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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

January 30, 2013 - Eurocup Last 16, Game 4, Crvena Zvezda Telekom 81 - 73 Unics Kazan
Crvena Zvezda Telekom rallied from a double-digit deficit to down Unics Kazan 81-73 on Wednesday night at Hala Pionir. The result left Group L wide open as all four teams now have 2-2 records, however, Unics managed to preserve a tiebreaker over Zvezda.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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..

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. .

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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