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March 31, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for March: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona
In addition to a gold standard of Top 16 perfection established by his team, a new precedent in individual excellence has been set by the player who has proven to be a driving force in one of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague's most amazing streaks ever. Read more here.

March 31, 2014 - Marinovic set new single game record in assists made
On Saturday, when his team has faced and beaten MZT Skopje on the road, Radnicki Kragujevac point guard Marko Marinovic set the new ABA League all-time single game assists record. He dished out no less than 18 of them, 2 more than the previously set record. Read more here.

March 31, 2014 - Semifinals analysis: Unics Kazan vs. Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade
Both teams have impressive credentials entering the semifinals. Unics not only boats the best record in the competition this season, but was the only side to sweep its Eurocup Quarterfinals. Crvena Zvezda started the season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Read more here.

March 31, 2014 - Pacers stumble again, lose 90-76 to Cavs
Dion Waiters scored 19 points, Luol Deng added 15 and the Cleveland Cavaliers kept their playoff push going with a 90-76 win Sunday over the skidding Pacers, who are losing their grip on the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. Read more here.

March 31, 2014 - Semifinals analysis: Nizhny Novgorod vs. Valencia Basket
It is a clash of the two-time champion Valencia Basket and a Eurocup newcomer Nizhny Novgorod for a place in the finals. Valencia is in a familiar teritory, having won the competition in 2003 and 2010, and has reached at least the semfinals for the third consecutive year. Read more here.

March 31, 2014 - Durant leads Thunder past Jazz 116-96
The drama was sapped early from Oklahoma City's blowout win over Utah, except for one detail. Thunder forward Kevin Durant is nearing Michael Jordan's mark for consecutive games with at least 25 points. Read more here.

March 29, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 12 bwin MVP: Derrick Brown, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
Derrick Brown has enjoyed a spectacular debut Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign with Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar, and in Top 16 Round 12 he added another feather in his cap by claiming the prize as the week’s bwin MVP. Read more here.

March 29, 2014 - Reggio Emilia invest in Della Valle
On Thursday, the Italian international, who turns 21 in two weeks, was officially presented to the media as a new player of Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. Amedeo Della Valle led Italy to a maiden gold medal at last year's U20 European Championship. Read more here.

March 29, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 26 preview
The last game in 2013-14 ABA Adriatic league regular season, Game 26, will start today with two games. Three more games will be played tomorrow, March 30, and two more at Monday, March 31. Read more here.

March 28, 2014 - EuroCup Women, Dynamo Moscow crowned Champions
Dynamo Moscow appear to have a penchant for drama with their 2014 victory coming in no less dramatic circumstances than 12 months previous when they also ripped up the form book to defeat Kayseri Kaski spor. Read more here.

March 28, 2014 - Zdovc kind of magic inspires Gaziantep
Slovenian legend Jure Zdovc arrived at Royal Hali Gaziantep in late November and, as if by waving a magic wand, transformed the fortunes of a club that had just been promoted to the Turkish top flight. Read more here.

March 27, 2014 - Coleman leaves Buducnost VOLI for Rabotnicki
After it became clear, that Budućnost VOLI will not participate at this season's ABA League Final Four tournament, American center William Coleman left the club and will continue his career in Rabotnički Skopje. Read more here.

March 27, 2014 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Game 2 MVP: Reggie Redding, Alba Berlin
After two weeks of intense games, four teams came out on top to face off in the semifinals, the previous step before the final series of the Eurocup! However, one of those teams won't be Alba Berlin despite the top performance by Reggie Redding. Read more here.

March 27, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 12: even more thrills coming up!
The 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 reaches its final three weeks with a lot of teams fighting to get to the playoffs. So far only three teams – FC Barcelona in Group E and Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow in Group F – have made it to the next stage . Read more here.

March 27, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom's sets new European attendance record
Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade broke Europe's single-game attendance record for an indoor basketball game Wednesday when 24,232 fans packed Kombank Arena to see the team face Budivelnik Kiev in Game 2 of the quarterfinals. Read more here.

March 27, 2014 - Eurocup: Crvena Zvezda Telekom wrote history
Wednesday night was an unforgettable one for Crvena zvezda Telekom fans and basketball Europe as well. The red and whites beat Budivelnik and qualified for Eurocup semi-finals for the first time in entire history. Read more here.

March 27, 2014 - EuroCup Women Final: Second Leg preview
Legendary Russian star and 2013 EuroCup Women winner, Ilona Korstin has warned her former Dynamo Moscow team-mates not to take it for granted that they will retain their title. Keeping Tina Charles isolated will be a major task for Kursk on the return leg. Read more here.

March 27, 2014 - Jerebko concerns for Sweden
Vedran Bosnic has been in the job for less than a month, but the new Sweden head coach already needs to tackle a first, significantly sizeable, hurdle in his efforts to steer the nation to EuroBasket 2015. Read more here.

March 26, 2014 - End of an Era for Turkoglu and Turkey
A talismanic figure of Turkish and European basketball, Hedo (Hidayet) Türkoglu, announced on Monday his decision to retire from international duty, thus terminating an almost two-decade long career with the national team. Read more here.

March 25, 2014 - Anadolu Efes' Dogus Balbay to miss the rest of Top 16
As announced by the club on Tuesday, Anadolu Efes guard Dogus Balbay will be missing the rest of the Top 16 due to a malar injury he suffered last week in the game against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan. Balbay is expected to miss from three to four weeks of action. Read more here.

March 25, 2014 - Dario Saric ABA Adriatic league Round 25 MVP
Dario Saric of Cibona is the MVP of 25th round. In the game in Pecara against Siroki, he achieved the highest valuation of the round (30) and took his team to the victory. Sava Lesic, Akos Keller and Jerel Blassingame were the most efficient in the single statistical categories. Read more here.

March 25, 2014 - Cups for PEAC-Pecs, Zagreb
After three successive domestic cup successes, Uniqa Euroleasing Sopron finally gave up their coveted trophy after being beaten 65-61 by PEAC-Pecs in an exciting conclusion to the Hungarian Final Four. Read more here.

March 25, 2014 - Kaukenas shines on big night
Rimantas Kaukenas celebrated on Sunday night his 250th game in the Italian Serie A in the way he knows best - by putting in a stellar performance to lead Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia to victory. He had a game-high 19 points in win over Banco di Sardegna Sassari. Read more here.

March 25, 2014 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Round 2: Down to four contenders!
The Eurocup Quarterfinals – the second set of four two-game series that will determine the 2013-14 Eurocup champion – come to an end this week and when the dust settles, only the four best teams in the competition will be left standing. Read more here.

March 24, 2014 - Ataman to lead Turkey's 12 giant Men
Turkey entered a new era at the weekend by handing the reins of their senior national team, nicknamed the '12 Giant Men', to the head coach of powerhouse Galatasaray Liv Hospital, Ergin Ataman. He has penned a three-year deal with the Turkish Basketball Federation. Read more here.

March 24, 2014 - Jack, Cavs snap Knicks' 8-game win streak
Jack scored a season-high 31 points Sunday night in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 106-100 victory over the Knicks, who had their eight-game winning streak snapped. Now the New York Knicks have 3,000 miles to think about how this game was lost. Read more here.

March 24, 2014 - Nets top Mavs 107-104 in OT in Kidd's Dallas visit
Joe Johnson scored 22 points, including the tying layup in regulation and the go-ahead 3-pointer in overtime, to lead the Nets past the Mavericks 107-104 in Kidd's first game as a coach in city where his career started in 1994 and reached its peak in his second stint 17 years later. Read more here.

March 23, 2014 - Kinsey heads to USA for a week
One of the star players of Partizan NIS Tarence Kinsey is still having problems with his ankle, that got injured in the beginning of February in the game against Cibona. Next week he will head to the United States for detailed examinations, before he joins Partizan's squad again. Read more here.

March 23, 2014 - FIBA Europe Board agrees EuroBasket steps
The Board of FIBA Europe met in Munich on Saturday, 22 March, for its penultimate meeting in the 2010-2014 term of office. A number of important issues were discussed during the session and certain decisions were reached. Read more here.

March 22, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 11 bwin MVP: Rudy Fernandez, Real Madrid
In a thrilling Game of the Week on Thursday night, Rudy Fernandez led Real Madrid to a crucial 93-79 victory over CSKA Moscow and in the process claimed the weekly bwin MVP award for Round 11 of the Top 16. Read more here.

March 22, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 25 preview
Two more games in 2013-14 ABA Adriatic league regular season. It is already clear that Crvena Zvezda Telekom and Cedevita will play at Final four tournament. Last two tickets will be decided in next two games. Read more here.

March 21, 2014 - Madrid breaks Euroleague record for fewest turnovers!
Real Madrid taught a lesson in how to beat the best of defenses - by taking care of the ball - and in so doing broke a Euroleague record in the Game of the Week! In its 93-79 home win over CSKA Moscow, Madrid committed just 2 turnovers. Read more here.

March 21, 2014 - Laboral Kutxa marks 300th Euroleague game Friday
This Friday marks a historic trip for Laboral Kutxa Vitoria, as the club is set to become the second in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague to reach 300 games played this century when it tips off against Olympiacos Piraeus at Peace and Friendship Stadium in Piraeus, Greece. Read more here.

March 21, 2014 - Moscow take huge lead into 2nd leg
A stellar display by Tina Charles took defending champions Dynamo Moscow to a breathtaking 97-65 success against Dynamo Kursk in the first-leg of the EuroCup Women final and a major step closer to retaining their title. Read more here.

March 21, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Game 3 Top Performers: Vaughn, Sanders
Kia Vaughn of ZVVZ USK Prague and Lara Sanders of Kayseri Kaski spor have shared Play-offs Game 3 Top Statistical Performer honours in the EuroLeague Women. Lara Sanders fired newcomers Kayseri into the Final Eight with a display worth a rating of 24 in Game 3. Read more here.

March 20, 2014 - Eurocup Quarterfinals Game 1 MVP: Justin Doellman, Valencia Basket
With four crucial battles across the continent, only one player could emerge as MVP of the week and it was none other than Valencia Basket's Justin Doellman, who amassed an index rating of 34, the most this week among winning players. Read more here.

March 20, 2014 - EuroLeague Women F8 line-up complete
EuroLeague Women newcomers Kayseri Kaski spor, ZVVZ USK Prague and Tango Bourges Basket have completed the line-up for the 2014 EuroLeague Women Final Eight set to take place next month in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Read more here.

March 20, 2014 - EuroCup Women Final: First leg preview
When Bo Overton was parachuted into Dynamo Kursk and asked to rescue their season after a worryingly shoddy start, both himself and the club bosses could only have dreamed of the outcome. Tina Charles has been Dynamo Moscow's main threat throughout the season. Read more here.

March 20, 2014 - Newcomers Kayseri punch F8 ticket
An already impressive first EuroLeague Women season for Kayseri Kaski spor will now be even more memorable after a dramatic 63-61 success against Beretta Famila Schio handed them a ticket for the Final Eight. Read more here.

March 20, 2014 - Vaughn fires Prague to first F8 slot
A quality 18-point performance from Kia Vaughn propelled ZVVZ USK Prague to a 54-38 play-off success against Rivas Ecopolis to seal the club's first ever appearance at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. Read more here.

March 20, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 11: it only gets better!
With just four games left to do in the Top 16, there are six playoffs spots up for grabs. Some teams could join FC Barcelona and CSKA Moscow in the playoffs this week, others could completely run out of chances to advance. Read more here.

March 19, 2014 - Lorant is EuroChallenge Play-Offs Top performer
Peter Lorant of Szolnoki Olaj was the top statistical performer overall in the EuroChallenge quarter-final play-offs, as the only player to register an average efficiency index rating over 20 at this stage. He accumulated a rating of 70, or approximately 23.3 per contest. Read more here.

March 19, 2014 - Eurocup: Zvezda's chances looking good after Kaunas
In Kaunas, where the first game had to be played due to political situation in Ukraine, Crvena zvezda Telekom lost to Budivelnik by 3 points and has good chances to advance into the semi-finals before the decisive second game at home court. Read more here.

March 19, 2014 - FIBA 3x3 World tour calendar unveiled
FIBA on Tuesday officially announced the calendar for its 2014 FIBA 3x3 World Tour, with some of the world's most cosmopolitan cities set to play host for the third season of the fast-paced discipline. Read more here.

March 19, 2014 - EuroChallenge Final-4 line-up confirmed
Szolnoki Olaj won Game 3 of their quarter-final play-off series against Tartu Rock, to complete 2014 EuroChallenge Final Four line-up. Final Four will be played on 25 and 27 April at a yet undetermined venue, to be picked among the home venues of the four participating clubs. Read more here.

March 19, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Play-Offs Game 3 preview
Six teams will take their play-off battles right down to the wire in the pursuit of the last three coveted spots for the EuroLeague Women Final Eight in Ekaterinburg next month. Laura Nicholls was vital to Rivas' success in game two. Read more here.

March 19, 2014 - Szolnok shut down Tartu to Reach F4
Szolnoki Olaj suffocated Tartu University Rock 78-60 on the road on Tuesday in the do-or-die Game 3 of their quarter-final play-off series to claim the last ticket to the 2014 EuroChallenge Final Four. Bader and Holiday led the way for Szolnoki with 18 points apiece. Read more here.

March 18, 2014 - Branko Jorovic, ABA Adriatic league Round 24 MVP
Branko Jorovic of Igokea is the MVP of 24th round with valuation of 31. Jonathon Jones of Siroki Primorka had the same valuation. Jorovic and Jones are the top scorers of the round, Dario Saric is the top scorer, while Jaka Klobucar is the top passer of the last round. Read more here.

March 18, 2014 - Partizan won 20:0 against Szolnoki Olaj
The game between Partizan and Szolnoki Olaj will not be played and will be registered in favour of the Serbian team. According to ABA League Bylaws, Article 61.1.a BC Szolnoki Olaj is sanctioned with the loss of the game by result of 20:0. Read more here.

March 18, 2014 - Eurocup Quarterfinals, Game 1: every point counts!
Some 48 teams started the 2013-14 Eurocup - and eight other teams joined the competition later on. Only eight - from seven different countries – remain alive in the marathon for Eurocup glory. The quarterfinals stage is the 2nd of 4 two-leg series to determine Eurocup champion. Read more here.

March 17, 2014 - Budivlenik home game, moved from Ukraine
Due to the ongoing unstable situation in Ukraine, Euroleague Basketball stands on its decision to move the Eurocup game due to have been played there this week to an alternative location. The first game of the Eurocup Quarterfinals phase will now be played in Kaunas. Read more here.

March 17, 2014 - Eurocup Quarterfinals analysis
It's a Eurocup first-timer against a former champ in an explosive quarterfinals clash. Hapoel Jerusalem has been successful with a balanced lineup that features seven players averaging double figures in scoring. Read more here.

March 17, 2014 - New FIBA general statutes adopted
The Extraordinary World Congress that convened in Istanbul, 16 March unanimously adopted new General Statutes that will bring changes to the governance structure of FIBA and strengthen the organisation in view of future challenges and strategic growth opportunities. Read more here.

March 17, 2014 - EuroChallenge Semi-Finalists stay hot
The three teams which secured last week a spot in the EuroChallenge Final Four, carried over on Sunday their European quarter-final form to domestic or regional competitions, Triumph Lyubertsy, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia and Royal Hali Gaziantep. Read more here.

March 17, 2014 - Griffin leads Clips past Cavs to 11th straight win
Blake Griffin entered the back half of his 20s with a birthday serenade from the crowd and another dynamic demonstration of why he's only getting better with age. The Los Angeles Clippers' winning streak also gets a whole lot more impressive with every passing week. Read more here.

March 17, 2014 - Davis powers Pelicans past Celtics in overtime
Anthony Davis is getting even better while the New Orleans Pelicans close out another difficult season. Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds to lead the Pelicans to a 121-120 overtime victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Read more here.

March 16, 2014 - Six Euro Nations set for global test
The six European nations competing at the FIBA World Championship for Women now know who they will be facing when they step out on Turkish soil later this year. The official draw for the event was concluded on Saturday evening. Read more here.

March 16, 2014 - Draw results 2014 World Championship for Women
The Official Draw for the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women took place on Saturday evening at Ciragan Palace. The Group Phase will take place from 27 to 30 September, and the Final Phase from 1 to 5 October. Read more here.

March 16, 2014 - Bonner is EuroLeague Women Game 2 Top performer
Dewanne Bonner stole the limelight on Friday night to earn top performer honours on the second leg of the EuroLeague Women play-offs and lead Nadezhda to a debut Final Eight. Nadezhda registered an 83-76 win on the road to complete their 2-0 sweep over Wisla Can-Pack. Read more here.

March 15, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 10 bwin MVP: Malcolm Delaney, FC Bayern Munich
Malcolm Delaney provided another inspirational performance in his debut Euroleague season by leading FC Bayern Munich over red-hot Real Madrid Thursday. His effort resulted in Delaney earning bwin MVP honors for Round 10 of the Top 16. Read more here.

March 15, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 24 preview
Only three more games in 2013-14 ABA Adriatic league regular season. In next three games we will find out who will book tickets for Final 4 tournament. It is still pretty unclear situation and it makes this stage even more interesting. Read more here.

March 15, 2014 - Center duo book F8 return for Sparta&K
Ksenia Tikhonenko and Natalia Vieru both amassed double-doubles to carry Sparta&K M.R Vidnoje to a 69-54 triumph at UE Sopron and schedule a return to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. atalia Vieru was dominant for Sparta&K in the paint. Read more here.

March 15, 2014 - Red-hot Fenerbahce advance to F8
Red-hot Fenerbahce secured a fantastic fourteenth successive victory of the season with a 64-48 result at CCC Polkowice to stamp their passport back to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. Center duo Isabelle Yacoubou and Quanitra Hollingsworth both enjoyed their night of work. Read more here.

March 15, 2014 - Borovnjak Is QF Game 2 Top performer
Dejan Borovnjak delivered the best performance of his EuroChallenge career at Tsmoki Minsk on Thursday and capped it off with two free throws at the death which sealed Royal Hali Gaziantep's place in the Final Four. Read more here.

March 14, 2014 - Gaziantep advance in dramatic fashion
Dejan Borovnjak held his nerve to sink two free throws with one second left and give Royal Hali Gaziantep a 68-67 victory over Tsmoki Minsk and send them into the EuroChallenge Final Four. Borovnjak led Gaziantep with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.

March 14, 2014 - Szolnok hang on to stay alive
Szolnoki Olaj forced a deciding Game Three in their EuroChallenge quarter-final against Tartu Rock as they held on for an 80-73 victory on home turf. Peter Lorant has been once more Szolnok's driving force, recording a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double. Read more here.

March 14, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Play-offs Game 2 preview
The top seeds all bagged opening night play-off victories in the race to reach the EuroLeague Women Final Eight and it now means the seven beaten teams must respond positively if they want to force a series-deciding third meeting. Read more here.

March 14, 2014 - CSKA's Teodosic to miss upcoming games
As announced by the club, Milos Teodosic will sit out the next few games due to muscle injury. Teodosic (195 centimeters, 27 years old) will undergo further tests in about 10 days after the doctors have opted for conservative treament for a micro tear on his right calf. Read more here.

March 14, 2014 - CSKA too strong this time
Partizan NIS suffered their 8th defeat in Euroleague Top 16 this season on Thursday night, when they lost to Russian giant CSKA Moscow, which they have beaten in their first Top 16 clash in Belgrade, without Tarence Kinsey on their squad. Read more here.

March 13, 2014 - Eurocup Eighthfinals Game 2 MVP: Vladimir Golubovic, Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler
The second leg of the Eighthfinals delivered the drama it promised before it started, and when all was said and done, a familiar face emerged to earn weekly MVP honors. Vladimir Golubovic of Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler was MVP of the week for the third time this season. Read more here.

March 13, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 10: a pivotal week!
With only four Top 16 games remaining after it finishes, the stakes not only climb higher in Round 10 on Thursday and Friday, but the fates of several teams could be decided - for better or for worse. Already-qualified FC Barcelona has the chance this week to reach another goal. Read more here.

March 13, 2014 - EuroChallenge Quarter-Final Play-offs Game 2 preview
Will the composition of the EuroChallenge Final Four be decided, at least partially, on Thursday or will the four teams that lost Game 1 bounce back and prolong their play-off series? We break down the four Game 2 quarter-final clashes. Read more here.

March 13, 2014 - Navarro games-played record will add to long list
On Friday night before his home fans, Juan Carlos Navarro is poised to become the all-time Turkish Airlines Euroleague record-holder for games played when he steps on the court for his 253rd appearance in Europe's top competition, all in the uniform of FC Barcelona. Read more here.

March 13, 2014 - Petrovic is EuroLeague Women Game 1 Top performer
Sonja Petrovic claimed top performer honours on the first game day of the EuroLeague Women play offs, taking Sparta&K to a statement-inducing game 1 victory. Sonja Petrovic has carried her red-hot form into the play-offs. Read more here.

March 13, 2014 - Holiday, Harris EuroChallenge Game 1 Top performers
Two American wingers who did not see their huge efforts rewarded with a win for their team are the top statistical performers of Game 1 in the EuroChallenge quarter-final play-offs. Justin Holiday and Lance Harris both registered an efficiency index rating of 28. Read more here.

March 13, 2014 - Crvena Zvezda advanced to Eurocup quarter-finals
Crvena zvezda Telekom lost the second Eurocup Eight-Final game against Lietuvos Rytas in Vilnius, but still advanced to the next phase of the competition, thanks to the better aggregate score from both legs. Read more here.

March 12, 2014 - Panathinaokos promotes legend Alvertis to head coach
The most-crowned Euroleague player in the Final Four era of European club basketball will take over the bench of the team he helped make famous as Panathinaikos Athens on Tuesday announced that Fragiskos Alvertis will be its head coach for the rest of this season. Read more here.

March 12, 2014 - Reggio Emilia hold on against Champions
Reggio Emilia held off a fourth-quarter rally before pulling away for a 75-63 victory over Krasnye Krylia in the first leg of their EuroChallenge quarter-final. Andrea Cinciarini collected 19 points, six rebounds and seven assists for Reggio, with Rimantas Kaukenas adding 14 points. Read more here.

March 12, 2014 - Kosice are cut down by Bourges again
Tango Bourges continued their dominance over Good Angels Kosice after opening up their EuroLeague Women play-off series with a 59-51 success against the Slovakian champions. Dumerc inked a game-high 18 points for the triumphant French side. Read more here.

March 12, 2014 - Gaziantep comeback stuns Minsk
Royal Hali Gaziantep wiped out a 21-point deficit to take a 59-58 victory in the first leg of their EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series against Tsmoki Minsk. Lorbek led Gaziantep with 15 points while Ermis had 13 with seven assists. Read more here.

March 12, 2014 - Galatasaray get onto the front foot
Galatasaray odeabank sealed a 70-61 win in the first game of their EuroLeague Women play-off series against Perfumerias Avenida to get onto the front foot in their pursuit of a return to the Final Eight. Forward Sancho Lyttle had 13 points, nine rebounds. Read more here.

March 11, 2014 - 2014 EB NIJT teams and schedule announced
One of the highlights of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four weekend in Milan is completely set for another year of excitement after the venues, schedule and teams for the 2014 Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament were announced on Tuesday. Read more here.

March 11, 2014 - Aleksandar Cvetkovic, ABA league Round 23 MVP
Aleksandar Cvetkovic of MZT Skopje Aerodrom is the MVP of the 23rd round. The player put un a dominant performance in the game against Cibona, which his team still didn't manage to win. Mark Lyons, Josip Sobin, Marko Marinovic amongst the best individuals of the round. Read more here.

March 11, 2014 - Nadezhda survive late Wisla scare
Nadezhda Orenburg drew first blood in their EuroLeague Women play-off series with Wisla Can-Pack, but had to endure a nerve-wracking late scare to eventually secure a 52-48 success. Dimitrakou fired a team-high 13 points for Nadezhda. Read more here.

March 11, 2014 - Triumph make it 1-0 on the road
Triumph Lyubertsy blew a big first-half lead but then pulled clear at the end to take a crucial 80-72 road win over Ural Ekaterinburg in the first leg of their all-Russian EuroChallenge quarter-final. Chappell led Triumph with 16 points, with Rakovic and Higgins adding 15 each. Read more here.

March 11, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Play-offs Game 1 preview: part II
There's no other play-off series with quite as much familiarity than Galatasaray odeabank going up against Avenida. Not only did the clubs match-up during the regular season, there are also a number of players facing their former teams yet again. Read more here.

March 11, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Play-offs Game 1 preview: part I
They may be top seeds in the competition, but Fenerbahce head-coach Roberto Iniguez isn't taking anything for granted when last year's finalists match-up with CCC Polkowice. "We expect a hard play-off, since we know that Polkowice are a good team." Read more here.

March 11, 2014 - Eurocup Eighthfinals, Game 2: Survival time!
The Eurocup Eighthfinals will finish on Tuesday and Wednesday when Game 2 and in eight of the eight series will decide which teams advance to the quarterfinals. The series winners are decided on aggregate score over the two games. Read more here.

March 10, 2014 - Quarter-Final Play-Offs Game 1 preview
All four EuroChallenge quarter-final play-off series tip off on Tuesday. Game 2 takes place on Thursday while any series that goes to Game 3 will return to the home arena of the team that has the home-court advantage next Tuesday. Read more here.

March 10, 2014 - Three Quarter-Finalists on form
Tartu University Rock, Szolnoki Olaj and Triumph Lyubertsy will go into Tuesday's Game 1 of the EuroChallenge quarter-final pla-offs with renewed confidence after receiving injections of morale at the weekend. Read more here.

March 10, 2014 - Noah, Augustin lead Bulls over Heat 95-88 in OT
The real victory for the Chicago Bulls will come when they're knocking the Miami Heat out of the playoffs, not during the regular season - no matter how charged the atmosphere is. Even so, they'll take this. Read more here.

March 10, 2014 - Trophies for Wisla and Kosice
Wisla Can-Pack and Good Angels Kosice both received a confidence boost ahead of their respective EuroLeague Women play-off series after collecting silverware over the weekend. Jantel Lavender led Wisla Can-Pack to victory in the Polish Cup Final. Read more here.

March 10, 2014 - Meeks powers Lakers past Durant, Thunder 114-110
From Jodie Meeks' big day to the final result, this was definitely a surprise. Meeks scored 24 of his career-high 42 points in the second half, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat Oklahoma City 114-110 on Sunday despite a triple-double by Thunder star Kevin Durant. Read more here.

March 10, 2014 - Perfumerias Avenida re-sign Robinson
Angelica Robinson has been handed a deal for the 2014-15 season by Perfumerias Avenida after an impressive first campaign with the EuroLeague Women side. The American center, is averaging an impressive season double-double of 11.1 points and 10.2 rebounds. Read more here.

March 8, 2014 - Panathinaikos and Pedoulakis part ways!
Panathinaikos Athens and head coach Argiris Pedoulakis parted ways on Saturday, following a Top 16 Round 9 home loss by 61-68 to Group E's last-place team coming into the game, Laboral Kutxa Vitoria. Read more here.

March 8, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 9 bwin MVP: Zoran Dragic, Unicaja Malaga
Zoran Dragic of Unicaja Malaga couldn't have chosen a better night to nail down his first bwin MVP of the Week honor. Dragic hit the ground running on Friday and didn't stop until Unicaja owned an 83-75 victory against Anadolu Efes and sole possession of 3rd place in Top 16 Group E. Read more here.

March 7, 2014 - Zirkova return fuels Slovak Republic
Five years after she last pulled on a national team vest, the legendary Zuzana Zirkova looks destined to return and spearhead Slovak Republic as they try to book a coveted place at EuroBasket Women 2015. Read more here.

March 7, 2014 - Ocete still sliding onto the radar
Gaby Ocete may not yet be a name regularly on the lips of EuroLeague Women fans, but rather tellingly, she certainly features prominently on the scouting reports drawn up by opponents of Rivas Ecopolis. Read more here.

March 6, 2014 - Jackson is leaving Ljubljana
Union Olimpija split with its point-guard Cedric Jackson after it was confirmed he will need a longer period to recover after the latest injury. Jackson was the main team's point-guard but had problems with injuries already in early months of the season. Read more here.

March 6, 2014 - First-Leg cushion sees Kursk into Final
Former winners Dynamo Kursk fell to a 57-62 home floor loss in the second leg of their EuroCup Women semi-final clash with Istanbul Universitesi, but still booked their second showpiece final slot in three seasons. Read more here.

March 6, 2014 - Eurocup Eighthfinals Game 1 MVP: Darjus Lavrinovic, Budivelnik Kiev
The Eurocup Eighthfinals are at a halt for now in the midpoint after Game 1. There were results for all tastes with some blowouts and some narrow wins, but when the dust settled, Darjus Lavrinovic of Budivlenik Kiev, emerged as weekly MVP. Read more here.

March 6, 2014 - Champions get to defend title
Current EuroCup Women holders Dynamo Moscow will defend their title in the 2014 final after erasing a six-point deficit from the first leg of the semi-finals to collect an emphatic 86-66 success in game two against Villeneuve D'Ascq. Read more here.

March 6, 2014 - Szolnok win in League debut
EuroChallenge quarter-finalists Szolnoki Olaj joined action in the Hungarian first division for the first time this season on Wednesday and made sure to leave a lasting impression on their debut. Marton Bader fell one rebound short of a double-double in Szolnok's win over Sopron. Read more here.

March 6, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 9: the battle continues!
2013-14 Euroleague Top 16 is heating up for as much excitement as ever, with Round 9 looming as a potentiall pivotal week as teams keep fighting to get closer to the playoffs. In fact, the first playoffs spot could be clinched this week if FC Barcelona can stay undefeated. Read more here.

March 5, 2014 - Zalgiris loses Jankunas for a month
Zalgiris Kaunas team captain Paulius Jankunas is set to be sidelined for a month due to a right toe fracture, the club announced Wednesday. Jankunas was injured in practice and even though tests ruled out the need for surgery, he is expected to be off the cour for four weeks. Read more here.

March 5, 2014 - Kosice ink Osipova, Casas ruled out
Good Angels Kosice have boosted their Final Eight prospects by inking veteran Irina Osipova, whilst Rivas Ecopolis are reeling from Queralt Casas being ruled out of action for up to two months. Read more here.

March 5, 2014 - Murphy records a personal best
When the curtain came down on the EuroLeague Women regular season, Eshaya Murphy was able to reflect with satisfaction on the most productive period of her career. Eshaya Murphy has returned to her best form with Perfumerias Avenida. Read more here.

March 4, 2014 - Tartu Waltz into BBL Quarter-Finals
EuroChallenge Group I winners Tartu University Rock swept Jekabpils 2-0 with characteristic ease and have punched their ticket to the quarter-finals of the Baltic Basketball League (BBL). Dilys paved the way for Tartu with a game-high 21 points and also six rebounds. Read more here.

March 4, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league Round 22 MVP, Nikola Ivanovic, Buducnost VOLI
Talented, but excellent as well, point guard Nikola Ivanovic of Buducnost VOLI is the MVP of ABA League 22nd round with valuation of 36, achieved in the clash against Szolnoki Olaj. Dario Saric of Cibona had the highest number of rebounds. Read more here.

March 4, 2014 - Eurocup Eighthfinals Game 1: The battle for the Eurocup title resumes!
Eurocup fans, here come the Eurocup Eighthfinals. With the road to the Eurocup title now determined, the eighthfinals mark the first of four phases of two-game elimination series in which the team with the highest aggregate scored will advance. Read more here.

March 4, 2014 - Nadezhda increase options with Babkina
Latvian guard Elina Babkina is making a switch from WBC Novi Zagreb to EuroLeague Women Final Eight hopefuls Nadezhda Orenburg. Babkina averaged 9.8 points and 3.5 assists in the Croatian capital and will now step out for Nadezhda. Read more here.

March 4, 2014 - Heavyweights avoid upsets
Yet more splendid work from Angel McCoughtry helped Fenerbahce sneak a narrow and vital 66-62 road win at Mersin Buyuksehir to help maintain the pressure on Galatasaray odeabank who still top the pile in the TKBL. Read more here.

March 3, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for February: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona
History has shown that the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 is one of the toughest phases in any basketball competition, and experts agree that this season's Group E is among the strongest ever assembled in the competition. Read more here.

March 3, 2013 - Valencia, Coach Perasovic agree on contract extension
Eurocup Eighthfinalist Valencia Basket announced that is has come to terms with head coach Velimir Perasovic on a contract extension. Perasovic will remain with Valencia through the 2014-15 season and the contract includes an option for the 2015-16 season, too. Read more here.

March 3, 2014 - Budivelinik, Khimik home games moved
Due to the unstable situation in Ukraine, Euroleague Basketball has taken the decision to move both Eurocup games due to have been played there this week to alternative locations. The first game of the Eurocup Eighthfinals phase will now be played at Zalgirio Arena in Kaunas. Read more here.

March 3, 2014 - Sweden hand reins to Sodertalje's Bosnic
Swedish Basketball Federation (SBBF) announced that they have agreed with Vedran Bosnic to succeed Bradley Dean in the role of head coach of their senior national team. Bosnic is currently in his fourth season in charge of Swedish champions Sodertalje Kings. Read more here.

March 3, 2014 - Suns scorch Hawks in 1st half of 129-120 win
Phoenix Suns might be excused for their defensive lapses. They were putting most of their energy into a record-setting offensive display. Suns achieved season highs in total points, points in a half and assists, and tied their single-game best for made 3-pointers. Read more here.

March 3, 2014 - Noah leads Bulls to easy 109-90 win against Knicks
The Chicago Bulls were open all over the floor, so Joakim Noah kept collecting assists. Jumpers for Jimmy Butler and Kirk Hinrich. A dunk for Taj Gibson, another jumper for Butler, and on and on it went. The All-Star center put on quite a show. Read more here.

March 1, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 22 preview
Game 22 in ABA Adriatic league will start today with three games. Things getting more and more interesting and exciting as we coming closer to the end of the regular season. After 21 played games, Crvena Zvezda Telekom is leader with 17-4 record. Read more here.

March 1, 2014 - Top 16, Round 8 bwin MVP: Ante Tomic, FC Barcelona
On Thursday night, Ante Tomic delivered another magnificent display to claim his second consecutive bwin weekly MVP award. The All-Euroleague center was again in top form in Top 16 Round 8 to set three new career highs. Read more here.

March 1, 2014 - Szolnoki Olaj released Warren and welcomed Pilcevic
Szolnoki Olaj made a switch in their squad at the point guard position. They have released one of the best point guards in the league Willie Warren and signed with Radenko Pilcevic, who comes from Radnicki Kragujevac. Read more here.

March 1, 2014 - Ivanovic and Zdovc chose their assistants
Half a year before the beginning of the competitions this summer for both national teams, basketball federations of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Slovenia named the assistant coaches for their national teams. Read more here.

March 1, 2014 - National Cups: Cedevita won the title
For the second time in club's history Cedevita became the champion of Croatian National Cup. They did it by overcoming Zadar in the semi-final and later the city rival KK Zagreb in the final game. They won both games convincingly and deservedly won the title. Read more here.

March 1, 2014 - EuroChallenge Last 16 by the numbers
There can be no doubt that Royal Hali Gaziantep stole the limelight in the EuroChallenge last 16, as they were the only team to complete this stage undefeated. Oliver Stevic and Royal Hali Gaziantep have made up for a low-scoring offence with high-pressue defence. Read more here.

March 1, 2014 - EuroLeague Women: Week 14 review
The Australian Opals are blessed with some incredible frontcourt players and that is best evidenced by the fact that Marianna Tolo has found herself in a queue to represent her country. Marianna Tolo has been one of the most consistent inside players in the regular season. Read more here.

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