November 30, 2013 - Radnicki suspended Yarou Radnicki
suspended Monro Yarou for serious violations of disciplinary
regulations and contract obligations. The club said it can not tolerate
unprofessional attitude and believes that such a player does not
deserve to play for Radnicki. Read more here.
November 30, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 10 preview ABA
Adriatic league regular season Game 10 will start today with four
games. Another three will be played tomorrow, December 1. After nine
played games, three teams are at the top with identical 7-2 record,
Crvena Zvezda Telekom, Partizan NIS and Cedevita. Read more here.
November 30, 2013 - Russia trust future to Pashutin The
Russian Basketball Federation (RBF) confirmed on Friday the appointment
of up-and-coming tactician Evgeny Pashutin as the new head coach of the
senior men's national team. Pashutin, takes over in the role from
Vasiliy Karasev. Read more here.
November 30, 2013 - Tarvas bring in reinforcements Rakvere
Tarvas have reason to be optimistic about the second half of their
EuroChallenge Regular Season campaign after completing two new signings
to bolster their roster. They added power forward Rain Raadik and
shooting guard Larry Hall to their personnel this week. Read more here.
November 30, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas loses Cook for 2-3 weeks Lietuvos
Rytas Vilnius playmaker Omar Cook will be sidelined for at least two
weeks due to a leg injury, the club announced Friday. Cook was injured
in his team's Turkish Airlines Euroleague game against Lokomotiv Kuban
Krasnodar. Read more here.
November 30, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Round 7 bwin MVP: Bostjan Nachbar, FC Barcelona As
a seasoned Turkish Airlines Euroleague veteran, Bostjan Nachbar knows
exactly when it's time to step up. By doing so at the perfect moment on
Friday, he led FC Barcelona into the Top 16 and walked off as the bwin
MVP for Regular Season Round 7. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - Montepaschi Siena 71 - 62 FC Bayern Munich Montepaschi
Siena remained in the running for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top
16 with a 71-62 victory at home over Bayern Munich on Friday. Siena
used a 13-1 run late in the second quarter to take control and never
let Munich regain the lead. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - Anadolu Efes Istanbul 88 - 65 Strasbourg Anadolu
Efes Istanbul thrashed Strasbourg 88-65 at home on Friday to improve to
4-3 in competitive Group B. Efes will make it to the Top 16 if it beats
Brose Baskets Bamberg next week. Meanwhile, Strasbourg dropped to 1-6
and has slim chances to advance to the next round. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - Zalgiris Kaunas 73 - 71 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan Justin
Dentmon scored the game-winner with 3.9 seconds remaining as Zalgiris
Kaunas held off EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 73-71 at Zalgiris Arena on
Friday night. The win improved Zalgiris to 3-4 in Group B, while Milan
dropped to 4-3. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - Budivelnik Kiev 74 - 82 CSKA Moscow CSKA
Moscow dominated late and claimed a 74-82 road win at Budivelnik Kiev,
which also secured a Top 16 berth for the winners. CSKA won its third
straight game to improve to 5-2, while Budivelnik lost its fourth
straight and fell to 1-6. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - Parker is Week 4 Top performer Candace
Parker shone bright in EuroLeague Women Week 4, coming up big in UMMC
Ekaterinburg's thrilling win at Good Angels Kosice and finishing as the
week's top performer. Parker went 13-of-16 from the floor and added 16
rebounds for a season-high efficiency ranking of 48. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, Week 4 review The
Steel Arena in Kosice was a magnificent setting for a record-breaking
night as the biggest regular season crowd in the history of the
competition turned out to see the hometown favourites and reigning
champions UMMC Ekaterinburg. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - Home heartache for PEAC-Pecs PEAC-Pecs
suffered home-floor agony in EuroCup Women Group F after being pipped
62-60 in a pulsating and dramatic defeat to Nantes Reze. Sarah Michel
carried the load for Nantes Reze with 23 points but had to watch the
decisive plays from the bench with 5 fouls. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - Spanoulis honored with prestigious Giuseppe Sciacca Award Vassilis
Spanoulis of Olympiacos, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP, was
honored before Thursday's game at Peace and Friendship Stadium in
Piraeus with the prestigious Giuseppe Sciacca International Award for
Sport. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - Three in a row for Horizont Horizont
Minsk are on a roll in EuroCup Women after a late comeback propelled
them to an exciting 72-65 win against Dynamo Novosibirsk and their
third in a row in Group C. Tatsiana Likhtarovich led winners with 16
points. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - Godin hits top gear for unbeaten Schio A
powerful double-double from Elodie Godin carried Beretta Famila Schio
to a 70-56 road win at Uni Gyor to keep the Italian club perfect in
EuroLeague Women Group A. The French center was dominant and by the
final buzzer, had claimed 18 points and 15 rebounds. Read more here.
November 29, 2013 - Olympiacos adds size with Kavvadas The
reigning Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus added
depth to its frontcourt with the signing of forward Vasileios Kavvadas
for the rest of the season. Kavvadas (2.04 meters, 21 years old)
arrives from Panionios Athens. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - JSF Nanterre 62 - 61 Partizan NIS Belgrade JSF
Nanterre took a critical step towards reaching the Top 16 in Group A by
edging Partizan NIS Belgrade 62-61 at home on Thursday. Nanterre
improved to 3-4 to stay in fourth place while Partizan dropped to 1-6.
Trent Meacham led the winners with 14 points. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Olympiacos Piraeus 72 - 54 Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul Reigning
Turkish Airlines Champion Olympiacos Piraeus remained unbeaten, downing
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 72-54 for its seventh win in as many
games. Olympiacos had already claimed a place in the Top 16, but now
all but secured the first place in Group C. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 53 - 84 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Lokomotiv
Kuban became the first team from Group D to qualify for the Top 16,
after thrashing Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 53-84 in Siemens Arena on
Thursday. Lokomotiv improved to 6-1 and remained in sole possession of
first place in Group D, while Rytas dropped to 1-6. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 76 - 78 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv survived Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade’s fervent
comeback to pick up a 76-78. After the hosts rallied from an 18-point
deficit to tie the game at 76-76 on Blake Schilb free throws, David Blu
made 2 free throws and secured a key rebound. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Stelmet Zielona Gora 67 - 84 Unicaja Malaga Unicaja
Malaga controlled the second half to earn a 67-84 road win at Stelmet
Zielona Gora on Thursday evening. Zoran Dragic produced 21 points and 7
rebounds and Nik Caner-Medley tallied 18 points, 4 steals and 3 blocks
for Unicaja, which improved to 3-4 in Group C. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - New attendance record in Kosice EuroLeague
Women game between Good Angels and UMMC Ekaterinburg has set a new
record for a regular season EuroLeague Women game. 7,855 fans turned
out to watch the clash - making the game the fifth most-attended game
in the history of women's basketball in Europe. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Draw seeding announced FIBA
Europe announced, Thursday, the seeding pots for the EuroBasket Women
2015 2nd Qualification Round, ahead of Sunday's draw. 22 teams will
compete in the 2nd Qualification Round, vying for the 11 remaining
spots available to EuroBasket Women in June 2015. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - BLMA pegged back by Peckova Tereza
Peckova inspired BK IMOS Brno to a come-from-behind 67-64 home win over
Lattes Montpellier in EuroLeague Women Group B on Wednesday. The Czech
Republic international scored seven of her 15 points in the final
period. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season Round 7 MVP: Sasu Salin, Union Olimpija Ljubljana Some
teams already advanced to the Last 32 this week. Union Olimpija is on
the brink of doing so also, and it is in such good position thanks to
great performance of Sasu Salin who, racked up the best index rating
among winning players this week, 32, to become weekly MVP. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Marko Car left Zadar Tension
between BC Zadar and its guard Marko Car resulted in a final break-up
between both sides, the club confirmed on Thursday. Car joined Zadar in
September, when it was agreed he will play »pro bono« but will have an
option to leave the club at any time. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Zagreb grab first win against Vilnius Milica
Dabovic drove WBC Novi Zagreb over the line as they grabbed their first
EuroLeague Women Group C success of the season with a 70-67 home
victory over Kibirkstis-Vici Vilnius on Wednesday. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular season, Round 7: a chance for more qualifiers! As
the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season reaches Round 7,
three teams - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Group A, Real Madrid in
Group B and defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus in Group C - have
already sealed their tickets to the Top 16. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Parker puts on a Clinic in Kosice Candace
Parker was the star of the show as two of EuroLeague Women's top teams
lived up to their billing, UMMC Ekateringburg beating Good Angels
Kosice 72-68 in Group A. 7,855 fans turned out in Kosice to watch their
team take on the reigning champions. Read more here.
November 28, 2013 - Fenerbahce fight off Nadezhda Cappie
Pondexter kept her cool from the foul line to extend Fenerbahce's
unbeaten run at home to 16 games at the expense of winless Nadezhda
Orenburg, with a 71-69 success in EuroLeague Women Group B on
Wednesday. Read more here.
November 27, 2013 - Opacak back in Siroki Primorka Siroki
immediately reacted after the injury of Stanko Barac and signed two
ex-players, Ivan Opacak and Karlo Vragovic. Opacak has a long history
with the club from Herzegovina for which he was already playing in
2002-03 and between 2005 and 2007. Read more here.
November 27, 2013 - Krka needs a new point-guard Controversity,
which followed the injury of Malcolm Armstead, was cleared after his
knee injury, when it was stated that he will not be able to play for
several month. Krka already misses its point-guard since the beginning
of November. Read more here.
November 27, 2013 - Dramicanin is Week 4 Top performer Rastko
Dramicanin of Fortress Jaszberenyi registered an efficiency index
rating of 32 and is the Top Statistical Performer of EuroChallenge Week
4, which included three games. Dramicanin finished with 29 points on
12-for-19 shooting from the floor and 10 rebounds. Read more here.
November 27, 2013 - Gaziantep surprise as Zdovc takes reins In
a surprise move, Royal Hali Gaziantep have announced that Slovenian
coach Jure Zdovc is to take charge of the Turkish EuroChallenge club
and stay at the helm until the end of the 2014/15 season. Zdovc
replaces on the sidelines coach Aziz Bekir. Read more here.
November 27, 2013 - Cholet inflict first loss on Bears Lamayn
Wilson put-back shot three seconds from the final buzzer gave Cholet
Basket a dramatic 68-66 win on the road over the previously unbeaten
Bakken Bears Aarhus. Danish side came into the Group G Week 3 encounter
on a 10-game winning streak. Read more here.
November 27, 2013 - Ekaterinburg survive Jaszberenyi scare Ural
Ekaterinburg managed to shake off a persistent Fortress Jaszberenyi in
overtime and prevailed 88-85 at home to improve to 2-1 in EuroChallenge
Regular Season Group F. Russian hosts appeared to seize control of
proceedings against a visiting side. Read more here.
November 26, 2013 - Barac will miss remainder of the season One
of the best players of Siroki Primorka so far this season, if not the
best, Boris Barac has injured his knee badly in ABA League 9th round
game against Krka Novo mesto. MRI showed, that he has torn the ACL and
that he would be out until the end of the season. Read more here.
November 26, 2013 - Bilbao Basket brings back Markota Bilbao
Basket bolstered its frontcourt by inking power forward Damir Markota
for the remainder of the season, the club announced Monday. Markota
(2.08 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Brose Baskets Bamberg. Read
November 26, 2013 - Eurocup, Regular Season, Round 7: decisive games ahead! It
is decision time in the 2013-14 Eurocup Regular Season! Round 7 arrives
with the first chance for as many as six teams to make it to the next
round, the Last 32. Many other teams are already in do-or-die
situations. Read more here.
November 26, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, Game of the Week: Good Angels vs. UMMC When
Good Angels Kosice welcome UMMC Ekaterinburg, it will be a big match-up
in more ways than one claims home coach Maros Kovacik. The Kosice
play-caller is looking forward to his team being backed by a huge
crowd. Read more here.
November 26, 2013 - Pekovic makes pledge to Montenegro The
EuroBasket 2015 2nd Qualification Round gets under way in the summer
and even the draw takes place after the winter break, but Montenegro
fans have every reason to already feel optimistic about their chances.
Read more here.
November 26, 2013 - FIBA family grows FIBA's
last Central Board meeting of 2013 came to a close on Sunday in Buenos
Aires, Argentina with important discussions and exchange of information
taking place on a variety of topics. The FIBA family grew over the
weekend. Read more here.
November 25, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom wins over Mega Vizura In
very good and interesting game in Belgrade, Crvena Zvezda Telekom
defended its home court against very good Mega Vizura. Game full of
good and attractive moves, fast plays and transitions, brought new win
for Red and whites. Read more here.
November 25, 2013 - Budivelnik Kiev tabs three-point specialist Cook Budivelnik
Kiev reached an agreement with shooting guard Daequan Cook to work
together until the end of the 2013-14 season, the club announced
Monday. Cook (1.96 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Chicago of the
NBA. Read more here.
November 25, 2013 - Cimberio Varese adds Banks A
familiar face is back to Cimberio Varese, as the club announced Monday
that shooting guard Adrian Banks inked a contract for the remainder of
the season. Banks (1.91 meters, 27 years) arrives from Galil Gilboa.
Read more here.
November 25, 2013 - Mc Cray for Phillips at Wisla Wisla
Can-Pack have made a major change in personnel after announcing the
arrival of swingman Danielle Mc Cray following the mutual departure of
Australian Erin Phillips due to health issues. Read more here.
November 25, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 4 preview This
might not be an action-packed week in the EuroChallenge, but three
important games take place on Tuesday for the Regular Season to reach
its half-way point in Groups E, F and G. The Danes of Bakken Bears
Aarhus will try to extend their unbeaten run. Read more here.
November 25, 2013 - Brose Baskets adds big man Fischer Brose
Baskets Bamberg reached an agreement with center D'or Fischer to work
together for the remainder of the season, the club over the weekend.
Fischer arrives from Donetsk, where he averaged 10.3 points, 5.7
rebounds and a block in 6 Eurocup games last season. Read more here.
November 25, 2013 - Henry, Gasol lead Lakers past Kings 100-86 Xavier
Henry had another one of those solid games that Los Angeles Lakers
coach Mike D'Antoni wishes he could get from his guard on a consistent
basis. Henry scored 12 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Pau
Gasol had 20 points and 10 rebounds. Read more here.
November 25, 2013 - Durant, Ibaka pace Thunder to 95-73 win over Jazz Oklahoma
City is having no problem adjusting to the occasional game without
All-Start Russell Westbrook. The Thunder cruised to a 95-73 win over
struggling Utah on Sunday night while their star point guard took the
night off to rest his surgically repaired right knee. Read more here.
November 24, 2013 - Krka wins over Siroki Primorka 68-63 Interesting
game in Siroki Brijeg as Krka used its chances and wins over hosts
Siroki Primorka. Both teams had chances in this game, but Krka had more
patience in final minutes. Krka improved to 4-5 record with this win,
while Siroki dropped to 2-7 record. Read more here.
November 24, 2013 - Partizan NIS destroyed Radnicki 92-66 Much
easier that anyone expected, Partizan NIS celebrated in road game as
they topped Radnicki Kragujevac 92-66. Game which was announced as Game
of the week, didn't bring excitements at all as Partizan NIS dominated
over Radnicki in all game segments. Read more here.
November 24, 2013 - Buducnost VOLI topped Szolnoki Olaj 84-75 In
one very good and interesting game, Buducnost VOLI wins in road game
over Szolnoki Olaj and improved its record to 6-3. Szolnoki Olaj
dropped to 3-6. Szolnoki Olaj played well, but Buducnost VOLI well
controled game and grabbed deserved win. Read more here.
November 23, 2013 - Cedevita wins over Union Olimpija 71-69 In
real drama, in overtime, Cedevita Zagreb wins over Union Olimpija and
grabbed one very important road game. Union Olimpija played very good,
and they were even better in the most of this game, but at the end
Cedevita celebrated. Read more here.
November 23, 2013 - MZT Skopje wins over Igokea 90-85 In
interesting game in Skopje, MZT Skopje had more patience and wins on
this game. WIth this win, MZT Skopje improved to 4-5 record, while
Igokea dropped to 5-4. Igokea had its chances, but obviously, it wasn't
enough to beat MZT Skopje on road game. Read more here.
November 23, 2013 - Cibona wins over Zadar 91-74 In
Croatian derby in Game 9 in ABA Adriatic league, easier than they
expected after first half, Cibona topped Zadar 91-74. Zadar played well
in first half and led 40-39 at the end of second quarter. But, second
half brought better game for Cibona and gave them another win. Read
November 23, 2013 - With Velickovic return, Bamberg releases Markota Brose
Baskets Bamberg has released Damir Markota with immediate effect
following the return of power forward Novica Velickovic. Markota had
signed a three-month deal in late September as a replacement for
Velickovic. Read more here.
November 23, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular season Round 6 bwin MVP: Vladimir Dragicevic, Stelmet Zielona Gora He
already was one of the hottest players in his first ever Euroleague
campaign. On Thursday Vladimir Dragicevic had his best game of the
season, making history both from an individual and team perspective.
Read more here.
November 23, 2013 - Euroleague, Belgrade rivals defeated In
the sixth round of Euroleague Regular Season both ABA League
representatives, Partizan NIS and Crvena zvezda Telekom, suffered new
defeats. Partizan lost to Barcelona at home , while Crvena zvezda
played an even game in Krasnodar, but lost in the end. Read more here.
November 23, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 9 preview With
three games today, Game 9 in ABA Adriatic league regular season will
start. Three more games will be played tomorrow, November 24, and one
game at Monday, November 25. Read more here. Radnicki will host
Partizan NIS in Game of the Week. Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - Strasbourg 83 - 72 Brose Baskets Bamberg Strasbourg
registered its first Turkish Airlines Euroleague win since 2005 by
downing Brose Baskets Bamberg 83-72 in Group B on Friday. Strasbourg
improved to 1-5, while Bamberg ties with Zalgiris Kaunas for fourth
place, each with a 2-4 record. Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 84 - 68 Budivelnik Kiev Fenerbahce
Ulker led from start to finish in beating visiting Budivelnik Kiev
84-68 to remain unbeaten and become the first club to advance to the
Top 16 this season. Fenerbahce improved to 6-0 atop of Group A, while
Budivelnik remained in a share of fifth place with a 1-5 record. Read
November 22, 2013 - Unicaja Malaga 74 - 82 Olympiacos Piraeus Reigning
Euroleague MVP Vassilis Spanoulis made 4 fourth-quarter three-pointers
– including three in a row in a 0-13 run – as Olympiacos Piraeus came
back from 11 down to beat Unicaja Malaga 74-82 at Martin Carpena Arena
and in the process clinched a Top 16 berth. Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 79 - 72 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade Lokomotiv
Kuban Krasnodar used a 15-2 fourth-quarter run to take control en route
to a 79-72 home win over Crvena Zvezda Telekom. The win – Lokomotiv’s
third in a row – lifted Coach Evgeny Pashutin’s team into sole
possession of first place in Group D with a 5-1 record. Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - Real Madrid extends Laso's contract through 2016 On
Friday afternoon is was made official by the club that Real Madrid and
head coach Pablo Laso reached an agreement to extend their relationship
for two more seasons, until the end of the 2015-16 season. Laso arrived
to the Real Madrid bench at the start of the 2011-12 season. Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - Novak set to inspect Ukraine FIBA
Europe Secretary General Kamil Novak will visit Ukraine in December to
visit designated venues for EuroBasket 2015. During the trip Novak will
be accompanied by top Ukrainian basketball officials and together they
will inspect construction sites of the new arenas. Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - Szolnoki Olaj reinforced with the former NBA player The
only Hungarian representative in ABA League Szolnoki Olaj confirmed
that they aim high this season, by bringing in former NBA player Justin
Holiday, who attended the training camp of Utah Jazz this summer, but
couldn't make it on their roster for this NBA season. Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - Changes for Gaziantep, Szolnoki Royal
Hali Gaziantep's 74-69 home defeat to CSM Oradea in Group B action sent
shock-waves around the EuroChallenge on Tuesday and its consequences
are more far-reaching than initially thought. Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - Dabovic is EuroLeague Women Week 3 Top performer Milica
Dabovic has some positives to take out of Novi Zagreb's road loss at
CCC Polkowice, namely finishing as Week Three's Top Performer. Despite
her team going down by nine points, 62-53, she was able to produce her
best individual performance of her campaign to date. Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 3 roundup Two
teams, BK Ventspils in Group C and Triumph Lyubertsy in Group D,
claimed their third win this week and march on unbeaten in the
EuroChallenge Regular Season. At the opposite end BC Kyiv in Group D
and ZZ Leiden in Group G suffered their third consecutive defeats. Read
November 22, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, Week 3 review After
a summer of significant investment and high expectations heading into
the new season, things have turned quite ugly for Nadezhda - or at
least as far as EuroLeague Women is concerned. The Russian club have
lost all three games and are in danger of sinking. Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - Stellar start keeps Gala perfect A
spectacular first-half carried Galatasaray to another convincing
EuroLeague Women win after they completed a 63-50 success against
Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje to preserve their unbeaten status. Shavonte
Zellous was outstanding for Galatasaray odeabank against Sparta&K.
Read more here.
November 22, 2013 - Champions Bounce Back Reigning
EuroCup Women champions Dynamo Moscow bounced straight back to winning
ways as Tina Charles illuminated an 88-57 blowout of domestic rivals
Spartak Noginsk. The center was simply unstoppable and finished with 22
points. Read more here.
November 21, 2013 - Panathinaikos Athens 80 - 72 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius James
Gist scored a career-high 24 points in rallying Panathinaikos back from
a 13-point deficit to an 80-72 victory. Greens scored 16 unanswered
points in a run that bridged the third and fourth quarters to take
control and never trailed again. Read more here.
November 21, 2013 - Bayern Munich 71 - 78 Stelmet Zielona Gora Stelmet
Zielona Gora knocked off Bayern Munich 78-71 for the Polish champ’s
first ever Euroleague road win. A week after a heart-breaking loss at
the buzzer to Olympiacos, Zielona Gora used a big third-quarter rally
to take charge and held on the rest of the way. Read more here.
November 21, 2013 - CSKA Moscow 72 - 60 JSF Nanterre CSKA
Moscow registered its ninth straight home win by holding off JSF
Nanterre’s late charge for a 72-60 victory. After struggling early, the
hosts dominated the second quarter to take control at halftime, added a
12-2 third-quarter run and extended the lead to 21 in the fourth. Read
November 21, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season Round 6 MVP: Vladimir Golubovic, Aykon TED Ankara Kolejliler Another
round passed by with 24 games with battles all across Europe, but when
the dust settled only one winning player earned MVP honors for Round 6
and that was none other than Vladimir Golubovic of Aykon TED Ankara
Kolejliler, as he racked up an index rating of 36. Read more here.
November 21, 2013 - Higgins is EuroChallenge Week 3 Top performer An
unstoppable Courdon Higgins steered Triumph Lyubertsy to safety through
the roller-coaster ride that was their clash with Gaz Metan Medias and
ended up as the EuroChallenge Week 3 Top Statistical Performer. Read
November 21, 2013 - New beginning for courageous Kovacevic Natasa
Kovacevic has spoken of a new beginning after being the guest of honour
at a friendly game held by Crvena Zvezda to mark the Gyor tragedy which
occurred during September of this year. Crvena Zvezda and HAT Uni Gyor
came together with Kovacevic. Read more here.
November 21, 2013 - First wounds in EuroChallenge Two
ABA League teams that compete in EuroChallenge cup, that were still
unbeaten until this week, suffered first European defeats of the season
– both were defeated in the road games. Hungarian team Szolnoki Olaj
didn't had its expectations too high. Read more here.
November 21, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular season, Round 6: first Top 16 qualifiers? The
2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague reaches Round 6 and three teams -
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Group A, Real Madrid in Group B and
defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus in Group C - have the chance to
quality to the Top 16. Read more here.
November 21, 2013 - Minsk rally to top Szolnoki Tsmoki
Minsk staged a stunning fourth quarter fightback to hand Szolnoki Olaj
their first defeat in Group H of the EuroChallenge, 76-68. Demonte
Harper had 19 points and nine rebounds in the win, with Parrish Petty
adding 15 with nine boards. Read more here.
November 21, 2013 - BLMA late show hands Rivas a first loss Lattes
Montpellier are yet to taste defeat after squeezing out a 58-53
EuroLeague Women Group B victory against the previously unbeaten Rivas
Ecopolis. Shameka Christon top scored with 15 points and ultimately
iced the game from the free-throw line for BLMA. Read more here.
November 21, 2013 - Polkowice grind out much needed win It
wasn't exactly pretty, but that won't matter to Jacek Winnick and CCC
Polkowice after the Polish champions claimed a first EuroLeague Women
win of the season with a 62-53 success against Novi Zagreb. Read more here.
November 20, 2013 - Augustus arrives to hand Kursk a boost Dynamo
Kursk have had their ranks bolstered by the arrival of WNBA champion
and former EuroCup Women winner Seimone Augustus. The guard, who fired
over 16 points-per-game for Minnesota Lynx en-route to the title, will
finally line-up again in EuroCup Women. Read more here.
November 20, 2013 - Buducnost complaint was turned down ABA
League director Josip Bilic announced that the complained filed by
Budućnost VOLI about the final shot of Jakov Vladovic (Union Olimpija),
which it claims it was made out of the regular time, was turned down.
Read more here.
November 20, 2013 - Tofas edge clear to top Novo Mesto Tofas
SC Bursa pulled away to claim a crucial 81-72 win over Krka, bringing
the two clubs level at 2-1 in Group F of the EuroChallenge. A tense
fight went to the final minutes, but a quick 7-0 burst in the latter
half of the fourth quarter gave Tofas the advantage they needed. Read
November 20, 2013 - Free throws lift Samokov to win Evan
Ravenel and Zlatin Georgiev made key free throws at the death as Rilski
Sportist edged out BC Mures 70-68 for their first win in EuroChallenge.
Rilski Sportist had squandered a lead which reached 12 points just
before half-time to allow Mures to tie it with 41 seconds left. Read
November 20, 2013 - Igokea, coach Bajic part ways Igokea
Aleksandrovac decided to part ways with head coach Dragan Bajic,
replacing him with his former assistant, Milutin Latincic. Bajic led
Igokea to a 1-4 record in the Eurocup and his team was 4-3 in the
Adriatic League. Read more here.
November 19, 2013 - ABA League sanctioned Buducnost for the violation of rules in the 8th round BC
Buducnost VOLI was fined 500 Euros due to inappropriate behavior of the
assistant coach Mr. Rakocevic after the game, which led to the report
filed by the judge. Rakocevic is also prohibited of performing his
duties on 1 (one) game. Read more here.
November 19, 2013 - EuroLeague Women Game of the Week: BLMA vs. Rivas Something
has to give when Basket Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration and Rivas
Ecopolis go head-to-head in EuroLeague Women Group B. With a combined 3
wins from 3 games, it's perhaps something of a surprise that both teams
have got immediately onto the front foot. Read more here.
November 19, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season, Round 6: decisive games ahead! Eurocup
regular season reaches Round 6 with 2 undefeated teams - FoxTown Cantu
and Unics Kazan, and 3 other squads still looking for their first win.
Everyone has faced all of its regular season group opponents so expect
even more interesting showdowns from now on! Read more here.
November 19, 2013 - Bazdaric back in the team after three weeks It
was confirmed that Cedevita's captain Marino Bazdaric will be back on
the court after three weeks. The 35-year-old Bazdaric, who is with
Cedevita since 2009 and has an average playing time of 20 minutes, was
sidelined at the end of October. Read more here.
November 19, 2013 - Siroki Primorka named Jaksa Vulic new coach The
fifth defeat in a row forced Siroki Primorka to make the move in the
coaching position and on Monday Damir Vujanovic was replaced with Jaksa
Vulic, who will lead the team against Krka on Sunday. Vulic, was so far
the assistant coach in Cedevita. Read more here.
November 19, 2013 - Union Olimpija will keep Vladovic On
Monday it was confirmed that Jakov Vladovic, Union Olimpija's hero from
the Saturday's game against Buducnost, earned himself the contract
until the end of the season. Vladovic was on a try-out in his first
month with Union Olimpija. Read more here.
November 18, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom wins over Partizan NIS 86-83 in overtime Probably
the best game so far in ABA Adriatic league regular season, as in
fantastic atmosphere in Pionir Sport hall in Belgrade, Crvena Zvezda
Telekom wins over Partizan NIS. Both teams played well, both teams
deserved win, but Crvena Zvezda had some more luck. Read more here.
November 18, 2013 - Resilient Cholet find reward EuroChallenge
participants Cholet Basket looked bound to suffer a third consecutive
loss in the French Pro A on the weekend, but came up with a huge fourth
quarter to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Read more here.
November 18, 2013 - Draws to take place on 1st December Following
on from the announcement of all host countries for 2014 events at the
FIBA Europe Board Meeting in Madrid, Spain over the weekend, the
official draw is the next major event on the FIBA Europe calendar. Read
November 18, 2013 - Partizan NIS loses Westermann to knee injury Partizan
NIS Belgrade suffered a big blow to its hopes of reaching the Turkish
Airlines Top 16 when it was confirmed Monday that starting point guard
Leo Westermann's knee injury will likely sideline him for the remainder
of the season. Read more here.
November 18, 2013 - Paulauskas resigns Nadezhda
Orenburg head coach Algirdas Paulauskas has stepped aside and
Perfumerias Avenida suffered a sucker-punch in Liga Femenina to fall to
a first domestic loss. Algirdas Paulauskas resigned from his position
due to health issues. Read more here.
November 17, 2013 - Westermann might be out until spring 2014 All
eyes of fans are already down on eternal derby between Partizan NIS and
Crvena zvezda Telekom scheduled for Monday but it will have to be
played without the newly injured Leo Westermann. He injured his
anterior cruciate ligament. Read more here.
November 17, 2013 - Mega Vizura topped Siroki Primorka 82-73 Mega
Vizura improved its record to 4-4 after they wins over Siroki Primorka
at home. Siroki Primorka dropped to 2-6 record and will keep struggling
to escape from the bottom of the standings in ABA Adriatic league and
save place for the next season. Read more here.
November 17, 2013 - Cedevita wins over Radnicki 79-71 In
one not so quality game, Cedevita wins over Radnicki and improved its
record to 6-2. After this defeat, Radnicki dropped to 3-5. Radnicki had
its chances, but bad free-throw percentage and Cedevita's domination
under baskets decided winners in this game. Read more here.
November 17, 2013 - Warriors hold off Jazz 102-88 after O'Neal injury Klay
Thompson led the way with 25 points, and five others scored in double
digits in an all-around effort that helped the Warriors hold off the
Jazz 102-88 for their third straight victory - though perhaps its
costliest one. Read more here.
November 17, 2013 - Clippers work for win over injury-weakened Nets Despite
playing without four of their big guns, the Brooklyn Nets almost dealt
the Los Angeles Clippers an embarrassing loss. In the end, though, the
Clippers hit some critical shots to slip past the injury-depleted Nets.
Forward Blake Griffin had 30 points and 12 rebounds. Read more here.
November 16, 2013 - Cibona topped Krka 77-66 Cibona
Zagreb surprised Krka in Novo Mesto just two days after they splitted
with coach Neven Spahija. Cibona played well in whole game, especially
in second quarter when they dominated 31-16 over Krka. With this win,
Cibona improved its record to 5-3. Read more here.
November 16, 2013 - EuroBasket format set to change The
FIBA Europe Board has approved a major change in the competition system
of the EuroBasket finals format as of 2017, dispensing of the Second
Round and moving into the elimination rounds directly after the First
phase. Read more here.
November 16, 2013 - Igokea fired coach Bajic Igokea
surprisingly decided to fire coach Dragan Bajic just before the
beginning of the game against Szolnoki Olaj. The main reason for firing
Bajic was still not revealed by the club but the team was already
coached by his former assistant Milutin Lastinic against Szolnoki Olaj.
Read more here.
November 16, 2013 - Union Olimpija wins over Buducnost VOLI 78-76 With
amazing buzzer-beater by Jakov Vladovic Union Olimpija continued its
winning streak and improved its record to 2-6. Buducnost VOLI played
better in the most of game, but that last shot by Vladovic decided
winners. Buducnost VOLI dropped to 5-3 record. Read more here.
November 16, 2013 - Igokea topped Szolnoki Olaj 72-58 Igokea
had no tough goal in this game as they outplayed and dominated over
Szolnoki Olaj to improve its record to 5-3. Szolnoki Olaj dropped to
3-5. Despite part ways with coach Dragan Bajic, Igokea played very well
and gave no chances to Szolnoki Olaj. Read more here.
November 16, 2013 - Zadar wins over MZT Skopje 72-70 In
interesting game, Zadar defended its home court and refused to allow
MZT Skopje to surprise them. With this win, Zadar improved to 3-5
record, until MZT Skopje dropped to 3-5. MZT Skopje had 14 turnovers
and only 59% for free-throws. Read more here.
November 16, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular season Round 5 bwin MVP: Justin Dentmon, Zalgiris Kaunas Rookies
rarely make it to the top of the class so quickly, but in just his
fifth Turkish Airlines Euroleague game, Zalgiris Kaunas point guard
Justin Dentmon busted out with a stellar performance on Thursday to
walk off with bwin MVP honor for regular season Round 5. Read more here.
November 16, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 8 preview Time
for Game 8 in ABA Adriatic league. After seven played games, Partizan
NIS is leader in competition with 6-1 record. Crvena Zvezda Telekom,
Buducnost VOLI and Cedevita Zagreb have 5-2 record and are just behind
the leader. Read more here.
November 16, 2013 - Euroleague: Zvezda successful again, Partizan unlucky Two
ABA League teams stepped on the court on Friday in Euroleague and
played two games with a totally different outcome. While Partizan NIS
was outplayed in Moscow against one of the European powerhouses, Crvena
Zvezda Telekom achieved the second consecutive victory. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 83 - 72 Strasbourg
Emporio Armani Milan picked up its second straight victory for the
first time in more than a year by downing Strasbourg 83-72. With the
win Milan improved to 3-2 and a tie for second place in Group C, while
Strasbourg fell to 0-5 and sits in last place. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade 88 - 77 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius Crvena
Zvezda Telekom Belgrade notched its second straight victory in Group D
by winning at home 88-77 over Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. Jaka Blazic
poured in 16 points for the winners, who improved to 2-3. Blake Schilb
added 14 points. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul 84 - 74 Bayern Munich Shaking
off injuries that have sidelined four of its top players in the last
month, Galatasaray Liv Hospital won a battle of pride 84-74 over
visiting FC Bayern Munich to close the first half of the regular
season. The victory left both teams with 3-2 records. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - CSKA Moscow 88 - 46 Partizan NIS Belgrade CSKA
Moscow got back to its winning ways by crushing a depleted Partizan NIS
Belgrade 88-46 on Friday. The win improved CSKA to 3-2 for a share of
the second place in Group A, while Partizan dropped to 1-4 and fifth
place. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - Olympiacos Piraeus 79 - 77 Stelmet Zielona Gora The
champs remained undefeated, but had to use every second to do so.
Vangelos Mantazris’s three-pointer at the buzzer proved to be the fifth
– and final – lead change in the closing minute as Olympiacos Piraeus
edged Stelmet Zielona Gora 79-77. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, Week 2 review It's
the hallmark of any true champion team that even when they are at their
worst, they are sometimes at their best. The ability to squeeze out a
win even if quite hideously ugly, as was the case for UMMC this week
against Tango Bourges. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - Adam Chubb, back to the injury list EWE
Baskets Oldenburg have long awaited the return of its big man Adam
Chubb, but after playing only one game, Chubb returns to the injury
list. During Tuesday's 91-86 win over Bilbao Basket, Chubb broke a bone
in his left ankle. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - Lavender Week 2 Top performer Jantel
Lavender has been making a statement in the early stages of EuroLeague
Women 2014, exemplified by her week 2 top statistical performer
ranking. The Wisla Can Pack center produced a stellar all round
performance on Wednesday night, accruing an efficiency of 37. Read more
November 15, 2013 - Macchi, Ress power Schio to victory A
vintage performance by Laura Macchi and some fine work on the glass by
Kathrin Ress took Beretta Famila Schio to a 73-62 win against Kayseri
Kaski spor in EuroLeague Women Group A. Elodie Godin and Schio are now
2 of 2. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - Eurocup: Two overtimes, two victories Seven
ABA League teams, that participate in Eurocup this season, stepped on
the court on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cedevita and Union Olimpija
achieved new victories. Igokea almost achieved the second victory this
season in Eurocup. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - Cibona parts ways with Spahija, names Rimac coach Cibona
Zagreb and head coach Neven Spahija parted ways on Thursday, following
a Round 5 loss at home to FoxTown Cantu. The club also announced that
Spahija's assistant coach and a club legend, Slaven Rimac, will take
over in the role of head coach. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - Lukoil Academic appoint Galanis coach Bulgarian
champion Lukoil Academic Sofia hired Dimitris Galanis as the club’s new
head coach for the remainder of the season. He takes over for Oliver
Kostic, who was relieved of his duties a week earlier. Galanis, 42, has
worked mostly in his native Greece. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - Budivelnik Kiev 74 - 84 FC Barcelona FC
Barcelona used a fourth quarter surge to finally take control of its
road game at Budivelnik Kiev, winning 84-74 in Group A. Barcelona
picked up its first road victory of the season as Ante Tomic scored 18
points to pace five Barca scorers in double figures. Read more here.
November 15, 2013 - Unicaja Malaga 73 - 75 Montepaschi Siena In
a battle that went down to the wire, Montepaschi Siena grabbed its
first win in Group C by edging Unicaja Malaga 73-75. Montepaschi
improved to 1-4 in Group C, while Unicaja dropped to 2-3. Jeff Viggiano
became the game hero with the game-winning jumper at the buzzer. Read
November 14, 2013 - Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 75 - 68 Panathinaikos Athens Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv picked up its fourth straight win, downing
Panathinaikos Athens 75-68 in Nokia Arena on Thursday night. Maccabi
improved to 4-1 to keep its share of the Group D lead, while
Panathinaikos dropped to 2-3 and a third place tie. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 83 - 66 JSF Nanterre Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul earned its best start this century in the Euroleague by
holding off JSF Nanterre for an 83-66 home win that was much closer
than the score indicates on Thursday. Nanterre cut the difference to
68-64 with 4:20. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Zalgiris Kaunas 91 - 81 Brose Baskets Bamberg Zalgiris
improved its chances to reach the Top 16 from Group B by downing Brose
Baskets Bamberg 91-81 in front of 10,000 fans at Zalgirio Arena on
Thursday. Zalgiris tied with Brose Baskets in the group standings at
2-3. Justin Dentmon paced the winners with 24 points. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Hapoel Jerusalem lands Eliyahu on three-year deal Hapoel
Migdal Jerusalem continued on its quest to become a top team in Israel
and Europe by signing Euroleague veteran Lior Eliyahu to a three-year
deal. Eliyahu arrives from Jerusalem’s archrival Maccabi Electra Tel
Aviv, where he played six of the past 7 seasons. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 85 - 84 Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Lokomotiv
Kuban Krasnodar edged Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 85-84, winning for the
second straight week on a late Krunoslav Simon three-pointer. The hosts
trailed by 8 with two-and-half minutes remaining, but rallied behind
Marcus Williams, who assisted on the game-winning three. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Slovenia enter Post-Maljkovic era The
Slovenian Basketball Federation (KZS) confirmed on Thursday that, by
mutual consent, the contract with senior national team head coach
Bozidar Maljkovic will not be renewed into 2014. Bozidar Maljkovic has
cited that he has no interest in resuming in the role. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 2 roundup The
EuroChallenge Regular Season is still only two weeks old, but already
there are just as many plot lines and twists and turns as those we
normally come across towards the business end of the season. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Elonu EuroChallenge Week 2 top performer Elonu
Chinemelu was not able to help Tofas to back-to-back victories to begin
the new EuroChallenge season, but he was still able to top Week Two's
EuroChallenge top statistical performer's list. Nigerian-born center
ended with an efficiency rating of 35. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Nicholls takes centre stage for Rivas Laura
Nicholls took centre stage for Rivas Ecopolis as she registered the
highest EuroLeague Women score of her career to fuel a 90-71 Group B
win against struggling Nadezhda Orenburg. She poured in 23 points as
Rivas picked up a second success. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball's Jordi Bertomeu meets Israeli media Euroleague
Basketball President and CEO Jordi Bertomeu is visiting Maccabi Electra
Tel Aviv this week in the first of several trips to discuss the
league's progress and future plans directly with member clubs. Read
November 14, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season Round 5 MVP: Mike Green, Khimki Moscow Region It
took Khimki Moscow Region a big effort to pull a 86-91 road win at
Igokea Aleksandrovac and the big instigator of the victory for the
Russian team was Michael Green who, in the process, earned weekly MVP
honors for Regular Season Round 5. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Galatasaray adds small forward Hairston Amidst
a terrible run of injuries, Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul fortified
its roster with the signing of small forward Malik Hairston, the club
announced Wednesday. Hairston last played in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague for EA7 Emporio Armani Milano. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Rilski rally not enough against Minsk 4th-quarter
comeback from Rilski Sportist fell short as they lost 78-73 to Tsmoki
Minsk in EuroChallenge Group H. The hosts began the 4th quarter
trailing by 18 points and seemingly out of contention, but they cut the
gap all the way down to three with 19 seconds left. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Pierson produces again for Good Angels Another
high-class contribution from in-form forward Plenette Pierson carried
Good Angels Kosice to a 75-64 success against visiting Uni Gyor in
EuroLeague Women Group A. The 32-year-old scooped the week one MVP
award. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Eldebrink on fire for Villeneuve d'Ascq A
wonderful line from Swedish national team star Elin Eldebrink and 24
points from Lenae Williams carried Villeneuve d'Ascq to a crushing win
against domestic rivals Nantes Reze. Eldebrink finished with a
fantastic double-double of 14 points and 12 assists. Read more here.
November 14, 2013 - Szolnoki and Krka stay perfect in EuroChallenge Two
of ABA League participants in EuroChallenge Cup, Szolnoki Olaj and Krka
kept the perfect record after two rounds, by winning important games on
the road in neighbouring countries. Krka Novo mesto demonstrated the
true meaning of a fantastic defensive performance. Read more here.
November 13, 2013 - Real Madrid 103 - 57 Anadolu Efes Istanbul Real
Madrid remained undefeated in Group B and provided plenty of showtime
at both ends by simply overwhelming Anadolu Efes Istanbul 103-57 in the
Spanish capital on Wednesday. Madrid leads Group B with a 5-0 record,
while Efes dropped to 3-2. Read more here.
November 13, 2013 - Euroleague Regular season, Round 5: it gets even better! The
2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague reaches its halfway mark this week.
Three teams remain undefeated - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul in Group A,
Real Madrid in Group B and defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus in
Group C - and only two squads are looking for their first win. Read
November 13, 2013 - Szolnoki pull away for big win Szolnoki
Olaj turned in a dominant fourth quarter to cruise to an 85-72 victory
over BC Mures, but this EuroChallenge Group H contest was not as
one-sided as it was made to look. visitors outscored Mures 24-9 in the
final 10 minutes, turning a once intense battle into a laugher. Read
November 13, 2013 - Ventspils too strong for Sodertalje BK
Ventspils overpowered Sodertalje to take a 72-63 win and move to 2-0 in
Group C of EuroChallenge. Sodertalje enjoyed only a couple of brief
runs in the game - keeping them in touch with their hosts. Read more here.
November 12, 2013 - CEZ Nymburk adds veteran guard Ilievski CEZ
Basketball Nymburk reach an agreement with veteran playmaker Vlado
Ilievski to work together for the remainder of the season, the club
announced Tuesday. Ilievski (1.88 meters, 33 years old) is a veteran of
12 Euroleague seasons with seven different teams. Read more here.
November 12, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball, One Team with Philippine typhoon victims The
Euroleague Basketball family will come together as One Team all across
the continent this week in support of the victims of the typhoon that
left widespread devastation in the Philippines in recent days. Read
November 12, 2013 - Ekaterinburg hang on to top Tofas A
late rally fell short as Tofas SC Bursa went down 74-70 to Ural
Ekaterinburg in Group F of the EuroChallenge. Ekaterinburg led by as
many as 16 early in the fourth quarter and although Tofas capped a late
run with seven straight points to get within four with 56 seconds left.
Read more here.
November 12, 2013 - Dudley, Gordon join Galatasaray's long-term injury list Bad
luck continues to plague Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul as two
starters scoring in double figures - Jamont Gordon, the team's assist
leader, and Erwin Dudley, the best rebounder - were added to its
growing long-term injury list. Read more here.
November 12, 2013 - Van Rossom earns his running shoes There
are athletes who start off as teenage prodigies, others that have a
couple of random brilliant seasons (or games) in a career of highs and
lows, or those who explode late, as veterans, after years of quiet
mediocrity. Read more here.
November 12, 2013 - Olimpija broke the ice, Varda's scoring record Union
Olimpija achieved its first triumph of the season in the 7th round of
ABA League, by beating Szolnoki Olaj on the road. Partizan is now alone
at the top after Cedevita was defeated in Pionir. Ratko Varda set the
new scoring record of the season. Read mor here.
November 12, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, Game of the week: Zagreb vs. Galatasaray Despite
opening the new EuroLeague Women season with a loss, Lisa Karcic is
hoping Novi Zagreb can take confidence from a promising first night
performance. The Croatian club will have to be at their best when they
entertain Turkish giants Galatasaray odeabank this week. Read more here.
November 12, 2013 - EuroChallenge, Game of the week: Bakken vs. Kataja The
Tuesday night clash between Bakken Bears and Kataja Basket on Day 2 of
the EuroChallenge Regular Season Group G is much more than just a
Nordic derby. The Bears have yet to taste defeat this season in any
competition. Read more here.
November 12, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 7 recap Union
Olimpija reached its first win in ABA Adriatic league regular season.
They needed even seven games to grab first win. Partizan NIS is leader
with 6-1 record, three teams from 2nd to 4th place have identical 5-2
record, Crvena Zvezda Telekom, Buducnost VOLI and Cedevita. Read more here.
November 12, 2013 - Eurocup Regular season, Round 5: The midway point arrives! The
midway point of the of the Eurocup regular season hits this week!
Twenty-four Round 5 games over two days will leave every team with five
played and will help clear up the race for the Last 32. Three teams
enter Round 5 with perfect records intact. Read more here.
November 11, 2013 - Partizan NIS demolished Siroki Primorka 81-60 Much
easier than anyone expected, Partizan NIS demolished Siroki Primorka
and improved its record to 6-1. With this win, Partizan NIS is leader
in ABA Adriatic league after 7 played games. Siroki actually had no
much chances in this game. Read more here.
November 11, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 2 preview - Groups E through H The
week's schedule includes 15 games, 13 of which will take place on
Tuesday and two on Wednesday, while the Group D clash between BC Kyiv
and Triumph Lyubertsy will take place on 10 December. Read more here.
November 11, 2013 - EuroChallenge Week 2 preview - Groups A through D After
an enormously entertaining start that featured enormous surprises and
nail-biting thrillers, the EuroChallenge Regular Season continues with
the second week of action. The week's schedule includes 15 games. Read
November 11, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball announces 2013-14 NIJT qualifying tournament dates Euroleague
Basketball is pleased to announce the dates of the four qualifying
tournaments whose winners will participate in the 12th edition of the
Euroleague Basketball Nike International Junior Tournament in Milan,
Italy next spring. Read more here.
November 11, 2013 - Valencia Basket brings in Pecherov for a month Valencia
Basket announced over the weekend the addition of big man Oleksiy
Pecherov for a month. Pecherov (2.13 meters, 28 years old) arrives to
Valencia to fill in for injured Bojan Dubljevic. Pecherov played in
Azovmash Mariupol of Ukraine last season. Read more here.
November 11, 2013 - Wisla rout rivals, Schio slump The
two big Polish heavyweights suffered a couple of agonising home losses
in their EuroLeague Women curtain-raisers last week and down to meet
each other over the weekend, one club was guaranteed to suffer double
disappointment. Read more here.
November 11, 2013 - Brilliant Tofas ends Fener run Scenes
of jubilation erupted at Ataturk arena in Bursa on Sunday, as
EuroChallenge Group F participants Tofas SC claimed a big scalp and
made headlines in Turkey and around Europe. Tofas came from behind to
stun powerhouse Fenerbahce 89-81. Read more here.
November 10, 2013 - Buducnost VOLI topped Radnicki 86-72 Radnicki
played terrible second half and allowed Buducnost VOLI to win in road
game. After great start in this game, especially in the second quarter,
Radnicki just stopped playing in second half. Buducnost VOLI uses its
chances in this game and improved to 5-2 record. Read more here.
November 10, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom outplayed Cedevita 71-59 In
Game of the week, Crvena Zvezda Telekom wins over Cedevita and improved
its record to 5-2. With this defeat, Cedevita dropped to 5-2 record.
All we expected more from this game, especially from Cedevita. Read
November 9, 2013 - MZT Skopje wins over Krka 80-75 MZT
Skopje successfully defended its home court against Krka and improved
to 3-4 record. Krka dropped to 3-4 record with this defeat. In last few
minutes, Krka had its chances, but MZT Skopje had enough patience to
win in this game. Read more here.
November 9, 2013 - Cibona wins over Mega vizura 98-96 In
fantastic game, Cibona defended its home court against very good team
of Mega Vizura after overtime. Mega Vizura had its chances, but at the
end Cibona had more luck to win. After this game, Cibona improved to
4-3 record, and Mega Vizura dropped to 3-4 record. Read more here.
November 9, 2013 - Union Olimpija topped Szolnoki Olaj 71-62 Finally,
Union Olimpija grabbed its first win in ABA Adriatic league regular
season. After six consecutive defeats, Union Olimpija finally woke-up
and downed Szolnoki Olaj in road game. With this win, Union Olimpija
improved to 1-6 record, until Szolnoki Olaj dropped to 3-4. Read more here.
November 9, 2013 - Igokea wins over Zadar 80-79 In
pretty bad game in Zadar, Igokea wins over Zadar in real drama. In much
better second half, Zadar dominated over Igokea and if you ask me had a
great chances to win in this game. It is sad how bad Igokea played in
last 20 minutes, and they didn't deserve this win. Read more here.
November 9, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular season Round 4 bwin MVP: DeMarcus Nelson, Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade With
his team going to a tough arena still looking for a first Turkish
Airlines Euroleague win, DeMarcus Nelson stepped up to lead Crvena
Zvezda Telekom Belgrade to a stirring victory on Thursday that also
made him the bwin MVP for Round 4 of the regular season. Read more here.
November 9, 2013 - ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 7 preview With
four games today, Game 7 in ABA Adriatic league regular season will
start today. After six played games, Partizan NIS and Cedevita are at
the top of the standings with identical 5-1 record. Read more here.
November 9, 2013 - Partizan NIS Belgrade 78 - 88 Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul remained unbeaten after rallying from a double-digit
deficit, downing Partizan NIS Belgrade 78-88 on Friday night in Hala
Pionir. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 26 points on 6-of-9 three-point
shooting to pace Fenerbahce. Read more here.
November 8, 2013 - Montepaschi Siena 62 - 70 Olympiacos Piraeus Olympiacos
Piraeus remained undefeated in Group C by downing Montepaschi Siena
62-70 in front of a packed house at Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy,
on Friday. Olympiacos used a great team effort to go up to 4-0, as none
of its players scored in double figures. Read more here.
November 8, 2013 - FC Barcelona 79 - 70 CSKA Moscow An
unstoppable Juan Carlos Navarro put FC Barcelona on his back to down
visiting CSKA Moscow 79-70 in a heavyweight battle on Friday. Barcelona
lifted its record to 2-2 in Group A, while CSKA fell to the same, both
tied behind undefeated Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul. Read more here.
November 8, 2013 - FC Bayern Munich 82 - 68 Unicaja Malaga Bayern
Munich returned to its winning ways with an 82-68 victory at home over
Unicaja Malaga in the. Malcolm Delaney led the way with 19 points –
making 14 of 15 free throws – as Munich improved to 3-1 in Group C.
Nihad Djedovic added 16 points and 9 rebounds. Read more here.
November 8, 2013 - JSF Nanterre 80 - 61 Budivelnik Kiev JSF
Nanterre dominated Budivelnik Kiev from start to finish en route to an
80-61 victory and club’s first home victory in Euroleague. On the heels
of its victory over FC Barcelona one week earlier, Nanterre took charge
with a 17-3 first-quarter run and never looked back. Read more here.
November 8, 2013 - Zielona Gora 75 - 78 Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul Galatasaray
Liv Hospital survived a late challenge from Stelmet Zielona Gora for a
75-78 road win on Friday. The lead changed hands four times in the last
two minutes, the last on Pops Mensah-Bonsu’s free throws with 18.1
seconds left. Read more here.
November 8, 2013 - Cedevita Zagreb lands scorer Ray After
going 2-2 in Group B to start the Eurocup Regular Season, Croatian
power Cedevita Zagreb moved to shore up its offense Friday by signing
guard Allan Ray, one of the top scorers in the competition last season.
Read more here.
November 8, 2013 - EuroLeague Women, Week 1 review Jose
Hernandez controversially and surprisingly left Wisla-Can Pack during
last season's play-offs and so would have loved going back and beating
his former team with Rivas in the most dramatic of circumstances with a
buzzer-beater from Swedish ace Frida Eldebrink. Read more here.
November 8, 2013 - Pierson claims EuroLeague Women Week 1 MVP honours Plenette
Pierson has more reason to smile after Good Angels Kosice began the
EuroLeague Women season on a winning note, picking up Week One MVP
honours. American power foward amassed 33 points, 12 boards and two
assists. Read more here.
November 8, 2013 - UMMC sail past Gyor in emotional match Reigning
champions UMMC Ekaterinburg had little trouble in getting off to a
winning start as they powered to a 101-43 success on an emotional
evening at Uni Gyor. Anete Jekabsone led all scorers with 18 points.
Read more here.
November 8, 2013 - Dynamo Kursk deliver for Overton Dynamo
Kursk shrugged off their domestic woes as the players handed new head
coach Bo Overton a welcome EuroCup Women win in his first game holding
the reins. Russian club were far too strong for Tsmoki Minsk. Read more
November 8, 2013 - MZT and Igokea broke the ice in Eurocup There
are no more ABA League teams without a victory in 2013-14 Eurocup after
round 4. Newcomers Igokea and MZT Skopje Aerodrom achieved their first
victory of the season on Wednesday. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Strasbourg 66 - 85 Real Madrid Real
Madrid consummated the best four-game start in the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague this century with a 66-85 road win over Strasbourg in the
Game of the Week. The victory lifted Madrid to 4-0 atop Group B while
Stasbourg continues to search for a win. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Laboral Kutxa Vitoria 63 - 73 Crvena Zvezda Telekom Crvena
Zvezda Telekom Belgrade picked up its first Turkish Airlines Euroleague
victory on a tough away court by taking down Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
63-73 on Thursday at Buesa Arena. The win improved Zvezda’s record to
1-3 in Group D. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Panathinaikos Athens 69 - 72 Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Krunoslav
Simon buried the game-winner in the final second to lead Eurocup
champion Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar to an exciting 69-72 road win over
Panathinaikos at Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena in Crete on Thursday.
Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Brose Baskets Bamberg 62 - 78 EA7 Emporio Armani Milan EA7
Emporio Armani Milan evened its record with an important 62-76 victory
over Brose Baksets Bamberg on Thursday. Alessandro Gentile scored 18
points to lead the winners, who are now tied with Bamberg in the Group
B standings at 2-2. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Anadolu Efes Istanbul 72 - 61 Zalgiris Kaunas Tadija
Dragicevic came up big in the fourth quarter to help Anadolu Efes
Istanbul pull away for a 72-61 victory over a stubborn Zalgiris Kaunas.
The game was tied at 54-54 early in the fourth quarter before
Dragicevic fueled a 12-2 Efes charge that paved the way to victory.
Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 74 - 76 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv In
a thriller that came down to the final shot, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv
registered its third consecutive win in Group D by edging Lietuvos
Rytas Vilnius 74-76 in the Lithuanian capital on Thursday. Maccabi
improved to 3-1 in Group D while Rytas dropped to 1-3. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - EuroChallenge regular season Week 1 roundup EuroChallenge
2013-14 got under way with a bang this week with six teams triumphing
on the road, three games decided by a point and a huge surprise,
snapping a 16-game EuroChallenge winning streak. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Eurocup Regular Season Round 4 MVP: Joe Ragland, FoxTown Cantu After
another flurry of games in Round 4, only one player managed to lead his
team to victory in a more efficient way than the others. This week it
was none other than FoxTown Cantu's Joe Ragland, who racked up an index
rating of 36, the most among players in winning teams. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - De Zeeuw and Brunner share EuroChallenge Week 1 MVP Maxime
De Zeeuw of Port of Antwerp Giants, and Greg Brunner, of Grissin Bon
Reggio Emilia, are the joint winners of EuroChallenge Regular Season
Week 1 MVP honours. Both players led their respective teams in scoring
and rebounds. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Cholet, Reggiana focus on backcourt Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia and Cholet Basket commenced their EuroChallenge
campaigns in contrasting ways on Tuesday, but in the wake of their
opening games they have both turned their attention to the guard
positions. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, Round 4 The
2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season reaches Round 4 with
plenty to offer. So far, only three teams - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul
in Group A, Real Madrid in Group B and Olympiacos Pireaus in Group C
are undefeated and three others are undefeated. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Nerveless Vilnius hold on Kibirkstis-Vici
Vilnius held their nerve from the free-throw line to take a 68-66 road
win over CCC Polkowice in their first EuroLeague Women Group C game on
Wednesday. Vilnius made nine of their 10 shots from the line. Read more
November 7, 2013 - Charles gets reigning Champs rolling Reigning
champions Dynamo Moscow started the defence of their EuroCup Women
title in style with a convincing first night success. The Russian
powerhouse opened the new campaign by cruising to an 84-54 Group D
victory against Olimpia Grodno of Belarus. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Lukoil Academic parts ways with Coach Kostic Following
Wednesday's loss at home to Igokea Aleksandrovac, Lukoil Academic Sofia
announced that it had decided to part ways with head coach Oliver
Kostic. The club will immediately begin the search for a new head
coach. Read more here.
November 7, 2013 - Schio shock Bourges on the road Beretta
Famila Schio ended their winless away run with a 61-55 success at Tango
Bourges in their opening Group A EuroLeague Women game of the season.
It is five games and almost a year to the day since Schio won on the
road in EuroLeague Women. Read more here.
November 6, 2013 - Christon returns to haunt Nadezhda Shameka
Christon caught fire on her return to Nadezhda to propel Basket Lattes
Montpellier Agglomeration to a nail-biting 59-57 Group B success in the
first contest of the new EuroLeague Women season. Read more here.
November 6, 2013 - Budivelnik brings back veteran Salenga Budivelnik
Kiev improved its roster by inking veteran forward Dainius Salenga for
the remainder of the season, the club announced Wednesday. Salenga
(1.97 meters, 36 years old) arrives from Tonybet Prienu. Read more here.
November 6, 2013 - A Worthy cause in Leiden Returning
to the top tier of Dutch basketball in 2006, ZZ Leiden underwent a
meteoric rise to consistently become one of the Netherlands' leading
teams. One of the pillars of that success is Worthy De Jong. Read more here.
November 6, 2013 - Reggio Emilia return to Europe in style Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia returned to European competitions after a decade-long
absence with a comfortable 80-63 win over Okapi Aalstar at home on
Tuesday, in the opening encounter of EuroChallenge Group E. Read more here.
November 6, 2013 - Timma delivers Ventspils miracle Janis
Timma has taken BK Ventspils on a remarkable comeback to record a
one-point 66-65 victory over Tartu Rock in EuroChallenge encounter.
Trailing 39-23 at half-time, it appeared that Ventspils were in for a
rude awakening to their 2014 European campaign. Read more here.
November 5, 2013 - Future bright for Mega Vizura Before
the season, lots of people doubted that Mega Vizura could make its mark
at their first ever appearance in the regional competition. There were
plenty of reasons that supported this point of view back then. Read
November 5, 2013 - Igokea Aleksandrovac lands Gipson, Mirkovic Eurocup
newcomer Igokea Aleksandrovac announced the addition of Teddy Gipson
and Uros Mirkovic after having started the season with a 0-3 record in
Group E. Gipson arrives from Limoges of the French League. Read more here.
November 5, 2013 - EA7 Milan tabs big man Lawal EA7
Emporio Armani Milan moved to bulk up its frontcourt by signing big man
Gani Lawal for the rest of the season on Tuesday. Lawal will be
eligible to make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut on his 25th
birthday if Milan registers him for its road game with Brose Baskets.
Read more here.
November 5, 2013 - Vainauskas fired for Kursk failures Dynamo
Kursk have made a coaching change on the eve of the new EuroCup Women
season after deciding to dispense of Alfredas Vainauskas. The club made
significant investment in the team during the summer by adding an array
of stellar names. Read more here.
November 5, 2013 - Elan Chalon lands Choulet as head coach A
few days after waiving coach Mickael Hay, Elan Chalon announced the
addition of Jean-Denys Choulet as new boss of the team. Choulet (55
years old) had left the French League in 2011. He was coaching in
Lebanon but now returns to his home country. Read more here.
November 5, 2013 - TED Ankara lands Rasic Aykon
TED Ankara Kolejliler brought in guard Aleksandar Rasic for the
remainder of the season. Rasic arrives from Montepaschi Siena of Italy,
where last season he won the Italian League and Cup, and averaged 4.4
points in 16 Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearances. Read more here.
November 5, 2013 - Eurocup Regular season, Round 4 The
2013-14 Eurocup regular season reaches Round 4 with six undefeated
teams and as many as nine other squads looking for their first wins in
order to join the race for the Last 32 – before it’s too late! Four
games will open fire on Tuesday. Read more here.
November 5, 2013 - Willie named ABA Adriatic league MVP round 6 Being
named the ABA League MVP round 6 Warren Willie (Szolnoki Olaj) only
proved to be the most efficient player so far in the regional
competition. He signed for the LA Clippers in 2010 but never player for
the team, received the highest index so far in the season (50). Read
November 5, 2013 - Ten years and Zvezda is still waiting Buducnost
VOLI tied with Crvena zvezda Telekom after the victory on Monday
evening, when Suad Sehović finished with a double-double (16 points, 11
rebounds) in Podgorica. Crvena zvezda hasn't won in Podgorica for
almost ten years. Read more here.
November 4, 2013 - Buducnost VOLI wins over Crvena Zvezda Telekom 62-60 Despite
it was expected to be one of the most interesting games in this week in
ABA Adriatic league, Buducnost VOLI and Crvena Zvezda Telekom played
one very bad and not interesting game. Buducnost VOLI had more luck and
patience to win this game. Read more here.
November 4, 2013 - The fighting quality of De Zeeuw When
you enter the training facility of Port of Antwerp Giants, you get the
feeling of entering a fortress - a rather appropriate place to
interview a player with the fighting prowess of Maxime De Zeeuw. Maxime
De Zeeuw is a fighter. But not in the fisticuffs type of way. Read more
November 4, 2013 - EuroChallenge Opening Day preview groups E-H The
EuroChallenge 2013/14 Regular Season tips off on Tuesday and sees 32
clubs enter a race that will conclude with the Final Four of the
competition in April. We break down the EuroChallenge opening day
match-ups in Groups E, F, G and H. Read more here.
November 4, 2013 - Rivas stumble, Whalen explodes Rivas
Ecopolis lose to fellow EuroLeague Women club Perfumerias Avenida in
Spanish Liga Femenina and Lindsay Whalen explodes on her debut for WBC
Dynamo Moscow in a thrilling derby success. Read more here.
November 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for October: Nikola Mirotic, Real Madrid It
is hard to imagine a team starting the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
season better than Real Madrid did last month. But it might be even
harder to imagine anyone playing a whole month more efficiently than
Euroleague Basketball's choice as bwin MVP for October, Nikola Mirotic.
Read more here.
November 4, 2013 - EuroCup Women Group G preview Even
though Tarbes haven't exactly got off to a flying start in the French
League, they can justifiably target top spot in this EuroCup Women
group, or at least if they find the right chemistry and balance. Read
November 4, 2013 - EuroChallenge Opening Day preview groups A-D EuroChallenge
2013/14 Regular Season tips off on Tuesday. 32 clubs enter a race that
will conclude with the Final Four. 32 participating teams have already
showed us sample of their strengths and weaknesses as all national and
regional leagues around Europe are in full spin. Read more here.
November 4, 2013 - Lakers blow big lead, beat Hawks 105-103 A
little bit of tweaking to the starting lineup by coach Mike D'Antoni
worked wonders for the Los Angeles Lakers, resulting in a dominant
first half against the Atlanta Hawks. Then came the second half, and
they ended up fighting for their lives to escape with a victory. Read
November 4, 2013 - Wolves beat Knicks 109-100 for a 3-0 start For
the Minnesota Timberwolves, a 3-0 start is as much cause for caution as
celebration. The Wolves have had too much bad luck lately to think
things will stay this smooth. Kevin Love had 34 points, 15 rebounds and
five assists and Minnesota improved to 3-0. Read more here.
November 3, 2013 - Partizan NIS wins over Cibona 80-71 In
very good and interesting game, Game of the week, Partizan NIS played
better in the most of this game and deserved win against Cibona. With
this win, Partizan NIS improved to 5-1 record and in positive
atmosphere wait next game in Euroleague. Cibona dropped to 3-3 record.
Read more here.
November 3, 2013 - Rising Star Trophy winner Dubljevic out six weeks Valencia
Basket Club will be without one of its key contributors for the
majority of the remaining Eurocup Regular Season, after big man Bojan
Dubljevic injured his left shoulder. Dubljevic learned he will be
sidelined for six weeks due to a dislocated left shoulder injury. Read
November 3, 2013 - Alba Berlin adds Slokar on short-term deal Alba
Berlin moved quickly to shore up its frontcourt after losing Leon
radosevic to injury by signing big man Uros Slokar to a six-week deal.
That is the length of time the club expect to be without Radosevic.
Read more here.
November 3, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season Round 3 bwin MVP: Bryant Dunston, Olympiacos Piraeus He
may be a Turkish Airlines Euroleague rookie, but Olympiacos Piraeus
forward Bryant Dunston proved Thursday that he landed in the right
place with the two-time defending champs, claiming bwin MVP honors for
Regular Season Round 3. Read more here.
November 1, 2013 - FC Barcelona 67 - 71 JSF Nanterre JSF
Nanterre made history by rallying to edge FC Barcelona 67-71 in Group A
on the road on Thursday. The victory was the French champ’s first in
its debut season in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Read more here.
November 1, 2013 - Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 86 - 60 CSKA Moscow Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul remained unbeaten, making another statement in a young
season by topping CSKA Moscow 86-60 on Thursday night. Fenerbahce
improved to 3-0 and is in sole possession of the first place in Group
A. Read more here.
November 1, 2013 - Olympiacos Piraeus 88 - 83 FC Bayern Munich Reigning
champion Olympiacos Piraeus was given all it could handle and survived
a battle at home against Bayern Munich, winning 88-83 at Peace and
Friendship Stadium to remain undefeated in Group C. Read more here.
November 1, 2013 - Unicaja Malaga 84 - 57 Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul Unicaja
Malaga defended Martin Carpena Arena with an 84-57 victory over
Galatasaray Liv Hospital. The home side dominated the second half to
the tune of 43-15, rendering the closing minutes a celebration for the
fans. Read more here.