June 30, 2013 - Spain grab Gold in dramatic blockbuster Spain
were crowned EuroBasket Women 2013 champions for the first time in two
decades after they edged out hosts France in a breath-taking and
dramatic 70-69 blockbuster in Orchies. Alba Torrens scored 21 points.
Read more here.
June 30, 2013 - Terrific trio take Turkey to Bronze A
trio of scintillating performances by the big-hitters of Turkey led
them past Serbia 92-71 to ensure they took the last spot on the podium
with a bronze medal at EuroBasket Women 2013 in Orchies. Read more here.
June 30, 2013 - EuroBasket Women 2013, Final day Time
to find out who will be the EuroBasket Women 2013 Champion. In Final
game at 20.00 CET, Spain will meet France. Few hours before final game,
at 17.00 CET, Serbia and Turkey will fight for Bronze medal. Read more here.
June 29, 2013 - PGE Turow pens deals with Wisniewski, Zigeranovic PGE
Turow Zgorzelec continued building a new-look squad by signing Lukasz
Wisniewski to a two-year deal and re-signing Ivan Zigeranovic.
Wisniewski (1.86 meters, 28 years old) is a point guard, who led AZS
Koszalin in scoring last season with 14.2 points per game. Read more here.
June 29, 2013 - Stelmet Zielona Gora retains services of Sroka Polish
champion Stelmet Zielona Gora ensured that it will have the veteran
leadership of Marcin Sroka in its lineup for its debut Turkish Airlines
Euroleague campaign by signing the swingman to an additional two-year
contract. Read more here.
June 28, 2013 - Fab France extract revenge, make Final Host
nation France made up for their semi-final loss against Turkey at
EuroBasket Women 2011 by grinding out a 57-49 success in front of a
jubilant crowd in Orchies to book a final date with Spain. Read more here.
June 28, 2013 - CAI Zaragoza re-signs veteran guard Llompart CAI
Zaragoza continued to ensure the core of its team will remain intact
for its Eurocup debut by re-signing veteran guard Pedro Llompart for an
additional two seasons. Llompart (1.85 meters, 31 years old) originally
joined Zaragoza last summer. Read more here.
June 28, 2013 - Appeals judge reduces one Panathinaikos Athens sanction The
Euroleague Appeals Judge on Friday issued decisions on two appeals made
by Panathinaikos Athens of earlier decisions by the competition's
independent disciplinary judge concerning incidents at the team’s home
court during the 2012-13 season. Read more here.
June 28, 2013 - Spain swamp Serbia to soar into Final Red-hot
and rampant Spain are just one final step away from topping the
EuroBasket Women 2013 podium after they preserved their unbeaten status
with a ruthless and impressive 88-69 semi-final demolition of Serbia.
Read more here.
June 28, 2013 - Turkish Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds and Regular Season Draw Criteria There
will be a seeded draw, placing teams into an eight team bracket. Teams
will be separated into four seeds according to the Club Ranking
described in this appendix. Teams entering the draw following a
renouncement will be seeded according to the Club Ranking. Read more here.
June 28, 2013 - 12 Europeans picked up in NBA Draft It
began with Canada's Anthony Bennett and 59 picks later, the 2013 NBA
Draft was coming to a close with the announcement that Latvia's Janis
Timma had been picked up by the Memphis Grizzlies. Read more here.
June 28, 2013 - Unicaja Malaga adds forward Kuzminskas One
of the most promising forwards in Europe switched Turkish Airlines
Euroleague teams on Friday, when Unicaja Malaga announced the arrival
of Mindaugas Kuzminskas, who inked a two-year deal with his new club.
Read more here.
June 28, 2013 - EWE Baskets keeps scoring ace Jenkins EWE
Baskets Oldenburg kept getting ready for the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Qualifying Round by re-signing shooting guard Julius Jenkins
for one more season, the club announced Friday. Jenkins averaged 13.5
points and 2.6 rebounds in 45 German League games last season. Read
June 28, 2013 - 2012-13 Alexander Gomelskiy Trophy winner: Georgios Bartzokas, Olympiacos Piraeus The
2012-13 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season will always be one to
remember for Georgios Bartzokas. In just his second opportunity to head
a Euroleague bench, Bartzokas took on the challenge of coaching a
defending champion. Read more here.
June 28, 2013 - CSKA Moscow lands two-time champ Hines One
of the best defensive big man in continental basketball switched
Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouses on Friday, when CSKA Moscow
announced the arrival of undersized center Kyle Hines, who inked a
two-year deal. Read more here.
June 28, 2013 - EuroBasket Women Semifinals Time
for new excitements, time for semifinals. Spain will have to go nine
games unbeaten to land gold but, standing in the way of win number
eight, is semi-final opponent Serbia, who are still enjoying their
remarkable fairytale run. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - Dumerc saves hosts in epic with Sweden Celine
Dumerc rescued France to the delight and relief of packed house in
Orchies, as the EuroBasket Women hosts won a quite breathtaking and
dramatic quarter-final clash 87-83 against a superb but crestfallen
Sweden. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - Strasbourg IG locks up promising Toupane Strasbourg
IG ensured that one of its top young players will be on board when the
club plays the Euroleague next season by signing swingman Axel Toupane
to a two-year contract extension. Toupane has been a part of the
Strasbourg system since he was 15 years old. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - Turkey turn over Belarus, into semis Turkey
are just forty minutes away from successive Eurobasket Women Final
appearances after they eventually shrugged off dogged Belarus to take a
55-41 victory and advance to the semi-finals in Orchies. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - Olympiacos Pireaus adds explosive forward Petway Olympiacos
Piraeus added athleticism and power to its frontcourt by inking power
forward Brent Petway to a two-year deal. Petway (2.04 meters, 28 years
old) arrives from A.G.O. Rethymno Aegean, where he averaged 12.9 points
in 34 Greek League games last season. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - Belfius Mons-Hainaut adds size with Love Belfius
Mons-Hainaut bolstered its frontcourt before its Eurocup return this
season by adding center Jason Love, who inked a one-year deal with his
new club on Tuesday. Love (2.06 meters, 25 years old) arrives from Port
of Antwerp Giants. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - Late surge takes Czechs past Italy Czech
Republic moved to the brink of a place at the FIBA World Championship
for Women next year after a late surge lifted them to a 72-68 success
against Italy whose dream of playing in Turkey next year are now over.
Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - Panionios keeps Athanasoulas Panionios
Athens reached a new agreement with forward Giannis Athanasoulas to
stay together next season, the club announced Tuesday. Athanasoulas
(2.02 meters, 26 years old) just finished his third season with
Panionios. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - JSF Nanterre re-signs star guard Meacham French
League champion JSF Nanterre took an important step forwards to keep a
competitive roster in its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut next season
by re-signing guard Trent Meacham for one more year. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - FC Bayern Munich gets Staiger A
Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomer added more fire power to its
roster on Thursday, when FC Bayern Munich announced a deal with sharp
shooter Lucca Staiger, who penned a two-year deal with his new club.
Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season draw set for July 4 The
first calendar event of a new and exciting basketball season – the draw
for the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague – will be held on Thursday,
July 4 in Barcelona at 12:00 CEST. The draw will be held in two parts.
Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - Ratiopharm Ulm lands shooting ace Hess Ratiopharm
Ulm added more fire power to its roster by inking sharp shooter Adam
Hess to a two-year deal, the club announced Thursday. Hess (2.01
meters, 32 years old) arrives from Phoenix Hagen, where he averaged
11.3 points in 37 German League games last season. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - FC Barcelona Regal: Navarro, out two months FC
Barcelona Regal signature star Juan Carlos Navarro will be sidelined
for more than two months due to an ankle injury, the club announced
Thursday. Navarro, age 33, will undergo surgery on July 19 to fix all
his injury problems. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - EuroBasket Women Quarterfinals, Day 2 Yesterday
we got first two semifinalists, Serbia and Spain. Today, another two
quarterfinal games. In first game today at 17.00 CET, Turkey vs.
Belarus and later at 20.00 CET France vs. Sweden. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - Cedevita signed Ivan Ramljak Ivan
Ramljak found a new club only ten days after he underwent an operation
on his left hand. Cedevita offered him a multi-year contract. The
22-year-old power forward from Mostar, will join his new club on the
first day of the pre-season practicing camp. Read more here.
June 27, 2013 - Jasmin Hukic moves to Novo mesto One
week after the signing of the new coach Aleksandar Dzikic Krka started
to form a new team. The first on the list for 2013/14 season is Jasmin
Hukic (33, 204). Hukic is well known figure in the ABA League and also
a winner from 2005, when he was playing for Hemofarm. Read more here.
June 26, 2013 - Cool heads take Spain to semis Spain
eased into the last four of EuroBasket Women 2013 and wrapped up a FIBA
World Championship for Women spot in the process, as Alba Torrens and
Sancho Lyttle combined for 52 points in a 75-58 win against Czech
Republic. Read more here.
June 26, 2013 - Lokomotiv Kuban keeps All-Eurocup forward Brown One
of the best players in the 2012-13 Eurocup will get his chance to make
his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut, as Lokomotiv Kuban announced a
two-year agreement with power forward Derrick Brown, who re-signed his
contract until the end of the 2014-15 season. Read more here.
June 26, 2013 - Proposed team list for 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague The
proposed list of participating teams for the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines
Euroleague has been distributed this week for review by the members of
the Euroleague Commercial Assets Executive Board. Read more here.
June 26, 2013 - Promising first tests for 3 contenders The
U18 national teams of Turkey, Croatia and Serbia have produced highly
encouraging performances in warm-up games at the start of their
preparations for the U18 European Championship Division A. Read more here.
June 26, 2013 - Panathinaikos keeps scorer Curry Panathinaikos
Athens reached a new agreement with scoring guard Ramel Curry to stay
together for a full season, the club announced Wednesday. Curry joined
Panathinaikos in May to help the team in the last two games of the
Greek League regular season and the playoffs. Read more here.
June 26, 2013 - Laboral Kutxa adds size with Hamilton Laboral
Kutxa Vitoria bolstered its froncourt by inking big man Lamont Hamilton
to a two-year deal on Wednesday. Hamilton (2.08 meters, 29 years old)
arrives from Bilbao Basket, where he was chosen to the latest
All-Eurocup team. Read more here.
June 26, 2013 - Maccabi Electra, Smith agree for two more years After
a second straight strong season together, Maccabi Electra and swingman
Devin Smith agreed to stay together for two more. Smith (1.96 meters,
32 years old) agreed to terms on a new contract that will keep him in
Tel Aviv through the end of the 2014-15 season. Read more here.
June 26, 2013 - Cedevita Zagreb lands Repesa on bench Cedevita
Zagreb put a veteran head coach in charge of the team, raising
expectations ahead of its 2013-14 Eurocup campaign. The Croatian side
has handed rains to Jasmin Repesa, signing a four-year deal, team
announced Monday. Read more here.
June 26, 2013 - CAI Zaragoza re-signs Rudez CAI
Zaragoza keeps getting ready for its Eurocup debut in the 2013-14
season by re-signing versatile forward Damjan Rudez to a two-year deal,
the club confirmed Wednesday. Rudez averaged 10.7 points in 39 Spanish
League last season - his first with Zaragoza. Read more here.
June 26, 2013 - EuroBasket Women Quarterfinals, Day 1 Expectations
for both Serbia and Italy weren't huge heading into EuroBasket Women
2013 and after a roller-coaster ride for both, they find themselves a
mere 40 minutes away from a semi-final spot and booking their place at
the FIBA World Championship for Women next year. Read more here.
June 25, 2013 - Greece take EuroBasket Women 2015 spot After
suffering the disappointment of missing out on a berth at EuroBasket
Women 2013, Greece have made amends by becoming the first team to
successfully qualify for EuroBasket Women 2015. Read more here.
June 25, 2013 - Zalgiris Kaunas brings back coach Zouros A
familiar face is back to a Turkish Airlines Euroleague powerhouse when
the announcement Tuesday that Zalgiris Kaunas inked head coach Ilias
Zouros to a two-year deal. Zouros, returns to the Euroleague after
finishing the 2011-12 season with Anadolu Efes Istanbul. Read more here.
June 25, 2013 - Lokomotiv Kuban tabs scoring ace Simon Eurocup
reigning champion Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar improved its backcourt
weeks before its Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut by inking swingman
Krunoslav Simon to a two-year deal on Tuesday. Read more here.
June 25, 2013 - Euroleague coaches meet to plan new season The
annual Euroleague Head Coaches Meeting, which addresses everything from
refereeing to marketing in preparation for the upcoming season, took
place on Monday and Tuesday in Barcelona. Read more here.
June 25, 2013 - Unics Kazan hires Trinchieri as head coach Unics
Kazan will have a new face on the sidelines this season after hiring
Andrea Trinchieri to serve as the team's head coach. Unics and
Trinchieri signed a one-plus-one-year deal in which the club holds the
option for the second season. Read more here.
June 25, 2013 - Elan Chalon adds swingman Bostic Elan
Chalon-sur-Saone remained busy building a strong team for the upcoming
season with the signing of swingman Josh Bostic, who arrives from
Belgian side Belfius Mons-Hainaut. Bostic averaged 15.3 points and 4.5
rebounds per game last season. Read more here.
June 25, 2013 - Ratiopharm Ulm keeps forward Schwethelm Ratiopharm
Ulm signed forward Philipp Schwethelm to a two-year contract.
Schwethelm (2.00 meters, 24 years old) played for Ulm last season on
loan from FC Bayern Munich. He averaged 7.2 points and 3 rebounds over
14 Eurocup games. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Spain shut down Turkey to Win group Spain
are yet to taste defeat at Eurobasket Women 2013 after inflicting a
first loss on fellow medal candidate Turkey, via an impressive 61-48
win which guaranteed top spot in Group E as both teams head for the
quarter-finals in Orchies. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Brose Baskets inks scoring guard Smith Brose
Baskets Bamberg started its preparation for the 2013-14 Turkish
Airlines Euroleague season by signing scoring guard Jamar Smith to a
two-year deal, the club announced Monday. Smith (1.91 meters, 26 years
old) arrives from Altshuler Shaham Galil Gilboa. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Panathinaikos keeps highlight reel stud Gist Panathinaikos
Athens re-signed forward James Gist for two more seasons, the Greek
champs announced Monday. Gist (2.06 meters, 26 years old) joined the
Greens in a mid-season trade with Unicaja Malaga and proceeded to
average 7.8 points, 4.4 rebounds. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Oldenburg brings back point guard Joyce German
League runner-up EWE Baskets Oldenburg is heading into the Turkish
Airlines Euroleague Qualifying Rounds with a trusted hand back at point
guard as Dru Joyce was re-signed on Monday, the club announced. Read
June 24, 2013 - PGE Turow inks top Polish prospect Karolak Polish
league finalist PGE Turow Zgorzelec signed one of the top young players
in Poland, swingman Jakub Karolak (1.96 meters, 20 years old) , to a
three-year deal, the club announced Monday. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Valencia Basket agrees to three-year deal with Lucic Valencia
Basket has come to terms on a three-year deal with forward Vladimir
Lucic, who arrives from Turkish Airlines Euroleague side Partizan m:ts
Belgrade. The contract will go into effect after the player
successfully completes his physical examination. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Sweden seal last Quarter-Final spot Sweden
took the last remaining quarter-final spot at EuroBasket Women 2013
courtesy of a hard-fought 75-72 win against the Slovak Republic who
will miss the last phase in Orchies, along with Montenegro. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Parker headlines France preliminary squad TV
viewers and spectators at EuroBasket 2013 will have the chance to enjoy
the play of one of the biggest stars of the game as Tony Parker
headlines the 17-strong French preliminary squad that was announced on
Monday. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Last Eight joy for triumphant Azzurre Italy
celebrated reaching the quarter-finals of EuroBasket Women 2013 after
overturning a double-digit half-time deficit against Montenegro to rack
up a 60-66 success and leave the hopes of their opponents hanging by a
thread. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Spain hint at Marc-Mirotic frontline Do
not be surprised if reigning European champions Spain line up a
never-before-seen and hugely intriguing frontcourt duo consisting of
Marc Gasol and Nikola Mirotic at September's EuroBasket 2013. Read more
June 24, 2013 - Bryant: Dirk is best Non-US player ever USA
international and Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant has no doubt
in his mind about who he considers to be the best non-American to have
ever played the game of basketball. "Dirk Nowitzki is the best foreign
player of all time, period." Bryant said. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Stelmet Zielona Gora adds power forward Cel Polish
League champion Stelmet Zielona Gora made the first roster addition for
its upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut by signing power forward
Aaron Cel for next season while retaining veteran bench players Mantas
Cesnauskis and Marcin Sroka. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - CSKA Moscow to play NBA teams in the U.S. as part of the Euroleague American Tour 2013 Euroleague
Basketball and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today
announced that CSKA Moscow will make its third trip to North America in
the past five seasons this October when the team headlines the
Euroleague American Tour 2013. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - EuroBasket Women Round 2, Day 6 Last
day of Round 2 on EuroBasket Women in France. Three more games today,
at 14.00 CET Montenegro vs. Italy, 16.30 CET Sweden vs. Slovak Republic
and at 20.00 CET Spain vs. Turkey. Read more here.
June 24, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom lands swingman Schilb Crvena Zvezda Telekom continues building
for its upcoming Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut with the news Sunday
that it has signed one of the competition's top five performers in the
last regular season, swingman Blake Schilb, to a three-year contract.
Read more here.
June 23, 2013 - France top Group F France
beat Belarus 58-50 in Vendee on Sunday to take top spot in Group F and
remain unbeaten at EuroBasket Women. Sandrine Gruda led all scorers
with 18 points as she added shots from range to her dominant post game,
stretching Belarus' defence. Read more here.
June 23, 2013 - Leedham takes Great Britain out on high Great
Britain claimed fifth place in Group F in Vendee on Sunday with an
85-79 win over Croatia behind a near triple-double from Johannah
Leedham. Leedham topped Great Britain's stats in all areas but she also
came up with some big hustle plays at important times. Read more here.
June 23, 2013 - Serbia scrap their way to Final Eight Serbia
are through to the quarter-finals of EuroBasket Women for the first
time in 10 years after holding off a late Czech Republic rally to take
a 75-59 second round win in Vendee. Milica Dabovic led by example once
again. Read more here.
June 23, 2013 - EuroBasket Women Round 2, Day 5 Today's
programme starts at 14.00 CET with Czech Republic vs. Serbia. Serbia
did outstanding job in this Round 2 and they are very close to the next
stage. At 16.30 CET, Great Briatain vs. Croatia and at 20.00 CET
Belarus vs. France. Read more here.
June 22, 2013 - History for Valdemoro, Lyttle shines Flawless
Spain impressed again with a 66-50 victory against Montenegro, made
even more memorable by Amaya Valdemoro making history by becoming the
player with the most appearances for her country. Read more here.
June 22, 2013 - Greece take commanding lead Similar
to the semi-finals, Poland have left themselves a small mountain to
climb when they return home for the second leg of the EuroBasket Women
2015 First Qualification Round Final, losing to Greece 61-46 on
Saturday evening. Read more here.
June 22, 2013 - Fab five from five for terrific Turkey Classy
Turkey again underlined why they are serious contenders for the very
top of the EuroBasket Women 2013 podium after seeing off Sweden 72-51,
to leave the quarter-finals hopes of their opponents hanging in the
balance. Read more here.
June 22, 2013 - Italy keep campaign running A
scorching start to the second half proved to be a launch-pad for Italy
to take a 58-47 second round win against a misfiring Slovak Republic,
as the Azzurre gave their EuroBasket Women 2013 quarter-final prospects
a real shot in the arm. Read more here.
June 22, 2013 - Slovenia without Lorbek at EuroBasket The
FC Barcelona Regal power forward got in touch with Slovenia head coach
Bozidar Maljkovic and national team director Matej Avanzo to inform
them that he would need to follow a two-month long rehabilitation
process and would therefore be unable to play at the EuroBasket. Read
June 22, 2013 - EuroBasket Women Round 2, Day 4 There
were not much surprises in Day 3 of Round 2 on EuroBasket Women. At
today's programme, at 14.00 CET Italy vs. Slovak Republic, 16.30 CET
Turkey vs. Sweden, and 20.00 CET Montengero vs. Spain. Read more here.
June 21, 2013 - Gruda goes for a double-double France
further asserted their dominance over Group F with a 64-49 defeat of
fellow quarter-finalists the Czech Republic. France made the paint
their own again and much of that was down to Sandrine Gruda. Read more here.
June 21, 2013 - Belarus book place in Last Eight Belarus
made it to the final eight of EuroBasket Women with a 71-61 win over
Great Britain, who now require other results to go their way if they
are to progress. Katsiaryna Snytsina scored 15 points including a
hat-trick of three-pointers to power Belarus to victory. Read more here.
June 21, 2013 - Ratiopharm Ulm announced Matt Howard Ratiopharm
Ulm announced on Friday the addition of forward Matt Howard for the
upcoming season. Howard (2.03 meters, 24 years old) arrives from
Chorale Roanne of the French League where last season he averaged 9.6
points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in the competition. Read more here.
June 21, 2013 - Rome announces it will not play in Turkish Airlines Euroleague Prior
to the finalization of the list of teams that will be proposed for
participation in the 2013-14 Euroleague, one club that had earned the
right to register for the regular season, Acea Virtus Rome of Italy,
has announced that it will relinquish those rights to a B-license. Read
June 21, 2013 - Croatia crash out Croatia
were eliminated from EuroBasket Women after a 77-64 defeat to a
defensively solid Serbia who led from start to finish. Ana Dabovic had
been Serbia's star until a knee injury suffered in second quarter was
aggravated to the point where she couldn't continue in the third. Read
June 21, 2013 - JSF Nanterre re-signs Johan Passave Ducteil French
champs and Turkish Airlines Euroleague newcomer JSF Nanterre announced
that Johan Passave Ducteil will stay in the team for two more seasons.
Ducteil averaged 12.2 points and 5.7 rebounds last season to help the
team reach the top of the French championship. Read more here.
June 21, 2013 - Petrovic has faith in Bosnian chances Bosnia
and Herzegovina head coach Aleksandar (Aco) Petrovic is relishing the
prospect of his team competing in EuroBasket 2013 Group B, despite the
fact many have branded it the 'group of death' in the first round. Read
June 21, 2013 - CSKA Moscow lands Shukhovtsov at center Russian
champs CSKA Moscow announced on Friday the addition of center Grigory
Shukhovtsov for the next season with an option for another. Shukhovtsov
(2.11 meters, 30 years old) arrives from Eurocup champs Lokomotiv Kuban
Krasnodar. Read more here.
June 21, 2013 - EuroBasket Women Round 2, Day 3 Day
3 in Round 2 on EuroBasket Women will bring us three great games. At
14.00 CET, clash between Serbia and Croatia. 16.30 CET Great Britain
and Belarus, and last game today, at 20.00 CEZ, France vs. Czech
Republic. Enjoy and Watch ALL GAMES LIVE. Read more here.
June 21, 2013 - LeBron leads Heat to second straight title Victory in Game 7 brought more than another crown for LeBron James and the Miami Heat.
It validated the team and its leader, forever cementing their place
among the NBA's greats. For San Antonio Spurs, it simply compounded the
misery of a championship that got away. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Turkey don't skip a beat, flatten Italy Turkey
booked their quarter-final spot at EuroBasket Women 2013 as they
cranked up their defence and shot the lights out from downtown to
breeze past Italy 66-46. The win not only confirms their spot in the
quarter-finals, but also that of Spain who thumped the Slovak Republic.
Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Spanoulis heads Greek preliminary squad Newly-appointed
Greece head coach Andrea Trinchieri could be spoiled for choice in the
run-up to September's EuroBasket in Slovenia, after naming on Thursday
an 18-strong preliminary squad of remarkable depth. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Swedish aggression silences Montenegro A
re-energised Sweden re-discovered their aggressive streak to overcome
Montenegro 69-58 in a bruising second round encounter at EuroBasket
Women 2013 in Lille. Lars Johansson had his players back on track right
from the outset and looking hungry for the victory. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Sizzling Spain saunter past Slovakia Still
looking like a team steadfastly focused on wreaking havoc against
anyone they meet, Spain followed up their demolition of Sweden with
another powerful performance which should make their rivals sit up and
take notice. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Siena win Italian marathon for 8th Title Montepaschi
Siena brought the longest post-season in Europe to an end on Wednesday
by defeating Acea Virtus Roma 79-63 on the road and clinching their
seventh consecutive and eighth overall Italian Serie A league title.
Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Panathinaikos Athens adds young guns Pappas, Jankovic Greek
League champion Panathinaikos Athens has landed two of the most
promising young players in European basketball, small forward Vladimir
Jankovic and scoring guard Nikos Pappas, both of whom inked respective
three-year deals with the Greens on Thursday. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - EuroBasket 2011 MVP Navarro pulls out A
new EuroBasket MVP will be crowned in September as the holder of the
Award, Spain star Juan Carlos Navarro, has admitted publicly that he
will not travel to Slovenia with the reigning champions to defend his
titles from 2011. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Rivas sign Schumacher, Harris to Schio Jose
Hernandez and Rivas Ecopolis have decided to fill their second American
spot with one of the most intriguing acquisitions of the summer, after
managing to get beach volleyball star Kelly Schumacher to tread the
boards again. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Real Madrid reclaim Spanish throne Real
Madrid defeated FC Barcelona Regal 79-71 at home on Wednesday night in
the deciding Game 5 of the Spanish Liga Endesa Finals to win their
first title since 2007 and prevent a three-peat by their arch-rivals.
Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Unics Kazan brings Sokolov back to man the paint Unics
Kazan brought back center Dmitry Sokolov for a second stint with the
club. Sokolov (2.14 meters, 28 years old) previously manned the paint
in Kazan for three seasons between 2006 and 2009, during which he
helped the club win the 2008 Russian Cup. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - CEZ Nymburk re-signs Rancik Perennial
Czech champ CEZ Basketball Nymburk reached a new agreement with power
forward Rado Rancik to keep working together until the end of the
2014-15 season. Rancik averaged 15.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 1.1
steals in 12 Eurocup games last season. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - EuroBasket Women 2013 Round 2, Day 2 Yesterday
Serbia surprised Belarus and proved that there are no underdogs in this
second phase at EuroBasket 2013 in France. We will see if there will be
another more surprises in today's games. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Spanish League finals, Game 5 Real
Madrid won the Spanish League championship for the 31st time and first
time in six years after downing archrival FC Barcelona Regal 79-71 in
the last game of the finals. Felipe Reyes, who had 14 points and 5
rebounds for the winners, was named series MVP. Read more here.
June 20, 2013 - Italian League finals, Game 5 Montepaschi
Siena celebrated its seventh Italian League title in a row and eighth
in club history after downing Acea Roma 63-79 Wednesday in Game 5 to
win the best-of-seven finals 4-1. Bobby Brown led the winners with 18
points, David Moss netted 11 and Matt Janning added 10. Read more here.
June 19, 2013 - Brave Croatia fall to France Once
again there were a host of players who could claim this tag. But Edwige
Lawson-Wade made and finished some of the best plays of the night and
kept up the intensity when Celine Dumerc got her rest. Read more here.
June 19, 2013 - FIBA Europe President Rafnsson passes away FIBA
Europe and FIBA were shocked and saddened to learn on Wednesday evening
of the unexpected passing away of FIBA Europe President Olafur
Rafnsson, age 50. Mr Rafnsson died during a visit to Geneva. Read more here.
June 19, 2013 - Serbia shock Belarus Serbia
stifled Belarus with a slow tempo before pulling away for a 54-48
EuroBasket Women Group F win. Ana Dabovic made a contribution in all
areas with 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals - but
more importantly she set the tone and tempo for her team. Read more here.
June 19, 2013 - Czech Republic rampant from range Czech
Republic were powered to a 66-55 win over Great Britain on the back of
some precision three-point shooting. Tereza Pecková hit her first three
three-point shots and made a big block to prevent the Czech Republic
from slipping behind early on. Read more here.
June 19, 2013 - Unicaja Malaga extends One Team to reach the visually impaired When
the call went out to Euroleague's clubs to join One Team, one of the
first hands that went up in the room belonged to Jose Carlos Gaspar.
Since then, Unicaja Malaga has been one of the positive driving forces
that has helped develop the One Team programme. Read more here.
June 19, 2013 - Youngest ever Germany at EuroBasket The
29-year-old point guard Heiko Schaffartzik is the eldest player on the
17-strong preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2013 that Germany head coach
Frank Menz announced on Tuesday. Dirk Nowitzki is not included on the
list. Read more here.
June 19, 2013 - Female Trio write Officiating history The
first round game between Italy and Spain on Sunday marked the first
time in EuroBasket Women history that a team of three female referees
were officiating. Jasmina Juras of Serbia, Ilona Kucerova of the Czech
Republic and Fabiana Nitu of Romania . Read more here.
June 19, 2013 - EuroBasket Women Round 2, Day 1 It
is time for new excitements on EuroBasketWomen 2013 Basketball
tournament in France. Round 2 is about to start today with three games
scheduled to 14.00 CET, 16.30 CET and 20.00 CET. Read more here.Watch ALL GAMES LIVE.
June 19, 2013 - Heat rally from brink to set up Game Seven decider Miami
Heat forced NBA Finals to a deciding Game Seven after 103-100 overtime
victory over the San Antonio Spurs tied the series at 3-3. Miami
trailed by 13 points in the third quarter but LeBron James turned on
the afterburners to spark a Heat fightback. Read more here.
June 19, 2013 - Aleksandar Dzikic back in Novo mesto Year
2011 was the most successful season in Krka's history and the clubs
didn't forget this. This is just one of the reasons why the management
decided to bring back coach Aleksandar Dzikic, the author of the
Eurochallenge trophy two years ago. Read more here.
June 19, 2013 - Union Olimpija will play in Eurocup Union
Olimpija received a wild-card for the 2013/14 Eurocup on Tuesday. "We
are very happy that we received the official confirmation that we will
play in Eurocup next season, especially becaue it will be even more
attractive in 2013/14 then ever before." said Matevz Zupancic. Read more here.
June 18, 2013 - Greece confirm Final duel with Poland Greece
made no mistake in safely making their way past Israel 66-57 to reach
the Final of the EuroBasket Women 2015 1st Qualification Round where
they will meet Poland. Olga Chatzinikolaou delivered an efficient 12
points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Read more here.
June 18, 2013 - Poland rout Bulgaria to romp to Final Despite
facing what looked to be a daunting 15-point first-leg deficit, Poland
surged into the Final of the EuroBasket Women 2015 1st Qualification
Round after a 65-44 rout of Bulgaria. Poland now wait to see if they
will face Greece or Israel in the two-legged Final. Read more here.
June 18, 2013 - Pekovic, Vucevic in Montenegro squad Take
the Montenegro side that impressed in last summer's Qualification Round
with a 10-0 record, add two of the most promising NBA centers, and you
get a frontcourt that could wreak havoc at EuroBasket 2013. Read more here.
June 18, 2013 - Krasnye Krylia Samara keep coach Bazarevich Krasnye
Krylia Samara reached a new agreement with head coach Sergey Bazarevich
to keep working together until the end of the 2014-15 season, the club
announced Tuesday. Bazarevich, age 48, just finished his second season
with Samara. Read more here.
June 18, 2013 - Crvena Zvezda Telekom signed Jaka Blazic After
days of rumors, it is finally confirmed, Jaka Blazic is new player of
Crvena Zvezda Telekom. Just few days after they finished season, Crvena
Zvezda Telekom is pretty busy. First they agreed with DeMarcus Nelson
extension of his contract, and today signed Blazic. Read more here.
June 18, 2013 - Italian League finals, Game 4 Montepaschi
Siena took a huge step toward its seventh consecutive Italian League
title by winning Game 4 of the best-of-seven playoff finals by 81-71 on
Monday against Acea Roma to lead their series 3-1. Siena could lift the
trophy again with a victory on Wednesday in Rome. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Les Bleues breeze by Brits France
finished the first group stage with a flawless record following a
comfortable 79-47 victory over Great Britain in Trelaze. It was the
turn of Isabelle Yacoubou to be the French star that shone brightest.
Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Stunned Champs out, Italy progress Sancho
Lyttle didn't have her greatest shooting night but finished with
another double-double, this time landing 17 points and 17 rebounds.
Spain threw a defensive blanket over their opponents, helped by
out-rebounding Sweden by 50-36. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Russia and Italy have to sweat it out Defending
champions Russia collected their first win at EuroBasket Women 2013
with a 72-66 victory against Italy, but both sides have been left
sweating on their fate as they await the outcome of the last Group B
game. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Czech Republic set up for Second Stage The
Czech Republic strengthened their position going into the second round
of EuroBasket Women with a 74-68 over Group D rivals Croatia. Katerina
Hindrakova produced her best performance of this, her first senior
championships, scoring 17 points on eight-of-nine shooting. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - BC Azovmash adds Low at point BC
Azovmash Mariupol remains one of the most active teams early in the
off-season market by inking playmaker Derrick Low to a one-year deal on
Monday. Low (1.88 meters, 27 years old) comes off an outstanding season
with Dnipro Dnepropetrovsk. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Serbia seal Second Round spot Serbia
snatched Group C's last spot in the second round with a 62-56 win over
Latvia after a scrappy contest in Trelaze. Once again Jelena
Milovanovic carried the bulk of the scoring responsibility for Serbia.
Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Turkey take Top slot in Group A Unbeaten
Turkey wrapped up their involvement in the first phase of EuroBasket
Women 2013 with a comfortable 66-48 success against Slovak Republic to
confirm their status as Group A winners and take two wins to the second
round in Lille. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Euroleague mourns coaching legend Manel Comas Euroleague
Basketball joins the continental basketball family in expressing its
sorrow at the passing of coaching legend Manel Comas, at age 67. Comas
had a long career which started in the late 1970s as Aito Garcia
Reneses's assistant coach in Cotonificio Badalona. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Montenegro advance and Ukraine go home A
dazzling 29-point display by Jelena Dubljevic catapulted Montenegro to
a 72-60 Group B success against Ukraine and safely into the second
round of EuroBasket Women 2013 in Lille. Alina Iagupova finished with
21 points. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Lithuania lift their mood Already-eliminated
Lithuania restored some pride with 72-67 win over Group D winners
Belarus in their final game at EuroBasket Women 2013. Gabriele
Gutkauskaite scored a team-high 15 points but more importantly hit the
go-ahead three-pointer in the fourth quarter. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Bamberg win fourth Bundesliga in a Row Brose
Baskets Bamberg completed a much more difficult than the result
suggests three-game sweep of EWE Baskets Oldenburg on Sunday night to
clinch their fourth consecutive German BEKO Bundesliga title. Read more
June 17, 2013 - Strasbourg inks forward Leloup Strasbourg
Illkirch-Graffenstaden Basket improved its roster by inking forward
Jeremy Leloup for the next two years, the club announced Wednesday.
Leloup (2.01 meters, 26 years old) arrives from JDA Dijon Bourgogne.
Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Ewe Baskets Oldenburg keeps Kramer Just
once day after finishing a great season, EWE Baskets Oldenburg
announced a new agreement with guard Chris Kramer, who will stay in the
team for one more year. Kramer averaged 10 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.1
assists in 37 German League games last season. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - BC Azovmash inks Lukashov, brings back Pustozvonov BC
Azovmash Mariupol started to get ready for another Eurocup season by
inking playmaker Denys Lukashov and versatile forward Maksym
Pustozvonov to respective deals this weekend. Lukashov (1.90 meters, 24
years old) arrives from BC Donetsk. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - VEF Riga adds size with Berzins VEF
Riga bolstered its frontcourt for the upcoming season by inking forward
Arturs Berzins to a one-year deal. Berzins (2.04 meters, 25 years old)
arrives from archrivals BK Ventspils, where he averaged 8.3 points and
3.5 rebounds in 27 Latvian League games last season. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Galatasaray end 23-Year wait in Turkey Galatasaray
Medical Park signed off a dream domestic season on Saturday night with
a 76-58 victory over Banvit at home to win their first Turkish BEKO
Ligi title in 23 years, and fifth overall in their history. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - Manu Ginobili sparks Spurs to Game 5 win Manu
Ginobili ran onto the floor as fans stood and screamed. He went to the
bench, and they chanted his name. The sights and sounds of so many San
Antonio spring nights were back Sunday - and the real party might be
just a few days away. Read more here.
June 17, 2013 - EuroBasket Women 2013, Day 3 After
very interesting Day 2 at EuroBasket Women 2013 in France, it is time
for new excitements. Today's programme start with Montenegro vs.
Ukraine and Lithuania vs. Belarus at 12.30 CET. Game of the Day is
clash between Serbia and Latvia. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - Superb Sweden stun reigning Champions The
masses of Swedish fans in Vannes will party long into the night after
their team found the upset they needed to claim a famous 68-57 defeat
of defending EuroBasket Women champions Russia. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - France’s flying start continues France
are yet to trail at any point in their opening two games following a
comfortable 76-32 win over Serbia secured their passage to the second
phase of EuroBasket Women. France led the way in all departments but
really made Serbia pay for their mistakes. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - Spanish League finals, Game 4 FC
Barcelona Regal tied the best-of-five Spanish League finals to 2-2 with
a 73-62 win over Real Madrid in Game 4. The deciding Game 5 is
scheduled for Wednesday, June 19. Ante Tomic scored 14 points in the
first quarter, and Barcelona had 23-15 early in the second. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - Turkish League finals, Game 5 For
the first time in 23 years, Galatasaray Medical Park is the Turkish
League champion. Galatasaray thrashed Banvit BK Bandirma 76-58 in Game
5 of the best-of-seven finals series, winning the series 4-1. Read more
June 16, 2013 - Italian League playoffs, finals, Game 3 Montepaschi
Siena made a 21-6 run in the final 4 minutes of the game to edge Acea
Roma 89-81 and take 2-1 lead in the Italian League best-of-seven
finals. Roma led 68-75, but the hosts paced with 14 fourth quarter
points from Bobby Brown rallied for Game 3 victory. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - German League finals, Game 3 Brose
Baskets Bamberg won its fourth consecutive German League title. In Game
3 of the best-of-five finals series, Bamberg rallied from a
double-digit deficit to edge EWE Baskets Oldenburg in overtime 91-88.
Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - Czech Republic bounce back Center
Ilona Burgrová scored 13 points and won the all-important battle in the
paint against a Lithuanian frontcourt that impressed on day one. The
Czech Republic rebounded from their day one defeat to cruise to a 70-49
victory over Lithuania in EuroBasket Women Group D. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - 2nd Spanish win secures Round 2 slot Spain
eased their way into the second round of EuroBasket Women 2013 after
avoiding another late wobble to take a 71-59 Group B success against a
spirited and determined Italy in Vannes. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - Two from two for Great Britain Great
Britain reached the second phase of EuroBasket Women for the second
consecutive competition after a 69-56 success over Latvia made it two
wins from two in Group C. Kim Butler led by example scoring 14 points.
Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - Turkey punches ticket for Second Phase Turkey
produced another classy display after shrugging off a horror start to
see off Montenegro 66-57 and become the first team from Vannes to seal
a place in Round 2 of EuroBasket Women 2013. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - Vesela facing knee surgery Czech
Republic forward Jana Vesela will miss the rest of EuroBasket Women
2013 after scans confirmed she suffered a rupture of her anterior
cruciate ligament during the first quarter of Saturday's defeat to
Belarus. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - Significant step forward for Slovakia Slovak
Republic responded to their opening day loss by taking a sizeable step
towards sealing their place in Lille with a comfortable 75-68
EuroBasket Women 2013 Group B win against Ukraine. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - Belarus secure second victory The
game was won in the paint and Yelena Leuchanka was a big part of the
reason for that, pulling down 12 rebounds to go with 13 points. Some
powerful play in the paint saw Belarus seal their place in the second
phase of EuroBasket Women with a 57-43 win over Croatia. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - EuroBasket Women 2013, Day 2 Day
2 at EuroBasket Women 2013 will start at 12.30 CET with two games.
Slovak Republic vs. Ukraine and Croatia vs. Belarus. Game of the Day is
clash between Turkey and Montenegro. This game is scheduled for 15.00
CET. Read more here.
June 16, 2013 - Galatasaray rounds great domestic season for Eurocup teams The
composition of the 2012-13 Eurocup campaign may go down as one of the
strongest in competition history. With Galatasaray Medical Park lifting
the Turkish League title on Saturday, it brings the number of domestic
leagues won by Eurocup teams this season to nine. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Spain hold off resilient Champions Spain
clung on by their fingernails for a 77-72 win against defending
EuroBasket Women champions Russia, who showed they won't give up their
title without a fight after almost overturning an 18-point deficit.
Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Hosts hammer Latvia This
result was never in doubt but France's 11-0 run at the end of the first
and beginning of the second quarter really crushed any remaining
Latvian resistance as it came when many of France's starters were on
the bench. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Iagupova receives accolade in Vannes Ukrainian
guard Alina Iagupova was presented with her FIBA Europe Young Women's
Player of the Year trophy ahead of her EuroBasket Women debut in
Vannes. Presented by FIBA Board member Lena Wallin-Kantzy, she took
receipt of the accolade. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Czech Republic suffer double despair Belarus
took full advantage of a potentially tournament-ending injury to Jana
Vesela and thrashed the Czech Republic 60-39 in their opening
EuroBasket Women game. The game was only three minutes old when Vesela
fell awkwardly and had to be carried off. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Bulgaria out-defend Poland in first leg Bulgaria
will take a precious 15-point advantage into the second leg of their
semi-final tie with Poland in the EuroBasket Women 2015 1st
Qualification Round, after clinching a 59-44 win in the first game at
home on Saturday. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Red hot Turkey tame tepid Ukraine There
wasn't one since Ukraine had to start well if they wanted to cause an
upset, but were outscored 16-4 by Turkey in a disjointed and erratic
start to their tournament. It was a real team effort by Turkey as
Ukraine struggled to cope with the offensive tide. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Greece hold off Israel on first leg Greece
scored only 26 points in the second half of their semi-final first leg
clash with Israel in the EuroBasket Women 2015 1st Qualification Round,
but held on for a 69-57 win and have the first say in the tie. Read
June 15, 2013 - Azzurre clinch win, spoil Swedish party Italy
took a valuable step towards the second round of EuroBasket Women 2013
after they rode out 64-63 winners in a pulsating and dramatic Group B
match-up against Sweden. Italy came up with a big defensive play in the
last second of the contest. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Fourth quarter gets Croatia home Croatia
had held the lead for less than three minutes of the game prior to the
final quarter but took control with a 15-4 run to open the period.
Croatia got 25 of their points from fast breaks, 18 more than
Lithuania. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Montenegro ease to opening win Montenegro
produced a dominant second-half performance to ease their way to a
77-63 success against Slovak Republic and open their account in
EuroBasket Women Group A. However, they didn't have it all their own
way, especially in the first twenty minutes. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Late revival sees Great Britain win Preparation
paid off for Damian Jennings and his Great Britain side as they
recovered from a seven-point deficit heading into the final quarter to
win 76-68 in their EuroBasket Women opener against Serbia. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Underdogs ready to bite in Group A It
has hardly been the smoothest of preparation for Group A underdogs
Slovak Republic, and head coach Ivan Vojtko isn't expecting life to get
easier in their opener against Montenegro. Play-caller is anticipating
a tough initiation to EuroBasket Women 2013. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Spanish League finals, Game 3 Nikola
Mirotic scored 12 points in the last three-plus minutes to lead Real
Madrid to a 72-84 victory over FC Barcelona Regal and a 2-1 lead in the
best-of-five Spanish League finals. Los Blancos led for much of the
game. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Latvia fire French warning shot Latvia
will be out to cause one of the biggest shocks in EuroBasket Women
history when they open their 2013 campaign against France. The hosts
and silver medalists from last year's London 2012 Olympic Games are
heavy favourites to repeat their success of 2009. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Maccabi Electra extends All-Euroleague center James The
day after its 2012-13 season ended, Maccabi Electra made sure that two
of its most productive players would be back for the next season and
beyond. They announced that it signed a four-year contract extension
with an All-Euroleague Second Team center Shawn James. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Wide open Group D hosts renewed rivalry The
Czech Republic will face a familiar foe in their EuroBasket Women 2013
opener. Lubor Blazek's new-look side are entering a major competition
without either Eva Viteckova or Hana Horakova for the first time since
1999. Read more here.
June 15, 2013 - Italy expect Belinelli to join Squad The
Italian Federation (FIP) announced on Friday a list of 16 players that
have been asked to undergo medical exams in Rome on 23 and 24 July,
with a view to begin preparations in July for EuroBasket 2013. Read
June 14, 2013 - Partizan's Bertans suffers torn ACL Partizan
mt:s Belgrade paid a high price for its victory over Crvena Zvezda
Telekom in Game 4 of the Serbian League finals. Promising forward Davis
Bertans suffered a knee injury, and club announced Friday that Bertans
tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Read more here.
June 14, 2013 - Serbs ready to enact Sister act The
time has come for women's basketball to win its place back in the
spotlight in Serbia, starting at EuroBasket Women. That is the rallying
cry on the eve of the 2013 tournament from Marina Maljkovic as she
prepares to lead an inexperienced group into the first round. Read more
June 14, 2013 - Ohlbrecht will not play for Germany Houston
Rockets big man Tim Ohlbrecht announced on Friday his decision to
follow a personal training programme in the summer rather than joining
the German national team on their EuroBasket 2013 campaign. Read more here.
June 14, 2013 - Herbalife Gran Canaria re-signs Newley Herbalife
Gran Canaria managed to keep one of its best player who helped the team
to get its best domestic results ever, none other than swingman Brad
Newley, who re-signed his contract until the end of the 2013-14 season.
Read more here.
June 14, 2013 - Panathinaikos legend Tsartsaris retires A
signature Turkish Airlines Euroleague player has decided to finish his
career right after adding another title to an outstanding roll of
honors. Kostas Tsartsaris has decided to hang his boots at age 33. Read
June 14, 2013 - Eurocup changes format, expands to 48 teams for 2013-14 season The
12th season of the Eurocup competition will include more teams, more
games and more excitement. Responding to the requests of European
professional clubs, the competition will increase from 32 to 48 teams
in the Regular Season phase. Read more here.
June 14, 2013 - Kochubei hails Ukrainian heart Experienced
playmaker Inna Kochubei has insisted the heart and spirit of Ukraine,
blended with the confidence given to them by head coach Vadim Czeczuro,
will help them flourish on French soil. Ukraine will tangle with
Montenegro, the Slovak Republic and Turkey. Read more here.
June 14, 2013 - LeBron inspires Heat to series-tying win over Spurs LeBron
James had a game-high 33 points to inspire the Miami Heat to a 109-93
victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Thursday as the visitors evened
up the best-of-seven NBA Finals series at 2-2. James went 15-for-25
from the field and added 11 rebounds. Read more here.
June 14, 2013 - Italian League finals, Game 2 Acea
Roma evened the Italian League finals at 1-1 by racing back from a
12-point second-half deficit to beat defending champion Montepaschi
Siena 67-62 in the Italian capital on Thursday. Gani Lawal collected 19
points and 13 rebounds. Read more here.
June 14, 2013 - Israeli League final Maccabi
Bazan Haifa made history Thursday night by taking down Maccabi Electra
Tel Aviv 79-86 at Romema Arena in Haifa to win the Israeli League
championship for the first time. Gal Mekel scored 12 points and dished
2 assists in the fourth quarter alone. Read more here.
June 14, 2013 - Unlucky Bertans to miss EuroBasket Young
Latvian international Davis Bertans has torn the anterior cruciate
ligament (ACL) in his right knee and is expected to be out of action
between six and nine months, consequently missing out on EuroBasket
2013. Read more here.
June 14, 2013 - Hayes to play for Qatar Former
National Basketball Association (NBA) player Jarvis Hayes is going to
play for Qatar national team in FIBA Asia Championship. According to
various sources, Qatar basketball federation was choosing between few
American players, but Hayes became the chosen one. Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - Biedrins in Latvian preliminary Squad Golden
State Warriors center Andris Biedrins, as well as VEF Riga guard
Kristaps Janicenoks, who last suited up for the national team at
EuroBasket 2009, are included on the list and poised to make their
return in a Latvia jersey in September's big tournament in Slovenia.
Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - Batum sees great chance at EuroBasket French
small forward Nicolas Batum is currently on holiday in Paris but is
relishing his national team's prospects at the upcoming EuroBasket in
Slovenia, notwithstanding impeding changes in their frontcourt. Read
June 13, 2013 - Zalgiris next season: reduced budget, young squad Zalgiris
hopes to open a new page in its history by repaying the accumulated
debts in a few years and relying on local talent until the club is
clean of debts. Paulius Motiejunas, Zalgiris GM, held a press
conference today in order to explain the situation. Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - Final selection made by Ukraine Ukraine
head coach Vadim Czeczuro has decided upon his final roster for
EuroBasket Women 2013 in a list which is topped by current FIBA Europe
Young Women's Player of the year Alina Iagupova. Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - EuroBasket 2015 delegation visits Slovenia A
six-member delegation of the Ukrainian Local Organising Committee
(LOC), were hosted by their Slovenian counterparts with the aim of
gaining information regarding the organisation of Europe's flagship
basketball event. Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - Greek League finals, Game 3 Panathinaikos
Athens regained the Greek League title on Wednesday by sweeping
archrival Olympiacos Piraeus. The Greens won the best-of-five finals
after Game 3 at the Peace and Friendship Stadium was abandoned in the
final minutes. Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - Croatian warrior is ready for battle After
sitting out most of EuroBasket Women 2011, Ana Lelas is raring to go as
Croatia prepare to switch from surprise package to having to deal with
increased expectation. Cornerstone of Croatian team, Lelas has been
reflecting on what has been a remarkable couple of years. Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - CSKA Moscow signs shooting guard Fridzon On
the heels of his best Euroleague season to date, Vitaly Fridzon chose
to switch Russian teams and signed a multi-year deal with CSKA Moscow.
Fridzon (1.95 meters, 27 years old) arrives from BC Khimki Moscow
Region, where he has played for the last nine seasons. Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - Turkish League finals, Game 4 Banvit
BK Bandirma edged Galatasaray Medical Park 86-85 at home Wednesday to
stay alive in the Turkish League finals. Banvit won its first game, but
still trails Galatasaray 3-1 in the best-of-seven series, which returns
to Istanbul for Game 5 on Saturday. Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - Serbian League finals, Game 4 Partizan mt:s won its 12th straight Serbian League crown
on Wednesday by routing rival Crvena Zvezda Telekom 52-68 to win the
best-of-five finals series 3-1. Bogdan Bogdanovic was the star of the
show with 17 points – including 10 during a game-breaking first-half
run. Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - German League finals, Game 2 Brose
Baskets Bamberg rallied from 19 points down to stun EWE Baskets
Oldenburg 61-63 on the road to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five
German League finals. Bamberg hosts Game 3 on Sunday aiming for its
fourth straight league championship. Read more here.
June 13, 2013 - Luxembourg shine in small Country Games Basketball
competition of the Games of the Small States of Europe that were held
in Luxembourg from 27 May until 1 June proved to be a huge success,
especially for the host nation. More than 2,500 fans, attended the
women's final between Luxembourg and Iceland Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - Croatia confirm Final list for Trelaze Seeking
to build upon a fifth place finish two years ago, Croatian head coach
Stipe Bralic has revealed the twelve players tasked with meeting that
objective when the action gets underway in Trelaze. Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - Great Britain appoint Prunty as Coach Great
Britain concluded a long recruitment process on Wednesday by announcing
that Cleveland Cavaliers assistant Joe Prunty will steer the national
team at September's EuroBasket 2013 as their head coach. Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - Consolini a surprise omission for Italy Italian
head coach Roberto Ricchini has sprung a surprise with his final
selection for EuroBasket Women 2013, by deciding to leave Famila Schio
guard Chiara Consolini, one of the few players in the candidate list
with any EuroLeague Women experience at home. Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - Ilievski will give 100% at Final bow As
EuroBasket 2013, the tournament where Vlado Ilievski will play his last
game in an F.Y.R. of Macedonia jersey, approaches fast, there is a
precious memory of his international career that he knows he will never
forget. Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - Laboral Kutxa turns to Coach Scariolo One
of the most well-known head coaches in European basketball switched
Turkish Airlines Euroleague teams as Laboral Kutxa Vitoria announced
the signing of a two-year deal with Sergio Scariolo, who previously
coached in more than a decade and a half ago. Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - Russia benefit from U-Turn over Prince In
a dramatic twist of events, Epiphanny Prince will help reigning
EuroBasket Women champions Russia try and defend their title after
being included in the final candidate list. Confusion had reined over
the status of the naturalised guard after she sprained an ankle. Read
June 12, 2013 - CSKA Moscow keeps Jackson, Micov and Zozulin CSKA
Moscow are actively building the team for the next season even though
the season ended just a week ago. The Russian club announced via its
official website that it will keep Aaron Jackson, Vladimir Micov and
Alexey Zozulin for the next season. Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - CSKA Moscow teams up with Moscow orphanage One
of this year's Turkish Airlines Final Four competitors, CSKA Moscow,
has rounded off its season by successfully completing its second One
Team project. CSKA Moscow has chosen to work with a group of children
without parental care (aged 10-15). Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - Spurs rout Heat 113-77 in Game 3 of NBA Finals Danny
Green and Gary Neal aren't NBA royalty like LeBron James. Either
undrafted or unwanted, they were once more likely to be found playing
in summer league or some other country than against the mighty Miami
Heat. Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - Spanish League playoffs, finals, Game 2 FC
Barcelona Regal rallied from a double-digit fourth quarter deficit to
edge Real Madrid 71-72 in a thrilling Game 2 of the best-of-five
Spanish League finals. The series now moves to Barcelona for Games 3
and 4. Madrid led essentially the entire game. Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - Youthful and ready to make a noise Lithuania
finished second in Group C last summer, with six wins from their eight
qualification games. It's sixteen years since Lithuania topped the
podium for the only time in their history and they last made it to the
semi-finals back during 2005. Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - Italian League playoffs, finals, Game 1 Montepaschi
Siena nailed 13 triples on 26 attempts to take 76-85 away victory over
Acea Roma in Game 1 of the best-of-seven Italian League finals. With
couple of long distance shots from Bobby Brown, and the first one from
David Moss, Siena opened game with a 4-14 lead. Read more here.
June 12, 2013 - No dwelling on absent friends Czech
Republic qualified via finishing in fourth spot two years ago in Poland
and followed this up with a disappointing performance at the London
Olympics last summer, losing four of their six games. Read more here.
June 11, 2013 - CSKA Moscow lands Jeremy Pargo CSKA
Moscow started to build its roster for the upcoming 2013-14 Euroleague
season by inking Jeremy Pargo to a two-year deal. Pargo played for two
NBA teams in 2012-13, averaging 7.8 points and 2.6 assists in 25 games
with Cleveland before joining Philadelphia. Read more here.
June 11, 2013 - EuroBasket Women debuts for seven Serbs Marina
Maljkovic has put the finishing touches to her first ever EuroBasket
Women roster and will hand no fewer than seven players a debut at the
event. When Serbia step out in Trelaze at the weekend, less than half
of their roster will have tasted Final Round action. Read more here.
June 11, 2013 - Ratiopharm Ulm re-signed Mason-Griffin In
one of the best comeback stories in European basketball this season,
ratiopharm Ulm has announced that playmaker Tommy Mason-Griffin will
stay with the team for one more season. Mason-Griffin missed the entire
2012-13 season due to a severe knee injury. Read more here.
June 11, 2013 - Planinic ends Khimki chapter After
spending three season with Khimki, Zoran Planinic will be looking for a
new club. The 30-year-old Croatian guard became one of the key elements
of Khimki after joining the club from CSKA Moscow in 2010. Read more here.
June 11, 2013 - Savrasenko joins Russian roster Veteran
Russian center Alexey Savrasenko who, in principal, retired from the
game with the conclusion of the VTB United league finals, might see
action in a fifth EuroBasket after all, in September in Slovenia. Read
June 11, 2013 - Unfathomable expectations Croatia
qualified after finishing in fifth place at EuroBasket Women 2011 and
proceeded to make a historic first ever appearance at the Olympic Games
last summer. This will be the fifth Final Round appearance for Croatia.
Read more here.
June 11, 2013 - Sweden put their faith in Johansson Whatever
outcome at EuroBasket Women 2013, Sweden won't be parting ways with
Lars Johansson after he was handed a contract extension. Federation
have given the play-caller the perfect tonic as he prepares to guide
his nation back to event after a gap of 26 years. Read more here.
June 11, 2013 - Jennings names his first Tournament 12 Damian
Jennings has finalised his first roster ahead of his inaugural
tournament holding the coaching reins for Great Britain. Damian
Jennings was given plenty of food for thought when it came to deciding
on his 12 players to travel to France. Read more here.
June 11, 2013 - Turkish League finals, Game 3 Carlos
Arroyo found an open Ender Arslan in the corner for a three-pointer
with 5 seconds remaining as Galatasaray Medical Park edged BK Banvit
Bandirma on the road 71-72 Monday to take a 3-0 lead in the Turkish
League finals. Read more here.
June 11, 2013 - ABA League with its players at Adidas Eurocamp Six
players from ABA League participated at the Adidas Basketball camp,
which ended in Treviso, Italy on Monday. Adidas Eurocamp is the only
officially sanctioned NBA pre-draft camp outside of the United States
and invites elite players throughout Europe. Read more here.
June 11, 2013 - USA Basketball name assistant coaches for the men USA
Basketball and Syracuse University veteran coach Jim Boeheim, Chicago
Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, and New Orleans Pelicans head coach and
former player Monty Williams, were announced as USA Basketball Men’s
National Team assistant coaches. Read more here.
June 10, 2013 - No place for Pascua in Spanish twelve Lucila
Pascua has suffered the agony of being the last cut for Spain, after
Lucas Mondelo selected his final roster for EuroBasket Women 2013.
Having previously dispensed of Anna Cruz and Leonor Rodriguez, it was
almost inevitable that there would also be a frontcourt casualty. Read
June 10, 2013 - Dealing with the bare bones Latvia
are searching for a fifth successive quarter-final place, their best
performance coming six years ago in Italy when they reached the last
four of the competition, but just missed out on a first medal. Read
June 10, 2013 - Unicaja Malaga tabs shooting ace Toolson Unicaja
Malaga added fire power to its roster by inking shooting guard Ryan
Toolson to a one-year deal on Tuesday, with an option to extend it
until the end of the 2014-15 season. Toolson (1.93 meters, 28 years
old) arrives from Herbalife Gran Canaria. Read more here.
June 10, 2013 - Russia lose Prince, Sniokaite ruled out Russia
will have to defend their title without Epiphanny Prince, whilst
Lithuania have had to replace the injured Greta Sniokaite. Russia have
been left with a backcourt crisis, after Epiphanny Prince was ruled out
of competing at the tournament with an ankle injury. Read more here.
June 10, 2013 - Nanterre take unexpected Win in France No
matter what happens in leagues around Europe that are yet to conclude,
newly crowned French champions Nanterre can rest assured that they have
been responsible for the biggest surprise of the season in the
continent. Read more here.
June 10, 2013 - Does a glass ceiling await? Serbia
sealed their trip to France despite having seen their qualification
hopes balanced on a real knife-edge. They eventually finished second in
Qualification Round Group B with a 6-2 record, squeezing out a
crestfallen Poland in a three-way tie. Read more here.
June 10, 2013 - Heat beat Spurs in Game 2 to tie NBA Finals For
two days following Game 1, the thought was that James needed to do more
for his teammates. Turns out, it was Chalmers and the supporting cast
who did something for James. Chalmers finished with 19 points, and
James had 17 points. Read more here.
June 10, 2013 - German League playoffs, finals, Game 1 In
a game during which neither team had more than a 6-point advantage
throughout 40 minutes, the defending champion Brose Baskets Bamberg
held off EWE Oldenburg 65-63 to take 1-0 lead in the best-of-five
German League finals. Read more here.
June 10, 2013 - Greek League finals, Game 2 Panathinaikos
has come one win away from claiming the Greek League title. The Greens
have taken a 2-0 lead in the playoffs finals series after downing the
current Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos 63-52 in Game 2
of the best-of-five series. Read more here.
June 10, 2013 - Israeli League playoffs, semifinals, Game 5 In
the deciding Game 5 of their semifinals series, Maccabi Haifa downed
Hapoel Eilat 71-68 to win the series 3-2, and earn a place in the
finals. Haifa’s opponent for the title will be the defending champion
Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv. Read more here.
June 9, 2013 - Spanish League playoffs, finals, Game 1 Real
Madrid rallied from 11 points down in the fourth quarter to edge FC
Barcelona Regal 76-72 in a thrilling Game 1 of the best-of-five Spanish
League finals series. Real Madrid finished the first quarter with an
impossible buzzer-beating triple from Sergio Llull for 21-14. Read more
June 9, 2013 - Bulgaria complete Semi-Final line-up Bulgaria
have become the fourth and final team to book their place in the
EuroBasket Women 1st Qualification Round semi-finals, with a 73-65
victory over Switzerland on Sunday. A loss to Bulgaria would have all
three teams in Group B sporting a one-win, one-loss record. Read more here.
June 9, 2013 - Blazek decides Final Round Czech list Czech
Republic play-caller Lubor Blazek has selected his final twelve players
ahead of the start of EuroBasket Women next weekend. Preparing for his
fourth major tournament as head coach of the national team, Blazek has
thrown a surprise by omitting Lenka Bartakova. Read more here.
June 9, 2013 - Greece end Estonian fairytale Greece
have halted the fairytale run of Estonia in the EuroBasket Women 2015
1st Qualification Round, winning 58-43 to advance to the semi-finals.
The task of defeating the group favourites proved too big for the
Estonians. Read more here.
June 9, 2013 - Fleischer puts Israel into Semis A
sensational haul of 17 points and 17 rebounds by Jennifer Fleischer
inspired Israel to both a 72-56 win against the F.Y.R. of Macedonia and
a semi-final place in the EuroBasket Women 2015 1st Qualification
Round. Read more here.
June 8, 2013 - VTB United League finals Game 4 CSKA
Moscow held on to beat Lokomotiv Kuban 54-59 on Friday to win the VTB
United League title for the second straight season and third time in
club history. Sonny Weems starred with 24 points to lead CSKA, which
took the best-of-five series 3-1. Read more here.
June 8, 2013 - Greek League finals, Game 1 Panathinaikos
struck first Friday by taking Game 1 of the Greek League finals 51-64
over Turkish Airlines Euroleague champion Olympiacos Piraeus on the
road at Peace and Friendship Stadium. Roko Ukic led the visitors with
12 points. Read more here.
June 8, 2013 - Turkish League finals, Game 2 Galatasaray
Medical Park took a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven Turkish League finals
by beating Banvit BK Bandirma 80-66 on Friday. Manu Markoishvili made
three three-pointers in a 16-2 third-quarter run that broke the game
open and Galatasaray never looked back. Read more here.
June 8, 2013 - Italian League playoffs, semifinals, Game 7 Acea
Roma and Montepaschi Siena advanced to the Italian League finals after
respectively beating Lenovo Cantu and Cimberio Varese in Game 7s. Roma
and Siena will face off in the best-of-seven finals five years after
last meeting at this stage. Read more here.
June 8, 2013 - Duo shoot Poland into the Last Four Magdalena
Leciejewska and Agnieszka Szott-Hejmej propelled Poland to a 65-56
success against Finland to secure first place in Group C and grab a
semi-final place in the EuroBasket Women 2015 1st Qualification Round.
Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - Avoiding post Olympic blues Great
Britain caused something of a shock when they went into their first
EuroBasket Women tournament two years ago, grabbing an unexpected
victory. Return of Johannah Leedham to the roster is an immeasurable
boost to the prospects of Great Britain. Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - Laboral Kutxa extends fan-favorite Nocioni Small
forward Andres Nocioni (2.03 meters, 29 years old) will remain with
Laboral Kutxa Vitoria for a third straight season – and eighth overall
with the club – after the sides agreed to extend his contract, the club
announced Friday. Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - Can Mondelo find the perfect fusion? Spain
suffered a disappointing early exit two years ago in Poland and didn't
make it to the final phase of the competition, something which ended a
superb record of five successive medal placings. This year is also the
20th anniversary of their only ever EuroBasket Women title. Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - Honti moves to Famila Schio Italian
champions Famila Schio have captured Hungarian guard and former
EuroLeague Women champion, Katalin Honti for the 2013-14 season. Whilst
still only 25 years old, Honti has already celebrated a decade of
playing in EuroLeague Women. Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - Do the Shooters hold the Key? France
finished with a bronze medal at EuroBasket Women 2011 and then bettered
their medal haul with a silver last summer at the London Olympics. The
home side are bidding to land their third EuroBasket Women title,
having topped the podium in both 2001 and 2009. Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - Oldenburg in German Bundesliga Finals EuroChallenge
semi-finalists EWE Baskets Oldenburg will take on reigning champions
Brose Baskets Bamberg in the best-of-five title series of the German
BEKO Bundesliga. Both teams made the most of their home-court advantage
in the play-off semi-finals. Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - Parker wins Game 1 for the Spurs Tony
Parker scored 10 of his game-high 21 points, including the most crucial
basket in the encounter, in the final quarter of Game 1 of the NBA
finals to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 92-88 win over Miami Heat on
the road. Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - Turkey down to 14, Prince fear After
finally reducing his 20-strong candidate list, Turkish head coach
Ceyhun Yildozoglu has revealed he is taking 14 players to play in the
last preparation tournament in France and will therefore not be naming
his final roster until the last minute. Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - Twenty years without Basketball's Mozart It
was raining heavily on the autobahn outside Munich in the evening of 7
June 1993, when a speeding red car drove onto a truck that had
previously crashed through the guard rails and was blocking the lane.
Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - German League playoffs, semifinals, Game 5 Brose
Baskets Bamberg will defend its German League title against EWE Baskets
Oldenburg in the finals after both won their do-or-die Game 5s in the
semifinals at home Thursday. Bamberg bested FC Bayern Munchen 85-66
behind 18 points and 5 assists from Anton Gavel. Read more here.
June 7, 2013 - VTB United League finals, Game 3 Lokomotiv
Kuban won Game 3 of the VTB United League finals by beating CSKA Moscow
69-58 to remain alive in the best-of-five series. Derrick Brown scored
19 points and grabbed 8 rebounds to lead the Eurocup champion. Read
June 7, 2013 - Spurs rally to stun Heat in Game 1 of NBA Finals The
San Antonio Spurs still have that winning NBA Finals formula of good
defense and a little luck on offense. Tim Duncan overcame a slow start
to finish with 20 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Parker banked in a
desperation jumper on a broken play with 5.2 seconds left. Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Bargnani eager for EuroBasket to start Italy
big man Andrea Bargnani had a turbulent season with the Toronto Raptors
in the NBA and regards the upcoming EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia as the
perfect launchpad to recover his fitness and form. Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Unicaja Malaga hands reins to Plaza A
head coach who turned heads last season is changing Turkish Airlines
Euroleague teams for the next one as Unicaja Malaga announced Thursday
that it has signed Joan Plaza to take over its bench for two years.
Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Test for new-look Azzurre Rather
worryingly, a new-look Italy lost their opening qualification game last
summer in Latvia, but the early concerns were blown away when then
subsequently won an impressive seven consecutive games to top Group E
with a 7-1 record. Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Oostende reign in Belgium Telenet
Oostende completed a 3-0 sweep of Belfius Mons-Hainaut on Wednesday
night to successfully defend their Belgian Ethias League title and
conquer the 14th league trophy in their history. Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Muric underwent a surgery A
month and a half after he sustained a difficult injury Dino Muric
underwrnt a surgery on his knee. Union Olimpija's forwards tore the
knee ligaments during the Slovenian league game against Maribor Messer
at the beginning of May and had to skip the whole play-off. Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Heartbreak for Rodriguez, one cut left Spanish
head coach Lucas Mondelo is edging ever closer to determining his final
roster after following up his decision to cut Anna Cruz by ending the
hopes of fellow shooting guard Leonor Rodriguez. Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Valencia Basket extends Rising Star Dubljevic Valencia
Basket kept bolstering its frontcourt for the upcoming future by
reaching a new agreement with big man Bojan Dubljevic (2.05 meters, 21
years old) to extend his contract until the end of the 2015-16 season,
the club announced Thursday. Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Turkish League finals, Game 1 Galatasaray
Medical Park overpowered Banvit BK Bandirma 79-62 to start the Turkish
League finals on the right foot Wednesday. The hosts outscored Banvit
47-27 in the middle two quarters to cancel out a slow start and cruise
to a big win. Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Italian League playoffs, semifinals, Game 6 Both
Italian League semifinals series will go the distance after Acea Roma
and Cimberio Varese won respectively on the road in Game 6s against
Lenovo Cantu and Montepaschi Siena. Roma scored a season-saving 69-74
away victory over Cantu. Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Spanish League playoffs, semifinals, Game 3 The
Spanish League finals will be a rematch of the Turkish Airlines
Euroleague Final Four semifinals after both Real Madrid and FC
Barcelona Regal completes sweeps in their best-of-five series.
Barcelona knocked out Herbalife Gran Canaria with a 62-84 Game 3. Read
June 6, 2013 - Israeli League playoffs, semifinals, Game 4 Hapoel
Eliat recorded a come-from-behind 82-72 victory over Maccabi Haifa to
tie their best-of-five Israeli League semifinals series at 2-2. Haifa
hosts the do-or-die Game 5 for the right to challenge Maccabi Electra
Tel Aviv in the final. Read more here.
June 6, 2013 - Belgian League playoffs, finals, Game 3 Telenet
Oostende repeated as Belgian champion by beating Belfius Mons Hainaut
68-63 in Game 3 to sweep the best-of-five series. Dusan Djordjevic
paced the winners with 16 points, Matt Lojeski drilled 13 and Wes
Wilkinson tallied 10. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - Finland squad reunites surprise package All
but one players on the roster of the Finnish national team that reached
a ninth-place finish at EuroBasket 2011, their best showing in 45
years, have been included in the preliminary squad for next September's
EuroBasket. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - Laboral Kutxa lands playmaker Hodge Laboral
Kutxa Vitoria made its first signing of the summer by inking playmaker
Walter Hodge to a two-year deal, the club announced Wednesday. Hodge
(1.82 meters, 26 years old) arrives from Stelmet Zielona Gora, which he
helped win its first Polish League title last week. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague license allocation criteria The
following criteria for the allocation of licences to participating
teams for the 2013-14 Turkish Airlines Euroleague season were approved
at the Euroleague Commercial Assets shareholders' meeting held on July
5, 2012. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - From atonement to achievement Sweden
topped Qualification Round Group D to finish with a 7-1 qualifying
record, including an impressive home and away double over fellow
qualifiers Spain. The last time Sweden were at a Final Round was in
1987, when they achieved their best ever finish of seventh place. Read
June 5, 2013 - Cibona complete double in Croatia Cibona
Zagreb retained their Croatian A-1 Liga crown and claimed the domestic
double by completing a 3-0 sweep of KK Zadar in the play-off finals.
Zagreb side won 101-83 in Game 3 of the finals and added an 18th
domestic league title to its trophy case in the process. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - ABA League named best referees for the 2012/13 season ABA
League named three best referees for the 2012/13 season. After a
careful considertaion of games, played in all 26 rounds and also at the
Final Four Tournament, Ilija Belosevic, Saso Pukl and Sretan Radovic
were chosen as the best three referees for the 2012/13 season. Read
June 5, 2013 - Union Olimpija courts responsibility Union
Olimpija is aware that corporate social responsibility is an extremely
important aspect of professional sports. This year, in addition to the
club's involvement in various charitable activities, Union Olimpija
published an annual calendar with photos of its players. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - Valencia Basket extends All-Eurocup forward Doellman Valencia
Basket reached a new agreement with Justin Doellman to extend his
contract until the end of the 2014-15 season, the club announced
Wednesday. Doellman was under contract for one more season but both
parts agreed to extend the deal for an extra year. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - New chapter for Champions Russia
arrive after scooping gold two years ago in Poland and having also made
the Olympic semi-finals in London. Staggering eight podium finishes
during the last 18 years and three gold medals in the last decade
alone. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - Good Angels keep Krivacevic, sign Abdi Tijana
Krivacevic is set to play her ninth successive term in EuroLeague Women
after re-signing with Good Angels Kosice, whilst the highly rated
Swedish forward Farhiya Abdi will also move to the club. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - Latvia trim roster to twelve Whilst
Latvia head coach Aigars Nerips is not slamming the door just yet on
his final twelve players for EuroBasket Women 2013, the play-caller has
named his most likely line-up. Heading to a preparation tournament,
Nerips has trimmed his list of players to twelve. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - French League finals, Game 3 JSF
Nanterre took a 2-1 series lead, and is one step away from a historic
success, following 70-60 win over SIG Strasbourg in Game 3. Strasbourg
used five different scorers, including couple of baskets apiece from
Ricardo Greer and Maxime Zainveni. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - Croatian League finals, Game 3 Cibona
Zagreb has won its second consecutive Croatian League title, and 18th
in club history, by sweeping KK Zadar in the best-of-five finals
series. Cibona took a comfortable 101-83 win in Game 3 on Tuesday to
finish its season in style. Read more here.
June 5, 2013 - VTB United League finals Game 2 CSKA
Moscow led from start to finish to down Lokomotiv Kuban 64-54, taking a
2-0 lead in the best-of-five VTB United League finals. Series now moves
to Krasnodar, as CSKA needs only one more win to defend its crown. Read
June 4, 2013 - Heading into the unknown The
Slovak Republic had a sparkling summer last year, riding out winners of
Qualification Round Group C, with seven wins from their eight
qualification games. This is the third consecutive Final Round
appearance for the Slovak Republic, exactly 20 years after their first.
Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Return of Leedham boosts British hopes Great
Britain head coach Damian Jennings has expressed his delight after
marquee player Johannah Leedham confirmed she will participate at
EuroBasket Women. After being named in the initial Great Britain squad,
Leedham was unavailable to join camp as she tried out with WNBA. Read
June 4, 2013 - Pipan to take over at Olimpija F.Y.R.
of Macedonia head coach Ales Pipan will be handed the reins of Union
Olimpija Ljubljana next season, the historical Slovenian club announced
on Tuesday. The 54-year-old tactician and Olimpija have signed a
one-year contract. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Final selection made for Sweden After
not appearing at EuroBasket Women Final Round since the eighties,
Sweden have named the twelve players entrusted with making the most of
their return to the top table. There were a few surprises thrown up by
head coach Lars Johansson. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Younger, still strong squad for Russia New
Russia head coach Fotis Katsikaris announced on Tuesday his 18-strong
preliminary squad for EuroBasket 2013 that, as expected, does not
include Andrei Kirilenko, Victor Khryapa and Sasha Kaun. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Vojtko confirms Slovak Republic roster Slovak
Republic head coach Ivan Vojtko has finalised his roster for EuroBasket
Women 2013, although it was not as he had planned earlier this year.
The play-caller laid out his intentions for the tournament several
months ago. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Solopova and Pikciute miss out Lithuania
have confirmed their roster for EuroBasket Women and it won't include
Marina Solopova or Lina Pikciute, after the duo were the last players
to be released. The decision taken by head coach Algirdas Paulauskas
over Solopova was particularly difficult. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Still punching above their weight Montenegro
grabbed their spot after winning Qualification Round Group B last
summer with a 6-2 record, although they had to rely on coming out on
top in a dramatic three-way tie with Serbia and Poland. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Belgian League playoffs, finals, Game 2 Telenet
Oostende grabbed a 70-81 road win over Belfius Mons Hainaut to take a
2-0 lead in the best-of-five Belgian League finals series and move
within one step of the title. A final 20-0 run in the last five minutes
of the game made the difference for the visitors. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Bulgarian League finals, Game 5 Lukoil
Academic Sofia conquered its 11th Bulgarian League title in a row by
edging Levski Sofia 86-81 in Game 5 to win the series 3-2. Academic
entered the final quarter with a 58-52 advantage, however the visitors
rallied in the last 10 minutes to tie the score at 79-79. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Greek League playoffs, semifinals, Game 3 Olympiacos
Piraeus and Panathinaikos Athens swept their respective Greek League
playoffs series with Game 3 road wins Monday and will again meet in the
Greek League finals. The Reds knocked out AGOR Aegean 67-80 and
Panathinaikos edged Panionios 62-64. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - VTB United League finals Game 1 CSKA
Moscow won the opening game of the VTB United League finals 72-65 over
Lokomotiv Kuban. Aaron Jackson and Andrey Vorontsevich scored 15 points
apiece to pace the winners. CSKA started strong and grabbed an 11-2
lead on a Victor Khryapa triple. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Israeli League playoffs, semifinals, Game 3 Maccabi
Electra completed its sweep of Hapoel Migdal with a dramatic 78-72
victory to advance to the Israeli League finals. It awaits the winners
of the Maccabi Haifa and Hapoel Eilat series, which Haifa leads 2-1
after lasing Game 3 on the road after overtime 78-75. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Italian League playoffs, semifinals, Game 5 Lenovo
Cantu scored a crucial 66-77 away win over Acea Roma to take a 3-2 lead
in their best-of-seven semifinal series, while Cimberio Varese stayed
alive after a thrilling 71-67 home win over Montepaschi Siena in Game
5. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Heat off to Finals, beat Pacers 99-76 in Game 7 LeBron
James scored 32 points and grabbed eight rebounds, ailing Dwyane Wade
matched his postseason high with 21 points, and the Heat ran away from
the Indiana Pacers 99-76 in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference series on
Monday night. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Laboral Kutxa ends relationship with Coach Tabak Laboral
Kutxa Vitoria announced Monday that head coach Zan Tabak would not
return to the club next season. Tabak joined Laboral in November and
triggered a seven-game Turkish Airlines Euroleague winning streak,
which helped the club advance to the Top 16. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Underdogs or a dark horse? Ukraine
punched their ticket by the narrowest of margins, after finishing
second in Qualification Round Group A last summer with a 5-3 record -
the same as Hungary. But crucially, Ukraine did the double over their
rivals. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Joan Plaza leaves Zalgiris The
long lasting rumours of Joan Plaza's departure from Kaunas were
officially confirmed today in a press conference. Zalgiris was unable
to offer a contract that would keep the Spaniard for at least one more
season. Read more here.
June 4, 2013 - Hamann will not resume Germany career German
point guard Steffen Hamann, who last played for the national team at
EuroBasket 2011, has decided to put a definite end to his international
career and will not return at the 2013 edition of the event in
September. Read more here.
June 3, 2013 - Zielona Gora win first Polish title Stelmet
Zielona Gora defeated PGE Turow Zgorzelec 87-78 at home on Sunday to
sweep their rivals 4-0 in the Polish Tauron Basket Liga final series
and conquer the first league title in their history. Quinton
Hosley, who was also named MVP of the finals, scored 22 points. Read
June 3, 2013 - Can the momentum be maintained? Turkey
qualified directly for the tournament after reaching the Final two
years ago, which also led to them reaching the quarter-finals of the
Olympics last summer. Turkey have qualified for their fifth successive
EuroBasket Women Final Round. Read more here.
June 3, 2013 - Swedish Ace, Spanish prospect to Rivas Rivas
Ecopolis have continued to put more pieces in place for next year's
roster, after making a double signing over the weekend with the
addition of Swedish scoring machine Frida Eldebrink and Spanish rising
star Laura Gil. Read more here.
June 3, 2013 - Russia without Khryapa at EuroBasket Viktor
Khryapa, Russia's highest-profile player following Andrei Kirilenko's
retirement for international duty in February, has confirmed he will
not suit up for the national team at EuroBasket 2013 in September. Read
June 3, 2013 - Polish League finals, Game 4 Stelmet
Zielona Gora has won its first-ever Polish League title and has earned
a spot in the Turkish Airlines Euroleague next season. Zielona Gora
downed PGE Turow Zgorzelec 87-78 on Sunday, sweeping the best-of-seven
finals series and making history. Read more here.
June 3, 2013 - Serbian League playoffs, semifinals, Game 3 Crvena
Zvezda Telekom has moved to the finals of the Serbian League playoffs
after rallying to beat Mega Vizura 77-68 on Sunday night. Mega played
without injured Novica Velickovic, but led for more than 30 minutes.
Read more here.
June 3, 2013 - Turkish League playoffs, semifinals, Game 4 Banvit
BK Bandirma has made it to its first ever Turkish League playoffs
finals after downing Anadolu Efes Istanbul 76-65 in Game 4 of their
best-of-five semifinals series. Banvit won the series 3-1, and will
play Galatasaray Medical Park in the finals. Read more here.
June 3, 2013 - Spanish League playoffs, semifinals, Game 2 Real
Madrid and FC Barcelona Regal have come one win away from reaching
Spanish League playoffs finals, after both claimed a 2-0 semifinals
series lead over the weekend. Barcelona edged Herbalife Gran Canaria
77-73 on Sunday in Game 2. Read more here.
June 3, 2013 - German League playoffs, semifinals, Game 4 Both
semifinals series in the German League playoffs will be decided in Game
5, after Bayern Muenchen and ratiopharm Ulm defended their home-courts
in Game 4. Bayern rallied to beat Brose Baskets Bamberg 80-71 on
Sunday. Read more here.
June 3, 2013 - Belgian League playoffs, finals, Game 1 Telenet
Oostende started the best-of-five Belgian League final series in
fashion, routing Mons Hainaut 88-57. Matt Lojeski led five Oostende
scorers in double figures, bagging 17 points, Wes Wilkinson nailed 12,
Dusan Djordjevic 11. Read more here.
June 2, 2013 - Cata-Chitiga and Cruz lose out There
was disappointment for Ana Cata-Chitiga and Anna Cruz, after both were
left out of their nations' rosters. There was yet more agony for Ana
Cata-Chitiga after French head coach Pierre Vincent confirmed she
wouldn't be stepping out for the host nation in Trelaze. Read more here.
June 2, 2013 - Grant Hill retires after 19 seasons Los
Angeles Clippers’ forward Grant Hill has announced his retirement after
19 seasons in the NBA. Hill made the announcement on TNT before Game 6
of the Eastern Conference finals between the Miami Heat and the Indiana
Pacers. Read more here.
June 2, 2013 - Pacers even up series with 91-77 win over Heat Indiana staggered Miami
with one more big punch Saturday night. Now the Pacers have a fighting
chance to pull off a stunning playoff upset. Roy Hibbert did everything
but pull out the boxing gloves in Game 6, finishing with 24 points and
11 rebounds. Read more here.
June 1, 2013 - VTB United League playoffs, semifinals Game 5 CSKA
Moscow used a 4-19 charge that bridged the third and fourth quarters to
pull away from BC Khimki Moscow Region for a 64-87 victory on Friday
and a ticket to the VTB United League finals. CSKA won the best-of-five
semifinals series 3-2. Read more here.
June 1, 2013 - French League finals, Game 2 JSF
Nanterre evened the French League finals at 1-1 following a 79-84
victory over SIG Strasbourg Friday in Game 2 of the best-of-five
series. Trent Meacham scored 26 points to lead Nanterre, which bounced
back from a poor performance in the series opener. Read more here.
June 1, 2013 - Greek League playoffs, semifinals, Game 2 Panathinaikos
Athens and Olympiacos Piraeus both won Friday to take 2-0 leads in
their respective Greek League semifinal series. The Greens routed
Panionios 81-55 and the Reds beat AGOR Aegean 87-72. Read more here.
June 1, 2013 - Polish League finals, Game 3 Stelmet
Zielona Gora is just one victory away from making history after beating
PGE Turow Zgorzelec 82-78 Friday to take a 3-0 lead in the
best-of-seven Polish League finals. Walter Hodge scored 20 points and
dished 5 assists, Quinton Hosley tallied 16 points. Read more here.
June 1, 2013 - Ukrainian League finals, Game 7 Budivelnik
Kiev regained the Ukrainian League crown after defeating rival Azovmash
Mariupol 82-70 in Game 7 of their best-of-seven series on Friday. Leo
Lyons scored 27 points and Malcolm Delaney added 19 to pace the
winners. Read more here.
June 1, 2013 - Serbian League playoffs, semifinals, Game 2 Partizan
mt:s Belgrade became the first team to reach the Serbian League finals,
while Mega Vizura edged Crvena Zvezda Telekom to force a decisive Game
3 in their best-of-three semifinals series. Partizan routed Vojvodina
Srbijagas 61-82 to sweep that series. Read more here.