February 28, 2014 - Defending champs left with work to do Villeneuve
d'Ascq will carry a six-point lead to Russia after they recorded an
89-83 success against holders Dynamo Moscow in the first-leg of the
EuroCup Women semi-finals. Lenae Williams' 29 points provided the
backbone for Villeneuve DAscq's first leg win. Read more here.
February 28, 2014 - Kursk claim commanding lead Dynamo
Kursk look well placed to clinch a spot in the 2014 EuroCup Women Final
after taking a superb 86-70 road win in the first-leg of their
semi-final against Istanbul Universitesi. Shenise Johnson finished with
21 points and 13 rebounds for the Turkish club. Read more here.
February 27, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 8: it only gets better! 2013-14
Turkish Airlines Euroleague enters its most decisive part, as the
second half of this year's Top 16 begins in Round 8. From now on, all
teams must look back and try not only to win games, but also to ensure
tiebreak advantage against opponents fighting for similar goals. Read
February 27, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Play-off match-ups set The
EuroLeague Women 2013-14 play-off match-ups were determined Wednesday,
following the conclusion of the competition's Regular Season. Five
teams from each group or a total of 15 teams advanced to the play-offs.
Read more here.
February 27, 2014 - Sopron sink Rivas in OT thriller A
huge buzzer-beating triple in overtime by Hungarian star Zsofia
Fegyverneky handed UE Sopron a pulsating and dramatic 81-79 success
against Rivas Ecopolis in EuroLeague Women Group B. Zsófia Fegyverneky
was the last gasp hero for Sopron. Read more here.
February 27, 2014 - National Cups: Zagreb shocked Cibona in semi-final Cibona
didn't manage to defend their Croatian Kresimir Cosic Cup winner title,
after they were relegated in the semi-final against KK Zagreb. The
other finalist of Croatian Cup is Cedevita, which was better than Zadar
in the other semi-final game. Read more here.
February 27, 2014 - Olympiacos Piraeus brings back Shermadini Olympiacos
Piraeus has joined forces again with a player who helped the Reds
defend the Turkish Airlines Euroleague title last season with the
announcement Wednesday that center Giorgi Shermadini signed for the
remainder of the season. Read more here.
February 26, 2014 - Club sanctioned, fan banned for aggression in Ljubljana Euroleague
Basketball's independent disciplinary judge has issued sanctions
against Union Olimpija Ljubljana and its head coach following a
courtside attack against the officiating crew of the team's last
2013-14 Eurocup home game, played in the Slovenian capital last week.
Read more here.
February 26, 2014 - White is EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 6 top performer James
White was the clutch player that Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia needed on
Tuesday night at Krka Novo Mesto, in a game which their coach had
branded beforehand as 'one of the most important in the history of the
club.' Read more here.
February 26, 2014 - Panathinaikos: Curry out one month Panathinaikos
Athens must move its playoffs dream forward without one of the best
per-minute scorers in the Top 16 as shooting guard Ramel Curry is
expected to be sidelined for a month due to a bone bruise. Read more here.
February 26, 2014 - EuroChallenge QF Play-off pairings set Krasnye
Krylia Samara, Szolnoki Olaj and Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia have locked
up the three quarter-final spots which were still up for grabs on the
final night of the EuroChallenge Last 16. Read more here.
February 26, 2014 - UMMC finish regular season on high Diana
Taurasi and Candace Parker have combined to produce another EuroLeague
Women headline-grabbing performance to avoid the unthinkable for UMMC
Ekaterinburg: a third loss in four games. Read more here.
February 26, 2014 - Meesseman happy with underdog status Former
FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year winner, Emma Meesseman, is
more than happy Villeneuve d'Ascq head into their EuroCup Women
semi-final as underdogs. The French side will match-up against
defending champions WBC Dynamo Moscow in the last four. Read more here.
February 26, 2014 - Szolnoki hang on to top Cholet A
fourth-quarter rally from Cholet Basket fell just short as Szolnoki
Olaj claimed a 74-67 victory in their final Group J game of the
EuroChallenge. Justin Holiday came up big for Szolnoki Olaj with 22
points. Read more here.
February 25, 2014 - Reggio win thriller in overtime Reggio
Emilia needed overtime to punch their ticket to the quarter-finals of
the EuroChallenge but eventually prevailed 69-66 in a thrilling battle
against Krka Novo Mesto. James White sunk a clutch three pointer late
in regulation time for Reggio Emilia. Read more here.
February 25, 2014 - Krasnye Krylia soar to Victory Krasnye
Krylia blew away Port of Antwerp Giants in the fourth quarter to race
away to an 87-67 victory and secure a ticket to the EuroChallenge
quarter-finals. Michal Ignerski continued to be a revelation for
Krasnye Krylia with a strong 18-point showing. Read more here.
February 25, 2014 - ABA league Round 21 MVP, Marin Rozic Captain
of Cibona Zagreb, which is marching towards Final Four tournament,
became the MVP of 21st round with the magnificent performance in the
game against Krka in Zagreb. Ivanovic and Vojvoda are top scorers,
Nurkic best rebounder and Miljenovic top passer. Read more here.
February 25, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Game of the Week: UMMC vs. Famila Schio The
EuroLeague Women regular season concludes this week and defending
champions UMMC Ekaterinburg are unexpectedly trying to avoid an
unthinkable third loss in four games. UMMC have already been confirmed
as Group A winners and have a 7-2 record. Read more here.
February 25, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 6 preview: Groups I and J Judgement
Day is upon us in the EuroChallenge Last 16. Group I and Group J
understandably attract the lion's share of attention on the final day
of the Last 16, as all of the three last play-off spots will be
determined there. Read more here.
February 25, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 6 preview: Groups K and L Triumph
will come in second in the group regardless of the result. Ventspils
have the motivation of avoiding finishing in fourth place in the group
and to also avoid exiting the competition on a negative W/L record
(they currently stand at 5-6) for the first time since 2009. Read more here.
February 25, 2014 - Weekend wins for Play-off contenders Four
of the five teams that are vying for the last spots in the
EuroChallenge quarter-final play-offs will go into their respective
Tuesday battles on the back of victories in domestic or regional league
action at the weekend. Read more here.
February 24, 2014 - Velickovic returned to Mega Vizura Last
spring Novica Velicković helped Mega Vizura qulifying for ABA League,
now he is back with the team after half a season spent abroad. The
Serbian team is well aware the crucial months are still to come. Read
February 24, 2014 - Siroki brings back Ivan Velic Only
a little more than a year after he had to leave the club Ivan Velic was
brought back to Siroki Primorka as the new coach on Monday. Velic was
obivously a logical choice after Jaksa Vulic resigned on Saturday
evening. Read more here.
February 24, 2014 - Nemanja Radovic moved to Spain Mega
Vizura will have to reorganize itself only few rounds before the end of
the regular season, when one of its key players left the team. Nemanja
Radovic will continue his career in Spain, where he already agreed
terms with Murcia until the end of the season. Read more here.
February 24, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda is NIJT Belgrade Tournament champion For
the fourth year in a row host Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade has won
the Belgrade NIJT Qualifying Tournament, and has earned a chance to
compete for the Euroleague title, after holding off INSEP Paris 42-56
in Sunday's thrilling finals. Read more here.
February 23, 2014 - Vulic stepped down as Siroki's coach Siroki
Primorka keeps being tied with Zadar at the bottom of ABA League
standings and the latest defeat against Mega Vizura was fatal for coach
Jaksa Vulic. The Croatian immediately offered his resignation, which
was today accepted by the club's management. Read more here.
February 23, 2014 - UE Sopron extend deals Uniqa
EuroLeasing Sopron head-coach Igor Polenek has been rewarded with a
contract extension for 2014-15 after taking the team into the
EuroLeague Women play-offs. Iva Ciglar is one of the players whose time
at UE Sopron has been extended. Read more here.
February 23, 2014 - Cibona and Cedevita a step closer to F4 With
the home victory for Szolnoki Olaj over Igokea, the 21st round started.
Mega Vizura beat Siroki Primorka. Teams from Zagreb won again and MZT
Skopje Aerodrom handed Zadar their 9th defeat in a row. Read more here.
February 22, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Top 16, Round 7 bwin MVP: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona A
number of Euroleague stars shined with superb performances in Top 16
Round 7, but none was better than FC Barcelona’s All-Euroleague center.
Ante Tomic set career highs with 24 points and a performance index
rating of 36. Read more here.
February 22, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 21 preview Game
21 in ABA Adriatic league will start today with five games. Action will
start at 17.00 CET as Szolnoki Olaj will host Igokea. Igokea is on the
good run and it will be interesting to see if they will beat Szolnoki
Olaj. Read more here.
February 21, 2014 - Fenerbahce Ulker bolsters backcourt with rookie Jackson Fenerbahce
Ulker added scoring punch to its backcourt by signing rookie guard
Pierre Jackson for the remainder of the season. Jackson (1.78 meters,
23 years old) arrives from Idaho of the NBA D-League, where he was
second in scoring with 29.1 points per game. Read more here.
February 21, 2014 - Panathinaikos makes Wright move in backcourt Greek
champion Panathinaikos Athens strengthened its backcourt by signing
point guard Zach Wright for the remainder of the season. Wright (1.88
meters, 29 years old) arrives from Brose Baskets Bamberg and returns to
the Euroleague action. Read more here.
February 21, 2014 - Eurocup Eighthfinals at a glance In
its first-ever season in European competitions, JSF Nanterre reached
the elimination rounds with good momentum. The French champs were
rock-solid at home (3-0 in the Last 32). Led by Trent Meacham (12.5
ppg., 50% 3FG) and Sergii Gladyr (12.5 ppg., 48.4% 3FG). Read more here.
February 21, 2014 - EuroLeague WomenWeek 13 Top performer honours shared Diana
Taurasi and Erlana Larkins both put in great individual efforts in Week
13, but neither could do enough to help their respective teams avoid
defeat. Playing for reigning champions, UMMC Ekaterinburg, American
Taurasi conjured up 25 points, 6 assists and 6 rebounds. Read more here.
February 21, 2014 - Bourges down Gyor, set up four-way tie With
one regular season round remaining in EuroLeague Women Group A, things
could barely be closer after Tango Bourges claimed a 64-48 success at
HAT-Agro Uni Gyor. Endene Miyem impressed for Tango Bourges with
16 points. Read more here.
February 21, 2014 - Belgrade Tournament comes back from February 21 to 23! The
Belgrade-JCT will be held 21-23 February in the city of Belgrade,
Serbia. The qualifying tournament, to be played at Hala BasketCity and
Hala BasketLand will see four Serbian teams compete against four
international teams. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - Swedish ace Halvarsson arrives at Rivas Rivas
Ecopolis have taken a significant step towards potentially delivering
domestic silverware and reaching the EuroLeague Women Final Eight after
signing Louice Halvarsson. Halvarsson averaged 5.3 points and 4.6
rebounds per game last summer at EuroBasket Women. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 6 MVP: Caleb Green, Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari Caleb
Green of Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari emerged as the player with
the highest index rating performance among all winning players, earning
him weekly MVP honors thanks to his 34. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 7: rivalries are everywhere! 2013-14
Euroleague Top 16 reaches its halfway mark with eight exciting
showdowns split across the continent. In two of the highlights of this
round, three pairs of longtime local archrivals will have the rare
chance to showcase their rivalries on the Euroleague stage. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - 2013-14 Eurocup Eighthfinals pairings The
survivors of the six-game Last 32 phase are on their way to the 2013-14
Eurocup elimination rounds! The first of those rounds that lead all the
way to a new Eurocup champion is the eighthfinals, featuring 16 teams
from 11 countries paired off. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - Kayseri stun Ekaterinburg Lara
Sanders capped a stellar 24-point evening with the two crucial free
throws as Kayseri Kaski spor upset UMMC Ekaterinburg 78-77 in
EuroLeague Women Group A. Sanders was the main beneficiary, ending with
24 points on 15 shots. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - Nadezhda dominate to secure second After
a slow start, Nadezhda Orenburg's offence clicked into gear to claim a
74-53 win over Wisla Can-Pack, and ensure second place in EuroLeague
Women Group B. Dewanna Bonner produced a stylish 21-point, 13-rebound
double-double for Nadezhda Orenburg. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - Curry is EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 Top performer Sharaud
Curry of Team TEHO Sport Kotka registered an efficiency index rating of
26 on Tuesday and is the Top Statistical Performer of Week 5 in the
Last 16 of the EuroChallenge. The 26-year-old diminutive point guard
poured in a game-high 21 points on 8-of-14 from the floor. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - Fenerbahce turn it up to 11 Fenerbahce
sealed top seeding for the next round as they notched their 11th
straight EuroLeague Women victory with a 71-62 road win over Rivas
Ecopolis. Angel McCoughtry led Fenerbahce to their 11th-straight
EuroLeague Women victory with 14 points. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - Sparta&K defence holds off Avenida Sparta&K
MR Vidnoje handed Perfumerias Avenida their first home loss in
EuroLeague Women this year with a hard-fought 66-59 victory in
Salamanca. Natalia Vieru provided 12 points and nine rebounds for
Sparta&K MR Vidnoje. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - Koivisto replaces White at Gaziantep EuroChallenge
Group K winners Royal Hali Gaziantep do not rest on the laurels of
their 11-game winning streak across all competitions and announced on
Wednesday the addition of Mikko Koivisto to their roster. Read more here.
February 20, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 roundup The
fifth week of action in the Last 16 has cleared up the picture to such
an extent that only three tickets to the quarter-final play-offs remain
up for grabs going into the final day in this phase, next Tuesday. Read
February 19, 2014 - EuroLeague Women, Game of the Week, CCC Polkowice vs. Galatasaray Janel
McCarville is no stranger to success in the competition and knows CCC
Polkowice must hit top gear to beat Galatasaray. Reigning Polish
champions head into their final game of the regular season in knowledge
a win against Turkish giants would seal them a play-off place. Read
February 19, 2014 - Dramatic Dijon win KO's Ventspils Andre
Harris hit a three-pointer with 14 seconds remaining to give JDA Dijon
their first victory in EuroChallenge Group K in a 74-72 win over BK
Ventspils. The result ended the Latvian team's slim hopes of catching
Triumph Lyubertsy for qualification to the quarter-finals. Read more here.
February 19, 2014 - Giants hand Tartu first loss PO
Antwerp Giants used an impressive second half to keep their
qualification hopes alive and hand Tartu University Rock their first
EuroChallenge Group I defeat, 64-59. Jean-Marc Mwema paced the Giants
with a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double. Read more here.
February 19, 2014 - Strong finish gives Reggio Emilia win Reggio
Emilia pulled away in the final period to defeat Cholet Basket 82-65 as
EuroChallenge Group J qualification goes down to the wire. James White
top-scored with 18 points, adding four rebounds and four assists. Read
February 18, 2014 - Lokomotiv Kuban inks Ponkrashov Lokomotiv
Kuban improved its backcourt by inking Anton Ponkrashov for the
remainder of the season. Ponkrashov arrives from Krasnye Krylia Samara,
where he averaged 13.5 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 14 VTB
League games this season. Read more here.
February 18, 2014 - Ural sneak into Quarters Ural
Ekaterinburg held Tsmoki Minsk to just six points in the final period
to take a 69-65 victory and book their place in the EuroChallenge
quarter-finals. Aaron Mc Ghee was a menace under the boards for Ural
Ekaterinburg, claiming 16 rebounds. Read more here.
February 18, 2014 - Stars shine in Samara victory Krasnye
Krylia recovered from a slow start to dominate in a 78-60 win over Gaz
Metan Medias in EuroChallenge Group I. The visitors from Romania began
brightly, with Bojan Radetic converting a three-point play to give Gaz
Metan Medias a 20-15 first-quarter lead. Read more here.
February 18, 2014 - Skrela blow, Dabovic on the move Basket
Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration have been left rocked by an injury to
Gaelle Skrela, whilst Milica Dabovic has waved goodbye to WBC Novi
Zagreb. Skrela will miss the remainder of the EuroLeague Women regular
season after sustaining a torn tendon in her foot. Read more here.
February 18, 2014 - Marko Marinovic, ABA Adriatic league Round 20 MVP Point
guard Marko Marinovic of Radnicki Kragujevac is the MVP of 20th round
of ABA League and at the same time the top scorer and top passer of the
round. Uros Nikolic and DeMarcus Nelson collected the highest number of
rebounds. Read more here.
February 18, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa lands Odom Laboral
Kutxa Vitoria reached an agreement with versatile forward Lamar Odom,
who signed a two-month deal with an option to extend it for the
remainder of the season, the club announced Tuesday. Odom (2.08 meters,
34 years old) had a long, successful NBA career. Read more here.
February 18, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 6: On to the elimination rounds! Eurocup
fans, this is it! The 2013-14 Eurocup Last 32 comes to an end this week
and once the dust settles, the elimination rounds will be here and the
roadmap to the Eurocup title will be determined. Read more here.
February 18, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 preview: Groups K and L Gaziantep
have already secured quarter-final status and will clinch top spot in
the group if they win. Should Triumph win, they will accompany them in
the play-offs. Triumph could actually punch their ticket to the next
phase on Tuesday. Read more here.
February 18, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 5 preview: Groups I and J Szolnoki
Olaj, Triumph Lyubertsy and the winner of the Ural Ekaterinburg vs.
Tsmoki Minsk clash are the teams that will go into the final day of
action in the Last 16 with ease of mind provided they do their homework
on Tuesday. Read more here.
February 17, 2014 - Poeta out 3 weeks for Laboral Injury
problems continue to plague Laboral Kutxa Vitoria as the club announced
Monday that point guard Guiseppe Poeta is expected to miss the next
three Turkish Airlines Euroleague games with a torn thigh muscle. Read
February 17, 2014 - Ponkrashov to depart Samara Reigning
EuroChallenge champions Krasnye Krylia Samara will most likely have to
go into the decisive battles of their two remaining encounters in Last
16 Group K without Anton Ponkrashov. Read more here.
February 17, 2014 - Cups for Schio and Kosice Beretta
Famila Schio and Good Angels Kosice both claimed cup titles to continue
their domestic dominance. French center Elodie Godin was crowned MVP of
the Italian Cup Final Four after scoring 15 points in the showpiece
game to help take down Gesam Gas Lucca 71-61. Read more here.
February 17, 2014 - NBA All-Star Game: East 163, West 155 Behind
31 points and 14 assists by Kyrie Irving and 30 points by Carmelo
Anthony, the East All-Stars obliterated a flurry of scoring records on
their way to a 163-155 victory over the West in the 63rd All-Star Game
on Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center. Read more here.
February 15, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 6 bwin MVP: Justin Dentmon, Zalgiris Kaunas For
the second time this season, Justin Dentmon earned bwin MVP honors for
the week after leading Zalgiris Kaunas to its first Top 16 victory over
Partizan NIS. Dentmon turned in one of the best games of his fantastic
debut Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign. Read more here.
February 15, 2014 - Zvirgzdins takes back the Latvian reins Latvian
play-caller Ainars Zvirgzdins will oversee his nation's qualification
campaign for EuroBasket Women 2015 after returning to the position he
previously held with considerable distinction. Read more here.
February 15, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 20 preview Competition
in 2013-14 ABA Adriatic league will continue after short breat due
Natinal Cups were played in some countries. So, here we are, with new
challenges and excitements in very popular Basketball competition in
Europe. Read more here.
February 14, 2014 - Bubnic out for up to 6 weeks Union
Olimpija faced a new blow on Friday, when it was confirmed that Drazen
Bubnic will nto be able to play for about a month and a half. Bubnic,
who has an important role in this seasons's line-up, suffered a spiral
fracture of metacarpals during the game against Hapoel. Read more here.
February 14, 2014 - Euroleague CEO Jordi Bertomeu meets Greek media Jordi
Bertomeu, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO, met with media from
Greece prior to the Top 16 game between Olympiacos and Anadolu Efes
Istanbul to update them on the competition's progress on issues of
importance to clubs, fans and stakeholders alike. Read more here.
February 14, 2014 - Debutantes Istanbul Uni slide into SF Istanbul
Universitesi ensured Turkish representation in the EuroCup Women
semi-finals after the debutantes clinched a dramatic 65-63 victory
against Nantes Reze. Gabriela Marginean played a key role in securing
Istanbul Universitesi's historic semi-final ticket. Read more here.
February 14, 2014 - Kursk complete double over Mersin Dynamo
Kursk booked a place in the semi-finals of EuroCup Women for the second
time in three years after completing a 66-46 success in the second leg
of their last eight tie with Mersin Buyuksehir. Read more here.
February 14, 2014 - Petrovic is Week 12 top performer Sparta&K's
Sonja Petrovic was uncontested on this week's Top Performers' list,
with a stunning all-round display earning her an efficiency ranking of
42. 8-for-10 from the floor on Wednesday night on her way to recording
27 points. Read more here.
February 14, 2014 - Gigli returns home to Reggio Emilia EuroChallenge
participants Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia have confirmed the return of
Italian international Angelo Gigli to the club where he made his first
professional steps. Gigli arrives at Reggio Emilia on loan from Serie A
leaders EA7 Emporio Armani Milano. Read more here.
February 13, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 5 MVP: Vladimir Golubovic, Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler Round
5 of the Last 32 saw some more teams advance to the Eurocup
eighthfinals. One of them was Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler of Turkey
who, aside from advancing, also won Group J thanks to a 104-75 home win
over Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari. Read more here.
February 13, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 6: back with a bang! After
a one-week break, Turkish Airlines Euroleague action resumes with Top
16 Round 6, as some teams try to stay in the playoffs hunt and others
try to bounce back from a slow start. There will be big showdowns
between classic Euroleague teams all over the place. Read more here.
February 13, 2014 - Prague beat Polkowice for pole position ZVVZ
USK Prague are back at the EuroLeague Women Group C summit after
breezing their way to a 63-46 home floor victory against CCC Polkowice.
Jelena Dubljevic recorded 12 points for ZVVZ USK Prague. Read more here.
February 13, 2014 - Maccabi Electra fortifies frontline with Zizic Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv strengthened its frontcourt with the signing of
veteran big man Andrija Zizic for the remainder of the season. Zizic
(2.07 meters, 34 years old) will help fill the role created by
All-Euroleague center Shawn James’s back injury. Read more here.
February 13, 2014 - Defending Champs storm into Semi-Finals Dynamo
Moscow moved closer to retaining their prized EuroCup Women title after
storming into the semi-finals with a convincing 79-53 win against Adana
Botas. Tina Charles eventually finished with a classy near
double-double of 17 points and nine rebounds. Read more here.
February 12, 2014 - Rampant Petrovic blows away Kibirkstis A
stunning effort from Sonja Petrovic helped Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje
return to winning ways in EuroLeague Women Group C with a 97-56
demolition of Kibirkstis VICI-Vilnius. Sonja Petrovic led the charge
for Sparta&K with 27 points, eight rebounds, six steals and five
assists. Read more here.
February 12, 2014 - Dilys, Kemp share EuroChallenge weekly honours Vilmantas
Dilys of Tartu University Rock and Willie Kemp of Gaz Metan Medias are
the Week 4 Top Statistical Performers in the EuroChallenge Last 16.
Both players registered an efficiency index rating of 30 on Tuesday in
Group I action. Read more here.
February 12, 2014 - EuroLeague Women, Game of the Week: Sparta&K vs. Kibirkstis Sparta&K
M.R. Vidnoje are eyeing up top spot in EuroLeague Women Group C, but
that means firstly avoiding a potential banana skin against their
Lithuanian visitors. Sparta&K are currently third in group C with a
6-3 record and have lost only once in seven games. Read more here.
February 12, 2014 - Tartu book Quarter-Final berth Tartu
Rock pulled away in the fourth quarter to book their place in the
quarter-final play-offs of the EuroChallenge with an 84-73 win over
Krasnye Krylia. Vilmantas Dilys led the charge for Tartu with 23
points. Read more here.
February 12, 2014 - Gaziantep storm into Quarter-Finals Royal
Hali Gaziantep played some stifling defence as they clinched their
place in the quarter-final play-offs of the EuroChallenge with a 71-46
victory over BK Ventspils in Group K. Ernest Bremer led a balanced
Gaziantep offence with 14 points. Read more here.
February 12, 2014 - KRKA rally to top Cholet KRKA
Novo Mesto rallied from 17 points down in regulation to top Cholet
Basket 93-88 in overtime in a key battle in Group J of the
EuroChallenge. Becirovic finished with 21 points for KRKA while
Christopher Booker had 17. Read more here.
February 12, 2014 - Zadar signed Mark Lyons Zadar's
line-up is stronger for a new name, when American Mark Lyons joined
currently the last team on the standings. The 24-year-old point guard
comes from France, where he was playing for Roanne and averaged 10,1
points, 1,6 assists and 1,2 rebounds in 13 games. Read more here.
February 11, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 5: it's decision time! As
the 2013-14 Eurocup Last 32 returns to action, many teams around the
competition can advance to the elimination rounds as soon as this week
while others face do-or-die situations to survive. Khimki and Alba
Berlin have clinched spots in the eighthfinals so far. Read more here.
February 11, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa loses Hamilton for 4-6 weeks Laboral
Kutxa Vitoria will be without the services of big man Lamont Hamilton
for 4-to-6 weeks due to a bout of plantar fasciitis on his left foot.
He will undergo a conservative rehab process to help the tear of the
plantar fascia heal. Read more here.
February 11, 2014 - Otasevic out for the rest of the season with torn ACL Nikola
Otasevic suffered a serious injury in last night's final game of
Macedonian national against Lirija. Nikola Otasevic, who spent 22
minutes on court on Sunday and left the court at the end of the third
quarter, suffered a knee injury. Read more here.
February 11, 2014 - Last 16 Week 4 preview: Groups I and J The
EuroChallenge Last 16 resumes on Tuesday after a short break and any
participant who is caught off guard at this crucial point of the season
might suffer severe consequences. Gaz Metan Medias and JDA Dijon are
entering their respective Tuesday games. Read more here.
February 10, 2014 - Third consecutive cup trophy for MZT On
Sunday, MZT Skopje Aerodrom won their third consecutive (and seventh in
the entire history) Macedonian National Cup trophy, after they were
better than Lirija in a thrilling game in Ohrid 76:73. Read more here.
February 10, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda lifted the cup for the second time in a row Crvena
zvezda Telekom players have won their second consecutive Serbian
national cup winner title on Sunday, by overcoming Mega Vizura in the
fierce battle, that was decided no earlier than 8 seconds before the
end. Read more here.
February 10, 2014 - Partizan NIS Belgrade adds Sasha Pavlovic Faced
with a string of long-term injuries, Partizan NIS Belgrade has moved to
restock its backcourt with the signing of veteran guard Sasha Pavlovic
for the remainder of the season. Pavlovic (30, 201) arrives from the
NBA, where he spent 10 seasons with seven different clubs. Read more here.
February 10, 2014 - Siroki players brought the cup back to Pecara After
a year without a trophy, Siroki Primorka was better than Igokea in the
final of Bosnia and Herzegovina national Cup in Trebinje and won their
8th cup title in the history and 3rd for coach Jaksa Vulic. Read more here.
February 10, 2014 - Galatasaray bounce back It
has been a difficult few weeks in EuroLeague Women for Turkish
juggernauts Galatasaray odeabank, but the TKBL leaders are still
refusing to miss a beat domestically. Shavonte Zellous came up big for
Galatasaray odeabank, scoring 23 points in victory. Read more here.
February 10, 2014 - Real topple Barcelona in Cup thriller Sergio
Llull drilled a jumper with just one tenth of a second left in the
Spanish Copa del Rey final on Sunday to gift Real Madrid a 77-76
triumph over defending cup champions FC Barcelona. Sergio Llull hit the
winning shot for Real Madrid with less than a second remaining. Read
February 10, 2014 - Irving scores 28, Cavs beat Memphis 91-83 in OT Interim
general manager David Griffin said before the Cavaliers' game that he'd
like to see a few more smiles from his team. Irving scored the final
four points in regulation to tie it. Luol Deng's 3-pointer on the first
possession of overtime put Cleveland ahead for good, 81-78. Read more here.
February 10, 2014 - Durant scores 41 as Thunder defeat Knicks 112-100 The
showdown between the NBA's top two scorers turned out to be a mismatch.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant outscored New York's Carmelo Anthony
41-15, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the New York Knicks 112-100
on Sunday. Read more here.
February 10, 2014 - Zalgiris Kaunas stops VEF Riga 86-78 to reach Milan! To
complete a perfect 4-0 run on its homecourt, Zalgiris took an 86-78
victory over VEF Riga in the Kaunas NIJT final to punch its ticket to
Milan in May. Zalgiris returns to the NIJT finals after a rare,
one-year absence to join previous qualifiers Cajasol Seville and Real
Madrid. Read more here.
February 9, 2014 - Buducnost VOLI brought the cup title back to Podgorica Buducnost
VOLI players are the new Montenegrin Cup champions, after they overcame
the reigning title holders Sutjeska at the opponent's court in Niksic
in the final. Nikola Ivanovic was the most efficient scorer for his
team as he scored 21 points. Read more here.
February 9, 2014 - Krka won the domestic cup for the first time Krka
Novo mesto claimed the Slovenian national cup champions title for the
first time in entire history thanks to the convincing victory against
their biggest domestic rivals Union Olimpija in the final. Edo Muric
(21 points) was the top scorer of the final game. Read more here.
February 9, 2014 - Szolnoki Olaj won the cup again after a year of drought After
failing to get to the top of the podium last season, Szolnoki Olaj won
the Hungarian Cup trophy again, for the fifth time in entire history,
by beating Sopron on Saturday in the final. Willie Warren (15 points)
and Justin Holiday (13), played the decisive roles. Read more here.
February 8, 2014 - Fenerbahce Ulker loses Sipahi for 3 months The
injury bug has continued to hit Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul as rookie
point guard Kenan Sipahi will likely miss the rest of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season after breaking his arm in a Turkish Cup game
on Wednesday. Read more here.
February 8, 2014 - Hawkins is EuroLeague Women Week 11 Top performer Scoring
over half her team's points this week, Tianna Hawkins became Week 11's
EuroLeague Women top statistical performer. The Sopron forward provided
33 of her team's 56 points, however it was not enough to see Hungarian
club avoid a 24-point loss to Wisla Can-Pack. Read more here.
February 8, 2014 - EuroLeague Women: Week 11 review There
were lots of contenders as usual, with ZVVZ USK Prague completing the
double over Galatasaray odeabank right up there near the top of the
list, along with Kibirkstis Vici and BLMA both grabbing their first
wins since last November to snap lengthy losing streaks. Read more here.
February 8, 2014 - Reggiana dealt double blow Within
the space of hours, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia have seen captain Andrea
Cinciarini and then center Greg Brunner suffering injuries on the eve
of the Coppa Italia Final Eight. Brunner is in the worst position of
the two. Read more here.
February 7, 2014 - Sancho Lyttle is 2013 Women's Player of the year Sancho
Lyttle has been voted as the 2013 FIBA Europe Women's Player of the
Year, completing a double for Spanish women's basketball in the 2013
FIBA Europe Player of the Year awards. Fellow Spaniard and Galatasaray
teammate Alba Torrens finished second. Read more here.
February 7, 2014 - Tony Parker is 2013 Men's Player of the year With
a EuroBasket gold medal around his neck, Tony Parker was overwhelmingly
voted as the 2013 FIBA Europe Men's Player of the Year. The French
playmaker completed his time at EuroBasket as the tournament's leading
scorer, averaging 19 points a game. Read more here.
February 7, 2014 - British Basketball makes a stand Basketball
community in Great Britain has already mobilised heavily in an effort
to overturn a decision by UK Sport to stop funding basketball in
country. Great Britain head coach Joe Prunty expressed disappointment
at this decision. Read more here.
February 7, 2014 - The dates of ABA league Final Four tournament determined ABA
League has confirmed the dates of Final Four tournament. The Final Four
Tournament for the 2013/14 season will take place between April 18 and
April 20. Currently there are still two possible scenarios. Read more here.
February 7, 2014 - Kaunas NIJT Qualifying Tournament: Day 1 The
Kaunas NIJT Qualifying Tournament will be held 7-9 February in the city
of Kaunas, Lithuania. The qualifying tournament, to be played at the
Zalgiris Arena, will see two Lithuanian teams compete against six
international teams. Read more here.
February 7, 2014 - Schio rout Gyor to go second in Group A Italian
champions Beretta Famila Schio had little trouble completing an 87-49
demolition of struggling HAT-Agro Uni Gyor to lift themselves into
second place in EuroLeague Women Group A. Jenifer Nadalin scored a
game-high 14 points, adding eight rebounds. Read more here.
February 7, 2014 - Champions beat Botas, eye up Last Four Reigning
champions Dynamo Moscow are in a strong position to advance to the last
four of EuroCup Women after taking a valuable 72-64 win at Adana Botas
in the first leg of the quarter-finals. Tina Charles led the way for
Moscow with a 14-point, 14-rebound double-double. Read more here.
February 7, 2014 - Landes late show denies Villeneuve Basket
Landes grabbed a valuable first-leg lead in the EuroCup Women
quarter-finals after a superb final 15 minutes helped them record a
72-64 success at domestic rivals Villeneuve d'Ascq. Danielle Page had a
joint game-high 14 points for Landes. Read more here.
February 6, 2014 - Saric is 2013 Young Men's Player of the year After
being runner-up in 2012, Dario Saric has claimed the top accolade in
2013 by being named the 2013 FIBA Europe Young Player of the Year.
Saric won the award ahead of Turkey's Kenan Sipahi and Greece's Giannis
Antetokounmpo. Read more here.
February 6, 2014 - Ndour is 2013 Young Women's Player of the year Astou
Ndour has become the second Spanish woman in history to be named as the
FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year. Following on from Alba
Torrens in 2009, Ndour has taken out the 2013 edition of the award,
beating out Valeriane Ayayi and Artemis Spanou. Read more here.
February 6, 2014 - Weekend for the domestic cups There
are no ABA League games scheduled for this weekend, since the final
tournaments of the domestic cups of BiH, Hungary, Macedonia,
Montenegro, Slovenia and Serbia will take place. In Croatia, Final
Tournament of cup competition is scheduled three weeks from now. Read
February 6, 2014 - Deadlock in opening Quarter-final clash It
was honours even in the first-leg of the EuroCup Women quarter-final
between Nantes Reze and Istanbul Universitesi with both teams
inseparable and playing out a rare 74-74 draw. Aurelie Bonnan had 13
rebounds for Nantes Reze. Read more here.
February 6, 2014 - BLMA stop six game slide to stay alive Basket
Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration are still in play-off contention after
they stormed to a 76-53 victory against BK Imos Brno to end a six-game
losing streak in EuroLeague Women Group B. Geraldine Robert harvested
19 points, seven rebounds and five steals. Read more here.
February 6, 2014 - Tango Bourges coast past Kayseri Tango
Bourges are back on an even keel in EuroLeague Women Group A after
completing a crushing 75-54 victory over Kayseri Kaski spor. Paoline
Salagnac stepped up offensively in the absence of Johannah Leedham,
scoring 14 points for Tango Bourges. Read more here.
February 6, 2014 - Prague edge Galatasaray in nail-biter ZVVZ
USK Prague claimed a precious 63-58 win in Istanbul to complete a
double over Galatasaray odeabank and regain top spot in EuroLeague
Women Group C. Jelena Dubljevic starred for ZVVZ USK Prague with 22
points. Read more here.
February 5, 2014 - Gruda gets Champions back on track A
classy display from Sandrine Gruda helped defending champions UMMC
Ekaterinburg return to winning ways in EuroLeague Women Group A as they
claimed a comfortable 83-55 success against Good Angels Kosice. Read
February 5, 2014 - Fenerbahce Ulker fills void in middle with Sekulic After
losing two big men to in juries in the previous week, Fenerbahce Ulker
moved quickly to fortify its frontcourt with the signing of Blagota
Sekulic from Spanish side Iberostar Tenerife. Sekulic has been among
the best players in the Spanish ACB this season. Read more here.
February 5, 2014 - CCC Polkowice end Sparta&K Win streak The
revival of CCC Polkowice continued after they claimed a 65-56 success
against Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje to halt their opponents' six-game
winning streak in EuroLeague Women Group C. Agnieszka Majewska 11
points, six rebounds and three blocked shots. Read more here.
February 5, 2014 - Ponkrashov fires Samara to Win Anton
Ponkrashov scored 12 of his VTB league career-high 32 points in the
final frame to propel Krasnye Krylia to an 83-78 victory at home over
Krasny Oktyabr Volvograd. The Samara side got off to a good start and
led 23-16 at the end of the first quarter and 46-40 at half-time. Read
February 5, 2014 - Bogdan Bogdanovic MVP Round 19 in ABA Adriatic league Bogdan
Bogdanovic of Partizan NIS became the MVP of 19th round with the best
performance amongst all players. He is also the top scorer of the
round, while Josip Sobin is the top rebounder and Jonathon Jones the
top passer of the round. Read more here.
February 5, 2014 - British Basketball left without funding The
worst fears of British Basketball were confirmed as government
authority UK Sport announced a decision to eliminate funding to the 2nd
most-popular sport worldwide. Archery, Canoeing, Diving, Equestrian,
Judo and Taekwondo have all received funding up until Rio 2016. Read
February 5, 2014 - Cibona still unbeaten this year In
the derby of the round in ABA Adriatic league, Cibona overcome Partizan
NIS. 6 games were already played on weekend. Cibona started well and
after Dusko Vujosevic earned his 2 technical fouls in a row already in
4th minute, they were up by 13 points at half time. Read more here.
February 5, 2014 - Balkan trio show cautious optimism The
last time that F.Y.R of Macedonia were drawn in the same group with
neighbours Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, at EuroBasket 2013,
it ended in disappointment for all three teams. Read more here.
February 5, 2014 - EuroLeague Women, Game of the Week: Nadezhda vs. Fenerbahce Nadezhda
Orenburg head coach George Dikeoulakos is relishing his rejuvenated
team being put to the ultimate test when his former club and the last
unbeaten side in EuroLeague Women arrive. Read more here.
February 4, 2014 - Kosice claim Kizer after Pierson KO Good
Angels Kosice have turned to Lynetta Kizer to add some stability to
their EuroLeague Women season after team leader Plenette Pierson was
ruled out for the campaign with an ACL injury. The loss of Plenette
Pierson is a major blow for Good Angels Kosice. Read more here.
February 4, 2014 - 2014 World Cup groups revealed The
Official Draw for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup took place on
Monday evening at the Palau de la Musica Catalana. The 10 European
teams who will play in the championship are evenly spread across the
four groups. Here is a list of how each of the groups looks. Read more here.
February 4, 2014 - FIBA World's incoming president visits Euroleague Basketball Euroleague
Basketball opened its doors on Monday to the incoming president of FIBA
World, Mr. Horacio Muratore, for a tour of the organization that
manages the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, the Eurocup and the Nike
International Junior Tournament. Read more here.
February 4, 2014 - National teams received their opponents for the summer Seven
national teams of ABA League countries received their opponents for
this summer, when they will compete at 2014 World Cup or EuroBasket
2015 2nd Qualifying Round. Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia can start
preparing for 2014 World Cup in Spain. Read more here.
February 4, 2014 - Swiss prodigy Capela makes a splash The
19-year-old Swiss international Clint Capela delivered at the weekend
his credentials as one of the biggest talents in Europe with a
record-breaking performance in the French Pro A League. Capela
registered efficiency index rating of 41 in Elan Chalon's 95-75 win
over Roanne. Read more here.
February 3, 2014 - Krka, Szolnoki back in race EuroChallenge
Group J rivals Krka and Szolnoki Olaj claimed vital wins on the road at
the weekend to improve their chances of clinching a spot in the
play-offs of the ABA Adriatic League. David Vojvoda and Szolnoki Olaj
remain in the hunt for an ABA League play-off spot. Read more here.
February 3, 2014 - EuroBasket 2015 2nd QR groups drawn The
waiting for the participating teams of EuroBasket 2015 2nd
Qualification Round is over as the qualifying groups were drawn in
Barcelona, Spain, on Monday. FIBA Europe Acting President Cyriel
Coomans and Secretary General Kamil Novak welcomed more than 80 guests.
Read more here.
February 3, 2014 - Taurasi stars for Cup winners Diana
Taurasi led UMMC Ekaterinburg to more silverware as they retained their
Russian Cup Final Four title with a 78-66 success against Nadezhda
Orenburg. Taurasi produced an MVP display with 21 points in the
showpiece final game in Kursk. Read more here.
February 3, 2014 - MVP for January: Nenad Krstic, CSKA Moscow When
the going gets tough, they say, the tough get going. There’s no doubt
that one of the most dominant big men in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague this decade did just that by putting on his battle gear to
begin the longest phase of the season, the Top 16. Read more here.
February 3, 2014 - Kaltsidou heads back to Tango Bourges Styliani
Kaltsidou has returned to Tango Bourges as cover for in-form swingman
Johannah Leedham who has been ruled out for six weeks with an injury.
Great Britain star Leedham has been one of the top performers for the
French champions this season. Read more here.
February 3, 2014 - Zvezda and Igokea celebrated again After
Igokea beat Olimpija in Stozice, Crvena zvezda downed Buducnost with
another dominant performance. On Saturday, 4 games were played. MZT
Skopje Aerodrom, Cedevita, Krka and Szolnoki Olaj achieved new
important victories. Read more here.
February 2, 2014 - Fenerbahce's big man Vidmar out with knee injury Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul center Gasper Vidmar will miss the rest of the season
after injuring his knee on Thursday. In Top 16 Round 5 road loss
against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan, big man Vidmar left the game late in
the second quarter and never returned. Read more here.
February 2, 2014 - Seedings, format of Qualifiers determined Following
the decision granting Europe three Wild Cards for the upcoming 2014
FIBA World Cup, FIBA Europe has confirmed that a total of 26 teams will
participate in the EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualification Round Draw, next
week in Spain. Read more here.
February 1, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 5 bwin MVP: Milos Teodosic, CSKA Moscow Milos
Teodosic masterminded CSKA Moscow’s comfortable 61-86 road victory at
FC Bayern Munich on Thursday and earned bwin MVP honors for his effort.
The former Euroleague MVP compiled a performance index rating of 31.
Read more here.
February 1, 2014 - Europe claims three World Cup wildcards FIBA
Europe was proud to learn on Saturday, that three of the four wildcards
given out to the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup presented by BEKO have
been given to European teams. Finland, Turkey and Greece are the
fortunate European recipients. Read more here.