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  • Interest in global events to be evaluated says NBA

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said the league would re-open debate about the merits of participating in international events in the wake of Paul George’s gruesome injury, but did not foresee a major shift in policy. George, an Indiana Pacers...

  • Expert coaching and youth set-ups are key for the future

    Expert coaching and youth set-ups are key for the future

    The Malta Basketball Association caught the headlines for the right reasons this summer following the national teams’ participation and fine results obtained at the FIBA European Championships. In July, the U-16 selections were in action at the...

  • Silver for Maltese girls

    The Malta U-18 girls team had to settle for silver in the junior European Championships Division C after going down 67-53 to Cyprus in the final, played in Andorra yesterday. As the scoreline indicates, Sandro Farrugia’s girls put up a stirring...

  • Malta Under-18 girls reach Division C final in Andorra

    The Malta U-18 girls national team reached the final of the junior European Champion-ships Division C when they cantered past Gibraltar 57-22 in Andorra, yesterday. As the scoreline clearly testifies, this was another impressive performance from...

  • Floriana acquire Sultana and Mercieca

    Floriana acquire Sultana and Mercieca

    Top division side Floriana continued to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season after completing the signings of Nigel Sultana and Marco Mercieca. “Considered by many as one of the best players of his generation, Nigel Sultana will not only...

  • Two wins for Maltese U-18 girls

    The Maltese U-18 girls team are through to the semi-finals of the Euro Championship (Division C) after two wins from two matches in the qualifying phase of the tournament, currently being played in Andorra. Malta started in style following a 54-42...

  • Adamoli hails team’s fine showing

    Adamoli hails team’s fine showing

    Malta women’s team coach Angela Adamoli expressed herself satisfied with the spirited showing of her players at the FIBA European Championship for Small Countries which was played last week in St Polten, Austria. Seven teams took part and Malta...

  • Bronze for national female basketball team

    Bronze for national female basketball team

    Malta’s national female basketball team has won bronze in the European Championship for Small Countries after beating Scotland in the game to establish third place. In the groups phase Malta lost to Iceland and beat Gibraltar to end in second...

  • Adamoli’s girls win play-off

    The Malta women’s national team, coached by Angela Adamoli, yesterday beat Scotland 66-59 to wrap up their commitments in this year’s championship for small states on a positive note after finishing third in the final classification. The match, in...

  • 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...

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