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GER - U17 Boys participate at international tournament in Manchester

German National Team Coach Frank Menz tests five new players for the WCFM squad


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LIB – Lebanon goes to Turkey with one eye on London 2012

BEIRUT (2010 FIBA World Championship) – Nowhere in Asia is there a bigger appetite for basketball than Lebanon.   For that reason, there was unbridled enthusiasm and a huge sense of relief in the country after the news broke on December 12 that the national team had received a wild card to play at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in ...


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ITA - Pianigiani appointed Italy coach

ROME (FIP) - Italy have appointed Montepaschi Siena boss Simone Pianigiani as the new coach of the national team.   Pianigiani, who has led Montepaschi to the last three Lega A titles and also turned the club into a powerhouse in Europe, will be unveiled to the media on Tuesday.   The 40-year-old has replaced his former boss at the Siena club, ...


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ITA - MR. Stankovic awarded in Pescara

PESCARA (Special guest af Oiko's 10th anniversary ceremony) - Pescara, Italy. A country where Borislav Stankovic will always feel like home. And once more, Italy wanted to reward Mr. Stankovic for his extraordinary life-role in world basketball. This was done on occasion of the 10th anniversary ceremony of Oiko - a longlife partner of FIBA for event, ...


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Olympiakos blasts Unicaja for top of Group B

Linas KleizaOlympiakos - Unicaja 89-68

Olympiakos handed second consecutive Euroleague loss to Unicaja. With this victory the Reds joined Unicaja with 5-2 in Group B. Actually, Olimpyakos is No.1 at this moment as the team from Malaga registered 'only' 18-point win in their first meeting. Linas Kleiza (203-F-85, college: Missouri) stepped up for the winners with 15 points and 10 rebounds


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Plus 7 with less than one minute left in regular time not enough for Khimky, Panathinaikos grabs 82-87 OT win

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Khimky - Panathinaikos 82-87 OT

Panathinaikos celebrated 82-87 overtime win against Khimky last night. That allows the Greek giant to stay on top of Group D with 6-1, while at the same time Khimky dropped to 4-3 but despite this loss has a nice chance to reach TOP 16. Vassilis Spanoulis (193-G-82, agency: Beo Basket) was the leading player in PAO with 24 points. Mike Batiste (203-F-77, college: Arizona St


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Branko Milisavljevic returns to PAOK after six years

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PAOK Thessaloniki landed Branko Milisavljevic (193-G-76, agency: Beo Basket) until the end of the season. The 33-year old point guard is a well known face in Greek basketball where he already played in the past (Marousi, Olympiakos). He was a member of PAOK on season 2002/2003.
Last season, Milisavljevic spent with Cajasol Sevilla. Actually he started it with Lietuvos Rytas and in January joined Cajasol. He helped the team to survive in ACB averaging 8

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Marousi too much for Union Olimpija in Athens

Jared HomanMarousi BC - Union Olimpija 74-62

Marousi stays in the race for TOP 16. The team from Athens was better than Union Olimpija 74-62 improving to 2-5 in Group C. The Slovenian champ fell to 1-6 and its chances for the next stage drastically decreased. Jared Homan (206-C-83, college: Iowa St.) nailed 15 points and grabbed 6 rebounds for Marousi. Mihalis Pelekanos (198-F-81) had 12 and Konstantinos Kaimakoglou (206-C/F-83) delivered 11 pts (6 rebs)


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A2: Round 7 review

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A1, Round 8: Reds face with first loss, Greens join them on top

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Panionios - Olympiakos 96-94 OT
Panionios outsmarted Olympiakos in overtime handing them first loss of the season. Giannis Kalambokis (195-G-78, agency: FCM) was a key player in this excellent victory with 28 points. Tyrese Rice (185-G-87, agency: Priority Sports, college: Boston Coll.) had 17 and Zoran Erceg (210-C/F-85) nailed 16 pts, plus gabbed 6 rebounds. Josh Childress (203-G/F-83, college: Stanford) responded with 19 points and 8 rebounds for the Reds

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