April 30, 2013 - ECA executive board reviews 2012-13 changes A
meeting of the Euroleague Commercial Assets Shareholders Executive
Board was held at Euroleague Basketball headquarters Barcelona, Spain
on Monday to review the changes put into effect for the 2012-13 season
prior to its conclusion at the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four
in London. Read more here.
April 30, 2013 - Euroleague announces 'Innovation in Sport Business Summit' London Euroleague
Basketball has announced that it will host the ‘Innovation in Sport
Business Summit’ in London on Thursday, 9th May. The event, which will
take place ahead of the 2013 Turkish Airlines Final Four in London,
will include a high profile panel of sport industry leaders. Read more here.
April 30, 2013 - Greece aim at EuroBasket 2013 Summit Greece
revealed at the official presentation of national team head coach
Andrea Trinchieri that their goal at the upcoming EuroBasket in
Slovenia will be to challenge for the gold medal. The newly-appointed
head coach stated that he has already spoken with all of his
candidates. Read more here.
April 30, 2013 - Mondelo reveals preliminary squad There
will be no abrupt change of guard in Spanish women's basketball heading
into preparation for EuroBasket Women 2013 as head coach Lucas Mondelo
relies on an experienced core of players, together with a few new
faces. Read more here.
April 29, 2013 - Disciplinary judge orders Panathinaikos to play closed-door games Euroleague
Basketball and its Independent Disciplinary Judge have sanctioned
Panathinaikos Athens with both fines and closed-door home games
following violations during the team's recent Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Playoffs games at OAKA arena. Read more here.
April 29, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague bwin MVP for April: Sergio Llull, Real Madrid Real
Madrid stormed into the 2013 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four as
the lone team to carry a four-game winning streak forward to the
season's title-deciding weekend. Its hottest player during that
month-long streak was star guard Sergio Llull. Read more here.
April 29, 2013 - Riders clinch BBL Treble Jelson
Homes DMU Leicester Riders produced a superb defensive performance to
win the BBL Play-off Final 68-57 against Newcastle Eagles, completing a
treble in front of a sold-out Wembley Arena after lifting the BBL Cup
and BBL Championship trophies earlier in the season. Read more here.
April 29, 2013 - Simmons is EuroChallenge Final four MVP A
seasoned veteran joins a team during the winter as a back-up point
guard, but in the biggest game of the season he emerges from the bench
and performs admirably as they triumph against all odds and become
champions. Read more here.
April 28, 2013 - Epic comeback triumph crowns Samara Krasnye
Krylia Samara completed a comeback for the ages on Sunday night to edge
out EuroChallenge Final Four hosts Pinar Karsiyaka 77-76 in the title
game and be crowned as the 2013 champions. The final buzzer silenced a
sizzling-hot 5,000-strong home crowd in Karsiyaka Arena. Read more here.
April 28, 2013 - Oldenburg beat BCM in battle for Third EWE
Baskets Oldenburg bounced back on Sunday from their disappointing
semi-final loss to Pinar Karsiyaka with an 84-76 win over BCM
Gravelines Dunkerque to claim third place in the EuroChallenge Final
Four in Izmir. Read more here.
April 28, 2013 - Sixth ABA League title for Partizan Partizan
m:ts defeated Crvena zvezda Telekom in the ABA League final and won its
sixth title in the league's history. Although Crvena zvezda Telekom
hoped it win finally climb at the top of the regiobnal league that
didn't happen. Read more here.
April 28, 2013 - Wins, not stats, add up for Bazarevich The
physical appearance of Krasnye Krylia Samara's head coach Sergey
Bazarevich has not changed that much since the 1990's, when he was the
playmaker first of the Soviet Union and then of Russia. Read more here.
April 28, 2013 - EuroChallenge Final preview: Karsiyaka vs. Samara Ask
any player, fan or journalist in the Turkish city of Izmir about
Sunday's EuroChallenge Final and you realise there is one unanimous
prediction, but it has nothing -or little- to do with the actual
outcome of the encounter. Read more here.
April 27, 2013 - Great Britain and Jennings future bound Recently
appointed Great Britain head coach Damian Jennings is ready to write a
new chapter in the short but roller-coaster basketball history of his
nation, after naming a youthful 20-strong list of contenders for his
inaugural senior tournament. Read more here.
April 27, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 5 bwin MVP: Nate Jawai, Barcelona Regal Doing
maximum damage in limited amount of time on the floor has been
Barcelona Regal center Nate Jawai’s calling card all season. Such was
the case again Thursday, as he needed just 18 minutes to leave a major
impact on Barcelona’s series-clinching 64-53 victory over Panathinaikos
Athens. Read more here.
April 27, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 5, Olympiacos Piraeus 82 - 72 Anadolu Efes Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus will head to
London to defend its crown after knocking out Anadolu Efes Istanbul
with an 82-72 victory Fridat at Peace and Friendship Stadium in the
fifth and final game of their exciting playoff series. Read more here.
April 26, 2013 - Wallace in doubt for Final Four as Barcelona's injury woes continue Less
than 24 hours after qualifying for the Final Four in London, FC
Barcelona Regal added up the costs of what it took to get there by
announcing injuries to three different players on Friday. First,
superstar Juan Carlos Navarro is expected to miss half of the
preparation time for the Final Four. Read more here.
April 26, 2013 - Karsiyaka outlast Oldenburg in epic Semi Final
Four hosts Pinar Karsiyaka edged out EWE Baskets Oldenburg 66-62 in
front of a jubilant 5,000-strong home crowd on Friday night to book
their place in the EuroChallenge Final, where they will face Krasnye
Krylia. Read more here.
April 26, 2013 - Samara hold fff BCM to reach Final Krasnye
Krylia made use of their extended scoring options on Friday in Izmir
and defeated BCM Gravelines Dunkerque 81-78 to take their unbeaten
EuroChallenge run to 15 games and reach the big final of the
competition. Read more here.
April 26, 2013 - GB Women pre-Eurobasket Women squad named Great
Britain Women’s head coach Damien Jennings has named his preliminary
squad as they prepare for the upcoming Eurobasket Women event in
France. They will play Germany, Greece and Israel from the 25-27th May
in an invitational tournament at Guildford’s Surrey Sports Park. Read
April 26, 2013 - Marc Gasol, NBA defensive Player of the Year The
NBA announced on Wednesday night that Spanish international Marc Gasol,
of the Memphis Grizzlies, was the winner of their Defensive Player of
the Year award. Gasol received 19.5% of the vote (212 of a total 1,089
points) with USA international Lebron James coming in second place.
Read more here.
April 26, 2013 - EuroChallege Final Four Semifinal 2: BCM Gravelines vs. Samara Preview One
way to look at the encounter that lifts the curtain on the 2013
EuroChallenge Final Four is as a relentless shoot-out, where whichever
one between two offence-oriented opponents outscores the other, wins.
Read more here.
April 26, 2013 - EuroChallege Final Four Semifinal 1: Karsiyaka vs. Oldenburg Preview There
is little doubt that Final Four hosts Pinar Karsiyaka can, and quite
probably will, raise a defensive wall to protect their basket in the
second semi-final of the EuroChallenge, against EWE Baskets Oldenburg.
The Izmir side are the best defensive team in the competition. Read
April 26, 2013 - Partizan the second finalist Partizan
obviously specialized for playing in ABA League finals. The team with
the most trophies in the regional competition will try to win another
one on Saturday after it knocked out the best team from the regular
season Igokea in the semi-final. Read more here.
April 26, 2013 - Crvena zvezda will play its first ABA League final In
what was one of the most thrilling games in ABA League so far Crvena
zvezda Telekom defeated Radnički in the semi-final and therefore not
only get a chance to win its first ABA League trophy but also a ticket
for the Euroleague. Read more here.
April 26, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 5, Barcelona Regal 64 - 53 Panathinaikos Athens Barcelona
Regal took another step on its quest for Turkish Airlines Euroleague
glory by beating Panathinaikos Athens 64-53 on Thursday at Palau
Blaugrana to win their best-of-five playoffs series 3-2 and advance to
next month’s Final Four in London. Read more here.
April 25, 2013 - Will the arrival of Radonjic help? Crvena
zvezda Telekom did the biggest switch in the count-down to the F4
Tournament with the announcement of the arrival of new coach Dejan
Radonjic. Will this help? Coach Dejan Radonjic took over the team last
week and is therefore in front of the biggest challenge in his career.
Read more here.
April 25, 2013 - Igokea claims it has the most chances for the trophy It
is not always easy to be the host but Igokea's coach Dragan Bajic,
whose team was the biggest story of success in the regular season,
claims they have the most chances for the ABA Adriatic league 2013
trophy. Read more here.
April 24, 2013 - Svitek to Wisla, Hejokova extension Wisla
Can-Pack are to turn to Slovakian play-caller Stefan Svitek to lead
them next season, whilst another Slovakian head coach, Natalia Hejkova,
has been re-signed for another year by ZVVZ USK Prague. It's been a
traumatic campaign for Wisla Can-Pack both domestically and in
EuroLeague Women. Read more here.
April 24, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 5: End of the Road to London! It
is do-or-die time in the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague! For the
first time ever, two best-of-five playoffs series are going down to the
wire; four Euroleague powerhouses will fight for the two remaining
tickets to the 2013 Final Four in London, England. Read more here.
April 24, 2013 - BCM can go all the way, Denis warns If
one is after a prediction on the outcome of the EuroChallenge Final
Four backed up by solid arguments, one can look no further than
Christophe Denis, the head coach of Paris Levallois. The 37-year-old
French tactician knows two of the contenders for the EuroChallenge
title in-depth. Read more here.
April 24, 2013 - Oldenburg finish second in Germany EuroChallenge
semi-finalists EWE Baskets Oldenburg received a huge morale boost
before boarding their flight to Turkey on Wednesday for the Final Four
of the competition. Oldenburg finished the Regular Season with a 25-9
record. Read more here.
April 24, 2013 - Reigning MVP ruled out, Putnina injured EuroBasket
Women 2011 MVP Elena Danilochkina won't be suiting up for Russia when
they attempt to defend their crown this summer, whilst an injury to
Aija Putnina has left an already weakened Latvia reeling. Read more here.
April 24, 2013 - Giannakis new China NT coach According
to well-informed Chinese sources, Panagiotis Giannakis will be the new
head coach of the Chinese National Team. There were several names of
mainly European coaches rumoured for the Chinese selector job, but
Kestutis Kemzura, Neve Spahija and Zouros, amongst others, were ruled
out. Read more here.
April 23, 2013 - Karasev: Samara have more than enough Coach
Vasiliy Karasev led Triumph Lyubertsy to the EuroChallenge Final Four
last season and will also be following this year's edition of the same
tournament with great interest. Triumph did not take part in the
EuroChallenge, but Krasnye Krylia Samara, marched undefeated. Read more
April 23, 2013 - Adidas, Euroleague Basketball announce official partnership for Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four 2013 Euroleague
Basketball and adidas today announced a new partnership to grow
basketball in Europe and the UK and help fans celebrate the 2013
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in London from May 10-12. Read
April 23, 2013 - Sullivan, Riders dominate BJA awards Leicester
Riders’ Andrew Sullivan has scooped two prizes in this year’s
Basketball Journalists awards, by winning the British basketball Player
of the Year and the best domestic player in the British Basketball
League. Read more here.
April 23, 2013 - Noah, Deng spice up NBA Play-Offs The
Chicago Bulls have become the first team to win on the road in this NBA
post-season, after they held out for a 90-82 victory at the Brooklyn
Nets on Monday night. The first round Eastern Conference play-off
series is now tied at 1-1 and the Bulls could finish off the job at
home. Read more here.
April 22, 2013 - Anadolu Efes suspends Sasha Vujacic Days
before the team's first opportunity to reach the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four in a decade, Anadolu Efes Istanbul made the
surprise announcement Monday that it had temporarily suspended the
team's fourth-best scorer in the competition, Sasha Vujacic. Read more here.
April 22, 2013 - EB opens disciplinary proceedings against Panathinaikos Euroleague
Basketball has opened a disciplinary procedure against Panathinaikos
concerning several incidents that took place during Game 3 and Game 4
of the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs in Athens. Read more here.
April 22, 2013 - Koch analyses Oldenburg, Krasnye Krylia Coach
Michael Koch, who led Telekom Baskets Bonn to the EuroChallenge
play-offs, has had a first-hand experience of two of the contenders
that will battle it out at the weekend in the Final Four of the
competition. Read more here.
April 22, 2013 - CSKA beat Samara, clinch Russian Title A
big three-pointer from Sonny Weems with eight seconds on the clock
gifted CSKA Moscow a 68-66 win away at EuroChallenge semi-finalists
Krasnye Krylia and their 20th Russian PBL title, on Sunday. Ettore
Messina's side travelled to Samara determined to clinch the domestic
league title. Read more here.
April 22, 2013 - Viteckova declines trip to France Czech
Republic will be without another veteran player when they step out at
EuroBasket Women this summer after Eva Viteckova confirmed she won't be
joining her team-mates in France. Viteckova was named in the All
Tournament Team two years ago in Lodz. Read more here.
April 21, 2013 - Papaloukas to set Euroleague F4 record On
8 May, on his 36th birthday, Theodoros Papaloukas will be packing his
suitcase for a flight to London. When two days later he steps on the
court at O2 Arena for CSKA semi-final game in Euroleague, the British
capital will become the ninth city he visits in his career to
participate at a Final Four. Read more here.
April 21, 2013 - Ataman: Karsiyaka Favourites for Trophy Galatasaray
MP did not compete in the EuroChallenge and, of course, they are not
among the contenders at Final Four in Izmir. Yet there are few people
as qualified to express an opinion on the season-ending event of the
competition as the current head coach of the Istanbul powerhouse, Ergin
Ataman. Read more here.
April 20, 2013 - Playoffs Game 4 bwin MVP: Victor Khryapa, CSKA Moscow In
his last game before the 2013 Final Four in London, Victor Khryapa
cemented his status as a Euroleague force in claiming Playoffs Game 4
bwin MVP honors after leading CSKA Moscow to a series-clinching victory
at Caja Laboral Vitoria. Read more here.
April 19, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 4, Caja Laboral Vitoria 85 - 94 CSKA Moscow CSKA
Moscow became the second team to qualify for the 2013 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four in London after holding off Caja Laboral Vitoria
85-94 on Friday in Game 4 of their best-of-five playoffs series at
Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain. Read more here.
April 19, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 4, Anadolu Efes 74 - 73 Olympiacos Piraeus Jamon
Lucas soared to tip-in a missed Josh Shipp three-pointer with 2 seconds
left to lift Anadolu Efes Istanbul to a 74-73 victory over defending
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus on Friday at
Abdi Ipekci Sports Hall. Read more here.
April 19, 2013 - Parker: France not far behind Spain now Tony
Parker, who enters the NBA play-off race with the San Antonio Spurs,
has given fans back home plenty of reasons to look forward to next
summer - and beyond. Speaking to the French press, the 30-year-old
point guard revealed his optimistic views on the upcoming EuroBasket
campaign. Read more here.
April 18, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 4, Panathinaikos Athens 60 - 70 Barcelona Regal Barcelona
Regal led from start to finish in taking care of Panathinaikos Athens
60-70 Thursday at OAKA in the Greek capital to even the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague series at 2-2 and force a decisive Game 5 in Spain
next week. Read more here.
April 18, 2013 - Abrosimova retires, Serbia reveal plans Veteran
guard Svetlana Abrosimova has announced her retirement from the Russian
national team after a sparkling career spanning back to her teenage
years. The 32-year-old who, was recently crowned a EuroCup Women
champion with Dynamo Moscow, announced her decision via social media.
Read more here.
April 18, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 4: One down, three to go! Every
single game brings a possible Final Four qualification celebration now
as the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs roll into Game 4 on
Thursday and Friday. With Real Madrid advanced to the Final Four in a
three-game sweep over Maccabi, just three tickets are left for the
taking. Read more here.
April 18, 2013 - Italian League to cut players wages starting next season The
Italian basketball League (LegaBasket) held its Assembly in Bolognma
yesterday. The League approved the starting dates for season 2013-14,
with the Supercoppa on the first weekend of October (5-6) and the
championship starting on the next weekend (October 12-13). Read more here.
April 18, 2013 - Sweden get boost with Taylor Sweden
have been quietly preparing for their first appearance at a EuroBasket
since they hosted the 2003 edition of the tournament and received some
very encouraging news on Wednesday. Jeffery Taylor confirmed that he
will join the national team's training camp on 19 August. Read more here.
April 18, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 3 bwin MVP: Jamon Lucas, Anadolu Efes Istanbul Jamon
Lucas put together a brilliant performance on Wednesday in Istanbul to
lead Anadolu Efes to an 83-72 victory over reigning Euroleague champion
Olympiacos Piraeus to earn Playoffs Game 3 MVP honors. Lucas flirted
with a triple-double in compiling a performance index rating of 24.
Read more here.
April 17, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3, Caja Laboral Vitoria 93 - 72 CSKA Moscow Caja
Laboral Vitoria avoided elimination and continues to fight for a Final
Four berth after tying a franchise playoff record of 15 three-pointers
in a 93-72 rout of CSKA Moscow in Game 3 of their best-of-five playoffs
series at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria, Spain on Wednesday night.
Read more here.
April 17, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3, Anadolu Efes 83 - 72 Olympiacos Piraeus Anadolu
Efes Istanbul extended its Turkish Airlines Euroleague season by at
least two more days after beating reigning champion Olympiacos Piraeus
83-72 in Game 3 of their best-of-five playoffs series at Abdi Ipekci
Sports Hall on Wednesday. Read more here.
April 17, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia retain Russian Cup Krasnye
Krylia have successfully defended their Russian Cup title with a
hard-fought 86-80 victory over Spartak St. Petersburg in Vladivostok on
Wednesday. Following their second consecutive success in the
competition since it has been organised by the Russian Basketball
Federation. Read more here.
April 17, 2013 - BCM close in on first place in France EuroChallenge
semi-finalists BCM Gravelines Dunkerque came on Tuesday night a step
closer towards clinching first place in the French Pro A Regular
Season. BCM played their gameday 28 fixture ahead of the other two
teams that are also vying for top spot on the table, Elan Chalon and
Strasbourg. Read more here.
April 16, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3, Panathinaikos Athens 65 - 63 Barcelona Regal The
most dramatic Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoff series once again
lived up to the expectations in Game 3, as Panathinaikos edged FC
Barcelona Regal 65-63 in front of a packed O.A.K.A. Dimitris
Diamantidis hit two triples in the final 4 minutes to be once again the
hero for Panathinaikos. Read more here.
April 16, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 57 - 69 Real Madrid Real
Madrid has made it to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four!
Madrid reached the Final Four for the second time in three years by
sweeping its best-of-five playoffs series against Maccabi Electra Tel
Aviv. On Tuesday, Madrid downed Maccabi 57-69. Read more here.
April 16, 2013 - Machowski, Coach of the year in Germany Sebastian
Machowski, the head coach of EuroChallenge semi-finalists EWE Baskets
Oldenburg, was named Coach of the Year in the German BEKO Bundesliga on
Tuesday.The season award winners are voted by a panel that includes the
coaches and captains of all 18 teams. Read more here.
April 16, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia in Russian Cup Final EuroChallenge
semi-finalists Krasnye Krylia will meet Spartak St. Petersburg in the
Final of the Russian Cup on Wednesday, in Vladivostok. Krasnye Krylia
defeated Final Four hosts Spartak Primorye 73-63 in the second
semi-final on Tuesday. Read more here.
April 16, 2013 - Quartet of Euro Stars drafted to WNBA Four
rising stars of the European women's game were selected in the 2013
WNBA draft with former FIBA Europe Young Women's Player of the Year
Emma Meesseman heading the list. The Belgian center was widely tipped
to be the top ranked European and it turned out to be the case. Read
April 16, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 3: Final Four within reach for three teams! Pivotal
Game 3 of the best-of-five Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs arrives
early this week, as three teams - Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow and
defending champion Olympiacos Pireaus - have the first chance to seal
their tickets to the 2013 Final Four in London. Read more here.
April 16, 2013 - Griner leads 2013 WNBA Draft class In
probably one of the most anticipated WNBA Drafts of all time, the
Phoenix Mercury selected Baylor’s Brittney Griner with the number one
overall pick. Griner leaves college basketball as one of the most
dominant players to play the women’s game. Read more here.
April 16, 2013 - Semi-Finalists know where they stand This
was a weekend of consolidation on the domestic front for BCM
Gravelines, EWE Baskets Oldenburg and Pinar Karsiyaka, three of
the teams that are bound for the EuroChallenge Final Four. The
EuroChallenge title contenders emerged victorious from battles in their
respective national leagues. Read more here.
April 16, 2013 - Russia on track for European Cup sweep Lokomotiv
Kuban's 75-64 triumph over Uxue Bilbao Basket in the Eurocup final in
RTL Spiroudome in Charleroi on Saturday night meant more than the first
conquest of a European trophy in the history of the Krasnodar club.
Read more here.
April 15, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 29 With
top teams idle or losing, Valencia Basket gained momentum in the race
for the third place in the Spanish League standings. Behind 27 points
plus 11 rebounds from Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner Bojan
Dubljevic, Valencia thrashed FIATC Joventut 74-92. Read more here.
April 15, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 32 Brose
Baskets Bamberg kept the gap in front of EWE Oldenburg atop of the
German League standings, while ratiopharm Ulm is on the verge of
securing a home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Bamberg defeated BBC Bayreuth 77-95 behind 21 points from Casey
Jacobsen. Read more here.
April 15, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 27 Cimberio
Varese kept the first place in the Italian League with 21-6 record by
routing EA7 Emporio Armani Milano 95-81 in one of the traditional
classic games in their country. EA7 dropped to the seventh place with
16-11 record. Read more here.
April 15, 2013 - Croatian League, Regular Season, Game 5 Cibona
Zagreb improved to 5-0 atop of the Croatian League standings with a
64-81 win at Jolly JB Sibenik. Cibona led throughout the game, but the
hosts lingered around and tied the game 58-58 at the start of the
fourth quarter. Read more here.
April 14, 2013 - Clippers edge Grizzlies 91-87 to win season series Chris
Paul hit a free throw with 18.3 seconds left, and the Los Angeles
Clippers edged the Memphis Grizzlies 91-87 Saturday night in a possible
preview of a first-round playoff series. With the win, the Clippers
took the season series 3-1. Read more here.
April 14, 2013 - Celtics lock up East's 7th seed, rout Magic 120-88 Courtney
Lee scored 20 points and Jeff Green added 17 as the Boston Celtics
cruised to a 120-88 victory over the Orlando Magic. The win locked up
the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference for Boston, which never
trailed in beating Orlando for the eighth straight time. Read more here.
April 14, 2013 - 2013 Eurocup Final MVP: Richard Hendrix, PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar The
last player to join PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar this season has been
chosen the Eurocup Final MVP. Richard Hendrix arrived to Lokomotiv
Kuban midway through the Last 16, right before the final deadline for
Eurocup players in the 2012-13 season. Read more here.
April 13, 2013 - PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar is the 2012-13 Eurocup champion! PBC
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar is the 2012-13 Eurocup champion! Lokomotiv
conquered its first-ever continental trophy by downing Uxue Bilbao
Basket 64-75 in the Eurocup Final at the RTL Spiroudome in Charleroi,
Belgium on Saturday. Read more here.
April 13, 2013 - Eurosport 2 ready with blanket coverage of Eurocup Final! To
cap off a season's worth of stellar coverage, Eurosport 2 will produce
and broadcast in HD the Eurocup Final tonight between Uxue Bilbao
Basket and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar live from Charleroi, Belgium. Read
April 13, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 2 bwin MVP: Viktor Khryapa, CSKA Moscow Viktor
Khryapa pieced together another impressive all-around performance
Friday in leading CSKA Moscow to a 90-68 rout of Caja Laboral and a 2-0
lead in their best-of-five playoffs series. Khryapa’s strong stat line
also resulted in him winning Playoffs Game 2 bwin MVP honors. Read more
April 12, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2, Real Madrid 75 - 63 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Real
Madrid took a 2-0 lead in its Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs
series with Maccabi Tel Aviv by collecting a 75-63 victory in Game 2 on
Friday. Sergio Llull nailed 6 three-pointers en route to scoring a
career high 26 points to lead Madrid. Read more here.
April 12, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2, Olympiacos Piraeus 71 - 53 Anadolu Efes Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus moved within
one victory from returning to the Final Four after routing Anadolu Efes
Istanbul 71-53 at Peace and Friendship Stadium on Friday night. Read
April 12, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2, CSKA Moscow 90 - 68 Caja Laboral Vitoria CSKA
Moscow struggled in the first quarter, but when it got going, the
Russian champs put the game away. CSKA dominated Caja Laboral Vitoria
90-65 in Game 2 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five playoffs
series Fridayin the Russian capital. Read more here.
April 12, 2013 - Panathinaikos fined, promises extra security measures The
Euroleague Basketball Independent Disciplinary Judge on Friday handed
down a €9,000 fine against Panathinaikos Athens for incidents that
occurred during the team's last Top 16 home game on Thursday, April 4.
Read more here.
April 12, 2013 - Eurocup Final in Charleroi begins with press conference The
crowning event of a season full of thrills, the 2013 Eurocup Final, got
underway officially on Friday in Charleroi with an opening press
conference featuring representatives of the two teams that will fight
for the trophy, PCB Lokomotiv Kuban and Uxue Bilbao Basket. Read more here.
April 12, 2013 - End of an Era as legend calls it a day There
is no other player as synonymous with Eurobasket Women than Maria
Stepanova, but the Russian legend won't be stepping out in France,
after calling time on her glittering national team career. Read more here.
April 12, 2013 - Hervelle wants Belgium to love the game Saturday
night is immensely important to all 24 players on the rosters of Uxue
Bilbao Basket and Lokomotiv Kuban, but for Axel Hervelle it represents
an even more special occasion. Bilbao's Belgian power forward was born
in Liège, just an hour's drive from Charleroi. Read more here.
April 12, 2013 - Eurocup Final 2013 preview: Uxue Bilbao Basket vs. Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar PBC
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and Uxue Bilbao Basket participate in a
European final for the first time in their respective histories, with
one of the two teams set to lift a first ever Eurocup trophy. Bilbao
comes into the final with an overall record of 13-3 for the season.
Read more here.
April 12, 2013 - Oldenburg the team to beat in Germany No
team in the German BEKO Bundesliga is in better form right now than
EuroChallenge semi-finalists EWE Baskets Oldenburg. On Wednesday,
Sebastian Machowski's side extended their winning streak to five games
with a hard-fought 75-72 triumph over Bayern Munich. Read more here.
April 11, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2, Barcelona Regal 65 - 66 Panathinaikos Athens Dimitris
Diamantidis and Stephane Lasme came through with the game on the line
to lift Panathinaikos to a series-tying 65-66 victory over Barcelona
Regal. Former MVP Diamantidis nailed a go-ahead three-pointer with 8.4
seconds remaining. Read more here.
April 11, 2013 - CSKA Moscow Official Statement Throughout
the day European media are publishing the stories concerning the events
during recent Panathinaikos – CSKA game in the Top 16, including the
interpretation of our club's appeal to Euroleague. Read more here.
April 11, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 2: Double or nothing!! After a pretty quick turnaround, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs resume with Game 2
in one series on Thursday and three more Friday. The games are a mere
48 hours after the openers, all of which were won by the home teams.
Read more here.
April 11, 2013 - France five spot a riddle until June Depending
on events on the other side of the Atlantic in the next couple of
months, the EuroBasket 2011 silver medallists could have their two
first options at the center position, Joakim Noah and Kevin Sheraphin,
arriving in Slovenia for this summer's showcase event. Read more here.
April 11, 2013 - 2012-13 Eurocup MVP: Nick Calathes, Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar Euroleague
Basketball is pleased to announce that point guard Nick Calathes of PBC
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar has been selected as the Eurocup MVP for the
2012-13 season. Calathes, 24, has been Lokomotiv's floor general and
most important player on its way to the final. Read more here.
April 11, 2013 - CAS rules in favour of FIBA Europe The
Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne ruled in favour of
FIBA Europe, rejecting a motion by a number of its federations to bring
forward elections for a new Board last year. Read more here.
April 11, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 1 bwin MVP: Rudy Fernandez, Real Madrid Rudy
Fernandez was the star of the night for Real Madrid as it pounded
Maccabi Electra 79-53 in the most lopsided of the four Game 1s to the
Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs. And when the buzzer sounded, he
was also the bwin MVP for Game 1 of the playoffs. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1, Real Madrid 79 - 53 Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Real
Madrid thoroughly dominated the final three quarters to beat visiting
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv 79-53 in the opening game of their
best-of-five Turkish Airlines Euroleague playoffs series on Wednesday
night at the Community of Madrid Sports Palace. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1, Olympiacos Piraeus 67 - 62 Anadolu Efes Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus pulled out a
dramatic 67-62 win over Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Wednesday in the
opening game of their best-of-five playoff series. Olympiacos also
hosts Game 2 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - Letter from Euroleague Basketball to Panathinaikos In
the wake of comments made to members of the Greek and European media by
representatives of Panathinaikos after Game 1 of Euroleague Playoffs in
Barcelona, Euroleague Basketball President and CEO, Mr. Jordi Bertomeu,
has sent the following letter to the club. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1, CSKA Moscow 89 - 78 Caja Laboral Vitoria CSKA
Moscow struck first in its best-of-five Turkish Airlines Euroleague
playoffs series by downing Caja Laboral Vitoria 89-78 in Game 1 on
Wednesday. CSKA, which hosts Game 2 on Friday, raised its all-time
playoffs home record to 12-1. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - Dikeoulakos jumps into Greek hot-seat George
Dikeoulakos has been handed the task of getting his native Greece back
to the top table of women's basketball, after being installed as head
coach. The play-caller previously worked as an assistant to the senior
national team under Kostas Missas. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - CSKA's Micov follows in the footsteps of his idol It's
one thing for a player to work his way up the ladder to a Turkish
Airlines Euroleague powerhouse, where a tradition of success already
creates great expectations. It is something more, however, when that
same player arrives to replace his idol. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - UConn women rout Louisville for 8th title Geno
Auriemma has been chasing Pat Summitt since he started coaching. Now
with his eighth national championship, he has finally caught her. It
might not be long before Auriemma stands alone with freshman Breanna
Stewart leading the way. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - Kanter gets surgery, Valanciunas a scare Two
of the most talented young Europeans centers will spend part of their
Wednesday in hospitals in Chicago, in the USA, but for entirely
different reasons. Enes Kanter of Turkey will undergo surgery to
re-attach ligaments in his dislocated left shoulder. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - Star power fills 2012-13 All-Eurocup teams! The
2012-13 Eurocup basketball season was among the finest in competition
history. The six-month long campaign showered fans with spectacular
plays, amazing team and individual performances, and consistent drama.
Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - Montenegro, the big Men factory Bojan
Dubljevic and Nikola Pekovic won individual awards on different sides
of the Atlantic. Valencia Basket power forward won the Eurocup Rising
Star trophy, while Minnesota Timberwolves center was named Player of
the Week in NBA Western Conference. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - Arteshina injury hits Champions hard Reigning
EuroBasket Women champions Russia have been left reeling after forward
Olga Arteshina was ruled out of the tournament with an ACL injury.
However, her absence could open the door for a more youthful
replacement. Read more here.
April 10, 2013 - Gallinari in Slovenia only as a fan Danilo
Gallinari has put to rest rumours that circulated over the weekend
suggesting there was a possibility for him to recover in time to play
for Italy at EuroBasket 2013. The Denver Nuggets forward was injured
last Thursday night in a game against the Dallas Mavericks. Read more here.
April 9, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1, Barcelona Regal 72 - 70 Panathinaikos Athens In
a tense thriller that either team could have won twice, FC Barcelona
Regal survived a tough challenge on its own court to defeat
Panathinaikos Athens 72-70 in overtime Tuesday in the opening game of
their best-of-five playoff series. Read more here.
April 9, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1: The Road to London continues! Fresh off an exciting Top 16, the 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague enters its most decisive stages
when four best-of-five playoff series open on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The winners of each series will reach the Final Four in London from May
10 to 12. Read more here.
April 9, 2013 - 2012-13 Eurocup Coach of the Year: Fotis Katsikaris, Uxue Bilbao Basket Euroleague
Basketball is proud to announce that Fotis Katsikaris of Uxue Bilbao
Basket, who leads his team into this season's title game later in the
week, has been chosen as the 2012-13 Eurocup Coach of the Year. Read
April 9, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 25 Galatasaray
Medical Park extended its winning streak to 12 games, comfortably
downing Tofas 52-66 to improve to Turkish League best record 22-3.
Behind stingy defense that allowed only 16 points combined in the
second and third quarters, Galatasaray build 35-53 lead. Read more here.
April 9, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 26 The
French League leaders of BCM Gravelines raised their record to 18-8 by
routing Le Havre away 76-90. The game was tied 41-41 at halftime, then
the visitors took a 57-66 margin at the end of the third quarter,
adding to their lead in the last 10 minutes. Read more here.
April 9, 2013 - Louisville beats Michigan 82-76 for NCAA title What a week for Rick Pitino!
He's elected to the Hall of Fame. His horse is headed to the Kentucky
Derby. His son gets a prominent head coaching job. Then he caps it off
with what he wanted most. Another national championship. Read more here.
April 9, 2013 - Favourite Trio named on Belarus roster Rimantas
Grigas has included fan favourites Tatyana Troina, Yelena Leuchanka and
Anastasiya Verameyenka in the initial candidate list as Belarus begin
preparing for Eurobasket Women. The inclusion of the trio by the
Lithuanian play-caller is a significant boost. Read more here.
April 9, 2013 - Kuzminskas dreams in Yellow, Green, Red Zalgiris
Kaunas have had to overcome a number of issues off the court this
season, but the bumpy ride has not derailed the team's campaign. The
storied Lithuanian club might be out of contention in Euroleague but
they remain in the hunt for two major titles this season. Read more here.
April 8, 2013 - UConn’s next star steps to the fore On
Sunday night, the face of women’s college basketball changed before our
eyes. While Notre Dame senior star Skylar Diggins concluded an
incredible career, Connecticut freshman Breanna Stewart emerged as one
to watch in the future. Read more here.
April 8, 2013 - 3-point shooter helps Louisville find groove, beat Cal California
planned to contest shots in Sunday’s national semifinal contest against
Louisville, and that it did. One player, however, wasn’t fazed by the
in-your-face defense, and that was junior guard Antonita Slaughter.
Read more here.
April 8, 2013 - Road wins for BCM, Oldenburg Three
of the four EuroChallenge semi-finalists were victorious on the
domestic front at the weekend but the two that had more reasons to
celebrate were BCM Gravelines Dunkerque and EWE Baskets Oldenburg, who
won on the road. Read more here.
April 8, 2013 - New attendance record set in Belgium A
new attendance record has been broken for a basketball game in Belgium
with 15,500 spectators turning out on Saturday night for a domestic
league game between EuroChallenge clubs Antwerp Giants and Okapi
Aalstar. Read more here.
April 8, 2013 - Ventspils crowned BBL Champions EuroChallenge
club BK Ventspils have been crowned as the 2013 Baltic Basketball
League (BBL) champions for the first time in the club's history. The
BBL is a continental club competition, incorporating 23 teams from
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Kazakhstan. Read more here.
April 8, 2013 - Taranto out, Arras relegated There
have been starkly contrasting emotions across Europe during recent
days, as Championship titles continued to be contested and in some
cases decided, whilst clubs such as Arras must now deal with the
painful reality of relegation. Read more here.
April 8, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 28 Caja
Laboral clinched a playoff spot, and FC Barcelona Regal grabbed a firm
hold of the third place of the Spanish League standings with close
victories ahead of their Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoff fixtures.
Barcelona pulled out 81-86 overtime victory over Blusens Monbus. Read
April 8, 2013 - Serbian League, Regular Season, Phase 2, Game 3 Partizan
mt:s remained the only unbeaten team of the Serbian League. In the
clash of the two undefeated sides, Partizan thrashed Vojvodina 88-59
with Bogdan Bogdanovic collecting 16 points plus 8 rebounds, and
Joffrey Lauvergne amassing 15 points plus 14 rebounds. Read more here.
April 8, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 26 Chris
Burns and Fabio Di Bella scored 4 late free throws in a row to give
Sutor Montegranaro a 93-91 win to over the Italian League leaders of
Cimberio Varese. The game was balanced for all 40 minutes, and Varese
despite the defeat stays atop the table with a 20-5 record. Read more here.
April 8, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 30 Telekom
Baskets Bonn won a run-and-gun shootout 98-93 over visiting Brose
Baskets Bamberg, which nonetheless kept hold of first place in the
German League with a 22-6 record. The game was close until, with 3
minutes left, the home team took a double-digit margin, 92-79. Read
April 8, 2013 - Czech League, Phase Skupina A1, Game 9 Road
teams registered victories in all the three games played in the Czech
League this weekend. The leaders from CEZ Nymburk trashed BC Kolin
52-100 to raise their record to 31-1. Petr Benda led the winners by
scoring 16 points, Michael Efevberha nailed 15. Read more here.
April 7, 2013 - Nuggets tie team mark with 20th straight home win Showcasing
their depth in stunning fashion, the Denver Nuggets rolled to a season
high in points and matched a team record with a 20th consecutive home
win despite missing their top two scorers because of injuries. Read
April 7, 2013 - LeBron returns, Heat top 76ers 106-87 LeBron
James went through a series of tests before the game, all under the
watchful eye of the Miami Heat training staff and some coaches. He
passed with flying colors, and looked good as new afterward. Read more here.
April 7, 2013 - Michigan's big man McGary plays hard, physical game Michigan's
Mitch McGary has been all the rage lately, and it didn't take long
against Syracuse to figure out why. If there was a tough, hard-nosed
physical play to make against the Orang, more often than not, McGary
right in the thick of the battle trying to make it. Read more here.
April 7, 2013 - Cards' Hancock steps up with 20 points as Louisville escapes Wichita State There
was one question almost everyone on Louisville was asked heading into
its semifinal matchup with Wichita State: Who would step in for the
injured Kevin Ware after he suffered that gruesome leg injury against
Duke in the Elite Eight? Read more here.
April 7, 2013 - Gallinari's Torn ACL Huge Blow For Italy An
MRI scan on Friday has confirmed Italy´s worst fears on Danilo
Gallinari, who was wheeled off the court on Thursday, after suffering
an injury during a Denver Nuggets game against the Dallas Mavericks.
Read more here.
April 6, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Week 14 bwin MVP: Kostas Papanikolaou, Olympiacos Piraeus Kostas
Papanikolaou secured his place among the Olympiacos Piraeus greats with
another clutch performance in Thursday’s must-win clash against BC
Khimki Moscow Region by leading his team to victory and earning the
title of Top 16 Week 14 bwin MVP. Read more here.
April 6, 2013 - Orange aim to make statement The
Big Ten started this season housing both the preseason No. 1 team,
Indiana, and preseason No. 1 player, sophomore forward Cody Zeller.
Another Big Ten sophomore, Michigan’s Trey Burke, has been named the
best player in the country. Read more here.
April 6, 2013 - Burke seeking that big, team trophy On
Friday, Burke — to the surprise of few — received not only the John R.
Wooden Award but the U.S. Basketball Writer’s Association Oscar
Robertson Trophy, presented to the top player in NCAA Division I men’s
basketball. He’s received more. Read more here.
April 6, 2013 - Louisville’s Dieng learns new culture while honing game Gorgui
Dieng opened his news conference Friday by saying he only wanted to
talk about the games that lie ahead of him this weekend. Of course, he
had his usual infectious smile that lit up the room. Read more here.
April 5, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 14, Besiktas JK Istanbul 80 - 73 Fenerbahce Ulker Besiktas
JK Istanbul came back from an 18-point deficit to beat city rival
Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul 80-73 and finish off its Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Top 16 Group F campaign with a victory. Daniel Ewing scored
17 points and Damir Markota had 16 points for Besiktas. Read more here.
April 5, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs analysis The
playoffs will start next Tuesday! Take an early look at the four
series: CSKA Moscow vs Caja Laboral, Olympiacos Piraeus vs Anadolu
Efes, FC Barcelona Regal vs Panathinaikos Athens, Real Madrid vs
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Read more here.
April 5, 2013 - Papanikolaou, Lampe seal deciders Kostas
Papanikolaou and Maciej Lampe stepped up and led Olympiacos Piraeus and
Caja Laboral Vitoria, respectively, to vital wins on the final day of
the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16. Read more here.
April 5, 2013 - Euroleague Basketball innovates with groundbreaking Spalding game ball! Just
in time to raise a dramatic season to even greater heights, Euroleague
Basketball and international sports equipment leader Spalding are proud
to present a groundbreaking new game ball launching now in Europe's top
competition, the Turkish Airlines Euroleague! Read more here.
April 5, 2013 - Italy hold their breath for Gallinari Italy
and the Denver Nuggets are facing a long, nervous wait on Friday as
they are expecting the results of an MRI scan on Danilo Gallinari to
come out. The Italian international's left knee buckled inwards as he
drove to the basket with 4:16 left in the second quarter. Read more here.
April 5, 2013 - Barcelona's Rabaseda out for playoffs Injury
has again struck FC Barcelona Regal at the small forward spot as the
top team in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague so far this season
announced that Xavi Rabaseda will miss the playoffs with a stress
fracture to his right leg. Read more here.
April 5, 2013 - Quarter-final line-up complete, Euroleague Top 16 round-up The
quarter-final line-up for the Euroleague has been set after a thrilling
final night of Top 16 action. In Group E, CSKA Moscow finished top of
the group after they edged Panathinaikos 69-63 at the OAKA. Read more here.
April 5, 2013 - ULEB Assembly confirms opposition to the new FIBA calendar for 2017 The
assembly of the Union of European Basketball Leagues (ULEB) has
reiterated its opposition to the project approved in November by the
International Basketball Federation (FIBA), which includes qualifing
games of the National Teams during the season starting in 2017. Read
April 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 14, Unicaja Malaga 55 - 68 Alba Berlin Alba
Berlin finished its Turkish Airlines Euroleague campaign on a winning
note by beating Unicaja Malaga 55-68 on the road on Thursday night. The
game was decided by one run in the first quarter, in which Alba surged
ahead and never led its lead slip back to single digits. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 14, Olympiacos Piraeus 79 - 70 BC Khimki MR Reigning
Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus stormed into
the playoffs and took out BC Khimki Moscow Region with a 79-70 victory
at the Peace and Friendship Stadium on Thursday night. Kostas
Papanikolaou turned in a masterful evening with 21 points. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 14, Real Madrid 86 - 66 Anadolu Efes Istanbul High-flying
Real Madrid beat Anadolu Efes Istanbul 86-66 in the Spanish capital on
Thursday to claim second place in Group E and the home-court advantage
in its upcoming playoffs duel with Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 14, Panathinaikos Athens 63 - 69 CSKA Moscow CSKA
Moscow secured first place in Group E of the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Top 16 with a hard-fought 63-69 victory at Panathinaikos
Athens, setting up a playoffs date with Caja Laboral Vitoria. Viktor
Khryapa led the way with 13 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Read more
April 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 14, FC Barcelona Regal 74 - 71 Maccabi Electra In
a thrilling game to the final buzzer FC Barcelona Regal defeated
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv on Thursday night, 74-71, in Group F.
Barcelona was already group champ before the game. Maccabi qualifies
for the playoffs third. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 14, Caja Laboral Vitoria 76 - 64 Montepaschi Siena Caja
Laboral Vitoria advanced to the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs
from Top 16 Group F by downing Montepaschi Siena 76-64 in a do-or-die
battle on Thursday. Vitoria finished Group F in fourth place with an
8-5 record. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague TOP 16, Game 14, Zalgiris Kaunas 90 - 81 Brose Baskets In
the season finale for both teams, Zalgiris Kaunas downed Brose Baskets
90-81 on Thursday. Zalgiris finished the Top 16 with 6-8 record and in
the sixth place of Group E, while Bamberg lost all 14 games and will
have to wait another year for its first-ever Top 16 victory. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Pachulia likely to miss EuroBasket Georgia
have suffered a major blow to their EuroBasket aspirations after
receiving news from the USA that their star player Zaza Pachulia could
be sidelined for up to six months as he underwent surgery on Wednesday
to repair his right Achilles tendon. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Oldenburg solidify Bundesliga position EuroChallenge
semi-finalists EWE Baskets Oldenburg took a big step on Wednesday night
towards solidifying themselves as the second-placed team in the German
BEKO Bundesliga standings. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Hollingsworth ready to roll with Turkey With
the participation of injured star Nevriye Yilmaz at EuroBasket Women
still in doubt, Turkey have been given a huge boost after Quanitra
Hollingsworth declared her intention to suit up again. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Judgement day in the Euroleague Thursday,
the final day of action in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16,
features three crucial games that will decide the fate in the
competition of four powerhouses and last season's Eurocup champions.
Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Longest-ever Top 16 set to finish with unprecedented drama On
the eve of its last week of play, the longest Top 16 round in European
club basketball history has added drama to the race for Euroleague
Playoffs. No less than eight teams have reached their 14th and final
games of the Top 16 still fighting. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Euroleague Top 16, Game 14: dramatic decision time! The 2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 reaches its grand finale
with all four qualifiers battling for homecourt advantage in the
playoffs in Group E while five teams fight over three playoffs spots in
Group F. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Eurocup Finals 2013 star profile: Kostas Vasileiadis, Uxue Bilbao Basket A
fearless shooter and a favorite among Uxue Bilbao Basket fans, small
forward Kostas Vasileiadis arrives at the very top of his game to the
first international club final of his 13-year pro career. Born in
Thessaloniki and raised at Greek powerhouse PAOK. Read more here.
April 4, 2013 - Eurocup Finals 2013 star profile: Simas Jasaitis, Lokomotiv Kuban Sometimes,
basketball offers second chances. In that context, Lokomotiv Kuban
Krasnodar forward Simas Jasaitis returns to Charleroi on April 13 ready
to fight for his second Eurocup title. Born in Vilnius, Lithuania,
Jasaitis started his career with Sakalai. Read more here.
April 3, 2013 - Ilievski back in the team Vlado
Ilievski already denied all medical predictions made regarding the
process of his recovery after he sustained an injury during the ABA
League regular season. Macedonian guard with the Slovenian passport
joined Cedevita's team in full practicing rhythm. Read more here.
April 3, 2013 - Cibona put in a higher gear in the last minutes Zadar
got its self-confidence back after it escaped the last place in ABA
League, which is demonstrated in Croatian League lately. Zadar already
defeated Cedevita in the opening round of the domestic league for the
champion to be just a step from another surprise. Read more here.
April 3, 2013 - Les Bleues leave options open French
head coach Pierre Vincent has cast his net wide and far after naming a
26-strong preliminary squad for the host nations' pre- EuroBasket Women
training camp at the end of the month. Read more here.
April 3, 2013 - Lampe: I'll play in Slovenia, Gortat too Last
month, following a season-ending right foot injury, Phoenix Suns center
Marcin Gortat told reporters in the USA that he would "definitely
consider not going to the national team again and playing another 20
games in the off-season." Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - Eurocup Finals 2013 coach profile: Fotis Katsikaris, Uxue Bilbao Basket As
he and his club prepare to play their first-ever international trophy
final in Charleroi, Fotis Katsikaris offers the perfect combination of
background, experience and coaching talent to make history for Uxue
Bilbao Basket. Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - Parker concern, shock in Greek Cup A
week after being crowned EuroLeague Women champions and Candace Parker
being named Final Eight MVP, the same court witnessed a less auspicious
occasion for UMMC Ekaterinburg as they lost in the Russian League to
Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje with Parker rolling her ankle. Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - Oostende, MZT Skopje clinch Cup titles BC
Telenet Oostende conquered their 13th Belgian Cup title, defeating
Okapi Aalstar 77-76 in the final, after a thrilling finale. KK MZT
Skopje overcame a modest start to the national cup final in F.Y.R. of
Macedonia and defeated Kumanovo 2009, 79-71, to conquer the title. Read
April 2, 2013 - Eurocup Finals 2013 coach profile: Evgeny Pashutin, Lokomotiv Kuban Coming
into his second Eurocup title game, former competition champion Evgeny
Pashutin of Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar is accustomed to high-pressure
situations, both as a player and a coach. The 44-year-old former point
guard had a long playing career. Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - BCM, Oldenburg On Crucial Road Trips EuroChallenge
semi-finalists BCM Gravelines Dunkerque and EWE Baskets Oldenburg have
entered a week that could define their final position in the standings
of their respective national leagues. Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - Nikola Pekovic demolished Boston Celtics In
one of his best games in NBA league so far, Nikola Pekovic scored 29
points and grabbed 5 rebounds. He had 11-11 for three-throws. Minnesota
Timberwolves wins over Boston Celtics 110-100, by quarters, 27-25,
30-27, 27-26, 26-22. Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - Leicester's rise to championship glory The
Leicester Riders had waited 46 years for league success, the longest
out of any team in British Basketball League history. A 93-70 win at
home to Durham Wildcats over the Easter holidays proved that good
things come to those who wait. Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - Spanish League, Regular Season, Game 27 First-place
Real Madrid clinched the home-court advantage in the Spanish League
playoff quarterfinals with 84-74 win over Cajasol Seville. Madrid used
a 10-0 run to go up 15-8 and take the lead for good, and Jaycee Carroll
scored 11 points in a 15-0 run. Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - Turkish League, Regular Season, Game 24 Galatasaray
Medical Park extended its winning streak to 11 games and Anadolu Efes
Istanbul won it sixth straight game to move up in the rankings in the
Turkish League. Efes beat Ted Ankara Kolilier 85-67 to improve to 20-4.
Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - Lithuanian League, Regular Season, Game 19 In
the Lithuanian League’s big match of the weekend, Neptunas Klaipeda
took a thrilling 78-77 win over Zalgiris Kaunas to raise its record to
15-3, the same as BC Prienai Rudupis, while Zalgiris suffered its first
defeat of the season and fell to 9-1. Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - Greek League, Regular Season, Game 22 Panionios
BC Athens rallied from a 15-point deficit to down the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague contender Panathinaikos Athens 63-56, and close the gap
between these two teams in the Greek League standings to one game. Read
April 2, 2013 - Italian League, Regular Season, Game 25 Italian
League leader Cimberio Varese routed third-place Acea Roma 81-58 to
stay in first place with a 20-5 record. After a balanced first half
with the home team leading 33-28, the hosts held Roma to just 10 points
in the third quarter to lead 54-38 after 30 minutes. Read more here.
April 2, 2013 - French League, Regular Season, Game 25 Elan
Chalone-Saone, Gravelines-Dunkerque, Strasbourg all picked up their
victory number 17 over the Easter weekend in the French League. Chalon
came from behind to edge Nancy 75-77. The hosts led 75-70, but Blake
Schilb scored 7 points before the end of the game. Read more here.
April 1, 2013 - Uxue Bilbao, Lokomotiv Kuban to face off for trophy! To
crown the first champion of its second decade, the Eurocup will return
to a pair of time-honored traditions: playing a single-game final in
the Spiroudome in Charleroi! The stage set of Uxue Bilbao Basket and
Lokomotiv Kuban to square off in the title game. Read more here.
April 1, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague bwin MVP for March: Devin Smith, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv Maccabi
Electra Tel Aviv has been one of the hottest teams in the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague over the last full month of the Top 16 play, and
Devin Smith stands out as the key player responsible for his team's
success. Read more here.
April 1, 2013 - Europeans fail to reach NCAA Final Four Number
one seed Gonzaga and the European duo of Elias Harris and Przemyslaw
Karnowski were shocked in the Round of 32 by the Wichita State
Shockers, who also surprised second-seeded Ohio State in the West
Regional final to reach the NCAA Final Four. Read more here.
April 1, 2013 - Serbian League, Regular Season, Phase 2, Game 1 Heavy
favorites all picked up comfortable victories in the first week of the
Serbian League. Perennial champions Partizan mt:s Belgrade used huge
second half to beat Mega Vizura 95-64. The visitors led 39-40 at
halftime, but Partizan won the third quarter 29-9 end cruised to
victory. Read more here.
April 1, 2013 - German League, Regular Season, Game 29 Ratiopharm
Ulm hit 16 three-pointers and led from start to finish in defeating
Alba Berlin 92-73, to remain in a sole possession of the third place of
the German League. Victory also avenged last week’s loss in the German
Cup title game, that Alba won in Berlin. Read more here.
April 1, 2013 - Polish League, Regular Season, Phase 2, Game 5 Stelmet
Zielona Gora edged PGE Turow on the road away 73-78 to force a tie for
first place in the Polish League, both with 18-9 records. Right behind
the co-leaders, three other teams – Trefl Sopot, Anwil Wloclawek and
Asseco Prokom – are tied for third place with 17-10 records. Read more here.
April 1, 2013 - Czech League, Phase Skupina A1, Game 7 CEZ
Nymburk routed NH Ostrava 81-67 to continue its march atop the Czech
League, which it now leads with a 29-1 record. After the first quarter
finished 25-25, the home team made its first run to lead 45-36 at
halftime. Read more here.
April 1, 2013 - Latvian League, Regular Season, Game 32 VEF
Riga raised its Latvian League record to 14-1 by routing Jelgava on the
road 83-11. Justin Hamilton led the winners by amassing 34 points and
11 rebounds with a perfect 9 for 9 from the foul line and 13 for 18 on
two-pointers. Read more here.
April 1, 2013 - Louisville beats Duke 85-63 to reach Final Four Crying
and shaken by the sight of Kevin Ware writhing on the court, his right
leg splintered, Rick Pitino and his Louisville players had no idea how
they were going to pull it together with a half still left to play and
a Final Four berth on the line. Read more here.
April 1, 2013 - Michigan rolls into Final Four, beats Florida 79-59 Freshman
guard Nik Stauskas scored 22 points including six 3-pointers and
Michigan is going to the Final Four for the first time since the Fab
Five era after a 79-59 rout of Florida in the South Regional final
Sunday. Read more here. Check news archive here.