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September 30, 2017 - Buducnost VOLI prevail over Zadar in a thrilling ending
Buducnost VOLI prevailed over Zadar in a thrilling ending. The home team have been in front throughout the whole match, but in the last minute they almost suffered a shocking defeat. Aleksa Ilic made 10 points, had 8 rebounds and 3 blocks. His overall index rating was 17. Read more here.

September 29, 2017 - Cedevita beat FMP in the 1st match of the 2017-18 season
The Orange crew showed their power in the opening round of the new season. Cedevita beat FMP in the 1st match of the 2017-18 season 74-67. Dzanan Musa led Cedevita with 21 points, 6 rebounds. Read more here.

September 29, 2017 - Reggio Emilia: Vene, out three months
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia forward Siim-Sander Vene is set to miss the entire 7DAYS EuroCup regular season due to a stress fracture in his right foot, the club announced Friday. Vene had a problem in his right heel right after taking part in the Memorail Bertolazzi tournament in Parma, Italy. Read more here.

September 29, 2017 - Olimpija beat Krka and win their 8th domestic Super Cup trophy
The 2017 Slovenian Super Cup Final was the clash between ABA League 1 side Petrol Olimpija and ABA League 2 team Krka. At the end, Petrol Olimpija triumphed by 94:76 and won their 8th domestic Super Cup trophy. Talor Battle was the top scorer in the winning side with 19 points. Read more here.

September 29, 2017 - ABA league, Round 1
Here we are! It is time for new excitements in ABA league as new season is right here. Season 2017-18 Round 1 will start at Friday, September 29. In first game, Cedevita will host FMP at 18.00 CET. Later, at 20.00 CET, MZT Aerodrom Skopje will host Partizan NIS. Read more here.

September 28, 2017 - Andorra's Burjanadze five months out
Morabanc Andorra forward Beqa Burjanadze is set to be sidelined for five months due to a knee injury, the club announced Thursday. Burjanadze had already missed EuroBasket 2017 while following a conservative treatment plan to avoid surgery in his right knee. Read more here.

September 27, 2017 - Baskonia keeps Delfino temporarily
With two weeks to go until the start of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz has extended its temporary contract with former Olympics gold medalist Carlos Delfino while other players recover from injury. Read more here.

September 27, 2017 - Former champ Smith retires after six seasons with Maccabi
Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv announced that Devin Smith is retiring from basketball effective immediately. Smith, 34, underwent a series of tests over the summer after which it was determined he is not fit for the coming season. Read more here.

September 26, 2017 - Lukoil Academic blow out Benfica to reach Qualification Round 3
Lukoil Academic became the first team to advance from Basketball Champions League Qualification Round 2 on Tuesday night with a resounding 87-71 second-leg triumph over Benfica. Anthony Raffa paced a balanced scoring attack for the winners with 17 points. Read more here.

September 26, 2017 - Salic, Pecarski and Nikolic signed with Partizan NIS
After successfully ended negotiations with Bayern Munich, Marko Pecarski, signed a contract with the black and white. The young power forward, born in 2000, spent the majority of the preseason with Partizan NIS team and appeared also at the ABA Super Cup in Bar. Read more here.

September 26, 2017 - Igor Penov returns to MZT Skopje Aerodrom
Just couple of days before the start of the new ABA League season, MZT Skopje have completed another transfer. Igor Penov is the new name in MZT roster! Penov has been practicing with the team during the whole summer, while now the two sides have officially signed a contract. Read more here.

September 26, 2017 - Rytas tabs veteran center Mavrokefalidis
A former All-EuroCup star is back in the competition after a season away as Lietuvos Rytas on Monday announced the signing of center Loukas Mavrokefalidis to a one-year contract. Mavrokefalidis has played five previous 7DAYS EuroCup seasons in his native Greece and Russia. Read more here.

September 26, 2017 - Valencia extends San Emeterio through 2019
Valencia Basket announced that Fernando San Emeterio has agreed to a new contract that will keep him wearing orange through the end of the 2018-19 season. San Emeterio who originally joined Valencia in the summer of 2015, was already under contract for the coming season. Read more here.

September 26, 2017 - Tofas Bursa bolsters backcourt with Paunic
Tofas Bursa fortified its backcourt by signing veteran guard Ivan Paunic to a two-month contract. Paunic (1.98 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Spanish side Montakit Fuenlabrada, where he has spent the past two seasons. Read more here.

September 25, 2017 - Valencia, Van Rossom reunite
Valencia Basket and guard Sam Van Rossom will mark their fifth season together after the sides agreed on another contract on Sunday. Van Rossom (1.88 meters, 31 years old) missed the end of last season due to a knee injury as Valencia won the Spanish League title for the first time. Read more here.

September 24, 2017 - Sparks put the Game in Gray's hands and she delivers
With Sparks leading by one point with 13.7 seconds to play in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, the Lynx secured a missed free throw by Essence Carson and took off in transition with Lindsay Whalen finding a streaking Maya Moore for a layup to put the Lynx up by one with 6.5 seconds remaining. Read more here.

September 24, 2017 - Cedevita win the 1st ever ABA Super Cup
Cedevita have won the 2017 ABA Super Cup by beating Buducnost VOLI in the final. This is the first ever ABA trophy for the Orange crew and they certainly believe that they can add another one in this season. Read more here.

September 23, 2017 - Three-time EuroLeague champ Perperoglou joins Hapoel
Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem announced on Friday morning the addition of triple Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champ, Stratos Perperoglou, to the team for the upcoming season. Perperoglou arrives from FC Barcelona Lassa, where he played the last two seasons. Read more here.

September 23, 2017 - Zenit's Pushkov to sit out full season
Zenit St Petersburg's big man Anton Pushkov will miss the upcoming season after having suffered ACL rupture in the knee and meniscus. Pushkov (2.08 meters, 28 years old) will undergo surgery in the upcoming days and is expected to be sidelined for at least 9 months. Read more here.

September 22, 2017 - Reggio Emilia inks former All-EuroCup forward Wright
Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia added a familiar face to its frontcourt weeks ahead of the new 7DAYS EuroCup campaign by inking power forward Julian Wright to a one-year deal. Wright (2.03 meters, 30 years old) joined Reggio Emilia for the Italian League playoffs last season. Read more here.

September 22, 2017 - Baskonia's Garino, one month out
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz new forward Patricio Garino will be missing the start of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague regular season, as the club confirmed on Thursday that he will be sidelined for four weeks due to injury. Read more here.

September 21, 2017 - European basketball celebrates Coach Ivkovic's legendary career
In an unforgettable evening for European basketball fans, Olympiacos Piraeus hosted an All-Star team to honor Dusan Ivkovic, who has announced his retirement after an unprecedented 48-year career on the bench. Read more here.

September 21, 2017 - Partizan puts Miller at point guard
Partizan NIS Belgrade continues to be busy in putting together a team for its upcoming 7DAYS EuroCup return by signing a two-year deal with point guard Patrick Miller. Miller (1.86 meters, 25 years old) himself returns to the competition after three seasons. Read more here.

September 21, 2017 - Special night in Bar, Mornar advance to the next stage
Mornar defeated Partizan NIS in the quarter-finals of 2017 ABA Super Cup and advanced to the next stage of the competition. Derek Needham will definitely be the leader of this new team of Mornar. He was the real boss down on the court, while he finished the match with 22 points. Read more here.

September 21, 2017 - Buducnost VOLI will play in the ABA Super Cup semi-finals
We have witnessed the first major comeback in the 2017-18 season. Buducnost VOLI were down by 10 points in the 29th minute of the match against Cibona – 58:68, but they managed to bounce back and to win this game by 96:90. Read more here.

September 20, 2017 - Cedevita the first to reach ABA Super Cup Semi-finals
Cedevita have achieved a victory over FMP in the opening game of the inaugural ABA Super Cup and have become the first to qualify amongst the top four. They have been a better opponent through the majority of the game and have in the end deservedly celebrated the victory. Read more here.

September 20, 2017 - Mega Bemax advance to ABA Super Cup semis
The boys from Sremska Mitrovica could not have wished for a better opening of the new season. In the ABA Super Cup quarter-finals, Mega Bemax prevailed over Igokea, showed some pretty good basketball along the way and, most importantly, advanced to the next stage of the competition. Read more here.

September 20, 2017 - Patrick Miller is a new player of Partizan NIS
Patrick Miller has signed a contract with Partizan NIS. This 25-year old American point guard studied at Tennessee State University, while he averaged 23.7 points, 4.1 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game in his senior year in NCAA League. Read more here.

September 20, 2017 - Barca, Navarro commit to another decade together on, off court
Expect to see the legendary Juan Carlos Navarro remain at the heart of FC Barcelona Lassa's basketball ambitions in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague for a long time to come. On Tuesday, the club announced a new 10-year agreement with Navarro. Read more here.

September 20, 2017 - Partizan reunites with veteran Cakarevic
Serbian powerhouse Partizan NIS Belgrade has agreed to terms with another of its former players, signing a one-year deal with veteran forward Marko Cakarevic, the club announced on Tuesday. Cakarevic already played for Partizan from 2011 to 2013. Read more here.

September 20, 2017 - RETAbet Bilbao signs shot blocking extraordinaire Gladness
RETAbet Bilbao Basket signed center Mickell Gladness, who is best known for his shot blocking prowess. Gladness arrives from Estonian side Kalev/Cravo, where he averaged 8.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over 24 games in the VTB United League last season. Read more here.

September 19, 2017 - Zadar signed with Luka Bozic
Zadar are continuing to build the team for next season, as they have brought in talented 21-year old Luka Bozic, who spent the last season with Zagreb. The player averaged 22.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 6 assists per game. Read more here.

September 19, 2017 - Dominic Gilbert inks contract with Cibona
Cibona announced that they officially signed a contract with Australian small forward Dominic Gilbert. Gilbert has been playing for Cibona in the 2017 preseason, and he obviously left a good impression so head coach Slobodan Subotic decided to keep him in the team. Read more here.

September 19, 2017 - Barcelona locks up Smits for future
FC Barcelona put a piece in place for the future by signing forward Rolands Smits, last season's 7DAYS EuroCup Rising Star Trophy winner, until 2022 – and then immediately loaning him back for the upcoming 2017-18 season to the same team he has played for his whole pro career. Read more here.

September 19, 2017 - Partizan re-signs Velickovic
Partizan NIS Belgrade re-signed veteran power forward Novica Velickovic for the coming season, the club announced Monday. Velickovic (2.05 meters, 30 years old) is set to start his eighth season with Partizan. Read more here.

September 18, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 15 roundup: Slovenia captures the crown!
EuroBasket 2017 came to a close Sunday night with a historic night for Slovenian basketball. Slovenia outlasted Serbia 93-85 at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey, to become the champion of Europe for the first time. Read more here.

September 16, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 14 roundup
Serbia led all but 26 seconds of the night before holding off Russia an exciting EuroBasket 2017 semifinals in Istanbul, Turkey. Serbia will face Slovenia in the gold-medal game on Sunday, while Russia will play Spain for the bronze. Read more here.

September 16, 2017 - Baskonia inks veteran sniper Janning
After losing its shooting guard Jordan McRae for the next two months due to a shoulder injury, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz reacted quickly by signing veteran shooting guard Matt Janning, the club announced on Friday. Janning (1.93 meters, 29 years old) signed a two-month contract. Read more here.

September 16, 2017 - ALBA shooter Butterfield out 4 to 6 weeks
ALBA Berlin might have to start the 7DAYS EuroCup season without a sharpshooter at its disposal after newcomer Spencer Butterfield suffered an ankle injury in a preseason game. Butterfield went down during a loss against fellow EuroCup competitor Herbalife Gran Canaria Las Palmas. Read more here.

September 15, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 13 roundup
Slovenia will wait until Friday evening before learning who its opponent will be in Sunday’s EuroBasket 2017 gold medal game. Slovenia routed Spain in the first semifinal, and will play the winner of the Friday semifinal between Russia and Serbia for the title. Read more here.

September 15, 2017 - Euroleague Basketball helps honor Alphonso Ford in Pesaro
Euroleague Basketball will pay tribute to one of the great scorers in basketball history at the 13th Alphonso Ford Memorial Game on Tuesday, September 19 in Pesaro, Italy. The game will feature VL Basketball Pesaro, hosting 7DAYS EuroCup squad Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia. Read more here.

September 14, 2017 - Anadolu Efes inks small forward Muric
Anadolu Efes Istanbul added another weapon on Wednesday by signing small forward Edo Muric. The contract is for one season with an option for a second. Muric (2.02 meters, 25 years old) arrives from fellow Turkish side Banvit Bandirma. Read more here.

September 14, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 12 roundup
Russia and Serbia advanced to the medal round at EuroBasket 2017 with respective victories over Greece and Italy. They will meet in Friday’s semifinal game. Slovenia and Spain will play each other Thursday for a spot in the gran finale. Read more here.

September 13, 2017 - Nikola Ivanovic officially joins Budućnost VOLI
After returning from 2017 FIBA EuroBasket where he played for Montenegro national team, Nikola Ivanovic has officially become a player of Buducnost VOLI! Excellent point guard signed a 2-year contract with the club from Podgorica, while he has already joined the team preparations. Read more here.

September 13, 2017 - AX Milan acquires Gudaitis from Rytas
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan bolstered its lineup with the addition of center Arturas Gudaitis, who arrives from 7DAYS EuroCup squad Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius. Gudaitis (2.08 meters, 24 years old) led the EuroCup Regular Season in blocked shots (2.0 bpg.). Read more here.

September 13, 2017 - Baskonia loses McRae for two months
Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz announced that shooting guard Jordan McRae will miss the start of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague due to a shoulder injury. McRae got injured in a pre-season game against Movistar Estudiantes in Logroņo, Spain on Sunday. Read more here.

September 13, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 11 roundup
The first day of quarterfinals action at EuroBasket 2017 took place at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey on Tuesday. Spain advanced to the semifinals by downing Germany 72-84. Slovenia edged Latvia 103-97 in an outstanding game. Read more here.

September 11, 2017 - Crvena Zvezda brings back three-time EuroLeague champ Antic
A three-time Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion is changing uniforms with the announcement Monday that big man Pero Antic is leaving Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul to rejoin Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, his former team from 10 years ago. Read more here.

September 11, 2017 - Dusan Ivkovic to be honored as Euroleague Basketball Legend
Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that Dusan Ivkovic, as he ends a remarkable career that has seen him walk the sidelines in five different decades, will be honored on Sept. 20, in Greece as the first head coach to be chosen for the distinction of Euroleague Basketball Legend. Read more here.

September 10, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 10 roundup
The second day of eighthfinals action at EuroBasket 2017 took place on Sunday at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul, Turkey, where Latvia, Serbia, Spain and Russia all advanced to the quarterfinals. Spain will face Germany and Latvia will take on Slovenia in Tuesday’s quarterfinals games. Read more here.

September 9, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 9 roundup
Elimination rounds at the EuroBasket 2017 have tipped off on Saturday at Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul Turkey with first four eighthfinals matchups, as Greece, Italy, Germany and the unbeaten Slovenia emerged as the quarterfinalists. Read more here.

September 9, 2017 - Crvena Zvezda adds scoring punch with Rochestie
Crvena Zvezda mts announced addition of veteran point guard Taylor Rochestie, former Turkish Airlines EuroLeague top scorer, who signed a one-year deal. Rochestie earned the 2015 Alphonso Ford Trophy for posting 18.9 points per EuroLeague game while playing for Nizhny Novgorod. Read more here.

September 9, 2017 - MZT Skopje Aerodrom extended with Jure Lalic
Croatian center Jure Lalic will continue to wear MZT Skopje Aerodrom jersey next season, since he agreed to extend cooperation. The experienced center, who used to play for Zadar, Cibona, Krka, Petrol Olimpija, Lukoil Academic, Stelmet and Charleroi, had a solid previous season. Read more here.

September 8, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 8 roundup
The final day of group stage has determined the remaining eighthfinals matchups, setting the stage for single-game elimination rounds. Thursday games decided that Group C winner Spain will play against host nation Turkey, Group D winner Serbia will face Hungary. Read more here.

September 8, 2017 - Fenerbahce tabs All-EuroLeague guard Wanamaker
Continental champion Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul added a reigning All-EuroLeague selection to its roster for the second time this summer when it signed point guard Brad Wanamaker on Thursday to a one-year contract. Read more here.

September 8, 2017 - Young gun Aleksa Uskokovic inks 4-year deal with FMP
Aleksa Uskokovic has signed a 4-year deal with FMP. This 18-year old shooting guard had previously passed through all youth selections of Crvena zvezda mts, with whom he played twice at the Euroleague Adidas Next Generation Tournament. Read more here.

September 7, 2017 - Djordje Majstorovic is no longer Partizan NIS player
Djordje Majstorovic is no longer Partizan NIS player. Last season Majstorovic averaged 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in the ABA League. At the beginning of the preseason period he has practiced with the rest of the squad, but the club has reached the decision to terminate the contract. Read more here.

September 7, 2017 - Partizan adds Stevanovic, Gavrilovic, promotes Tadic
Partizan NIS announced the arrival of two new players, guard Andreja Stevanovic and forward Strahinja Gavrilovic, as well as re-signing top prospect Tadija Tadic until the end of the 2020-21 season. Stevanovic and Gavrilovic arrive from Dynamic BG Belgrade. Read more here.

September 6, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 7 roundup
Slovenia and Lithuania clinched first place in their respective groups at EuroBasket 2017. Slovenia downed France 95-78 while Lithuania bested Germany 72-89. Greece topped Poland 85-77 and Ukraine thrashed Israel 64-88 to stay alive in the competition. Italy edged Georgia 69-71. Read more here.

September 6, 2017 - Lietkabelis lands Gary Talton at point
Lithuanian side Lietkabelis Panevezys announced the addition of point guard Gary Talton for the next season. Talton (1.86 meters, 27 years old) arrives from the Rethymno Cretan Kings of the Greek League, where last season he averaged 11.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 4.2 assists in 29 games. Read more here.

September 5, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 6 roundup
A decisive Tuesday at EuroBasket 2017 saw all but two of 16 places in the elimination rounds covered, none more surprising than Finland and Hungary. Only Slovenia and Spain remained undefeated, however. Slovenia ran its perfect record in Helsinki to 4-0 by thrashing winless Iceland 75-102. Read more here.

September 5, 2017 - Zadar agreed with Kraljevic, Spralja and Taphorn
The roster of Zadar is now officially stronger for three players. Centers Filip Kraljevic and Sime Spralja, that are practicing with Zadar for some time now and forward Nathan Taphorn have agreed to join the Dalmatian side. Read more here.

September 5, 2017 - Stefan Sinovec joins Mega Bemax
Stefan Sinovec will spend one more season in ABA League. His name is well familiar among the ABA League fans, while today we can confirm that you will be able to watch this player in the 2017/18 edition of the regional championship. Read more here.

September 4, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 5 roundup
Group C in Cluj-Napoca, Romania and Group D in Istanbul, Turkey took the stage again on Monday, and by evening's end three leaders were still undefeated, Russia and Croatia despite solid challenges, while Spain kept making it look easy. Read more here.

September 3, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 4 roundup
Group A in Helsinki and Group B in Tel Aviv returned to action with three games each on Sunday. Slovenia took control of the first and put one foot in the next round, while the situation got complicated in Group B with an upset and an undefeated team falling. Read more here.

September 2, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 3 roundup
All four groups in all four cities were hopping as 24 teams played on Saturday in the first of two 12-game days at EuroBasket 2017. Every team was playing the second of five games each in their groups. Germany and Italy emerged as undefeated co-leaders in Group B. Read more here.

September 1, 2017 - Baskonia secures Sedekerskis long-term
On Friday morning, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz announced a contract extension with Tadas Sedekerskis, one of the club's most prominent prospects. Sedekerskis (2.00 meters, 19 years old) has signed a new contract with the club until the end of the 2021-22 season. Read more here.

September 1, 2017 - Baskonia adds forward Garino for three seasons
In a busy Friday morning, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz made official the addition of small forward Patricio Garino for the next three seasons. Garino (1.98 meters, 24 years old) arrives from the Austin Spurs of the D-League, where he averaged 11.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2 assists and 1.5 steals. Read more here.

September 1, 2017 - EuroBasket 2017, Day 2 roundup
In the opening game in Cluj-Napoca, lock-down defense in the final quarter helped Croatia pull away from Hungary for a first win, 58-67. Hungary had led 53-52 before a 0-8 blast put Croatia in the driver's seat. Its defense held Hungary to just 5 points in the fourth quarter to win going away. Read more here.

September 1, 2017 - Levallois Metropolitans signs Florent Pietrus
Following a stroke of bad luck for the team with the shoulder injury of big man Rod Odom, Levallois Metropolitans announced on Friday a replacement for him, who is none other than veteran Florent Pietrus, a former 7DAYS EuroCup champ. Read more here.

September 1, 2017 - Partizan NIS and Ian Baker terminated their cooperation on mutual consent
Ian Baker is not Partizan NIS player anymore. After an injury of the lower leg has been diagnosed, the player and club have agreed that the best possible solution for both parties is to terminate the agreement that they had in place. Read more here.

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