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Home - News archive September 2011

  News archive September 2011

September 30, 2011 - Black and whites in 'Laktasi'
Black and whites are living today afternoon for Banja Luka. Basketball club Igokea will host tournament in sports hall " Laktasi" within preparations for the next season. Coach Jovanovic will have 13 players available for the tournament: Marko Cakarevic, Nikola Pekovic, Acia Law, Miroslav Raduljica, Rasko Katic, Petar Bozic, Branislav Djekic, Dusan Kecman, Vladimir Lucic, Nemanja Jaramaz, Dragan Milosavljevic, Nenad Miljenovic, Danilo Andjusic.

September 29, 2011 - Partizan mt:s - We feel devotion!
Partizan mt:s players and Euroleague organized Media Day today. Team that will play in the season 2011/2012 had an exciting day in Hala sportova in Novi Beograd. Preparations for new Euroleague season were also necessary off the court, so coach Jovanovic team had the opportunity to present themselves in different interviews, as well as in the specific photo session that will introduce them to Europe audience in a interesting way.

September 29, 2011 - Watch the Euroleague Qualifying Rounds on TV!
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds are coming at you today with four great games from Charleroi and Vilnius. You can watch on these local and regional TV channels or subscribe to Euroleague.TV to get a whole weekend's worth of fun!

September 28, 2011 - Caja Laboral adds Calbarro at forward
Caja Laboral added a third frontline player in the last eight days by signing Unai Calbarro to a one-year contract. Calbarro (2.05 meters, 22 years old) spent last season with CB Santurtzi in the third tier Spanish League, Adecco LEB Plata, where he averaged 4.2 points and 3.6 rebounds in 16 minutes over 24 games.

September 28, 2011 - The regional league will start the season as ABA League
The regional basketball league, which grew into one of the most successful basketball organizations under the sponsorship of Nova ljubljanska banka (NLB), will begin the 2011/12 season with the new name ABA League. The new logo is already unveiled too.

September 27, 2011 - Sabonis suffers a heart attack
NBA Hall of Famer and Eurobasket 2011 ambassador, Arvydas Sabonis has been rushed to hospital after suffering a heart attack. According to a report from Sportlas.lt, Sabonis was playing with friends at the time when the incident happened.

September 27, 2011 - Artland replaces injured Hoffmann with Njei
On the eve of the Eurocup Qualifying Round opener, Artland Dragions incorpoated guard Acha Njei into its roster as a replacement for injured playmaker Christian Hoffmann. Njei (1.90 meters, 26 years old) will be ready to take part in the Dragons’ first Qualifying Round contest Wednesday against Gran Canaria 2014.

September 27, 2011 - Eurocup Qualifying Round 2011-12, Game 1
The Eurocup Qualifying Round is here! The first of Tuesday’s six fixtures saw Lukoil Academic overcome BK Prostejov 70-65 on the strength of 17 points from Lamont Mack and 10 from the Eurocup’s all-time leading scorer, Todor Stoykov.

September 27, 2011 - Greens, Saras together again
The Turkish Airlines Euroleague's most successful modern club and its winningest active player are together again after defending champion Panathinaikos Athens announced the signing on Monday of legendary point guard Sarunas Jasikevicius for his second stint with the Greens.

September 27, 2011 - Cholet replaces injured Hite with Nichols
Turkish Airlines Euroleague hopeful Cholet Basket moved quickly to replace injured shooting guard Robert Hite by signing forward Demetris Nichols to a short-term contract. Nicholas (2.05 meters, 27 years old) is well known in French basketball circles after playing for Gravelines Dunkerque and JA Vichy over the past two seasons.

September 26, 2011 - Asseco Prokom signs Dmitriev
Polish champion Asseco Prokom Gdynia bolstered its frontline by signing Fedor Dmitriev. The experienced power forward has played in 19 Euroleague games over the past two seasons with BC Khimki Moscow Region.

September 26, 2011 - Caja Laboral lands big man Dorsey
Caja Laboral continued to build its frontline ahead of the new season and its latest signing is big man Joey Dorsey, who penned a one-year deal. Dorsey (2.03 meters, 25 years old) spent the past three seasons in the NBA, where he played in a total of 61 games for Houston, Sacrament and Toronto.

September 26, 2011 - Olympiacos inks big man Antic
Olympiacos Piraeus signed veteran big man Pero Antic, who was one of the stars of the recently completed EuroBasket 2011. Antic (2.10 meters, 29 years old) averaged 11.6 points and was third in the competition with 8.5 rebounds per game in helping F.Y.R. of Macedonia reach the semifinals against all odds.

September 26, 2011 - Partizan mt:s fourth in Cagliari
Black and whites played another match on tournament in Cagliari. They played against Olympiakos for third place on the tournament. Tim from Piraeus was more successful and won with the score 82:64. Black and whites started good, they played openly and competed with opponent. In second quarter team from Piraeus made higher point difference.

September 25, 2011 - PAOK signs former champ Goree
PAOK BC reinforced its frontcourt and added Euroleague experience with the signing of former Euroleague champion Marcus Goree to a one-year deal. Goree (2.03 meters, 34 years old) arrives from the New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig, where he averaged 11.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 37 German League games last season.

September 25, 2011 - Referees gear up for new season at clinic
A total of 120 referees and observers gathered in Istanbul this week for what has become an important preseason tradition, the 20th Clinic for Euroleague Basketball-FIBA Europe International Referees.

September 23, 2011 - Khimki adds big man Daye
Less than a week before playing the do-or-die Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds, one of last year's survivors, BC Khimki Moscow Region, added some size and scoring punch by signing Austin Daye to a two-month contract.

September 23, 2011 - Eurocup Qualifying Round 2011-12 preview
One of the most exciting and intense weeks of the Eurocup season tips off this week as the competition hits the ground running with games of the utmost importance – the Eurocup Qualifying Round. Sixteen teams will clash in eight two-game, home-and-away, total-points series for tickets to the Eurocup Regular Season.

September 23, 2011 - Qualifying Rounds coming up next!
The 2011-12 Turkish Airlines Euroleague party gets started next week with Charleroi, Belgium and Vilnius, Lithuania hosting parallel qualifying rounds: 16 teams from 13 countries playing single-elimination, do-or-die games over four days to reach Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season. Drama is assured!

September 23, 2011 - Broadcasters prepare for new Turkish Airlines Euroleague and Eurocup seasons
The fifth annual TV workshop for Turkish Airlines Euroleague host broadcasters took place on Thursday in Barcelona, Spain, with representatives of some of Europe’s best sports networks coming together to prepare for the new season.

September 23, 2011 - Asseco Prokom lands Eurocup Rising Star Motiejunas
Polish champion Asseco Prokom Gdynia found a star to lead its frontcourt by signing the reigning Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner, Donatas Motiejunas, who joins the club from Benetton Basket Treviso. Motiejunas (2.13 meters, 21 years old) will first undergo a physical exam before joining his new teammates in training this weekend.

September 22, 2011 - Skyliners signs "Juice" Thompson
Fraport Skyliners have signed rookie point guard Michael "Juice" Thompson through December, the club announced Thursday. Thompson (1.77 meters, 22 years old) has already been with the club on a three-week tryout and he impressed enough to earn a longer stay.

September 22, 2011 - Benetton Basket lands Scalabrine
Benetton Basket Treviso made official the signing of forward Brian Scalabrine on Thursday, the day it announced that Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner Donatas Motjeiunas was going on loan to Turkish Airlines Euroleague club Asseco Prokom.

September 22, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague, Eurocup Head Coaches gather for preseason talks
With the start of the new 2011-12 season just around the corner, 36 head coaches from the Turkish Airlines Euroleague and the Eurocup met in Istanbul, Turkey on Wednesday to discuss issues pertaining to rules, interpretations and points of emphasis in advance of the first official games, the qualifying rounds of both competitions that begin next week.

September 21, 2011 - Partizan mt:s signs promising scorer Andjusic
Partizan mt:s Belgrade added another elite Serbian prospect to its roster by signing Danilo Andjusic. The promising scorer arrives from Hemofarm, for whom he averaged 4.6 points in the Eurocup last season. He also posted 3.7 points in 21 Adriatic League games. Until now, Andjusic (1.97 meters, 20 years old) had spent his entire career with Hemofarm, spare a loan spell at Mega Vizura.

September 21, 2011 - Azovmash adds veteran guard Crispin
BC Azovmash fortified its backcourt with the signing of veteran guard Joe Crispin, who arrives in peak form after spending the preseason with Turkish Airlines Euroleague side Montepaschi Siena. Crispin (1.90 meters, 32 years old) played last season for Barcellona in the Italian second division, where he led the team with 19.7 points and 4.7 assists per game.

September 21, 2011 - Besiktas brings in big man Erden
Besiktas Cola Turka bulked up its frontline by signing big man Semih Erden, who returns to his hometown after a season away. Erden (2.10 meters, 25 years old) was among the top young players for Fenerbahce Ulker in recent seasons.

September 21, 2011 - Cedevita tabs young center Bilan
Cedevita made official the signing of center Miro Bilan this week, though he has been training with the club since August. Bilan (2.13 meters, 22 years old) agreed to terms with Cedevita over the summer, but could not sign until a legal dispute with former club Zadar was settled.

September 21, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas brings Jeretin aboard
A day after learning the extent of point guard Aleksandar Rasic's injury, Lietuvos Rytas has found a no-less experienced replacement in Goran Jeretin. The sides agreed to a short-term deal. Jeretin (1.92 meters, 32 years old) is in game shape after tallying 10.6 points and 3.6 assists per game for the Montenegrin national team at EuroBasket 2011.

September 21, 2011 - VEF Riga adds size with Sims
VEF Riga bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds by inking big man Courtney Sims to a one-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Sims (2.11 meters, 27 years old) arrives from DongGuan New Century Leopards, where he averaged 19 points, 8.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in 7 Chinese League games last season.

September 21, 2011 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Media Day
With less than a month to go until opening day, Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams are preparing for a great new 2011-12 season in more ways than one. In addition to their training camps and pre-season games, each and every team will hold Turkish Airlines Euroleague Media Day in the coming weeks to talk about their challenges, expectations and hopes for the coming season.

September 21, 2011 - FC Bayern Munich inks Boumtje Boumtje
Bayern Munich added size and experience to its roster by inking defensive center Ruben Boumtje Boumtje to a two-month deal on Wednesday. Boumtje Boumtje (2.12 meters, 33 years old) arrives from Artland Dragons, where he averaged 7 points and 5.3 rebounds in 44 German League games last season, helping the team to make it to the semifinals.

September 21, 2011 - Heroes welcomed home
Thousands of fans in Madrid welcomed home Spain's national team after their second consecutive EuroBasket gold-medal triumph. Sergio Scariolo's team beat France 98-85 in the gold-medal clash on Sunday night in Kaunas, Lithuania.

September 21, 2011 - Lions with triumphal return
FYR of Macedonia saw their magical run at the EuroBasket come to an end when Damjan Stojanovski missed a potential game-tying lay-up in the waning seconds of the bronze-medal game against Russia.

September 21, 2011 - Lietuvos Rytas guard Rasic to miss qualifying
Lietuvos Rytas will be without veteran Aleksandar Rasic for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds after the point guard returned from EuroBasket 2011, where he represented the Serbian national team, with a back injury.

September 20, 2011 - Armani Milan brings Gallinari home
EA7 - Emporio Armani Milan is bringing one of the club's favorite sons back by signing Danilo Gallinari, who was the 2008 Euroleague Rising Star Trophy when he last wore the team’s colors. Gallinari (2.08 meters, 23 years old) has spent the past three seasons in the NBA, first with New York and then Denver.

September 20, 2011 - Caja Laboral adds Seraphin to frontline
Caja Laboral addressed a need for frontcourt players with the signing of Kevin Seraphin. The big man comes off a silver-medal winning performance at EuroBasket 2011 with the French national team. Seraphin (2.05 meters, 21 years old) averaged 4.7 points and 1.9 rebounds over nine games in Lithuania for les Bleus.

September 20, 2011 - Real Madrid lands Fernandez
A former Rising Star Award winner and a reigning European champion is set to return to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague with the news that Real Madrid has signed Rudy Fernandez (1.97 meters, 26 years old). The popular swingman has spent the past three seasons in the NBA playing for Portland.

September 20, 2011 - INTERSPORT, Euroleague Basketball agree till 2013
Euroleague Basketball is pleased to announce INTERSPORT as a new partner of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague for the next two seasons. The agreement, which extends through June of 2013, continues a strong relationship between the two brands.

September 20, 2011 - One more win in preparations
Partizan mt:s basketball players finished they trip to Bulgaria with another win. This time they won against ETHA Engomis with the score 75:68 (21:19, 23:11, 21:19, 10:19). The game was even throughout whole 4 quarters, but black and whites managed to hold advantage at the end.

September 18, 2011 - Another masterpiece for MVP ‘La Bomba'
Described by his coach as an artist, Juan Carlos Navarro can reflect on yet another masterpiece as he added the accolade of EuroBasket 2011 MVP to his illustrious collection of accomplishments. Instrumental during the business end of the tournament, the Spanish captain certainly led by example to ensure his team retained their title with some stellar displays.

September 18, 2011 - Spain stay kings of Europe
Spain successfully defended their EuroBasket title with another powerful and memorable display in the Final against France. Having been dominant two years ago in Katowice against Serbia, Sergio Scariolo and his players cruised to the top of the podium once more to deny France an historic first title. They simply had too much offensively for France and once they moved 13 points in front, early in the third quarter, they never seriously looked like relinquishing their title as they rode out comfortable 98-85 winners.

September 18, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011: bronze for Russia!
History was respected, but only barely, in EuroBasket 2011's first medal game on Sunday as Russia outlasted F.Y.R. of Macedonia 68-72 after the score had been tied with under 20 seconds left. A one-handed flip-in from the baseline with 16 seconds left by Sergey Bykov of Lokomtiv Kuban proved the game-winner, before free throws from Aleksey Shved of CSKA Moscow made doubly sure.

September 18, 2011 - Basketball mourns Greek legend Phedon Mattheou
Euroleague Basketball joins the world basketball family in mourning legend Phedon Mattheou, who passed away on Saturday at age 87. Mattheou was born in 1924 at Thessaloniki, grew up with Aris BC and dedicated more than 70 years of his life in basketball and sports. He was a very talented athlete and became champion in basketball, rowing, water polo, tennis, table tennis, shooting, fencing and cycling.

September 16, 2011 - BCM Gravelines inks Silas, drops Eldridge
BCM Gravelines made a change at the shooting guard spot with the addition of rookie Xavier Silas and the release of Osiris Eldridge, who had signed for the club last month. Silas (1.95 meters, 23 years old) comes from Northern Illinois University, where he spent the past two seasons.

September 16, 2011 - PAOK signs swingman Giddens
PAOK Thessaloniki added some scoring punch by signing swingman J.R. Giddens for the season. Giddens (1.96 meters, 26 years old) made his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut last season with Asseco Prokom, for whom he averaged 9 points on 47.4% three-point shooting and 5.2 rebounds in 10 games.

September 15, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011, Quarterfinals, Day 2
Less than 24 hours after its dream crashed, Lithuania saved an Olympics qualifying spot by stopping Slovenia 80-77 as Mantas Kalnietis of Zalgiris Kaunas had 17 points and the go-ahead shot with 19 seconds left. Coming up: France vs. Greece and Russia vs. Serbia.

September 14, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011, Quarterfinals
Spain was first to the EuroBasket 2011 semifinals by routing Slovenia 86-64 as FC Barcelona Regal guard and former Euroleague MVP Juan Carlos Navarro poured in 26 points. Coming up is FYR of Macedonia against host Lithuania in the second quarterfinal.

September 14, 2011 - Champs tab veteran wingman Kyritsis
Panathinaikos added experience and depth to its back court by signing veteran guard Alexis Kyritsis to a one-year deal. Kyritsis (1.96 meters, 29 years old) arrives from Ilissiakos, for whom he averaged 13.9 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists last season in helping the team avoid relegation from the Greek League.

September 14, 2011 - Panathinaikos signs Smith at forward
Defending Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Panathinaikos added to its roster by signing forward Steven Smith, who will play for a third Greek club after previous stints with Kolossos Rhodes and Panellinios. Last season Smith (2.03 meters, 28 years old) played for Panellinios, for whom he averaged 13.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals in eight Eurocup games.

September 13, 2011 - Valencia Basket brings in Kuksiks
Valencia Basket announced on Tuesday morning the addition of Latvian forward Rihards Kuksiks (2.01 meters, 23 years old) for a 1+1 deal. Kuskis arrives from Arizona State University where he played from 2007 to this year. Last season he averaged 10.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists in over 27 minutes per game.

September 12, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011, Round 2, Day 6
Slovenia became the last quarterfinalist at EuroBasket 2011 by defeating Finland 67-60 on Monday as two players who won a Euroleague title together, Erazem Lorbek and Jaka Lakovic, teamed up again in the fourth quarter.

September 12, 2011 - FIBA Americas: Day 10 - Medal games
Argentina reclaimed the gold medal at the FIBA Americas 2011 tournament by stopping defending champ Brazil 75-80 in Sunday's title game before a home crowd in Mar de Plata. The game was decided in the last minutes, with a big three-pointer by Pablo Prigioni of Caja Laboral making it 67-62 with 1:40 to play.

September 11, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011, Round 2, Day 5
Sunday's do-or-die EuroBasket 2011 action began with a thriller, Serbia outlasting Turkey 68-67 to reach the quarterfinals as Milos Teodosic of CSKA Moscow, Milenko Tepic of Panathinaikos and Dusko Savanovic of Anadolu Efes combined for 46 points! Spain vs. France and Germany vs. Lithunia next!

September 11, 2011 - Asseco Prokom lands veteran swingman Brown
Polish League champion Asseco Prokom Gdynia bolstered its perimeter attack with the signing of Devin Brown for the season. Brown (1.96 meters, 32 years old) arrives in Europe after spending most of his professional career in the NBA and the D-League.

September 11, 2011 - FIBA Americas 2011: Semifinals
Argentina and Brazil will face off for the gold medal at FIBA Americas 2011 after both survived close semifinals on Saturday to win places in the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Defending champ Brazil followed a stellar performance by Marceinho Huertas of FC Barcelona Regal to an 83-76 vicory against the Dominican Republic.

September 9, 2011 - Aris BSA 2003 adds scorer Dimas
Aris BSA 2003 has reinforced its backcourt for the 2011-12 Eurocup Regular Season by adding shooting guard Tasos Dimas, who agreed to terms of a four-year deal on Friday. Dimas (1.96 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Megas Alexandros of Thessaloniki, where he grew up and played for twelve years.

September 9, 2011 - FIBA Americas: Day 9 – Semifinals are set!
The semifinals matchups at FIBA Americas 2011 are set following the last games of the Quarterfinal Round on Thursday. Defending champion Brazil finished in first place with a 6-1 record after stopping Puerto Rico 72-94 with Marcelinho Huertas of FC Regal Barcelona once again running the show for the winners.

September 8, 2011 - Fraport Skyliners tabs big Ohlbrecht
Fraport Skyliners added a familiar name to its frontcourt by signing big man Tim Ohlbrecht. The deal is through December to help the club offset an injury to Jermareo Davidson, but Skyliners have an option to extend the contract for the remainder of this season as well as the 2012-13 campaign.

September 8, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011: Round 2, Day 2
Former All-Euroleague guard Bo McCalebb of Montepaschi Siena led FYROM to a 63-65 thriller over Georgia in Tuesday's opening game at EuroBasket 2011. McCalebb scored a game-high 27 points, including the game winner with 2 seconds left.

September 8, 2011 - FIBA Americas: Day 8 – Semifinalists decided
The third games of the second round at FIBA Americas 2011 on Wednesday gave the tournament the rest of its semifinalists after host Argentina had advanced earlier. Defending champion Brazil made a major move by knocking off previously undefeated Argentina 73-71 in a thriller. The victory let Brazil tie Argentina in the group standings at 5-1, a record they share with Puerto Rico, too.

September 8, 2011 - Euroleague Basketball mourns Italian junior
Euroleague Basketball joins the family of Italian sports in mourning the tragic death of Mario Delle Cave, a former participant in the Nike International Junior Tournament, at age 18 following a traffic accident on Wednesday in Rome.

September 7, 2011 - FC Barcelona Regal goes big with Wallace
Spanish League champion FC Barcelona Regal bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming season by inking power forward C.J. Wallace to a two-year contract, the club announced Wednesday. Wallace (2.06 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Gran Canaria 2014, where he averaged 9.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 11 Eurocup games last season.

September 7, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011, Round 2, Day 1
In the opening game EuroBasket 2011's second round, Spain pull away for a 68-77 victory over Germany as All-Euroleague forward Fernando San Emeterio of Caja Laboral sparked a scoreboard takeover in the fourth quarter.

September 7, 2011 - FIBA Oceania 2011: Australia opens series strong
More evidence of Turkish Airlines Euroleague players are making waves all around the world came on Wednesday from way Down Under, where Australia won the first game of the FIBA Oceania 2011 men's championships with a 91-78 victory over New Zealand.

September 7, 2011 - FIBA Americas: Day 7 – Argentina first to semis
The favorites kept rolling through the second round at FIBA Americas 2011 in Mar de Plata, Argentina on Tuesday, albeit a couple by lesser margins. In what was a classic shootout between Argentina and Venezuela, the hosts ran away with a 111-93 victory thanks in part to 20 points and 6 assists from Pablo Prigioni of Caja Laboral, who made 6 of his 7 three-pointers.

September 7, 2011 - 2011-12 Preseason: Games and Results
Even as some of the top stars of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague are representing their countries at EuroBasket 2011 in Lithuania, their clubs are hard at work getting ready for a new season. Almost all of the 22 teams in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Regular Season have started training camp.

September 6, 2011 - FIBA Americas: Day 6 – Favorites stay strong
All four favorites made good on their promise as the quarterfinal round of FIBA Americas 2011 got started on Monday in Mar de Plata, Argentina. Brazil stepped strong into the second round of the tournament with a resounding 93-66 win over Uruguay.

September 5, 2011 - Olympiacos inks promising Mantzaris
Olympiacos Piraeus announced Monday the signing of talented and promising point guard Vangelis Mantzaris to a four-year deal. Mantzaris (1.95 meters, 21 years old) arrives from Peristeri, where he averaged 8.6 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 28 Greek League games last season.

September 5, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011, preliminary round, Day 6
The first group stage comes is in the books and Euroleague stars have been decisive for the outcome of several groups. Turkey edged heavy favourite Spain 57-65, as Emir Preldzic of Fenerbahce Ulker had 18 points. In Group C, Greece knocked off Croatia 74-69 behind 17 points each from Kostas Vasileadis of Bizkaia Bilbao Basket and Antonis Fotsis of EA7 Emporio Armani.

September 4, 2011 - PAOK lands Dikoudis
Turkish Airlines Euroleague hopeful bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming Qualifying Rounds by inking veteran power forward Demos Dikoudis to a one-year deal on Saturday. Dikoudis (2.06 meters, 34 years old) arrives from AEK Athens, where he averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 24 Greek League games last season.

September 4, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011, preliminary round, Day 5
Sunday brought final decision time in the opening stage of EuroBasket 2011 closer for many teams. Spain became the first group winner with a virtuoso performance, stopping host Lithuania, as Juan Carlos Navarro of FC Barcelona Regal starred with 22 points.

September 3, 2011 - FIBA Americas: Day 4 – Argentina is last undefeated
The Dominican Republic provided the biggest surprise so far at the 2011 FIBA Americas Championships by edging Brazil 74-79 in Group A behind 22 points from Tito Horford. Francisco Garcia added 14 for the Dominicans.

September 3, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011, preliminary round, Day 4
Day 4 provided surprising scored and stellar performances from several Turkish Airlines Euroleague players at EuroBasket 2011. All-Euroleague guard Bo McCalebb of Montepaschi Siena had 27 points to lead FYROM to a historical 58-72 win against Greece.

September 2, 2011 - Nesterovic calls it a day
Radoslav Nesterovic has announced his retirement from professional basketball from Lithuania, where he is currently, as an advisor of Slovenia NT, Slovenian website siol.net reports. He made the announcement talking to reporters, where he stated.

September 2, 2011 - FIBA Americas: Day 3 – Three claim first victories
Puerto Rico became the first team to three victories while a trio of teams stayed alive with their first wins on Day 3 of the FIBA Americas 2011 tournament in Argentina. Puerto Rico's guards did the damage in a 64-74 victory over Uruguay.

September 2, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011, preliminary round, Day 3
Turkish Airlines Euroleague superstars stay on fire at EuroBasket 2011 as Serbia, Spain, Lithuania and France are still undefeated. All-Euroleague forward Dusko Savanovic of Anadolu Efes had 24 points to lead Serbia to an 89-80 win against Israel.

September 1, 2011 - PAOK BC lands Andriuskevicius
Turkish Airlines Euroleague hopeful PAOK BC added more size just weeks before the start of the Qualifying Round by inking center Martynas Andriuskevicius to a one-year contract, the club announced Thursday. Andriuskevicius (2.18 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Meridiano Alicante, where he played for the last four years.

September 1, 2011 - FIBA Americas: Day 2 – Brazil, Argentina still perfect
Defending champs Brazil and host Argentina remained among four undefeated teams after two days of play at the FIBA Americas 2011 tournament. Marcelinho Huertas starred again with 17 points and 6 assists as Brazil defeated Canada 57-69. Jermaine Anderson of Buducnost was Canada's top scorer with 9 points.

September 1, 2011 - EuroBasket 2011, preliminary round, Day 2
Turkish Airlines Euroleague stars keep shining brightly at EuroBasket 2011 - and Day 2 has been no exception. Mantas Kalnietis had 19 points and 6 assists to lead Lithuania against Poland in Group A. Turkey beat Great Britain with 15 points from FB Ulker forward Emir Preldzic.

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