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Basketball

  • Virtus and Athleta through to final

    Virtus and Athleta through to final

    Virtus Cynergi 77BUPA Luxol 58 (27-12, 18-11, 24-18, 8-17) Virtus confirmed they have a team good enough to challenge for the honours this season as they beat BUPA Luxol to reach the final of the MBA Shield. Pivot Samuel Deguara was unavailable...

  • Lakers veteran Nash out for season with back injury

    Los Angeles Lakers’ point guard Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season, the National Basketball Association team said yesterday. Nash, 40, has battled a bad back and other injuries for years and the latest setback suggests the two-time NBA...

  • Athleta outsmart Floriana in entertaining encounter

    Athleta outsmart Floriana in entertaining encounter

    Athleta A-Z Electronics started their pre-season St James Hospital Shield commitments with a tight victory over Floriana Caffe Del Mar and in another match Virtus Cynergi continued to impress after beating Remax Siġġiewi. Floriana Caffe Del Mar...

  • Depiro beat Luxol as Athleta stay in contention

    The women’s MBA Shield continued with two other matches, Pavi Depiro having the better of Caffe Moak Luxol and Honey Athleta chalking up their first win at the expense of DHL Phoenix. The format adopted for this competition is the same as the...

  • Athleta and Depiro handed KO SF berth

    The draw for this season’s BOV Knockout competitions for the men’s two divisions were held during a press conference at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion yesterday. Malta Basketball Association president Paul Sultana presided the draws in the presence of...

  • Athleta land St James Super Cup

    Athleta land St James Super Cup

    Athleta A-Z Electronics retained the St James Super Cup for a sixth successive season after they cruised past Depiro 119-53 at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion yesterday. It was a dominant performance from the Malta champions who had the game all sewn up by...

  • Luxol edge past Depiro in exciting finale

    Luxol edge past Depiro in exciting finale

    Pavi Depiro 73Caffe Moak Luxol 78 (16-15, 12-18, 21-20, 24-25) As in the Anniversary Tournament final, Luxol and Depiro were engaged in a balanced contest that produced an exciting finish. This time, it was Luxol who prevailed. They fielded their...

  • Athleta win first honour

    Champions A-Z Electronics Athleta secured the first honour of the season after beating rivals BUPA Luxol in the tournament marking the 50th anniversary of the Malta Basketball Association. The six participating teams were pitted into two groups...

  • New season at Hibs nursery

    The Hibernians Basketball Club nursery will again offer a series of training programmes for young players in season 2014/15. At a news conference held recently at the Corradino Pavilion, Charles Deguara, the president of Hibernians BC, said the...

  • Luxol make it four in a row in Super Cup

    Luxol make it four in a row in Super Cup

    Steffi Demartino potted 24 points and Lakeitha Alston 22 as Luxol won the women’s basketball Super Cup for the fourth time in a row after beating Depiro 78-73, yesterday. Siarre Evans, of Depiro, was the match top scorer with 28 points but she was...

  • Floriana unveil new players, sponsor

    Floriana have signed new players to improve their chances of challenging for the main honours in the 2014/15 basketball season which gets underway on Saturday. Besides the new additions to their squad, the Greens have also secured a financial...

  • Depiro girls start the new season on a high

    The competitive season started last weekend with the Anniversary Tournament for women, marking the Malta Basketball Association’s 50th year since the organisation’s inception. With Starlites opting out of all competitions, five teams took part. A...

  • Dominant USA crush Serbia to win World Cup

    Dominant USA crush Serbia to win World Cup

    The United States romped to their fifth basketball World Cup title after overcoming an early deficit to overwhelm the tournament’s surprise package Serbia 129-92 in a one-sided final on Sunday. An athletic US team, missing top NBA players such as...

  • Serbia beat France to join United States in World Cup final

    Serbia continued their remarkable run in the basketball World Cup after a 90-85 win over European champions France late Friday steered them into today’s final against holders United States. The Serbs, who have secured their first World Cup podium...

  • US ease into World Cup final

    Holders United States showed no sign of missing their top players as they breezed into the World Cup final with a commanding 96-68 win over Lithuania. The Americans, competing in Spain with a second-string team, will head confidently into...

  • France stun Spain as Serbia rout Brazil

    Huge upsets lit up the basketball World Cup on Wednesday night as France beat hosts Spain 65-52 while Serbia thumped Brazil 84-56 to set up an intriguing semi-final clash. Holders the United States and Lithuania were to meet in the first semi in...

  • Neto top scores as Brazil seal QF

    Raulzinho Neto had a game-high 21 points as Brazil avenged their defeat four years ago by Argentina and progressed to the quarter-finals of the basketball World Cup with an 85-65 victory. Argentina’s golden generation are coming to the end of the...

  • US to meet Mexico in the last 16 stage

    Holders United States and hosts Spain ended the World Cup preliminary stage with 5-0 records after emphatic wins that pitted them against modest opposition in the first knockout round. The US strolled to a 95-71 victory over Ukraine that sent the...

  • South American giants revel in success

    Brazil and Argentina kept alive their dreams of rekindling past glories after winning in contrasting fashion to reach the World Cup last 16 with a match to spare on Wednesday. Australia and Lithuania also booked their knockout-stage berths on a...

  • US and Slovenia advance as Lithuania suffer

    Holders United States and dark horses Slovenia eased into the basketball World Cup knockout stages with two games to spare but eastern European giants Lithuania left themselves with work to do after a surprise defeat by Australia on...

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