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  • Malta teams to compete in FIBA events next week

    Malta teams to compete in FIBA events next week

    A busy week lies ahead for the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) as all the national teams, from youth level to the seniors, will be involved in FIBA competitions. Tomorrow, the men’s squad, spearheaded by MBA president Paul Sultana, will fly to...

  • Lebron withdraws from Rio consideration – report

    LeBron James has decided to withdraw from US Olympic basketball team consideration for the Rio Games in order to get some rest, the cleveland.com website reported. James, who led the Cavaliers to victory over the Golden State Warriors in a...

  • Cleveland complete comeback to win NBA title

    Cleveland complete comeback to win NBA title

    LeBron James (centre) and Kyrie Irving led the way as Cleveland Cavaliers completed a historic comeback to win the NBA title on Sunday. Trailing 3-1 to outgoing champions Golden State Warriors after four games of the best-of-seven series, the...

  • CSKA Moscow end long drought to clinch Euroleague in Berlin final

    CSKA Moscow end long drought to clinch Euroleague in Berlin final

    CSKA Moscow won their seventh Euroleague title and the first since 2008 after inspired performances by guards Milos Teodosic and Nando De Colo led them to a dramatic 101-96 overtime win over Fenerbahce Istanbul in Sunday night’s final. Ending a...

  • Dream year for super Starlites

    Dream year for super Starlites

    Starlites Basketball Club ended their 2015/16 campaign in style after winning all honours at stake in the men’s competitions organised by the Malta Basketball Association to establish a new record that will probably last for several years to...

  • Luxol beat Hibs to retain title

    Luxol beat Hibs to retain title

    Caffe Moak Luxol retained the Women’s League championship after beating Electrofix Hibernians yesterday to open an unassailable 4-1 lead in the best-of-seven play-off final series. Hibernians Electrofix 38Caffe Moak Luxol 51 (14-10, 8-15, 9-20,...

  • Hibs hit back strongly to stay in title hunt

    Hibs hit back strongly to stay in title hunt

    Hibernians Electrofix 52Caffe Moak Luxol 40 (16-5, 15-10, 13-13, 8-12) Hibs Electrofix are still in the running for the 2015-16 Women’s League after beating Caffe Moak Luxol in Sunday’s third match from the best-of-seven series. Hibs are now...

  • Di Fonzo leaves national team

    Di Fonzo leaves national team

    Paolo Di Fonzo has stepped down as coach of the men’s national team. Di Fonzo, who succeeded Italian compatriot Bruno DiPietrantonio in September 2011, said in a short statement on his facebook page that he left the team due to personal...

  • Luxol land first blow in best-of-seven final

    Luxol land first blow in best-of-seven final

    Caffe Moak Luxol drew first blood in the long, best-of-seven final series after beating Electrofix Hibernians 55-42 in the opening game at the Ta’ Qali pavilion on Sunday. As is the norm when these two teams meet, the match was a tight affair with...

  • Basketball: Virtus champions

    Basketball: Virtus champions

    Virtus Falken Cynergi beat Floriana Café del Mar in the third play-off from the best-of-five final series to complete a 3-0 whitewash and retain the championship trophy in their cabinet for a second year running. Paul Ferrante’s men deserved the...

  • Lakers’ Bryant scores 60 points in final game

    Lakers’ Bryant scores 60 points in final game

    Moments before starting the final game of his stellar 20-year career in the NBA, Kobe Bryant was described as “the greatest” ever to wear the purple and gold by fellow Los Angeles Lakers great Magic Johnson. Bryant, an 18-time All-Star guard who...

  • Hibs, Luxol to figure in first best-of-seven women’s final

    Hibs, Luxol to figure in first best-of-seven women’s final

    Caffe Moak Luxol and Electrofix Hibs will be contesting the first-ever MSV Life Women’s League play-off final series on a best-of-seven format as the two contenders go head-to-head in the opening match on Sunday. Champions Luxol and Hibs broke...

  • Second monthly award for Patus and De Martino

    Chad Patus (Floriana Café del Mar), Steve Sammut (Mellieħa Mr Green) and Steffi de Martino (Caffe Moak Luxol) are the BOV Player of the Month award winners for March 2016, the Malta Basketball Association announced. This is the second time this...

  • Solid start for champions Virtus

    Solid start for champions Virtus

    Floriana Café Del Mar 62Falken Cynergi Virtus 76 (10-27, 18-6, 16-22, 18-21) Virtus started their title defence in the best-of-five final series on the right footing after emerging from a temporary slump before the interval to beat Floriana. Both...

  • Luxol to face Hibernians in women’s final

    Champions Caffe Moak Luxol will face Electrofix Hibs in the MSV Women’s League final after both teams concluded their play-off semi-finals with comfortable victories to seal the best-of-five series in the third tie. Hibs obtained their seventh...

  • Virtus and Floriana reach the final series

    Virtus and Floriana reach the final series

    Gżira Athleta 77Falken Cynergi Virtus 89(21-28, 10-20, 22-21, 24-20) Atheta needed to win this tie to maintain their hopes of contesting the men’s league final for the 14th time in succession. However, they were handicapped by the absence of their...

  • Hibernians, Luxol edge closer to women’s final

    Hibs Electrofix and Caffe Moak Luxol are a game away from reaching the women’s MSV Life National League final after recording a second consecutive victory against Gżira Athleta and PAVI Depiro, respectively, in the best-of-five semi-finals series,...

  • Floriana, Virtus win openers in SF series

    Floriana, Virtus win openers in SF series

    The road to the National League final got underway with the first matches from the best-of-three semi-final play-offs, last weekend. The second ties are now scheduled for next Sunday. Floriana Café Del Mar 87BUPA Luxol 68(18-13, 22-16, 25-15,...

  • Luxol, Hibs seal first ties in last-four play-offs

    Caffe Moak Luxol and Hibs Electrofix started their quest to reach the Women’s League final series with victories over PAVI Depiro and Gżira Athleta, respectively, in the last-four play-offs opener. Luxol conceded the first six points but then took...

  • Floriana topple Virtus to move into play-offs as top team

    Floriana topple Virtus to move into play-offs as top team

    Floriana prevailed in their summit clash with champions Virtus to secure top spot at the end of the first phase. Virtus will take on Gżira Athleta in the semi-final play-off despite the latter’s defeat to Hibs. Luxol lost to Depiro but still...

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