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November 30, 2011 - Real Madrid brings in Kyle Singler
Seizing an opportunity to add new talent, Real Madrid on Wednesday announced the signing of rookie forward Kyle Singler for the rest of the season. Singler (2.03 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Alicante of the Spanish League. He played nine Spanish League games with Alicante, averaging 15 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 steals.

November 30, 2011 - Five teams target Top 16 berths in Week 7!
The 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season enters decisive Week 7, in which as many as five teams could join already-qualified and still-undefeated FC Barcelona Regal and CSKA Moscow in the Top 16. Other teams have the chance to get much closer to the next round, while leaving their opponents closer to elimination.

November 30, 2011 - Deron Williams jersey retired
Former Besiktas point guard Deron Williams will have his number eight jersey retired as he returns to the New Jersey Nets. Williams was one of the first NBA players to sign in Europe due to the lockout which has seemingly now been lifted. He joined the Turkish side in July.

November 30, 2011 - Week 3 MVP: Nik Caner-Medley, Valencia Basket
The third week of games in the Eurocup regular season saw as many as 10 road wins in 16 games, proving that there are no clear favorites regardless where the games are played. One of the road winners was Valencia Basket as forward Nik Caner-Medley led the performance of the team at Lukoil Academic for the win and an index rating performance of 29, that earned him the weekly MVP honors among those players in winning teams.

November 29, 2011 - Montepaschi's Kaukenas out indefinitely
In a tremendous blow to a perennial Turkish Airlines Euroleague contender, Montepaschi Siena swingman Rimantas Kaukenas will be out indefinitely due to a knee injury that requires surgery, the club confirmed Tuesday. Kaukenas was injured in an Italian League game over the weekend against Vanoli Braga Cremona.

November 29, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season Game 3
The 2011-12 Eurocup regular season reaches its halfway mark this week and incredibly enough, all eight groups feature the same standings - one defeated team, one winless squad and two teams tied for second place at 1-1. As such, Week 3 will already be critical and put a lot of teams in the right position to advance to the Last 16.

November 29, 2011 - Eurocup TV coverage
The third week of the Eurocup regular season features TV coverage of eight games, including one live event on Eurosport 2: Telenet Oostende vs. Asvel Basket at 20:30 CET.

November 28, 2011 - CSKA: Kirilenko, out until January
The top-rated player in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague so far this season, CSKA Moscow forward Andrei Kirilenko, will be sidelined for the remainder of 2011 due to a shoulder injury, the club confirmed Monday.
November 28, 2011 - Fenerbahce Ulker new arena set to be unveiled
A brand new 14.000 capacity multi-purpose arena is set to become Fenerbahce Ulker's new home in January. And as you will see for yourselves, it's nothing short but impressive.

November 28, 2011 - bwin MVP for November: Nenad Krstic, CSKA Moscow
For the first time in its eight-year history, the Euroleague Basketball's award for the best player each month will go to the same team twice in a row as Nenad Krstic of CSKA Moscow has been chosen bwin MVP for November. CSKA is one of just two Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams undefeated through six games, and Krstic has had everything to do with preserving that perfection in November.

November 28, 2011 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 9
There were no changes at the top of the Spanish League this week as FC Barcelona Regal got by Blusens Monbus on the road 83-89 on Sunday night and Real Madrid scored a road victory over CAI Zaragoza 67-84 on Saturday night.

November 28, 2011 - Russian League, Regular Season, Game 5
CSKA Moscow outlasted 78-67 Unics Kazan in an all-Euroleague clash in the Russian League to remain undefeated with a 4-0 record. Milos Teodosic led the winner with 19 points and 6 assists, Andrey Vorontsevich added 15 points and 5 rebounds while Ramunas Siskauskas had 11.

November 28, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 9
Euroleague powerhouse Maccabi Electra maintained control of first place in the Adriatic League after outgunning Cedevita 96-89 at home on Saturday night to remain unbeaten at 8-0. Maccabi dominated the second quarter 33-18 for a 54-44 halftime lead that Cedevita would cut to 74-72, but never overcame.

November 27, 2011 - Bayern Munich adds big man Homan
Days after its first Eurocup defeat, F.C. Bayern Munich strengthened its frontcourt by signing big man Jared Homan for the rest of the season. Homan (2.06 meters, 28 years old) returns to the Eurocup four years after having debuted in it with Slask Wroclaw of Poland, for whom he averaged 11 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks over 12 games.

November 27, 2011 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 6
One of the biggest surprises in the history of the Greek League took place Sunday as defending Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Panathinaikos lost to Kavala 79-70. The local team beat the Greens for the first team after six defeats in six league games behind 22 points from Michael Taylor.

November 27, 2011 - Belgian League, Regular Season, Game 10
Spirou Charleroi reamins atop the Belgian League table with a 7-1 reocrd by downing Optima Gent 67-75 on the road on Saturday. Gent had a strong start and got an early 15-4 lead. Spirou got within 27-24 but then Gent prolonged its margin to 45-36 at halftime.

November 27, 2011 - Vrankovic steps down as Cibona coach
Josip Vrankovic stepped down as Cibona Zagreb head coach on Friday and the club is looking for a replacement. Assistant Teo Cizmic also resigned. In the meantime, Danijel Lutz will coach the team on an interim basis.

November 26, 2011 - NBA season saved by tentative agreement?
According to news coming from United States, it seems that both sides finally agreed tentative agreement about terms, and all fans could expect to watch their favorite sport since Christmas.

November 26, 2011 - ABA Adriatic league Game 9 preview
Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27, are dates for all 7 games of round 9 in ABA Adriatic league. As usual, there will be several very interesting and hopefully quality games to watch.

November 26, 2011 - Caja Laboral, Williams part ways
Group A leader Caja Laboral announced Friday that it has come to an agreement with Reggie Williams to terminate the player’s contract, effective immediately. Williams, 25, joined the club over the summer and played in three Turkish Airlines Euroleague games with Laboral during which he averaged 5.3 points in in 14 minutes.

November 25, 2011 - Caja Laboral's Bjelica to miss one month
Caja Laboral big man Milko Bjelica will be sidelined for a month after spraining the medial collateral ligament of his right knee during Thursday’s Turkish Airlines Euroleague victory over Fenerbahce Ulker. Bjelica, 27, had one of his best games of the season against FB Ulker with 16 points and 7 rebounds off the bench.

November 25, 2011 - Week 6 bwin MVP: Fernando San Emeterio, Caja Laboral
All-Euroleague small forward Fernando San Emeterio erupted for one of the best games of his career Thursday to lead Caja Laboral to a crucial overtime victory over Fenerbahce Ulker and in the process earned Week 6 bwin MVP honors.

November 25, 2011 - Navarro becomes Euroleague's all-time leading scorer
F.C. Barcelona Regal superstar Juan Carlos Navarro on Thursday night became the all-time leading scorer since the Euroleague was founded in 2000! Navarro’s left-handed layup off a Chuck Eidson steal at 5:30 of the third quarter of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague game against Union Olimpija at Palau Blaugrana in Barcelona gave him the record of 2,716 career points, previously held by recently-retired Marcus Brown.

November 25, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Week 6
The sixth week of the 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season will long be remembered as a great one. CSKA Moscow and FC Barcelona Regal remained unbeaten and became the first two clubs to reach the Top 16. Six games were decided by 6 points or less – including four by just 2 points!

November 24, 2011 - Two-time All-Euroleague guard McIntyre retires
Terrell McIntyre, one of the best point guards to grace the courts in Europe over the past few seasons, announced his retirement this week at the age of 34. A painful hip injury that has slowed down his game over the past years was the cause of the injury.

November 24, 2011 - Khimki, Russia to host 2012 Eurocup Finals
Euroleague Basketball has announced that the 2011-12 Eurocup season’s crowning event, the Eurocup Finals, will take place in Russia for the first time ever, as Khimki will host the event on April 14 and 15, 2012. The newest Eurocup champion will be crowned at the 5,000-seat Basketball Center of Moscow Region, the homecourt of Eurocup powerhouse BC Khimki.

November 24, 2011 - Cedevita Zagreb lands Bagaric
Cedevita Zagreb signed veteran center Dalibor Bagaric for the rest of the season. Bagaric (2.15 meters, 31 years old) arrives to Cedevita to provide more experience and power in the paint. He comes from the Spanish League, where he was playing for Blancos de Rueda Valaldolid.

November 23, 2011 - Eurobasket 2013 qualifying round seeds announced
FIBA Europe has announced the seedings for the EuroBasket 2013 and the EuroBasket Women 2013 Qualification Round as well as the 2011 Youth European Championships 2012 Draw, which will take place in Freising, near Munich, Germany on 4th December 2011.

November 23, 2011 - Euroleague Basketball announces Special Olympics games
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that its clubs, players, coaches and referees will again show their dedication and collaboration with intellectual disabled athletes by actively supporting Special Olympics with on-court promotions during 24 games over the next two weeks.

November 23, 2011 - Eurocup Week 2 MVP: J.R. Giddens, PAOK BC
Action kept on going strong in Week 2 of the Eurocup regular season, and so did PAOK BC's J.R. Giddens, who, with an index rating performance of 32, earned MVP of the Week honors, an award to which only players from winning teams are eligible. Giddens scored 22 points including 3 of 3 from the arc, pulled 12 rebounds and had 2 steals for the best individual winning performance of the week.

November 23, 2011 - Deron Williams drops 50, sets new record
In a game-to-remember last night, Deron Williams led his Besiktas club to a win over Gottingen, scoring 50 points! The Eurochallenge game took place in Istanbul and the Turkish home side emerged winners 105-94.

November 22, 2011 - Eurocup regular season, week 2
The 2011-12 Eurocup season has just started, but Game 1 left a lot of highlights and messages that echoed all around the competition. Game 2 promises even more action and drama, as those teams dropped to 0-2 will already be in a very tough situation after a 16-game Tuesday full of big names and big games.

November 22, 2011 - KK Zagreb nets playmaker TJ Ford
KK Zagreb turned overseas to find a veteran playmaker and signed TJ Ford. The move comes several weeks after the club released Diante Garrett. Ford (1.83 meters, 28 years old) comes to Europe for the first time after spending seven seasons in the NBA. He averaged 11.4 points and 5.9 assists over 415 NBA games playing for Milwaukee, Toronto and Indiana.

November 22, 2011 - Partizan mt:s expect tough game in Istanbul
Tomorrow, Wednesday, November 23, Anadolu Efes will host Partizan mt:s Belgrade in game 6 of Turkish Airlines Euroleague. In game 1, at the beginning of Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, Anadolu Efes beat Partizan mt:s in very good match in Belgrade.

November 22, 2011 - Eurocup TV coverage
The second week of the Eurocup regular season features coverage of nine games, including two live events on Eurosport 2: Lukoil Academic vs. Asvel Basket at 17:00 CET and PGE Turow vs. Dexia Mons at 19:00 CET.

November 22, 2011 - FC Barcelona Regal extends Navarro through 2015
FC Barcelona Regal announced Monday that it has agreed to terms with star guard Juan Carlos Navarro on a contract extension through 2015. Navarro (1.91 meters, 31 years old) will appear with club president Sandro Rosell at a press conference Tuesday afternoon to discuss the signing.

November 21, 2011 - Bennet Cantu big man Scekic sidelined
Bennet Cantu big man Marko Scekic will miss several Turkish Airlines Euroleague games with a knee injury. Scekic damaged the anterior cruciate ligament on his right knee during Sunday’s Italian League game.

November 21, 2011 - Israeli League, Regular Season, Game 6
Hapoel Jerusalem handed Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv its first loss of the season in the Israeli League, 64-78, at Nokia Arena on Sunday. The visitors dominated the entire second half as Maccabi fell to 4-1, while Hapoel improved its record to 4-2.

November 21, 2011 - German League, Regular Season, Game 9
Alba Berlin used a brilliant fourth quarter to come from behind and hand defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg its first loss of the season in the German League on Sunday. With the win, Alba improved to 6-2 and climbed within one win of Bamberg, 7-1, in the standings.

November 20, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 8
In an all-Euroleague battle of Adriatic League leaders, Maccabi Electra handed Union Olimpija its first defeat of the season, 67-66, on Saturday night to take a 7-0 record and sole possession of first place.
November 20, 2011 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 5
Panathinaikos was the winner of the Greek League showdown against archival Olympiacos, 74-70, on Sunday at OAKA to remain perfect at 4-0 and share the same record with Kolossos Rhodes, which enjoyed a week 5 bye.

November 20, 2011 - Black and whites winless in Lasko
After a very tough Euroleague win in Milano, Serbian champion was playing an away game in Lasko . Zlatorog managed to use their chances and take the win against the black and whites with a score 72:68 (23:18, 10:12, 14:14, 25:18).

November 20, 2011 - CSKA's Kirilenko suffers broken nose
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague's top-rated player so far this season, forward Andrei Kirilenko of CSKA Moscow, could miss time in the competition after breaking his nose in a domestic game Saturday. Kirilenko didn't move for several seconds after crashing to the floor in a Russian League game while blood flowing from above his eye pooled on the floor.

November 20, 2011 - Caja Laboral bring back Dragic
Caja Laboral has concluded a significant reinforcement by recruiting Goran Dragic until the end of lockout. Although never having played a game for them, Goran Dragic belonged to Caja Laboral in the last two seasons he spent in Europe before joining Phoenix Suns.

November 19, 2011 - What a shame for Partizan mt:s
After tremendous success in Turkish Airlines Euroleague game at Thursday evening, when Partizan mt:s beat EA7 Armani in fantastic game, Black and Whites did such a stupidity and lost from Zlatorog Lasko in Game 8 in ABA Adriatic league.

November 18, 2011 - Week 5 bwin MVP: Andrei Kirilenko, CSKA Moscow
With a brilliant team-oriented performance that set a new standard for efficiency, CSKA Moscow forward Andrei Kirilenko made sure to keep his team undefeated while garnering Week 5 bwin MVP honors. Though Kirilenko, who was also the opening week MVP as well as the winner of the October MVP title, only recorded 3 shot attempts during his 35 minutes on the floor of CSKA’s 77-66 victory, he managed to score, rebound and play defense to the fullest.

November 17, 2011 - Valencia Basket signs former All-Euroleaguer Splitter
Valencia Basket fortified its lineup by signing Tiago Splitter. The three-time All-Euroleague center joins the club immediately and will play in both the Eurocup and Spanish League. Splitter (2.12 meters, 26 years old) spent the vast majority of his career in Spain.

November 16, 2011 - Eurocup Week 1 MVP: Tony Parker, Asvel Basket
A Eurocup debutante managed to soar over all other players in the opening week as Asvel Basket superstar Tony Parker racked up a performance index rating of 40 to become Week 1 MVP. Parker was the main force behind Asvel's first home win over Valencia Basket by scoring 34 points behind 8 of 15 two-point shots, 3 of 4 threes, 9 of 10 free throws, 5 rebounds and 5 assists.

November 15, 2011 - Eurocup celebrates 10th-anniversary season starting Tuesday!
The tipoff on Tuesday of the season-opening game between Spartak and Cedevita in in St. Petersburg, Russia will mean that the Eurocup's 10th-anniversary season has begun, too! Over that decade, thousands of basketball players from 127 different clubs have entertained more than a million fans in 27 countries across the continent.

November 15, 2011 - Nocioni signs at Penarol
Following the players union rejection of the NBA owners last offer, Andres Nocioni has decided to take his talents to his native Argentina, signing for Penarol.

November 15, 2011 - Krka lands Allan Ray
The day before the start of Eurocup competition, Slovenian side KRKA Novo Mesto announced the arrival of guard Allan Ray to fill in for injured Curtis Stinson. Ray (1.88 meters, 27 years old) played in Montegranaro of the Italian League last season where he averaged 10.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.7 steals in over 25 minutes per game.

November 15, 2011 - Gescrap Bizkaia brings in Damir Krupalija
Spanish club Gescrap Bizkaia announced on Monday evening the temporary addition, for 90 days, of veteran forward Damir Krupalija (2.05 meters, 32 years old). Krupalija arrives from Hyeres-Toulon of the French League, where he averaged 10.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists in six appearances this campaign.

November 15, 2011 - Eurosport celebrates Eurocup opening day!
The opening day of the Eurocup’s 10th season on Tuesday will see broadcasting partner Eurosport celebrate the popularity and success of the competition with as many as four live broadcasts in different areas as well as a special rebroadcast of the 2011 Eurocup championship game.

November 14, 2011 - New victory for black and whites
In seventh round in Adriatic league Partizan mt:s played in Siroki Brijeg. Vlade Jovanovic players were in the lead throughout entire match, but we had an interesting finish in which black and whites were better. They scored another win in regional league with the score 77:82 (11:16, 21:16, 13:26, 32:24).

November 14, 2011 - Aris BSA tabs Ronald Davis
Aris BSA 2003 reinforces its backcourt by adding guard Ronald Davis, who will replace Andrian Oliver. Davis (1.90 meters, 29 years old) arrives from San Martin Corrientes, where he averaged 8.8 points, 1.3 boards and 1.5 assists on 8 games of the Argentinian National League.

November 14, 2011 - French League, Regular Season, Game 6
SLUC Nancy remains the only unbeaten team in the French league after routing Paris-Levallois 82-64 on Saturday to improve to 6-0. Chalon needed overtime to beat Le Mans 99-91, while BCM Gravelins-Dunkerque took an away win over Cholet, 66-76, to stay in second place with 5-1 records.

November 14, 2011 - Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 7
Union Olimpija eked out a 78-80victory on the road against Krka to stay atop the Adriatic League standings at 7-0, while Maccabi Electra had an easier time of it against Buducnost, winning 69-81, also on the road, to remain undefeated at 6-0.

November 13, 2011 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 5
Anadolu Efes defeated Galatasaray Medical Park 61-69 in a top-of-the-table clash between Turkish Airlines Euroleague sides in the Turkish League at Abdi Ipekci on Sunday. With the win, Efes joins Besiktas Milangaz as the lone undefeated teams through five games, while Galatasaray slips into a third place tie with Turk Telekom, which improved to 4-1 by hammering defending champion Fenerbahce Ulker 64-83.

November 12, 2011 - Paok's Andriuskevicius, out one month
PAOK big man Martynas Andriuskevicius was diagnosed with an hernia on Friday and he will be sidelined from action for one month, therefore missing the bulk of the Eurocup regular season. The Lithuanian center is currently undergoing treatment.

November 11, 2011 - Valencia forward Claver out 6 weeks
Valencia Basket's star forward and former Eurocup Rising Star award winner Victor Claver will miss the start if the Eurocup season after suffering a leg injury. Claver is expected to be sidelined for six weeks after breaking a bone in his left foot at practice on Wednesday.

November 11, 2011 - Greens' Tsartsaris to miss one month
Panathinaikos forward Kostas Tsartsaris will miss action for one month, due to the injury he suffered on Thursday in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague overtime loss of his team to CSKA Moscow. Tsartsaris got injured on the leg after he played only 48 seconds in the game and was diagnosed with a left knee fracture, which will keep him sidelined until the middle of December.

November 11, 2011 - Spartak locks up Beverley through 2014
Spartak St. Petersburg has made sure to keep its young star guard around for years to come by signing Patrick Beverley to a contract extension. The new deal keeps Beverley with the team through 2014 and includes an option for the 2014-15 season.

November 11, 2011 - Aris adds Euroleague champ Bogris
Aris BSA 2003 added depth on its frontline with the signing of Giorgos Bogris, who arrives from Panathinaikos. Bogris (2.08 meters, 22 years old) was a reserve last season as the Greens won the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Greek League crowns. He totaled six minutes in two Euroleague games last year, which was his second with the club.

November 11, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Week 4
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season Week 4 lived up to – and maybe even surpassed – its lofty expectations as showdowns across Europe delivered premium excitement. Eight games were decided by 5 points or less, six were won by the visitors and when the dust cleared, two teams were standings tall with 4-0 records.

November 11, 2011 - Week 4 bwin MVP: Nicolas Batum, SLUC Nancy
Sluc Nancy Nicolas Batum was at his best again on Thursday with a brilliant all-around performance to lead the French champs to a 90-85 win over previously unbeaten Caja Laboral.

November 10, 2011 - Cibona brings home veteran guard Kus
Cibona Zagreb has a new floor general after signing veteran point guard Davor Kus, who has already played seven seasons for the club. Kus (1.90 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Spanish side Fuenlabrada, for whom he averaged 8.2 points and 2 assists in the Spanish League last season.

November 9, 2011 - Asseco Prokom cuts Gee
Asseco Prokom announced Wednesday that it released forward Alonzo Gee from the club effective immediately. According to a press release from the club, Gee was dropped "as a consequence of breach of obligations specified in contract."

November 9, 2011 - Alonzo Gee texts his way out of Asseco Prokom
Alonzo Gee has walked out of Asseco Prokom via text message, by reportedly telling coach Tomas Pacesas he has headed back to America. Gee left Asseco Prokom due to personal problems, sources in the Polish media are saying he was home sick.

November 8, 2011 - Eurocup tip-off just one week away
The 2011-12 Eurocup season is just around the corner! The new season tips off in just one week on Tuesday, November 15, with 16 fixtures taking place in 13 countries across Europe. This season the 32-team lineup and the players that compose those squads are as deep and as talented as ever, as the opening-night schedule shows.

November 8, 2011 - Le Mans inks Bryant as injury replacement
Le Mans has come to terms with big man Travon Bryant as an injury replacement for center Alain Koffi, the club announced Tuesday. The deal is subject to approval of French League management. Bryant (2.06 meters, 28 years old) has played much of his career in Greece, but enjoyed a strong season in the French League last season when he posted 9.5 points and 5.4 rebounds in 21 games for Pau-Lacq-Orthez.

November 8, 2011 - Satisfying win by black and whites!
Partizan mt:s team won in the 6th round ABA league match against Cibona with a great score 91:67 (16:10, 27:16, 19:18, 29:23). After couple of mistakes on both sides at the beginning of the match, Cakarevic scored a three pointer for the first lead 3:0.

November 8, 2011 - KK Zagreb released Garrett
KK Zagreb announced Monday that it had released reserve point guard Diante Garrett, effective immediately. Garrett, 23, made his professional basketball debut with the Croatian champs. He arrived in Zagreb this summer after four years of college basketball at Iowa State University.

November 7, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group H analysis
Coming off an extraordinary Eurocup debut season, Torin Francis is now ready to lead Alba Berlin under the boards. Francis shined in the 2010-11 Eurocup Last 16 with Panellinios, averaging 15.7 points and 8.2 rebounds in 6 games. An aggressive, versatile player, Francis will be Alba's physical presence in the paint.

November 7, 2011 - Caja Laboral keeps Ribas through 2015
After two seasons together, and despite sharing a contract that lasted two more, Caja Laboral and combo guard Pau Ribas reached an agreement Monday to stay together even longer, through the middle of the decade. Caja Laboral announced a two-year extension to their existing contract, taking it through the end of the 2014-15 season.

November 7, 2011 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 5
Defending champion Montepaschi Siena started the weekend with an 85-52 smackdown of Virtus Roma and finished it in a four-way tie for the Italian League lead with EA7 Emporio Armani Milano, Sidigas Avellino and Cimberio Varese with 4-1 records. Siena already led 48-24 by halftime en route to a blowout in the capital.

November 7, 2011 - French League, Regular Season, Game 5
The trio of Nicolas Batum, Victor Samnick and Pape Philippe Amagou each scored at least 20 points as SLUC Nancy remained undefeated in the French League with a 77-92 road win at Asvel Basket. The visitors led the entire game with a cushion generally in the 7-10 points range.

November 6, 2011 - ABA Adriatic League, Regular Season, Game 6
Union Olimpija cruised past Radnicki to move atop the Adriatic League standings at 6-0, with Maccabi Electra also undefeated at 5-0. Olimpija stayed perfect by topping Radnicki 85-70 in Ljubljana on Saturday.

November 5, 2011 - Week 3 bwin MVP: Jordan Farmar, Maccabi Electra
Jordan Farmar delivered his finest performance to date since joining Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv over the summer to lead the Israeli champs to an 88-82 victory over Real Madrid and earn Week 3 bwin MVP honors.

November 4, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Week 3
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Week 3 promised plenty and started living up to that from the very start. Of Wednesday’s four games, there was one come-from-behind win and two cakewalks as Caja Laboral, CSKA Moscow and Montepaschi Siena remained undefeated and became the first three teams to three wins.

November 4, 2011 - Euroleague Basketball Announce 2012 Nike International Junior Classification Tournaments
The Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament, which crowns the best youth team of the continent each spring, will mark its 10th anniversary at the 2012 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Istanbul, Turkey on the second weekend in May. Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that four preliminary classification tournaments will be held across Europe during the winter – in Rome, L'Hospitalet, Belgrade and, for the first time ever, Kaunas, Lithuania – to determine qualifiers for the finals in Istanbul.

November 4, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group G analysis
Group G features more Euroleague winners than you might expect to see and all of them are eager to add Eurocup crowns to their resumes. Two of them standout for their multiple accomplishments: Spartak guard Yotam Halperin and Cedevita big man Matjaz Smodis.

November 4, 2011 - SLUC Nancy's Linehan sets Euroleague assist mark
SLUC Nancy playmaker John Linehan set a new Euroleague record with 15 assists on Thursday night in Istanbul. The previous record of 14 assists in a game came twice. Linehan broke the record with a pass to Nicolas Batum for a three-pointer with 11 seconds remaining.

November 4, 2011 - Montepaschi, Summers agree to part ways
As announced by the Italian champs on Thursday, Montepaschi Siena and forward DaJuan Summers reached a mutual agreement to terminate their contract. Summers had only played in the first regular season game at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague against Unics Kazan.

November 3, 2011 - BC Donetsk tabs big man Jackson
BC Donetsk shored up its frontline with the signing of Darnell Jackson. The big man has spent the past three seasons in the NBA playing for Cleveland, Milwaukee and Sacramento. Last season Jackson (2.06 meters, 25 years old) averaged 3.2 points in 1.6 rebounds as a reserve for Sacramento.

November 3, 2011 - NBA TV brings more Euroleague broadcasts to North America
Longtime Euroleague Basketball broadcasting partner NBA TV will continue bringing Europe’s premier basketball to North America thanks to a new agreement for the current season. The new deal means that NBA TV will broadcast one game per week to North American viewers, with a choice between the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Game of the Week or exclusive North American rights to a different game.

November 2, 2011 - Aris signs veteran swingman Tsaldaris
Aris signed veteran swingman Dimitris Tsaldaris, who previously played three seasons for the club – including two in the Euroleague. Tsaldaris (1.94 meters, 31 years old) returns to his native Greece after playing for three clubs in Italy over the past two seasons.

November 2, 2011 - Hapoel Jerusalem lands Grunfeld
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem has announced the signing of Dan Grunfeld for two seasons. Grunfeld (27 years old, 1.98 meters) arrives to the Israeli capital city after spending his debut season in Israel with Bnei Hasharon last season.

November 2, 2011 - CEZ Nymburk adds combo-guard Abrams
CEZ Basketball Nymburk bolstered its backcourt with the signing of AJ Abrams. The combo-guard begins his third season in Europe after previously playing in Greece and Italy. Abrams (180 meters, 25 years old) is an elite shooter who finished his college basketball career at the University of Texas among the all-time leaders in three-pointers.

November 2, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group F analysis
An efficient center in his fourth Eurocup season, JP Batista is Le Mans' main reference in the paint. His solid post skills, effective mid-range jumpers and team-oriented attitude helps Le Mans in many ways. Batista reached the Eurocup final with L. Rytas in 2007 and has the chance to face his former team in this year's Eurocup regular season.

November 2, 2011 - Eurocup Regular Season, Group E analysis
A young veteran at age 26, Keith Simmons enters his third season with Banvit with the chance to face one of his former teams, Fraport Skyliners. Athletic, intense and ready, Simmons is a good defensive player that reads passing lines very well.

November 1, 2011 - Olympiacos big man Howard out three weeks
Olympiacos big man Matt Howard suffered a foot injury in the Greek League over the weekend and is expected to miss three weeks of action. The 22-year is expected to undergo a minor surgical procedure to speed up his recovery.

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