filip Kruslin, who was an important part in Split's rotation especially since the team has plenty of problems with injuries, joined others on the injury list. Kruslin broke his leg during the practice on Thursday and will be sidelined until the end of the season.

February 16, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 7 bwin MVP: Sasha Kaun, CSKA Moscow
On CSKA Moscow’s star-studded team, it was an unheralded blue-collar ace in the paint that made the big impact in the biggest victory of any team in Top 16 Game 7. And for his contributions center Sasha Kaun earned bwin MVP of the week honors for the first time in his career.

February 16, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 21 preview
After one week break in ABA Adriatic league because National Cups were played in competitors countries, Game 21 will start today with three games. Two more game will be played tomorrow, Sunday, February 17, and two games at Monday, February 18.

February 16, 2013 - Fenerbahce ink key trio for next Season
They may have a crunch EuroLeague Women play-off series against Uni Gyor to focus on during coming days, but this hasn't stopped Fenerbahce from scanning the horizon and making some early preparations for next season.

February 16, 2013 - Euro-Fest at NBA All-Star weekend
Back in 1989, when Rimas Kurtinaitis was invited to the NBA three-point contest, the presence of a European at the All-Star Weekend was merely a touch of exoticism for an American TV audience that had never heard of basketball outside the US.

February 16, 2013 - Oscar Schmidt elected to the Hall of Fame
Brazilian legend Oscar Schmidt is the International candidate who will be inducted to the Hall of Fame. International committee voted for the Brazilian former super-star to become the newest International member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

February 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Montepaschi Siena 85 - 74 Caja Laboral Vitoria
Montepaschi Siena hit 15 three-pointers on 26 attempts en route to an 85-74 victory over Caja Laboral Vitoria on Friday night. The win improved Siena’s record to 6-1 and a share of first place in Top 16 Group F alongside FC Barcelona Regal.

February 15, 2013 - Zoran Planinic sets Top 16 assist mark
Zoran Planinic continued his brilliant season by setting a new Euroleague Top 16 single-game assists record with 13 in BC Khimki Moscow Region’s 82-87 loss against Olympiacos Piraeus on Friday. The previous mark was 12, held by three players.

February 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 78 - 72 Besiktas JK
Fenerbahce Ulker won the first ever Euroleague meeting against its Istanbul rival Besiktas JK 78-72 on Friday at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 25 points to pace Fener in an exciting game that featured five lead changes in the last four minutes of the game.

February 15, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, BC Khimki MR 82 - 87 Olympiacos Piraeus
Olympiacos Piraeus registered a critical road win in Top 16 Group F by edging BC Khimki Moscow Region 82-87 in Russia on Friday. The two teams are now tied at 4-3 at the halfway mark of this round. Kyle Hines and Vassilis Spanoulis paced the winners with 19 points each.

February 15, 2013 - Team and Fans count most for Kirilenko
When FIBA Europe announced last Thursday that Andrei Kirilenko was the winner of the vote for the 2012 Men's Player of the Year Award, the sun was yet to rise across the Atlantic and the Russian star was fast asleep in Minneapolis.

February 15, 2013 - Halvarsson and Sweden deliver atonement
When Louice Halvarsson and her Swedish team-mates celebrated qualification for EuroBasket Women last summer, it completed a healing process which wasn't just about ending 25 years of hurt.

February 15, 2013 - Brose Baskets releases Gipson
German champion Brose Baskets Bamberg announced Thursday that it has come to an agreement with guard Teddy Gipson on the termination of his contract. Gipson joined the club over the summer and appeared in all 16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague games to date.

February 15, 2013 - EuroCup Women Finalists decided
Kayseri Kaski spor and Dynamo Moscow will face each other in the 2013 EuroCup Women Finals. Dynamo Moscow eliminated fellow Russian side Chevakata Vologda in the Semi-Finals, winning 150-135 on aggregate.

February 15, 2013 - Kayseri ease to another Final
Last year's EuroCup Women runners-up Kayseri Kaski spor will get the chance to go one better this season after breezing to another Final appearance with a 73-65 success against MBK Ruzomberok.

February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 74 - 72 Real Madrid
Anadolu Efes claimed a big scalp to round off the first half of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, handing Real Madrid its first defeat of the competition’s second stage. The 74-72 win extends Efes’s own unbeaten streak to six games.

February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Brose Baskets 87 - 88 Zalgiris Kaunas
Marko Popovic sank 3 free throws with no time on the clock in overtime to lead Zalgiris Kaunas over Brose Baskets Bamberg 87-88 at Stechert Arena on Thursday night. It was a thrilling game throughout and Bamberg seemed on track for its first Top 16 win.

February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Maccabi Electra 77 - 82 FC Barcelona Regal
FC Barcelona Regal sent a message that echoed all around Top 16 Group F by downing Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 77-82 at Nokia Arena on Thursday. Barcelona reached the Top 16's halfway mark with a 6-1 record to remain alone in first place.

February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, Alba Berlin 65 - 67 Unicaja Malaga
Marcus Williams’s pull-up three-pointer with less than a second to go lifted Unicaja Malaga to a 65-67 victory over Alba Berlin at o2 World in the German capital on Thursday. The shot capped an exciting game with both teams in it until the buzzer.

February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 7, CSKA Moscow 86 - 69 Panathinaikos Athens
CSKA Moscow used a big third quarter to roll past Panathinaikos Athens 86-69 and get back on the winning track in the Top 16. The victory snapped CSKA’s two-game losing streak as it improved to 5-2 and could move into second place in Group E by the end of the night.

February 14, 2013 - Weems Is EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 4 MVP
Most basketball coaches will tell you that it's not how you start, but how you finish that matters the most. Kyle Weems however must be a firm believer of the cliché that the early bird catches the worm or, in this case, the weekly MVP award in a European competition.

February 14, 2013 - Rookie Ogwumike revered in Polkowice
Hailed in some quarters as one of the best to have ever played women's college basketball, Nnemkadi Ogwumike parachuted into EuroLeague Women last October and has managed to live up to expectations.

February 14, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16 Week 5 MVP: Walter Hodge, Stelmet Zielona Gora
Walter Hodge of Stelmet Zielona Gora continued what has been a brilliant first Eurocup season for both player and club by leading his team to road win at Cajasol Seville and claiming Last 16 Week 5 MVP honors with the highest index rating seen yet in the Last 16 in over two years.

February 14, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 7: Let the playoff races resume!
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 reaches its halfway mark this week with critical games all over the continent. Top teams nearing playoffs qualification, battles for survival and pivotal showdowns will be everywhere in Groups E and F.

February 14, 2013 - Medias ecstatic, Karsiyaka wary after upset
Gaz Metan Medias produced the big upset of the EuroChallenge Last 16 on Tuesday, by handing Pinar Karsiyaka their first defeat in the Last 16, 77-69. Romanian side did not make up for the point differential in the 89-59 loss they had suffered in the reverse fixture in Turkey.

February 14, 2013 - Kayseri and Dynamo Favourites for Final
Both Kayseri Kaski spor and Dynamo Moscow are in the box-seat to advance to the EuroCup Women Final ahead of the semi-final second leg games. Kayseri, in particular, look to already have one foot firmly in another Final.

February 14, 2013 - EWE Baskets into Quarters
EWE Baskets Oldenburg have seen off resilient hosts Tsmoki-Minsk 72-66, assuring their position in the EuroChallenge quarter-finals. Following a docile first half in which both teams struggled for ascendency and went into the break tied at 29.

February 14, 2013 - Gala swoop, Bourges sign Coleman
Galatasaray have reacted to the loss of influential point guard Lindsay Whalen by securing the services of both Lindsey Harding and the naturalised Montenegrin Eshaya Murphy, whilst Bourges have strengthened their roster with the addition of Marissa Coleman.

February 13, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, Crvena Zvezda Telekom 78 - 92 Ratiopharm Ulm
Ratiopharm Ulm made club history in its debut Eurocup season by beating Crvena Zvezda Telekom 78-92 in Belgrade Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals. Ulm, which improved to 3-2, hosts Unics Kazan next week with first place in the group at stake.

February 13, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, Banvit BK Bandirma 94 - 85 BC Budivelnik Kiev
BK Banvit Bandirma came out on top in a must-win game against Budivelnik Kiev on Wednesday night, shaking off a late scare thanks to a great performance from Chuck Davis. The hosts hit a late basket in the 94-85 triumph that could be crucial.

February 13, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, Lokomotiv Kuban 77 - 72 Spartak St. Petersburg
Lokomotiv Kuban became the Group K champion by routing Spartak St. Petersburg 77-72 on Wednesday in Krasnodar, Russia. Lokomotiv remained undefeated with a 5-0 record, while Spartak, which had already qualified for the quarterfinals, is second at 3-2.

February 13, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, BC Triumph 76 - 66 KK Buducnost VOLI
BC Triumph Lyubertsy rejoined the race to reach the Eurocup Quarterfinals by downing KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica 76-66 in Last 16 Group I at home on Wednesday. Both teams now tie in Group I, each with a 2-3 record.

February 13, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, Unics Kazan 64 - 57 Galatasaray Medical Park
Despite late comeback efforts by the guests, Unics Kazan managed to hold off Galatasaray Medical Park on Wednesday, and racked up a valuable home win by 64-57. This result could grant the Russian team a berth in the Quarterfinals thanks to a 3-2 record in Group L.

February 13, 2013 - Travis had a car accident
Zadar's best player Romeo Travis had a car accident on Tuesday morning while driving down the highway A1 close to Zadar. Travis was driving too fast and lost the control of the car, which is why he ran into the safety railing along the highway.

February 13, 2013 - Croatian association fined Cedevita and Tomas
The incident of Marko Tomas after the Croatian National Cup final, when he attacked one of the fans, was the reason that the Croatian National Association decided to fine the club and the player.

February 13, 2013 - Fourth Quarter rally gives BCM victory
BCM Gravelines came storming back in the fourth quarter to beat Szolnoki Olaj 82-78 and keep pace with French rivals Paris Levallois at the top of Group J in the EuroChallenge Last 16. Curti led Gravelines with 14 points while Mbaye had 12, Johnson 11 and Dwight Buycks 10.

February 13, 2013 - Unbeaten Red Wings book Play-Off spot
Krasnye Krylia extended their unbeaten record in Group K of the EuroChallenge Last 16 to 4-0 with a straightforward 93-68 road win over the struggling Norrköping Dolphins, being the first team to book their spot in the quarter-final play-offs.

February 13, 2013 - UMMC go with Parker, Györ turn to Lima
UMMC Ekaterinburg have announced they have opted to play in-form Candace Parker instead of Sue Bird at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight, whilst Cindy Lima has inked a deal with play-off participants Uni Györ until the end of the season.

February 13, 2013 - Paris rally to take big Win
Paris Levallois ran out comfortable 101-84 winners over Group J's winless team Hapoel Holon, but only after they had undone the damage of a stunning first quarter. Paris stayed top of their EuroChallenge Last 16 group as seven players scored in double figures.

February 12, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, Cajasol Seville 81 - 85 Stelmet Zielona Gora
Stelmet Zielona Gora came from a 15-point deficit to shock Cajasol Seville 81-85 on Tuesday night. Although both teams had already been eliminated from quarterfinals contention, the victory improved Zielona Gora to 2-3 and secured them third place in Group K.

February 12, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, CEZ Basketball Nymburk 69 - 83 Uxue Bilbao
Uxue Bilbao Basket took over its own fate in the Last 16 by posting a strong 69-83 road win against CEZ Nymburk on Tuesday in the Czech Republic. Bilbao is now tied in first place with Valencia Basket and VEF Riga, all with 3-2 records.

February 12, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 5, VEF Riga 96 - 103 Valencia Basket
With its possible elimination at stake, two-time Eurocup champion Valencia Basket rallied from a 22-point deficit to grab a life-saving 96-103 overtime win over VEF Riga in the Latvian capital on Tuesday. With this victory, Valencia gained control of its own fate in Group J.

February 12, 2013 - Meeting between BSL and NBA jump-off cooperation
The chairman of the Israeli League Shmuel Frenkel met NBA Commissioner David Stern, who recently announced the end of his term in February 2014 after 30 years since he took office.

February 12, 2013 - Eurosport 2 two-day-per-week live coverage of the Eurocup
Eurosport 2 continues with its two-night-a-week live game broadcasts with VEF Riga vs. Valencia Basket at 18:30 CET on Tuesday and then Lokomotiv Kuban vs. Spartak SPB on Wednesday at 17:30 CET.

February 12, 2013 - Kirilenko Men's Player of the year 2012
Andrei Kirilenko has been voted as FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year 2012, reclaiming the award he previously won back in 2007. Whilst most NBA players became frustrated during the lockout that kept them of the courts at the end of 2011.

February 12, 2013 - Radivoja Koraca Cup final
In a game that spanned two days, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade downed archrival Partizan mt:s Belgrade 69-78 to claim the Radivoja Koraca Cup on Monday. The victory ended Zvezda's six-year title drought, as well as the run of five consecutive Serbian Cup titles for Partizan.

February 12, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 19
Gravelines-Dunkerque took a slim 83-85 away success over Cholet this weekend to stay atop the French League table with 14-5 record. Cholet led 43-34 at halftime then had a narrow 74-69 late, before a 0-6 run gave the guests a 74-75 advantage.

February 12, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16 Game 5: it's crunch time!
The 2012-13 Eurocup Last 16 reaches its most decisive games as many teams can either qualify, be eliminated or win their respective groups in a pivotal, critical Week 5. Only two teams,PBC Lokomotiv Kuban and Spartak St. Peterburg in Group K, have qualified so far.

February 12, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Week 5 qualification possibilities
BC Budivelnik Kiev qualifies for the quarterfinals with a victory at Banvit BK Bandirma. Kiev will finish first if it wins and BC Triumph Lyubertsy defeats KK Buducnost Voli. BC Triumph Lyubertsy will be eliminated if it loses at home to KK Buducnost Voli.

February 12, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 4 preview
The three teams that lead their respective EuroChallenge Last 16 groups undefeated, Pinar Karsiyaka, Krasnye Krylia and EWE Baskets Oldenburg, will punch their ticket to the quarter-final play-offs if they win in Week 4 action on Tuesday.

February 11, 2013 - Dumerc Women's Player of the year 2012
France's Celine Dumerc has been voted as FIBA Europe Women's Player of the Year for 2012. The guard was the clear-cut winner, easily winning the fan and expert voting polls, seeing off Eva Viteckova of the Czech Republic and Russia's Becky Hammon.

February 11, 2013 - Rivas go with Vajda to replace Nicholls
Rivas Ecopolis have turned to power forward Anna Vajda in a bid to strengthen their frontcourt options and fill the void left by the now departed Laura Nicholls who opted to leave the club over the weekend.

February 11, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom won 2013 Radivoj Korac Cup
After all bad things yesterday in Final game in Radivoj Korac Cup Final, Crvena Zvezda Telekom topped Partizan mt:s today. Teams played little more than 14 minutes today, after game was suspended yesterday because of hooligans and incidents in Jezero Sport hall.

February 11, 2013 - Krka fired coach Sekulic
Defeat in Slovenian Cup semi-final was decisive for the latest move in Krka, where coach Sekulic was fired. Krka is currently 9th in ABA League with 8-12 record and was unable to qualify for Eurochallenge Top 16 just two years after winning trophy in this competition.

February 11, 2013 - Greece earn Gold in TBF U16 Tourney
When Greece and Serbia, the only two undefeated teams in the Turkish Federation (TBF) U16 international tournament stepped on the court in Sakarya on Saturday for the final, something had to give.

February 11, 2013 - Whalen exits Gala, break for Nicholls
The EuroLeague Women title hopes of Galatasaray suffered a major setback after star playmaker Lindsay Whalen departed over the weekend, whilst Rivas and Spanish national team center Laura Nicholls is taking an indefinite break from the sport.

February 11, 2013 - Serbian Cup will continue on Monday
Incidents during game were the main reason that final of Serbian Cup will continue on Monday after referees stopped the game in the 26th minute. Game between Partizan m:ts and Crvena zvezda Telekom was stopped after fans of both clubs first caused incidents.

February 11, 2013 - Bajic threatens to leave the club
Igokea defeated Siroki WWin in the final of Bosnian Cup but in moments of another big success coach Dragan Bajic said he will leave the club in case the national federation will not change its decision regarding the number of domestic players for the national championship.

February 11, 2013 - Copa del Rey final
FC Barcelona Regal won its 23rd Spanish King's Cup in dominant fashion on Sunday by outgunning Valencia Basket 85-69 before 14,120 fans in Vitoria, Spain. Barcelona led on the scoreboard for most of the game and placed six scorers in double figures.

February 11, 2013 - Greek Cup, Final
Panathinaikos Athens defended the Greek Cup crown by holding off hard-charging Olympiacos Piraeus for a 81-78 in the final on Sunday. It was the 14th national cup title for the Greens, who led for almost the entire game.

February 11, 2013 - Coppa Italia final
Montepaschi Siena lifted its fifth Italian Cup trophy in a row by outlasting Cimberio Varese 77-74 at Mediolanum Forum of Milan on Sunday as Daniel Hackett was named the MVP. Bobby Brown paced the winners by nailing 25 points, including 5-for-7 three-pointers.

February 11, 2013 - Turkish Cup final
Turkish Airlines Euroleague power Fenerbahce Ulker grabbed its first trophy of 2013 by edging archrival Galatasaray Medical Park 63-57 in the final to win the Turkish Cup title on Sunday in Eskisehir, Turkey.

February 11, 2013 - Intermache Basket Cup final
Trefl Sopot defended its Polish Cup title Sunday. In the Intermarche Basket Cup Final, Trefl Sopot beat the tournament hosts AZS Koszalin 64-59, as tournament MVP Adam Waczynski led in victory with 15 points plus 8 rebounds.

February 11, 2013 - Pokal Spar final
Union Olimpija Ljubljana has won it sixth consecutive Slovenian Cup crown. In the title game of the Pokal Spar tournament played in Dvorana Golovec in Celje, Olimpija downed Helios Domzale 73-61 on Sunday.
February 10, 2013 - Marion, Mavericks down slumping Warriors 116-91
Dallas didn't have to worry about another close finish against the weary Golden State Warriors. Shawn Marion scored a season-high 26 points, O.J. Mayo added 19 and the Mavericks handed the Golden State Warriors their fourth straight loss, 116-91 on Saturday night.

February 10, 2013 - Nuggets win ninth straight, beat Cavaliers 111-103
Denver coach George Karl thinks it's about time people started taking notice of his team. Given the fact the Nuggets are the NBA's longest active winning streak, Karl has good reason to feel that way. Danilo Gallinari scored 19 points, Kenneth Faried added 17.

February 10, 2013 - Radivoja Koraca Cup semifinals
Partizan mt:s Belgrade and Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade reached the Radivoj Korac Cup title game by downing Mega Vizura and Radnicki in their respective semifinals showdowns in Kragujevac on Saturday.

February 10, 2013 - Copa del Rey semifinals
FC Barcelona Regal and Valencia Basket made it to the Copa del Rey final with respective wins against Caja Laboral and Herbalife Gran Canaria in the semifinals in Vitoria on Saturday. Barcelona defeated Vitoria 69-80 in front of a sellout crowd at Fernando Buesa Arena.

February 10, 2013 - Coppa Italia semifinals
Cimberio Varese and Montepaschi Siena stormed into the Coppa Italia final with respective wins against Acea Roma and Dinamo Banco Di Sardegna Sassari in the semifinals in Milano on Saturday. Varese topped Roma 81-71 in the first semifinal.

February 10, 2013 - Pokal Spar semifinals
Union Olimpija Ljubljana and Helios Domzale reached the Slovenian Pokal Spar by surviving their respective semifinal showdowns in Celje on Saturday. Olimpija made it to the title game by edging Tajfun 82-76 in Celje on Saturday.

February 10, 2013 - Intermache Basket Cup semifinals
Trefl Sopot and ASZ Koszalin reached the Intermarche Basket Cup title game with respective win against PGE Turow Zgorzelec and Asseco Prokom Gydnia. Sopot defeated Turow 76-90 in the first semifinal in Koszalin on Saturday.

February 10, 2013 - Cedevita is considering the Tomas case
In official press release Cedevita condemned any kind of violence and unsportmanslike behavior following the behavior of Marko Tomas at Croatian National Cup final. Club stressed that behavior of Tomas was not in accordance with how a professional sportsman should act.

February 10, 2013 - Huge surprise: Sutjeska won the Montenegrian cup!
Sutjeska, the club from Niksic, is the new Montenegrian Cup champion after a surprising victory against Budućnost 64:55 on Saturday. It is for the first time that Sutjeska won the Cup trophy, which was ''owned'' by Buducnost since 2007.

February 9, 2013 - Radivoja Koraca Cup quarterfinals, Day 2
Eurocup Last 16 side Crvena Zvezda Telekom advanced into the semifinals of the Radivoja Koraca Cup with a comfortable 97-72 win over Vojvodina Novi Sad. Zvezda controlled the game from the get-go and built double-digit leads on several occasions in the first half.

February 9, 2013 - Copa del Rey quarterfinals, Day 2
Valencia Basket and Herbalife Gran Canaria claimed the last two tickets to the Copa del Rey semifinals in Vitoria on Friday with respective double-digit margin victories. Valencia routed Asefa Estudiantes 77-59 in the early game.

February 9, 2013 - Turkish Cup semifinals
It will be a clash of Euroleague and Eurocup sides in the Turkish Cup final after Fenerbahce Ulker and Galatasaray Medical Park won their respective semifinals on Friday. Fenerbahce Ulker knocked out fellow Euroleague Top 16 side and 2012 Turkish Cup winner Besiktas JK 66-75.

February 9, 2013 - Coppa Italia quarterfinals, Day 2
Turkish Airlines Euroleague power Montepaschi Siena advanced into the semifinals of the Coppa Italia with 82-73 win over Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia on Friday. It was a seesaw battle for three quarters before Siena took the lead for good.

February 9, 2013 - Czech Republic Cup final
CEZ Basketball Nymburk successfully defending its Czech Republic Cup by holding off BK JIP Pardubice 87-83 in a game that came down to the final seconds. Demond Carter broke an 83-83 tie with a pair of free throws with 13 seconds to go.

February 9, 2013 - Pokal Spar quarterfinals, Day 2
Union Olimpija Ljubljana and Tajfun advanced to the Slovenian Pokal Spar semifinals Friday with respective wins in Celje. Olimpija downed Sencur Gorenjska 89-84, while Tajfun bested Maribor Messer 77-62. Dino Muric led Olimpija with 19 points and 9 rebounds.

February 8, 2013 - Favourites make semis in U16 Tourney
The four teams that had impressed during the group stage of the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) U16 International Tournament in Sakarya won their quarter-final match-ups on Thursday.

February 8, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Week 14 review
Yes, it's been a truly tantalising season for Targoviste who have reached for both the self-destruct button and flirted with success in a big way during a spectacularly bumpy first season back in the tournament after a long absence.

February 8, 2013 - Israeli State Cup final
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv became the Israeli State Cup winner for the 40th time after beating Maccabi Haifa 76-68 in the final at Nokia Arena. Interim team captain Shawn James was joined by injured captain Lior Eliyahu and Guy Pnini to raise the cup.

February 8, 2013 - Kresimir Cosic Cup finals
Sandro Nicevic hit a jumper with 0.6 second to go in overtime as Cibona Zagreb rallied for 77-76 win over Cedevita Zagreb to lift the Kresimir Cosic Cup for the first time in four years. Nicevic was scoreless in the game before his mid-range jumper rolled around the rim.

February 8, 2013 - Copa del Rey quarterfinals, Day 1
The Spanish Copa del Rey got off with a brilliant start as FC Barcelona Regal downed archrival Real Madrid 108-111 after double-overtime in a 50-minute thriller in Vitoria, Spain. The tournament host Caja Laboral won the nightcap 88-64 over CAI Zaragoza.

February 8, 2013 - Kayseri put one foot in the Final
Last years' EuroCup Women runners-up Kayseri Kaski spor took a considerable leap towards successive Final appearances after a powerful 79-60 road win at MBK Ruzomberok in the semi-final first leg.

February 8, 2013 - Turkish Cup quarterfinals, Day 1
Besiktas JK Istanbul and Fenerbahce Ulker advanced to the Turkish Cup semifinals on Wednesday evening with respective quarterfinals victories in Eskisehir. Besiktas became the first side to advance when it topped TED Ankara Kolejliler 86-77.

February 8, 2013 - Coppa Italia quarterfinals
Acea Roma and Cimberio Varese are the first semifinalists of the Coppa Italia after quarterfinal wins over respective Turkish Airlines Euroleague foes. In the first game of the Beko Final Eight tournament, Roma held off Cantu 85-89.

February 8, 2013 - Radivoja Koraca Cup quarterfinals
Partizan mt:s advanced to semifinals of Serbia’s Radivoja Koraca Kup in Kragujevac after an easy 73-50 win over Sloboda on Thursday night. Partizan led from start to finish after opening the game with a 12-0 advantage, and soon after extending the margin to 21-3.

February 8, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 16
Defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus protected its lead atop the Greek League standings with an 85-63 victory over Ikaros on Thursday. Olympiacos improved to 15-1, which is two wins more than Panathinaikos and Panionios, who are tied for second.

February 7, 2013 - Dynamo edge closer to Final
Dynamo Moscow will take a useful nine point advantage to Vologda for the second leg of the EuroCup Women semi-finals after claiming an 82-73 home success against Chevakata who hauled themselves back into the tie during the closing stages.

February 7, 2013 - Verameyenka earns Week 14 MVP honours
Anastasiya Verameyenka did it all for Fenerbahce on Wednesday night, leading her side to a convincing 82-68 win over Famila Schio in EuroLeague Women Group B. The Turkish club concluded the Regular Season with a 9-3 record and will face Uni Györ in the Play-offs.

February 7, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Play-Off pairings set
The EuroLeague Women regular season concluded on Wednesday night after 14 weeks of action. The conclusion of Wednesday's games also offered a clear picture as to whom will meet whom in the Play-offs.

February 7, 2013 - David Hawkins tests positive
Turkish media have announced that Galatasaray player David Hawkins has tested positive for a banned substance. According to NTV SPOR, the Koln testing centre has found that Hawkins' A sample showed banned stimulant with the B sample confirming traces of cocaine.

February 7, 2013 - Kresimir Cosic Cup semifinals
The giants of Zagreb will meet Thursday for the Kresimir Cosic Cup after both Cedevita Zagreb and Cibona Zagreb won their semifinals games. Cedevita was the first finalist after beating Split 80-89. Later Cibona crushed Zadar 100-67.

February 7, 2013 - Czech Republic Cup quarterfinals
CEZ Basketball Nymburk routed BC UNIKOL Kolin 101-68 Wednesday to cruise to a spot in the Czech Republic Cup semifinals. Nymburk is joined by BK JIP Pardubice, BK Prostejov and NH Ostrava. The semifinals are set for Thursday and the final on Friday.

February 7, 2013 - Intermarche Basket Cup quarterfinals
Asseco Prokom, PGE Turow and Trefl Sopot won their Intermarche Basket Cup quarterfinals Wednesday to join host AZS Koszalin in this weekend’s final four. Zgorzelec and Sopot will face off in the early semifinal on Saturday, followed by Koszalin against Prokom.

February 7, 2013 - Turkish Cup quarterfinals
Besiktas JK Istanbul and Fenerbahce Ulker advanced to the Turkish Cup semifinals on Wednesday evening with respective quarterfinals victories in Eskisehir. Besiktas became the first side to advance when it topped TED Ankara Kolejliler 86-77.

February 7, 2013 - Bourges breeze past Brno with ease
Bourges will head into the EuroLeague Women play-offs with real momentum after posting a powerful display from tip to buzzer in Group A to complete an 85-60 blowout of BK Imos Brno. Their fourth win in the last five games.

February 7, 2013 - Prague triumphant, tears for Mondeville
There were contrasting emotions for ZVVZ USK Prague and USO Mondeville as the former punched their ticket for the play-offs with a hard-fought 56-51 victory to leave the latter reflecting on what might have been.

February 6, 2013 - Valanciunas Young Men’s Player of the Year 2012
For a second consecutive year, Lithuania's Jonas Valanciunas has been voted as FIBA Europe's Young Men's Player of the Year. Valanciunas eclipsed other nominations in the field which was voted on by selected journalists and fans.

February 6, 2013 - Iagupova Young Women’s Player of the Year 2012
Alina Iagupova has been voted as the 2012 FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year. In a combined vote between fans and selected media, the Ukrainian international was the clear-cut winner of the award, seeing off Sweden's Farhiya Abdi and Spain's Queralt Casas.

February 6, 2013 - Radivoj Korac Cup Final tournament
Tomorrow, with two quarterfinal games, Radivoj Korac Cup, National Cup of Serbia will start. Another two quarterfinal games, will be played at Friday, February 8. Eight teams will fight for first trophy in this season, and I am sure that we will enjoy in good and quality Basketball.

February 6, 2013 - Serbia, Greece stay perfect in Turkey
Serbia and Greece were the only two sides to finish the group stage and enter the quarter-finals of the Turkish Federation (TBF) International U16 Tournament undefeated, in Sakarya on Tuesday. The two Balkan under-16 teams topped Groups A and B, respectively.

February 6, 2013 - MBK look to break home-court hoodoo
This Thursday, it is difficult to think of a better birthday present for Kadidja Andersson than a victory for MBK Ruzomberok when they take on Kayseri Kaski spor on the first leg of their EuroCup Semi-final clash.

February 6, 2013 - Montepaschi: Carraretto, out three weeks
Montepaschi Siena guard Marco Carraretto will be sidelined for three weeks due to a leg injury. Carraretto got injured right before his team's Turkish Airlines Euroleague game against FC Barcelona - in the last practice before that showdown.

February 6, 2013 - Unics hands reins to Eremin
Unics Kazan has found a new coach in Stanislav Eremin, who works as the club's vice president and is set to lead the team for the remainder of the season. Eremin, who will turn 62 this month, already coached Unics from 2000 to 2006.

February 6, 2013 - Isreali Cup semifinals
Defending champion Maccabi Electra will play again in the Israeli Cup final after surviving a frantic comeback to defeat Maccabi Ashdod 80-85 at its home court. Maccabi will play Maccabi Haifa, a solid 61-80 winner over Hapoel Jerusalem in the other semifinal, for the cup title.

February 6, 2013 - Bonn host Aalst in Must-Win clash
While the bulk of EuroChallenge Last 16 Day 4 fixtures will be played next week, Telekom Baskets Bonn play host to Okapi Aalstar on Wednesday night, in a crucial clash for both teams. Both the German and the Belgian side, currently tied at 1-2 in Group L.

February 6, 2013 - EuroBasket 2013 Ticket purchasing dates Announced
On Tuesday the EuroBasket 2013 Local Organising Committee (LOC) officially announced when the first tickets will go on sale for FIBA Europe's flagship event. Fans will be able to begin getting their hands on tickets beginning on March 18.

February 5, 2013 - Ilievski sidelined for 3 weeks
Cedevita will play some crucial games in ABA League without its guard Vlado Ilievski. The Macedonian guard with the Slovenian passport tore his ham muscle and will be sidelined for at least three weeks.

February 5, 2013 - Turkey U16 Tourney a European affair
Serbia, Germany and Greece continue to turn heads in the city of Sakarya and extended their winning streak at the U16 Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) International Tournament to four games on Monday.

February 5, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Eurocup teams aim for season's first trophies
Euroleague and Eurocup take a break this week, but many of the teams from those respective competitions will be hard at work in search of their first trophies in 2013. Domestic cup competitions will enter their final stages with several different formats in 10 different countries.

February 5, 2013 - Yegin steps down as Tarsus Coach
Erdal Yegin has resigned as head coach of Tarsus Belediye with immediate effect, on the eve of their final game of the EuroLeague Women regular season. Play-caller has presided over the clubs' first ever foray into the competition, accumulating three wins from eleven games.

February 5, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 15
Olympiacos Piraeus bounced back from its first loss in the Greek league by taking down archrival Panathinaikos 72-67 in the always hot Athens derby at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Monday. Vassilis Spanoulis scored 11 points and dished 7 assist.

February 5, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 21
With league leaders Brose Baskets Bamberg playing Monday, Eurocup Last 16 team Ratiopharm Ulm improved to the German league’s second-best 14-6 record after holding off TBB Trier 82-86. Ulm led for virtually entire first half.

February 5, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 18
BCM Gravelines and Strasbourg continue their run atop the French League table with 13-5 record. Gravelines downed Paris-Levallois 81-70 thanks to a crucial 18-6 third quarter run, after chasing 39-46 halftime deficit.

February 4, 2013 - Galatasaray and Sparta&K lose ground
There were some heavyweight casualties around Europe as Galatasaray slumped in the Turkish League and Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje experienced a fourth loss in Russia. Benefiting from Fenerbahce losing for the first time this season during the previous round.

February 4, 2013 - Split's fourth defeat in a row
A crisis in Split is continuing with another defeat, already the fourth one in a row. This time the team from Dalmatia lost against Partizan m:ts on the road in Game 20 in ABA Adriatic league.

February 4, 2013 - Three Europeans impress early in Turkey
Serbia, Germany and Greece are the three sides that remain unbeaten after the first three days of action at the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF) U16 international tournament in the city of Sakarya.

February 4, 2013 - Maccabi: Eliyahu out at least two weeks
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv power forward Lior Eliyahu is expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks due to a knee injury. Eliyahu, the team captain, was injured midway through an Israeli Cup quarterfinals game against Hapoel Holon on Sunday.

February 4, 2013 - EuroChallenge: Deja Vu For Paris At BCM Party
Carnival celebrations were in full spin at the weekend in Gravelines, in the north of France, when Paris Levallois arrived in town intending to spoil the party and take sweet revenge on local side BCM.

February 4, 2013 - Maccabi, power forward Thomas part ways
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv and power forward Malcolm Thomas reached a mutual agreement to terminate his contract, the club announced Saturday. Thomas posted averages of 4.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and 16 minutes in 15 Euroleague games, two of which he started.

February 4, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 20
Eurocup Last 16 teams Crvena Zvezda Telekom and Buducnost Voli Podgorica picked up important away victories as it got crowded on top of the Adriatic League standings with six games remaining. Cedevita downed Igokea 56-64, handing the league leaders their first home loss.

February 4, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 18
Montepaschi Siena routed Cimberio Varese 89-75 in the top class match of the Italian League to raise its record to 13-5 while Varese is still atop the table with 15-3 record. Siena started on fire, as David Moss led them in finishing the first quarter with 25-13 margin.

February 4, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 20
In the final round of Spanish League games before the King’s Cup, all four Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams picked up victories. Real Madrid improved to 19-1 after crushing Uxue Bilbao Basket 74-94.

February 4, 2013 - VTB United League, Regular Season, Game 13
Zalgiris Kaunas came from behind to shock CSKA Moscow and claim 68-74 win in the Russian capital. Win moved Zalgiris into the first place of Group B in the VTB United League, and improved the club to a league best 11-1 record.

February 3, 2013 - Cibona inked Nicevic
With six rounds left until the end of the ABA League regular season Cibona decided to strenghten its inside line by signing Sandro Nicevic. It is the second time that the 36-year-old center will play for the team from Zagreb.

February 3, 2013 - Harden gets triple-double as Rockets beat Bobcats
James Harden never had a game like this, and he never saw a player hurt the way Charlotte's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was on Saturday night. Harden had 21 points, a career-high 11 rebounds and 11 assists for his first career triple-double in the Rockets' 109-95 win.

February 3, 2013 - Irving's 35 pace Cavaliers over Thunder
Kyrie Irving wasn't just interested. He was incredible. With one shot better than his last, Irving scored 35 points, including 13 in the final 2:52, as the Cleveland Cavaliers stunned the Oklahoma City Thunder 115-110 on Saturday.

February 2, 2013 - U16 Men Tournament Tips Off in Turkey
Some of Europe's future stars, that will introduce themselves internationally at the U16 European Championship Men in Ukraine in August, are showcasing their skills to a Turkish audience throughout this week.

February 2, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 6 bwin MVP: Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid
For the third time this season, Rudy Fernandez is the week’s bwin MVP after sparkling in leading Real Madrid to victory. This time though, Fernandez outdid himself. Rudy recorded a double-double in setting career highs with 13 rebounds and performance index rating with 34.

February 2, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 20 preview
With five games today, and two more games tomorrow, Sunday, February 3, Game 20 in ABA Adriatic league will start. We coming to the most interesting part of season, situation is still pretty unclear and we will see a lot interesting games.

February 2, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Week 13 review
In one of the most entertaining and dramatic rounds of action so far, the penultimate week of the regular season gave us a beautiful reminder of just how much EuroLeague Women can both delight and shock.

February 2, 2013 - Ogwumike takes Week 13 MVP honours
Whilst unlucky for some, 13 is lucky for Nnemkadi Ogwumike who has become Euroleague Women MVP in the 13th week of the season. The front court player combined well with the ninth player on this list, Belinda Snell.

February 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Panathinaikos Athens 76 - 73 Brose Baskets
Panathinaikos Athens survived a big fourth-quarter scare before edging Brose Baskets Bamberg 76-73 at OAKA in the Greek capital on Friday night. The win improved the Greens to 4-2 and a share of third place in Group E, while Bamberg remains winless in the Top 16.

February 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Caja Laboral Vitoria 71 - 83 BC Khimki MR
BC Khimki Moscow Region dealt Caja Laboral a second consecutive Top 16 defeat in a Friday night clash in Group F. Khimki won 71-83 in Vitoria, Spain, to match Caja Laboral for third place in the group at 4-2. Khimki pulled away late in the third quarter.

February 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Unicaja Malaga 73 - 78 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Anadolu Efes Istanbul climbed to second place in Top 16 Group F by edging Unicaja Malaga 73-78 on the road on Friday. Efes improved to 5-1 with its fifth consecutive win, something that hasn't happened since the 2004-05 Euroleague season.

February 1, 2013 - GB secures funding for Eurobasket and up to Rio 2016
UK Sport has reversed its decision and decided to fund British Basketball up to the Rio 2016 Olympics. The agency have agreed to award the sport Lottery funding on an initial one-year conditional basis, which will cover this summer’s Eurobasket event in Slovenia.

February 1, 2013 - Polkowice finish on a high in Prague
CCC Polkowice signed off their EuroLeague Women Group C campaign in real style as they chalked up a third win in four games with an impressive 71-60 success at ZVVZ USK Prague. Belinda Snell stood out again for CCC Polkowice with a 28-point, 7-rebound performance.

February 1, 2013 - Dazzling Dumerc dishes up road success
French national team star Celine Dumerc underlined her playmaking qualities with a dazzling display for Bourges Basket after registering a double-double of 13 points and 10 assists to help her team claim a 65-59 success at Uni Györ in EuroLeague Women Group A.

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