October 31, 2012 - Anadolu Efes brings in swingman Shipp Anadolu
Efes Istanbul fortified its perimeter game by signing Josh Shipp for
the remainder of the season. The move reunites the swingman with Coach
Oktay Mahmuti. The two worked together the past two seasons at
Galatasaray Medical Park. Read more here.
October 31, 2012 - Acclaimed One Team program doubles club support in one year! Euroleague
Basketball clubs from across Europe are coming to Barcelona next week
to further build one of sport's most innovative corporate social
responsibility programs. Read more here.
October 31, 2012 - It is finally here, 2012-13 NBA league season I
am sure that most of us, Basketball fans are very happy now as 2012-13
NBA league season just started. Of course it is good to watch all other
Basketball competitions around the world, but NBA league is number one. Read more here.
October 31, 2012 - Dallas stuns loaded Lakers in opener, 99-91 Dwight
Howard missed a two-handed dunk on his first shot, and the night never
got much better for the Los Angeles Lakers. When Howard and Steve Nash
took their places alongside Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol under the
Hollywood spotlight, the Lakers opened a season of enormous
expectations with an equally big dud of a performance. Read more here.
October 31, 2012 - Heat get rings, then win over Celtics, 120-107 LeBron
James got cramps, Ray Allen was snubbed and Dwyane Wade was steaming.
None of that spoiled the Miami Heat mood on ring night. Wade scored 29
points, James finished 26 points and 10 rebounds while missing much of
the second half because of cramps in both legs. Read more here.
October 30, 2012 - Regular Season week two Preview The
pick of this week's action could come when Basket Lattes Montpellier
Agglomeration host Chevakata with both clubs installed as favourites to
advance from Group A. Read more here.
October 30, 2012 - 550,000 euros to get Dario Saric FIBA
ruled that any team that wants to sign Dario Saric will have to pay
550,000 euros to his current club KK Zagreb. After several months of
wait for FIBA's decision, the future of Croatia's hot prospect remains
uncertain. Read more here.
October 30, 2012 - Final Eight 2013 in Ekaterinburg The
EuroLeague Women Final Eight 2013 will be hosted by the Russian city of
Ekaterinburg and the local club UMMC, FIBA Europe announced on Tuesday.
The season ending tournament of Europe's best women's basketball
competition returns to the capital city of the Sverdlovsk Region after
the EuroLeague Women Final Four in 2011. Read more here.
October 30, 2012 - Blatt calls it a day with Russia A
brilliant run for David Blatt with Russia's national team has come to
an end. The man who guided the Russians to a gold medal at EuroBasket
2007 and bronze at EuroBasket 2011 and this summer's Olympics, has
decided it's time to step down. Read more here.
October 30, 2012 - Real Madrid adds size with Hettsheimeir Real
Madrid bolstered its frontcourt by inking big man Rafael Hettsheimeir
for the remainder of the season, the club announced Tuesday.
Hettsheimeir (2.08 meters, 26 years old) arrives from CAI Zaragoza,
where he averaged 13.3 points and 6.4 rebounds in 33 Spanish League
games last season. Read more here.
October 30, 2012 - Igokea: First a surprise, now a serious contender Igokea
might be the biggest surprise at the opening of ABA League but now it
is already a serious contender for the final top positions. The team
stays undefeated also after the 6th round, when even Union Olimpija
didn't succeed on its court. Read more here.
October 30, 2012 - VTB United League, Regular Season, Game 4 Zalgiris
Kaunas scored the result of the weekend in the VTB United League by
downing CSKA Moscow 76-66 on Sunday to take sole possession of first
place in Group B with a 3-0 record. CSKA follows at 3-1. Read more here.
October 30, 2012 - French League, Regular Season, Game 4 Elan
Chalon remains among the French League leaders after routing JDA Dijon
70-95 Monday to improve to 3-1. Eurocup side Le Mans,
Gravelines-Dunkerque, Asvel Basket and Strasbourg also boast 3-1
records. Chalon outscored Dijon in each of the four quarters en route
to the victory. Read more here.
October 30, 2012 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 5 With
the game between defending champions Asseco Prokom Gdynia and league
leading PGE Turow postponed, Trefl Sopot picked up an important win in
an all-Eurocup duel at Zastal 72-84 that has launched them into sole
possession of the second place in Polish League. Read more here.
October 29, 2012 - bwin MVP for October: Sonny Weems, CSKA Moscow Were
it not for his heroics, one of the top favorites coming into the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season might be a winless team
right now. But since he was there when his team needed someone most, in
the final stages of three potential defeats, CSKA Moscow is now
undefeated and Sonny Weems is Euroleague Basketball's choice as the
bwin MVP for October. Read more here.
October 29, 2012 - Fowles faces up to a month out of action Galatasaray
star Sylvia Fowles has only just returned to EuroLeague Women after
only playing in the Turkish League last season, but she is already back
on the sidelines after picking up an injury. Read more here.
October 29, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 6 Partizan mt:s jumped into a sole possession of the second place in Adriatic League standings after a comfortable win over Radnicki Kragujevac 91-80.
Partizan can even climb into a first place tie if another The Turkish
Airlines Euroleague team, Union Olimpija, down league leading Igokea on
Monday. Read more here.
October 29, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 3 The
defending champions Olympiacos Piraeus pounded on Ikaros 53-97 to
remain one of three undefeated teams in tie for the first place of the
Greek League after three games. Reds won the first quarter 9-29 on rout
to victory. Read more here.
October 29, 2012 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 3 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague power Fenerbahce Ulker and Pinar Karsiyaka remained
unbeaten and on top of the Turkish League standings where they will be
joined by either Anadolu Efes or Galatasaray Medical Park who play
their battle of the undefeated on Monday. Read more here.
October 29, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 5 In
a battle of two Turkish Airlines Euroleague powers, Real Madrid used
Nikola Mirotic dunk to down Caja Laboral in overtime 83:81 and to
remain only unbeaten team of the Spanish League. After a Jaycee Carroll
triple with 3 minutes to go in regulation, Real held a 72-61 lead, but
Caja Laboral rallied back with a 0-11 run. Read more here.
October 28, 2012 - Crvena Zvezda Diva wins in Game 6 over MZT Skopje It
seems that new coach in MZT Skopje didn’t help them much in game
against Crvena Zvezda Diva, in Game 6 of ABA Adriatic league. Crvena
Zvezda Diva won with final score of 60 : 75 (22 : 20, 14 : 27, 11 : 9,
13 : 19). Read more here.
October 28, 2012 - Szolnoki stopped another Croatian team Szolnoki
Olaj celebrated another victory against a Croatian team, after Cibona
Split too was defeated on the Hungarian court, which will is a strong
ace for the hosts. Read more here.
October 28, 2012 - Pipan: MZT needs time and patience MZT
Skopje Aerodrom will have to wait until next week to have another try
to catch a victory under the leadership of a new coach Ales Pipan.
Crvena zvezda DIVA was too strong this time. Read more here.
October 28, 2012 - Harden traded to Rockets After
the negotiations between James Harden and Oklahoma City Thunders for a
contract renewal went south, the NBA finalists decided to trade him to
Houston Rockets. Read more here.
October 27, 2012 - Week 3 bwin co-MVPs: Rudy Fernandez, Real Madrid and Fernando San Emeterio, Caja Laboral Vitoria A
pair of compelling road wins against previously unbeaten opponents
produced twin bwin MVPs, Rudy Fernandez of Real Madrid and Fernando San
Emeterio of Caja Laboral Vitoria, for Week 3 of the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Regular Season. Read more here.
October 27, 2012 - All three teams have to wait for another opportunity Union
Olimpija, Partizan m:ts and Cedevita were far from any chance to
celebrate the victor in the Euroleague's 3rd round, played on Thursday
and Friday. Read more here.
October 27, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, Unicaja Malaga 91 - 89 Montepaschi Siena Unicaja
Malaga rallied from a 14-point fourth quarter deficit to snatch a
dramatic 91-89 overtime victory over Montepaschi Siena at Martin
Carpena Arena on Friday night. Earl Calloway and James Gist were
Unicaja’s heroes. Read more here.
October 27, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, Union Olimpija 67 - 85 Panathinaikos Athens Panathinaikos
Athens moved into a three-way tie for first place in Group A of the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season by slowly but surely taking
down Union Olimpija 67-85 on the latter's home court, Stozice Arena in
Ljubljana, Slovenia on Friday night. Read more here.
October 26, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, Anadolu Efes Istanbul 85 - 66 Cedevita Zagreb Anadolu
Efes Istanbul improved to 2-1 in Group C by downing Cedevita Zagreb
85-66 at home on Friday. Efes tied EA7 Emporio Armani Milan for second
place in Group C at 2-1, right behind undefeated leader Zalgiris
Kaunas. Read more here.
October 26, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, Mapooro Cantu 67 - 54 BC Khimki MR Mapooro
Cantu took care of visiting BC Khimki Moscow Region 67-54 at PalaDesio
for its first win in Group A of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Khimki
was the aggressor early, but the hosts used assumed control after a
13-0 second-quarter run and never trailed again. Read more here.
October 26, 2012 - Candice Dupree is Week 1 MVP In
the opening week of the 2012/13 EuroLeague Women season, a total of
five new clubs and numerous new faces took the floor in the EuroLeague
Women. It was one of the well-known players however, who stood out most
in terms of statistical production. Read more here.
October 26, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 6 preview With
four games tomorrow, Saturday, October 26, Game 6 of ABA Adriatic
league will start. After five played games, only one unbeaten team is
Igokea. At 17.00 CET, MZT Skopje will host Crvena Zvezda Diva in
expectedly one of the most interesting games this week. Read more here.
October 26, 2012 - Coach Ales Pipan moved to MZT Pipan
agreed terms with MZT shortly after the previous coach Aleksandar
Todorov resigned and will try to achieve better results with the team,
which plays its first season in ABA League. Pipan is one of the most
experienced Slovenian coaches. Read more here.
October 26, 2012 - BC Donetsk tabs Berrocal as head coach BC
Donetsk hands the coaching reins to Josep Maria Berrocal, who signed
with the club for the remainder of the season. Berrocal, age 42,
arrives from Lucentum Alicante, but reached an agreement to leave the
club and join Donetsk. Read more here.
October 26, 2012 - Stern will hand over to Silver in 2014 The
reign of NBA Commissioner David Stern will come to an end on February
1st, 2014 after 30 years, it has been confirmed. Stern, 70, will hand
over the role to the present deputy Adam Silver. Read more here.
October 26, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan 85 - 95 Caja Laboral Vitoria Caja
Laboral claimed its first win of the 2012-2013 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague with a road victory over EA7 Emporio Armani on Thursday
night, downing the previously undefeated Italian side 85-95 in a key
game in Group C. Read more here.
October 26, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, Asseco Prokom Gdynia 77 - 66 Alba Berlin Asseco
Prokom Gdynia picked up its first win of the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season campaign by downing visiting Alba Berlin 77-66 at
Ergo Arena on Thursday night. The victory gives the Polish champs a 1-2
record and a tie for third place in the group. Read more here.
October 25, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, Elan Chalon 61 - 90 Maccabi Electra Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv remained perfect in Group B following a 61-90 triumph
on the road against Elan Chalon at Le Colisee Arena in Chalon, France,
on Thursday night. With the win Maccabi improved to 3-0 to spearhead
the standings ahead of Alba Berlin. Read more here.
October 25, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, Olympiacos Piraeus 61 - 79 Zalgiris Kaunas Zalgiris
Kaunas used a huge second half push to roll past Olympiacos Piraeus
61-79 and improve to 3-0 in Group C of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague.
Zalgiris went on a 7-36 run spanning the third and fourth quarters as
it snapped the reigning champions’ 16-game regular season winning
streak at Peace and Friendship Stadium. Read more here.
October 25, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, FC Barcelona Regal 72 - 60 Besiktas JK FC
Barcelona Regal took the showdown between undefeated teams in Group D
by downing Besiktas JK Istanbul 72-60 at home on Thursday. Barcelona is
now tied with CSKA for first place at 3-0, with Besiktas right behind
at 2-1. Read more here.
October 25, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius 69 - 61 Partizan mt:s Lietuvos
Rytas Vilnius picked up its first victory of the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague season by downing Partizan mt:s Belgrade 69:61 at Siemens
Arena in the Lithuanian capital on Thursday. Rytas improved to 1-2
record and moved up to fourth place in Group D. Read more here.
October 25, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 75 - 83 Real Madrid Real
Madrid led from start to finish en route to an impressive 75-83 road
win over Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul at Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena on
Thursday. Rudy Fernandez shined bright with 21 points and 5 assists,
including highlight reel plays as a scorer, passer and defender. Read
October 25, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 3, CSKA Moscow 76 - 67 Brose Baskets CSKA
Moscow remained undefeated in Group D by downing Brose Baskets 76-67 at
Megasport Arena in the Russian capital on Thursday. The loss dropped
Brose Baskets to last place in Group D at 0-3. Read more here.
October 25, 2012 - Nadezhda edge out Kosice in opener Nadezhda
took the first victory of the new EuroLeague Women campaign after
shrugging off a slow start to record an exciting 70-65 home success
against Good Angels Kosice in Group B. In a great advertisement for the
women's game, both teams produced an absorbing and roller-coaster
contest worthy of the season opener. Read more here.
October 25, 2012 - Euroleague Basketball and Eurosport renew long-standing relationship Euroleague
Basketball and the Eurosport Group have announced Eurosport 2 will
remain the official broadcasting partner of the Eurocup for a further
three seasons until 2015, securing a full decade of elite continental
club basketball on the channel. Read more here.
October 25, 2012 - USO Mondeville rejoice in overtime win There
was joy and despair on opening night in Poland as USO Mondeville
claimed a memorable and exciting 86-82 overtime victory at CCC
Polkowice to deliver an early blow to the play-off hopes of the
ambitious Polish club. Read more here.
October 25, 2012 - Heartbreak for Targoviste on debut Laura
Macchi inflicted heartbreak on EuroLeague Women debutantes Municipal
Targoviste as she delivered a three-pointer dagger in the dying seconds
to hand Famila Schio a thrilling 76-75 road win in Group B. Read more here.
October 25, 2012 - Trefl Sopot drops Acker, inks Harrington Trefl
Sopot changed things around in its backcourt with the signing of point
guard Lorinza "Junior" Harrington, who takes the roster spot of Maurice
Acker. Harrington is a known commodity with
plenty of experience in the Polish League and two seasons in the
Euroleague. Read more here.
October 24, 2012 - Balances to be broken on Week 3! The 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague reaches regular season Game 3,
which will be the first pivotal one in the competition. After 2 games,
there are 8 undefeated teams, 8 others have a 1-1 record and the
remaining 8 are looking for their first win. Read more here.
October 24, 2012 - Anadolu Efes loses Barac for 4-6 weeks; Batista returns Anadolu
Efes Istanbul announced Wednesday that center Stanko Barac will miss
the next four-to-six weeks with an elbow injury. Barac is slated to
undergo a surgical procedure later in the day on his left elbow. Read
October 24, 2012 - Marko Tomas back in action It
was a huge blow for Cedevta, when its main star Marko Tomas got an
injury during the preseason, but the Croatian guard strated to practice
on Tuesday. Read more here.
October 24, 2012 - Cedevita tied with Partizan m:ts Union
Olimpija and Cedveita both had the same score in ABA League before the
game in Ljubljana. Playing Euroleague on Friday it was just a matter of
which team will be more successful in refilling its batteries. Read
October 24, 2012 - Crvena Zvezda Diva inks Scott Crvena Zvezda Diva Belgrade bolstered its frontcourt right before the start of the 2012-13 Eurocup by inking forward Mike Scott
for the remainder of the season, the club announced Wednesday. Scott
(2.03 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Belgacom Spirou Charleroi.
Read more here.
October 24, 2012 - CSKA Moscow: Erceg, out several months Group
D co-leader CSKA Moscow will be without a key cog in its frontcourt for
more than 4 months after losing big man Zoran Erceg to a led injury,
the club announced Wednesday. Erceg got injured in practice last
Saturday. Read more here.
October 23, 2012 - Montepaschi inks big man Ortner Montepaschi
Siena bolstered its frontcourt by signing big man Benjamin Ortner on
Tuesday. Ortner (2.06 meters, 29 years old) steps in for Benjamin Eze,
who will be sidelined for the foreseeable future due to a knee injury.
Read more here.
October 23, 2012 - BC Donetsk releases Coach Jovanovic Ukrainian champion BC Donetsk will look for a new coach before the start of the Eurocup season after terminating the contract of Vlada Jovanovic on Tuesday. The 39-year-old coach was in his first season with the club. Read more here.
October 23, 2012 - Israeli League, Regular Season, Game 2 Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv cruised to an easy win in the Israeli League, 67-100,
over Elitzur Mihlelet Ashkelon on Monday. It was 10-23 after 10 minutes
and 25-54 by halftime of a one-sided affair. David Logan paced six
Maccabi scorers in double figures with 16 points. Read more here.
October 23, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 2 Defending
champion Olympiacos Piraeus took the great Athens derby 60-64 over
archrival Panathinaikos at OAKA on Monday night. Former Greens Vassilis
Spanoulis and Stratos Perperoglou led the way for the Reds with 19 and
12 points, respectively. Read more here.
October 23, 2012 - Bulgarian League, Regular Season, Game 1 Eurocup
representative and perennial Bulgarian champion PBC Lukoil Academic
Sofia opened the title defense in Bulgarian League by crushing Spartak
Pleven 100-74. Lukoil opened a 10-point lead in the first quarter, and
by the halftime held commanding 49-30 advantage. Read more here.
October 23, 2012 - CEZ Nymburk brings Czech star Welsch home After
a dozen seasons abroad, Czech star Jiri Welsch will play basketball in
his homeland after signing a two-year deal with Czech champion CEZ
Basketball Nymburk. The veteran guard was introduced at a press
conference on Monday. Read more here.
October 23, 2012 - Mixed fortunes for EuroChallenge teams Port
of Antwerp Giants, Belfius Mons-Hainaut and Okapi Aalstar have
represented Belgium in the EuroChallenge in recent times and all three
are back for 2012-13. Antwerp improved to 2-1 in their top flight with
a 94-81 victory over Viviers-Pepinster. Read more here.
October 22, 2012 - Indiana win first WNBA title Indiana
Fever have claimed their first WNBA championship by dethroning
Minnesota Lynx 87-78 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and winning the series
3-1. Three-time Olympic gold medallist and NCAA championship winner
Tamika Catchings grabbed the Finals MVP honours. Read more here.
October 22, 2012 - Novak appointed Secretary General FIBA
Europe has appointed 45-year-old former Czech international Kamil Novak
as its new Secretary General. Novak was voted in by the FIBA Europe
Board during its extraordinary meeting in Munich, Germany, on Saturday,
October 20. Read more here.
October 22, 2012 - Split with the best defense so far A
young team from Split, which is not under any pressure since a return
to ABA league, continues with good performances and achieved another
victory on Saturday. Read more here.
October 22, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 5 With Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams Union Olimpija and Cedevita Zagreb playing their big ABA League game on Monday night, Partizan mt:s climbed to a 4-1 record, taking sole possession of second place. Partizan recorded a big 62-81 victory at Buducnost Podgorica. Read more here.
October 22, 2012 - French League, Regular Season, Game 3 In
a challenge between Eurocup teams in the French League over the
weekend, Le Mans took a 71-64 home win against Orleans to share first
place with seven other teams at 2-1. JP Batista and Kahlid El-Amin led
the way scoring 12 points apiece and Charles Khaudi added 11 for the
winners. Read more here.
October 22, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 4 Real
Madrid kept their perfect Spanish League record intact with an
improbable 86:88 comeback victory at CB Canarias. Hosts led 82-70 with
less than 3 minutes remaining, but Rudy Fernandez triple started
Madrid’s comeback and Jaycee Carroll scored 10 points including two
three-pointers on the way to tie the game at 86-86 with 30 seconds to
go. Read more here.
October 22, 2012 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 2 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague power Fenerbahce Ulker pulled out a dramatic 79-77
victory over Ted Koljeliler. Visitors led 71-74 entering final 2
minutes, but Emir Prledzic and Bojan Bogdanovic made sure there would
be no shocking endings in Fenerbahce Ulker Arena. Read more here.
October 21, 2012 - Significant changes in Crvena Zvezda Diva After
pretty bad or better say terrible start in ABA Adriatic league, with
score of only one win and four losses, Crvena Zvezda Diva decided to
terminate contract with Morris Almond. Just two weeks ago, Crvena
Zvezda Diva fired Coach Milivoje Lazic and appointed Vlada Vukoicic as
new Head coach. Read more here.
October 21, 2012 - Vladovic a decisive factor Jakov
Vladovic may be decisive for who will win the duel between Siroki WWin
and Krka. The latter hopes to strengthen its position with another
victory. Read more here.
October 21, 2012 - Talents on both side but only one side will win Two
young teams with a lot of talents and ambitions will meet on Sunday in
Podgorica. Partizan m:ts is still in its early phase of making the team
work like a real machine and this definitely is a chance for the
hosting Buducnost. But will this be enough? Read more here.
October 20, 2012 - Partizan and CSKA - Spectacular Basketball game! The
Black and Whites pulled off a fantastic game against CSKA Moscow.
Euroleague had every right to name this game the Game of the Week. CSKA
was better, beating excellent young team of Partizan mt:s that made
wonders against the team that has much more experience. Read more here.
October 20, 2012 - Fever pitch as Indiana take 2-1 lead Indiana
Fever are now one game away from their first WNBA championship after
beating Minnesota Lynx 79-56 at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday
night. The hosts were dominant in every department, they were held to
just six points in the fourth quarter as Minnesota scored 21 but it
didn't matter; the outcome was never in doubt. Read more here.
October 20, 2012 - Regular Season Week 2 bwin MVP: Sonny Weems, CSKA Moscow In
the first overtime game of this Turkish Airlines Euroleague season,
CSKA Moscow forward Sonny Weems walked away with a victory for his team
and bwin Week 2 MVP honors due to a career-best performance – and the
fifth-best by any CSKA Moscow player in competition history. Read more here.
October 19, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Union Olimpija 75 - 81 Fenerbahce Ulker Fenerbahce
Ulker survived a tough test on the road to beat Union Olimpija
Ljubljana 75-81 at Stozice Arena in the Slovenian capital and improve
to 2-0 in Group A of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague. Fenerbahce never
was able to pull away from the gritty Olimpija side, which dropped to
1-1 in the group. Read more here.
October 19, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Caja Laboral Vitoria 71 - 77 Zalgiris Kaunas Zalgiris
Kaunas remained unbeaten in Turkish Airlines Euroleague by pulling out
a 71-77 win over Caja Laboral in Vitoria on Friday night. The victory
gives Zalgiris a 2-0 record for the first time since 2005, and a tie
with E7 Emporio Armani for the first place in Group C, while Caja
Laboral remains winless. Read more here.
October 19, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Anadolu Efes 98 - 72 Olympiacos Piraeus Anadolu
Efes Istanbul registered its first win of the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague by downing defending champion Olympiacos Piraeus 98-72 in
Group C on Thursday. Efes and Olympiacos are now tied in Group C with a
1-1 records. Read more here.
October 19, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Cedevita Zagreb 71 - 83 EA7 Emporio Armani EA7
Emporio Armani Milan improved to 2-0 in Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Group C after holding off a feisty Cedevita Zagreb 71-83 on Friday at
the Drazen Petrovic Center in the Croatian capital. The visiting guard
were too much for Zagreb as Omar Cook and Keith Langford combined for
32 points and 10 assists. Read more here.
October 19, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, BC Khimki MR 86 - 85 Real Madrid BC
Khimki Moscow Region survived a thrilling finish to defeat Real Madrid
86-85 for its first victory of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague season.
Khimki almost squandered an inspiring all-round offensive performance
in the first three quarters. Read more here.
October 19, 2012 - New look Telge Basket ready to compete The
2012-13 season is a new beginning for Telge Basket Södertälje, as they
reappear in the EuroCup Women. Although still young, the key players
and starters Amanda Zahui, Binta Drammeh (now in the EuroLeague Women
with USO Mondeville) and Sally Kabengano have left the squad to seek
fame and fortune abroad. Read more here.
October 19, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 5 preview With game between Crvena Zvezda Diva and Igokea, Game 5 of ABA Adriatic league
will start today. Game 5 will be played during four days, ridiculous
huh? Oh, well. So, tonight at 20.00 CET, Crvena Zvezda Diva will host
current leader and the only one still undefeated team, Igokea. Read
October 19, 2012 - Szolnoki Olaj signed Sead Sehovic The
ABA League newcomer Szolnoki Olaj is still adopting to the new league
and hopes to achieve better results in the upcoming weeks. But the club
is not only waiting for the right plays to come but also made the first
change in the line up on Thursday. Read more here.
October 19, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Partizan mt:s Belgrade 71 - 76 CSKA Moscow In
a Game of the Week thriller that went to overtime in historic Hala
Pionir, CSKA Moscow held on Thursday for a 71-76 road win over Partizan
mt:s Belgrade thanks to the game-long heroics of Sonny Weems, the same
player who saved last year's runners-up in opening week. Read more here.
October 19, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Panathinaikos Athens 78 - 76 Mapooro Cantu Panathinaikos
stepped up on defense and got huge three-pointers from Andy Panko and
Jonas Maciulis in the final four minutes to pull out a 78-76 victory
over upset-minded Mapooro Cantu on Thursday night at OAKA in the Greek
capital. Read more here.
October 18, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Maccabi Electra 70 - 68 Montepaschi Siena In
an outstanding battle between Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouses,
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv stayed undefeated in Group B by edging
Montepaschi Siena 70-68 in Israel on Thursday. Maccabi leads Group B
with a 2-0 record and Montepaschi dropped to 0-2. Read more here.
October 18, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Alba Berlin 74 - 71 Elan Chalon-Sur-Saone Alba
Berlin thrilled the fans at O2 World in the German capital with a
come-from-behind 74-71 victory over Elan Chalon to improve to 2-0 in
Group B. The hosts trailed for much of the game and were behind 53-66
early in the fourth quarter. Read more here.
October 18, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Brose Baskets Bamberg 71 - 86 Besiktas JK Besiktas
JK Istanbul used a 2-16 run in each half en route to a convincing 71-86
road win over Brose Baskets Bamberg at Stechert Arena. Besiktas
improved to 2-0 in Group D with the win, while Bamberg fell to 0-2.
Read more here.
October 18, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Lietuvos Rytas 49 - 67 FC Barcelona Regal FC
Barcelona Regal remained undefeated in Group D by topping Lietuvos
Rytas Vilnius 49-67 at Siemens Arena in the Lithuanian capital on
Thursday. Barcelona improved to 2-0 in Group D, while Rytas dropped to
0-2. Read more here.
October 18, 2012 - Bjelica to Targoviste; Wisla scan market EuroLeague
Women newcomers Municipal Targoviste have just signed Milka Bjelica.
The Montenegro international spent last season with Wisla Can-Pack
Krakow in Poland and competed at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight in
Istanbul. Read more here.
October 18, 2012 - Euroleague Regular season, Week 2 The
second week of games in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague continues today
with six more games. Action opens at 18:30 CET at Siemens Arens in
Vilnius with Lietuvos Rytas vs. FC Barcelona Regal. Read more here.
October 18, 2012 - The European champ will help Maljkovic Bozidar
Maljkovic is definitey in front of a big challenge in Cedevita
especially after an average start into the season but in the future one
of the most successful Croatian coaches for junior teams will help him
lead the team. Cedevita decided to promote Jaksa Vulic, as his
assistant. Read more here.
October 18, 2012 - Fenerbahce win President’s Cup Fenerbahce
have landed the opening blow of the 2012-13 campaign against
Galatasaray. The Eastern Istanbul outfit scooped the first piece of
domestic silverware on offer this season by taking their eighth
President's Cup. Read more here.
October 18, 2012 - Lynx get even with Fever to tie Finals Minnesota
Lynx have tied the WNBA Finals at a game-a-piece thanks to an 83-71
home win over Indiana Fever behind 50 combined points from Maya Moore
and Seimone Augustus. Read more here.
October 17, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 2, Asseco Prokom Gdynia 75 - 77 Unicaja Malaga Unicaja
Malaga held on for its first win of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
season by edging Asseco Prokom Gdynia 75-77 on the road Wednesday in
Group B. The visitors led throughout most of the game, but Prokom took
the lead with three-and-a-half minutes to go. Read more here.
October 17, 2012 - Real Madrid's Llull out with sprained ankle Real
Madrid guard Sergio Llull will not travel to Russia to face BC Khimki
Moscow Region due to a sprained ankle, the club announced Wednesday
night. Llull was injured in practice and needs to undergo further
examination to determine out how long he will be sidelined. Read more here.
October 17, 2012 - Bynum to begin practicing Andrew
Bynum is expected to start practicing on October 24 and play in the
Philly’s season opener. Bynum is going to be the center of the 76’ers
offense this season, but first he needs to be fully fit. The 24-year
old receives an injection on his knees to lubricate the joint on a
regular basis. Read more here.
October 17, 2012 - Mavericks suspend Delonte West The
Dallas Mavericks have suspended guard Delonte West following the team's
pre-season victory over Houston Rockets. The information, obtained from
an ESPN source states that West's suspension stems from an outburst in
the Mavericks locker room following the 123-104 win over the Rockets.
Read more here.
October 17, 2012 - The beat goes on! With
echoes of past Final Fours ringing in their ears, the champs return to
the scene of their glory and Euroleague action returns to the capital
of Germany in Week 2 of the regular season. Game 2 starts early, as Asseco Prokom Gydnia hosts Unicaja Malaga in Group B on Wednesday. Read more here.
October 17, 2012 - Khimik off to flying start There
is an unmistakable momentum in Ukrainian basketball these days. Maybe
it has something do with the country being awarded EuroBasket 2015. The
national team players this summer clinched a place in next year's
EuroBasket. Read more here.
October 17, 2012 - Stefansson where he wants to be The
individual numbers looked good for Jon Stefansson this summer when he
competed for Iceland in the EuroBasket 2013 Qualification Round. The
results for his team did not, which was not surprising for a team that
ended up in the toughest of six groups. Read more here.
October 16, 2012 - Cholet Basket releases Ubiles, signs Souchu Cholet
Basket announced Tuesday that it has released injured forward Edwin
Ubiles and signed Karim Souchu. Ubiles and the team mutually agreed to
dissolve his contract due to the player’s wish to rehabilitate his
injured foot at home in the United States. Read more here.
October 16, 2012 - Artland Dragons inks Horner at forward Artland
Dragons added a key piece to its frontcourt by signing Dennis Horner.
The deal allows Artland to opt out after two weeks as they test
Horner’s fitness, because the player is coming off a stress fracture in
his foot. Read more here.
October 16, 2012 - Asseco Prokom Gdynia adds veteran Acker Asseco
Prokom Gdynia improved its frontcourt right before its Turkish Airlines
Euroleague home opener on Wednesday by inking scoring guard Alex Acker
for the remainder of the season, the club announced Tuesday. Read more here.
October 16, 2012 - 'Hard Work' will continue from Pekovic Montenegro
didn't like going into this summer's EuroBasket Qualification Round
without their captain and best player, Nikola Pekovic. The 2.11m center
had off-season surgery to remove bone spurs from his right ankle and
while there had been hope that he'd play for the national team,
Montenegro ultimately had to go into battle without him. Read more here.
October 16, 2012 - Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 5 Eurocup
representative Budivelnyk cruised to 80-75 win over Halychyna to remain
the only undefeated team in Ukrainian League. Budivelnyk took control
of the game early, jumping out to 16-4 advantage, but barley held on to
their lead in the last 30 seconds. Read more here.
October 16, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 4 Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams Cedevita, Union Olimpija and Partizan mt:s came away victoriousin Game 4 ABA League
action and remain tied in second place with 3-1 records. Olimpija and
Cedevita lock horns in crucial early-season test next week. Read more here.
October 16, 2012 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 1 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague powers Olympiacos Piraeus and Panathinaikos Athens
kicked off their Greek league campaign with comfortable victories
against long-time rivals. Olympiacos opened its first title defense in
15 years with 89-64 win over PAOK. Read more here.
October 16, 2012 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 1 Turkey's
three Turkish Airlines Euroleague clubs started their domestic seasons
with wins, though some had to work harder than others. Defending
champion Besiktas JK Istanbul pulled out a 61-60 win over Turk Telekom;
Fenerbahce Ulker won at Erdemir 78-83 and Anadolu Efes bested Banvit
79-69. Read more here.
October 15, 2012 - CSKA's Voronov out indefinitely As
announced by the club Monday, CSKA Moscow's guard Evgeny Voronov will
sit out an indefinite number of games due to a tear on his right hip
adductor muscle. Voronov suffered the injury in the Russian League game
against Enisey. Read more here.
October 15, 2012 - Fever take home court away from Lynx Indiana
Fever took a 1-0 lead in the WNBA Finals following a 76-70 road win
over last season's champions Minnesota Lynx at the Target Center. With
leading scorer Katie Douglas sidelined with a sprained ankle, the Fever
battled and despite a host of stars on the Minnesota roster. Read more here.
October 15, 2012 - CEZ Nymburk brings back Rado Rancik Perennial
Czech champ CEZ Nymburk announced on Sunday the addition of veteran
forward Rado Rancik for a second stint with the club. Rancik already
played in Nymburk from 2005 to 2008. He made his Eurocup debut in
2007-08 with the Czech team. Read more here.
October 15, 2012 - Israeli League, Regular Season, Game 1 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague power Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv kicked off their
campaign in the Israeli League with a win over the rivals Hapoel Migdal
Jerusalem 88-82. In their Nokia arena, the defending champions had a
16-point lead in the second quarter and led 54-40 at halftime. Read
October 15, 2012 - French League, Regular Season, Game 2 This
season's Turkish Airlines Euroleague debutante Elan Chalon recorerd its
first victory of the French League. The defending champions beat
Poitiers 79-83 behind 17 points and 9 rebounds from Shelden Williams.
Read more here.
October 15, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 3 All
four Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams recorded double-digit victories
in third week of Spanish League action. Real Madrid continued their run
of form with a comfortable 100-79 win over Fuenlabrada to remain one of
four unbeaten teams in the League. Read more here.
October 15, 2012 - Polish League, Regular Season, Game 3 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague representative Asseco Prokom Gdynia got to a
routine 54-72 victory at Kolobrzeg. Home team was hanging in the game
for three quarters, but Lukasz Koszarek and Jerel Blassingame hit
back-to-back three-pointers in the first 2 minutes of the fourth
quarter. Read more here.
October 14, 2012 - Asseco Prokom, center Khazzouh part ways In
a surprise move, Asseco Prokom Gdynia on Sunday announced that the club
and center Julian Khazzouh had parted ways just three days after the
player's Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut. Khazzouh scored 11 points,
had 5 rebounds and blocked 3 shots over 31 minutes. Read more here.
October 14, 2012 - Yet another thriller in Astana! In
the first game of the regular season’s second round, Astana outplayed
Azovmash (Mariupol) at home, 75-72. The Kazakh club sealed the victory
in the final seconds of a tense, hard-fought game. Read more here.
October 13, 2012 - Euroleague Regular Season Week 1 bwin MVP: Emir Preldzic, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul In
a game that produced the two best individual performances to start the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague season, Emir Preldzic walked away as bwin
Week 1 MVP because his career-best showing had one deciding statistic
in his favor: a victory for Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul! Read more here.
October 13, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 4 preview Today, Game 4 of ABA Adriatic league
will start with three games. Three more games will be played tomorrow
and one game at Monday, October 15. Szolnoki Olaj and Buducnost VOLI
will open this week, and I am sure that we may expect interesting game.
Read more here.
October 13, 2012 - Nurkic officially in Cedevita Only
one day after a difficult defeat at the start of the new Euroleague
season Cedevita added another player to its already long line-up for
ABA League. The club signed young center Jusuf Nurkic, who was also
already registrated for the regional league games. Read more here.
October 13, 2012 - Learning from disappointment Anna
Petrakova has had some time to digest her summer with Russia's national
team, one that began with high hopes and ended just one victory away
from the Olympic podium. Read more here.
October 13, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 80 - 75 Anadolu Efes Istanbul EA7
Emporio Armani Milano opened its Turkish Airlines Euroleague season
with a strong 80-75 victory over Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Group C play.
Milano had lost 9 of its last 10 regular season games against Efes
since 2005-06. Read more here.
October 13, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, Real Madrid 85 - 78 Panathinaikos Athens Real
Madrid got big games from three of its biggest stars to hold off an
impressive new-look Panathinaikos 85-78 at the Community of Madrid
Sports Palace in the Spanish capital on Friday night. Rudy Fernandez
scored 23 points, Nikola Mirotic tallied 18 points. Read more here.
October 12. 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, Montepaschi Siena 82 - 92 Alba Berlin Alba
Berlin stunned Montepaschi Siena 82-92 at the Palaestra on Friday in
the visitors’ first Turkish Airlines Euroleague appearance in more than
three years. At what is traditionally one of the toughest away venues
in the Euroleague. Read more here.
October 12, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, Besiktas JK Istanbul 81 - 65 Partizan mt:s Besiktas
JK Istanbul recorded its first-ever Turkish Airlines Euroleague victory
by downing Partizan mt:s Belgrade 81-65 at Abdi Ipekci Sports Arena in
Group D on Friday. An enthusiastic crowd allowed Besiktas to grab a win
in its Euroleague debut. Read more here.
October 12, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, FC Barcelona Regal 72 - 60 Brose Baskets FC
Barcelona Regal cruised to a 72-60 win over Brose Baskets Bamberg to
start their Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign Friday night at Palau
Blaugrana. Spanish champs took control of the game early, jumped to a
double-digit advantage with a 15-0 first quarter run and never looked
back. Read more here.
October 12, 2012 - Lietuvos Rytas, Dzikic part ways; Maskoliunas takes over Lietuvos
Rytas Vilnius announced a coaching change on Friday with Aleksandar
Dzikic stepping down and assistant coach Darius Maskoliunas taking
over. According to the club, the decision for Dzikic to leave was made
mutually after a meeting with management. Read more here.
October 12, 2012 - Euroleague Regular Season, Game 1 Five
games complete the first game of the Regular Season, for the first
time, on Friday. FCB Regal hosts Brose Baskets at 18:30 CET. Later, in
Italy, it will be EA7 Emporio Armani vs. Anadolu Efes in a rematch of
last year. Read more here.
October 12, 2012 - The return of the Kings Swedish
side Södertälje Kings returns to the European scene this season after
participating in the Korac Cup in 1997 and 2001. Competing in the
EuroChallenge marks a starting point for the club's long-term ambition,
to secure continuous presence in European competitions. Read more here.
October 12, 2012 - Kia drives Prague to win over Brno ZVVZ
USK Prague have a new man at the helm in Ivan Benes but so far, the
results are proving to be the same. Benes, who has replaced Lubor
Blazek as head coach, has steered the team to five wins in as many
Czech league games and the last of those was a 78-68 triumph over old
foes, BK Imos Brno. Read more here.
October 11, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, Unicaja Malaga 80 - 85 Maccabi Electra Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv opened its 2012-13 season in style with an 80-85 road
win over Unicaja Malaga behind an effective team effort on Thursday
night at Martin Carpena Arena in Malaga, Spain. Five players scored
between 9 and 16 points as Maccabi dished 16 assists compared to only 5
by the hosts. Read more here.
October 11, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, Mapooro Cantu 71 - 84 Union Olimpija Union
Olimpija won its first Turkish Airlines Euroleague season opener on the
road in 10 years as the Ljubljana side beat Mapooro Cantu 84-71 to tip
off Group B play. Olimpija finished the game on a 21-7 run with 4
three-pointers for its first opening road win since at Unicaja Malaga
in 2002 - a streak of seven straight defeats. Read more here.
October 11, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, Fenerbahce Ulker 92 - 80 BC Khimki MR Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul registered its first win in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague by downing BC Khimki Moscow Region 92-80 in front of 8,400
fans at Ulker Sports Arena in Group A on Thursday. Read more here.
October 11, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, Olympiacos Piraeus 85 - 81 Caja Laboral Turkish
Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus opened its title
defense by downing Caja Laboral of Spain 85-81 at home at the Peace and
Friendship Stadium on Thursday. The Reds used couple of second-quarter
runs to erase an early 20-28 deficit. Read more here.
October 11, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, Elan Chalon 81 - 74 Asseco Prokom Elan
Chalon-Sur-Saone made its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut a memorable
one with an 81-74 victory over Polish champion Asseco Prokom Gdynia on
Thursday evening. New signing Brion Rush led an 8-0 third-quarter run
that put Chalon in control and the lead. Read more here.
October 11, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, Zalgiris Kaunas 90 - 62 Cedevita Zagreb Zalgiris Kaunas got off to a strong start in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by thrashing Cedevita Zagreb 90-62
in front of a sellout crowd of over 15,000 fans at Zalgirio Arena in
Group C on Thursday. Paulius Jankunas led the winners with 20 points.
Read more here.
October 11, 2012 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Game 1, CSKA Moscow 75 - 73 Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius The
2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season started in thrilling
fashion, with CSKA Moscow surviving a big scare from Lietuvos Rytas and
pulling out dramatic 75-73 at Megasport Arena in the Russian capital on
Thursday. Read more here.
October 11, 2012 - Regular Season, Week 1 injury update The
2012-13 bwin Euroleague Fantasy Challenge is upon us. The action gets
underway with seven games on Thursday and after five more games Friday,
Week 1 of the competition will be in the books. You still have time to
make new teams or to update your squads. Read more here.
October 11, 2012 - Tremendous and truly global It
is more than fitting that the first Game of the Week in the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague tonight should be in Istanbul between Fenerbahce
Ulker and Khimki Moscow Region. This will mark the first Game of the
Week played at the new Fenerbahce Ulker Sports Arena. Read more here.
October 11, 2012 - Roundup: Krasnye Krylia in Command Krasnye
Krylia have a firm grip on their Russian Cup Eight-Final tie with
Sparta&K Vidnoje after pulling away in the fourth quarter for an
89-65 first-leg triumph. Nikita Balashov led a balanced Red Wings
attack with 20 points and he also corralled nine rebounds. Read more here.
October 10, 2012 - Eurocup draw determined roads for ABA League teams Three ABA League teams, Crvena zvezda DIVA, Buducnost VOLI and Cibona, got their opponents for the upcoming season. The 2012-13 Eurocup Draw took place in Barcelona on Tuesday and divided 32 clubs into the regular season group. Read more here.
October 10, 2012 - Radnicki signed Aleksandar Capin With
three defeats in the opening stage of the new regional season, which
makes it the team with the worst opening series, Radnicki is far from
its goals and ambitions. That is why the club announced a new signing
on Tuesday bringing guard Aleksandar Capin (29, 185) until the end of
the season. Read more here.
October 10, 2012 - Spalding becomes global provider for Euroleague Basketball Euroleague
Basketball is proud to announce a new partnership deal that makes the
international sports equipment leader Spalding the global provider of
the official ball for both the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the
Eurocup during the next five seasons. Read more here.
October 10, 2012 - Alba Berlin brings in Randle Alba
Berlin bolstered its frontcourt hours before the start of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season by inking power forward Brian Randle to a
two-month deal, with an option to extend his contract until the end of
the season. Read more here.
October 10, 2012 - 2012-13 Eurocup Clubs meet after draw Immediately
following the 2012-13 Eurocup Regular Season Draw, the competition’s 32
participating clubs met with the organization's management team to
discuss various administrative issues before the start of the season.
Read more here.
October 10, 2012 - First Title in Spain goes to Avenida The
signings of Roneeka Hodges and Nicole Powell have already paid huge
dividends for Perfumerias Avenida. The pair made big plays on Tuesday
night, and Spain internationals Marta Fernandez and Marta Xargay had
important contributions as Perfumerias prevailed 68-59 over Girona in
the Spanish Women's Supercup, the Supercopa. Read more here.
October 10, 2012 - Stage set for the new 2012-13 season! The 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague regular season opens
with great showdowns around the continent and all 24 teams facing a
10-game group stage in which the best four teams in each group will
advance to an extended, more attractive Top 16 by mid-December. Read
October 10, 2012 - Zalgiris Kaunas adds playmaker Jaaber Zalgiris
Kaunas completed its roster hours before the start of the 2012-13
Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by inking point guard Ibby Jaaber to
a one-year deal, the club announced Tuesday night. Jaaber (1.87 meters,
28 years old) missed the 2011-12 season due to injury. Read more here.
October 10, 2012 - FC Barcelona Regal 99-85 Dallas Mavericks FC
Barcelona Regal remained undefeated in NBA Europe Live by downing the
Dallas Mavericks 99-85 at Palau Sant Jordi on Tuesday. Barcelona had
beaten the Phildelphia 76ers and the Los Angeles Lakers in previous
editions of NBA Europe Live. Read more here.
October 9, 2012 - 2012-13 Regular Season Eurocup Draw results The
2012-13 Eurocup Draw took place in Barcelona on Tuesday and divided 32
clubs from 17 countries into the regular season groups that will mark
the road forward toward the eventual crowning of the
competition'schampion next April. Read more here.
October 9, 2012 - Igokea - the sole leader Who would say that Igokea will be the sole leader in ABA League after three round played? Not many probably but the Bosnian team was the most constant so far and defeated also Radnički on Monday evening. Read more here.
October 9, 2012 - Eurocup Regular Season Draw today at 16:00 CET Check
the seeds and procedure for the draw to determine the groups that will
make up the Regular Season groups. The draw will be held today at the
Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport in Barcelona at 16:00 CET. Read more here.
October 9, 2012 - Bonn ride Jordan, Ewing into Season Most
people would never have thought that Jordan and Ewing would play
together. But Telekom Baskets Bonn are relying on Jared Jordan and
Patrick Ewing Jr. to carry them deep into the EuroChallenge. Read more here.
October 9, 2012 - Elan Chalon adds scorer Rush to roster In
reaction to an injury to one of its starters over the weekend, Elan
Chalon-sur-Saone quickly moved to add guard Brion Rush to its roster
before the team's Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut this week. Read
October 9, 2012 - Madrid comes up short in Toronto For
the second time on its Euroleague American Tour, staying close all
night wasn't enough as Real Madrid suffered a 102-95 road defeat on
Tuesday morning to the Toronto Raptors of the NBA. Madrid was as close
as 79-80 early in the final quarter. Read more here.
October 9, 2012 - Siena runs out of time in Cleveland Two
nights after a rough start to its Euroleague American Tour, Montepaschi
Siena recovered to challenge for four quarters before losing late by a
91-85 margin to the host Cleveland Cavaliers of the NBA early Tuesday
morning. Read more here.
October 9, 2012 - Oldenburg see fitness as key to success EWE
Baskets Oldenburg realize they are not the youngest team in the
EuroChallenge and know that fitness will be a key for their chances of
taking the next step in the competition. The northern German team has
five important players between the ages of 29 and 31. Read more here.
October 8, 2012 - Caja Laboral Vitoria adds size in Hernandez-Sonseca With
a shortage of big men due to injuries, Caja Laboral Vitoria has signed
veteran center Eduardo Hernandez-Sonseca for the first two weeks of the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague season. Hernandez-Sonseca (2.12 meters, 29
years old) played four Euroleague seasons over 11 seasons with Real
Madrid and DKV Joventut Badalona of Spain. Read more here.
October 8, 2012 - Nymburk falters against Nizhny Novgorod Playing
at home for the first time this season in the VTB United League, Nizhny
Novgorod handily dispatched Nymburk (Czech Republic), 82-66. Nymburk
and Nizhny Novgorod mirrored one another early on with their play. Read
October 8, 2012 - Karsiyaka advance in Spor Toto Cup The
Eighth-Finals are set for the Turkey Spor Toto Cup following the
conclusion of Qualifying Round play over the weekend. The format of
play saw action in four qualifying groups in the cities of Adana,
Kocaeli, Manisa and Izmir. Read more here.
October 8, 2012 - BBL hires new commercial director The
British Basketball League (BBL) is delighted to welcome David Leyden
Dunbar as Commercial Director with immediate effect. The post will see
David focusing all of his energy and expertise on three essential areas
which will help to strengthen the BBL both as a business, and as a
product. Read more here.
October 8, 2012 - Eurocup Regular Season Draw: Seeds and Procedure The
32 teams qualified for the Eurocup Regular Season will be divided into
four seeds with eight teams in each. The performance of teams in
European competitions during a three year period will be used. Read
October 8, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league, Regular Season, Game 3 It
was not a successful weekend for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams
in the Adriatic league as Partizan mt:s Belgrade, Cedevita Zagreb and
Union Olimpija Ljubljana all recorded losses. Behind 20 points from
Andrija Zizic, it was Cibona Zagreb that snapped their five-game losing
streak against their long-time rival Partizan 80-72. Read more here.
October 8, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 2 Second
week of action brought more upsets in Spanish League as Gescrap Bilbao
Basket used big third quarter to down FC Barcelona Regal 78-77. This is
second defeat in as many matches for defending champions that led
throughout the first half and held 37-43 halftime advantage. Read more here.
October 8, 2012 - German League, Regular Season, Game 2 With
game between Alba Berlin and Telecom Bonn postponed, Brose Baskets
Bamberg beat Oldenburg 68-75 to become one of only three teams with 2-0
record in German championship. Defending champions led for most of the
game but found themselves down 64-59 in the opening minute of the
fourth quarter. Read more here.
October 8, 2012 - Belgium League, Regular Season, Game 1 The
defending champions of Telenet Oostende took a thrilling 71-68 win over
Veirviers-Pepinster to start the 2012-13 Belgian League season on the
right note again. Matt Lojeski had 17 points to lead his side, Mario
Stojic bagged 16 and Wesley Wilkinson added 10 while Jeremy Green
drilled 25 for the guests. Read more here.
October 7, 2012 - Boston wins in basketball celebration in Milan NBA
Europe Live 2012's third stop featured a basketball celebration in the
fashion capital Sunday. The Boston Celtics bested EA7 Emporio Armani
75-105 two days after Fenerbahce Ulker handed the Celtics their first
defeat ever by a non-NBA team. Read more here.
October 7, 2012 - Fenerbahce Ulker inks J.R. Bremer Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul strengthened its backcourt by signing veteran guard J.R.
Bremer to a one-year contract, the club announced Sunday. Bremer (1.87
meters, 32 years old) arrives from EA7 Emporio Armani Milan, which he
joined midway through last season. Read more here.
October 7, 2012 - Elan Chalon guard Denmon out 6 weeks French
champion Elan Chalon suffered a blow over the weekend when it learned
that rookie guard Marcus Denmon will miss the first half of the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. Read more here.
October 7, 2012 - Alba takes Dallas to limit in Berlin In
its first-ever showdown with an NBA team, Alba Berlin gave a packed
house at O2 World in the German capital plenty cheer about while
pushing the Dallas Mavericks to the limit before losing 84-89 on
Saturday night. Read more here.
October 7, 2012 - Madrid's late run comes up short at Memphis Real
Madrid's late run came up short in its Euroleague American Tour 2012
opener as Los Blancos lost 105-93 at the Memphis Grizzlies in
Tennessee. After trailing throughout the entire second half, Madrid
started the fourth quarter on fire and behind strong play by Sergio
Llull, Sergio Rodriguez and Felipe Reyes, twice cut the gap to 5
points. Read more here.
October 7, 2012 - Montepaschi loses first game in San Antonio Montepaschi
Siena lost its first game on the Euroleague American Tour 2012 106-77
at the San Antonio Spurs in Texas. The home team used a 17-2
second-quarter run to take charge, led 59-35 at halftime and iced the
win with a 10-0 third quarter charge. Read more here.
October 6, 2012 - Zalgiris revenge Zalgiris
(Lithuania) and Lokomotiv-Kuban (Russia) met in Krasnodar for the first
regular season game in Group B of the VTB United League. The club from
Kaunas defeated the Russians, 78-70, and asserted its status as one of
the favorites to win the championship. Read more here.
October 6, 2012 - Euroleague, NBA chiefs meet media in Berlin On
the occasion of the second night of NBA Europe Live, four games in five
days between teams of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the NBA, the
top executives of both competitions met the media on Saturday night at
the O2 World Arena in the German capital right before hometown club
Alba Berlin hosted the Dallas Mavericks. Read more here.
October 6, 2012 - Fenerbahce Ulker beats Celtics in debut against NBA Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul marked its first game against an American opponent with
an impressive victory by defeating Boston Celtics 97-91 in the opener
of the 2012 NBA Europe Live Tour in Istanbul. Read more here.
October 6, 2012 - Real Madrid brings One Team to Memphis A
meeting across cultures for the common purpose of lifting up children
in need marked the start of the Euroleague American Tour 2012 as Real
Madrid stars and legends introduced Euroleague Basketball's social
responsibility program, One Team, in Memphis, Tennessee on Friday. Read
October 6, 2012 - Euroleague Basketball, Sportitalia agree to three more seasons Euroleague
Basketball and Sportitalia are pleased to announce that the Italian
sports network will remain an official Turkish Airlines Euroleague
broadcaster for the next three seasons. The new agreement means that
Sportitalia will have been the Euroleague broadcast partner in Italy
for six years at the conclusion of the new contract. Read more here.
October 5, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 3 preview Game 3 of ABA Adriatic league
will be played during three days, starting from tomorrow, October 6.
Two games tomorrow, as Cibona will host Partizan mt:s and Split vs.
Cedevita. Cibona and Partizan will play at 17.00 CET at Saturday, and
this will be very interesting game to watch. Read more here.
October 5, 2012 - Wasserburg rebuild to become dominant TSV
1880 Wasserburg have entered a new era with the departure of
long-running coach Hans Brei and the return of star player Anne
Breitreiner as the German club set their sights on dominating the DBBL
league over the long term and establishing themselves at the European
level. Read more here.
October 5, 2012 - Iverson signs with Maccabi Haifa According
to www.jta.org (The Global News Service of Jewish People) the former
NBA Most Valuable Player Allen Iverson will play for the Israeli team
Maccabi Haifa in its two exhibition games against NBA teams that will
take place later this month. Read more here.
October 5, 2012 - Lazovski leaves helm of FYR Of Macedonia Marjan
Lazovski has stepped down as coach of F.Y.R. of Macedonia's national
team. Having served as an assistant for five summers, including last
year when the side went on a magical run to the Semi-Finals of the
EuroBasket in Lithuania. Read more here.
October 5, 2012 - Kalnietis pens three-year deal with Lokomotiv Mantas
Kalnietis will spend the next three years in Russia after signing a
deal with Lokomotiv Kuban, the club's President Andrey Vedischev
confirmed on his twitter page. Read more here.
October 5, 2012 - Ukrainian League, Regular Season, Game 2 Eurocup
teams Azovmash Mariupol and BC Donetsk had different outcomes of their
tricky tests during this week's busy action in the Ukrainian
championship. Doron Perkins had 12 points, 10 assists and 7 rebounds.
Read more here.
October 4, 2012 - Czech League, Regular Season, Game 1 Perennial
Czech champions and Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds
finalist CEZ Nymburk opened its domestic season in fashion with a
106-70 win over Turi Svitavy. The game was balanced in the first half
with the hosts leading 43-41 at halftime. Read more here.
October 4, 2012 - Baltic League, Regular Season, Game 1 BC
Prienai opened at its best the Baltic League season taking an easy
89-67 win over Nevezys. A 28-12 first quarter practically closed the
contest. However, the guests answered cut seven points of difference at
halftime, 40-31. Read more here.
October 4, 2012 - Brose Baskets extends Coach Fleming and staff, inks forward Brose
Baskets Bamberg gave long-time head coach Chris Fleming contract
extension and fortified its frontline with the signing of high-flying
forward Latavious Williams to a short-term deal on Thursday. Read more here.
October 4, 2012 - Crvena Zvezda finds new coach in Vukoicic Crvena Zvezda Beograd Diva has switched coaches
right before the start of the 2012-13 Eurocup season. The club reached
an agreement with Vlada Vukoicic, who is set to lead the team until the
end of the season. Read more here.
October 4, 2012 - ABA Liga, Regular Season, Game 2 The
three Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams, Union Olimpija Ljubljana,
Cedevita Zagreb and Partizan Belgrade, remained unbeaten in the second
round of the Adriatic League and share the first place in the table
with Igokea Aleksandrovac. Read more here.
October 4, 2012 - German League, Regular Season, Game 1 The
two Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams, the defending champions of Brose
Baskets Bamberg and Alba Berlin started their German League season with
huge home wins. Brose downed 85-68 Bremerhaven, as Maik Zirbes bagged
22 points and Bostjan Nachbar 17. Read more here.
October 4, 2012 - Turkish Cup, Qualification Round Fenerbahce
Ulker Istanbul downed Olin Edirne 83-70 in the Turkish Cup
qualification round at Izmir Halkapinar Arena and will face cross town
rival Galatasaray Thursday for a spot in the Final Four. Read more here.
October 4, 2012 - Euroleague teams in good shape Cedevita,
Partizan and Union Olimpija are counting down to the beginning of the
new Euroleague season and are proving they will be ready for the second
big challenge of the season. They are all still undefeated in the ABA
League also after the 2nd round. Read more here.
October 4, 2012 - Zalgiris forward Klimavicius out with torn ACL Zalgiris
Kaunas's frontline suffered another blow Tuesday night when Tadas
Klimavicius left a Lithuanian league game with a knee injury. On
Wednesday the worst was confirmed when team doctors found a torn
anterior cruciate ligament in the player’s right leg. Read more here.
October 4, 2012 - Rasheed Wallace returns Rasheed
Wallace has come out of retirement and joined the New York Knicks,
American media have confirmed. It ends a two-year hiatus for Wallace,
38, who retired in 2010 for ‘personal reasons’. But current Knicks
coach Mike Woodson helped bring the power forward back to the NBA after
extensive talks in the summer. Read more here.
October 3, 2012 - Lokomotiv and Zalgiris negotiating Kalnietis deal After
six years with Zalgiris Mantas Kalnietis is close to signing his first
deal abroad. According to various media reports, the player should
complete his move to Lokomotiv Kuban in the coming days. Read more here.
October 3, 2012 - Maccabi bolsters frontline with Thomas Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv fortified its frontline with the signing of big man
Malcolm Thomas to a one-year contract. The club keeps an option to
extend his deal until the end of the 2013-14 season. Thomas (2.06
meters, 23 years old) has bounced around plenty during his basketball
career, but has managed to produce at every spot. Read more here.
October 3, 2012 - Crvena zvezda still without the victory In the opening games of the second round Union Olimpija hosted Split while Crvena zvezda Diva played on the road against Zadar. But all the effort of red-and-whites to achieve their first victory of the season against didn't bring any result. Read more here.
October 3, 2012 - Siroki WWin split with guard Morovic Only
one game lasted the episode of Vedran Morovic with Siroki WWin after
the club decided to release the player, who had 4 points and 2 assists
in 20 minutes played against Igokea in the 1st round. Read more here.
October 3, 2012 - Regular Season field complete Tofas
SC Bursa, Gaz Metan Medias, Pizza Express Apollon and Joensuun Kataja
clinched the last four available places in the EuroChallenge Regular
Season on Tuesday. Gaz Metan produced the big upset of the Qualifying
Round. Read more here.
October 3, 2012 - Pleiss joins Caja Laboral Vitoria infirmary Caja
Laboral Vitoria continues to suffer health problems in its frontcourt
as new center Tibor Pleiss was diagnosed on Tuesday with mononucleosis,
a viral infection that puts him in doubt for the early part of the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season, which his team due to start
on Thurday, October, 11. Read more here.
October 2, 2012 - Gaz Metan edge Ekaterinburg to qualify Gaz
Metan Medias clinched a spot in the EuroChallenge Regular Season with a
thrilling 97-92 triumph at Ural Ekaterinburg on Tuesday. Beaten in the
first leg last week at home, 69-67, the Romanian club did just enough
in Russia to claim a three-point win on aggregate. Read more here.
October 2, 2012 - Caja Laboral: Calbarro sidelined 4-6 weeks Caja
Laboral big man Unai Calbarro will miss the first weeks of the new
Turkish Airlines Euroleague due to an abdominal injury, the club
announced Tuesday. Calbarro was diagnosed with an inguinal hernia that
will require surgery, which is scheduled to be performed on Wednesday.
Read more here.
October 2, 2012 - One Team launches program in Moscow The
One Team corporate responsibility program got off to a roaring start
for the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season on Monday thanks to
CSKA Moscow and some very special young people in the Russian capital.
Read more here.
October 2, 2012 - ABA Adriatic league 2012-13, Game 2 preview Game
2 of ABA Adriatic league will start today with two games, Zadar will
host Crvena Zvezda Diva and Union Olimpija will host Split. In first
game, Zadar and Crvena Zvezda Diva will play at 18.00 CET and this game
could be one of the most interesting games in Game 2. Read more here.
October 1, 2012 - Kazlauskas to lead Lithuania through 2016 Jonas
Kazlauskas is set to coach Lithuanian national team for the next four
years after signing the contract today during the press conference. The
57-year-old coach returns to the team after eleven years. Read more here.
October 1, 2012 - Dukes down Swans in Austrian Supercup Xion
Dukes will go into the second leg of their EuroChallenge Qualifying
Round tie at Apollon with an extra bounce in their step after beating
Allianz Swans Gmunden in the Austrian Supercup. Werner Sallomon's team
prevailed in a close encounter over the weekend, 91-82. Read more here.
October 1, 2012 - Fines for round 1 match between Partizan mt:s and Zadar ABA League Competition office announced the fines for round 1 match between Partizan mt:s and Zadar. Dusko Vujosevic was sanctioned with three games
in which he is not allowed to lead the team during the game. The
sanction applies to games in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th round. Read more here.
October 1, 2012 - Zadar signed a new guard After
the decision to release Gary Ervin just days before the beginning of
the new season Zadar immediately reacted and already signed a new
shooting guard on Saturday. The newcomer is Chaisson Allen (192 cm),
who is able to play at a point-guard and at the shooting guard position
and who signed until the end of the season. Read more here.
October 1, 2012 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 1 Only
one Turkish Airlines Euroleague team, Real Madrid, was able to get a
winning start when the Spanish League opened for business this weekend.
Madrid downed Unicaja Malaga 79-64 hitting some timely three-pointers
in the final quarter and making 12 of 27 from behind the arc on the
night. Read more here.
October 1, 2012 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 1 The
two Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams in action for the first weekend
of Italian League play got off to winning starts on Sunday, while a
third, newly qualified Mapooro Cantu, will play its game later.
Defending champions Montepaschi Siena took a slim 56-61 away win over
competition newcomer Reggio Emilia. Read more here.
October 1, 2012 - Ukranian League, Regular Season, Game 1 Eurocup
teams Azovmash Mariupol, Budivelnyk Kiev and BC Donetsk opened their
campaigns in the Ukrainian championship with home victories. Defending
champions Donetsk had an easy job against Odesa, winning 82-59 in a
game in which they never trailed. Read more here.