January 31, 2014 - EuroLeague Women: Week 10 Review After
10 weeks, it's an apt time to consider which head-coach has been most
impressive. I just can't look beyond Alexander Vasin at Sparta&K
M.R. Vidnoje and he's my (very unofficial) EuroLeague Women Coach of
the Year so far. Read more here.
January 31, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 4 MVP: Esteban Batista, Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir Weather
conditions in Ukraine caused the announcement of the weekly MVP in the
Last 32 Round 4 to be delayed for one more day. In a resounding home
win over FoxTown Cantu, Esteban Batista led Pinar Karsiyaka Izmir with
an outstanding personal performance. Read more here.
January 31, 2014 - Bonner is EuroLeague Women Week 10 Top performer With
a powerful 29-point, 13-rebound double-double, Dewanna Bonner is the
undisputed week 10 EuroLeague Women top performer. Her performance
powered Nadezhda to a convincing 86-58 win over BK IMOS Brno, and it
was also enough to earn her an efficiency ranking of 39. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - Krivacevic fires Kosice into Play-offs Tijana
Krivacevic returned to action for Good Angels Kosice with a sparkling
performance to take down HAT-AGRO Uni Gyor 67-60 and seal a place in
the EuroLeague Women play-offs. Tijana Krivacevic had 24 points and
eight rebounds. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 3 review Three
teams have maintained their perfect record intact following the third
week of action in the EuroChallenge Last 16 and enjoy the solitude at
the top of their respective groups. Tartu University Rock, Royal Hali
Gaziantep and Ural Ekaterinburg all stand at 3-0. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - Hassell re-enforces the ranks at Rivas Rivas
Ecopolis have moved quickly to strengthen their weakened frontcourt by
acquiring the services of American forward Jasmine Hassell. Rivas were
dealt a blow earlier this week when injury ended the season of Laura
Gil. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - Cinciarini, EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 3 Top performer Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia playmaker Andrea Cinciarini turned in his best
display of the season on Tuesday to help his team turn the tables on
Krka Novo Mesto and clinch a crucial 82-71 win at home. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 5: tough tests everywhere! On
the heels of non-stop drama last week and heading into the only break
in this phase, the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 reaches
Round 5 with just two teams undefeated and both facing major road
showdowns in their quest to retain that status. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - Khimik-Alba game postponed due to weather conditions The
game between Khimik Yuzhne and Alba Berlin has been postponed due to
force majeure. Due to heavy snowstorms that led to flight cancellation,
Alba could not make it to Yuzhne in time to play the game. Alba was
stuck in Kharkov, Ukraine, 650 kilometers away from Yuzhne. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - Novi Zagreb snatch a Play-off lifeline The
play-off dream of WBC Novi Zagreb lives on after they squeezed past CCC
Polkowice 71-66 to claim only their second EuroLeague Women Group C
victory of the season. Milica Dabovic kept the WBC Novi Zagreb playoff
dream alive and kicking with a team-high 19 points. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - Poland name Taylor as their new Coach The
Polish Basketball Federation (PZKosz) announced on Wednesday that the
recruitment process to select the new head coach of their senior
national team has been concluded with the appointment of Mike Taylor.
Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - Ekaterinburg keep streak Alive Ural
Ekaterinburg pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Team TEHO Sport
Kotka 86-75 and extend their EuroChallenge winning streak to eight
games. Lance Harris was a menace under the boards for Ural
Ekaterinburg, pulling down 21 rebounds. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - More magic from Murphy propels Avenida Eshaya
Murphy came up with the goods yet again for Perfumerias Avenida who
protected their unbeaten home record with a 97-70 victory against
Kibirkstis-VICI Vilnius in EuroLeague Women Group C. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - Hot shooting fires Szolnoki Szolnoki
Olaj proved much too strong for Cholet Basket as they cruised to an
85-70 road win in Group J of the EuroChallenge. Peter Lorant and Justin
Holiday poured in 20 points each as Szolnoki led from start to finish,
making 32-of-57 (56.1%) of their shots from the field. Read more here.
January 30, 2014 - Partizan NIS faces huge problems Injuries
and other health problems walk hand in hand this season in Partizan
NIS, which constantly looses players. No good news even this week, when
one of their key players was put on the injury list. Milenko Tepic
injured his hamstring and will be sidelined for at least 10 days. Read
January 29, 2014 - Crvena zvezda split with Schilb According
to the official news form Crvena zezda American Blake Schilb is not
longer member of the club. The American was not part of the team since
the middle of January, when coach Dejan Radonjić decided he is no
longer needed. Read more here.
January 29, 2014 - Cinciarini lifts Reggiana to victory Reggio
Emilia rallied in the second half to keep alive their home winning
streak in the EuroChallenge as they saw off KRKA Novo Mesto 82-71. The
Italians made it five out of five on their home court as they outscored
the visitors 49-33 after the break. Read more here.
January 29, 2014 - Gaziantep battle past Dijon Royal
Hali Gaziantep improved to 3-0 at the top of Group K in the
EuroChallenge Last 16 as they saw off struggling Dijon 82-76. Baris
Ermis poured in 20 points for Gaziantep who pulled away in the final
minutes to keep Dijon winless. Read more here.
January 29, 2014 - EuroLeague Women, Game of the Week: Fenerbahce vs. Wisla Something
has to give in EuroLeague Women Group B when the still flawless
Fenerbahce tangle with Wisla Can-Pack, who are yet to taste defeat on
the road. It promises to be a fascinating contest, with Allie Quigley
keen for the Krakow outfit to continue their hot form. Read more here.
January 29, 2014 - Vaty commences Coaching career Ludovic
Vaty has joined coaching staff of French Basketball Federation, 8
months after being forced to put a premature end to his playing career.
Former forward of BCM Gravelines will take on the role of assistant to
the U18 French national team head coach Tahar Assed-Liegeon. Read more here.
January 28, 2014 - Ivan Sunara back in action in ABA League When
the future in ABA League is in question, there is no place for emotions
and after six consecutive defeats Zadar split with coach Hrvoje Vlasic,
who is already replaced with Ivan Sunara. Another one to leave the club
is Bennet Davis. Read more here.
January 28, 2014 - Zalgiris: Vecvagars, out indefinitely Zalgiris
Kaunas guard Kaspars Vecvagars is expected to miss the remainder of the
2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague due to a torn knee ligament.
Vecvagars got injured during practice and is expected to undergo
surgery soon. Read more here.
January 28, 2014 - Rivas reeling from Gil injury setback Rivas
Ecopolis have been dealt a hammer blow in their efforts to make it to
the EuroLeague Women Final Eight after a scan revealed Laura Gil has
sustained an ACL injury. The 21-year-old was helped off the court by
medical staff in the Liga Feminina clash against Mann Filter. Read more
January 28, 2014 - Ivan Buva, ABA Adriatic league Round 18 MVP Ivan
Buva of Siroki Primorka became the MVP of ABA League Round 18 with the
valuation of 31, achieved in the game against Buducnost VOLI. Cibona's
point guard Jerel Blassingame was the top scorer and passer of the
round. Read more here.
January 28, 2014 - Montenegro Coach reveals candidates Newly
installed Montenegro coach Momir Milatovic has revealed the list of 26
candidates he will look to utilise in the quest to punch a ticket for
EuroBasket Women 2015. Jelena Dubljevic will be the centre-piece for a
Montenegrin side. Read more here.
January 28, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 4: first chance to advance! As
the second half of the six-game Eurocup Last 32 plays out this week
it's truer now than ever that each basket will count from now on. Not
only do victories matter, but so are tiebreak advantages likely to mean
a lot in the race to reach the elimination rounds. Read more here.
January 28, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 3 preview: Groups K and L Evgeny
Voronov is poised to make his debut with Triumph after joining from
CSKA Moscow last week. Triumph have used 11 different players in their
starting five so far in the EuroChallenge, as Jeremy Chappell has been
the only one with a guaranteed starter's spot. Read more here.
January 28, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 3 preview: Groups I and J The
latest addition to the Krasnye Krylia roster, Ukrainian international
Oleksiy Pecherov, is to make his debut with the Russian side on
Tuesday. Antwerp have won their last six home games in the
EuroChallenge, with their latest defeat at home dating back to November
2012. Read more here.
January 27, 2014 - Surgery recommended for Maccabi's James Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv got bad news in middle of its undefeated Top 16 on
Monday as a specialist recommended surgery for All-Euroleague center
Shawn James's back injury. James (2.08 meters, 30 years old) has missed
four of Maccabi's last eight games. Read more here.
January 27, 2014 - Pressure mounts on Good Angels Kosice Last
year's semi-finalists Good Angels Kosice are having to deal with
multiple and mounting personnel issues as they try to make the
post-season from the tricky waters of EuroLeague Women Group A. Read
January 27, 2014 - Unicaja's Calloway sidelined Unicaja
Malaga starting point guard Earl Calloway will be out of action for
three or four weeks due to an ankle injury, the club announced Monday.
Calloway (1.90, 30 years old) suffered the injury in a Spanish League
game over the weekend. Read more here.
January 27, 2014 - Ratiopharm Ulm adds depth with rookie Hummer Ratiopharm
Ulm made a move to get better for the second half of the Last 32 by
signing forward Ian Hummer to his first professional contract. Hummer
starred at Princeton University, where he finished after four seasons
as the school's second all-time leading scorer. Read more here.
January 27, 2014 - Larkins lands at Famila Schio Beretta
Famila Schio have strengthened their frontline after acquiring the
services of power forward Erlana Larkins. The 27-year-old played in
EuroCup Women last season with Mersin Buyuksehir where she averaged
double-double of 12.8 points and 16 rebounds per game. Read more here.
January 27, 2014 - Dino Muric is back After
no less than 9 months of rest due to a knee injury, Dino Muric got back
to the court on Saturday in the game of Union Olimpija against
Radnicki. In 20 minutes of the game he scored 5 points and grabbed 6
rebounds and can be satisfied with his performance. Read more here.
January 25, 2014 - Partizan NIS losses Milosavljevic Partizan
NIS suffered another big blow this season, learning the news team
captain Dragan Milosavljevic hurt his ACL. Further test on Sunday will
determine the exact severity of the injury that will likely sideline
Milosavljevic for the remainder of the season. Read more here.
January 25, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 4 MVP: Krunoslav Simon, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Krunoslav
Simon produced the best performance of his Euroleague career, inspiring
his team’s comeback and claiming Top 16 Round 4 bwin MVP honors. The
28-year-old Croatian forward led Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to its
second straight Top 16 victory. Read more here.
January 25, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 18 preview With
even six games today, Game 18 in ABA Adriatic league will start. One
more game will be played at Monday, January 27. After 17 played games,
situation at the top of standings is still the same. Read more here.
January 24, 2014 - Triumph bolster backcourt with Voronov Triumph
Lyubertsy, who compete in Group K of the EuroChallenge Last 16,
announced on Friday that they have secured the services of Russian
international Evgeny Voronov until the end of the season. Read more here.
January 24, 2014 - Cholet adjust to life without Stoglin In
a laconic statement on their official website, EuroChallenge
competitors Cholet Basket have confirmed that their collaboration with
American point guard Terrell Stoglin has come to an end. Terrell
Stoglin confirmed his departure from Cholet Basket on twitter. Read
January 24, 2014 - Robinson in for Clarendon at USK Prague Czech
champions ZVVZ USK Prague have turned to Danielle Robinson after it was
revealed that Layshia Clarendon will miss the remainder of the
campaign. Layshia Clarendon has sustained a foot injury which brought
to an end her time in Prague. Read more here.
January 24, 2014 - Aldridge scores 44, Blazers beat Nuggets 110-105 LaMarcus
Aldridge's 44-point outburst against the Denver Nuggets came the same
day the All-Star starters were announced. Aldridge wasn't on the list.
So naturally there were questions whether his new career-high was
perhaps an answer to a perceived snub. Read more here.
January 24, 2014 - 4 first-timers voted to start NBA All-Star game Kobe
Bryant called for younger players in the All-Star game, and the fans
listened. They still want Bryant, too. Stephen Curry, Kevin Love, Paul
George and Kyrie Irving were voted NBA All-Stars Thursday, putting four
first-time starters in the Feb. 16 game in New Orleans. Read more here.
January 24, 2014 - EuroCup Women Quarter-Finals set French,
Russian and Turkish clubs remained in the hunt for EuroCup Women glory
this season as the competition's Quarter-Finals' pairings were
set. Winners of last two editions of the competition, the Russians of
Dynamo Moscow and Dynamo Kursk are both in the last eight. Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - EuroLeague Women, Lavender, Lyttle share Week 9 honours Jantel
Lavender is the EuroLeague Women Top Performer for a second consecutive
week, although this week she will also need to make room atop the
podium for Galatasaray center Sancho Lyttle. Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - EuroLeague Women: Week 9 review Beating
a classy and champion team with the depth of UMMC Ekaterinburg at any
time is a terrific accomplishment. The manner and backdrop surrounding
the circumstances which Tango Bourges managed the feat this week was
truly impressive. Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 2 review The
second week of action in the Last 16 provided all the drama that was
perhaps lacking from the opening week and its hard-fought battles left
only three teams still standing undefeated. Augustas Peciukevicius
shone bright on Tuesday. Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - EuroChallenge, three players share weekly honours Dmitry
Flis and Aaron McGhee of Ural Ekaterinburg as well as Baris Ermis of
Royal Hali Gaziantep are the top statistical performers of Week 2 in
the EuroChallenge Last 16. The trio came up with exceptionally similar
displays on Tuesday night. Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 3 MVP: Donta Smith, Maccabi Haifa Bazan Last
32 reached its midpoint after Round 3 and when the dust from the 16
games settled, Maccabi Haifa Bazan's Donta Smith stood up as the weekly
MVP with the highest index rating among winning players this week, 40,
which incidentally was also the highest overall. Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - Zvezda dominated again, Olimpija is back Crvena
zvezda and Union Olimpija achieved new important victories in the third
round of Eurocup Last 32 round 3. Zvezda dominated again against
Panionios, while Olimpija beat Banvit at home. Cedevita and Radnicki
were unlucky again and suffered close defeats once more. Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 4: the thrills continue! The
2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 is living up to
expectations, with plenty of surprises, close games, great basketball
and drama on weekly basis. With four teams undefeated and another four
looking for their first win, Top 16 Round 4 will not be any different.
Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - Fenerbahce survive Sopron scare Fenerbahce
gave up just three points to hosts Sopron in the final six minutes of
their encounter and escaped with a hard-earned 57-53 victory to stay
undefeated at the top of the Group B standings. The Turkish side had to
dig deep in Hungary in order to extend their winning streak. Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - Curry three-balls sink Bears Bakken
Bears have given up a 15-point lead on home territory to fall to
Finnish side Team TEHO Sport Kotka 90-86, relinquishing them to the
bottom of EuroChallenge Group L. A pair of late threes by Sharaud Curry
gave Team TEHO Sport Kotka the incentive for victory. Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - EuroCup Women first QF tickets snapped up Defending
champions Dynamo Moscow and Mersin Buyuksehir have grabbed the first
two spots for the EuroCup Women quarter-finals. If there were any
lingering doubts as to who would advance to the last eight, they were
erased swiftly. Read more here.
January 23, 2014 - Sparta&K edge out Prague on the road Sparta&K
MR Vidnoje prevailed 67-66 over ZVVZ USK Prague in a thrilling
EuroLeague Women Group B clash on Wednesday night, handing the Czech
side their first defeat at home this season. Russian international
Evgenia Belyakova came up with a game-high 20 points. Read more here.
January 22, 2014 - Jenkins extended his contract DeMarcus
Nelson entered Crvena zvezda history as first American to extend his
contract. But he is no longer lonely on list, where he was joined by
Charles Jenkins, who agreed to sign new deal. Extension shall enter
into force on 31 July if he will not move to NBA. Read more here.
January 22, 2014 - Obie Trotter returned to Szolnok The
only Hungarian representative in ABA League Szolnoki Olaj continues to
strengthen their team. The latest addition to the team, led by Serbian
coach Dragan Aleksic, is Hungarian naturalized international Obie
Trotter. Read more here.
January 22, 2014 - Bosnia and Herzegovina hand reins to Ivanovic Basketball
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina announced the appointment of Dusko
Ivanovic as the new head coach of their senior national team. vanovic
is no stranger to coaching at international level as he was in charge
of the Swiss national team from 1997 to 2000. Read more here.
January 22, 2014 - Strasbourg lands legend David Andersen A
three-time Euroleague champion will soon make his debut in the Eurocup
with the announcement Wednesday that Strasbourg has added center David
Andersen until the end of the season. Andersen (2.12 meters, 33 years
old) spent last season from Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul. Read more here.
January 22, 2014 - Ural Ekaterinburg claim Minsk thriller Ural
Ekaterinburg came back from a 16-point first half deficit to knock off
Tsmoki Minsk 97-96 in overtime on the road and take first place in
Group L of the EuroChallenge Last 16. Dmitry Flis collected 23 points
and grabbed 13 rebounds. Read more here.
January 22, 2014 - Szolnoki Olaj strikes back ABA
League derby between Szolnoki Olaj and Krka was on schedule in
EuroChallenge Last 16 second round in Tiszaliget Sports Hall in
Szolnok. Exactly one month after their last clash, the home team got
the revenge for December's defeat. Read more here.
January 22, 2014 - Cholet prevail over Reggio Emilia Cholet
Basket prevailed in an exciting back-and-forth battle at home over
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, winning 81-78 in the EuroChallenge Last 16
Group J encounter. Torey Thomas scored 22 points while Lamayn Wilson
and John Cox both had 13 points. Read more here.
January 21, 2014 - Leuchanka switches to EuroCup Women Belarusian
star Yelena Leuchanka has swapped life in EuroLeague Women with Good
Angels Kosice, for potential EuroCup Women glory with Istanbul
Universitesi. Universitesi already boast a deep roster and Leuchanka
will join a powerful frontcourt. Read more here.
January 21, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Game of the Week: USK Prague vs. Sparta&K Sparta&K
M.R. Vidnoje head coach Alexander Vasin has paid tribute to his
opposite number Natalia Hejkova ahead of his team's EuroLeague Women
trip to ZVVZ USK Prague. The play-caller is preparing his team to face
the Group C leaders as they look to bounce back. Read more here.
January 21, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league Game 17 MVP, Charles Jenkins The
MVP of 17th round of ABA League this season is point guard of Crvena
zvezda Charles Jenkins, who put on an excellent performance against
Union Olimpija. Nemanja Gordic, Dario Saric and Jerel Blassingame are
again at the top in other statistical categories. Read more here.
January 21, 2014 - Follow EuroLeague Women on LBTV It
is a big week ahead for women's basketball on livebasketball.tv with no
less than four EuroLeague Women games being streamed live to your
living rooms. This week, live streaming action all takes place on
Wednesday night. Watch Live here.
January 21, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 3: even more drama! The
2013-14 Eurocup Last 32 reaches the halfway mark of the six-game phase
this week. All 32 teams will play back-to-back games against the same
squads, so Rounds 3 and 4 will be pivotal in the race of reach the
elimination rounds. Read more here.
January 21, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 2 Preview: Groups K And L One
of the clubs for whom Gaziantep's Ernest Bremer suited up during his
long career was Triumph. The veteran had averaged 11.9 points and 3.8
assists per game to help the Russian side reach the EuroChallenge Final
Four in 2009. Read more here.
January 21, 2014 - Cibona's fairytale continues After
they lost some of the key players in the previous weeks, Cibona has won
the third game in a row and took the „Final Four“ position from the
hands of Budućnost VOLI after 17th round. Zvezda stays on top after 5th
consecutive triumph. Read more here.
January 21, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 2 preview: Groups I and J Seven
of the eight encounters in Week 2 of the EuroChallenge Last 16 take
place on Tuesday and action concludes on Wednesday night with a
Scandinavian derby in Group L. By the end of it, a minimum of 11 sides
will have already suffered at least one defeat in this stage. Read more
January 20, 2014 - First Wisla loss, Nadezhda fly There
was a first loss of the season in the Polish League for Wisla Can-Pack
and Nadezhda claimed second spot in the Russian Premier League with a
stunning blowout of Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje. The 18-game winning
streak of Wisla Can-Pack finally ended over. Read more here.
January 20, 2014 - Igokea promoted Vlada Jovanovic ABA
League greets the return of coach Vlada Jovanovic, who took over Igokea
for the reminder of the season. Igokea new it will be difficult to
repeat the previous season in ABA League, when the first place in the
regular season was way beyond expectations. Read more here.
January 20, 2014 - Krka, Triumph strengthen bids Triumph
Lyubertsy and Krka Novo Mesto followed up on their midweek
EuroChallenge success with vital wins over the weekend, fortifying
their options for play-off berths in the VTB United League and ABA
Adriatic League, respectively. Read more here.
January 19, 2014 - Noah, Bulls rout 76ers 103-78 After
another dominating performance, nothing could wipe the smile from
Joakim Noah's face. Noah had 21 points and 16 rebounds, Carlos Boozer
added 15 points and 13 boards, and the Chicago Bulls beat the
Philadelphia 76ers 103-78 on Saturday night. Read more here.
January 19, 2014 - Aldridge, Blazers run past Mavs, win streak at 5 The
Portland Trail Blazers no longer are chasing the San Antonio Spurs in
the NBA's Western Conference. LaMarcus Aldridge had 30 points and 12
rebounds, and the Trail Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks 127-111 on
Saturday night to pull even with the Spurs at 31-9. Read more here.
January 18, 2014 - Bogdanovic show for the first Top 16 win On
Friday, Partizan NIS achieved their first Euroleague Top 16 victory
this season. With an excellent performance by Bogdan Bogdanovic, they
have beaten CSKA Moscow in Belgrade Arena and stay in the battle for
the Playoffs. Read more here.
January 18, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 3 bwin MVP: Rudy Fernandez, Real Madrid In
another huge victory for Real Madrid, Rudy Fernandez produced one of
the best nights of his magnificent career to claim the bwin MVP honor
for Round 3 of the Top 16. Fernandez scored 24 points to lead Madrid to
its highest Top 16 point total in 12 years.
Read more here.
January 18, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 17 preview Still
identical situation at the top of ABA Adriatic league standings in last
few weeks, as Crvena Zvezda Telekom is at the top with great 13-3
record, followed by Partizan NIS and Cedevita Zagreb, both with 12-4
record. Read more here.
January 17, 2014 - Brazelton arrives as Petty leaves Minsk Thursday
was a very busy day for the front office of Tsmoki Minsk, as the
Belarussian EuroChallenge club completed a swift double move which saw
them change players at the point guard spot. Minsk announced they had
secured the services of Tyrone Brazelton. Read more here.
January 17, 2014 - Lavender is Week 8 Top performer Jantel
Lavender spearheaded a great performance by Wisla Can-Pack, lifting her
team to a 76-62 win at Rivas Ecopolis in EuroLeague Women Group B. The
25-year-old center spent 38 minutes on the floor to collect an
impressive double-double of 25 points and 14 rebounds. Read more here.
January 17, 2014 - EuroLeague Women: Week 8 Review It
was absolutely fascinating to watch the action unfold as a bunch of
clubs kept continuously biting off some much-needed payback against
their former conquerors from earlier in the campaign. Leonor Rodriguez
and Perfumerias Avenida stunned Galatasaray. Read more here.
January 17, 2014 - Chris Oliver no longer a member of Szolnoki Olaj Chris
Oliver is no longer a member of Szolnoki Olaj, which continues to
renovate their team with this move. Oliver appeared in every of the 16
Szolnoki Olaj games in ABA League this season and was averaging 10.3
points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. Read more here.
January 17, 2014 - Schio work overtime for Bourges double Beretta
Famila Schio look well placed to advance to the EuroLeague Women
play-offs after defeating Tango Bourges 81-72 in an overtime thriller
to complete a handy double over the French champions. Read more here.
January 17, 2014 - EuroCup Women, QF tickets still up for grabs An
opportunity to progress to the quarter-finals of EuroCup Women appears
wide-open for many clubs involved in the eighth-finals after a flurry
of nail-biting first-leg contests set up several mouth-watering
second-leg games. Read more here.
January 17, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 1 review The
Last 16 of the EuroChallenge tipped off this week with an upset, as
Tartu University Rock stunned reigning champions Krasnye Krylia 75-74
on the road. The 19-year-old Erjon Kastrati stayed on the floor for 22
minutes in Krka Novo Mesto's 80-63 win over Cholet. Read more here.
January 16, 2014 - EuroChallenge Miles is Last 16 Week 1 Top performer Krasnye
Krylia captain Aaron Miles delivered his best performance in the
EuroChallenge on Tuesday, but the short-handed Russian side suffered a
shock 75-74 defeat to Tartu University Rock at home in the Last 16
premiere. Read more here.
January 16, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 2 MVP: Trenton Meacham, JSF Nanterre After
a new round of the Eurocup Last 32, a new weekly MVP has arised. When
the dust from the 16 games settled, Trenton Meacham of JSF Nanterre
emerged as the player with the highest index raing this week among
winning players, 33. Read more here.
January 16, 2014 - Zdovc returns to Slovenian National Team Slovenian
basketball legend Jure Zdovc will assume the reins of the senior
national team four years after his first spell in charge, replacing
Bozidar Maljkovic in the role. Zdovc has signed a 2+1 contract, which
could see his reign extend all the way up to EuroBasket 2017. Read more
January 16, 2014 - Revenge hands CCC Polkowice a lifeline CCC
Polkowice extracted sweet revenge for their shock EuroLeague Women home
loss against Kibirkstis VICI-Vilnius earlier in the season by returning
the favour with a 54-39 road win in Group C. Read more here.
January 16, 2014 - Jurcenkova shines as Brno win thriller A
superb double-double from Anna Jurcenkova helped BK Imos Brno claim a
vital and dramatic 71-69 success in EuroLeague Women Group B against
visiting Uniqa Euroleasing Sopron. Jurcenkova had 16 points and 15
rebounds. Read more here.
January 15, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 3: non-stop action! As
Turkish Airlines Euroleague action resumes with Top 16 Round 3, six
teams remain undefeated in the new phase and six others are looking for
their first wins, so expect big showdowns and thrills all around the
competition. Read more here.
January 15, 2014 - Krka cruise to Victory Krka
Novo Mesto cruised to an 80-63 victory over Cholet Basket in their
Group J opener in the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge. An 18-0 run that
spanned the half-time interval swung the game decisively in the hosts'
favour, and their lead reached 24 at one point in the third quarter.
Read more here.
January 15, 2014 - Tartu come back to stun Krasnye Krylia Tartu
Rock completed a remarkable fourth quarter comeback and then finished
the job in overtime to open Group I play in the EuroChallenge with a
75-74 road win over Krasnye Krylia. Vilmantas Dilys led the way for
Tartu Rock with a 13-point, 13-rebound double-double. Read more here.
January 15, 2014 - Giants cruise to opening win Port
of Antwerp Giants led from start to finish as they opened Group I play
in the Last 16 of the EuroChallenge with a comfortable 97-79 win over
Gaz Metan Medias. Benjamin Simons scored 18 points to lead five Giants
scoring in double figures. Read more here.
January 14, 2014 - Race for Poland job warms up In
a rare public statement which highlights the prestige surrounding
international basketball, Mihailo Uvalin, arguably the most successful
coach in Poland at the moment, has expressed his wish to assume the
reins of the senior national team. Read more here.
January 14, 2014 - Double strike from Krasnye Krylia EuroChallenge
reigning champions Krasnye Krylia Samara came up with a double surprise
on Monday, by announcing the incorporation of experienced European
players Michal Ignerski and Filip Videnov to their roster. Read more here.
January 14, 2014 - Inbar installed into Israeli hot seat Former
EuroCup Women title-winning coach Adan Inbar has been appointed as the
new play-caller of the Israeli national team. Inbar will succeed Eli
Rabi after the Women's Committee of the Israeli Basketball Association
handed him the mandate. Read more here.
January 14, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 2: every point counts! After
an exciting first week, Eurocup Last 32 action resumes with Round 2 on
Tuesday and Wednesday. As all 16 teams that played at home will go on
the road this week - and vice versa - last week's seven road warriors
have the chance to go up to 2-0 in front of their fans. Read more here.
January 14, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 1 preview: Groups K And L Gaziantep
won the four Regular Season games in which Serkan Erdogan played in,
and lost the two which the veteran shooting guard missed. On Tuesday
however they will be able to count on another former Turkish
international in their backcourt, Baris Ermis. Read more here.
January 14, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 Week 1 preview: Groups I And J Krasnye
Krylia scored 82.2 points per game on average during the Regular
Season, almost tied with Triumph Lyubertsy, which was the best
offensive team with 83.3 points per game. The Samara side however have
now lost guard Bracey Wright. Read more here.
January 14, 2014 - Reggio Emilia in Final Eight Three
days before their opening game in the EuroChallenge Last 16, Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia thumped Sidigas Avellino 96-73 at home to
triumphantly punch their ticket to the Italian Cup BEKO Final Eight
2014. Read more here.
January 14, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Game of the Week: Good Angels vs. Kayseri Kayseri
Kaski spor forward Sabrina Cinili is ready to go back to basics when
her team travel to Good Angels Kosice in EuroLeague Women Group A.
Turkish club have endured a roller-coaster ride so far during their
rookie campaign in the competition. Read more here.
January 13, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league Game 16, 3 MVP's After
we had two MVP's of the 15th round, a week later we have three names
sharing the honour. Dario Šarić of Cibona, Sava Lešić of Radnički and
Deividas Gailius of Union Olimpija all achieved the same, highest
valuation of the round (29). Read more here.
January 13, 2014 - More Cup joy for Galatasaray Galatasaray
odeabank continued their iron grip on the Turkish Cup over the weekend
after securing their fifth title a row. Isil Alben produced an
efficient 15 points and grabbed five rebounds in an MVP performance to
inspire a 76-70 win against arch rivals Fenerbahce. Read more here.
January 13, 2014 - Mike Conley gets double-double, Grizzlies defeat Hawks Mike
Conley put up 21 points and recorded 13 assists, his fourth
double-double of the season, to lead the Memphis Grizzlies to a victory
over the Atlanta Hawks, 108-101. The Grizzlies took quality shots in
this game, finishing 43-83 (51.8%). Read more here.
January 13, 2014 - Durant scores 33 to lead Thunder past Bucks 101-85 Kevin
Durant did the expected. And for a change, Oklahoma City's defense came
along for the ride. Durant scored 33 points, Serge Ibaka had 17 points
and 17 rebounds and the Thunder snapped a two-game skid by defeating
the Milwaukee Bucks 101-85 Saturday night. Read more here.
January 12, 2014 - Drago Pasalic joins Siroki Primorka Former
Croatian international Drago Pasalic agreed to join Siroki Primorka and
will reinforce the team from Herzegovina until the end of the season.
After 16 rounds played this season in ABA League, Siroki Primorka will
find themselves alone at the bottom of the table. Read more here.
January 11, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 2 bwin MVP: Marcelinho Huertas, FC Barcelona Stepping
up with the second-best scoring night of his six-year Euroleague
career, Marcelinho Huertas inspired FC Barcelona to an eye-catching
road win with a made-to-order performance that earned him the bwin MVP
honor for Top 16 Round 2! Read more here.
January 11, 2014 - Valencia's Lucic to have foot surgery One
of Valencia Basket's biggest off-season signings, forward Vladimir
Lucic, might miss the rest of the Eurocup season after doctors decide
to operate on the left foot that has given him problems for more than
two months. Read more here.
January 11, 2014 - Ural on a streak while Bears hibernate EuroChallenge
Group L opponents Ural Ekaterinburg and Bakken Bears Aarhus have
returned to action in their respective domestic leagues after a
month-long winter break, in strikingly contrasting form. Read more here.
January 10, 2014 - Perkins to power Good Angels Kosice Good
Angels Kosice have completed a major roster change after clinching the
signature of Jia Perkins at the expense of A'dia Mathies. The Slovak
Republic champions have brought in the veteran experience of the guard
in a bid to bolster their backcourt firepower. Read more here.
January 10, 2014 - Triumph pile on Samara woes Triumph
Lyubertsy highlighted the problems that a short-handed Krasnye Krylia
are facing at the moment by enjoying a comfortable 80-62 win over the
Samara side on Thursday, in VTB United league action. Read more here.
January 10, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 16 preview In
only one game today, Szolnoki Olaj and Cibona will open Game 16 in ABA
Adriatic league. Crvena Zvezda Telekom is at the top, still alone with
great 12-3 record, followed by Partizan NIS and Cedevita Zagreb, both
with 11-4 record. Read more here.
January 10, 2014 - EuroBasket 2015 2nd QR Draw announced FIBA
Europe has announced that the Draw of the EuroBasket 2015 2nd
Qualification Round will be held in Barcelona, Spain on 3rd February.
The Draw will take place at Majestic Hotel and it will start at 13:00.
Read more here.
January 9, 2014 - Cholet erase and rewind Any
newly-installed coach would like to commence his tenure with a win, but
Cholet went a step further in Laurent Buffard's first game in charge on
Wednesday, by turning a previously registered loss into a victory. Read
January 9, 2014 - Cedevita, Zvezda successfully opened Eurocup Last 32 Eurocup
Last 32 campaign started successfully for Cedevita and Crvena zvezda
Telekom, that achieved important victories against two Spanish
opponents. Union Olimpija and Radnicki started with defeats, but both
of them have shown good efforts. Read more here.
January 9, 2014 - Boost for Kursk, Turkish Cup Dynamo
Kursk secured a big success at fellow EuroCup Women favourites Dynamo
Moscow in the Russian Premier League, whilst the last four of the
Turkish Cup has now been set. Bo Overton is continuing to work his
magic at Dynamo Kursk. Read more here.
January 9, 2014 - Yilmaz continues bouncing back in style Nevriye
Yilmaz is ready to make up for lost time in EuroLeague Women and
deliver Final Eight success with Galatasaray odeabank. The Turkish
legend made the controversial move across the Bosphorus from arch
rivals Fenerbahce around 18 months ago. Read more here.
January 9, 2014 - Real Madrid, Sergio Rodriguez agree through 2018 On
Thursday morning Real Madrid announced an agreement between the club
and point guard Sergio Rodriguez (1.89 meters, 26 years old) to extend
the contract between both parties for four more seasons, until the end
of the 2017-18 campaign. Read more here.
January 9, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 1 MVP: Omar Thomas, Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari The
start of the Last 32 saw an exceptional situation regarding the weekly
MVP race. Omar Thomas of Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari was the
player from a winning team with the best performance this week thanks
to his index rating of 30. Read more here.
January 9, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 2: more and more excitement! After
an exciting opening week, the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top
16 enters Round 2 promising a lot of action, top-class showdowns and
its trademark intensity and passion. Four games are scheduled on
Thursday, followed by four more on Friday. Read more here.
January 9, 2014 - Maccabi center Schortsanitis sidelined with ankle sprain Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv will be without star center Sofoklis Schortsanitis for
the coming weeks after the big man went down with an ankle sprain. Team
doctors confirmed the diagnosis on Wednesday. Read more here.
January 8, 2014 - Olympiacos Piraeus adds Moon The
back-to-back champs, Olympiacos Piraeus, announced on Wednesday the
addition of forward Jamario Moon until the end of the season. Moon
(2.03 meters, 33 years old) was signed when the allowed period for
Euroleague participation had expired. Read more here.
January 8, 2014 - Poland search for Bauermann's successor The
Polish Basketball Federation (PZKOSZ) launched on Wednesday the process
of recruiting the head coach who will steer their senior national team
into the EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualification Round next summer. Read more
January 8, 2014 - Banvit Bandirma adds Aminu Banvit
Bandirma bolstered its frontcourt for the rest of the Eurocup season by
inking center Alade Aminu on Tuesday. Aminu (2.10 meters, 26 years old)
arrives from Enel Basket Brindisi, where he averaged 7.3 points and 3.7
rebounds in 12 Italian League games this season. Read more here.
January 8, 2014 - Cedevita brings Josh Selby Cedevita
agreed terms with American point-guard Josh Selby, ex-NBA Pplayer, who
was drafted by Memphis in 2011 as N˚ 49. He joined the Croatian team
until the end of the season but the club has an option to break the
contract after the first month. Read more here.
January 8, 2014 - Ermis gets chance to shine at Gaziantep EuroChallenge
club Royal Hali Gaziantep have added depth at the point guard spot by
securing the services of Turkish playmaker Baris Ermis until the end of
the current season. The 28-year-old guard arrives at Gaziantep on loan
from Euroleague powerhouse Fenerbahce. Read more here.
January 8, 2014 - Bencze to call shots for Uni Gyor Tamas
Bencze has been handed a route back into EuroLeague Women after being
installed as head coach of HAT-AGRO Uni Gyor. The play-caller
previously paced the sidelines in the competition during the 2009-10
campaign when at the helm of Szeviep-Szeged. Read more here.
January 7, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32 Round 1: a new start! The
2013-14 Eurocup Last 32 starts this week, bringing excitement and great
basketball all around the continent. The 32 teams have been divided
into eight groups of four squads. The Last 32 will be played in a
round-robin competition. Read more here.
January 7, 2014 - Hapoel Jerusalem adds scorer Wright Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem added some scoring punch to its lineup by signing
shooting guard Bracey Wright for the remainder of the season. Wright
(1.91 meters, 29 years old) is a veteran scorer, who averaged double
figures in points in all three of his previous Euroleague seasons. Read
January 7, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league Game 15 MVP: Jerel Blassingame and Dario Saric Two
players share the MVP honour for the 15th round and both of them come
from the same team, that achieved a new victory this weekend. Jerel
Blassingame and Dario Saric from Cibona Zagreb together achieved more
than half of Cibona's points. Read more here.
January 6, 2014 - Triumph-ant start to new year Triumph
Lyubertsy let slip an 11-point fourth-quarter lead on Sunday but
managed to survive Astana's final assault and eke out an 82-81 win at
home, in the first game in 2014 for both teams. Triumph were led by
Courdon Higgins' 22 points. Read more here.
January 6, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32, Group P analysis A
two-time former champ and two teams that went far in the competition
before join a Eurocup newcomer to fight for survival in Last 32 Group
P. Lietuvos Rytas returns to the competition where it made three finals
in five previous appearances, lifting the trophy in 2005 and 2009. Read
January 6, 2014 - Real Madrid wins NIJT Torneig Ciutat de L'Hospitalet Real
Madrid booked a spot at the NIJT Finals at the Euroleague Final Four in
Milan after beating Unicaja Malaga 62-56 in Sunday’s final of the
Torneig de Básquet Júnior “Ciutat de L’Hospitalet”. Jonathan Barriero
poured in 20 points including the game-deciding three-pointer. Read
January 5, 2014 - Changes made during break Sparta&K
M.R. Vidnoje are enjoying a renaissance in Group C having won four
straight games off the back of two defeats at the start of the
campaign. After losing American star Asjha Jones to a injury, they have
moved to fill the void by bringing in Tijana Ajdukovic. Read more here.
January 4, 2014 - Iguodala's buzzer-beating 3 beats Hawks Andre
Iguodala hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer, David Lee scored 23 points and
the Golden State Warriors won their eighth straight game with a 101-100
victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Friday night. Stephen Curry added 22
points with nine assists. Read more here.
January 4, 2014 - Top 16, Round 1 bwin MVP: Vassilis Spanoulis, Olympiacos Piraeus For
the second time this season, Vassilis Spanoulis, the Euroleague’s
reigning bwin MVP, is also the bwin MVP of the week! Spanoulis produced
one of the best games of his career in leading the unbeaten Reds
against his former coach, Zeljko Obradovic. Read more here.
January 3, 2014 - Cibona with Siriscevic and Planinic into 2014 After
Cibona lost some players at the end of the year, the club does
everything to fill the emptied positions. The newcomer is Ivan
Siriscevic while Darko Planinic was returned to the main team. Planinic
refused to play under a strick financial conditions few weeks ago. Read
January 3, 2014 - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 77 - 84 CSKA Moscow In
the first-ever all-Russian showdown in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague,
CSKA Moscow grabbed a good-as-gold road overtime win by downing
reigning Eurocup champion Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 77-84 in Group F on
Friday. Read more here.
January 3, 2014 - Crvena zvezda welcomed Tadija Dragicevic After
it was confirmed Luka Mitrović will need a longer rehabilitation Crvena
zvezda looked for an adequate substitions and found it in its
ex-captain Tadija Dragicevic. Dragicevic was one of the most exposed
players from the recent club's history. Read more here.
January 3, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32, Group O analysis Former
champion and Eurocup MVP Chuck Eidson, along with the former Euroleague
champion Nikos Zisis, lead the 2011 titlist Unics Kazan, the only
undefeated team in the regular season. Bojan Dubljevic, and All-Eurocup
selection Justin Doellman, headline Valencia Basket. Read more here.
January 3, 2014 - The Ciutat de L'Hospitalet Tournament The
Torneig de Básquet Júnior “Ciutat de L’Hospitalet” will be held 3-5
January in the city of L’Hospitalet, Spain. The tournament, to be
played at the Complex Esportiu L’Hopsitalet Nord, will see five Spanish
teams compete against three international teams. Read more here.
January 3, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 15 preview At
the beginning of 2014, Game 15 in ABA Adriatic league is ready to
start. Only one game today, four more tomorrow, January 4, one more at
Sunday, January 5, and the last one at Monday, January 6. Crvena Zvezda
Telekom is at the top of standings with 11-3 record. Read more here.
January 3, 2014 - Eurocup Last 32, Group N analysis Anything
can happen in Group N, which features a Eurocup veteran with great
experience, a team that returns to the competition after a six-year
absence and two newcomers who want to keep making some serious noise.
Read more here.
January 3, 2014 - FoxTown Cantu reunites with veteran center Marconato After
the injury to center Marco Cusin, FoxTown Cantu brought in experienced
veteran Dennis Marconato on a two-month contract. Marconato (2.11
meters, 39 years old) returns to the team where he played from 2010
until 2012. Read more here.
January 3, 2014 - Zadar signed Bennet Davis Zadar
starts the new year with the arrival of a new player, who will mostly
help in the inside line. Bennet Davis (206, 29) signed the contract
until the end of the season with an option to break it after the first
month. Read more here.
January 3, 2014 - Cholet trust 'Shaky House' to Buffard At
the turn of the year, Cholet Basket decided to hand the reins of their
team to Laurent Buffard, an old acquaintance of the club who also
happens to be one of the most decorated coaches in EuroLeague Women.
Read more here.
January 2, 2014 - Anadolu Efes tabs big man Milko Bjelica Anadolu
Efes bolstered its frontcoirt right before the start of the Top 16 by
inking power forward Milko Bjelica for the remainder of the season.
Bjelica (2.07 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Laboral Kutxa Vitoria,
where he signed a two-month contract which expired last week. Read more
January 2, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 1 The
2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season resumes at the start of 2014
with the Top 16, a round-robin group stage lasting 14 games and more
than three months, until April 11. All 16 surviving teams were divided
into two groups based on their regular season's final ranking. Read
January 1, 2014 - Olympiacos Piraeus adds swingman Collins Two-time
defending Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus moved
to strengthen its backcourt for the Top 16 and beyond on Wednesday by
signing swingman Mardy Collins for the rest of the season. Read more here.
January 1, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa signs Poeta at guard On
the eve of its Top 16 opening game, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria on Wednesday
announced the signing of point guard Giuseppe Poeta for the remainder
of the season. Poeta (1.91 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Virtus
Bologna, where he has spent the last three seasons. Read more here.
January 1, 2014 - Ivezic keen to pull on Novi Zagreb vest After
initially looking like she might slip through the net, Croatian
national team star Jelena Ivezic has penned a deal with WBC Novi Zagreb
and can't wait to boost their EuroLeague Women hopes. Read more here.
January 1, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league Round 14 MVP: Marko Jagodic Kuridza, Cibona For
the first time in his career, Cibona big man Marko Jagodic Kuridza
became the MVP of the round in ABA League, with an amazing performance
against Radnicki in Kragujevac in the last game of the year 2013. Read