April 30, 2014 - Thousands of people greeted the champions On
the square of Ban Josip Jelacic in the centre of Zagreb, thousands of
people have gathered on Tuesday to celebrate the first ever ABA League
title of Cibona, which they have won in Kombank Arena, Belgrade, on
Sunday. Read more here.
April 30, 2014 - Drammeh comes in from the cold While
Sweden were grabbing the headlines on their long-awaited return to
EuroBasket Women last summer, Binta Drammeh was preparing her body and
mind for a long Siberian winter. Binta Drammeh overlooked a summer with
the Swedish senior team. Read more here.
April 30, 2014 - 3x3 EuroTour gearing up for summer The
club season is drawing to an end, signaling the beginning of summer,
and of course, another year of the 3x3 EuroTour. This year the tour
will again be stopping by a number of the same venues as last year, as
well as picking up some new hotspots along the way. Read more here.
April 30, 2014 - 2013-14 Eurocup MVP: Andrew Goudelock, Unics Kazan Whenever
Unics Kazan needed a basket this season, the team with the best record
in the Eurocup turned to Andrew Goudelock. Time and time again, the
shooting guard stepped up and delivered, leading Unics to the Eurocup
Finals. Read more here.
April 29, 2014 - Road to Milan: FC Barcelona In
a memorable season that saw it become the first club to play 300
Euroleague games this century, FC Barcelona comes to Milan in search of
the grand prize. In the Final 4 for a 13th time and the 5th in six
seasons Barcelona is aiming to add a 3rd Euroleague trophy. Read more here.
April 29, 2014 - Ginobili, Diaw help Spurs get even with Mavs 93-89 Boris
Diaw's big third quarter wasn't enough to hold off a Dallas comeback.
The San Antonio veteran's decisive shot in the final minute was. Diaw
hit a go-ahead 3-pointer for the last of his 17 points, Ginobili scored
23 and the top-seeded Spurs held on to beat the Mavericks 93-89 in Game
4. Read more here.
April 29, 2014 - Hawks take series lead with 107-97 win at Indiana Atlanta's
Mike Scott hit Indiana with the first 3-point barrage Monday night. The
Hawks' defense staggered the Pacers with some late stops. Now Atlanta
is heading home with a chance to deliver the knockout punch to the
Eastern Conference's top seed. Read more here.
April 28, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague MVP for April: Alex Tyus, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv When
month of April began, Maccabi Electra had lost five of its previous 8
games, all coinciding with an injury to one of the team's signature
centers. Today, after winning every game it had to win this month,
Maccabi is returning to the Final 4, thanks to Alex Tyus, MVP for
April. Read more here.
April 28, 2014 - Levski Sofia joins ABA League The
new member of ABA League from next season is the famous Bulgarian club
Levski Sofia, which will replace Szolnoki Olaj in the regional
competition. Levski Sofia, founded in 1923, is one of the most famous
clubs in Bulgaria and one of those with the richest basketball
tradition. Read more here.
April 28, 2014 - Titles for EuroLeague Women Trio EuroLeague
Women clubs Rivas Ecopolis, Good Angels Kosice and Wisla Can-Pack all
walked away with their respective domestic championships over the
weekend and in the case of the former, it was a landmark moment. Read
April 28, 2014 - Dario Saric, ABA League Final Four Tournament MVP Unanimously,
well deserved and without any doubt – Dario Saric was voted the MVP of
the Final Four tournament of ABA League. The player in the jersey of
the celebrating team Cibona, which has been born 20 years ago in
Sibenik, dominated in Belgrade and throught the season. Read more here.
April 28, 2014 - Unics, Valencia get big wins before the Eurocup Finals Valencia
Basket Club and Unics Kazan proved to arrive in great shape to the
Eurocup Finals with respective big wins in their domestic competitions
on Sunday. Valencia handed Real Madrid its first Spanish League loss
this season, 105-110. Read more here.
April 28, 2014 - Jordi Bertomeu press conference at ABA League Final Four On
Sunday in Belgrade, Serbia, on the occasion of the ABA League Final
Four, the President and CEO of Euroleague Basketball, Jordi Bertomeu,
held a press conference to discuss with the media his visit and the
cooperation between the two organizations. Read more here.
April 28, 2014 - Slaven Rimac: "Beautiful story" Slaven
Rimac did it! He took Cibona towards the first ever ABA League trophy
in its history and brought the last missing piece to their trophy case.
After a great success, the young tactician did not go euphoric, but
calmly spoke about recently concluded season. Read more here.
April 28, 2014 - Cinciarini earns EuroChallenge Final Four MVP honours Andrea
Cinciarini of EuroChallenge champions Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia was
named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014 edition of the Final Four,
in Bologna. The 27-year-old Italian international was voted by a panel
of experts that included mainly the accredited media at the big event.
Read more here.
April 27, 2014 - Cibona conquers ABA League for 1st time Cibona
has beaten Cedevita in the final in Kombank Arena Belgrade and have
completed their collection of trophies in their trophy case. The
amazing this season's cinderella story of Cibona has ended with a
celebration in the final game of the league over their city rivals
Cedevita. Read more here.
April 27, 2014 - Glorious Reggio Emilia make History Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia stormed past Triumph Lyubertsy in the EuroChallenge
2014 final in Bologna to register a 79-65 triumph and conquer their
first trophy in the history of the club, outside the Italian second
division. James White scored 17 points on 5-of-8 from the floor. Read
April 27, 2014 - Gaziantep prevail in OT, finish third Royal
Hali Gaziantep knocked down Szolnoki Olaj 87-75 in a EuroChallege
third-place game that went into overtime on Sunday in Bologna, to
conclude their maiden European campaign on the podium. Gaziantep kicked
off proceedings in overtime by drilling three consecutive triples. Read
April 27, 2014 - FIBA Europe praises F4 hosts The
traditional EuroChallenge Final Four gala dinner took place at
Bologna's Oratorio di San Filippo Neri. This is the 2nd time in 5 years
that the event returns to the famous Italian city albeit the hosts this
time are not one of the two traditional Bologna clubs but the
neighbouring Reggio Emilia. Read more here.
April 27, 2014 - EuroChallenge Final Game Preview: Triumph vs. Reggio Emilia In
a world where it would it be possible for a coach to borrow a player of
the opposing team just before the big title game, Triumph Lyubertsy
head coach Vasiliy Karasev would not hesitate for a second. "The point
guard, for sure, [Andrea] Cinciarini." Read more here.
April 27, 2014 - Meesseman to miss Belgian Campaign Daniel
Goethals has once again chosen a core of predominantly young players as
Belgium face going into the EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd Qualification
Round without prize asset Emma Meesseman. Noemie Mayombo is expected to
be one of the linchpins of the Belgian team. Read more here.
April 27, 2014 - EuroChallenge 3rd place Game Preview: Szolnok v Gaziantep Szolnoki
Olaj head coach Dragan Aleksic summed up all psychological prep talk
for the third-place clash in the EuroChallenge Final Four, between his
team and Royal Hali Gaziantep, in one sentence. Gaziantep head coach
Jure Zdovc tries to find the right motivation for his players. Read
April 27, 2014 - ABA League Final, Cibona - Cedevita preview In
the final game of 2013/14 season, two Zagreb rivals Cibona and Cedevita
will face themselves in Kombank Arena in the first ever all Croatian
final in the regional competition. Take look at the close up of the
game. ABA League final game will be a game of totally new things for
this league. Read more here.
April 26, 2014 - Playoffs Game 5 bwin MVP: Sasha Kaun, CSKA Moscow Sasha
Kaun saved his best performance for when his team needed it most. The
CSKA Moscow center dominated Friday in leading the Russian champs back
the Final Four with a 74-44 victory over Panathinaikos Athens in Game 5
of the Euroleague Playoffs. Read more here.
April 25, 2014 - Hosts shut down Gaziantep to win Semi Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia beat the defensive-minded Royal Hali Gaziantep in
their own game on Friday night and claimed a 66-55 triumph in the
second semi-final of the EuroChallenge Final Four in Bologna. Read more
April 25, 2014 - Triumph deny brave Szolnok, reach Final The
normally high-scoring Triumph Lyubertsy managed to come up with a plan
B on Friday night in Bologna and grind out a 61-59 victory over
Szolnoki Olaj in the first semi-final of the EuroChallenge Final Four.
Read more here.
April 25, 2014 - NIJT stars can't wait to be part of Final Four For
some players it’s a source of motivation, for others a chance to see
some of the top players at a specific position. Some will have the
opportunity to cheer against their fiercest rivals and others dream of
capturing glory in front of their home fans. Read more here.
April 25, 2014 - 2013-14 All-Eurocup First, Second teams named The
new and expanded 2013-14 Eurocup basketball season had even more action
and drama than ever before. As it does every season, Euroleague
Basketball is pleased to honor 10 deserving stars as members of the
All-Eurocup First and Second Teams. Read more here.
April 25, 2014 - Fan voting for All-Euroleague team is open! Turkish
Airlines Euroleague fans, these are the last days to vote for your
favorite players of the season in order to choose the All-Euroleague
Team for 2013-14! You can vote now and until Monday, April 28! Do not
miss great opportunity to vote for your favorite players. Read more here.
April 25, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 5: a historical playoffs night! The
gates to the Final Four will open for two teams - and close for two
others - in an exciting Friday in which playoffs action will come to an
end. It all goes down to one game for CSKA Moscow, Panathinaikos
Athens, Real Madrid and Olympiacos Piraeus. Read more here.
April 25, 2014 - EuroChallenge Final Four, Semi-Final Preview: Reggio v Gaziantep When
it comes to sport, the enthusiasm and motivation of a hungry newcomer
can produce an effect similar to that of an endless supply of precious
rocket fuel. To win the EuroChallenge, the Italian coach added, would
be like planting the flag on earth's satellite. Read more here.
April 25, 2014 - 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan is sold out! Euroleague
Basketball has announced that all available seats for the 2014 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four in Milan have been sold, assuring that
European basketball’s premier event will once again be played to a
packed house. Read more here.
April 25, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league Final Four Semifinal 2, Cedevita - Partizan NIS In
the second semi-final pair of this season, Partizan NIS and Cedevita
will face in Kombank Arena. For the second time in the history of ABA
League final tournaments, Partizan NIS and Cedevita will face each
other. Read more here.
April 25, 2014 - EuroChallenge Final Four, Semi-Final Preview: Szolnok v Triumph The
most open to predictions EuroChallenge Final Four since 2011 tips off
on Friday evening with the semi-final clash between Szolnoki Olaj and
Triumph Lyubersty. Szolnok head coach Dragan Aleksic thinks that the
work on the offensive glass might be his team's advantage. Read more here.
April 24, 2014 - Blassingame and Saric took Cibona to final In
the first semi-final of ABA League, Cibona has beaten Crvena zvezda
Telekom 75:70 with an excellent contribution by Jerel Blassingame (28
points) and Dario Saric (21). The wolves reached the final for 4th time
in history. Read more here.
April 24, 2014 - Eurocup Coach of the Year: Andrea Trinchieri, Unics Kazan Euroleague
Basketball is pleased to announce that the 2013-14 Eurocup Coach of the
Year is Andrea Trinchieri of Unics Kazan. In his first season on the
Kazan bench, Trinchieri has led the club to next month's Eurocup
Finals. Read more here.
April 24, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 4 bwin MVP: Bryant Dunston, Olympiacos Piraeus Another
stellar performance in the paint in a must-win game from Bryant Dunston
not only extended Olympiacos Piraeus’s season, but for the second game
in a row has earned the big man bwin MVP honors. Dunston is the
Playoffs Game 4 bwin MVP. Read more here.
April 24, 2014 - Spalding introduces UNITE basketballs, designed for each Euroleague team! Euroleague
Basketball and Spalding joined forces once again to bring joy to the
fans of basketball and memorabilia collectors all across the continent.
The two partners are pleased to announce the release of
uniquely-designed UNITE team basketballs. Read more here.
April 24, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league Final Four Semifinal 1, Crvena Zvezda Telekom – Cibona In
the first semi-final pair of this season, Crvena zvezda Telekom and
Cibona will face each other in Kombank Arena. The best placed team and
the biggest surprise team of the regular season are about to meet in
the first semi-final of 2014 Final Four tournament in Belgrade. Read
April 24, 2014 - 2013-14 Eurocup Rising Star Trophy winner: Bojan Dubljevic, Valencia Basket Euroleague
Basketball is pleased to announce Bojan Dubljevic of Valencia Basket as
the back-to-back winner of the Eurocup Rising Star Trophy. The
22-year-old center is the first man to win this award twice. Read more here.
April 23, 2014 - Gigli recovers in time for Final Four Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia big man Angelo Gigli has been cleared to play in the
EuroChallenge Final Four, which tips off on Friday. The 31-year-old
Italian international had sustained a grade-two strain of his right
hamstring in late March but has re-joined his team-mates in practice.
Read more here.
April 23, 2014 - Boshkov casts net wide for Bulgaria Bulgarian
head coach Georgi Boshkov has cast his net wide after announcing 23
players on his preliminary roster ahead of the EuroBasket Women 2015
2nd Qualification Round this summer. Donneka Hodges could once more
suit up for Bulgaria this summer. Read more here.
April 23, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 4: it's decision time! The
road to the Final Four continues with playoffs Game 4. Three teams -
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid - have the
opportunity to seal tickets to the Final Four if they win their games,
joining already-qualified FC Barcelona. Read more here.
April 22, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league Special awards winners presented At
the presentational press conference in Kombank Arena, several
individual prizes for special achievements, that will be awarded to
individuals and our clubs during the Final Four tournament, were
presented. Read more here.
April 22, 2014 - Season Awards for Noah, Dubljevic European
big men Joakim Noah, of France, and Bojan Dubljevic, of Montenegro,
earned some much deserved recognition on Monday, on either side of the
Atlantic. Joakim Noah has been named as the NBA regular season
Defensive Player of the Year. Read more here.
April 22, 2014 - Tolo stays, Wauters moves, BLMA changes Australian
center Marianna Tolo is remaining with Tango Bourges, EuroLeague Women
legend Ann Wauters is switching to Villeneuve d'Ascq and there are big
changes at Basket Lattes Montpellier Agglomeration. Read more here.
April 22, 2014 - More history for Nadezhda Orenburg Having
completed their maiden outing at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight where
they also chalked up a first win at the event, Nadezhda Orenburg will
now fight it out for the Russian Championship against holders UMMC
Ekaterinburg. Read more here.
April 22, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 3 bwin MVP: Bryant Dunston, Olympiacos Piraeus A
monster performance in a critical showdown allowed Bryant Dunston of
Olympiacos Piraeus to earn the playoffs Game 3 bwin MVP honors after
leading the Reds to a 78-76 victory over Real Madrid. Read more here.
April 22, 2014 - Diamantidis sets Euroleague career assists record! Dimitris
Diamantidis broke the competition record for career assists by dishing
his 978th for the crucial points to let Panathinaikos Athens get its
first playoffs victory this season in Game 3 of its series with CSKA
Moscow. Read more here.
April 22, 2014 - EuroChallenge Final Four Contenders in fine fettle Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia, Royal Hali Gaziantep and Szolnoki Olaj will arrive
at the EuroChallenge Final Four on the back of crucial, morale-boosting
wins in their respective domestic championships at the weekend. Read
April 21, 2014 - Aldridge leads Portland over Houston 122-120 in OT LaMarcus
Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard
added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the
Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on
Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Read more here.
April 21, 2014 - James, Wade lead Heat past Bobcats 99-88 in Game 1 Each
of the last two Miami championship runs has been highlighted by moments
where a sharpshooter enters a game and immediately provides a surprise
spark. James Jones got his turn Sunday. James scored 27 points, Wade
added 23. Read more here.
April 21, 2014 - The ideal five of the 2013/14 ABA league season selected The
voting for the ideal five of the past season in the ABA League is over,
which means, that the fans and head coaches of all ABA League teams
have selected the best five players, that compose the ideal team of the
league. Read more here.
April 20, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league Final Four: Interesting facts and figures We
bring you some interesting facts and figures about this year's Final
Four tournament, as well as the ones regarding the history of final
tournaments of our league. All you wanted to know about the Final Four
tournaments in one place. Read more here.
April 20, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 3: The hosts are in must-win mode 2013-14
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs continue with Game 3, as four
best-of-five playoff series change cities, moving to some of the
greatest venues in European basketball – Abdi Ipekci Arena, Peace and
Friendship Stadium, Nokia Arena and the Olympic Sports Center. Read
April 19, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 2 bwin co-MVPs: Ioannis Bourousis and Curtis Jerrells For
the first time all season, the bwin MVP award will be shared by two
players. Real Madrid center Ioannis Bourousis and EA7 Emporio Armani
Milan guard Curtis Jerrells each played pivotal roles in leading their
teams to victory. Read more here.
April 19, 2014 - Pulled hamstring keeps Navarro in Barcelona for Game 3 FC
Barcelona will try to clinch a place in its third consecutive Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Final Four on Sunday without its star player. Juan
Carlos Navarro will not travel to Istanbul to play in Game 3 against
Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul due to pulled hamstring in his right
leg. Read more here.
April 18, 2014 - ABA league Final Four: The showcase of top level talent There
are not many places in world of basketball, where you can watch FIBA
Europe's Young Men's player of the year, two of the top 3 prospects of
Europe, three nominees for the Euroleague Rising Sar Award, as well as
several other top level prospects, all at the same place. Read more here.
April 18, 2014 - Aleksic, Szolnok prepare 2nd stab at F4 Szolnoki
Olaj are fully immersed in the defence of their Hungarian League title
but are also expectantly awaiting their second participation in a
EuroChallenge Final Four. The Hungarian side are facing Triumph
Lyubertsy in the first semi-final on 25 April. Read more here.
April 17, 2014 - The NBA Play-Offs' European angle A
total of 31 European internationals, 21 of which are playing on teams
of the Western Conference, will enter the battle of the NBA play-offs
at the weekend. Tony Parker will be confident of leading the San
Antonio Spurs deep into the play-offs. Read more here.
April 17, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 2: crucial rematches opening-game losers! After
the best-of-five playoffs opened with two blowouts and two overtime
thrillers, Game 2 comes right back at you on Thursday and Friday. It
goes without saying, that the Game 1 winners will look to put
near-locks on their series with second consecutive wins. Read more here.
April 17, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs Game 1 MVP: Ricky Hickman, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv After
four exciting series openers, one man's stellar performance stood above
the rest, and in fact, was the best in the playoffs so far this decade!
Ricky Hickman of Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv earned the bwin MVP honor for
Game 1 with a performance index rating of 36. Read more here.
April 17, 2014 - Real Madrid's Draper breaks arm If
Real Madrid is to return to the Final Four, it must do so without point
guard Dontaye Draper, who will be sidelined for the remainder of the
team's playoffs series against defending Turkish Airlines Euroleague
champion Olympiacos Piraeus due to broken bone in his forearm. Read
April 17, 2014 - Bourges make plans, Xargay stays in Situ The
core of the Tango Bourges team who finished fourth at the EuroLeague
Women Final 8 will return for the 2014-15 campaign, while Marta Xargay
will be with Perfumerias Avenida for two more years. French youngster
Romane Bernies will continue her career at Tango Bourges. Read more here.
April 16, 2014 - Bulgaria hand reins to Mladenov The
Bulgarian Basketball Federation (BFB) announced on Tuesday that its
executive board has appointed Georgi Mladenov as the new head coach of
their senior national team. The 51-year-old Mladenov, has signed a
three-year contract with BFB. Read more here.
April 16, 2014 - Galatasaray's leader, Arroyo, out for Game 2 After
battling admirably through an injury-plagued season all the way to the
Euroleague Playoffs, Galatasaray Liv Hospital now needs to find a way
to overcome an injury to its leader. Carlos Arroyo, injured his left
ankle in 88-61 Game 1 loss against FC Barcelona on Tuesday. Read more here.
April 16, 2014 - Leedham leads Great Britain line-up Tango
Bourges guard Johannah Leedham looks set to once again lead Great
Britain as they prepare to embark on their EuroBasket Women 2015 2nd
Qualification Round later this summer. Leedham led the team to the
brink of the quarter-finals at EuroBasket Women 2013. Read more here.
April 16, 2014 - Kangur, an Estonian Trailblazer in Milan On
Wednesday night in Milan, Kristjan Kangur will be taking a small step
on a basketball court for a man, but an enormous leap for an Estonian
player in Euroleague history. Kristjan Kangur and his team face Maccabi
in the Euroleague play-offs. Read more here.
April 15, 2014 - Can Cibona add last missing piece to trophy cupboard? After
3 years of absence and an amazing journey this season, one of the most
famous clubs from this part of Europe, Cibona has returned to the ABA
League Final Four and will have an opportunity to add the last missing
award to their trophy cupboard. Read more here.
April 15, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series analysis: EA7 Emporio Armani Milan vs. Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv EA7
Emporio Armani Milan and Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv meet again. The last
time that happened at the higher stages of the Euroleague season, they
faced each other in the 1987 and 1988 finals, both of which Milan won.
Read more here.
April 15, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series analysis: CSKA Moscow vs. Panathinaikos Athens Despite
combining for 13 playoffs appearances since since 2005, CSKA Moscow and
Panathinaikos Athens face each other in this phase for the first time
ever, which adds even more anticipation to this historic showdown. Read
April 15, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs, Game 1: pumped up for the playoffs! Here
come the 2013-14 Euroleague Playoffs! All eight teams that survived the
Top 16 just a few days ago now battle in five-game series for a spot in
the Final Four. All four teams of last season's Final Four teams CSKA
Moscow, FC Barcelona, Real Madrid and Olympiacos are back. Read more here.
April 15, 2014 - Nice performance by Nikola Jokic at Hoop Summit Mega
Vizura youngster Nikola Jokic appeared at Hoop Summit in Portland this
weekend for the World Select Team and has shown a decent performance.
USA won in the end with the score 84:73 thanks to the excellent last
quarter by the Americans. Read more here.
April 14, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series analysis: FC Barcelona vs. Galatasaray Liv Hospital Istanbul FC
Barcelona, one of the most consistent teams in Euroleague playoffs
history, takes on a newcomer to this stage, Galatasaray Liv Hospital
Istanbul, in a best-of-five showdown to reach the Final Four. Read more
April 14, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four 2014 presented in Milan! The
one-month countdown to the best weekend in world basketball began
Monday in Milan, Italy with the official presentation of the Turkish
Euroleague Airlines Final Four 2014, which from May 16 to 18 will be
the first event of its kind ever held in the global capital of fashion.
Read more here.
April 14, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs series analysis: Real Madrid vs. Olympiacos Piraeus A
rematch of last season's Turkish Airlines Euroleague final will not be
settled by Real Madrid and Olympiacos Piraeus in one game, but rather a
best-of-five series. Olympiacos looks for its fifth Final Four
appearance in six years in pursuit of a truly historical three-peat.
Read more here.
April 14, 2014 - Szolnok back to winning ways Szolnoki
Olaj bounced back at the weekend from their first defeat in this
Hungarian league campaign and did so in style, enjoying a 20-point rout
of KTE-Duna Aszfalt at home. Peter Lorant led a balanced Szolnok
offence with a game-high 13 points. Read more here.
April 14, 2014 - It's time for the Turkish Airlines Euroleague Playoffs! All
the stations on the road to Milan are now known. Friday’s games
completed the Top 16 and set the stage for the 2014 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Playoffs. Four-mouth-watering series tip off this week
featuring seven former champions! Read more here.
April 14, 2014 - Curry has 47, but Warriors fall 119-117 to Blazers LaMarcus
Aldridge said an overtime thriller over Golden State was good
preparation for the looming postseason. Aldridge had 26 points,
including the go-ahead basket in waning moments of overtime, and Trail
Blazers emerged with 119-117 victory over the Warriors on Sunday night.
Read more here.
April 14, 2014 - Pacers hold on to top spot in East by beating OKC The
Pacers were back to being themselves Sunday. They made shots. They
defended hard for 48 minutes. Lance Stephenson regained his swagger
and, yes, the reeling Pacers even looked like a playoff-ready team.
Read more here.
April 14, 2014 - Torrens takes MVP honours Spanish
star Alba Torrens was voted MVP of the EuroLeague Women Final Eight for
a second time after winning the title with Galatasaray odeabank on the
very same court where she first won it with Perfumerias Avenida three
years ago. Read more here.
April 13, 2014 - Galatasaray lift EuroLeague Women title Galatasaray
odeabank are the new EuroLeague Women champions and the first to hail
from Turkey after they shut down city rivals Fenerbahce 69-58 in an
utterly absorbing conclusion to the Final Eight. Read more here.
April 13, 2014 - UMMC take third to finish on high note Having
relinquished their prestigious trophy, UMMC Ekaterinburg wrapped up
their EuroLeague Women season with a comfortable 80-60 win against
Tango Bourges to take the last place on the Final Eight podium. Read
April 13, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Final preview History
has already been made at the 2014 EuroLeague Women Final Eight and more
will follow when a new champion is crowned on Sunday evening. The title
game sees the first ever all-Turkish final in the tournament. Read more
April 13, 2014 - The heart of Galatasaray When
Ekrem Memnun left Ekaterinburg winless last season with Galatasaray
odeabank, he could barely have imagined that a year later he would be
forty minutes away from the EuroLeague Women title. Read more here.
April 12, 2014 - Gaziantep, Zdovc sign extension Royal
Hali Gaziantep and Jure Zdovc have extended their current contract by a
further two years. With Zdovc in charge, Gaziantep's campaign underwent
a spectacular turnaround which consisted of a 9-9 stretch in the
Turkish BEKO TBL and a run to the EuroChallenge Final 4. Read more here.
April 12, 2014 - Iniguez goes three in a row Fenerbahce
play-caller Roberto Iniguez has already stamped his mark on EuroLeague
Women Final Eight history after clinching a third successive appearance
in the title game, but is aware nobody is likely to care should he fail
to take his team to the title. Read more here.
April 12, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 14 bwin MVP: Justin Dentmon, Zalgiris Kaunas In
a round of games that featured history being made throughout, one man’s
performance stood above the rest. Justin Dentmon dominated for Zalgiris
in leading his team to a sweet 87-80 victory over Real Madrid in the
Lithuanian champs’ final Euroleague game of the season. Read more here.
April 12, 2014 - Euroleague: Defeat for Partizan NIS in last game In
its last Euroleague appearance of the season, Partizan NIS suffered the
defeat on the road in Istanbul against Galatasaray. The black and
whites only scored 55 points, which wasn't enough to overcome the
Turkish obstacle. Read more here.
April 11, 2014 - Fenerbahce set up Derby Final The
next EuroLeague Women champion will be from the city of Istanbul after
Fenerbahce beat Tango Bourges 59-50 to set up a final showdown against
their arch rivals from across the Bosphorus. It will be the first ever
all-Turkish title game. Read more here.
April 11, 2014 - Galatasaray tear up the script There
will be a new EuroLeague Women champion crowned on Sunday after
Galatasaray odeabank stunned Final Eight holders UMMC Ekaterinburg
77-70 in the semi-finals to give Turkish women's basketball another
immeasurable boost. Read more here.
April 11, 2014 - Eurocup Finals Analysis: Unics Kazan vs. Valencia Basket By
all metrics, it’s clear that Unics Kazan and Valencia Basket represent
worthy foes to meet in the Eurocup Finals. While Unics squad has
dominated on the defensive side of the ball, Valencia has been one of
the most prolific offenses. Read more here.
April 11, 2014 - CSKA's Teodosic out for first week of playoffs CSKA
Moscow must start the Turkish Airlines Euroleague's next phase without
the services of former MVP point guard Milos Teodosic, who will miss
Game 1 and Game 2 of the best-of-five playoffs with an ongoing calf
injury, the club announced. Read more here.
April 11, 2014 - Vladovic out 14 days After
they have found themselves in the tough position, thanks to their
three-games long winless streak in Slovenian league for the title,
Union Olimpija head coach Ales Pipan and his players now have another
reason to worry about. Read more here.
April 11, 2014 - Wauters ready to take down Galatasaray EuroLeague
Women legend Ann Wauters endured a miserable time at the Final 8 with
Galatasaray odeabank in 2013, but is now preparing to take down her
former club in this year's semi-finals. She is ready to give UMMC
play-caller Olaf Lange the inside track on her ex-employers. Read more here.
April 11, 2014 - McCoughtry ready for Tango Bourges test Fenerbahce
star and USA national team player Angel McCoughtry is ready for Tango
Bourges to pose a huge physical test when the clubs go up against each
other in the last four of the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. Read more here.
April 11, 2014 - Alba Berlin, Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul to meet San Antonio Spurs in October as part of NBA Global Games 2014 Euroleague
Basketball is proud to announce that two standard-bearing clubs from
its competitions, Alba Berlin and, Fenerbahçe Ülker Istanbul, will face
off next autumn with a powerhouse of the NBA, the San Antonio Spurs, in
the NBA Global Games 2014. Read more here.
April 10, 2014 - Euroleague Basketball hosts Europe's first Google Glass game The
Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 will finish this week with a true
technological flourish as the FC Barcelona vs. Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
game on Thursday will become the first ever in European basketball to
generate content on Google Glass. Read more here.
April 10, 2014 - EuroLeague Women Semi-Final pairings set Last
year's champions and tournament hosts UMMC Ekaterinburg have gone
through group play undefeated and will now take on Galatasaray
odeabank. In the second semi-final, last year's runners-up Fenerbahce
take on French champions Tango Bourges Basket. Read more here.
April 10, 2014 - Hanga, Hungary bide their time If
you only realised that Adam Hanga was playing in his maiden Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season this year because of his spectacular
alley-oop reverse dunk against Fenerbahce in Top 16 Week 13 action, you
are not alone. Read more here.
April 10, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 14: it's crunch time! 2013-14
Euroleague Top 16 rolls to a finish this week with one playoff spot up
for grabs, but the matchups between most of the other seven playoff
teams still very much to be decided. The open playoff spot is between
Galatasaray Liv Hospital and Lokomotiv Kuban Kransodar. Read more here.
April 9, 2014 - Galatasaray snatch last Semi spot Galatasaray
odeabank punched the last remaining ticket for the semi-finals of the
EuroLeague Women Final Eight after claiming a 58-56 win against fellow
Turkish side Kayseri Kaski spor to set up a last four clash with UMMC.
Read more here.
April 9, 2014 - UMMC Ekaterinburg worked hard by gutsy Prague UMMC
Ekaterinburg continued rolling towards a widely predicted return to the
top of the EuroLeague Women Final Eight podium after claiming a 71-56
win against the under-strength ZVVZ USK Prague who bowed out with their
heads held high. Read more here.
April 9, 2014 - Fenerbahce dodge bullet, make Semis Last
year's runners-up Fenerbahce made their way back into the semi-finals
of the EuroLeague Women Final Eight but had to survive a major scare to
take a dramatic 58-57 victory over Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje. Read more
April 9, 2014 - Déjà vu as Bourges edge towards SF spot Tango
Bourges moved to the cusp of successive EuroLeague Women semi-finals
after they completed a rousing 65-52 success against Nadezhda Orenburg
on the third day of the Final Eight in Ekaterinburg. Read more here.
April 9, 2014 - Tikhonenko comes of Age Touted
as a future star of Russian basketball from the moment she first pulled
on a national team vest at youth level, Ksenia Tikhonenko has seemingly
come of age at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. Read more here.
April 9, 2014 - Micic out for a month or more One
of the biggest prospects in ABA League in the past season, point guard
Vasilije Micic of Mega Vizura, who debuted for Serbian senior national
team last summer, will be out for between 4 and 6 weeks with a broken
hand. Read more here.
April 9, 2014 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 2: who will reach the finals? The
road to the 2013-14 Eurocup Finals will be completed this week with the
second and last games in a pair of home-and-away semifinals series.
Those two-game Eurocup Semifinals series, will decide the finalists
based on aggregate score difference when both games are finished. Read
April 8, 2014 - Fenerbahce claim Istanbul derby Fenerbahce
came from behind and overturned a double-digit deficit to seal a
dramatic 68-66 success over arch rivals Galatasaray odeabank on the
second day of the EuroLeague Women Final Eight in Ekaterinburg. Read
April 8, 2014 - UMMC Ekaterinburg stroll into Semis EuroLeague
Women title holders UMMC Ekaterinburg produced another awesome display
of prowess and power to complete a one-sided 83-42 victory against
Tango Bourges and become the first team to reach the Final Eight
semi-finals. Read more here.
April 8, 2014 - Zalgiris: Krapikas replaces Stombergas as head coach Following
several losses in the Lithuanian League, the Lithuanian Cup and the
Euroleague, Saulius Stombergas has resigned as Zalgiris Kaunas's head
coach, the club announced Tuesday. Stombergas, age 40, was promoted to
the head coach spot in late October. Read more here.
April 8, 2014 - Nadezhda take down depleted Prague While
Nadezhda Orenburg celebrated a maiden triumph at the EuroLeague Women
Final Eight with a 57-55 victory against ZVVZ USK Prague, victorious
coach George Dikeoulakos admitted to having mixed emotions afterwards.
Read more here.
April 8, 2014 - Delas is back for Cedevita, Suton and Ray to follow Cedevita,
had some injury problems lately, since no less than three of their
players were out. However, if no new unpredicted troubles occur, they
should travel to the ABA League 2014 Belgrade Final Four tournament in
full strength. Read more here.
April 8, 2014 - Young Guns carry Sparta&K over line Young
guns Ksenia Tikhonenko and Nika Baric propelled Sparta&K M.R.
Vidnoje to a hard-fought 55-48 success against Kayseri Kaski spor on
the second day of the EuroLeague Women Final Eight. Nika Baric came up
with a classy 16 point-performance. Read more here.
April 8, 2014 - Day 1: EuroLeague Women Final Eight temperature check Within
minutes of Diana Taurasi stepping onto court, you got the sense she's
not only looking for another EuroLeague Women title, but with the added
MVP cherry - something which was on top of team-mate Candace Parker's
cake last year. Read more here.
April 8, 2014 - USK Prague squeeze past Bourges ZVVZ
USK Prague racked up an historic first EuroLeague Women Final Eight
success after coming back from behind to pip Tango Bourges 56-51 and
hand a perfect birthday gift to head-coach Natalia Hejkova. Read more here.
April 8, 2014 - Reggio Emilia make leap in Play-Off race EuroChallenge
semi-finalists Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia have taken a significant step
towards securing a play-off berth in the Italian Serie A league, after
defeating Virtus Roma 89-76 at home on Sunday. Ojars Silins came up big
with 21 points. Read more here.
April 8, 2014 - Disciplinary judge rejects protest from Top 16, Round 12 Euroleague
Basketball has announced that a protest by Fenerbahce Ulker Istanbul of
its March 28, 2014 result in a Top 16 home game again EA7 Emporio
Armani Milan at Ulker Sports Arena has been rejected by the
competition's Disciplinary Judge. Read more here.
April 7, 2014 - Fenerbahce continue to roll Fenerbahce
had to work hard to see off a resilient Kayseri side making their Final
Eight debut. That left head-coach Roberto Iniguez simply relieved to
have taken a victory, admitting his team were not at their best. Read
April 7, 2014 - Champions make a statement of intent Reigning
champions UMMC Ekaterinburg showed they are in no mood to relinquish
their coveted EuroLeague Women title after opening up their account
with a breathtaking 80-47 success against Final Eight newcomers
Nadezhda Orenburg. Read more here.
April 7, 2014 - Galatasaray ease past Sparta&K Galatasaray
odeabank went some way to burying their disappointment of drawing a
blank at the EuroLeague Women Final Eight last year by opening this
year's campaign in Ekaterinburg with a 68-61 success against
Sparta&K M.R. Vidnoje. Read more here.
April 7, 2014 - Lyttle honoured in Ekaterinburg The
snowy backdrop to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight in Ekaterinburg is a
stark contrast to the sunshine of the West Indies which 2013 FIBA
Europe Women's Player of the Year recipient, Sancho Lyttle grew up
with. Read more here.
April 7, 2014 - Durant scores 38 but Suns beat Thunder 122-115 For
the 41st game in a row, Kevin Durant scored at least 25 points. Not
even Michael Jordan ever did that. P.J. Tucker, who had to guard Durant
most of Sunday night, scored 11 of his career-high 22 points in the
fourth quarter and Phoenix beat the Thunder 122-115. Read more here.
April 7, 2014 - LeBron scores 38, Heat top Knicks 102-91 LeBron
James couldn't wake up Sunday. He was sluggish when his alarm went off
at 8 a.m. and still in a funk when the Miami Heat and New York Knicks
tipped off five hours later. He eventually got into form, just in time
to perhaps doom the Knicks' playoff chances. Read more here.
April 5, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 13 bwin MVP: Dimitris Diamantidis, Panathinaikos Athens In
a week of brilliant performances, a Euroleague legend stood above them
all. Dimitris Diamantidis is the Top 16 Round 13 bwin MVP after leading
Panathinaikos Athens to the playoffs with a 69-60 victory over Unicaja
Malaga. Read more here.
April 5, 2014 - On this day: Historical success of Bosna Sarajevo On
this day, exactly 35 years ago, the former ABA League member and one of
the founding members of our competition, Bosna Sarajevo, conquerred the
FIBA European Champions Cup, as the first club from our region with
this kind of success. Read more here.
April 5, 2014 - Euroleague: Win for Partizan in last home game Partizan
NIS achieved a victory in their last home game of the season in
Euroleague. In front of 12.505 fans they have downed Zalgiris and
protected their 7th place in the standings in Top 16 Group F. Davis
Bertans scored 17 points in less than 30 minutes spent on the floor.Read more here.
April 5, 2014 - Papanikolaou navigates in big ports It
was Christmas a few years ago, although it now seems a lifetime away,
when a teenage player who had just joined the youth team of storied
Greek club Aris Thessaloniki received a gift, in the form of a
revelation. Read more here.
April 4, 2014 - Bologna welcomes the Final Four Representatives
of FIBA Europe, tournament hosts Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia and of the
municipality of Bologna officially presented the EuroChallenge 2014
Final Four at a press conference in the Italian city on Thursday. Read
April 4, 2014 - Reggio Emilia worry over Gigli Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia can do nothing but wait and see whether they will
have to step out at the EuroChallenge Final Four in Bologna without big
man Angelo Gigli. Club announced that the 31-year-old forward/center
underwent on Wednesday an MRI scan. Read more here.
April 4, 2014 - Spanish Armada reveals 2014 Youth plans A
brief glance at the medals table of youth European championships in the
last decade or so serves as a testament to Spanish basketball's
superpower status across all age groups. Sito Alonso moves from head
coach of the U20 national team to the U17 team. Read more here.
April 3, 2014 - Kruslin will help Cibona in Croatian league Filip
Kruslin, who spent last season playing for Split in ABA League and was
without a club this season, returned to Cibona, for which he will play
in the domestic championship. The child of Cibona, who started his
career in Zagreb, is back home again. Read more here.
April 3, 2014 - Major changes in Siroki Primorka After
the end of the ABA League regular season and a huge disappointment for
basketball fans in Siroki Brijeg, as their beloved team has been
relegated from ABA League, Siroki Primorka parted ways with five of
their players. Read more here.
April 3, 2014 - Eurocup: Crvena Zvezda with +11 to Kazan Crvena
zvezda Telekom achieved a victory in their fist semi-final game of
Eurocup against Uniks Kazan. In Belgrade Arena they put on an amazing
defensive performance, perhaps the best of the season and won the game
by 11 points. Read more here.
April 3, 2014 - Eurocup Semifinals Game 1 MVP: Bojan Dubljevic, Valencia Basket The
time has come in the Eurocup to know what champions are made of! Only
four teams are still alive and started the Semifinal series this week
with the respective openers and when the dust settled, Bojan Dubljevic
of Valencia Basket emerged as MVP of the week. Read more here.
April 3, 2014 - 2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four International Coaches Clinic The
2014 Turkish Airlines Euroleague Final Four International Coaches
Clinic, organised by Giorgio Gandolfi: Sport Marketing, Events and
Communication, will see four respected clinicians bring their coaching
expertise to Milan in one of the weekend’s many parallel events. Read
April 3, 2014 - Radnicki signed with Jovan Novak Radnicki
Kragujevac signed with talented Serbian guard Jovan Novak, who spent
this season playing for KK Vrsac, former Hemofarm, and will stay in
Jezero until the end of the season, the team from Kragujevac confirmed.
Read more here.
April 3, 2014 - Gaziantep momentum snaps in Istanbul Royal
Hali Gaziantep failed on Tuesday to follow up on last week's famous
victory over Turkish league champions Galatasaray, as they lost 71-62
to Anadolu Efes on the road in BEKO TBL action. Baris Ermis had a
game-high 13 points in defeat for the guests. Read more here.
April 2, 2014 - Belgrade will host ABA Adriatic league F4 Tournament According
to the ABA League decision the 2014 Final Four Tournament will be held
in Belgrade from 24.-27.4. It is for the third time that the Serbian
capital will host the most prestigious event of the ABA League season.
Read more here.
April 2, 2014 - ECA Executive Board reviews competition growth, discusses game presentation Euroleague
Commercial Assets Executive Board met in Barcelona to review the growth
in the number of fans following the Turkish Airlines Euroleague
competition through different channels, as well as to discuss various
proposals to improve presentation of games. Read more here.
April 2, 2014 - Sparta&K heartache, TSV Wasserburg joy Sparta&K
M.R. Vidnoje may miss out on EuroLeague Women action next year after
suffering a quarter-final exit in the Russian play-offs, whilst TSV
1880 Wasserburg are celebrating German Cup success. Read more here.
April 2, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 Round 13: the battle goes on! Action,
drama and great basketball are on tap for Top 16 Round 13 as the
longest and most dramatic phase of the Euroleague season races toward
an exciting finish. Four teams have advanced to the playoffs while
eight others continue trying to seize one of four remaining spots. Read
April 1, 2014 - Nenad Miljenovic ABA Adriatic league Round 26 MVP Young
point guard Nenad Miljenovic of Mega Vizura impressed the fans in the
home game of his team in the match against Buducnost VOLI, which the
Serbian side won and became the MVP of the last round of regular
season. Read more here.
April 1, 2014 - ABA Adriatic league National standings: Serbia and Slovenia come out on top Besides
the club's standings, national standings in ABA League also matter,
since they are decisive for the number of teams, that will represent
each country in next season. Even before final matchday of the regular
season, everything is decided regarding the final national standings.
Read more here.
April 1, 2014 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16, Round 13 possibilities FC
Barcelona has clinched 1st place. EA7 Emporio Armani has clinched 2nd
place. Panathinaikos Athens will advance to the playoffs if it defeats
Unicaja Malaga and if Laboral Kutxa Vitoria beats Fenerbahce Ulker OR
if it wins and Olympiacos Pireaus beats Anadolu Efes. Read more here.
April 1, 2014 - Bad day at Office for Reggiana, Szolnok Two
of the four EuroChallenge semi-finalists, Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia and
Szolnoki Olaj, were in action at the weekend and both suffered defeats
on the road. Szolnoki Olaj played withouth one of their top performers,
Peter Lorant, who sat out with an Achilles injury. Read more here.
April 1, 2014 - Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia to host EuroChallenge F4 Grissin
Bon Reggio Emilia has been announced as the host club for the 2014
EuroChallenge Final Four, set to take place from 25-27 April in the
storied stadium PalaDozza. PalaDozza, with a seating capacity of 5,721,
is no stranger to hosting major basketball tournaments. Read more here.
April 1, 2014 - ALBA, Prienai retain Cup Titles in style ALBA
Berlin and Tonybet Prienai successfully defended their respecitve
domestic cup titles in Germany and Lithuania on Sunday and did so by
winning in far more impressive fashion than the first time around. Read
April 1, 2014 - Galatasaray Win Regular Season Title Galatasaray
odeabank added to their Turkish Cup success earlier in the calendar
year by beating arch rivals Fenerbahce to the TKBL regular season title
over the weekend. Shavonte Zellous and Galatasaray downed arch rivals
Fenerbahce to grab the regular season title. Read more here.
April 1, 2014 - Eurocup Semifinals, Game 1: the best of the best! The
march to a 2013-14 champion continues this week with the opening games
of the Eurocup Semifinals! The two-game, home-and-away semifinals
series will be decide the finalists based on aggregate score difference
when both games are finished. Read more here.