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  • 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...

  • National League semi-final play-offs start this evening

    The 2013-14 Malta Basketball Association national leagues enter a decisive phase this week when the opening ties from the semi-final play-offs, in both the men and women’s champion-ships, will be played at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion. In the St James...

  • Suns clinch basketball’s Amateur League

    Suns clinch basketball’s Amateur League

    SN Suns are the 2014 BOV Amateur League champions after topping the standings at the end of the championship campaign. John Paul Abela, manager media and community relations at Bank of Valletta, presented the trophy to Michael Barberi, captain of...

  • Luxol halt Athleta’s stride

    Luxol halt Athleta’s stride

    BUPA Luxol won the Louis Borg Cup after cancelling a 13-point deficit from the first leg to beat A-Z Electronics Athleta and clinch the honour on aggregate, yesterday. Luxol beat Athleta 89-72 in the return and finished four points (167-163) in...

  • Athleta open 13-point lead ahead of second leg

    Athleta open 13-point lead ahead of second leg

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 91BUPA Luxol 78 (25-28, 15-13, 21-22, 30-15) Athleta opened a 13-point lead ahead of tomorrow’s second leg to determine the 2014 men’s Louis Borg Cup winners. Luxol were poor in defence as Athleta, who already claimed the...

  • Jackson keen to leave his mark at Italy’s Brindisi

    Jackson keen to leave his mark at Italy’s Brindisi

    Joshua Jackson fulfilled one of his sporting ambitions late last month when he joined Italian Serie A1 giants Brindisi. The 28-year-old American guard, who also owns a Maltese passport, has accepted a short one-month contract with Piero Bucchi’s...

  • Floriana out of contention

    Floriana out of contention

    PAVI Depiro beat Floriana Royce to claim the top position at the end of Phase One of the championship, meaning the Greens will not be able to defend the title they won last year after finishing outside the top four. BUPA Luxol had the better of...

  • Honey Athleta make sure of top position

    Thanks to their victory over Hibs, Honey Athleta finished phase one of the women’s St James League in top position and now these same two sides will clash again in the semi-final play-offs . The other semi-final will be contested by Caffe Moak...

  • Depiro beat Starlites to go top

    Depiro beat Starlites to go top

    Remax Siġġiewi 82Athleta A-Z Electronics 68 (29-16, 17-9, 12-28, 24-15) Chad Patus skipped this match for Athleta and his absence was sorely felt as Siġġiewi went on to beat their opponents for the first time this season. With Ivo Hoeger and Chris...

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