EuroLeague sets new dates for postponed games

Turkish Airlines EuroLeague on Wednesday announced the new dates for the games that were postponed due to coronavirus cases in teams. "Euroleague Basketball has evaluated with all affected teams the best possible options to reschedule each game based on available dates and TV rightsholders' produ

Anadolu Efes defeat city rivals Besiktas 81-74

Anadolu Efes defeated city rivals Besiktas Sompo Sigorta 81-74 in the ING Basketbol Super Lig Round 5 game on Monday. Vasilije Micic and Adrien Moerman led Anadolu Efes to victory, each scoring 18 points at the BJK Akatlar Sport Dome. Bryant Dunston and Tibor Pleiss each produced 12 points for t

NBA plans to start new season in late December

The NBA is eyeing a late-December start to its 2020-21 season, an NBA insider said on Friday. "The NBA is targeting Dec. 22 for the start of the 2020-21 season and a 72-game campaign that finishes before the ‘21 Olympics, sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium," Shams Charania said on Twitte

Panathinaikos defeat Fenerbahce Beko 82-68

Fenerbahce Beko lost to Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 82-68 Thursday in a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 5 game.  The Greek side dominated the first quarter with a score of 22-13 after making a great start to the game. The first half ended 37-30 for Panathinaikos and they had a 6-point advan

NBA: LA Clippers promote Tyronn Lue as new head coach

The Los Angeles Clippers named Tyronn Lue as their new head coach on Tuesday. "The pieces we need are in place – committed ownership, smart management and elite talent, on and off the court, in the NBA’s best market,” Lue said in a statement. "My familiarity with the organizati

EuroLeague: Bayern come back 20 down to beat Fenerbahce

Bayern Munich beat Turkey’s Fenerbahce Beko 75-71 in Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 4 game on Friday. Fenerbahce Beko made a great start to the game, leading the first quarter 28-9. The first half ended 45-25 but Bayern Munich managed to overcome the 20-point deficit in the second half.

NBA: Tyronn Lue hired as new LA Clippers coach

Tyronn Lue is set to join Los Angeles Clippers as its new coach, an NBA Insider quoted sources as saying on Thursday. "Ty Lue has agreed on a five-year deal to become the next head coach of LA Clippers," Adrian Wojnarowski announced. "The Clippers and Lue's representative in contract talks, Andy

CSKA Moscow beat Fenerbahce Beko in overtime

Russian basketball powerhouse CSKA Moscow secured a narrow win Wednesday against Turkey's Fenerbahce Beko, beating their opponents 78-77 in a Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Round 3 game in Istanbul. Both teams fought hard to end regular time at 69-69 as the game went to overtime. Visitors CSKA Mosc

Coronavirus hobbles basketball game in Europe

A Turkish Airlines EuroLeague basketball game Tuesday will not take place because of "multiple" coronavirus cases. "The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season Round 3 game between LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens that was scheduled to be played on Tuesday, October 13, wil

Euroleague board declares Zenit officially lost 2 games

European basketball's governing body announced Wednesday that Russia's Zenit St. Petersburg was officially defeated by Spanish sides TD Systems Baskonia and Valencia. "The Euroleague Basketball Disciplinary Judge has declared that Zenit St. Petersburg loses by the result of zero to twenty (0-20)

NBA: Lakers win 1st finals in decade, clinch 17th title

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 106-93 late Sunday to win their first NBA Finals in 10 years and clinched their 17th title in franchise history.  In a bizarre season mired with COVID-19 and suspended since March, the Western conference champions won the best-of-seven-games Finals

NBA: Heat win Game 5 in NBA Finals

The Miami Heat beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-108 late Friday in Game 5 of the NBA Finals to force a Game 6.  The Eastern Conference champions now trail 3-2 in the best-of-seven series against the Western champions in Orlando, Florida where games resumed in August after the season was suspe

Former WNBA guard Cappie Pondexter reportedly missing

Former WNBA player Cappie Pondexter has been missing for several days, contributing writer for The Athletic Buffalo and The Athletic WNBA, Lyndsey D'Arcangelo said Thursday.  "Cappie Pondexter has been declared a missing person and there is an active investigation going on into her disappear

Basketball: Barcelona coaches contract coronavirus

The manager and assistant coach of Barcelona have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Spanish basketball club announced on Saturday. "FC Barcelona basketball head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and his assistant Darius Maskoliunas have both tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest PCR te

Lakers power past Heat in NBA Finals opener

The Los Angeles Lakers manhandled the Miami Heat 116-98 in game one of the NBA Finals today in a dominant start to their quest for a 17th championship. After a 10-year absence from the championship series, the Lakers returned with a vengeance in the NBA's quarantine bubble in Orlando, Florida An

Heat beat Celtics in Game 6, advance to NBA finals

The Miami Heat defeated the Boston Celtics 125-113 on Sunday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals to advance to the NBA Finals. Heat's big man Bam Adebayo was dominant in the close out game. He finished with 32 points, 14 rebounds and 5 assists. Heat star Jimmy Butler chipped in with 22 poi

Davis, Lakers beat Nuggets to take 3-1 lead in West finals

 The Los Angeles Lakers are a victory away from returning to the NBA Finals — and only another comeback from 3-1 down by the Denver Nuggets can stop them.Anthony Davis scored 34 points, LeBron James had 26 and the Lakers beat the Nuggets 114-108 on Thursday night in Game 4 of the Wester

LeBron, Giannis unanimously selected to All-NBA First Team

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo unanimously were selected to the 2019-20 All-NBA First Team, the league announced Wednesday.  James set the NBA record with his 16th All-NBA Team selection, surpassing the 15 set by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar,

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