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  • No LeBron, no problem as US prepare for World Cup

    No LeBron, no problem as US prepare for World Cup

    The United States will head to next month’s World Cup without LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony or Kobe Bryant, but will remain the team to beat with a potential line-up led by NBA most valuable player Kevin Durant. USA Basketball announced this week...

  • Andorra fend off resilient Malta in final

    Andorra fend off resilient Malta in final

    Malta’s bid to win an historic gold medal in the European Championship for small countries came just short as the men’s team lost to Andorra 66-63 in the final in Gibraltar yesterday to return home with a silver medal. Paolo Di Fonzo’s team came...

  • Malta beat San Marino to reach the final

    Malta are through to the final of the European Championship for small nations (men) after easing past San Marino 89-68 in yesterday’s semi-final in Gibraltar. It will be the first appearance in the title showdown for Paolo Di Fonzo’s men who came...

  • Malta seal their place in semi-finals

    The Maltese national team at this year’s Euro Championship for small nations (men), currently under way in Gibraltar, chalked up their second win from as many matches yesterday to make sure of top place in Group B. The team led by coach Paolo di...

  • Maltese boys seal U-16 title at Ta’ Qali

    Maltese boys seal U-16 title at Ta’ Qali

    The Malta U-16 boys national team produced a strong second-half performance at the pavilion yesterday to see off Gibraltar 59-33 in the final match from the European Championship Division C tournament and win the junior title for the first...

  • Malta Under-16 teams make encouraging start

    Malta Under-16 teams make encouraging start

    The national Under-16 teams enjoyed a winning start to the FIBA Europe Division C Championship, currently being played at the Pavilion in Ta’ Qali. The girls’ team are leading the table with two wins after producing fine displays in their opening...

  • MBA to host Euro U-16 tournaments at the Pavilion

    The boys and girls Under-16 Division C European Championships will be played at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion between June 30 and July 5. The Malta Basketball Association (MBA) said in a statement that they had been engaged in lengthy discussions with the...

  • Spaniard to represent Malta in Taiwan finale

    Spaniard to represent Malta in Taiwan finale

    Carles Teixido has won the first Maltese qualifier for the Red Bull King of the Rock after an exciting final with David Bugeja at Valletta’s Great Siege Square. Transformed into a basketball court, the famous square hosted the finals with the...

  • Spurs beat Heat to clinch NBA title

    Spurs beat Heat to clinch NBA title

    The San Antonio Spurs delivered a decisive end to LeBron James’ two-year reign atop the basketball world by routing the Miami Heat 104-87 on Sunday to win the NBA Finals four games to one. San Antonio trailed by 16 in the game’s first seven...

  • Red Bull King of the Rock final on Saturday

    Last weekend, Pjazza Tignè was transformed into a top-of-the-league basketball court as almost 50 players of varying abilities, including national team members and regular street players, battled it out at the first ever Red Bull King of the Rock...

  • Red Bull King of the Rock Qualifier

    Red Bull King of the Rock Qualifier

    All is set for the Red Bull King of the Rock Malta Qualifier which kicks off with the participation of 50 players at the Pjazza in Tigné Point on Saturday morning. The one-on-one basketball challenge will involve members of the national team among...

  • Stolp prolongs Floriana BC stay

    Stolp prolongs Floriana BC stay

    Floriana Basketball Club yesterday announced that coach Chris-toph Stolp will again be leading the team next season in the MBA Division One league. The club said they had reached an agreement with Stolp to carry on with his head coach duties for...

  • Thunder’s Durant topples James to net MVP award

    A humbled Kevin Durant heaped praise on his Oklahoma City Thunder team-mates and called his mother the true MVP after winning the National Basketball Association’s top individual honour . With his mother looking on proudly from the audience and...

  • King of the Rock tournament in Malta

    King of the Rock tournament in Malta

    The prestigious one-on-one street basketball tournament, the King of the Rock which is sponsored by Red Bull, will be staged on our shores with the official qualifiers being played at Tigne Point, in Sliema, on May 24. The top 16 players will then...

  • Athleta champions

    Athleta champions

    Athleta A-Z Electronics won the fifth and decisive game in the BOV League final play-offs against BUPA Luxol to be crowned champions for the 10th time, yesterday. BUPA Luxol 68Athleta A-Z Electronics 77 (6-26, 20-18, 15-21, 27-12) Athleta are the...

  • Luxol win to set up title decider

    Luxol win to set up title decider

    BUPA Luxol kept their title hopes alive after edging past rivals Athleta A to Z Electronics in extra-time to level the final series at 2-2. The fifth and decisive game will be played at the Ta’ Qali pavilion on Thursday at 3pm. Athleta A-Z...

  • Athleta strike first blow in final

    Athleta A to Z Electronics produced a strong performance to beat BUPA Luxol 94-85 in game one of the best-of-five play-off final series on Sunday. BUPA Luxol 85Athleta A TO Z Electronics 94 (25-20, 13-24, 18-29, 29-21) Athleta launched their bid...

  • Luxol ease past Athleta in game one

    Luxol ease past Athleta in game one

    Honey Athleta 39Caffe Moak Luxol 61 (12-18, 7-7, 9-19, 11-17) Caffe Moak Luxol prevailed over an erratic Honey Athleta side to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five final series. More had been expected of Athleta who were undermined by their poor...

  • Athleta set up Luxol clash

    Athleta set up Luxol clash

    Athleta A to Z Electronics came out on top in the third and decisive match of their semi-final against ReMax Siġġiewi to set up a title showdown against rivals BUPA Luxol. The first match from the best-of-five series is scheduled for...

  • Depiro girls dethroned

    Caffe Moak Luxol and Honey Athleta will be contesting this year’s St James women’s league final after bagging a second victory in the best-of-three semi-final series, yesterday. Luxol ended the reign of outgoing champions Depiro after a 60-51...

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