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United Kingdom - Worcester Sign Lithuanian Guard

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WORCESTER Wolves head coach Paul James has utilised the special relationship that the Wolves have with contacts in Lithuania to secure the signing of an exciting young player to add to the Wolves roster.Kastytis Normantas (191-G-85) (6 3) is a 24 year-old athletic combo guard who comes to us highly recommended. He was born and brought up in Kaunas, where he attended their basketball school. This season Normantas has been playing for Bremena in the Lithuanian NKL

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Ireland - Nivea for Men's SuperLeague Round Up

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Hoops shock Northern Conference leaders Killester, UL Eagles hold fast to the top seat of the Southern Conference table with two wins in two days and both UCD Marian and Belfast Star get back to winning ways.

Hoops created a big shock on Saturday night by beating Northern Conference leaders Killester in Clontarf.

Ahmad Smiths side trailed by as much as 16 points by half time but USA big man, Carlton Aaron, netted 36 points to carry his side to victory


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Italy - Martos leaves NSB Napoli

Joe BunnOsvaldo Martorano, CEO of Martos Finanziaria announced his intention to break the contract with NSB Napoli.In the words of Martorano the cause of the decision is the delay in tax payments. NSB got a 6 points penalization last week for that reason. Martos is a financial services provider based in Naples.Despite of Maiorano decision, Martos logo will remain on NSB uniforms till the end of the season if Martorano and Papalia (president of NSB Napoli) will not come to a different agreement


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Italy - Serie A, Top Players of Week 11

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MVP of the week
Ksistof Lavrinovic  (210-C-79) Montepaschi Siena, 23 points (8/12 FG), 8 rebounds, 4 steals
Second week in a row as MVP for the Baltic big man. In this season he's looking more for solutions in the paint. He's shooting 41/64 (64%) by 2 points and 8/14 (57%) by 3 points.

Best Import Player
Gary Neal (193-G-84, college: Towson) Benetton Treviso, 22 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists
At Bologna, Neal made the buzzer beater to win the game


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AUS – Boomers’ Newley out of action after knee-op

ISTANBUL (2010 FIBA World Championship) – Australia international Brad Newley is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines while he recovers from knee surgery.   The Boomers forward, who is playing for Besiktas in Turkey, had an operation to repair a torn meniscus and will now need several weeks of rehabilitation.   Newley has already ...


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GRE – Spanoulis, Vassilopoulos look ahead to Turkey 2010

ATHENS (2010 FIBA World Championship) - Greece know tough battles await them at the 2010 FIBA World Championship next year after being draw in the same Preliminary round group with the host nation Turkey, Russia, Puerto Rico, China and Ivory Coast.   The Greeks, who shocked the United States 101-95 in the Semi-Finals of the event in 2006, will open ...


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Italy - A Dilettanti Weekend Results

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In the Round 15 important defeat for Forli' that loses the first place in standing. 66-68 the final results against Trieste. Decisive the first quarter: 21-9 for the visitors. MVP is Andrea Benevelli (200-F-85) with 13 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. For Forli' 13 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists of Andres Forray (188-G-86). Fortitudo take advantage by the defeat of Forli' and, with the victory against Riva (89-64), is alone at the first place with 13 wins and 1 only defeat

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Turkey - TBL: Round 10 review

Mire ChatmanBanvit - T.Telekom 76-73
Banvit outsmarted Turk Telekom in very important game staying alone on the fourth place in TBL with 7-3 score. Lance Williams (206-C-80, college: De Paul) led the hosts with 18 points and 5 rebounds, while Goran Cakic (207-C/F-80, agency: Beo Basket) added 16 pts and 7 boards. Ersin Dagli (204-F/C-81, agency: Interperformances, college: Alabama) (6 rebs) and Serkan Erdogan (190-G-78, agency: 1x1 Sports) netted 18 pts each in Turk Telekom (6-4)


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Adriatic League - Round 13: Cibona stays on top with 11-2

Marko TomasCedevita - Cibona 72-87
Cibona cruised past Cedevita 72-87 staying on top of the regional championship with 11-2 score. Marko Tomas (201-G-85) led the winners with 25 points. Jamont Gordon (193-G/F-87, college: Mississippi St.) had 21 and Marin Rozic (201-F-83) added 18 pts, plus 7 rebounds. Barisa Krasic (203-F-78) replied with 18 points for Cedevita, who dropped to 5-8


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Serbia - A League: Round 12 review

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Masinac - Beograd 67-83
Beograd grabbed an easy win against Masinac on the road remaining No.1 in Serbian top division with 11-1. Nikola Korac (185-G-86) (8 assists) and Slavko Stefanovic (206-C-81) led Beograd with 14 points each. Nemanja Arsic (214-C-85) collected 12 points for Masinac (6-6).

Metalac - KG 06 94-76
Vladimir Panic (194-F-82) stepped up for Metalac with 24 points and 5 rebounds


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