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  News archive September 2018

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September 30, 2018 - CSKA and Milan win trophies
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan is the Italian Supercup winner for the third consecutive season after beating Fiat Turin in the final 82-71 on Sunday night. Milan used an 11-0 run to start the second quarter and jump in front. Read more here.

September 30, 2018 - Mega Bemax win the thriller against Igokea
The absolute champions of ABA League thrillers are back in action! Of course, we are talking about Mega Bemax crew who were involved in another super exciting game. And, at the end, the boys from Sremska Mitrovica were victorious, as they defeated Igokea on the road – 80:79. Read more here.

September 29, 2018 - Efes holds of Olympiacos, to meet with CSKA
In the semifinals of the Gomeskiy Cup in Moscow, Anadolu Efes held off Olympiacos 78-70 and will be facing off against the tournament host CSKA Moscow which topped Unics Kazan 96-65. In the opening game of the tournament, Efes controlled things against Olympiacos from the tip-off. Read more here.

September 29, 2018 - Turin reaches Italian Supercup finals
Fiat Turin will play against AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan in the final of the Italian Supercup. On Saturday, Turin defeated a fellow 7DAYS EuroCup side Dolomiti Energia Trento 81-72, to book a place in Sunday’s title game. Read more here.

September 29, 2018 - Fantastic first half gave Partizan NIS a win over Cedevita in Zagreb
Partizan NIS have begun their ABA League season just the way they have desired – with a huge road win over Cedevita in Dom sportova, Zagreb. The black and white have shocked the hosts with energy-packed beginning of the game and managed to pull away quickly. Read more here.

September 28, 2018 - Zvezda down Cibona at the start of the new season
Crvena zvezda mts have scored the 1st win in the new ABA League season after beating Cibona in front of 4.000 fans in Aleksandar Nikolic Sports Hall. Still, although everyone in the gym expected an easy win of their team, the red & whites faced a very good opponent this evening. Read more here.

September 28, 2018 - Celebration night in Ljubljana – Olimpija beat Mornar
In the opening game of the 2018-19 ABA League season, Petrol Olimpija have beaten Mornar at home court in Stozice Arena, Ljubljana. It has been one way-traffic throughout major part of the game and there has been no dilemma regarding the final outcome of the game. Read more here.

September 28, 2018 - Antabia Waller has returned to Mornar
Antabia Waller has signed a contract with Mornar and has therefore returned to the club for which he played in the 2016/17 season. Back then, Waller was one of the best players of this team, averaging 14,7 points per game in the ABA league regular season. Read more here.

September 28, 2018 - Panathinaikos wins Giannakopoulos Tournament
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens is the first-ever Pavlos Giannakopoulos Tournament winner! Panathinaikos won the tournament, a new annual event to remember a late giant of European basketball, by beating Fenerbahce Istanbul 85-80 at home on Friday. Read more here.

September 27, 2018 - Panathinaikos, Fenerbahce to play for the trophy
In the finals of a historic Pavlos Giannakopoulos Tournament, a new annual event to remember a late giant of European basketball, it will be Fenerbahce Istanbul against the host side Panathinaikos OPAP Athens. Read more here.

September 27, 2018 - ABA league, Regular Season, Game 1
It is time for new excitements in Regional ABA league. New season will start tomorrow and at the beginning we will see the clash between Crvena zvezda and Cibona. This game will always be special, regardless of how good the teams are at the moment. Read more here.

September 26, 2018 - Tofas wins again in Izmir
Tofas Bursa recorded its second win in the Pinar Cup tournament by downing Banvit Bandirma 91-81 in Izmir. Diante Garrett and Kyle Weems led the winners with 15 points apiece. Sammy Mejia, Demonte Harper and Jeff Withey each added 12 while Kenny Kadji had 10 for Tofas. Read more here.

September 26, 2018 - Matic Rebec signed with FMP
The point guard, born in 1995, signed a 3-year deal with former regional league champions of FMP. Matic Rebec is 180 cm tall and is one of the most talented domestic players. He appeared at the 2017 European Championship and won the gold with Slovenia national team. Read more here.

September 26, 2018 - Mega complete their roster by signing Edin Atic
Mega Bemax have completed their final transfer in front of the start of the 2018-19 ABA League season. The club from Sremska Mitrovica announced that they have signed contract with Edin Atic. This 21-year old forward spent the previous season in Greek team AEK Athens. Read more here.

September 25, 2018 - Baskonia downs ALBA on home floor
In the last preseason game on the home floor, Baskonia beat the visiting ALBA Berlin 87-77. Two teams were tied at halftime at 35-35, only for the hosts to take control in the third quarter, first build a 48-39 lead, then increase it to 63-47 going into the fourth quarter. Read more here.

September 25, 2018 - Buducnost beefs up with Omic
Buducnost VOLI continued beefing up for its Turkish Airlines EuroLeague return by adding Alen Omic to the roster two weeks before the season starts. Omic was a member of the All-EuroCup First Team with Gran Canaria in 2016 and won the 7DAYS EuroCup title with Unicaja in 2017. Read more here.

September 25, 2018 - Andorra loses Walker for a month
MoraBanc Andorra suffered an injury blow ahead of the 7DAYS EuroCup Regular Season by losing its swingman David Walker to an ankle injury. Walker is expected to be sidelined for four weeks after spraining left ankle ligaments in practice on Monday. Read more here.

September 25, 2018 - Brescia adds Caroli as 12th man
Just in time for its 7DAYS EuroCup debut, Germani Basket Brescia has added a little depth to its roster in the person of shooting guard Matteo Caroli, who has spent his career until now in the Italian lower divisions. Caroli averaged 10.1 points over 21 games last season with Rimini. Read more here.

September 23, 2018 - Fenerbahce tops CSKA in Zadar final
A familiar rivalry of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague powerhouses rang out the Zadar Basketball Tournament in Croatia on Sunday with Fenerbahce Istanbul battling to a 76-86 victory in the final against CSKA Moscow. The game was close for much of the evening. Read more here.

September 23, 2018 - Crvena zvezda mts is the winner of 2018 ABA Super Cup
Crvena zvezda mts defeated Buducnost VOLI and clinched their 1st ever ABA Super Cup trophy. Mouhammad Faye led Crvena zvezda with 14 points and earned MVP title. Mike Zirbes scored 13 points and had 5 rebounds. Stratos Perperoglou and Ognjen Dobric added 12 points each. Read more here.

September 22, 2018 - Madrid wins Supercopa!
Real Madrid won its fifth Supercopa Endesa title - its first since 2014 - by edging KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz 80-73 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Sergio Llull led the winners with 15 points and earned tournament MVP honors. Read more here.

September 22, 2018 - Tofas, Brescia win tournaments
Tofas Bursa won the Cevat Soydas Tournament by edging Adatip Sakarya 84-82 at home. Diante Garrett paced the winners with 23 points and six assists, scoring the go-ahead basket with one second left. Kyle Weems added 16 points while Yigit Arslan had 11 for Tofas. Read more here.

September 21, 2018 - Baskonia, Madrid reach Supercopa final
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz and Real Madrid reached the Supercopa Endesa final. Baskonia edged FC Barcelona Lassa 76-79 in the first semifinal in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Patricio Garino led the winners with 16 points. Shavon Shields added 13. Read more here.

September 21, 2018 - Rytas signs big man Giga
Rytas announced the signing of Nobertas Giga to a long-term contract that is pending a probationary period of one month to assess his physical status following an injury. Giga is from Vilnius and played on regional teams there before attending high school and university in United States. Read more here.

September 21, 2018 - UNICS adds playmaker McCollum
UNICS Kazan reached an agreement with playmaker Errick McCollum, who signed a one-year deal with the Russian powerhouse with an option for another season, the club announced Friday. McCollum (1.85 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Read more here.

September 20, 2018 - Reds' Papanikolaou out 15 to 20 days
Olympiacos might have to begin the new season without one of its regular starters as forward Kostas Papanikolaou will miss up to 20 days with a hip injury. Papanikolaou underwent an MRI on Wednesday that detected a bone bruise in his left hip. Read more here.

September 20, 2018 - Partizan roars past Mornar in quarterfinal
A pair of 7DAYS EuroCup teams squared off for their first official game of the season in the Adriatic League's Supercup quarterfinals on Thursday, and when the dust settled, Partizan NIS Belgrade had advanced with a 77-91 victory over Mornar Bar of Montenegro. Read more here.

September 20, 2018 - Buducnost VOLI made it to the semis after winning the thriller vs. Igokea
Buducnost VOLI showed that they have kept that winning mentality from the last season after defeating Igokea in the quarterfinals of 2018 ABA Super Cup. Nemanja Gordic was top scorer in his team with 19 points, he also had 6 assists and he made those two key free throws at the end. Read more here.

September 19, 2018 - Panathinaikos edges Unics
Panathinaikos OPAP Athens held off Unics Kazan 74-70 in a friendly match in the Greek capital on Wednesday. Two teams were close throughout the contest. Greens were ahead 41-35 at halftime and kept a slim lead in the second half until Unics jumped in front 53-55 late in the third. Read more here.

September 19, 2018 - Turk Telekom edges Tofas in overtime drama
It was a busy but successful preseason Wednesday for 7DAYS EuroCup teams, which won five of the games that were on tap. In an all-EuroCup clash of fellow Turkish teams, T.J. Campbell hit a last-second winner in overtime to lift Turk Telekom Ankara over the hosts Tofas Bursa 102-103. Read more here.

September 18, 2018 - Back-to-back wins for Darussafaka
Only 24 hours after a win over Junior Casale, Darussafaka Tekfen Istanbul picked up another preseason win on Italian soil, this time against 7DAYS EuroCup side Fiat Turin 65-79. After leads went back and forth in the first half, Darussafaka first pulled away midway through the third quarter. Read more here.

September 18, 2018 - Bayern completes roster with high-flying Dangubic
FC Bayern Munich completed roster for its upcoming return to the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague by signing a one-year deal with forward Nemanja Dangubic, the club announced on Tuesday night. At Bayern, Dangubic (2.04 meters, 25 years old) reunites with head coach Dejan Radonjic. Read more here.

September 18, 2018 - Mornar holds on for road victory
In the second game in as many days between same two opponents, 7DAYS EuroCup newcomer Mornar Bar edged a fellow Adriatic League team FMP Zeleznik 85-89 on the road on Tuesday, and avenged the loss against the same side from one day earlier. Read more here.

September 18, 2018 - Monaco: Jones replaces Cooper at point guard
AS Monaco added depth to its backcourt by inking point guard Lazeric Jones to a one-year deal. Jones (1.82 meters, 28 years old) arrives from Sakarya Buyuksehir Basketbol, where he averaged 12 points, 3.8 assists and a steal in 31 Turkish League games last season. Read more here.

September 18, 2018 - Mornar adds Rebic at point guard
Montenegrin League champion Mornar Bar added depth to its backcourt by signing point guard Nikola Rebic to a one-year deal. Rebic (1.88 meters, 23 years old) last played with Bilbao Basket of Spain, where in limited minutes averaged 1.8 points per game last spring. Read more here.

September 18, 2018 - Igokea signed with Johnson and Adamovic, extended with Jankovic
Igokea is getting stronger and stronger each day as the new season of the ABA League is approaching. They have signed with former NBA and EuroLeague player Orlando Johnson, their former player Filip Adamovic and first professional contract with Aljosa Jankovic. Read more here.

September 17, 2018 - Turin bolsters frontcourt with Rudd
Fiat Turin added firepower to its roster by signing a one-year deal with big man Victor Rudd, the club announced on Monday. Rudd (2.06 meters, 27 years old) last played for CSKA Moscow, which he joined for the second part of last season. Read more here.

September 17, 2018 - Another big win for Zenit
Zenit St. Petersburg cruised to another preseason victory, this time defeating a Tsmoki Minsk 98-69. The key was second quarter, which Zenit dominated scoring 38 points while allowing only 15. Coach Vasily Karasev side held 56-34 at halftime and eased to victory. Read more here.

September 17, 2018 - Damir Markota reinforced Cibona
Cibona have significantly strengthened their frontcourt, as they have signed Damir Markota from the ranks of their city rival Cedevita. Last season in the ABA League Markota averaged 6.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1 assist per game. Read more here.

September 16, 2018 - Khimki, Milan and Zalgiris beat EuroLeague foes
Zalgiris Kaunas captured the Gloria Cup preseason tournament in Antalya, Turkey, on Sunday by defeating rival CSKA Moscow 73-81 in the title game on Sunday. In doing so, the Lithuanian champs completed a 3-0 trip to Turkey. Read more here.

September 16, 2018 - Cedevita captures Dubrava Cup
Cedevita Zagreb captured the Dubrava Cup on Sunday by routing crosstown rival Cibona in the final 94-67. Cedevita led 29-15 after 10 minutes and cruised the rest of the way. James Bell scored 15 points and was named tournament MVP. Justin Cobbs led all scorers with 19 points. Read more here.

September 15, 2018 - Langford leads Panathinaikos past Maccabi
In a lone clash between two Turkish Airlines EuroLeague teams on Saturday, Panathinaikos Athens rallied from a halftime deficit to beat Maccabi Fox Tel Aviv 87-81 at the OPAP Basketball Tournament in Cyprus. Read more here.

September 15, 2018 - Limoges sinks Fenerbahce
Limoges CSP registered a resounding 84-75 win over the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague powerhouse Fenerbahce Istanbul. After two teams traded runs throughout the first half, Limoges put together a 14-0 spurt in the third quarter to open 57-40 advantage, which it never relinquished. Read more here.

September 14, 2018 - Maccabi, Madrid rally past EuroLeague foes
Real Madrid rallied from a double-digit first-half deficit to beat Olympiacos Piraeus 80-69 at the Costa Del Sol Tournament in Manilva, Spain. Olympiacos took control early and opened 21-31 lead midway through the second quarter. Read more here.

September 14, 2018 - ALBA's Clifford, out several weeks
ALBA Berlin big man Dennis Clifford could miss the 7DAYS EuroCup opener against Tofas Bursa on October 2 due to an injury that will have him sidelined for several weeks. Clifford (2.13 meters, 26 years old) suffers an inflammation on the patellar tendon. Read more here.

September 14, 2018 - Zenit lifts trophy, Rytas eases to win
Zenit St. Petersburg won the Raimundo Sarguno Cup in Panevezys, Lithuania by beating the home side Lietkabelis 74-89 on Friday. Jalen Raynolds led the way with 28 points and 11 rebounds, Jarrod Uthoff added 21 points, while Brandon Jennings had 13 points and 9 assists in the victory. Read more here.

September 14, 2018 - Nemanja Nenadic pens a 3-year contract with Crvena zvezda mts
Crvena zvezda mts confirmed that they have signed a 3-year contract with Nemanja Nenadic. This 24-year shooting guard spent the previous season in FMP and was one of the best players in the team. He averaged 9.9 points per game in the 2017-18 ABA League campaign. Read more here.

September 13, 2018 - Zalgiris edges Efes
In a preseason tilt between Turkish Airlines EuroLeague foes, Zalgiris Kaunas won its second straight game at the Gloria Cup, beating Anadolu Efes Istanbul 79-83 on Thursday in Antalya, Turkey. In doing so, the Lithuanian champs clinched a spot in the tournament final on Sunday. Read more here.

September 13, 2018 - Turk Telekom overpowers Lokomotiv
Turk Telekom Ankara overpowered Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar 111-78 in a preseason clash between 7DAYS EuroCup sides on Thursday in Istanbul, Turkey. Lokomotiv's Isaiah Whitehead was the game's top scorer with 28 points on 5-of-8 three-point shooting. Read more here.

September 12, 2018 - CSKA, Zalgiris rout EuroCup sides Monaco, Tofas
CSKA Moscow won its first game game of the Gloria Cup on Wednesday against 7DAYS EuroCup squad AS Monaco, 69-58 in Turkey. CSKA started the game dominating with authority and reached the halftime break leading by 44-23. Read more here.

September 12, 2018 - Ragland leads Zvezda to win
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade took a win at home in a friendly game against the Antwerp Giants on Wednesday, 83-77. Joe Ragland led the winners with 17 points and 8 assists and Michael Ojo added 13 points and 10 boards. Read more here.

September 11, 2018 - Galatasaray gets back on winning track
Galatasaray Istanbul defeated a fellow Turkish side Sakarya 86-76 in a friendly game played in Sinan Erdem Dome in Istanbul. Galatasaray finished the second quarter with an 11-2 run which opened 51-39 halftime lead, as Nigel Hayes scored 15 points in the first two quarters. Read more here.

September 11, 2018 - Petrol Olimpija victorious against Besiktas
In Kranjska Gora, Petrol Olimpija faced Besiktas of Istanbul and despite the slow start and the fact that they were down 13:0 at the very beginning of the game, Zoran Martic’s squad managed to come out on top at the end of the game, when the score was 81:79. Read more here.

September 9, 2018 - Mornar Bar tabs swingman Drenovac
Mornar Bar continued beefing up for its 7DAYS EuroCup debut by announcing the addition of swingman Dorde Drenovac for the upcoming season on Sunday. Drenovac brings brief EuroCup experience with him, having played four games two seasons ago with MZT Skopje. Read more here.

September 9, 2018 - Bayern's Macvan reinjures knee
FC Bayern Munich announced that Milan Macvan has reinjured the left knee that saw the last season end early for him and will miss several months of the coming one, as well. Macvan was due to return for his sixth EuroLeague season but instead will be operated on again in the coming days. Read more here.

September 8, 2018 - Former EuroLeague great Radja enters Basketball Hall of Fame
The man who scored the first basket of the EuroLeague's modern era and was continental club champion twice before that, Dino Radja, was honored among the newest class of inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame overnight on Friday. Read more here.

September 7, 2018 - Milan downs Fiat in Lucca
AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan made to the Torneo di Lucca final by downing Fiat Turin 96-77 on Friday. Dairis Bertans led the winners with 17 points. Amedeo Della Valle and Simone Fontecchio each added 16 while Mike James had 15 and eight assists for Milan. Read more here.

September 7, 2018 - Tofas, Galatasaray win in Turkey
In an all-7DAYS-EuroCup showdown in Izmir, Turkey, Galatasaray Istanbul topped Turk Telekom Ankara 81-79 on Friday. Nigel Hayes led the winners with 21 points. Aaron Harrison and Zach Auguste each added 12 for Galatasaray. Auguste grabbed 14 rebounds for a double-double. Read more here.

September 5, 2018 - Galatasaray adds guard Harrison
Galatasaray Odeabank Istanbul fortified its backcourt by signing shooting guard Aaron Harrison to a one-year deal. Harrison (1.98 meters, 23 years old) arrives from Dallas of the NBA, where he averaged 6.7 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.0 steals in nine games last season. Read more here.

September 4, 2018 - Efes, Panathinaikos win again
Anadolu Efes Istanbul picked up its third preseason win in as many games, downing 7DAYS EuroCup side Germani Brescia Leonessa 82-62 in Bormio. Efes opened a double-digit margin in the second quarter and held 39-28 halftime lead, before pulling away for good in the third. Read more here.

September 3, 2018 - Baskonia completes roster with forward Penava
KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz has competed its roster by signing young power forward Ajdin Penava to a four-year contract, the club announced on Sunday. Penava arrives from Marshall University in the United States, where he played the last three seasons. Read more here.

September 2, 2018 - Easy wins for Zvezda & Cedevita
Crvena zvezda mts and Cedevita scored easy wins in their preseason games this Sunday evening. Zvezda have defeated ABA 2 side Dynamic VIP PAY by 100:63, with 5 players reaching double digits. Stratos Perperoglou was the top scorer in the red & white team with 13 points. Read more here.

September 1, 2018 - Sikma leads ALBA to victory
ALBA Berlin picked up its second win of the preseason, holding off a fellow German side medi Bayreuth 92-88 in a friendly game on home floor on Saturday. ALBA led throughout the contest behind effort from Luke Sikma who amassed 19 points, 20 rebounds and 6 assists. Read more here.

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