January 31, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Real Madrid 86 - 78 CSKA Moscow Real
Madrid kept its unbeaten streak in the Top 16 alive by beating CSKA
Moscow 86-78 in overtime at home. It was the first meeting between the
two since 2009, and was every bit worth the wait. Madrid improved to
6-0, while CSKA dropped to 4-2 in a key result. Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 71 Fenerbahce Ulker Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus picked up its
second consecutive Top 16 victory by beating Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
82-71 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Thursday night. The win
improved Olympiacos’s record to 3-3. Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Barcelona Regal 85 - 66 Montepaschi Siena FC
Barcelona Regal grabbed its fourth consecutive Top 16 Group F victory
by topping previously undefeated Montepaschi Siena 85-66 at home on
Thursday. The two teams are now tied atop the group's standings, each
with a 5-1 record. Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Besiktas JK Istanbul 55 - 77 Maccabi Electra Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv used a 0-18 run spanning the first and second quarters
to ease to a 55-77 victory at Besiktas JK Istanbul in Top 16 Group F
action in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Lior Eliyahu led the way for
Maccabi with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Zalgiris Kaunas 92 - 56 Alba Berlin Zalgiris
Kaunas roared past Alba Berlin 92-56 to snap a three-game losing streak
and get back in the hunt in Top 16 Group E. Marko Popovic recorded 22
points and dished 5 assists to lead the Lithuanian champs, who improved
to 2-4 with the win, while dropping Alba to 1-5. Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Unics Kazan, Coach Petrovic part ways Unics
Kazan announced Thursday that Coach Aco Petrovic has left the team.
Petrovic parted ways with his players and the coaching staff at a
dinner on Thursday evening. The decision came after the club lost in
Belgrade to Crvena Zvezda Telekom. Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Game 6: it keeps getting better! The 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 reaches its sixth week
with just two undefeated teams left, both facing tough road challenges
on Thursday. Indeed, Week 6 will be a pivotal one, as some powerhouses
try to rejoin the playoffs race. Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Avenida stun Ekat, boost Play-Off hopes After
a campaign full of frustration, Perfumerias Avenida swept away previous
disappointments in one fell swoop with a 65-57 victory against UMMC
Ekaterinburg, shattering the last unbeaten record in EuroLeague Women.
Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Varda out until the end of the season Radnicki
celebrated the victory against Partizan but with a bitter taste after
it was confirmed that Ratko Varda will not be able to play this season
any more. Although the first diagnosis was optimistic citing a heel
injury as the main reason Varda will have to be sidelined. Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16 Game 4 MVP: John Bryant, Ratiopharm Ulm What
has already been a brilliant Eurocup rookie season for ratiopharm Ulm
center John Bryant just got better. The big man continued his fantastic
Last 16 with his best game yet, dominating the paint against
Galatasaray MP to the tune of 20 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists.
Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Jaaber leaves Zalgiris suddenly In
surprising news on Wednesday, Zalgiris Kaunas announced that Ibrahim
Jaaber has left the club, less than 48 hours before its next Turkish
Airlines Euroleague game against Alba Berlin. Jaaber terminated his
contract due to personal reasons. Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Mondeville fight to see another day USO
Mondeville finally shrugged off pesky Group C basement dwellers Novi
Zagreb to earn a valuable 79-74 home court win but will have to win at
USK Prague to guarantee making it to the post season. Read more here.
January 31, 2013 - Table-Topping Kosice edge out Fener It
continues to be a dream season for Good Angels Kosice who took outright
ownership of top spot in EuroLeague Women Group B with a hard-fought
66-63 success against Turkish heavyweights Fenerbahce. Read more here.
January 30, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 4, Ratiopharm Ulm 91 - 70 GS Medical Park Ratiopharm
Ulm routed Galatasaray Medical Park 91-70 in Group L, to have an
incredible four-way-tie atop the table with all the teams owning 2-2
records. Ulm also managed to gain the pivotal points differential
tiebreaker in the head-to-head battle with Galatasaray. Read more here.
January 30, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 4, KK Buducnost VOLI 75 - 77 BC Budivelnik Kiev Budivelnik
Kiev escaped from Podgorica with a 75-77 come-from-behind win over
Buducnost to storm into first place in Group I with a 3-1 record. The
result dropped Budivelnik into a tie for second place with Banvit BK at
2-2. Read more here.
January 30, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 4, VEF Riga 81 - 59 CEZ Basketball Nymburk VEF
Riga moved into the driver’s seat in Group J on Wednesday with an
impressive 81-59 victory over CEZ Basketball Nymburk. The Latvian
powerhouse improved to 3-1, which tops the group, while the Czech
champs fell to last place in Group J at 1-3. Read more here.
January 30, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 4, Spartak SPB 81 - 54 Stelmet Zielona Gora Spartak
St. Petersburg routed Stelmet Zielona Gora 81-54 on Wednesday evening
to march into the quarterfinals. Spartak improved to 3-1 in Last 16
Group K and 9-1 this season in securing a ticket to the next round,
along with fellow Russian side Lokomotiv Kuban. Read more here.
January 30, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 4, PBC Lokomotiv Kuban 83 - 72 Cajasol Seville PBC
Lokomotiv Kuban booked a place in the Eurocup quarterfinals with an
83-72 win over Cajasol Sevilla on Wednesday afternoon, keeping its
perfect record in the Last 16 intact and denying the road side a first
win of the stage. Read more here.
January 30, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 4, BC Triumph 93 - 89 Banvit BK Bandirma BC
Triumph Lyubertsy picked up its first victory in the Last 16 by downing
BK Banvit Bandirma 93-89, thus keeping alive its chances of grabbing a
quarterfinal spot. Triumph improved to 1-3, but remains at the bottom
of Group I. Read more here.
January 30, 2013 - 2013 Eurocup Final presented in Charleroi, Belgium The
Eurocup's return to a single-game final at its long-time home under
that format, the RTL Spiroudome in Charleroi, Belgium, was celebrated
with a press conference at the venue on Thursday. Read more here.
January 30, 2013 - BCM Hang On to defeat Dyson, Hapoel BCM
Gravelines pulled away in the second half and then held on at the death
to consign Hapoel Holon to a third straight defeat in the EuroChallenge
Last 16, 86-80, putting themselves firmly in the mix at the top of
Group J. Read more here.
January 30, 2013 - Ewe Baskets Top 100 in rout of Aalstar EWE
Baskets underlined their dominance in Group L of the EuroChallenge Last
16 as they put up three figures in a 103-80 rout of Okapi Aalstar on
the road. Julius Jenkins scored 25 and Dru Joyce added 16 with seven
assists. Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 4, Valencia Basket 60 - 61 Uxue Bilbao Basket Kostas
Vasiliadis gave Uxue Bilbao Basket a new life in the Last 16 by
drilling a three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left to defeat Valencia
Basket 60-61 on the road Tuesday. The result gave both teams 2-2
records with two games left in the Last 16. Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - Galatasaray Medical Park grabs Markoishvili Galatasaray
Medical Park Istanbul bolstered its backcourt by signing veteran
swingman Manuchar Markoishvili until the end of the 2013-14 season, the
club announced Tuesday. Markoishvili (1.97 meters, 26 years old)
arrives from Mapooro Cantu. Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas adds Patrick O'Bryant Following
the departure of Predrag Samardziski, who joined Red Star Belgrade,
Lietuvos Rytas added center Patrick O'Bryant to its frontcourt. After
playing in China and Greece, O'Bryant spent last season in Puerto Rico
helping his side win national championship. Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - Bozic back in Partizan m:ts Petar Bozic received a call from coach Dusko Vujosevic and decided to return to Partizan m:ts.
But his decision doesn't mean he will help Partizan in achiving more
victories as a player. A long-time captain of the black-and-whites
decided to end his playing career. Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 4: Rematch! The 2012-13 Eurocup Last 16 enters decisive Game 4,
in which two teams could qualify to the next round. All teams that
played on the road in Game 3 return home to hosts their opponents this
time around. Game 4 starts with a big all-Spanish showdown in Group J.
Read more here.
January 29, 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
Valencia Basket vs. Uxue Bilbao Basket tonight at 20:30 CET and BC
Triumph Lyubertsy vs. Banvit BK Bandirma on Wednesday at 16:00 CET.
Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 19 Eurocup
Last 16 teams Crvena zvezda Telekom and Buducnost Voli Podgorica picked
up victories that got them closer to the top of the standings as
Adriatic League leaders Igokea lost for only the second time in 11 games. Zvezda crushed MZT Skopje 87-72. Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 17 Achille
Polonara’s three-pointer gave Cimberio Varese a thrilling 82-83
overtime road win over Sidigas Avellino to stay atop the Italian League
table with a 15-2 record. Kaloyan Ivanov of Avellino forced the game to
the extra session with a free throw at 74-74. Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 14 After
the clash of the big traditional rivals, there are no more undefeated
teams in the Greek League. PAOK Thessaloniki defeated previously
unbeaten Olympiacos Piraeus 76-71, snapping Reds’ run of 13 consecutive
victories. Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 18 PGE
Turow remains atop the Polish League table with 14-4 record after
downing Start Gdynia on thre road 64-78. Damian Kulig led the way by
nailing 15 points with 10 rebounds for the winners, while Aaron Cel
scored 14. Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 3 preview Four
teams, one in each group, face the prospect of finishing the first
round of games in the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge with a 0-3 record,
should they fail to win on Tuesday. The impressive comeback of Triumph
Lyubertsy. Read more here.
January 29, 2013 - MBK Ruzomberok roll back the years Whilst
not exactly a fairytale journey, the progress of MBK Ruzomberok to the
Semi-Finals of the EuroCup Women is deserving of the label. The Slovak
club and its fans have really been put through every emotion during
recent times. Read more here.
January 28, 2013 - Caja Laboral adds Jelinek, releases Oleson to Barcelona Caja
Laboral Vitoria is shaking things up at the shooting guard position by
signing sharpshooter David Jelinek and releasing Brad Oleson. Jelinek
is a native of the Czech Republic, but played much of the past five
seasons with DKV Joventut Badalona and its second teams. Read more here.
January 28, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda signs Samardziski at center Crvena Zvezda Telekom came to terms with center Predrag Samardziski
over the weekend on a deal for the remainder of the season. Samardziski
(2.16 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius, with
whom he reached the Eurocup Finals last season. Read more here.
January 28, 2013 - Paulauskas answers SOS, Yilmaz returns Lithuanian
national team coach Algirdas Paulauskas will jump into the hot-seat at
Nadezhda on a temporary basis, whilst Turkish national team star
Nevriye Yilmaz has completed her long awaited comeback from injury.
Read more here.
January 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for January: Bobby Brown, Montepaschi Siena Only
two teams remain undefeated five games into the Top 16, and it's safe
to say that no one would have predicted one of them before the season
started. But if Montepaschi Siena is currently a leading playoff
contender, one major reason is Euroleague Basketball's choice. Read
January 28, 2013 - Olympiacos: Mantzaris out for the season The
title defense of Olympiacos BC Pireaus suffered a blow over the weekend
with the news that starting point guard Evangelos Mantzaris ruptured
the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is expected to be
sidelined for six months, the club confirmed Monday. Read more here.
January 28, 2013 - Challenges ahead for Group D coaches For
a number of the coaches in EuroBasket Group D, it is a matter of
sitting and waiting to see which star players they have at their
disposal before they can begin plotting their campaigns. Read more here.
January 28, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 19 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague power FC Barcelona Regal never led in regulation,
but rallied in the fourth quarter and then used an extra session to
edge Eurocup Last 16 team Uxue Bilbao Basket 87-85. Barcelona picked up
its fourth victory in five domestic matches. Read more here.
January 28, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 20 After
playing against each other during the week in Top 16 action, Alba
Berlin and Brose Baskets Bamberg picked up victories in the German
League over the weekend. Alba built on their historic, first Top 16
win, comfortably downing last-placed Giessen 83-69. Read more here.
January 28, 2013 - Ukrainian Cup: Semifinal and Final Ferro
ZNTU clinched the Superleague Cup topping 87-69 Hoverla in the final on
Sunday. They led 47-41 at halftime and raised the cushion early in the
last quarter to double digits. Alexander Rybalko led the way nailing 16
points and T.R. Guinn amassed 15 points. Read more here.
January 28, 2013 - Rondo out for the season Boston
Celtics’ guard Rajon Rondo will miss the rest of the NBA season with a
torn ACL. The news of Rondo’s injury, which he sustained on Friday at
Atlanta, was broken during the half-time break of Boston’s 100-98
double-overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday. Read more here.
January 27, 2013 - Blazers rebound to beat Clippers 101-100 Nicolas
Batum held on to the game ball long after the confetti celebrating
Portland's victory stopped falling from the rafters of the Rose Garden.
Batum had 20 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 12 assists - for his
second triple-double in three games. Read more here.
January 27, 2013 - Irving lifts Cavaliers past Raptors 99-98 This
has been one fun stretch for Kyrie Irving. The second-year star made a
3-pointer with 0.7 seconds left on Saturday night, giving the Cleveland
Cavaliers a 99-98 victory over the Toronto Raptors. Read more here.
January 26, 2013 - Siauliai NIJT, Lietuvos Champ! The
Siauliai Nike International Junior Tournament has its first winner, and
it is the reigning continental champions Lietuvos Rytas. To win the
first edition of the Siauliai NIJT, Lietuvos Rytas beat the arch rival
Zalgiris Kaunas 100-81. Read more here.
January 26, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom signed Predrag Samardziski Crvena
Zvezda Telekom bolstered its frontcourt by signing 216 cm tall Predrag
Samardziski, member of National team of F.Y.R. of Macedonia. He signed
contact until the end of season. He came from Lietuvos Rytas. Read more
January 26, 2013 - We could beat anyone, says Pipan When
the basketball federation of F.Y.R. Of Macedonia (MKF) decided they
needed a coach with tons of EuroBasket experience and an understanding
of the country's mentality in charge of their national team, they could
not look past Ales Pipan. Read more here.
January 26, 2013 - Top 16, Week 5 bwin co-MVPs: Bojan Bogdanovic and Marcus Williams For
the first time in the Top 16, the weekly bwin MVP honors will be shared
by two players. Bojan Bogdanovic of Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul and
Marcus Williams of Unicaja Malaga both put up a lot of points in
leading their respective teams to crucial wins. Read more here.
January 26, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 19 preview As we coming closer to the end of regular season in ABA Adriatic league, things going more and more interesting. Game 19 in ABA Adriatic league will be played in three days, four games today. Two games will be played tomorrow, Sunday, and one game at Monday. Read more here.
January 26, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Week 12 review There
are just a couple of weeks to go in the EuroLeague Women Regular Season
after week 12 settled some issues but also raised a few others. One of
the most intriguing features of the season has been the roller-coaster
ride of former four-time champions Sparta&K M.R.. Read more here.
January 26, 2013 - Hurst wins Week 12 MVP honours After
being EuroLeague Women MVP runner up earlier in the season, Natalie
Hurst now tops the rankings in Week 12. The Australian produced her
most statistically pleasing EuroLeague Women performance of the season,
producing a 26-point. Read more here.
January 25, 2013 - Cibona inked new guard After
numerous departures in recent weeks Cibona finally announced a new
signing on Friday. Justin Hamilton too left the club. The well-known
Croatian club agreed all details with Jerel Blassingame (175 cm), the
31-year-old guard from USA, who comes from Prokom. Read more here.
January 25, 2013 - Igokea signed Radetic Igokea
even strenghten its line-up this week by signing power forward Bojan
Radetic. Radetic was close to signing with Crvena zvezda in the
previous season but sustained an injury and tore his knee ligaments,
which took him away from the court for months. Read more here.
January 25, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Montepaschi Siena 63 - 57 Besiktas JK Montepaschi
Siena kept its perfect Top 16 record intact by holding off Besiktas JK
Istanbul 63-57 and taking sole possession of first place in Group F.
The win improved Siena’s record to 5-0, while Besiktas dropped to 0-5
at the bottom of the group. Read more here.
January 25, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Panathinaikos Athens 54 - 58 Real Madrid Real
Madrid held Panathinaikos scoreless for the game's final 6 minutes, 30
seconds to nail down a 54-58 comeback victory in Athens on Friday and
remain the only undefeated team in Group E of the Top 16. Madrid is now
5-0 and alone in first place. Read more here.
January 25, 2013 - Spartak SPB signs guard Johnson-Odom BC
Spartak St. Petersburg bolstered its backcourt by signing high-scoring
guard Darius Johnson-Odom, who takes the roster spot vacated by Eurocup
MVP Patrick Beverley earlier this month. Read more here.
January 25, 2013 - Lokomotiv Kuban gets Hendrix on loan PBC
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar of Russia improved its frontcourt for the
remainder of the Eurocup season by getting experienced big man Richard
Hendrix on loan from EA7 Emporio Armani Milan of Italy. Read more here.
January 25, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 56 - 52 Zalgiris Kaunas In
an outstanding defensive battle, Anadolu Efes Istanbul improved to 4-1
in Top 16 Group E by edging Zalgiris Kaunas 56-52 at home on Friday.
Efes grabbed its fourth consecutive win in Group E. Zalgiris dropped to
1-4 and registered its third road loss in this year's Top 16. Read more
January 25, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, CSKA Moscow 81 - 94 Unicaja Malaga Unicaja
Malaga snapped a three-game losing streak by routing CSKA Moscow 81-94
in the Russian capital on Friday evening. The loss ended the Russian
champs’ nine-game winning streak and vaulted Unicaja back into playoff
contention at 2-3. Read more here.
January 25, 2013 - Kosice find fabulous road win at Schio Good
Angels Kosice continued their bid to finish top of EuroLeague Women
Group B after coming away from fellow challengers Famila Schio with a
78-67 success thanks mainly to a terrific shooting performance. Read
January 25, 2013 - Siauliai NIJT, Day 2 underway The
action goes on at the Nike International Junior Tournament, in
Siauliai, Lithuania. The three-day event resumes with six games Friday,
starting with CSKA Moscow vs. BBA Ludwigsburg at 8:00 CET. Read more here.
January 25, 2013 - EuroCup Women Semi-Finalists decided Kayseri
Kaski spor, Chevakata Vologda and Dynamo Moscow followed MBK Ruzomberok
into the EuroCup Women Semi-Finals, after the quarter-final second-leg
games concluded on Thursday. In a remake of last year's final, Kayseri
suffered a 77-64 overtime defeat. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Maccabi Electra 77 - 78 Olympiacos Piraeus For
the second week in a row, Olympiacos Piraeus was involved in a
thriller, but by edging Maccabi Tel Aviv Electra 77-78, the reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champions ended up on the winning end of a
last-second drama this time. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Alba Berlin 82 - 63 Brose Baskets Bamberg Alba
Berlin made history by winning the first Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Top 16 game by a German club with an 82-63 victory over fellow German
side Brose Baskets Bamberg. Both teams came into game with 0-10 records
in Top 16 history – including four losses to start Group E. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Caja Laboral 79 - 90 FC Barcelona Regal FC
Barcelona Regal sent a message that echoed all around Top 16 Group F by
topping previously undefeated Caja Laboral Vitoria 79-90 in front of
over 15,000 fans at Fernando Buesa Arena on Thursday. The two teams are
now tie for second place in Group F. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 5, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 85 - 82 BC Khimki MR Fenerbahce
Ulker hung on in a thriller to edge BC Khimki Moscow Region 85-82 on
Thursday at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena for tis first Top 16 victory.
In a game that was close throughout, the fourth quarter featured a
barrage of scoring. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Navarro becomes first player to 3,000 Euroleague points Juan
Carlos Navarro added another milestone to his brilliant career by
becoming the first player in Euroleague history to reach 3,000 career
points. After missing a game to a shoulder injury last week, Navarro
came out firing and sank a pair of early three-pointers to make
history. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Week 5 The
fifth week of the Top 16 starts with four games tonight. Action starts
at 19:30 CET with FB Ulker vs. BC Khimki. Later, the Game of the Week
features Maccabi Electra vs. Olympiacos. Four more games on Friday
complete this batch. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Independent disciplinary judge confirms Olympìacos Piraeus vs. Montepaschi Siena result Euroleague
Basketball's independent disciplinary judge has dismissed the protest
concerning a clock malfunction during the final plays of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 4 game between Olympiacos Piraeus and
Montepaschi Siena on Friday, January 18. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Galatasaray win ugly against Avenida Unlikely
to be remembered by anyone who witnessed it, Galatasaray did what was
necessary to win ugly as they rode out 68-56 winners over Avenida in an
error strewn match-up in EuroLeague Women Group C. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Partizan m:ts played a friendly game Partizan
m:ts used the break between two rounds in ABA League for playing a
friendly game against Mega Vizura and celebrated the victory 91:82. The
game was a try out for Partizan's player before a difficult away game
against Radnicki on Saturday. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Dixon Is EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 2 MVP Two
excellent individual performances, one on Tuesday and one on Wednesday,
stood out during Week 2 action in the EuroChallenge Last 16. Both these
performances came from players who propelled their respective teams to
impressive wins on the road. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16 Game 3 MVP: Cedomir Vitkovac, KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica For
the second time in three weeks, not only has Cedomir Vitkovac led KK
Buducnost Voli Podgorica to a big win, but his outstanding performance
has resulted in him earning weekly MVP honors. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Siauliai NIJT, Day 1 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. 2013 event will be held in parallel with
the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in London. Read more here.
January 24, 2013 - Ekat make it ten on the trot Sue
Bird pulled a UMMC Ekaterinburg vest on for the first time this season
in EuroLeague Women and made an instant impact in a 79-58 success
against USO Mondeville. Playmaker may have only managed three points,
but dazzled with ten assists, eight rebounds and three steals. Read
January 24, 2013 - Ruzomberok into Last Four MBK
Ruzomberok continued their winning streak on the road after 28 points
from center Nadia Parker helped overturn a first-leg deficit and take a
famous 79-57 win at Nantes Reze to reach the EuroCup Women semi-finals.
Read more here.
January 23, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 3, Uxue Bilbao Basket 91 - 76 Valencia Basket In
an all-Spanish League clash, Uxue Bilbao Basket came back from a
double-digit first half deficit to down Valencia Basket 91-76 and pick
up its first win in the Last 16. Bilbao improved to 1-2 in Group J, the
same record as CEZ Basketball Nymburk. Read more here.
January 23, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 3, Cajasol Seville 80 - 87 PBC Lokomotiv Kuban PBC
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar stayed undefeated in Last 16 Group K by
topping Cajasol Seville 80-87 on the road on Wednesday. Lokomotiv
improved to 3-0 and could qualify to the Quarterfinals next week if it
wins and Spartak St. Petersburg defeats Stelmet Zielona Gora. Read more
January 23, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 3, Stelmet Zielona Gora 69 - 89 Spartak SPB Spartak
St. Petersburg improved to 2-1 in Last 16 Group K by thrashing Stelmet
Zielona Gora 69-89. Spartak registered its second consecutive win in
Group K and Zielona Gora dropped to 1-2. Both teams are set to face
again in St. Petersburg, Russia next week. Read more here.
January 23, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 3, CEZ Basketball Nymburk 80 - 85 VEF Riga VEF
Riga hit three-pointers on four consecutive possessions in the final
four minutes of the game as it rallied from a 17-point deficit to shock
CEZ Basketball Nymburk 80-85 on Wednesday night. Riga improved to 2-1
in Group J, while Nymburk dropped to 1-2. Read more here.
January 23, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 3, Banvit BK Bandirma 86 - 79 BC Triumph Banvit
BK Bandirma held off a third quarter charge from BC Triumph Lyubertsy
at home on Wednesday evening en route to an 86-79 win that lifted the
hosts into a three-way tie for first place in Group I. Banvit improved
to 2-1. Read more here.
January 23, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 3, BC Budivelnik Kiev 75 - 79 KK Buducnost VOLI KK
Buducnost Voli Podgorica escaped from Kiev with a thrilling 75-79
victory over Budivelnik to join a three-way-tie atop the Group I with
the home team and Banvit BK Bandirma all with 2-1 records. Read more here.
January 23, 2013 - ABA League confirmed dates for the 2013 Final Four With
eight rounds until the end of the regular season ABA League announced
dates of the 2013 Final Four Tournament, which will be held in April.
The semi-finals and the final will be played between 25. - 27. April
while the organizer of the final tournament will be announced later.
Read more here.
January 23, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 3, Unics Kazan 78 - 59 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Unics
Kazan took the Group L showdown against Crvena Zvezda Telekom by 78-59.
After averaging 91 points per game up to this week, Zvezda was shut
down by Unics' defense in the second half as the hosts cruised to the
win thanks to a 18-7 last quarter partial score. Read more here.
January 23, 2013 - Montepaschi's Ress, sidelined three weeks As
announced by the club on Wednesday afternoon, Montepaschi Siena veteran
big man Tomas Ress will be sidelined for three weeks due to a trauma in
his left leg. Ress got injured in the last Italian League game against
Reggio Emilia. Read more here.
January 23, 2013 - Dolphins Hold On At Death Mikael
Lindqvist scored two free throws in the last second as the Norrkoping
Dolphins came back in the final 10 seconds to edge Tofas SC 84-82 for
their first win in Group K of the EuroChallenge. Read more here.
January 23, 2013 - Medias cling on to top Kataja Gaz
Metan Medias got off the mark in EuroChallenge Group I with a thrilling
84-82 victory over Joensuun Kataja. A battle between two teams
considered to be overachieving after coming through the qualifying
round. Read more here.
January 22, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 3, GS Medical Park 82 - 66 Ratiopharm Ulm Galatasaray
Medical Park Istanbul improved to 2-1 in Last 16 Group L by downing
ratiopharm Ulm 82-66 at home on Tuesday. Galatasaray grabbed its second
consecutive win in Group L and Ulm dropped to 1-2. Both teams will meet
again in Germany next week. Read more here.
January 22, 2013 - Union Olimpija signed Perkovic instead of Page Union
Olimpija officially confirmed on Tuesday that Dylan Page is no longer
member of the club. Instead Jasmin Perkovic was signed until the end of
the season. Page was given a few free days two weeks ago and travelled
to USA after his wife gave birth to their first chlid. Read more here.
January 22, 2013 - Fine for Igokea ABA
League CEO Josip Bilić announced the fine for Igokea and its president
Goran Dodik due to events after the game between Igokea and Crvena
zvezda Telekom. Igokea was fined with 5000 Euros according to
Euroleague by-laws, article 34.b and 35.b. Read more here.
January 22, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 3 After eight games spread over two days in six countries, the Eurocup Last 16 will have reached its midway point.
And while no teams will yet be qualified for the quarterfinals nor will
any be eliminated, for many the direction could be clear. Read more here.
January 22, 2013 - Eurocup Final heads back to Charleroi Euroleague
Basketball has announced that the crowning event of both the 2012-13
and 2013-14 Eurocup seasons, the Eurocup Final, will return to Belgium
as the city of Charleroi will again crown the competition’s champion
for two years in a row. Read more here.
January 22, 2013 - NBA’s Brooklyn Nets to play in Zagreb to honour Drazen Petrovic NBA
basketball side the Brooklyn Nets could be set to play a match in the
Croatian capital to mark the 20th anniversary of the death of its
former Croatian star Drazen Petrovic. The Brooklyn Nets, were called
the New Jersey Nets when Petrovic was a star there. Read more here.
January 22, 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
Galatasaray Medical Park vs. ratiopharm Ulm tonight at 19:15 CET. On
Wednesday, the other Group L showdown with Unics Kazan vs. Crvena
Zvezda at 16:00 CET. Read more here.
January 22, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 13 Olympiacos
Pireaus stayed undefeated in the Greek League and improved to 10-0 by
downing Apollon Patras 69-88 on the road on Monday. Georgios Printezis
paced the winners with 18 points. Stratos Perperoglou added 10 for
Olympiacos. Read more here.
January 22, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 16 The
three teams tied atop the French League kept pace with each other by
grabbing their 11th victories over the weekend. Strasbourg was the only
home winner among them, stopping fifth-place Paris-Levallois 88-73
thanks to a 19-9 surge in the second-quarter. Read more here.
January 21, 2013 - Kings confirm takeover to Seattle investors The
NBA head office has released a statement confirming the sale of the
Sacramento Kings to a Seattle-based investment group. NBC Sports first
reported the confirmation of this move; and earlier today, the NBA
released a statement regarding the issue. Read more here.
January 21, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 2 preview The
Last 16 of the EuroChallenge continues this week with five encounters
on Tuesday and three on Wednesday. BK Ventspils entered the Last 16
undefeated but find themselves facing a crucial game already on the
second day of this stage. Read more here.
January 21, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball and NBA enhance ongoing collaboration Euroleague
Basketball and the NBA will enhance their ongoing collaboration by
developing several marketing and promotional activities in Europe to
increase the awareness of basketball. This was one of the main
conclusions reached in a meeting on Wednesday in London. Read more here.
January 21, 2013 - Phillips returns, first loss for Rivas Australian
playmaker Erin Phillips is back with Wisla Can-Pack Krakow and bidding
to land her fourth Polish Championship, whilst Rivas Ecopolis lost
their proud unbeaten record in Liga Femenina. Read more here.
January 21, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia go Second Krasnye
Krylia, who are still undefeated in the EuroChallenge, climbed to
second place in Group A of the VTB League Regular Season over the
weekend. The Russian side travelled to Kazakhstan to take on Astana and
trailed for most of the game. Read more here.
January 21, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 18 Igokea
kept a firm grip on the Adriatic League lead by winning a showdown with
second-place Crvena Zvezda Telekom 80-77. Sinista
Stemberger's three-point strike with 2.9 seconds left broke a tie after
Zvezda had rallied from game-long deficits of as many as 11 points.
Read more here.
January 21, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 18 Real
Madrid continued dominating the Spanish League with an impressive 67-91
road win over fellow Euroleague team Unicaja Malaga on Sunday. As it
had in their Euroleague game on the same court three days earlier,
Madrid owned the final quarter again, this time by a score of 8-25.
Read more here.
January 21, 2013 - Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 27 Azovmash
Mariupol needed double overtime to take a thrilling 90-91 away win over
Urkainian League defending champion BC Donetsk. The victory raised
Mariupol’s record to 18-8 as it remains in second place behind
Budivelnik at 19-7. Read more here.
January 21, 2013 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 17 A
thrilling battle for first place in the Polish League saw the leader
until now, Turow Zgorzelec, hold on for a 77-75 home win over Trefl
Sopot on Friday as Piotr Stelmach drilled a three-pointer with 6
seconds left. Read more here.
January 21, 2013 - Turkish League, All Star Game Turkish League took a break from its regular season schedule to
entertain fans in Istanbul with its annual all-star game. It was a
thriller, too, as the international stars edged the Turkish stars
116-115. Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup players were a big
part of the fun. Read more here.
January 20, 2013 - Clippers hold off upset-minded Wizards 94-87 Blake
Griffin had one of those rare nights when his free throw percentage for
the game was actually higher than his field goal percentage. The
three-time All-Star made a pair of clutch foul shots in the final 2
minutes, finishing 7 for 10 from the line. Read more here.
January 20, 2013 - Tony Parker, Spurs hold off Hawks, 98-93 With
Tim Duncan given a night off and Manu Ginobili still out with a
hamstring injury, Tony Parker took the lead for the San Antonio Spurs.
Parker had 23 points and 12 assists, and the Spurs held off the
short-handed Atlanta Hawks 98-93 on Saturday night. Read more here.
January 19, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 18 preview Here
comes Game 18 in ABA Adriatic league. It is expected to be one of the
most exciting week in this competition in this season. We will enjoy in
several interesting match-ups, and two great games, both may be called
Game of the week. Read more here.
January 19, 2013 - Top 16, Week 4 MVP: Paul Davis, BC Khimki Moscow Region Paul
Davis stood head and shoulders above the rest in leading his team to a
momentous victory on Friday and his effort earned him bwin Top 16 Game
4 MVP honors too. Davis starred as BC Khimki Moscow Region was the only
team all week to win at home! Read more here.
January 18, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 4, Olympiacos Piraeus 72 - 74 Montepaschi Siena Bobby
Brown scored a fast break layup with 1.7 seconds remaining as
Montepaschi Siena finished the game on a 0-7 run over the final 33
seconds for a thrilling 72-74 win over Olympiacos Piraeus at Peace and
Friendship stadium on Friday night. Read more here.
January 18, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 4, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 75 - 97 Caja Laboral Caja
Laboral Vitoria cruised to its seventh consecutive Turkish Airlines
Euroleague victory by trouncing Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 75-97 Friday
at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena. Andres Nocioni led five Vitoria
scorers in double figures with 19 points. Read more here.
January 18, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 4, BC Khimki MR 88 - 67 Maccabi Electra BC
Khimki Moscow Region sent a message that echoed all around Top 16 Group
F by thrashing Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 88-67 at home on Friday. Khimki
improved to 3-1 and remained undefeated at home this season. Maccabi
dropped to 1-3 and is two wins away from playoff. Read more here.
January 18, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Week 11 review There
were a couple of real surprises in EuroLeague Women this week which
adds further intrigue and excitement heading into the Regular Season
stretch which now has three weeks of action remaining. Read more here.
January 18, 2013 - Khimik back to the future with Mitrovic Khimik
Yuzhne decided the time had come to part ways with their head coach
Zoran Martic after their 93-90 loss at Tofas Bursa, in the
EuroChallenge Last 16 on Tuesday. It was not an easy decision, because
it meant a second divorce between the two parties. Read more here.
January 18, 2013 - Cedevita sent Andric to the second team Due
to three defeats in a row Cedevita reached for crisis measures, which
mostly affected players and the coaching staff. Luksa Andric was the
one that received the most radical fine. After he was not ready to sign
a modified contract he was sent to Cedevita's second team. Read more here.
January 18, 2013 - Poland hand reins to Bauermann Dirk
Bauermann will be in charge of the national team of a big central
European country for the fifth consecutive EuroBasket when the big
event tips off in September. Only, this time, the German coach will be
at the helm of Poland and not of his native country. Read more here.
January 18, 2013 - Knicks ease past Pistons New
York Knicks defeated the Detroit Pistons 102-87 at the O2 Arena on
Thursday night in game that never really lived up to its pre-game hype.
The game was played in-front of a sellout 18,689 crowd at London's
premier indoor arena. Read more here.
January 18, 2013 - Johnson earns Week 11 MVP honours It
was a bittersweet Wednesday evening for UE Sopron's guard Shenise
Johnson, as she rediscovered her form, but could not prevent her team
from falling to Turkish giants Fenerbahce. The Hungarian hosts worked
hard, but suffered yet another close loss. Read more here.
January 18, 2013 - F.Y.R. Of Macedonia turn to Pipan Ales
Pipan will be at the helm of the national team of F.Y.R. of Macedonia
at the EuroBasket in his native Slovenia, the country's basketball
federation (MKF) announced on Thursday. Pipan succeeds Marjan Lazovski,
who took over at F.Y.R. Of Macedonia in February 2012. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 4, Unicaja Malaga 64 - 72 Real Madrid Real
Madrid rallied from a 14-point deficit to down Unicaja Malaga 64-72 and
stay unbeaten in the Top 16. Madrid improved to 4-0 to keep a share of
first place in Group E with CSKA Moscow, while Unicaja dropped to 1-3
and sits in fifth place. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 4, Zalgiris Kaunas 73 - 87 CSKA Moscow CSKA
Moscow remained undefeated in Top 16 Group E by downing Zalgiris Kaunas
73-87 in front of a sellout crowd of 15,799 at Zalgirio Arena on
Thursday. CSKA improved to 4-0 in Group E, grabbed its ninth
consecutive win in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 4, Besiktas JK Istanbul 59 - 73 Barcelona Regal FC
Barcelona Regal broke open a close game by dominating the fourth
quarter to beat Besiktas JK Istanbul 59-73 on the road Thursday. The
Spanish champs held Besiktas scoreless for the first five minutes of
the fourth quarter to crack open what had been a close game. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16 Game 2 MVP: E.J. Rowland, VEF Riga An
outstanding performance in a winning effort allowed veteran guard E.J.
Rowland of VEF Riga to pick up Last 16 Game 2 MVP honors. Rowland led
VEF to a 99-73 home win over Uxue Bilbao Basket with 30 points on
8-of-12 two-point shooting and 4 of 5 three-point attempts. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 4, Brose Baskets Bamberg 76 - 94 Anadolu Efes Anadolu
Efes Istanbul reeled off its third straight win in Group E and its
first on the road by beating Brose Baskets Bamberg 76-94 at Stechert
Arena on Thursday evening. Efes improved to 3-1 and near the top of the
group standings. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - Brooklyn meets Mirza Mirza
Teletovic would be hard-pressed to find a place in Europe where a
basketball fan doesn't hold a view on his unconventional style of play
or, at the very least, recognise him. That is, for now, far from the
case in his new home on the other side of the Atlantic. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - Whalen shines as Gala bounce back Galatasaray
bounced back to winning ways in EuroLeague Women Group C after
playmaker Lindsay Whalen landed 21 points to spearhead a comfortable
70-59 success at USO Mondeville. It was a good night for Torrens who
had 12 points in 17 minutes. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - Partizan without Vujanic in the coaching stuff Although
the cooperation between Partizan's coach Dusko Vujosevic and his
assistant Milos Vujanic, a well known Serbian ex-player, was at the
high level Vujanic decided to leave the position on Wednesday. Read
January 17, 2013 - Vanjak came instead of Prkacin, few players left Cibona
faces a day of a huge cunami on Wednesday when changes in the team's
structure as in the leading stuff of the club followed one after
another. Cibona's management first announced that the position of Niksa
Prkacin as a sport's director will be frozen. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 4, Alba Berlin 73 - 79 Panathinaikos Athens Jonas
Maciulis erupted for a season-high 28 points to lead Panathinaikos
Athens to a 73-79 victory over Alba Berlin at o2 World in the German
capital. The Greens led for most of the game, though the hosts hung
tough until the very end. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - UE Sopron sunk in another close contest There
was more disappointment for gutsy and hard-working UE Sopron who
suffered yet another close loss after going down 74-69 at home to
Fenerbahce in Euroleague Women Group B. It was the sixth time in eight
games that Sopron have been beaten by six points or less. Read more here.
January 17, 2013 - Nantes take a precious win in Slovakia A
strong defensive performance by Nantes Reze facilitated an impressive
and vital 56-51 road win at MBK Ruzomberok in game one of their EuroCup
Women quarter-final. The French visitors always had the upper hand in
the game. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 2, Crvena Zvezda Telekom 74 - 91 GS Medical Park Galatasaray
Medical Park Istanbul bounced back from its initial loss in Last 16
Group L by topping Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 74-91 in the Serbian
capital on Wednesday. Both teams join Unics Kazan and Ratiopharm Ulm in
a four-way tie in Group L at 1-1. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 2, CEZ Basketball Nymburk 77 - 82 Valencia Basket Valencia
Basket made a huge step towards a place in the quarterfinals after
saving an 18-point lead and picking up a dramatic 77-82 win over CEZ
Basketball Nymburk on Wednesday night. Valencia improved to 2-0 record
atop of Group J. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 2, Banvit BK Bandirma 89 - 80 KK Buducnost VOLI Banvit
BK Bandirma held off Buducnost Voli Podgorica 89-80 to pick up its
first victory in the Last 16. Both teams now hold 1-1 record in the
second place of the Group I standings. Banvit grabbed control of the
game midway through the second quarter with an 8-1 run. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 2, BC Triumph Lyubertsy 84 - 85 BC Budivelnik Budivelnik
Kyiv escaped from Triumph Sports Palace with a thrilling 84-85 victory
over Triumph Lyubertsy thanks to a Leo Lyon layup with 77 seconds left.
Tyawin McKee gave an 84-83 lead to the home team with 1:22 left in the
game. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 2, Unics Kazan 87 - 95 Ratiopharm Ulm A
solid game throughout the first three quarters and cold blood in the
last were all thet ratiopharm Ulm needed to pull a valuable road win at
Unics Kazan on Wednesday by 87-95. The lead changed hands a few times
even though Ulm was dominating for most of the game. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 2, Lokomotiv Kuban 96 - 87 Stelmet Zielona Gora Lokomotiv
Kuban defeated Stelmet Zielona Gora 96-87 in Group K to improve to 2-0
and take over as the group’s exclusive leader. Zielona Gora dropped to
1-1 with the loss. Lokomotiv used a 17-2 run that bridged halftime to
take a 62-51 lead. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 2, Spartak St. Petersburg 78 - 59 Cajasol Seville Spartak
St. Petersburg bounced back from its first loss of the Eurocup season
by routing visiting Cajasol Seville 78-59 on Wednesday night. Josh
Carter scored 14 points and Zach Wright quietly played a brilliant game
despite only scoring 6 points to lead Spartak. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas fill center position with Zubcic Lietuvos
Rytas Vilnius strengthens its front court with Croatian big man
Tomislav Zubcic. The 213 cm tall player who will celebrate his 23rd
birthday on January 17 comes from Cibona Zagreb, where he has been
playing since 2008. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Hill is Last 16 opening Week MVP Hapoel
Holon fell 83-66 at Paris Levallois in their opening game in the
EuroChallenge Last 16, but no one could blame Lawrence Hill for a lack
of effort. The Israeli side travelled to Paris without their
influential center Franklin Hassell. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Ricky Rubio playing with pain The
Spanish youngster is not displaying his full potential because his knee
still gives him the natural pain of someone who is recovering from ACL
reparation. Rubio, limited to 22 minutes per game played 10 games this
2012-13 season in NBA. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Szolnoki storm back to take victory Szolnoki
Olaj wiped out a seven-point deficit in the final two minutes of
regulation and then dominated overtime to beat BCM Gravelines 75-71 in
their EuroChallenge Group J opener. It was a thrilling finish to a
contest that stayed tight throughout with nine lead changes. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Palacio joins Rytas, Radosevic returns to Milan Lietuvos
rytas reinforced its backourt by adding veteran point guard Milt
Palacio, who started the season in Israel with Bnei Hasharon. Rytas
will be the 14th team for the 34-year-old Belizean/American. Palacio
was brought to Europe by the Partizan. Read more here.
January 16, 2013 - Sipahi comes through in the clutch Kenan
Sipahi sank a three-pointer on the buzzer as Tofas snatched a 93-90 win
over Khimik in their EuroChallenge Group K opener. Tofas had let slip a
15-point first-half lead as Khimik came back to lead late in the fourth
quarter before Sipahi struck. Read more here.
January 15, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 2, VEF Riga 99 - 76 Uxue Bilbao Basket VEF
Riga sent a message that echoed all around the Eurocup Last 16 by
downing Uxue Bilbao Basket 99-76 in Group J on Tuesday. VEF improved to
1-1 in Group J and Bilbao dropped to 0-2. E.J. Rowland paced the
winners with 30 points. Read more here.
January 15, 2013 - Hosts Krasnye Krylia overpower Dolphins Krasnye
Krylia proved too strong for the Norrköping Dolphins as their
EuroLeague Challenge Group K opener went to the form book with a 93-75
home win. Russian team, who came through the EuroChallenge Regular
Season unbeaten, picked up where they left off. Read more here.
January 15, 2013 - Kataja come back to edge Ventspils Johnell
Smith came up with the decisive free throws at the finish as Joensunn
Kataja came from 17 points down to edge out BK Ventspils 80-78.
Ventspils, who had a 19-game win streak across three competitions
snapped at the weekend. Read more here.
January 15, 2013 - Slovenia announce preparations schedule EuroBasket
2013 hosts Slovenia have announced their preparations schedule at a
press conference. The team will gather on 19 July and play a total of
12 preparation games, with ten games being played on home soil and the
remaining two at a four-team tournament in Belgrade. Read more here.
January 15, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 2: Ready for more action! The Eurocup Last 16 continues with the second batch of games,
the results of which will start to discriminate between the teams that
show real options and the ones who will have to regroup soon in order
to keep their options. Read more here.
January 15, 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. Uxue Bilbao tonight at 18:30 CET and two more on Wednesday:
CEZ Nymburk vs. Valencia Basket and Spartak SPB vs. Cajasol Seville.
Read more here.
January 15, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 17 Eurocup
Last 16 teams Crvena zvezda Telekom and Buducnost Voli Podogrica
continued their hot streak and a climb up the standings of the Adriatic
League. Crvena zvezda trashed Cedevita Zagreb 90-65 for eleventh win in
last 12 games in the competition. Read more here.
January 15, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 12 Panathinaikos
Athens pulled out a 59-67 win at Kolossos Rhodos to pick up its eighth
consecutive victory in the Greek League and improve to 10-2 record.
Panathinaikos playing without injured Dimitris Diamantidis, grabbed an
early 4-12 lead, and stayed in front rest of the way. Read more here.
January 15, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 15 With
Anadolu Efes scheduled to play its game Monday, Euroleague Top 16 team
Fenerbahce Ulker and Eurocup Last 16 team Banvit BK Bandirma picked up
easy victories to remain in a share of the first place atop of the
Turkish League standings with 13-2 record. Read more here.
January 15, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 15 Orleans
Loiret Basket and Chorale Roanne were the last two teams to get a spot
in the Disneyland Paris Cup LNB that will take place on February 15-17.
The six other teams are Gravelines-Dunkerque, Paris-Levallois,
Strasbourg, Asvel, LeMans and Elan Chalon. Read more here.
January 14, 2013 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 1 Preview Following
a month-long break the EuroChallenge resumes on Tuesday with eight
exciting clashes on the first day of action in the Last 16. It would
feel awkward for any team to utter the words 'winning streak' in the
presence of BK Ventspils. Read more here.
January 14, 2013 - Vezenkov gearing up for 2013 Challenge The
summer of 2012 was a very hectic time for Bulgaria's Aleksandar
Vezenkov and, if all goes well, the 17-year-old can forget about
holiday altogether this year. In July, he joined the big boys and
helped the U20 national team clinch promotion to Division A. Read more here.
January 14, 2013 - Ekat romp to Russian Cup success UMMC
Ekaterinburg made a statement of intent for the remainder of the season
after they crushed arch rivals Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje 82-53 to lift
the Russian Cup. They demonstrated why they will be favourites to add
to their silverware haul in March.Read more here.
January 14, 2013 - Czech League, Regular Season, Game 22 Eurocup
Last 16 team CEZ Nymburk did not play this Saturday and stays atop the
Czech League table with 19-1 record. NH Ostrava is still second in the
standings with 16-6 record after routing BK Decin 84-69 with six
players scoring in double-digits. Read more here.
January 14, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 17 After
their perfect 3-0 start in the Top 16, Real Madrid and Caja Laboral
Vitoria picked up victories in the Spanish League that separated them
from the rest of the field on top of the standings. While league
leading Madrid crushed Gran Canaria 90-54 and improved to 16-1. Read
January 14, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 15 Cimberio
Varese suffered its second defeat of the season, 85-87 at home with
Umana Venezia, but stays atop the Italian League table with 13-2
record. Despite the win, Venezia did not qualify for the Italian Cup
Final Eight. Read more here.
January 14, 2013 - VTB United League, Regular Season, Game 11 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague power CSKA Moscow and Eurocup Last 16 team Spartak
St. Petersburg jumped into sole possession of the first place in their
respective groups after Week 11 of the VTB United League. Read more here.
January 13, 2013 - Chalmers hits 10 3-pointers as Heat rout Kings Often
overlooked on the star-laden Miami Heat, Mario Chalmers came up big
against the Sacramento Kings. Chalmers had career highs with 10
3-pointers and 34 points to lead the Heat to a 128-99 victory over the
Kings on Saturday night. Read more here.
January 13, 2013 - Magic beat Clippers 104-101 to end 10-game skid Two
streaking teams going in opposite directions. The Clippers, co-owners
of the NBA's best record and on a roll at home. The Magic, playing
opponents close only to fall short while piling up the franchise's
longest skid since the 2003-04 season. Read more here.
January 13, 2013 - Leicester prevail to win BBL Cup 2013 Leicester
Riders defeated the Newcastle Eagles 85-80 to win the 2013 BBL Cup at
the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham. After eight years, club
captain Barry Lamble proudly held the BBL Cup aloft and raced to
celebrate with the supporters, clad in a sea of red. Read more here.
January 13, 2013 - Unicaja fails to qualify for Copa del Rey after losing at home to Cajasol In
a horrible last quarter performance, Unicaja lost all chances of being
in Vitoria next month. On the other hand, this win helps the Sevillan
team to end the first half of the season in good shape. Read more here.
January 12, 2013 - Dikeoulakos reflects on Targoviste exit George
Dikeoulakos has expressed his disappointment at parting ways with
Municipal Targoviste having delivered a promising start to the
EuroLeague Women campaign which even hinted at a potential play-off
spot. Read more here.
January 12, 2013 - Fiba Europe concerned about developments in LTU FIBA
Europe has expressed its deep concern about the recent developments in
Lithuania, with the reported arrest and detention of Lithuanian
Basketball Federation (LBF) Secretary General Mindaugas Balciunas on
suspicion of embezzlement of public funds. Read more here.
January 12, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 17 preview With
four games today, ABA Adriatic league will continue competitions with
Game 17. Two games more will be played at Sunday, January 13, and one
game at Monday, January 14. After 16 played games, Igokea is still at
the top of ABA Adriatic league standings. Read more here
January 12, 2013 - Euroleague Top 16, Week 3 MVP: Ricky Hickman, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Ricky
Hickman came through when needed most to lead Maccabi Electra to its
first win of the Top 16 and in doing so he also claimed Top 16, Game 3
bwin MVP honors. Hickman scored 17 of his 24 points in the fourth
quarter as Maccabi exploded past Fenerbahce. Read more here.
January 12, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Week 10 review An
exciting first week of EuroLeague Women action in 2013 hopefully set
the tone for the remainder of the calendar year. Few people (if
anybody) predicted one of the biggest shocks of the season so far, as
CCC Polkowice claimed a famous win in Istanbul against Galatasaray.
Read more here.
January 11, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 3, Barcelona Regal 76 - 68 Olympiacos Piraeus FC
Barcelona Regal smothered reigning champion Olympiacos Piraeus en route
to a 76-68 victory at Palau Blaugrana on Friday night. Barca kept
Olympiacos star Vassilis Spanoulis to a season-low 9 points in rolling
to a victory. Read more here.
January 11, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 3, Real Madrid 75 - 74 Zalgiris Kaunas Sergio
Rodriguez hit a game-winning three-pointer with 3.5 seconds to go as
Real Madrid survived a thriller to edge Zalgiris Kaunas 75-74 in
Palacio de Deportes in Spain’s capital on Friday night. The win
improves Madrid to 3-0 and a share of Group E lead with CSKA Moscow.
Read more here.
January 11, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 3, Montepaschi Siena 82 - 76 BC Khimki MR Montepaschi
Siena remained perfect in Top 16 Group F by coming back from a 14-point
early deficit to beat BC Khimki Moscow Region at home 82-76. Siena
improved to 3-0 in the group with Bobby Brown leading the way with 20
points, while Tomas Ress collected 16 points. Read more here.
January 11, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 3, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 71 - 62 Alba Berlin Anadolu
Efes Istanbul improved to 2-1 in Top 16 Group E by beating Alba Berlin
71-62 at home on Friday. Efes recorded its second consecutive win,
while Alba dropped to 0-3. Jordan Farmar and Dusko Savanovic led the
winners with 15 points apiece. Read more here.
January 11, 2013 - BC Khimki in crisis BC
Khimki’s players are threatening to go on strike over a dispute of
missed payments, Russian media are reporting. A player on the current
roster has said that the club, who are currently in the Top 16 of the
Euroleague have not paid the players wages for last month. Read more here.
January 11, 2013 - Parker wins Week 10 MVP honours Candace
Parker displayed her full array of weapons when her UMMC Ekaterinburg
side defeated ZVVZ USK Prague in the Game of the Week on Wednesday. It
only took her 26 minutes to amass an accumulated efficiency rating of
40. Read more here.
January 11, 2013 - Schio storm to a super seventh win Famila
Schio showcased their potency in the paint as they overwhelmed UE
Sopron 89-71 to rack up their seventh success of the season in
EuroLeague Women Group B. The Italian hosts pounded the ball inside all
night long and absolutely battered their opponents. Read more here.
January 10, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 3, Caja Laboral Vitoria 77 - 51 Besiktas JK Caja
Laboral led from start to finish, crushing Besiktas JK Istanbul 77-51
and extending its Euroleague winning streak to six games. Laboral
improved to 3-0 to stay atop Group F, while Besiktas dropped to 0-3.
Read more here.
January 10, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 3, Panathinaikos Athens 78 - 73 Unicaja Malaga Panathinaikos
Athens improved to 2-1 in Top 16 Group E by topping Unicaja Malaga
78-73 in the Greek capital on Thursday. Panathinaikos grabbed its fifth
consecutive home win, while Unicaja registered its second straight loss
and dropped to 1-2. Read more here.
January 10, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 3, Maccabi Electra 91 - 73 Fenerbahce Ulker Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv routed Fenerbahce Ulker 91-73 Thursday night at Nokia
Arena for the Israeli champs’ first Top 16 win. Ricky Hickman and Shawn
James starred with career highs of 24 and 22 points, respectively. Read
January 10, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 3, CSKA Moscow 90 - 83 Brose Baskets CSKA
Moscow pulled out a 90-83 victory over Brose Baskets Bamberg to pick up
its eight consecutive Turkish Airlines Euroleague victory in the
Russian capital on Thursday evening. CSKA improved to 3-0 and remains
atop of the Top 16 Group E. Read more here.
January 10, 2013 - Golemac is leaving Krka Krka
from Novo mesto decided to break the contract with Jurica Golemac after
the latest medical exams. Jurica Golemac played only six games this
season due to a knee injury and even at those ones he was not in his
top shape because of medical problems. Read more here.
January 10, 2013 - Medias start year on high note EuroChallenge
side Gaz Metan Medias were in action on Wednesday, for the first time
in 2013, and started off the new year on the right foot. Medias played
host to CSS Giurgiu in the Romanian LNB league and clinched a
straightforward 73-60 victory. Read more here.
January 10, 2013 - Euroleague Top 16, Game 3: the beat goes on! The
2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 enters Week 3 with just 5
undefeated teams left in this stage, showing it is being as
competitive, exciting and tough as fans expected - and more. It
promises to be an exciting week in which old friends will reunite. Read
January 10, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16 Game 1 MVP: Cedomir Vitkovac, KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica An
outstanding individual performance in a winning effort ended with a
bonus for Cedomir Vitkovac of KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica as he claimed
Last 16 Game 1 MVP honors. Vitkovac led Buducnost to a 90-69 home win
against BC Triumph Lyubertsy. Read more here.
January 10, 2013 - Polkowice stun Galatasaray in Istanbul A
joyous CCC Polkowice brought Turkish Cup winners Galatasaray back down
to earth with a real bump after claiming a famous 58-51 road victory in
EuroLeague Women Group C. The Polish club registered one of the biggest
shocks of the season so far. Read more here.
January 10, 2013 - Wisla return to form against Brno After
crashing heavily to Uni Gyor prior to the mid-season break, Wisla
Can-Pack tipped off 2013 in real style with a convincing 69-47 success
against BK Imos Brno. Wisla were able to use and build on their early
cushion to stroll to a fine victory. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 1, Uxue Bilbao Basket 83 - 85 CEZ Basketball Nymburk CEZ
Nymburk Basketball edged Uxue Bilbao Basket 83-85 on the road Wednesday
night, handing the Spanish side its first Eurocup defeat of the 2012-13
campaign. The Czech champs recovered from a late Bilbao surge to ice
the win on free throws by Radoslav Rancik. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 1, Galatasaray Medical Park 74 - 80 Unics Kazan Unics
Kazan escaped from Abdi Ipecki Arena in Istanbul with a 74-80 victory
over Galatasaray Medical Park in Group L on Wednesday. Unics used a
late 11-2 run to take a 69-75 with a minute left in the game and then
made 5 of the last 6 free throws to seal the win. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 1, Ratiopharm Ulm 95 - 100 Crvena Zvezda Telekom In
arguably one of the best games so far in this 2012-13 Eurocup season,
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade grabbed a key road win in difficult
Group L by edging Ratiopharm Ulm 95-100. Igor Rakocevic paced the
winners with 32 points. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 1, Buducnost VOLI 90 - 69 Triumph Lyubertsy KK
Buducnost VOLI opened the Top 16 with a bang by routing BC Triumph
Lyubertsy 90-69 in Podgorica. Cedomir Vitkovac starred with 24 points
and 12 rebounds, plus 7 of 8 free throws made after drawing 10 fouls to
lead the winners. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 1, BC Budivelnik Kiev 76 - 69 Banvit Bandirma BK BC
Budivelnik Kiev came back from a double-digit deficit to down Banvit BK
Bandirma 76-69 and pick up an important victory in the opening game of
Eurocup Last 16 Group I. Banvit led by as many as 10 points in the
second quarter, however, Budivelnik crawled back. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Valencia's San Miguel out indefinitely with neck injury Valencia
Basket announced Wednesday that Rodrigo San Miguel is resting at the
Chiron Clinic in Valencia, but will remain sidelined indefinitely after
suffering a neck injury during a Eurocup game on Tuesday. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 1, Stelmet Zielona Gora 76 - 67 Cajasol Seville Stelmet
Zielona Gora registered its first-ever win in the Eurocup Last 16 by
downing Cajasol Seville 76-67 in Group K on Wednesday. Walter Hodge
paced the winners with 27 points on 7-of-7 two-point shots and 6
assists. Dejan Borovnjak added 16 points. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 1, Spartak St. Petersburg 70 - 84 Lokomotiv Kuban Lokomotiv
Kuban took the all-Russian duel in the Last 16 opening week at Spartak
St. Petersburg by 70-84. The win allows Loko to start with a 1-0 record
in Group K, while Spartak is 0-1. Despite a strong Kuban start, Spartak
reacted and even jumped ahead at 27-26. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - LKF shocked by detention of Mindaugas Balciunas LKF
issued an official statement following recent events and detention of
LKF Secretary General Mindaugas Balciunas whose detention has been
extended by 20 days by the court. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Parker and Taurasi get Ekat past Prague Two
sublime performances from Candace Parker and Diana Taurasi fired UMMC
Ekaterinburg to a 94-75 home victory against ZVVZ USK Prague as the
tournament favourites retained their perfect record in Group C. Read
January 9, 2013 - Norrköping repatriate dynamic duo EuroChallenge
side Norrköping Dolphins decided to start the new year by bolstering
their frontcourt but ended up doing much more than simply patching up
their roster. Norrköping club created a splash in Sweden by luring back
two of the nation's most recognisable players. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - San Antonio Spurs sign Aron Baynes In
a stunning move, the San Antonio Spurs have signed Olimpija
Ljublijana's sensation center Aron Baynes to a multi-year deal.
Although the Slovenian club had announced that the player would see out
the season in Ljubljana. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Sparta&K rout Uni Gyor Sparta&K
M.R. Vidnoje opened up their account for 2013 in great style with a
ruthless 100-62 demolition of Uni Gyor. It was a familiar story as far
as the visitors were concerned, having been outclassed earlier in the
campaign by the Russian giants on their own floor. Read more here.
January 9, 2013 - Holon add a conductor, end slide Hapoel
Unet Holon entered the new year determined to turn their season around,
and the first signs can only be interpreted as very encouraging. Around
New Year's Day, the Israeli club decided to drop small forward David
Smith and Israeli shooting guard Ofir Farhi from their roster. Read
January 8, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 1, Valencia Basket 86 - 82 VEF Riga Valencia
Basket became the first team to register a win in the 2012-13 Eurocup
Last 16 by rallying from a double-digit second-half deficit to edge VEF
Riga 86-82 at home in Group J on Tuesday. Valencia grabbed its 46th win
in 48 Eurocup home games. Read more here.
January 8, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 1: a new, decisive phase starts! Eurocup fans, here comes the Last 16!
A decisive, six-game round-robin round which will leave just 8 teams
standing in the fight to become the 2012-13 Eurocup champion. All 16
surviving teams have been devided into 4 groups of 4 based on their
final regular season rankings. Read more here.
January 8, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia spread their wings Russia's
representatives in the EuroChallenge, Krasnye Krylia Samara, returned
to action on Monday night after a two-week break, looking in top shape.
The last game of Sergey Bazarevich's side in 2012 was a 75-72 defeat at
powerhouse CSKA Moscow on 23 December. Read more here.
January 8, 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
Valencia Basket vs. VEF Riga tonight at 20:30 CET and Stelmet Zielona
Gora vs. Cajasol Seville on Wednesday at 18:00 CET. Read more here.
January 8, 2013 - LKF Secretary General detained, presented allegations LKF
(Lithuanian Basketball Federation) Secretary General Mindaugas
Balciunas and two other suspects were detained and were presented
allegations of the corruption-related offenses by the prosecutors. Read
January 8, 2013 - Israeli League, Regular Season, Game 12 Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv came from behind to beat archrival Hapoel Migdal
Jerusalem 71-79 in the Israeli League classic in the capital city on
Sunday. Maccabi held Hapoel to just 11 fourth-quarter points and got a
big triple from Sylven Landesberg to seal the win down the stretch.
Read more here.
January 8, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 14 In
the first Italian League games of 2013, Cimberio Varese stayed atop the
table with a 13-1 by rolling to a 69-82 away win in Pesaro over
Scavolini. The home team led 38-37 at halftime, but Varese blasted to a
28-15 third quarter partial score to put away the game. Read more here.
January 8, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 14 Anadolu
Efes rolled past Fenerbahce Ulker 94-76 in the great Istanbul derby
Monday to storm into a share of first place in the Turkish League. Efes
improved to 12-2, dropped Fener to the same record and Banvit BK also
won to join them in the top spot. Read more here.
January 7, 2013 - Traore will not move to Belgrade Crvena
zvezda Telekom decided not to sign the French player Ali Traore, who
came as a big reinforcement for the second part of the season. The red
light was switched on after Traore went through all medical exams
needed. Read more here.
January 7, 2013 - Naletilic split with Siroki WWin Siroki
WWin will have a pretty different line-up in 2013 after another player
left the club, this time the team's captain. Naletilic broke the
contract after he received an offer from Zagreb CO, where he will
continue his career. Read more here.
January 7, 2013 - Nachbar, Slovenia have a New Year's wish Bostjan
Nachbar is a well-spoken, well-travelled player who carries himself
with the quiet confidence of a man of the world. The Slovenian forward,
who turns 33 next month, has spent part of his career in the NBA is now
on the books of German champions Brose Baskets Bamberg. Read more here.
January 7, 2013 - Gala win Cup, Torrens and Bird return Galatasaray
have been crowned Turkish Cup champions for the fourth consecutive
season after MVP Sancho Lyttle drained a thrilling buzzer-beater in a
dramatic 74-72 victory against arch rivals Fenerbahce. Read more here.
January 7, 2013 - Torrens agony over, fears for Eldebrink Spanish
national team ace Alba Torrens made a glorious return to the court
after finally coming back from long term injury to pick up a Turkish
Cup winners' medal with Galatasaray, but there was contrasting emotion
for Swedish star Frida Eldebrink. Read more here.
January 7, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 16 Euroleague
Top 16 team Real Madrid bounced back from its first loss in the league
with an 88-77 victory over FIATC Joventut. Rudy Fernandez scored 15
points and Sergio Rodriguez collected 13 points and 7 assists. Read
January 7, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 11 Reigning
Euroleague champions Olympiacos remained undefeated in the Greek league
with a 76-94 victory at Panelefsiniakos with four players scoring in
double digits. Georgios Printezis led the way with 20 points, 8
rebounds and 4 assists. Read more here.
January 7, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 17 Euroleague
Top 16 team Brose Baskets Bamberg extended its lead atop the German
league with an 85-74 victory over local rivals BBC Bayreuth. Casey
Jacobsen scored 18 points to lead six players in double figures. Read
January 7, 2013 - Bulgarian League, Regular Season, Game 11 Lukoil
Academic Sofia continues its run atop the Bulagarian League table with
10-1 record after downing Rilski Sportist 96-84. A 28-18 first quarter
launched the defending champions to a 49-44 lead at halftime. Read more
January 7, 2013 - Czech League, Regular Season, Game 21 CEZ
Nymburk raised its record atop the Czech League to 19-1 by rolling to a
64-89 away win at B&W Opava. Three players led the perennial Czech
champions by scoring 12 points each – Vojtech Hruban, Radek Necas and
Rado Rancik – while Tomas Pomikalek drained 10. Read more here.
January 7, 2013 - Joventut Badalona wins NIJT Ciutat de L'Hospitalet Tournament! One
of Europe's most recognized clubs for nurturing young talent, FIATC
Joventut Badalona of Spain, will debut at the Nike International Junior
Tournament finals in London after winning the 35th Ciutat de
L'Hospitalet title by defeating Real Madrid 77-67 on Sunday. Read more here.
January 6, 2013 - Clippers get club-record 12th straight home win The
Los Angeles Clippers had no intention of going 0-3 against the Golden
State Warriors, and they played like it. Chris Paul had 27 points and
nine assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and the Clippers set a
franchise record with their 12th straight home victory. Read more here.
January 6, 2013 - Timberwolves star Love re-fractures right hand The
injury-riddled Minnesota Timberwolves lost star forward Kevin Love to a
broken right hand for the second time this season when an MRI confirmed
the injury on Saturday. Love re-fractured his third metacarpal in the
hand. Read more here.
January 6, 2013 - Saez seeks top five finish for Spain Spanish
Basketball Federation President Jose Luis Saez has spoken of 2013 being
a decisive year and insisted the senior women's team must play a part
by restoring their reputation with a top five finish at EuroBasket
Women. Read more here.
January 5, 2013 - Euroleague Top 16, Week 2 bwin MVP: Bobby Brown, Montepaschi Siena Bobby Brown enjoyed one of the greatest games in league history on Friday night as he tied the Euroleague’s single-game scoring record en route to a come-from-behind 92-98 victory for his Montepaschi Siena over Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul. Read more here.
January 5, 2013 - 2013 NIJT, L'Hospitalet, Day 2 The
34th Edition of the classic Ciutat de L'Hospitalet tournament, part of
the Nike International Junior Tournament, will go on from Friday to
Sunday. The second day is underway with a Union Olimpija vs. KK Split.
Read more here.
January 5, 2013 - Siena's Brown ties Euroleague's all-time scoring mark with 41 points! The
best scorer of the season so far joined the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
record books on Friday as Bobby Brown of Montepaschi Siena tied the
competition's all-time single-game scoring mark with 41 points in a thrilling, comeback road win against Fenerbahce Ulker. Read more here.
January 5, 2013 - Galatasaray tabs point guard Arroyo Galatasaray
Medical Park has re-loaded for the Last 16 by inking veteran point
guard Carlos Arroyo until the end of the season. There is an option for
a second season, too. Arroyo last season led Besiktas to the Turkish
League, Turkish Cup and FIBA Eurochallenge titles. Read more here.
January 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 2, Fenerbahce Ulker 92 - 98 Montepaschi Siena Bobby
Brown was virtually unstoppable on Friday night in tying the
Euroleague’s all-time single-game scoring mark and leading Montepaschi
Siena to a come-from-behind 92-98 victory Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul on
the road. Read more here.
January 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 2, Olympiacos Piraeus 77 - 64 Besiktas JK In
a game it never trailed, Olympiacos Piraeus got back to its winning
habits by downing Besiktas JK Istanbul 77-64 in Peace and Friendship
Stadium on Friday night. The defending Turkish Airlines Euroleague
champions improve to 1-1. Read more here.
January 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 2, Zalgiris Kaunas 75 - 63 Unicaja Malaga Zalgiris
Kaunas picked up its first win of the Top 16 by downing visiting
Unicaja Malaga 75-63 on Friday night. Both teams hold 1-1 record after
two games played and share third place in Group E along with
Panathinaikos Athens and Anodolu Efes Istanbul. Read more here.
January 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 2, Alba Berlin 57 - 75 CSKA Moscow CSKA
Moscow kept its great momentum going and remained undefeated in Group E
by downing Alba Berlin 57-75 in the German capital on Friday. CSKA
joins Real Madrid atop Group E, each with a 2-0 record. Alba dropped to
0-2. Read more here.
January 4, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 16 preview With
six games tomorrow, Saturday, January 5, Game 16 in ABA Adriatic league
will start. Another one game will be played at Sunday, January 6. After
two weeks break, we are ready for new excitements in this competition.
This week will bring us several very good games. Read more here.
January 4, 2013 - Lee would stay in Podgorica for a few years When
Montenegro met Finland in the preliminary round of the 2011 European
Championship this should be an easy challenge for the team of Dejan
Radonjic, at that time the national coach. But Finland surprised with
Gerald Lee and Radonjic immediately became interested in him. Read more
January 4, 2013 - Cedevita: Green moved to Milano, Masic is coming Cedevita
will start the final phase in ABA League without its points-guard
Marques Green, who moved to EA7 Emporio Armani, but most likely with
Ante Masic. Masic has been playing for Cibona since the beginning of
the season. Read more here.
January 4, 2013 - Navarro leaves EuroBasket window open Juan
Carlos Navarro did not travel to Russia for Barcelona Regal's game
against BC Khimki in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Thursday.
The Spain and Barcelona captain has been plagued by injuries since the
final stretch of last season. Read more here.
January 4, 2013 - Targoviste ring the changes A
potential exodus has started at Municipal Targoviste after both Elina
Babkina and Monique Currie opted to pack their bags and take up fresh
challenges with ZVVZ USK Prague and Perfumerias Avenida respectively.
Read more here.
January 4, 2013 - 2013 NIJT, L'Hospitalet, Day 1 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. The 2013 event will be held in parallel
with the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in London. Read
January 3, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 2, Anadolu Efes 78 - 64 Panathinaikos Athens Andolu
Efes Istanbul led from start to finish in sinking Panathinaikos Athens
78-64 at Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall to pick up its first win of the Top 16
on Thursday night. Both teams have 1-1 records after two games in Group
E. Read more here.
January 3, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 2, Brose Baskets Bamberg 67 - 82 Real Madrid Real
Madrid beat Brose Baskets Bamberg 67-82 Thursday for its second
straight road win to grab a share of first place in Group E. Nikola
Mirotic tallied 19 points and 8 rebounds to pace Los Blancos, who
controlled the action for most of the game. Read more here.
January 3, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 2, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 70 - 71 Caja Laboral Caja
Laboral Vitoria remained undefeated in Group F by edging Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv 70-71 on the road at Nokia Arena on Thursday. Vitoria
improved to 2-0 in Group F and grabbed its fifth consecutive win, while
Maccabi dropped to 0-2. Read more here.
January 3, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 2, BC Khimki MR 78 - 65 Barcelona Regal BC
Khimki Moscow Region remained undefeated in Top 16 Group F by downing
FC Barcelona Regal 78-65 at home on Thursday. Khimki, which leads Group
F with a 2-0 record, handed Barcelona its first road loss of the
season. Read more here.
January 3, 2013 - Tamane calls it quits Latvia
center Zane Tamane has decided to retire from international basketball.
She joins Gunta Basko and Ieva Kublina who both finished their stints
with the national side after Eurobasket Women 2011. Read more here.
January 3, 2013 - Challenges ahead for new Russia Coach When
Lithuanian play-caller Alfredas Vainauskas was announced as the new
head coach of the Russian national team before Christmas, his
appointment came as something of a surprise to many. The frontrunner
for the post had always been Anatoliy Myshkin. Read more here.
January 3, 2013 - New coach of Siroki WWin has two new players The
departure of Darko Planinic and the resignation of coach Ivan Velic,
who stepped down before Christmas, led to many changes in Siroki WWin.
The club decided not to hire a new coach from abroad but to give a
chance to the so-far assistant Damir Vujanovic. Read more here.
January 3, 2013 - Avenida part ways with Powell Having
recently decided to go in a different direction with the appointment of
head coach Victor Lapena, Perfumerias Avenida are certainly ready for a
new chapter after deciding to terminate the contract of Nicole Powell.
Read more here.
January 3, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Game 2: new year, same great basketball! A new year starts with great, exciting European basketball, as the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 reaches its second week ready to offer drama, intensity and great showdowns all over the continent. Read more here.
January 3, 2013 - Morovic back in Zadar It
was just a matter of time when Vedran Morovic will put the Zadar's
T-shirt back on since he has been practicing with the team lately. He
signed the contract on Wednesday. Morovic joined Zadar's practices
after he split with Siroki WWin. Read more here.
January 2, 2013 - Alba Berlin extends Byars Alba
Berlin reached a new agreement with swingman Derrick Byard to extend
his contract for the remainder of the season. Byars has averaged 7.2
points on 42.9% three-point shots and 3.4 rebounds in 5 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague games this season. Read more here.
January 2, 2013 - Murphy's Law in Bonn; Aalstar pen Tinsley Shortly
before Christmas, EuroChallenge side Telekom Baskets Bonn decided to
part ways with power forward Patrick Ewing Junior and start shopping
around for a replacement. They thought they had found their man a few
days later. Read more here.
January 2, 2013 - Waters left Union Olimpija Although
American point-guard Dominic Waters had a long-term contract with Union
Olimpija, both sides agreed to go separate ways on Wednesday. Waters
didn't play much at the end of 2012, which was a sign he didn't fit in
the team as it was expected. Read more here.
January 2, 2013 - Zisis: Greece will bounce back Few
players are as qualified to sum up Greece's 2012, mark targets for the
new year and assess the credentials of new coach Andrea Trinchieri, as
national team captain Nikos Zisis. The Bilbao Basket guard has been a
senior Greek international since 2003. Read more here.
January 2, 2013 - Zadar without Burgason in 2013 After
only two games played in ABA League Jordan Scott Burgason is leaving
Zadar. The American player, who didn't even travel to Split at the end
of the year 2012, didn't satisfied with his performances in Zadar but
it was said that his arrival woke up some other players. Read more here.
January 1, 2013 - Vucevic sets milestone in Orlando It's
not Shaquille O'Neal; It's not Dwight Howard either. The record for
most rebounds by an Orlando Magic player in a single game belongs, as
of Monday night, to Montenegro international Nikola Vucevic. Read more here.
January 1, 2013 - USO Mondeville turn tTo Kuin Play-off
hopefuls USO Mondeville have drafted in former EuroLeague Women
champion Noel Kuin after deciding to release young Swedish wing Binta
Drammeh. The French club is sitting with a real chance of making the
post-season in Group C. Read more here.
January 1, 2013 - Durant and Westbrook lift Thunder over Suns Receiving
eight stitches above his right eye might have been painful, but it
wasn't enough to keep Russell Westbrook from practicing his whirling
dervish ways Monday night for the Oklahoma City Thunder. Read more here.
January 1, 2013 - Bobcats end 18-game skid with 91-81 win over Bulls Squandering
a healthy lead is nothing new to the Charlotte Bobcats - hanging onto
one is. Kemba Walker had 18 points and eight rebounds, and the Bobcats
ended an 18-game losing streak with a 91-81 win over the Chicago Bulls
on Monday. Read more here. Check news archive here.