January 31, 2011 - Partizan m:ts bringing home the win Game
of the 19th round in NLB league went to Vlade Jovanović’s team. Black
and whites won this very important game and confirmed their leader of
the league status. The result of the game Zagreb CO – Partizan mt:s
69:77 (18:20, 17:21, 19:15, 23:11).
January 31, 2011 - Eurobasket 2011 draw complete The
EuroBasket 2011 Draw took place on Sunday night at the National Drama
Theatre of Vilnius, in the most spectacular ceremony with a European
basketball theme ever. Reigning EuroBasket champions Spain and hosts
Lithuania were drawn together in what promises to be the most hotly
contested group, along with World Championship silver medallists
Turkey, Great Britain, Poland and the second team to qualify from the
Additional Qualifying Round which features Finland, Hungary and
January 31, 2011 - Celtics defeat Lakers in NBA Finals rematch Paul
Pierce scored 32 points and the Boston Celtics defeated the Los Angeles
Lakers 109-96 in a rematch of last year's NBA Finals, despite a
41-point effort from Lakers star Kobe Bryant.
January 30, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 19: January 28-30, 2011 Only
three of the five teams that came into the weekend tied for first place
in the Adriatic League, Partizan mt:s, Union Olimpija and Krka Novo
Mest, won to remain atop the standings at 12-7. Partizan beat Zagreb CO
69-77 in a matchup of two teams entering the week at 11-7.
January 27, 2011 - Eurocup, Last 16 Week 2 MVP: Paul Davis, Cajasol Not
only Cajasol managed to knock off previously undefeated Benetton Bwin
to climb to first place in Group L, but center Paul Davis also managed
to earn Last 16 Week 2 MVP honors with a 31 index.
January 27, 2011 - Sportingbet Top 16, Week 2 co-MVPs: Khalid El-Amin, Marcelinho Huertas Two
of the biggest stars of one of Top 16, Week 2’s most exciting games
share the spotlight as Sportingbet weekly co-MVPs. Khalid El-Amin of
Lietuvos Rytas and Marcelinho Huertas of Caja Laboral dueled as point
guards of a thrilling game in Vitoria, Spain.
January 27, 2011 - Barcelona past Olimpija 67-68 In
another thriller in Ljubljana, Regal FC Barcelona survived Union
Olimpija by a single point, 67-68. The guests managed to forge a
14-point lead, but Union Olimpija reacted from the defense and managed
to even lead by as many as 4 points.
January 27, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas sends reserve point guard Kelys on loan Lietuvos
Rytas announced that reserve point guard Zydrunas Kelys will play on
loan for fellow Lithuanian club BC Perlas for the remainder of the
January 27, 2011 - Black and whites winless in a close finish In
the second round of Top 16 phase of Euroleague in Belgrade Arena,
players of Efes Pilsen outscore black and whites 79:76. First quarter
was equal for the most of it, none of the teams could gain advantage.
January 27, 2011 - Jorge Garbajosa free to leave Real Madrid Jorge
Garbajosa is free to look for a new team, after Real Madrid
strenghtened their frontcourt with the signing of Mirza Begic about a
week ago. Garbajosa, 33, joined Real last season after a season in
January 27, 2011 - Disciplinary judge's decisión, Lottomatica Roma-Union Olimpija Ljubljana Euroleague
Basketball's independent disciplinary judge has dismissed the protest
concerning clock malfunction during the last play of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 1 game between Lottomatica Roma and
Union Olimpija Ljubljana.
January 26, 2011 - Efes Pilsen won 76-79 over Partizan Withstanding
the pressure of almost 18,000 fans in its face, Efes Pilsen held on for
dear life to a 76-79 road win over Partizan mt:s Belgrade on Wednesday
to stay undefeated in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16. Efes
improved to 2-0 in Group G, worth a first-place tie with Real Madrid,
the team it now faces in a home-and-away matchups in the next two
January 26, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas downed Caja Laboral 86-89 Khalid
El-Amin completed a near-perfect night with a game-winning triple on
the buzzer to lift Lietuvos Rytas to an 86-89 road victory over Caja
Laboral on Wednesday at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain.
January 26, 2011 - Euroleague, Game Center: Top 16, Week 2 Eight
games in eight countries over two days is the short story of Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 2. The long story could be remembered
well after the action finishes, too, as eight opening-week winners try
to position themselves to stay undefeated after two games, a
historically good indicator of playoff qualification.
January 26, 2011 - Le Mans tabs Bowman for 6 weeks Le
Mans Sarthe Basket has come to terms with forward Brandon Bowman on a
six-week deal to help in the absence of injured big man Alain Koffi.
January 25, 2011 - Unics overwhelmed Cedevita 76-94 Unics
Kazan established itself as the Group I favorite after routing Cedevita
Zagreb 76-94 on Tuesday at the Drazen Petrovic Basketball Center in the
Croatian capital. Kelly McCarty scored 22 points and Terrell Lyday
added 20 points and 6 assists as Kazan improved to 2-0.
January 25, 2011 - Unicaja adds scoring guard Fitch Unicaja
made guard Gerald Fitch the first addition of the Chus Mateo era by
signing the player for the remainder of the season. Fitch (191, 28)
arrives from Aliaga Petkim, where he averaged 18.8 points in six
Turkish League games this season.
January 25, 2011 - Become a volunteer at EuroBasket 2011! Do
you love basketball? Would you love to see EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania
from up close and witness history as it is being made by Europe’s
greatest basketball players? All of that is within a hand’s reach, as
all you need to do is to register to become a volunteer for the biggest
ever sports event to be held in Lithuania.
January 25, 2011 - Eurocup Game Center: Last 16, Week 2 The
race to the Eurocup Finals continues Tuesday with seven of Last 16 Week
2’s eight games lined up in six counties throughout Europe. It will be
a pivotal week for all the groups as only one – Group L – features a
clash of Week 1 winners.
January 25, 2011 - Euroleague Basketball, SPORT newspaper together again For
the second time in a decade, Euroleague Basketball and the daily
newspaper SPORT in Barcelona, Spain will join forces to promote the
biggest weekend on the world basketball calendar.
January 25, 2011 - Dallas Mavericks add Stojakovic and... Printezis Dallas
Mavericks have announce the signing of Predrag Stojakovic, who was
released on free by Toronto Raptors some days ago.
January 24, 2011 - Lottomatica guard Vitali hospitalized Lottomatica
Roma announced Monday that guard Luca Vitali has been hospitalized for
treatment as he suffers from pneumonia. The player, who has been
transferred to Sant Orsola Hospital near Bologna to be closer to his
January 24, 2011 - Alba makes Katzurin new boss Alba
Berlin has found a new coach in Muli Katzurin, who signed a contract
for the remainder of the season. Katzurin, 56, arrives from CEZ
Nymburk, where he had worked in each of the last four seasons.
January 24, 2011 - Basile, sidelined four more months Defending
champs Regal FC Barcelona announced over the weekend that guard
Gianluca Basile (192, 35) needed to undergo surgery and will have to be
sidelined for four more months.
January 23, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 18: January 21-23, 2011 A
wild weekend in the Adriatic League finished with a five-way tie for
first place. Partizan mt:s, Union Olimpija, Zagreb CO, Buducnost and
Krka Novo Mesto all boast 11-7 records.
January 23, 2011 - Adriatic League, 18th Round report The
number of candidates for four places at the 2011 NLB League Final Four
Tournament is increasing from week to week and after the 18th round
there are no less than five teams sharing the first place with at least
three more being only a step behind.
January 23, 2011 - Triumph over Olimpija Partizan
m:ts won against Olimpija, another Euroleague contestant, in packed
Pionir hall. In the 18th round of the NLB league black and whites
stopped team from Ljubljana with great defense, and put down another
important W with a score 61:50 (19:5, 14:13, 16:17, 12:15).
January 21, 2011 - Blazers win 4th straight, beat Clippers 108-93 LaMarcus
Aldridge had 28 points and eight rebounds, Wesley Matthews added 28
points and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Los Angeles Clippers
108-93 Thursday night, matching a season high with their fourth
January 21, 2011 - Alba sack Pavicevic ALBA
Berlin have terminated their head coach, Luka Pavicevic, contract
effective immediately. His successor will be announced in the upcoming
days and until then the assistant coaches will lead the team.
January 21, 2011 - Sportingbet Top 16, Week 1 MVP: Kenny Gregory, Union Olimpija Veteran
forward Kenny Gregory, the hero of Union Olimpija’s road win on
Thursday, is also the Sportingbet Top 16, Week 1 MVP. Olimpija rallied
late to defeat Lottomatica Roma 63-64 in the Italian capital with great
doses of leadership from the 32-year-old Gregory.
January 20, 2011 - FB Ulker ended Olympaicos's 20-game homecourt winnning streak Fenerbahce
Ulker sent a message that echoed all around the competition and
registered its first win in Top 16 Group H by downing Olympiacos 70-84
in Greece on Thursday.
January 20, 2011 - Olimpija edged Roma 64-63 In
already a thriller in the opening night, Union Olimpija escaped from
Italy with a valuable road win by 63-64 over Lottomatica Roma on
Thursday in a Group F game. After starting strong, Union Olimpija saw
how Roma and a great Vladimir Dasic started getting closer until the
hosts dominated for many minutes.
January 20, 2011 - Olympiacos made an offer for Baxter According
to some Greek media, Olympiacos has made an offer to Ilysiakos for
their top scorer, Jimmy Baxter. Olympiacos has been suffering at the
small forward position during entire season and even with the return of
Panos Vasilopoulos the position is rather weak, especially when it
comes to scoring.
January 19, 2011 - Real Madrid downed Partizan 78-58 Real
Madrid started the Top 16 in style on Wednesday by dominating Partizan
mt:s Belgrade 78-58 at Caja Magica in the Spanish capital. Sergio Llull
shined with a Euroleague career-high 21 points plus 4 assists and Clay
Tucker added 18 to lead Madrid, which pulled away for good with a 19-3
January 19, 2011 - Hemofarm dominated Cedevita 86-73 Hemofarm
Stada dominated Cedevita Zagreb 86-73 to start Last 16 Group I with a
big win. The game was not as close as the final score would indicate,
with the hosts leading by as many as 31 points before a late Cedevita
January 19, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas couldn't handle Panathinaikos Panathinaikos
had a strong start in Top 16 Group E by downing Lietuvos Rytas 59-80 in
front of 9,500 fans at Siemens Arena in Vilnius, Lithuania on Wednesday
night. Panathinaikos grabbed its fourth road win this season and
improved to 1-0 in Group E.
January 19, 2011 - Final Four tickets disappearing fast! Fans
wishing to take part in a basketball weekend without equal, the 2011
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four, should plan now to act fast.
Tickets for the Final Four, one of the signature events on the world
sports stage, are running out.
January 19, 2011 - Euroleague Top 16 Week 1: Real Madrid vs. Partizan mt:s Two
classic Euroleague teams engage in a clash to start their Top 16
schedules when Real Madrid hosts Partizan mt:s at Caja Magica in the
January 18, 2011 - Real Madrid lands Mirza Begic One
of the best centers in European basketball switched Turkish Airlines
Euroleague teams on Tuesday when Real Madrid announced the signing of
Mirza Begic to a multi-year deal.
January 18, 2011 - Unicaja makes Chus Mateo new coach Unicaja
announced on Tuesday that Chus Mateo, 42, will be the one taking the
reins at the team until the end of the season after the waiving of Aito
Garcia Reneses. Mateo was an assistant coach at Fuenlabrada of the
Spanish League and was also the assistant of Sergio Scariolo at the
Spanish national team.
January 18, 2011 - Zalgiris terminates Dainius Salenga's contract Zalgiris
will start Euroleague Top 16 round without Dainius Salenga after the
club decided to terminate his contract due to a violation of the
January 17, 2011 - Eurocup: Stage set for the Last 16! The
Last 16 gets rolling on Tuesday night with seven matchups in five
countries across Europe as the best 16 teams from the regular season
have their accomplishments wiped clean and begin anew in their attempts
to advance to the quarterfinals.
January 17, 2011 - Unicaja dismisses head coach Aito Shortly
before the start of the Top 16, Unicaja has made a shakeup at the top
by firing head coach Aito Garcia Reneses and assistant coach Joaquin
Costa effective immediately. A press conference has been called for
Tuesday afternoon in which a replacement is expected to be named.
January 17, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas tabs D.J. Strawberry and Karolis Petrukonis The
search for a new point guard seems to be finished for Lietuvos Rytas.
According to krepsinis.net, Lithuanian champions will sing D.J.
Strawberry hoping to solve the problem of lack of play-makers.
January 17, 2011 - Black and whites’ winning streak ended Vlade
Jovanović’s team was hosted by Cedevita in the 17th round of NLB
league. Team from Zagreb had the lead throughout the match, but black
and whites managed to melt the hosts lead and take the game in to close
January 16, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 17: January 15-16, 2011 Cibona
provided the biggest surprise in the Adriatic League this weekend by
edging Union Olimpija 75-84 in Ljubljana on Saturday. Cibona improved
to 8-9 while Olimpija is still first at 11-6. Leon Radosevic led the
winners with 24 points.
January 16, 2011 - Aris BSA 2003 adds Thomas at center Two
days before the start of the Eurocup Last 16, Aris BSA 2003 signed
veteran center John Thomas for the remainder of the season to reinforce
its inside game.
January 16, 2011 - Caja Laboral keeps Sow for another month Caja
Laboral head coach Dusko Ivanovic announced Sunday that the contract of
big man Pape Sow had been extended for another month.
January 16, 2011 - Milos Vujanic suffers fractured fibula Milos
Vujanic who was supposed to be joining Partizan Belgrade for
Euroleague's Top16 phase tomorrow got seriously injured during
Panionios-AEK game today.
January 16, 2011 - Benetton Bwin bags big man Skinner In
the wake of losing center Sandro Nicevic to injury, Benetton Bwin
Basket fortified its frontline with the signing of veteran center Brian
Skinner, who comes to play in Europe for the first time.
January 15, 2011 - Zalgiris makes Zouros new head coach Four
days before it opens the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 on the
road, Zalgiris Kaunas has a new head coach, its third of the season,
having signed Ilias Zouros of Greece on Saturday.
January 14, 2011 - Siena get Jaric Marko
Jaric is back to action and Euroleague, this time as a Montepaschi
Siena player. Siena was hit hard after Bo McCalebb got an injury which
will keep him out for the entire Top16 phase (about fifty days).
January 14, 2011 - Euroleague Top 16 profile: Group E Get
to know what made Antonis Fotsis of Panathinaikos, Stanko Barac of Caja
Laboral, Robert Archibald of Unicaja and Kenan Bajramovic of Lietuvos
Rytas unsung heroes of the regular season and makes them players to
watch in the Top 16 starting next week.
January 14, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 16: January 11-13, 2011 Union
Olimpija took down Krka Novo Mesto 75-80 on the road to grab sole
possession of first place in the Adriatic League. The foursome of
Kevinn Pinkney, Saso Ozbolt, Kenny Gregory and Vlado Ilievski did most
of the damage for Olimpija, which improved to 11-5 and leads second
place Partizan, Buducnost and Krka by one win.
January 14, 2011 - Efes Pilsen brings in Flip Murray Less
than a week before the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 starts,
Turkish powerhouse Efes Pilsen has reinforced its perimeter game with
the addition of veteran scorer Ronald 'Flip' Murray, the club announced
January 13, 2011 - Heat's road streak ends in loss to Clippers Energized
by the prospect of taking on the Big Three, the Los Angeles Clippers
came out attacking and never let up. Blake Griffin had 24 points and 14
rebounds for his 30th double-double, and the Clippers surprised Miami
111-105 Wednesday night, ending the Heat's 13-game road winning streak.
January 13, 2011 - Milorad Sutulovic moved to Igokea Months
after splitting with Union Olimpija, where he didn’t get much of
playing time, Milorad Sutulovic signed the contract with the Bosnian
club Igokea on Thursday.
January 13, 2011 - Eurocup Last 16 breakdown: Group L It
is not a stretch to say that each and every team in Group L has a
legitimate reason to expect to reach the Eurocup quarterfinals. The
combination of experience, star players and results from the regular
season among the four Group L sides makes for a tough group and some
hot action over the next two months.
January 13, 2011 - Euroleague Top 16 profiles: Group G Get
to know what made David Moss of Montepaschi Siena, Carlos Suarez of
Real Madrid, Bostjan Nachbar of Efes Pilsen and Nathan Jawai of
Partizan mt:s unsung heroes of the regular season and makes them
players to watch in the Top 16 starting next week.
January 13, 2011 - Olimpija sells 32,000 Top 16 tickets in 20 minutes A
breakthrough season for Union Olimpija in all aspects of the club's
sports and business operations continued on Wednesday when 32,000
tickets for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 were sold
in just 20 minutes.
January 13, 2011 - Barcelona's Pascual gets two more years The
Euroleague's defending champion, Regal FC Barcelona, announced
Wednesday a contract extension that will keep coach Xavi Pascual at the
head of the team's bench through the end of the 2012-13 season.
January 12, 2011 - Zadar waived Jusup, promoted Bujan instead The
latest defeat against Zagreb CO on Tuesday was the turning point in BC
Zadar. The club's managing committee waived the head-coach Danijel
Jusup on Wednesday and named Tihomir Bujan instead of him.
January 12, 2011 - Cibona signed Everett Cibona's
outside line is stronger for the American point-guard Terrell Everett
(190, 26), who will first go through a testing period before it will be
decided whether he will get the contract until the end of the season.
January 12, 2011 - McCalebb update: Montepaschi guard has surgery Montepaschi
Siena announced Wednesday that All-Euroleague point guard Bo McCalebb
underwent successful surgery to repair a broken bone in his foot.
McCalebb suffered the injury in an Italian league game on Sunday.
January 12, 2011 - Eurobasket 2011 seeds announced To
basketball fans across Europe, the stroke of midnight on New Year's Day
meant that the countdown to the Continent's most important competition
had started. 2011, as any basketball fan will tell you, is EuroBasket
January 12, 2011 - Lottomatica hires head coach Filipovski Lottomatica
Roma named Saso Filipovski as its new head coach, replacing Matteo
Boniciolli. He signed a contract until the end of the 2011-12 season.
Filipovski, 36, began the season on the CSKA Moscow coaching staff, but
left together with Dusko Vujosevic when the latter was relived of his
January 12, 2011 - Eurocup Last 16 breakdown: Group K Four
teams on the rise help make Group K an exciting one to watch. Three
teams with glorious pasts and another that has slowly been growing into
a regular Eurocup contender make up a wide-open group where any of the
four teams could wind up on top or at the bottom.
January 12, 2011 - Mediterranean League: one step closer to reality After
many rumours and speculations last year, there is the first concrete
official admission of a planned new "Mediterranean League". More
specifically the news come from Greece.
January 12, 2011 - Zalgiris to finalise deal with Zouros It
is not official yet, but everything points to the direction that Elias
Zouros will be the next Head Coach of Zalgiris Kaunas, while the
announcement is being expected within the following days.
January 11, 2011 - Cedevita signs scoring guard Wright After
learning that an injury would keep Marino Bazdaric sidelined for
another month, KK Cedevita decided to sign veteran scoring guard Bracey
Wright to a two-month contract with an option to extend it for the rest
of the season.
January 11, 2011 - Fourth win in a row in Vrsac Partizan
m:ts played away in Vrsac in the 15th round of NLB league. Vlade
Jovanovic’s players won against Hemofarm with a score 64:71 (24:16,
11:12, 13:21, 16:22) and grabbed their fourth win in a row, all
together ninth in the competition.
January 11, 2011 - Montepaschi loses McCalebb indefinitely Montepaschi
Siena’s All-Euroleague point guard Bo McCalebb will miss the start of
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 with a broken toe, the club
revealed on Tuesday. McCalebb will miss several weeks after suffering
the injury during Sunday’s Italian League game against Dinamo Sassari.
January 11, 2011 - Lottomatica Roma, coach Boniciolli part ways Lottomatica
Roma and head coach Matteo Boniciolli have decided to go their separate
ways, the club announced Tuesday. The decision was made jointly by
general manager Bogdan Tanjevic and Boniciolli following a loss in the
Italian League on Sunday.
January 11, 2011 - Eurocup Last 16 breakdown: Group J Last
16 Group J features a mix of new and old blood, all with equal chances
to rise up and fight for Eurocup glory. Two teams - BG Goettingen and
Budivelnik – are in the competition for the first time. The other two –
Aris and Le Mans – are not far removed from playing in the Euroleague.
January 11, 2011 - Euroleague Top 16 profiles: Group F Get
to know what made Doron Perkins of Maccabi Electra, Giorgi Shermadini
of Union Olimpija, Boni Ndong of Regal FC Barcelona and Ali Traore of
Lottomatica Roma unsung heroes of the regular season and makes them
players to watch in the Top 16 starting next week.
January 10, 2011 - Eurocup Last 16 breakdown: Group I Three
traditional Eurocup powerhouses are joined by a newcomer to makeup an
attractive foursome of teams in Group I. Both Unics Kazan and Hemofarm
Stada are former Eurocup semifinalists – the latter doing so on three
occasions – and Gran Canaria 2014 played in the quarterfinals last
January 10, 2011 - Euroleague Top 16 profiles: Group H Get
to know what made Loukas Mavrokefalides of Olympiacos, Oguz Savas of
Fenerbahce Ulker, Tomas Delininkaitis of Zalgiris and Nando De Colo of
Power Electronics Valencia unsung heroes of the regular season and
makes them players to watch in the Top 16 starting next week.
January 10, 2011 - Adriatic League: Partizan mt:s – Hemofarm, Monday 18h Black
and whites carry on with competing in NLB league. This time team from
Humska will be the guest of Hemofarm. This will be their 67th
encounter, black and whites took the win 53 times, while team from
Vršac won 13 times.
January 10, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 14: January 5-7, 2011 Buducnost
m:tel, Krka Novo Mesto and Union Olimpija tie atop the Adriatic League
standings each with a 9-5 record. Defending champion Partizan rallied
from an 18-point deficit to edge Buducnost 61-65 in Podgorica on
January 10, 2011 - Panellinios tabs Francis at center Panellinios
bolstered its frontcourt with the signing of center Torin Francis for
the remainder of the season. Francis (210, 28) returns to play in
Greece for the third time after previous stints with AE Larissa and AEK
January 8, 2011 - Black and whites won in Podgorica Partizan
mt:s was hosted by Budućnost in the 14th round of NLB league. Black and
whites had great fan support in Morača hall, they managed to create a
comeback and get an important win with a score 61:64 (24:6, 12:21,
January 8, 2011 - Jerry Johnson leaves Rytas to join Galatasaray Lietuvos
Rytas parted ways with one more point guard following the departure of
Sarunas Jasikevicius. 28-year-old American point guard Jerry Johnson is
also heading to Turkey to sign with Turkish league leaders Galatasaray.
January 8, 2011 - Unicaja interested in Papadopoulos According
to Spanish media Unicaja is seriously looking into the possibility of
bringing over Lazaros Papadopoulos. The Greek center is fed up playing
in Greek A1 (in addition to being unpaid for months, the recent
PAOK-Olympiacos game was interrupted for more than two hours because
PAOK fans were throwing objects in the court) and is looking for a way
January 8, 2011 - Valencia picks up swingman Giddens To
gear up for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, which starts in
less than two weeks, Power Electronics Valencia announced on Friday the
signing of swingman J.R. Giddens, who ranked eighth in three-point
shooting as a rookie in the regular season.
January 8, 2011 - Unicaja holds onto Blakney After
he helped save the team's qualification to the Top 16, Unicaja on
Friday extended the temporary contract of point guard Roderick Blakney
until the end of the season. Blakney (186, 34) arrived at mid-season to
January 7, 2011 - Euroleague Top 16: Black and whites in Arena again! Basketball
club Partizan m:ts will play home games in Top 16 of Euroleague in
Belgrade Arena. This will be the third season that team from Humska 1
will play home games of the most elite European competition in the
biggest arena on the Balkans.
January 7, 2011 - Dainius Salenga suspected of using doping Zalgiris
is close to losing one more player due to extraordinary circumstances.
Kaunodiena.lt reports that the team's captain Dainius Salenga has been
suspended by FIBA after a positive doping test result in his urine
sample taken on December 23, 2010 after Euroleague game against Khimki.
January 7, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 schedule, dates, times! See
the full Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 schedule by date, by team
and by group. The Games of the Week, in order, will be: Barcelona vs.
Maccabi, Fenerbahce vs. Valencia, Partizan vs. Siena, Olimpija vs.
Maccabi, Fenerbahce vs. Olympiacos and Real Madrid vs. Montepaschi.
Play starts on January 19!
January 7, 2011 - Regal FCB wins NIJT L'Hospitalet Regal
FC Barcelona finished off a perfect run to the title at the Torneig de
Basquet Junior "Ciutat de L’Hospitalet" with a 95-90 victory over
archrival Real Madrid in the final.
January 6, 2011 - Alba Berlin adds guard Schaffartzik Alba
Berlin has added experience for the Last 16 by bringing back a
home-grown veteran, combo guard Heiko Schaffartzik, on a contract
extending through the end of the 2011-12 season.
January 6, 2011 - Bryant, Artest lead Lakers to 99-95 win at Phoenix Kobe
Bryant scored 24 points and four other Los Angeles players reached
double figures as the Lakers held off the Phoenix Suns 99-95 on
January 6, 2011 - Hemofarm Stada adds Jeremic at forward Hemofarm
Stada signed a long-term deal with small forward Mladen Jeremic to help
offset the loss of star forward Milan Macvan, who moved to Euroleague
side Maccabi Electra last month.
January 5, 2011 - Eurocup Week 6 MVP: Dontaye Draper, Cedevita A
brilliant performance with his team’s season on the line from Cedevita
playmaker Dontaye Draper not only lifted his team to victory and the
Last 16, but landed him Eurocup Week 6 MVP honors and cemented his
arrival as one of the top young guards in Europe.
January 5, 2011 - Caja Laboral, Haislip split up On
the eve of the Top 16, Caja Laboral and center Marcus Haislip have
reached an agreement to part ways, the club announced on Wednesday.
Haislip (207, 30) had joined the club with a one-year contract in
September, but struggled with injury and appeared in only five games of
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season.
January 4, 2011 - Caja Laboral confirm Batista signing Caja
Laboral have confirmed the signing of Esteban Batista who will be
replacing Marcus Haislip who was released on free, earlier.
January 4, 2011 - Vujanic close to returning to Belgrade Milos
Vujanic has agreed to return to Partizan after eight years. The Serbian
point guard had trouble finding a team in the beginning of the season
and Panionios recruited him so he could help out the Athenian team
after their main point guard Keith McLeod was injured.
January 4, 2011 - Gran Canaria 2014 wins Group C! In
a long awaited regular season finale, Gran Canaria edged Buducnost
62-60 to become Group C's champion. Budivelnik also made it to the Last
16. Jaycee Carroll had 21 points for the winners.
January 4, 2011 - Gran Canaria vs. Buducnost on Tuesday The
final game of the 2010-11 Eurocup regular season takes place on Tuesday
on the Spanish Canary Islands where Gran Canaria 2014 hosts KK
Buducnost to determine the outcome of Group C and the last two tickets
to the Last 16 stage.
January 4, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Draw results The
road to the 2011 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four was mapped out
for the remaining teams in the competition on Tuesday with the draw for
the Top 16 phase, held at the Mediapro Auditorium in Barcelona, Spain.
January 4, 2011 - Barcelona Final Four logo unveiled at Top 16 Draw The
Top 16 Draw on Tuesday featured the unveiling of the logo for the 2011
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Barcelona, the city where a
champion will be crowned in four short months.
January 4, 2011 - Ciutat de L'Hospitalet Tournament The
Torneig de Básquet Júnior “Ciutat de L’Hospitalet” will be held January
4 to 6 in the city of L’Hospitalet, Spain. The tournament, to be played
at the Complex Esportiu L’Hopsitalet Nord.
January 3, 2011 - Euroleague three-year ranking "In
The Game" has come up with a great analysis of how the Euroleague A
licenses will be taken away and handed out using a three-year-ranking
January 3, 2011 - Begic has offers from Real Madrid, Maccabi TA and Caja Laboral Mirza
Begic is the subject of a lot of controversy lately, but the truth is
that there are three Euroleague clubs interested in him. The three
clubs are Real Madrid, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Caja Laboral and they have
all made an offer to the player.
January 3, 2011 - Top 16 Draw seeds, criteria and restrictions The
draw will be held according to seeds. The 16 classified teams will be
divided into four seeds of four teams each, based on their final
standings in the Regular Season, according to the following chart:
January 2, 2011 - Top 16 Draw set for January 4 in Barcelona The
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Draw to determine the groups that
make up the second phase of competition will take place on Tuesday,
January 4, 2011 in Barcelona, Spain. The Top 16 Draw will begin at
13:00 CET and will be broadcast by live streaming video on Euroleague
Basketball’s official website, Euroleague.net.
January 1, 2011 - Kobe's late points lead Lakers past 76ers 102-98 Kobe
Bryant scored 33 points and hit a tiebreaking jumper with 1:15 to play,
and the Los Angeles Lakers bounced back from consecutive home losses
with a 102-98 victory over the pesky Philadelphia 76ers on Friday
more news in our News Archive.