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  News archive November 2012


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November 30, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Real Madrid 77 - 61 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
Real Madrid used a huge fourth quarter to down Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 77-61 in the Spanish capital on Friday night. The win keeps Madrid in first place in Group A with a 6-2 record, while Fenerbahce drops to 4-4 and fourth place. Read more here.

November 30, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Montepaschi Siena 91 - 72 Unicaja Malaga
After having started the season with three consecutive defeats, Montepaschi Siena roared into the Top 16 with a fifth consecutive victory, socking it to visiting Unicaja Malaga 91-72 in Group B on Friday. Siena raised its record to 5-3 to hold third place in the group. Read more here.

November 30, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Besiktas JK 48 - 78 FC Barcelona Regal
FC Barcelona Regal remained undefeated in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague with a dominating 48-78 victory at Besiktas JK Istanbul in Group D action. Barcelona used a 16-0 run spanning the second and third quarters to pull away and improve to 8-0. Read more here.

November 30, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Zalgiris Kaunas 63 - 77 Olympiacos Piraeus
Olympiacos BC Piraeus took the battle atop Group C by downing Zalgiris Kaunas 63-77 on the road on Friday. Both teams now have 6-2 records, though Zalgiris remains ahead of the Reds on a tiebreaker, because they won the first game between the two by 18 points. Read more here.

November 30, 2012 - Rubio cleared for full-contact practice
Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio has been cleared to participate in 'full-contact' practices after a thumbs-up from team doctors. Rubio tore his ACL after a collision with Los Angeles Lakers' guard Kobe Bryant during their match on March 9. Read more here.

November 30, 2012 - EuroLeague Women Week 6 Review
We wait five weeks for some bona-fide incidences of EuroLeague Women history to be made, and then, a bit like waiting eagerly for an overdue bus to arrive, two suddenly come along at once. Read more here.

November 30, 2012 - Eurocup Women, All Last 16 tickets snapped up
The last three remaining Eighth-Finals places were all taken on Thursday night as the curtain fell on the EuroCup Women Regular Season. And, it certainly proved to be a tension-filled evening in Group E, where Kristina Alikina was the toast of Minsk. Read more here.

November 30, 2012 - Zadar with a new guard
Few days after a defeat against MZT Skopje Aerodrom Zadar announced the arrival of a new player, the 23-year-old American guard Jordan Burgason. Burgason (190 cm) is coming from University Lipscomb Bisons, where he was playing between 2008 and 2012. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Caja Laboral 64 - 62 EA7 Emporio Armani
Caja Laboral rallied from a 17-point deficit to pull out a 64-62 win over EA7 Emporio Armani Milan and stay alive in the hunt for the Top 16. Laboral now moves into a share of fifth place in Group C with Cedevita Zagreb with a 2-6 record. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Partizan mt:s Belgrade 75 - 74 Lietuvos Rytas
Partizan mt:s Belgrade improved its chances to reach the Top 16 in Group D by edging Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 75-74 in from of over 7,000 fans in the Serbian capital on Thursday. Partizan improved to 2-6 in Group D and is now tied for fourth place with Brose Baskets. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Panathinaikos Athens 80 - 72 Union Olimpija
Panathinaikos Athens qualified for the Top 16 for the 12th consecutive season after downing Union Olimpija 80-72 in O.A.K.A arena on Thursday night. Panathinaikos now holds a 5-3 record for a second place tie in Group A, while the loss eliminates Olimpija, which fell to 2-6. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Brose Baskets 89 - 97 CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow stayed in the running for first place in Group D by fighting off a gritty Brose Baskets Bamberg 89-97 in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague on Thursday. Dionte Christmas nailed 6 three-pointers in scoring a team-high 21 points for Moscow, which improved to 7-1. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 78 - 73 Elan Chalon
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv booked its place in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 with a hard-fought 78-73 victory over Elan Chalon on Thursday night at Nokia Arena. The Israeli champs ended a two-game losing streak. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Alba Berlin 67 - 64 Asseco Prokom Gdynia
Alba Berlin took care of business and all but sealed a Top 16 berth with a 67-64 victory over Asseco Prokom Gdynia at o2 World in the German capital. In fact Alba could still advance to the next stage if Maccabi Electra beats Elan Chalon in Tel Aviv later in the evening. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, Cedevita Zagreb 73 - 81 Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Anadolu Efes Istanbul advanced to the Top 16 from Group C by edging Cedevita Zagreb 73-81 in the Croatian capital on Thursday. Efes improved to 5-3 and secured a Top 16 berth along with Olympiacos Piraeus, which qualified a day before it faces Zalgiris Kaunas. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 8, BC Khimki MR 77 - 53 Mapooro Cantu
BC Khimki Moscow Region is on the verge of qualifying to the Top 16 after a comfortable 77-53 win over Mapooro Cantu. With this victory, Khimki moved into second place in Group A with a 5-3 record and needs one win or a Union Olimpija loss to secure a place in the next round. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Eurocup Regular Season Week 4 MVP: Chuck Davis, Banvit BK Bandirma
A great performance in a come-from-behind win has allowed Chuck Davis of Banvit BK Bandirma to become the Eurocup regular season Week 4 MVP with a performance index ranking of 36 - the highest among all winning players this week. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Chalon releases Lauvergne, who signs with Valencia
Elan Chalon released young big man Joffrey Lauvergne on Wednesday and the player promptly signed with Eurocup power Valencia Basket. Lauvergne averaged 6.6 points and 3.6 rebounds over 15 minutes in seven Turkish Airlines Euroleague games. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Week 8
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague reaches pivotal Week 8 facing plenty of interesting scenarios. Some teams can become group champions, some others can access the Top 16 and others still can run out of chances to keep fighting for the next round. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Fener Hang On Against Good Angels Rally
A late rally from Good Angels Kosice fell agonisingly short as they went down 93-91 on the road to Fenerbahce in Group B EuroLeague Women action. Good Angels finished on an 8-1 run to make the hosts sweat but Helena Sverrisdottir's late heave missed on the buzzer. Read more here.

November 29, 2012 - Targoviste make it three-in-a-row
The fairytale continued for Municipal Targoviste as they collected their third straight EuroLeague Women win, holding off Arras for a 72-64 victory in Group B. Things got nervy at the finish as a 14-point lead shrank to just two with two minutes left on the clock. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Sardegna Sassari  vs. Crvena Zvezda Diva
Crvena Zvezda Diva Belgrade punched its ticket to the Last 16 in thrilling fashion with a 94-97 road win over Banco di Sardegna Sassari on Wednesday night. The visitors remained unbeaten in Group H, while Sassari dropped to 1-3. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, Le Mans Sarthe Basket 88 - 51 Artland Dragons
Le Mans took a crucial 88-51 victory over Artland Dragons to raise its record to 2-2 in Group C. The hosts also claimed the potential tiebreaker between the teams. Le Mans used a 14-2 run late in the second quarter for a 43-28 advantage. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, KK Buducnost VOLI 59 - 55 Belgacom Spirou
KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica prevailed over visiting Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 59-55, taking a big step towards securing its place in Last 16. The win gives Buducnost a 3-1 record and a sole possession of second place in Group B, while Charleroi dropped to 0-4. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, Gescrap Bilbao Basket 82 - 60 Lukoil Academic
Gescrap Bilbao Basket cruised into the Last 16 with a convincing 82-60 victory over Lukoil Academic Academic. The men in black remained undefeated and made sure their Eurocup campaign will continue well into 2013 with the victory. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, Ratiopharm Ulm 74 - 77 Spartak St. Petersburg
In an exciting showdown that went down to the wire, Spartak St. Peterburg became the first team to make it to the Last 16 in Group G by edging Ratiopharm Ulm 74-77 in Germany on Wednesday. Spartak stayed undefeated and improved to 4-0. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, Cholet Basket 79 - 59 KK Cibona Zagreb
Cholet Basket improved to 2-2 in Group G by thrashing KK Cibona Zagreb 79-59 at home on Wednesday. Cholet improved to 2-2 and ties with Ratiopharm Ulm for second place in Group G, two wins behind undefeated leader Spartak St. Petersburg. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, s.Oliver Baskets 89 - 82 Valencia Basket
Jimmy McKinney scored 14 of his game-high 21 points in the fourth quarter as s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg downed Valencia Basket 89-82 to ruin the visitors’ perfect record. Wurzburg is now at 2-2 in third place of Group D, while Valencia drops to 3-1 record. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, CEZ Basketball Nymburk 90 - 66 BC Prienai
CEZ Nymburk took sole possession of first place in Group A with a 90-66 victory over BC Prienai as both Petr Benda and Vojtech Hruban scored 20 points for the winners. Milan Pavkovic nailed 5 three-pointers for 15 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 7 assists. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, GS Medical Park 76 - 52 PBC Lokomotiv Kuban
Galatasaray Medical Park easily beat PBC Lokomotiv Kuban 76-42 in Group E, but Kuban remained in first place in the group. Both teams are 3-1 in the group but Galatasaray’s 24-point win could not overtake Kuban’s 25-point victory between these teams last week in Russia. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, Stelmet Zielona Gora 85 - 61 Telenet Oostende
Stelmet Zielona Gora brushed aside Telenet Oostende 85-61 on Wednesday evening in Poland, exacting revenge for its loss last week against the Belgian champ. A huge improvement on shooting was the key for the host's success, on an off night for Oostende. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, Trefl Sopot 77 - 67 BC Donetsk
Trefl Sopot registered its first-ever Eurocup win by rallying from a 19-point deficit to top BC Donetsk 77-67 in Group E in Ergo Arena, Poland on Wednesday. Both teams are tied at 1-3 in Group E but Sopot is third and Donetsk fourth due to its tie-break advantage. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, BC Budivelnik Kiev 84 - 77 Hapoel Migdal
BC Budivelnik Kiev improved to 2-2 in difficult Group A by edging Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 84-77 at home on Wednesday. Budivelnik will tie for second place in Group A at the end of this round and Hapoel will be fourth at 1-3. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, Unics Kazan 82 - 73 Panionios BC Athens
Unics Kazan cruised to 82-73 win over Panionios BC Athens on Wednesday to remain unbeaten and atop Group F standings. Panionios dropped to 0-4 with two games remaining. Unics never trailed after it opened the first quarter with a 12-2 run and scored 14 unanswered points. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4,
BC Azovmash Mariupol 88 - 95 Banvit BK
When it looked like it was a done deal, three straight triples out of the blue by Kalin Lucas in the last period, put BK Banvit Bandirma in the game again and, after surviving overtime, the Turkish team finally defeated BC Azovmash Mariupol in Ukraine by 88-95 on Wednesday. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Valencia gets Lauvergne on short-term deal
On the heels of an injury to big man Serhiy Lishchuk, Valencia Basket reinforced its frontline by signing Joffrey Lauvergne to a one-month contract. Lauvergne (2.11 meters, 21 years old) arrives from Elan Chalon. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, BC Triumph Lyubertsy 82 - 77 VEF Riga
BC Triumph Lyubertsy became the first Last 16 team on Wednesday night by defaeting VEF Riga at home, 82-77. The win allows Triumph to improve to a 4-0 record to stay perfect in Group C, while VEF dropped to 1-3 but still has options to advance. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Cibona brings elite prospect Saric aboard
Cibona Zagreb ended the drawn out saga over where top prospect Dario Saric will continue his career by signing him to a four-year contract on Wednesday. Saric (2.07 meters, 18 years old) has not played yet this season. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Asseco Prokom, Robinson part ways
As confirmed by the club on Wednesday morning, Asseco Prokom Gdynia and forward Frank Robinson reached a mutual agreement to terminate their contract. Robinson, who arrived to the Polish club this past summer. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Dijon claim first win in thriller
JDA Dijon and Gaz Metan Medias served up another thriller as the hosts hung on 83-79 at the finish to stay alive in Group D of the EuroChallenge. Dijon began the night winless while the Romanians arrived with a 3-0 record. Read more here.

November 28, 2012 - Tartu dig deep for crucial win
Tartu Rock registered a big win over Khimik to stay alive in Group D of the EuroChallenge thanks to a huge second half effort. The hosts had trailed 47-41 at the break, but outscored the visitors from Ukraine 53-30 in the second half to get the result they needed. Read more here.

November 27, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 4, Cajasol Seville 84 - 78 Orleans Loiret Basket
Cajasol Sevilla improved to 2-2 in Group H by edging Orleans Loiret Basket 84-78 at home on Tuesday. Cajasol can qualify to the Last 16 next week if Crvena Zvezda Diva Belgrade beats Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari tomorrow. Read more here.

November 27, 2012 - Pesic takes over at Bayern Munich
Svetislav Pesic has been announced as the new head coach of FC Bayern Munich, the club announced in a press conference on Tuesday. Pesic is taking over from Yannis Christopoulos, who was handed the reins at the beginning of the season. Read more here.

November 27, 2012 - Azovmash Mariupol makes coaching change
In advance of a do-or-die home game to stay in the Last 16 race, Azovmash Mariupol of Ukraine changed head coaches. Aleksandar Kesar has left the team, replaced by Sergiy Zavalin for Azovmash's home challenge against Banvit BK Bandirma on Wednesday. Read more here.

November 27, 2012 - Week 4 brings first Last 16 opportunities
The second half of the 2012-13 Eurocup Regular season comes your way with Week 4 action that includes the possibility of seeing several teams become the first to qualify to the Last 16. A single Tuesday game features Cajasol Seville hosting Orleans Loiret at 20:30 CET. Read more here.

November 27, 2012 - Czech League, Regular Season, Game 13
CEZ Nymburk remain unbeaten after winning its twelfth consecutive game in the Czech League, 67-94 on the road with BC Kolin. Five players scored in double figure led by 15 points nailed by Jiri Welsch. Read more here.

November 27, 2012 - French League, Regular Season, Game 8
With the clash between the league leading Le Mans and second place Elan Chalon being played on Monday, Cholet, Paris-Levallois and Gravelines-Dunkerque took the spotlight climbing into the third-place tie of the French League standings. Read more here.

November 27, 2012 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 9
Cimberio Varese is still unbeaten atop the Italian League table after rolling to a 91-78 home win over Trenkwalder Reggio Emilia. Early in the last quarter, Varese led by just 69-64, but reached the double-digit margin with Ebi Ere’s three-pointer. Read more here.

November 27, 2012 - Lithuanian League, Regular Season, Game 7
Defending champion Zalgiris Kaunas came from behind to win the first super classic of the Lithuanian League 79-90 over Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius on Monday in the Lithuanian capital. Read more here.

November 26, 2012 - Cedevita Zagreb brings back Aleksandar Petrovic to the bench
With the biggest games in its history coming up in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Cedevita Zagreb has turned to former coach Aleksandar "Aco" Petrovic to head its bench once again, the club announced Monday. Read more here.

November 26, 2012 - Valencia Basket's Lishchuk to miss rest of regular season
Valencia basket's big man Serhiy Lishchuk will be sidelined for, at least, the three following weeks, the club announced Monday. Lishchuk suffered an injury on his right tendon in the last Spanish League game against FC Barcelona Regal. Read more here.

November 26, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 10
In a clash between two Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams, Partizan mt:s Belgrade pulled out tough 58-55 win over Cedevita Zagreb to remain in the first-place tie of the Adriatic League standings. Visitors led for most of the game, but never more than 6 points. Read more here.

November 26, 2012 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 9
Turkish Airlines Eurleague team Asseco Prokom and a Eurocup representative Stelmet Zielona Gora made up ground in the Polish League standings as league-leaders lost in Game 9. Prokom rallied from a 16-points second quarter deficit to defeat Jezioro Tarnobrzeg. Read more here.

November 26, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 7
The defending champions Olympiacos Piraeus remained unbeaten atop of the Greek League standings with a perfect 7-0 record after a win at Kolossos 72-88. An early 2-11 run capped with Spanoulis three-pointer gave Olympiacos 12-21 advantage. Read more here.

November 26, 2012 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 7
With Beskitas JK Istanbul scheduled to play on Monday, all other Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup representatives picked up victories in Game 7 of the Turkish League. Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul and Galatasaray Medical Park recorded comfortable home wins. Read more here.

November 25, 2012 - Lakers start hot, roll past Mavericks, 115-89
The Los Angeles Lakers have scoring beyond Kobe Bryant in Mike D'Antoni's offense. Not so much for the Dallas Mavericks when O.J. Mayo is a bit off, at least until Dirk Nowitzki gets back. Read more here.

November 25, 2012 - Heat escape Cavs with late rally, 110-108
Down by seven points with less than 2 minutes left, LeBron James' current team was in big trouble against his former team. That is, until the Miami Heat saved their very best for the very end. Read more here.

November 25, 2012 - Igokea back in winning rhythm
Igokea came back into a good rhythm. The victory against Szolnoki Olaj is its second in a row after two previous defeats and is currently the leading team. Read more here.

November 25, 2012 - BC Cibona confirmed the departure of its coach
Veljko Mrsic is another coach in ABA League, who left the club after another defeat, this time against Crvena zvezda DIVA. There was a big disappointment after another loss in BC Cibona, which led the coach Veljko Mrsic to offer his resignation to the club's management. Read more here.

November 24, 2012 - Euroleague co-MVPs for Week 7: Rudy Fernandez of
Real Madrid and Ante Tomic of FC Barcelona Regal
Two players whose home teams faced close halftime scores - Ante Tomic of FC Barcelona Regal and Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid - came out of the locker rooms to show the way to big victories and share the bwin MVP award with the best performances on winning teams in Week 7. Read more here.


November 24, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 10 preview
Game 10 in ABA Adriatic league coming today with even five games today and two games tomorrow. As usual, it is expected that we will see a lot of excitements and good games as well. Action starts at 17.00 CET as Szolnoki Olaj will host Igokea. Read more here.

November 24, 2012 - 15 years on and Navarro still wants more
Barcelona's Juan Carlos Navarro has stated that he has more playing days ahead of him, 15 years since he started his professional career. The 2011 Eurobasket MVP hit 24 points in his side's 90-66 Euroleague win over Lietuvos Rytas. Read more here.

November 24, 2012 - Fernandez not burdened by legacy
19-year-old Spanish international Jaime Fernandez has gradually carved out a spot on the Asefa Estudiantes roster. The historical Madrid club are currently in fifth place in the Liga Endesa with a 5-3 record, with the young point guard averaging 12 minutes, contributing 5.2 points. Read more here.

November 24, 2012 - Ponitka has faith in Poland
Ask any youth team coach in Europe to list the most exciting talents under 20 years of age and the name of Mateusz Ponitka will come up with great frequency. Read more here.

November 23, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, Montepaschi Siena 89 - 87 Maccabi Electra
Montepaschi Siena extended its Turkish Airlines winning streak to four games in beating Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 89-87 at home in a thrilling showdown in Group B. Bobby Brown scored 16 points and dished 6 assist, but Daniel Hackett and Tomas Ress were the heroes late. Read more here.

November 23, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, Real Madrid 104 - 81 BC Khimki MR
Avenging a close loss from one month ago, Real Madrid took over exclusive possession of first place in Group A and put one foot in the Top 16 by overwhelming Khimki Moscow Region 104-81 before a happy crowd in the Spanish capital on Friday. Read more here.

November 23, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, Mapooro Cantu 69 - 71 Panathinaikos Athens
Michael Bramos sank 7 three-pointers, including three in the final four minutes to lift Panathinaikos Athens to a thrilling 69-71 win over Mapooro Cantu in Desio, Italy on Friday night. The victory means Panathinaikos is now 4-3 and tied for second place tie in Group A standings. Read more here.

November 23, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, Besiktas JK Istanbul 83 - 72 Brose Baskets
Besiktas JK Istanbul moved within one win of a Top 16 berth after routing Brose Baskets Bamberg 83-72 on Friday at Abdi Ipekci Arena. The victory lifted the Turkish champs to 4-3 in Group D, while Bamberg slipped to 2-5. Read more here.

November 23, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, Zalgiris Kaunas 82 - 45 Caja Laboral Vitoria
Zalgiris Kaunas became the first team to make it to the Top 16 from Group C by trouncing Caja Laboral Vitoria 82-45 in front of a sell-out crowd of 15,310 fans at Zalgirio Arena on Friday. Zalgiris improved to 6-1 and remains atop the group. Read more here.

November 23, 2012 - CSKA Moscow, Nicholas part ways
CSKA Moscow and shooting guard Drew Nicholas have reached an agreement to terminate his contract by mutual agreement. Nicholas arrived to CSKA last summer, inking a one-year deal with an option to extend it until the end of the 2013-14 season. Read more here.

November 23, 2012 - Tina Charles wins Week 5 MVP honours
A great team effort brought Wisla Can-Pack Krakow their first win in EuroLeague Women Group A on Wednesday night. It was Tina Charles, however, to take the limelight. Read more here.

November 23, 2012 - An unexpected destination for Dorsey
Joey Dorsey agrees to terms with the Turkish side Gaziantep BSB. If you were expecting Dorsey to leave Olympiacos for a bigger club like every basketball fan in Europe, then you were clearly wrong. Read more here.

November 23, 2012 - Glee for Gyor as they take down Tarsus
A terrific team performance by Uni Gyor was the foundation for their third victory of the season in EuroLeague Women as they claimed an 81-72 home-floor success in Group A against the still winless Tarsus Belediye. Read more here.

November 23, 2012 - Fantastic fifth straight win for Gala
Galatsaray protected their unbeaten status in EuroLeague Women Group C after grabbing their fifth consecutive win of the campaign with a convincing 79-69 success at Perfumerias Avenida. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, FC Barcelona Regal 90 - 66 Lietuvos Rytas
In a very special night at Palau Blaugrana, FC Barcelona Regal stayed undefeated in Group D by downing Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 90-66 on Thursday. Barcelona remains the only undefeated team in the competition at 7-0, while L. Rytas dropped to 1-6. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, EA7 Emporio Armani 75 - 60 Cedevita Zagreb
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan registered a 75-60 win over Cedetiva Zagreb on Thursday night to stay on pace to reach the Top 16. Armani improved to 3-4 and sits in fourth place in Group C. A third quarter in which Milan outscored Cedevita 25-9 proved to be the turning point. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, Olympiacos Piraeus 75 - 53 Anadolu Efes
Olympiacos Piraeus used a great defensive effort to take a huge step towards a place in the Top 16 with a 75-53 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Thursday night. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, Unicaja Malaga 63 - 48 Asseco Prokom Gdynia
Unicaja Malaga booked a spot in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 with a superb defensive effort in a 63-48 victory at home over Asseco Prokom Gdynia in Group B. Malaga improved to 6-1 with its sixth straight win – paced by 12 points from Kosta Perovic. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone 82 - 87 Alba Berlin
Alba Berlin held on in a thrilling final minute to capture a valuable 82-87 road win over Elan Chalon at Le Colisee on Thursday evening. The win snapped Berlin’s four game losing streak and improved its record to 3-3. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, Fenerbahce Ulker 85 - 68 Union Olimpija
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul cruised to 85-68 win over Union Olimpija Ljubljana, taking an important step towards securing a Top 16 spot. Fenerbahce now hold 4-3 record, which puts it into a tie for second place in Group A, while Olimpija drops to 2-5. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 7, CSKA Moscow 78 - 61 Partizan mt:s Belgrade
CSKA Moscow became the second team to reach the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 from Group D by downing Partizan mt:s Belgrade 78-61 in the Russian capital on Thursday. CSKA improved to 6-1 and earned the right to keep fighting for Euroleague glory. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four London tickets on sale
Euroleague Basketball has announced that tickets for the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four London will go on sale to the public on Friday, November 30 at 10:00 CET (09:00 GMT). Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Brown earns EuroChallenge Week 3 MVP honours
Brandon Brown delivered a solid performance on Tuesday to help Pizza Express Apollon survive a nail-biting clash with BCM Gravelines Dunkerque and claim their first win in the EuroChallenge Regular Season. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Diener sets new Eurocup assists record
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari guard Travis Diener set a new Eurocup single-game assists record Wednesday with 15 against Crvena Zvezda Diva at Hala Pionir in Belgrade. Crvena Zvezda won the high-scoring affair 116-104. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Eurocup Regular Season game 3 MVP: Tywain McKee, BC Triumph
For the second consecutive week, not only did Tywain Mckee lead BC Triumph Lyubertsy to a big Eurocup win, but he also managed to record the best individual performance in the competition. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Euroleague Regular season, Game 7: decision time!
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season enters Game 7 with one team already qualified to the Top 16 - still-undefeated FC Barcelona Regal in Group D - and the other 23 squads retaining their chances alive to reach the next round. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Two in a row for Municipal Targoviste
Having had to wait since the nineties for their previous EuroLeague Women win, this time Municipal Targoviste left a mere seven days between victories after they emerged 87-82 winners of their Group B match-up at UE Sopron. Read more here.

November 22, 2012 - Holon win after impressive second half
Hapoel Unet Holon went on a massive 33-3 run spanning the third and fourth quarters for a come-from-behind 88-64 victory at home over Antwerp Giants in Group H action in the EuroChallenge. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Crvena Zvezda Diva Belgrade 116 - 104 Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari
Crvena Zvezda Diva Belgrade came out on top against Dinamo Banca di Sardegna Sassari 116-104 in an offensive showdown in packed Pionir arena on Wednesday, which also featured a pair of Eurocup records. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Telenet Oostende 80 - 74 Stelmet Zielona Gora
Telenet Oostende downed Stelemet Zielona Gora 80-74 to raise its record to 2-1 and stay in second place in Group F. Matt Lojeski paced Oostende with 21 points on a perfect 3 for 3 from downtown, 6 for 6 from the foul line and 8 rebounds. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Artland Dragons 76 - 71 Le Mans Sarthe Basket
Artland Dragons rallied back in the second half to pick up their first Eurocup win of the season by downing Le Mans Sarthe Basket 76-71. The victory means both Artland and Le Mans hold a 1-2 record and together with VEF Riga share second place in Group C. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, VEF Riga 84 - 91 BC Triumph Lyubertsy
BC Triumph Lyubertsy remained undefeated in Group C with a 91-84 victory at VEF Riga thanks to 32 points from Tywain McKee. Lyubertsy improved to 3-0 as McKee also collected 6 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals for a 42 ranking index. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 81 - 67 BC Budivelnik
Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem picked up its first victory of the Eurocup by beating BC Budivelnik Kiev 81-67. Jerusalem was paced by Craig Smith’s 18 points while Josh Duncan scored 17, Raviv Limonad had 13 and Jacob Pullen chipped in 10 points for the hosts. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, BC Prienai 84 - 66 CEZ Basketball Nymburk
BC Prienai remained unbeaten at home and moved into a tie for first place in Group A with an 84-66 victory over CEZ Basketball Nymburk. Prienai took charge early with a 9-0 run, led by double digits midway through the opening quarter and never looked back. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Panionios BC Athens 72 - 92 Unics Kazan
Unics Kazan confirmed its status as the team to beat in Group F by downing Panionios BC Athens 72-92 in the Greek capital on Wednesday. Unics improved to 3-0 to stay atop the standings while Panionios dropped to 0-3. Chuck Eidson paced the winners with 22 points. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, BC Donetsk 92 - 87 Trefl Sopot
In arguably one of the best games in the 2012-13 Eurocup, BC Donetsk registered its first win in difficult Group E by edging Trefl Sopot 92-87 in overtime on Wednesday. Donetsk improved to 1-2 and Sopot dropped to 0-3. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Banvit BK Bandirma 97 - 81 BC Azovmash
Banvit BK Bandirma improved its chances to reach the Last 16 in Group D by downing BC Azovmash Mariupol 97-81 at home on Wednesday. Banvit is now second in Group D with a 2-1 record and Azovmash third at 1-3. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Lokomotiv Kuban 91 - 66 GS Medical Park
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar crushed Galatasaray Medical Park 91-66 on Wednesday to take over first place in Group E with a perfect 3-0 record. Galatasaray dropped to 2-1 and sits in second place. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Lukoil Academic Sofia 64 - 85 Gescrap Bilbao
Gescrap Bilbao Basket ended the first leg of the Regular Season on a high note on Wednesday night thanks to a 64-85 road win at Lukoil Academic Sofia. The win leaves Gescrap undefeated with a 3-0 record for sole possession of Group B leadership, while Lukoil drops to 1-2. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Spartak SPB 89 - 71 Ratiopharm Ulm
Spartak St. Petersburg took sole possession of first place in Group G with an 89-71 victory at home over Ratiopharm Ulm, which suffered its first loss of the campaign. Spartak’s Josh Carter nailed 6 three-pointers in leading all players with 24 points. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Eurocup Regular season, Week 3
The last 13 games of the first leg of the Regular Season will be heppening throughout the afternoon into the night. Action starts at 16:00 CET with Spartak SPB vs. ratiopharm Ulm and ends with two games tipping off at 20:30 CET. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Euroleague seeks competitive team in United Kingdom
Euroleague Final Four next May which will take place in London for the first time in history could become a stepping stone for Euroleague to enter United Kingdom's market for good. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - NCAA player drops 138
In an astonighing record setting game of NCAA Division III, Grinnell guard Jack Taylor scored a whooping 138 points to lead his team to a 179-104 victory over Faith Baptist Bible. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Tofas triumphant in Overtime Classic
On a night of drama in the EuroChallenge, Tofas Bursa continued the exciting trend with a riveting 82-79 overtime success against a crestfallen KRKA Novo Mesto in Group A. Read more here.

November 21, 2012 - Three in a row for crunch time Kings
If there's one thing Gaz Metan Medias knows, it's how to win in crunch time as the Romanian club won a third consecutive thriller in EuroChallenge Group D with an absorbing 88-86 success against Khimik. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Belgacom Spirou 53 - 66 KK Buducnost VOLI
Impressive defense on the road lifted Buducnost Voli Podgoria to its first road win of the season, 53-66 over Belgacom Spirou Charleroi on Tuesday in Group B of the Eurocup Regular Season. Buducnost raised its record to 2-1. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, Valencia Basket 97 - 64 s.Oliver Baskets
Valencia Basket of Spain eased into the halfway point of the Eurocup Regular Season with a perfect record thanks to an impressive 97-64 over s.Oliver Baskets Wurzburg of Germany on Tuesday. Valencia is now 3-0 and on the brink of qualifying to the Last 16. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Maljkovic shocks Cedevita by resigning
After leading Cedevita Zagreb to its first Turkish Airlines Euroleague victories ever in each of the last two weeks, legend Bozidar Majlkovic unexpectedly resigned as head coach on Tuesday, citing personal reasons, the club confirmed in a press conference this afternoon. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 3, KK Cibona Zagreb 90 - 95 Cholet Basket
Cholet Basket of France got its first win of the Eurocup season the hard way, going on the road to defeat KK Cibona by 90-95 in Zagreb, Croatia on Tuesday, thereby rejoining the Last 16 race in Group G. Cholet is now 1-2. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - ECA Assembly meets in Barcelona
Members of the Euroleague Commercial Assets Assembly met on Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain to review the previous season's results and to discuss the current season's activities and objectives. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Crvena zvezda keeps marching
Crvena zvezda keeps marching through ABA League lately and achieved another success on Sunday with a victory against Krka. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Cibona signed Andersen
Cibona filled its outside line by signing the Canadian guard Jermaine Andersen, who already had a good season in Podgorica in 2011/12. Andersen, who is member of the Canadian national team, is returning to the Croatian capital after two years. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Eurocup regular season, Week 3: everything still open!
The Eurocup regular season reaches its halfway mark this week, which makes it a perfect good moment to see where everybody stands in what surely is a tight race to stay alive in the competition. Going in, all 32 teams face Week 3 with high hopes and ambitions. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Caja Laboral finds new coach in Tabak
Caja Laboral reached an agreement with head coach Zan Tabak to work together for the remainder of the season, the club announced Monday night. Tabak, age 42, arrives from Trefl Sopot, which he had joined this summer. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Alba Berlin brings back Byars
Locked in a Group B battle for survival, Alba Berlin on Tuesday announced the return of forward Derrick Byars to the team he helped reach the Eurocup title game in 2010. Byars (2.01 meters, 28 years old) last played with San Antonio of the NBA briefly in the spring. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Panionios releases coach Skourtopoulos
Panionios BC Athens reached an agreement with head coach Athanasios Skourtopoulos to terminate his contract, the club announced Monday. Panionios promoted Nikos Ekomonou as interim coach while finding a replacement. Read more here.

November 20, 2012 - Trefl Sopot, coach Tabak part ways
Trefl Sopot announced Monday night that head coach Zan Tabak has left the club to join Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouse Caja Laboral. Tabak, age 42, had joined Trefl this summer and helped the team win the Polish Supercup and lead the Polish League with a 6-2 record. Read more here.

November 19, 2012 - Cibona beefs up backcourt with Anderson
Cibona Zagreb reinforced its backcourt with the signing of Jermaine Anderson. Last season Anderson (29 years old, 1.89 meters) helped KK Buducnost Voli Podgorica reach the Eurocup quarterfinals, where it lost to Valencia Basket. Read more here.

November 19, 2012 - VTB Arena becomes partner of Euroleague Basketball's Game of the Week
Euroleague Basketball and VTB Arena have announced a bilateral partnership agreement of cooperation to further develop basketball in Russia and present the VTB Arena project at an international level. Read more here.

November 19, 2012 - Caja Laboral fires head coach Dusko Ivanovic
Caja Laboral of Spain on Sunday fired head coach Dusko Ivanovic, who had occupied its bench for most of the century and led the club to a pair of Euroleague title games and its first Final Four. Ivanovic, 55 years old, was let go after a Spanish League home loss on Sunday. Read more here.

November 18, 2012 - Rondo has 20 assists, Celtics beat Raptors 107-89
Rajon Rondo made up for lost time in a big way for the Boston Celtics after missing a game because of a sprained right ankle. Rondo had 20 assists for the second time this season and added six points to help the Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 107-89 on Saturday. Read more here.

November 18, 2012 - Jazz drop Wizards to 0-8 with 83-76 victory
The Washington Wizards had the perfect opportunity for a first victory, facing a struggling and tired Utah Jazz team ready to go home after nearly a week on the road. Read more here.

November 17, 2012 - Split lost Mimica in a victory against Cibona
Split's second best player sustained an injury and will be sidelined for about a month. In Game 9 in ABA Adriatic league, Split topped Cibona 72-62 and improved to 4-5 score, since Cibona dropped to 4-5 score. Read more here.

November 17, 2012 - Regular Season Week 6 bwin MVP: Sasha Vujacic, Anadolu Efes Istanbul
A stellar performance in a winning effort has made Sasha Vujacic of Anadolu Efes Istanbul the Euroleague regular season Week 6 bwin MVP. Vujacic used a dominant second-half to achieve a career-high 29 points and a performance index ranking of 31. Read more here.

November 17, 2012 - Rubio 'Listens To His Knee'
Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio tore his ACL in March after knocking into Kobe Bryant in a Minnesota Timberwolves game at home against the Los Angeles Lakers. He had started his rookie NBA season in great form, averaging 10.6 points, 8.2 assists up until that point. Read more here.

November 17, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 9 preview
Game 9 in ABA Adriatic league will start today with four games on schedule. Get ready for more excitements and good games. At 16.30 CET, Croatian derby as Split will host Cibona. After eight played games in this season, Split have score of 3 wins and 5 losses. Read more here.

November 16, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Caja Laboral 72 - 89 Olympiacos Piraeus
Olympiacos Piraeus pounded Caja Laboral 72-89 at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain, on Friday night for the champs’ second straight road win. The Reds improved to 4-2 and joined Anadolu Efes Istanbul in a tie for second place in Group C. Read more here.

November 16, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Anadolu Efes 77 - 71 EA7 Emporio Armani
Anadolu Efes Istanbul improved to 4-2 in difficult Group C by topping EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 77-71 at Abdi Ipecki Sports Hall on Friday. Efes registered its fourth win in its last five games. Milan dropped to 2-4 and now faces two critical games in the Top 16 race. Read more here.

November 16, 2012 - Torey Thomas left Belgrade
Partizan split with the American player Torey Jamal Thomas after he had another game swith zero effect in ABA League during the previous round. Read more here.

November 16, 2012 - Another change in MZT Skopje Aerodrom
MZT Skopje Aerodrom decided to release its American forward Noah Dahlman (199 cm). The 23-year-old player, who was with MZT already from the previous season but didn’t show his best performances at the beginning of the new one, was put aside. Read more here.

November 16, 2012 - Schio make it four in a row
A 20-point haul from Jantel Lavender helped Famila Schio to blow out struggling Arras 74-49 in EuroLeague Women Group B as the Italian club protected its' unbeaten record with a fourth straight victory. Read more here.

November 16, 2012 - Panathinaikos lands shooter Jason Kapono
On the heels of a big win that boosted its chances to win Group A, Panathinaikos Athens announced the signing of shooter Jason Kapono until the end of the season. Kapono (2.01 meters, 31 years old) arrives from the Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA. Read more here.

November 16, 2012 - BC Khimki Moscow Region – Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul – Clarification Regarding Last Made Field Goal
Due to the confusion created following the end of the game played today between BC Khimki Moscow Region and Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul regarding the last made field goal, Euroleague Basketball would like to clarify that... Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Cedevita Zagreb 108 - 106 Zalgiris Kaunas
Cedevita Zagreb earned its second consecutive victory –and its second ever in the Euroleague- in Group C on Thursday night and ended Zalgiris Kaunas’ unbeaten run in the 2012-13 season with a 108-106 double overtime victory at Drazen Petrovic Basketball Center. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Panathinaikos Athens 79 - 68 Real Madrid
Panathinaikos Athens snapped its two-game losing streak by downing Real Madrid 79-68 in OAKA Arena on Thursday night. Panathinaikos also holds a potential tiebreaker over Madrid due the 11-point margin of victory, which is greater than its loss in Madrid. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Partizan mt:s Belgrade 87 - 72 Besiktas JK
Partizan mt:s Belgrade registered its first win of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by downing Besiktas JK Istanbul 87-72 in front of 6,500 fans at Pionir Arena in the Serbian capital on Thursday. Partizan improved to 1-5 in Group D. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Alba Berlin 73 - 75 Montepaschi Siena
What looked like a blowout turned into a last-shot thriller on Thursday night in Berlin as Montepaschi Siena survived Alba with a 73-75 road win in Group B. Siena managed to build 14-point leads midway through the game. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Asseco Prokom Gdynia 70 - 76 Elan Chalon
Elan Chalon escaped from Ergo Arena in Gdynia with a 70-76 road win over Asseco Prokom, on Thursday to remain in the thick of the battle for a Top 16 spot. The French champs improved to 2-4 in Group B, while the Polish champs dropped to 1-5. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Union Olimpija 81 - 79 Mapooro Cantu
Union Olimpija Ljubljana broke its four-game losing streak by downing Mapooro Cantu 81-79 in Group A in the Slovenian capital on Thursday. Both teams are now tied with 2-5 records, but Olimpija has already beaten Cantu twice. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Maccabi Electra 62 - 64 Unicaja Malaga
Unicaja Malaga handed Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv its first loss of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, 62-64, on Thursday night. Marcus Williams helped Unicaja take the lead late in a tightly contested fourth quarter and Maccabi was unable to score on its final possession. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Brose Baskets 66 - 86 FC Barcelona Regal
FC Barcelona Regal used a 12-0 third-quarter run to pull away from Brose Baskets Bamberg en route to an 86-66 road victory, which made Barcelona the first team to clinch a berth in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 62 - 71 CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow remained perfect on the road this season and closed in on a Top 16 spot after downing Lietuvos Rytas 62-71. With the victory, CSKA stays in second place in Group D with a 5-1 record, while Rytas occupies fifth place after dropping to 1-5. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 6, BC Khimki MR 71 - 70 Fenerbahce Ulker
K.C. River’s buzzer-beating shot lifted BC Khimki Moscow Region to a thrilling 71-70 victory over Fenerbahce Ulker. Rivers managed to grab the ball after Sergey Monya missed a three-pointer and threw it up a fraction of a second before the red light on the backboard lit up. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Rivas strike early in Midnight showdown
Rivas Ecopolis wasted little time in getting to work in their specially rescheduled midnight EuroLeague Women showdown with Uni Györ after a scorching first quarter facilitated an excellent 84-65 Group A win. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Prague finally get off the mark
A couple of terrific shooting performances by Jelena Dubljevic and Eva Viteckova catapulted ZVVZ USK Prague to a 79-71 win at Novi Zagreb and an overdue first victory of the season in Group C. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - Eurocup regular season Game 2 co-MVPs: Mejia, McKee
For the first time this season, two players share Eurocup weekly MVPs honors due to their outstanding performances in respective winning efforts. Sammy Mejia of Banvit BK Bandirma and Tywain McKee of BC Triumph Lyubertsy. Read more here.

November 15, 2012 - The battle goes on!
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season enters pivotal Game 6, in which the three undefeated teams left in the competition can seal their tickets to the Top 16. The battle to get to the next round enters its most decisive moment. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Buducnost VOLI 75 - 72 Lukoil Academic Sofia
KK Buducnost Voli picked up its first win of the new Eurocup campaign by downing Lukoil Academic Sofia 75-72 in Podgorica on Wednesday night. Both Buducnost and Lukoil now hold 1-1 record and are in a second-place tie in Group B. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Cajasol Seville 93 - 95 Crvena Zvezda Diva
In its 300th game in European club competitions, Crvena Zvezda Diva Belgrade improved to 2-0 in Group H by edging Cajasol Seville 93-95 in overtime on Wednesday. Zvezda became the exclusive leader atop Group H and Cajasol dropped to 0-2. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Orleans Loiret 88 - 75 Banco Sardegna Sassari
Orleans Loiret downed Banco di Sardegna Sassari 88-75 in Group H to improve to 1-1. Orleans used a 10-0 run to take an 83-70 margin late in the game and get its first win of the Eurocup campaign. Caleb Green led the winners with 23 points. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Ratiopharm Ulm  vs. KK Cibona Zagreb
Despite missing its starting center and point guard, Ratiopharm Ulm knocked off KK Cibona Zagreb 83-68 at home to improve to 2-0 in Group G of the Eurocup. Center John Bryant and playmaker Per Guenther both missed the game with ankle injuries. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Galatasaray Medical Park 72 - 68 BC Donetsk
Galatasaray Medical Park remains unbeaten and tied for first place in Group E with Lokomotiv Kuban after edging BC Donetsk 69-65 at Abdi Ipecki in Istanbul. The hosts tied the score at 22-22 and after taking a slim lead early in the second quarter, never looked back. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, PBC Lokomotiv Kuban 99 - 79 Trefl Sopot
PBC Lokomotiv Kuban used a near-perfect shooting night behind the arc to comfortably down Trefl Sopot 99-79 and pick up its second win in Group E. The hosts hit 14 three-pointers in only 17 attempts and Jimmy Baron scored 21 of his game-high 29 points before halftime. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Banvit BK Bandirma 101 - 82 s.Oliver Baskets
Banvit BK Bandirma finished the game with a 15-2 run to secure a 101-82 victory at home over s.Oliver Baskets in Eurocup Group D. Sammy Meija’s 23 points paced five Banvit scorers in double figures with Chuck Davis adding 18 points, Kalin Lucas 14. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem 69 - 86 CEZ Nymburk
CEZ Nymburk took control of Group A with a big 69-86 win over Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem at Malha sports hall in the Israeli capital on Wednesday. Nymburk now holds a 2-0 record in first place of the standings, while Hapoel dropped to last place at 0-2. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Panionios BC 70 - 76 Stelmet Zielona Gora
Stelmet Zielona Gora sent a message that echoed all around Group F by downing Panionios BC 70-76 in the Greek capital on Wednesday. Zielona Gora registered its first-ever win in the competition and now ties with its next opponent, Telenet Oostende, for second place at 1-1. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, BC Budivelnik Kiev 84 - 57 BC Prienai
BC Budivelnik Kiev registered its first win in Group A by topping BC Prienai 84-57 in the Ukrainian capital on Wednesday. Both teams are now tied in Group A with a 1-1 record. Giorgi Tsintsadze and Leo Lyons paced the winners with 16 points apiece. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, BC Triumph Lyubertsy 84 - 79 Artland Dragons
BC Triumph Lyubertsy rallied from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit and then worked extra time to pull out an 84-79 overtime win over Artland Dragons on Wednesday. With the victory, Triumph takes sole possession of the first place in Group C, while Artland stay at the bottom at 0-2. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, BC Azovmash Mariupol 70 - 76 Valencia Basket
Valencia Basket came back from a 10-point first half deficit and nearly squandered a 14-point fourth quarter lead before beating BC Azovmash Mariupol 76-70 on the road in the Eurocup. Bojan Dubljevic and Serhiy Lishchuk both scored 14 points as Valencia improved to 2-0. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Spartak St. Petersburg 69 - 60 Cholet Basket
Spartak St. Petersburg managed to pull its second win of the season, first at home, on Wednesday evening thanks to a final quarter pull to defeat Cholet Basket by 69-60. The win leaves Spartak undefeated at the top of Group G with a 2-0 record, while Cholet drops to 0-2. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Unics Kazan 83 - 72 Telenet Oostende
Unics Kazan had its second win of the season, first at home, on Wednesdeay by beating Telenet Oostende of Belgium by 83-72. The win allows Unics to climb to a 2-0 record in Group F and has sole possession of first place precisely handing Oostende its first loss and a 1-1. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Panathinaikos picks up playmaker Banks
On the eve of the second half of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Panathinaikos Athens added depth to its backcourt with the addition of point guard Marcus Banks through the end of the campaign. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Triumph Lyubertsy adds size with Searcy
BC Triumph Lyubertsy reached an agreement with power forward Devin Searcy to join forced until the end of the 2012-13 season, the club announced Wednesday. Searcy (2.08 meters, 23 years old) arrives from the Philadelphia 76ers. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Cajasol Seville lands Dozier
Cajasol Seville added size and Eurocup experience to its roster by inking power forward Roberto Dozier, who signed a short-term deal with an option to extend it until the end of the season. Dozier (2.06 meter, 27 years old) arrives from Cholet Basket. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Orleans Loiret signs shooting ace Hill
Orleans Loiret Basket added more fire power to its roster by inking shooting guard Chris Hill to a short-term deal. Hill (1.91 meters, 29 years old) will replace Dwayne Broyles while he is injured. Both players were teammates with Belgacom Spirou Charleroi. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Mons rally to beat Paris in Overtime
Mons-Hainaut topped Paris Levellois 86-84 in overtime to claim a big road win in Group E of the EuroChallenge. After a back-and-forth encounter, Mons-Hainaut scored the final four points of regulation to force the extra period and then made their hosts pay with a big finish. Read more here.

November 14, 2012 - Khimik snatch victory at the death
Khimik Yuzhne scored four points in the final six seconds to snatch a 76-73 win on the road over JDA Dijon and move to 2-0 in Group D of the EuroChallenge. In a thrilling finish, the Ukrainians let slip a five-point lead in the final four minutes, but then came back at the death to take the win. Read more here.

November 13, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, Belgacom Spirou Basket 69 - 85 Gescrap Bilbao
Gescrap Bilbao Basket of Spain retained at least a share of first place in Group B with a command road performance to stop host Belgacom Spirou Basket 69-85 on Tuesday. A 4-20 run that started with a triple by Nikos Zisis just before halftime proved too much for Spirou. Read more here.

November 13, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 2, VEF Riga 80 - 89 Le Mans Sarthe Basket
In an all-out, basket-for-basket battle to open Week 2 of the Eurocup Regular Season, visiting Le Mans Sarthe Basket surged to an 80-89 road win over VEF Riga on Tuesday to force a tie between them in Group C. Read more here.

November 13, 2012 - Nemanja Gordic signed with Partizan mt:s
As it was rumored in last few days, it became official. Nemanja Gordic is new player of Partizan mt:s. Nemanja Gordic signed contract with Black and whites until end of 2013-14 season. In his career, Nemanja Gordic played for Buducnost, Lottomatica Roma and Azovmash. Read more here.

November 13, 2012 - MZT Skopje inks Otasevic
Serbian guard Nikola Otasevic, ex Sloboda Uzice, joined MZT Skopje Aerodrom on Monday. The new coach Ales Pipan obviously give the team a new push, which was seen on Sunday, when MZT defeated Cedevita at home. Read more here.

November 13, 2012 - Eurosport 2 continues with Eurocup LIVE broadcasts
Eurosport 2 continues with its two-night-a-week live, multi-language game broadcasts: Belgacom Spirou vs. Gescrap Bilbao tonight at 20:30 CET and Hapoel Jerusalem vs. CEZ Nymburk Wednesday at 18:00 CET. See  full TV schedule! Read more here.

November 13, 2012 - Another round of 16 thrilling duels!
After an exciting opening week, the 2012-13 Eurocup regular season continues with 16 showdowns all across the continent. Action starts on Tuesday with two early games. At 18:30 CET, VEF Riga takes Le Mans Sarthe Basket in Group B. Read more here.

November 13, 2012 - Regular Season week four Preview
A number of EuroCup Women teams head into this week's action knowing they can potentially book their spot in the Eighth-Finals. In Group A, unbeaten Basket Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration will do exactly that - if they find a fourth successive win when they entertain CSM Satu Mare. Read more here.

November 13, 2012 - Motiejunas relegated to NBDL
In a rather unexpected move the Houston Rockets have decided to send Donatas Motiejunas to their NBDL team, alongside two other teammates. Motiejunas will now have to spend an undetermined period of time playing for Rio Grande Valley Vipers, Houston's own D-League team. Read more here.

November 13, 2012 - D'Antoni fills Lakers coaching position
While the entire basketball was holding their breath for Phil Jackson's comeback from retirement to take over LA Lakers again, the Californian team opted to hire D'Antoni instead. Read more here.

November 12, 2012 - EuroChallenge Gameday two Preview
EuroChallenge Regular Season Week 2 tips off on Tuesday evening with 13 games and concludes on Wednesday night with the remaining three encounters. Read more here.

November 12, 2012 - Changes at Tarsus; Weekend Roundup
Tarsus Belediye Spor have made changes to their roster by releasing Cindy Lima and drafting in scoring machine Shay Doron in a bid to boost their prospects of gaining a historical first win in the EuroLeague Women. Read more here.

November 12, 2012 - Midnight Basketball in Madrid
For the past two decades, midnight basketball has been played in inner-city neighbourhoods across North America and the United Kingdom. Now Madrid in Spain is also set to host its own version of midnight ball. Read more here.

November 12, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 5
A few days after getting back on the winning track in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Olympiacos remains in first place in the Greek League after stopping Peristeri 78-92 on the road to remain undefeated at 5-0. Read more here.

November 12, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 8
Eurocup representative Crvena zvezda Diva beat their arch-rival and a Turkish Airlines Euroleague team Partizan mt:s 78-92 and moved up to the fourth-place tie in the ABA League standings. Crvena zvezda never trailed and built a double-digit lead already after 9 minutes. Read more here.

November 12, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 7
All four Turkish Airlines Euroleague recorded victories in Game 7 of the Spanish League. FC Barcelona, Unicaja Malaga as well as league leader Real Madrid all won comfortably, while Caja Laboral rallied from an 18-point deficit to defeat Valencia Basket. Read more here.

November 12, 2012 - French League, Regular Season, Game 6
With Turkish Airlines Euroleague team Elan Chalon playing on Monday, Eurocup representative Le Mans Sarthe grabbed a sole possession of the first place in French League downing BCM Gravelines 76-61. Le Mans used a 9-2 run to open up 49-39 lead after 25 minutes. Read more here.

November 11, 2012 - Central Board gives green light to new format and calendar of competition
FIBA announced at its Central Board meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that it will go ahead and implement a new format and calendar of competition beginning in 2017. Read more here.

November 10, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 8 preview
Basketball never stops. After two days in Eurocup competition, and two days in Turkish Airlines Euroleague, now we have two day in ABA Adriatic league. With three games today, Game 8 in ABA Adriatic league will start. Action start at 17.00 CET with two games. Read more here.

November 10, 2012 - Cedevita achieved its maiden victory
The Euroleague's fifth round was the most successful for Cedevita, which profited from a patient work and celebrated a home victory against Caja Laboral 76-69. Read more here.

November 10, 2012 - bwin MVP for Regular Season Week 5: Bobby Brown, Montepaschi Siena
With the top performance on a winning Turkish Airlines Euroleague team for the second consecutive week, Bobby Brown of Montepaschi Siena has become the first player in almost three years to win the bwin MVP honor back-to-back. Read more here.

November 10, 2012 - Mike Brown fired as Lakers coach
The Los Angeles Lakers have fired head coach Mike Brown after a sub-par 1-4 start to the NBA season. This news comes a mere 48 hours after Lakers executive vice-president Jim Buss gave Brown a vote of confidence which makes this announcement a little more surprising than expected. Read more here.

November 10, 2012 - Valanciunas shows Rookies how it's done
Ten days into the 2012/13 season, Jonas Valanciunas of Lithuania is the early frontrunner in the race for the unofficial 'European NBA Rookie of the Year' title. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, Partizan mt:s 72 - 77 Brose Baskets
Brose Baskets Bamberg rallied from an 8-point fourth quarter deficit to record a huge 72-77 away win at Partizan mt:s Belgrade on Friday night. This victory puts the German champions into sole possession of fourth place in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Group D. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, Union Olimpija Ljubljana 76 - 89 Real Madrid
A resourceful Real Madrid rolled to a 76-89 road win over Union Olimpija Ljubljana on Thursday to claim exclusive possession of first place in Group A. The victory pushed Madrid's record to 4-1, while Olimpija dropped to 1-4 with its fourth consecutive defeat. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, Panathinaikos Athens 67 - 79 BC Khimki MR
BC Khimki Moscow Region improved its chances of reaching the Top 16 from Group A by downing Panathinaikos Athens 67-79 in the Greek capital on Friday. Khimki improved to 3-2 and now faces a pivotal showdown against Fenerbahce Ulker at home next week. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, Asseco Prokom 66 - 101 Montepaschi Siena
Montepaschi Siena nailed eight three-pointers in a monster third quarter in beating Asseco Prokom Gdynia 101-66 on the road for a huge victory in Group B of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Siena out-scored Prokom 37-12 in the third quarter to blow the game wide open. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 64 - 77 Zalgiris Kaunas
Zalgiris Kaunas reached the midway point of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season with an unblemished record in Group C after beating Anadolu Efes Istanbul 64-77 at Abdi Ipekci Sports Arena. Three-pointers made the difference in the game. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, Cedevita Zagreb 76 - 69 Caja Laboral Vitoria
Cedevita Zagreb picked up its first ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague victory by downing Caja Laboral 76-69 at Drazen Petrovic Arena in the Croatian capital on Friday. Both teams now hold 1-4 records and share fifth place in Group C. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - Clippers build big lead, beat Blazers 103-90
Chris Paul joked that the Trail Blazers' near-comeback against the Clippers made for good television. ''You always gotta make it interesting,'' he said with a smile. But only to a point. The Clippers built a 25-point lead in the first half then held off a second-half rally by the Blazers. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - Durant helps Thunder edge Bulls 97-91
Oklahoma City went to Kevin Durant in the fourth quarter. Chicago was missing its best closer, so all the Bulls had to pitch in. Durant and Co. were just too much to overcome. The NBA scoring champion had 10 of his 24 points in the final period. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - EuroLeague Women week 3 review
The pre-season script continues to be torn up in EuroLeague Women as some unfancied teams flourish whilst some favourites are left floundering. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - Okur retires from basketball
Former Turkish international and NBA forward Mehmet Okur has announced his retirement from all levels of basketball. Constant injuries and lack of fitness have forced Okur to bring the curtain down on a 19 year career. Read more here.

November 9, 2012 - Vieru shines as Sparta&K stay perfect
A superb shooting display from Natalia Vieru headlined a powerful performance by Sparta&K M.R. Vidjone who chalked up a comfortable 74-56 road win at Uni Györ to stay unbeaten in EuroLeague Women Group A. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, Alba Berlin 76 - 78 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
Undefeated Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv continued its winning run with a 76-78 win over Alba Berlin at o2 Arena in Germany. Alba gave the Israeli champs all they could handle – and had a last-second shot to tie or win the game. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 71 - 84 Olympiacos
Defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus escaped from Medialonum Forum in Milan with a 71-84 win over EA7 Emporio Armani in Group C thanks to a brilliant evening from All-Euroleague guard Vassilis Spanoulis. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, Mapooro Cantu 82 - 58 Fenerbahce Ulker
Mapooro Cantu improved its chances to make it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 by thrashing Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 82-58 in Desio, Italy on Thursday night. Cantu improved to 2-3 in Group A and Fenerbahce dropped to 3-2. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, Elan Chalon 78 - 88 Unicaja Malaga
Unicaja Malaga picked up its fourth Turkish Airlines Euroleague win in a row by downing Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone 78-88 at Le Colisee on Thursday. The victory keeps Unicaja in the second place in Group B with a 4-1 record, while Chalon drops to 1-4 record. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 67 - 73 Besiktas JK
Besiktas JK Istanbul took a decisive step towards the Top 16 in its first-ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by downing Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 67-73 at Siemens Arena D in the Lithuanian capital on Thursday. Besiktas improved to 3-2 and is third in Group D. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 5, CSKA Moscow 60 - 81 FC Barcelona Regal
FC Barcelona Regal kept its perfect Turkish Airlines Euroleague record untouched and handed CSKA Moscow its worst Euroleague home loss with a dominating 60-81 victory in a clash of undefeated teams on Thursday in Moscow. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Eurocup Regular season Game 1 MVP: Matt Lojeski, Telenet Oostende
A stellar performance in a winning effort allowed Matt Lojeski of Telenet Oostende to become the first weekly MVP of the 2012-13 Eurocup season. In his competition debut, Lojeski stood out as he led Oostende to an 84-65 home win over Panionios BC Athens. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Battle of unbeaten powerhouses tips off Week 5!
The 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season reaches its halfway mark this week with several teams able to take decisive steps forwards toward qualification for the Top 16 and others already starting the fight for survival. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Olympiacos officially releases Dorsey
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champions Olympiacos Piraeus has officially released center Joey Dorsey prior to Thursday's road game against EA7 Emporio Armani Milan, ending their relationship two weeks after he criticized the organization and stopped playing with the team. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Bright start by Mondeville continues
USO Mondeville continued their positive start as a potential surprise package in EuroLeague Women Group C after claiming an emphatic 73-64 home success against a disappointing Perfumerias Avenida. Read more here.

November 8, 2012 - Lipko voted as Official Mascot
The public have chosen Lipko as the official mascot of EuroBasket 2013. Following two weeks of online voting through the Zurnal internet portal, Lipko, based on a traditional symbol of Slovenia, the linden tree, was the unanimous choice of the people. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, Telenet Oostende 84 - 65 Panionios BC Athens
Telnet Oostende never trailed en route to an 84-65 victory over Panionios BC Athens in their Group F opener at Sleuyter Arena on Wednesday night. The Belgian champions set a club record for the greatest margin of victory in a Eurocup game. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, Gescrap Bilbao 85 - 78 Buducnost VOLI
Gescrap Bilbao Basket rescued a thrilling 85-78 come-from-behind win after overtime over Buducnost Podgorica Voli on Wednesday in Group B. Buducnost opened the third quarter with back-to-back triples for a 31-46 huge advantage. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, B. Sardegna Sassari 87 - 84 Cajasol Seville
Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari grabbed a valuable win in its first-ever Eurocup showdown by edging Cajasol Seville 87-84 in Group H at home on Wednesday. Bootsy Thornton paced the winners with 26 points on 6-of-7 three-point shots. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, Le Mans Sarthe Basket 71 - 76 BC Triumph
BC Triumph Lyubertsy had a strong start in the 2012-13 Eurocup by downing Le Mans Sarthe Basket 71-76 in Group C in France on Wednesday. Sergey Karasev led the winners with 27 points on 6-of-7 three-point shots and 6 rebounds in his first game in the competition. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, Cholet Basket 71 - 93 Ratiopharm Ulm
Ratiopharm Ulm made its Eurocup debut one to remember by routing Le Mans Sarthe Basket 71-93 on the road. Allen Ray scored 14 of his 25 points in the first quarter as the visitors jumped out to a 21-32 lead and never looked back. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, Trefl Sopot 65 - 94 Galatasaray Medical Park
Galatasaray Medical Park Istanbul confirmed its status as a pre-season favorite by going on the road to beat Trefl Sopot 65-94 in Poland on Tuesday in the first Group E game for each team. A blazing 0-13 start to the game for Galatasaray put Sopot on its heels. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, Stelmet Zielona Gora 67 - 74 Unics Kazan
Former Eurocup champion Unics Kazan of Russia staved off a late rally by newcomer Stelmet Zielona Gora Poland to hold onto a 67-74 victory in the Group F opener for both teams on Tuesday. A 0-6 run over the game's last 2:30 saved the victory for Kazan. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, Artland Dragons 72 - 82 VEF Riga
VEF Riga opened its Eurocup campaign with an impressive 72-82 road win at Artland Dragons. Riga started the game with a 2-9 rush and remained in control for the majority of the 40 minutes. Artland rallied to take a 26-24 lead midway through the second quarter. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, Crvena Zvezda Diva 93 - 73 Orleans Loiret
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade routed Orleans Loiret 93-73 at Hala Pionir on Wednesday night. Eleven unanswered points early in the game gave the hosts a 17-5 margin. Later a 16-5 run that bridged the last two quarters created an 82-62 advantage. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, CEZ Nymburk 91 - 78 BC Budivelnik Kiev
CEZ Basketball Nymburk cruised to a 91-78 victory over BC Budivelnik Kiev in their Group A opener. The Czech champions used a 30-8 run that bridged the second and third quarters and turned Budivelnik’s slim lead into a 20-point Nymburk advantage. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, BC Prienai 85 - 72 Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem
BC Prienai opened its second Eurocup campaign with an important 85-72 win over Hapoel Migdal Jerusalem in Kaunas Sports Hall on Wednesday. After 25 minutes of a seesaw battle, Prienai used a 13-1 run that bridged the third and fourth quarters to build a 68-54 advantage. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, BC Donetsk 75 - 78 PBC Lokomotiv Kuban
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar was the first team to record a road win in difficult Group E by topping BC Donetsk 75-78 in Ukraine on Wednesday. Mantas Kalnietis led the winners with 17 points. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, KK Cibona Zagreb 56 - 64 Spartak SPB
BC Spartak St. Petersburg became the first team to gran a road win in Group G by downing KK Cibona Zagreb 56-64 in the Croatian capital on Wednesday. Zach Wright and Josh Carter led the winners with 13 points apiece. Loukas Mavrokefalidis added 11 for Spartak. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, Lukoil Academic Sofia 93 - 75 Belgacom Spirou
PBC Lukoil Academic Sofia took the first win by storm at home on Wednesday by edging Belgacom Spirou Charleroi 93-75 thanks to an impressive display in offense. With this win, Lukoil leads Group B with a 1-0 record while Spirou starts at the bottom of the ladder, 0-1. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Two teams, two different stories
Three defeats in a row in ABA League didn’t help create a good atmosphere in Krka but everything changed with the opening victory in Eurochallenge on Tuesday. Szolnoki Olaj was not so successful. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Krasnye Krylia replace Smith with Massey
EuroChallenge side Krasnye Krylia have signed Jeremiah Massey to a six-week contract. The American-born former F.Y.R. of Macedonia international will replace temporarily his compatriot Andre Smith who is sidelined with an injury. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Robert Dozier will help Cajasol for a month
The player comes to Seville to help the team during the absence of Bradley Buckman, who will be sidelined for at least four weeks, and will join Juanjo Triguero in the frontcourt. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Special Olympics partners with One Team to change lives through sport
Special Olympics, one of the world's leading non-governmental organizations using sport as a tool for positive social change, was announced as an Official Partner of One Team, Euroleague Basketball's acclaimed corporate social responsibility programme. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Ndoye sparks Paris in comeback
Maleye Ndoye scored 19 of his 21 points in the second half to lead Paris Levallois to a fantastic comeback, reversing a 19-point third quarter deficit for a 91-75 victory at BCMU Pitesti in Group E of the EuroChallenge. Read more here.

November 7, 2012 - Tough defence gives Bonn road Victory
Telekom Baskets Bonn played tough defence in holding Antwerp Giants to just 36 percent shooting in an 81-72 road victory in Group H of the EuroChallenge. Read more here.

November 6, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, Valencia Basket 88 - 78 Banvit BK Bandirma
A game-long chase scene ended with host Valencia Basket pulling away for an 88-78 home win over Banvit BK Bandirma of Turkey on Tuesday in the Group D opening game for both teams. A 12-0 blast to open the second half gave Valencia all the cushion it needed. Read more here.

November 6, 2012 - Eurocup, Week 1, s.Oliver Baskets 81 - 77 BC Azovmash
The 2012-13 Eurocup season opened with a true thriller as s. Oliver Baskets, with the help from its fans in Wurzburg, Germany, rallied from behind all game long to claim an 81-77 victory over visiting Azovmash Mariupol of Ukraine on Tuesday. Read more here.

November 6, 2012 - Asseco Prokom adds English big man Richards
Asseco Prokom Gdynia added another big body to its frontline by signing Englishman Ryan Richards. Terms of the contract were not released. Richards (2.12 meters, 21 years old) is a product of the Gran Canaria youth system. Read more here.

November 6, 2012 - Sehovic late three saves Khimik
Suad Sehovic's late three-pointer and Sava Lesic's free throw with one second left secured Khimik a 77-76 victory at home over Tartu Rock in their Group D opener of the EuroChallenge. Read more here.

November 6, 2012 - The Eurocup starts its second decade this week!
The 2012-13 Eurocup season is finally here! The second decade in the competition’s history starts this week with six-game regular season, a round-robin format in which only half of the 32 teams will advance to the Last 16. With such a short schedule, the margins for error are very slim. Read more here.

November 6, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 7
Cedevita became the first team to slay Igokea, which in return dropped into a tie for first place in the Adriatic League with Partizan mt:s Belgrade. Cedevita scored the last 5 points of the game in the final minute to claim a 78-76 victory. Read more here.

November 6, 2012 - German League, Regular Season, Game 7
Ratiopharm Ulm boasts the best record in the German League through eight games after rallying from 11 points down to beat Artland Dragons 69-80 in a clash of Eurocup teams. Read more here.

November 6, 2012 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 6
EA7 Emporio Armani Milan scored a big win over traditional rival Montepaschi Siena on Monday in an Italian League battle of Euroleague teams. Milan won 66-71 in Siena in a game it seemed to control from the second quarter onward. Read more here.

November 6, 2012 - Eurosport 2 begins two-day-per-week live coverage of the Eurocup!
To celebrate opening week of the Eurocup’s 11th season, broadcasting partner Eurosport 2 marks the continuation of its long-term collaboration with the competition by debuting its new, two-night-per-week schedule of live, multi-language game broadcasts. Read more here.

November 6, 2012 - Togores joins tournament young gun list
When Rivas Ecopolis head coach Miguel Martinez Mendez handed court-time to Lucia Togores last week, she became one of the top-ten youngest players in the history of the EuroLeague Women to gain court-time. Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - Radnicki signed Ratko Varda
Radnicki definitely improved since Aleksandar Capin came but the club made another move on Monday signing Ratko Varda. The decision came after Vladislav Dragojlovic sustained an injury and coach Miroslav Nikolic stressed they need a powerful man in the inside line.  Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - Opening day Preview
The EuroChallenge Regular Season gets under way on Tuesday and even before the opening game tips off there is already a marked difference with last season's première, a year ago. Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - Struggling Ramla withdraw from Competition
FIBA Europe has confirmed, the withdrawal of Elitzur Ramla for the remainder of EuroCup Women 2012/2013. Due to unforeseen financial difficulties, the 2011 EuroCup Women winners from Israel requested to be withdrawn from the tournament after the completion of two rounds. Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - Cantu guard Smith out with broken foot
Mapooro Cantu took a hit over the weekend when starting point guard Jerry Smith suffered a broken left foot in an Italian League game. Smith will be sidelined for a minimum of two months. The 25-year-old guard, has played an important role for Coach Andrew Trincheri. Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - One Team workshop opens in Barcelona
Euroleague Basketball President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu today declared the league’s CSR program "One Team" to be a "major" part of the league’s future. Clubs from across Europe gathered in Barcelona on Monday for the launch of the second One Team Workshop. Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - Lange relishes holding reins at Ekat
When EuroLeague Women favourites UMMC Ekaterinburg appointed husband and wife coaching duo Olaf Lange and Sandy Brondello during the summer, it was a decision that came right out of leftfield. Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 4
Turkish Airlines Euroleague powers Olympiacos Piraeus and Panathinaikos Athens came out of their respective Game 4 of the Greek League in different moods. While the defending champions Olympiacos remained undefeated, and in the first-place tie. Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 6
Turkish Airlines Euroleague team Asseco Prokom Gdynia recorded its fourth win in five Polish League matches while Eurocup representative Trefl Sopot grabbed the sole possession of the first place in the standings. Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 6
In the clash of two Turkish Airlines Euroleague powers, Caja Laboral rallied from an early 9-point deficit to beat FC Barcelona Regal 80-69 and climb into a fourth-place tie in the Spanish League standings. Barcelona led 11-20 in the first quarter, but Caja Laboral answered with a 20-4 run. Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - Belgium League, Regular Season, Game 5
After playing five games in the Belgium League, Eurocup representatives Belgacom Spirou Charleroi and Telnet Oostende hold a 3-2 record in a four-team tie for the second place in the standings. Oostende won at Antwerp 61-74 after doing most of the work in the first half. Read more here.

November 5, 2012 - Eurocup top 10 stars to watch
More than anything else, it's the players that make the Eurocup great. And the truly specials ones are the players that you can count on producing every night. As we enter the 2012 Eurocup season, there are several players that already fit that billing. Read more here.

November 4, 2012 - Hejkova handed reins at ZVVZ USK Prague
Natalia Hejkova is looking forward to a return to ZVVZ USK Prague after the Slovakian coach replaced Ivan Benes over the weekend with her predecessor paying the price for a slow and disappointing start to the season. Read more here.

November 4, 2012 - Cibona celebrated in Podgorica
Buducnost VOLI didn't capitalized from the dominance in rebounding in the 7th round game against Cibona. Read more here.

November 4, 2012 - Defense decided the game in Belgrade
Few days before the beginning of the Eurocup season Crvena zvezda DIVA proves to be in a great shape with a victory against Szolnoki Olaj. Read more here.

November 4, 2012 - Basketball, not conflict in Antakya
Beginning the EuroCup Women season with a perfect 2-0 record, Antakya Belediyesi are creating news headlines in the southern Turkish city for all the right reasons. Based on the closed border between Turkey and Syria, Antakya has been gaining international attention of late as war rages south of the border. Read more here.

November 3, 2012 - CSKA Moscow brings Christmas to town
CSKA Moscow added another scoring talent to its backcourt with the signing of Dionte Christmas for the remainder of the season. Christmas (1.96 meters, 26 years old) spent the preseason with Boston of the NBA, with whom he played in NBA Europe Live games this preseason. Read more here.

November 3, 2012 - Valencia signs Quinn to sub for injured Kelati
Valencia Basket lost one reigning Eurocup champion and replaced him with another. Small forward Thomas Kelati suffered a muscle tear in the right thigh in practice on Wednesday and will be out 4 weeks. Read more here.

November 3, 2012 - Eurocup top 10 newcomers to watch
A great many Euroleague superstars first announced themselves on the continental basketball scene with strong debuts in the Eurocup. Future champions like Ramunas Siskauskas, Terence Morris and Maceo Baston are among them. Read more here.

November 3, 2012 - bwin Week 4 MVP: Bobby Brown, Montepaschi Siena
Bobby Brown did more than post the best individual performance in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague this week; the Montepaschi Siena guard delivered the premier performance of the season so far. In doing so, Brown secured the Italian champs their first Euroleague victory. Read more here.

November 3, 2012 - Diana Taurasi wins Week 2 MVP honours
It was harder work than expected for UMMC Ekaterinburg when they joined the action in the EuroLeague Women against Novi Zagreb at home. The main factor in avoiding an opening round upset for Final Eight hosts UMMC was Diana Taurasi. Read more here.

November 3, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 7 preview
After six played games, Igokea is still undefeated and one of the biggest and most positive surprises in ABA Adriatic league. But it seems that whole Europe is pretty surprised about great start and results of Igokea in ABA Adriatic league. Read more here.

November 3, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, Montepaschi Siena 93 - 90 Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone
After a series of close losses to start the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, Montepaschi Siena found its way to the winning end of a thriller by rallying from 14 points behind to defeat visiting Elan Chalon-sur-Saone 93-90 on Friday. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, Besiktas JK Istanbul 58 - 85 CSKA Moscow
CSKA Moscow left no doubt about its power and set up a big showdown undefeated teams in Group D next week by thrashing Besiktas JK Istanbul 58-85 on the road on Friday. CSKA is tied with FC Barcelona Regal for first place in Group D, each with a 4-0 record. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, Brose Baskets Bamberg 84 - 78 Lietuvos Rytas
Brose Baskets Bamberg picked up its first win of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by defeating Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 84-78 on Friday at Stechert Arena. Bostjan Nachbar and Anton Gavel scored 22 points apiece for the German champs. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, Olympiacos Piraeus 79 - 77 Cedevita Zagreb
Olympiacos Piraeus held on for a tough 79-77 victory over Cedevita Zagreb Friday night at the Peace and Friendship Stadium. Vassilis Spanoulis starred early, Kyle Hines and Kostas Sloukas made the big plays late, while Cedevita controlled the middle of an action-packed clash. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, BC Khimki MR 75 - 65 Union Olimpija
BC Khimki Moscow Region improved to 2-2 in competitive Group A by topping Union Olimpija Ljubljana 75-65 at home on Friday. Khimki improved to 2-2 and stayed undefeated at home and is tied for third place Panathinaikos Athens. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Olympiacos Piraeus announces Powell
Turkish Airlines Euroleague defending champs, Olympiacos Piraeus, announced on Friday the addition of power forward Josh Powell (2.06 meters, 29 years old) through a two-year deal. Powell arrives from Brujos de Guayama of Puerto Rico. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Big changes in MZT Skopje Aerodrom
The Macedonian club, which promoted a new coach last week, stayed without CEO Saso Bosilkov on Friday. The club announced that Bosilkov resigned and citied increasing professional responsibilities in the club as the main reason for his decision. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Eurocup top 10 Rising Star Award eligible players
The Eurocup has been a launching pad to brilliant careers for many of Europe’s top players. Among the many brilliant players that we enjoy watching today who came through the Eurocup as youngsters are reigning Euroleague Final Four MVP Vassilis Spanoulis. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Great Battle in Barcelona
Basketball Clup Partizan mt:s players played Euroleague round four game. The Black and Whites suffered another loss after a great match in Barcelona. The Black and White guys had a lead and the final possession shot for the over time but had no luck. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Q3 run earns Schio win over Nadezhda
A stunning third quarter paved the way for Famila Schio to record an impressive 72-64 home success against Nadezhda to remain unbeaten in EuroLeague Women Group B. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, Unicaja Malaga 67 - 62 Alba Berlin
Unicaja Malaga had to dig deep to pull out a 67-62 win over Alba Berlin at Martin Carpena Arena on Thursday night. The two teams exchanged leads for more than three quarters. A 6-17 second-quarter run gave Alba a 5-point halftime lead, but the hosts quickly erased the deficit. Read more here.

November 2, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 93 - 62 Asseco Prokom Gdynia
Maccabi Electra simply overpowered Asseco Prokom Gdynia 93-62 on Thursday evening at Nokia Arena in Tel Aviv to remain unbeaten and atop the standings in Group B. The Israeli champs led from start to finish in a game that was never in doubt. Read more here.

November 1, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, Caja Laboral Vitoria 64 - 76 Anadolu Efes
Anadolu Efes stormed back from a 48-30 halftime deficit to stun Caja Laboral with a 64-76 win at Vitoria’s Fernando Buesa Arena. The visitors limited Laboral to 7 third-quarter points and just 9 in the fourth while finding their own offensive rhythm to claim the vital road win. Read more here.

November 1, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, FC Barcelona Regal 85 - 82 Partizan mt:s
In one of the best games so far in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague, FC Barcelona Regal stayed undefeated in Group D by downing Partizan mt:s Belgrade 85-82 at Palau Blaugrana on Thursday. Barcelona improved to 4-0. Read more here.

November 1, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, Real Madrid 80 - 66 Mapooro Cantu
Five players scored in double figures as Real Madrid beat Mapooro Cantu for the first time in 37 years, 80-66 in Group A action in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Mirza Begic led the way with 17 points while Rudy Fernandez and Nikola Mirotic both scored 14 points. Read more here.

November 1, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, Fenerbahce Ulker 73 - 64 Panathinaikos Athens
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul bounced back from its first loss in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague by downing Panathinaikos Athens 73-64 at home in Group A on Thursday. Fenerbahce improved to 3-1 to stay atop the standings, while Panathinaikos dropped to 2-2. Read more here.

November 1, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 4, Zalgiris Kaunas  92 - 87 EA7 Emporio Armani
Zalgiris Kaunas remained undefeated after beating EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 92-87 in front of packed Zalgirio Arena on Thursday. For the first time in history, the Lithuanian champions opened the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season with a 4-0 record. Read more here.

November 1, 2012 - Real Madrid extends Llull through 2018
Real Madrid has reached a new agreement with guard Sergio Llull on a contract extension through the end of the 2017-18 season, the club announced Thursday. Llull, who first arrived to Madrid in May 2007, quickly became an important piece of the team’s foundation. Read more here.

November 1, 2012 - Familiar faces meet again in Week 4
The 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season moves closer to its halfway mark as Week 4 of the regular season arrives with heavy showdowns. Some teams need to bounce back from defeats and others face direct opponents on their fight to reach the Top 16. Read more here.

November 1, 2012 - Kosice improve to see off Sopron
Good Angels Kosice bounced back from last week's narrow defeat at Nadezhda and won at home against UE Sopron in EuroLeague Women Group B on Wednesday. The third quarter was decisive for the Slovakians, who ended up prevailing, 89-78. Read more here.

November 1, 2012 - Galatasaray fight back to deny Prague
Galatasaray pulled off a stunning comeback to win at home on Wednesday against ZVVZ USK Prague in EuroLeague Women Group C. The Czechs led by 14 points early in the second quarter but the home side fought back and prevailed, 58-56, to improve to 2-0. Read more here.

November 1, 2012 - Lokomotiv Kuban tabs Brown at forward
PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar strengthened its frontcourt by signing power forward Derrick Brown, who the club believes will partner well with center Aleks Maric. Brown (2.03 meters, 25 years old) played in the NBA for Charlotte last season and averaged 8.1 points. Read more here.

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