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  • Depiro girls beat Hibs in balanced match

    The women’s St James Shield matches over the weekend served to complete the semi-finals line-up which will now see Caffe Moak Luxol playing Hibs and PAVI Depiro taking on Gżira Athleta for a place in the final. The match between Depiro and Hibs...

  • Virtus reach semis, Fason lifts Luxol

    Virtus reach semis, Fason lifts Luxol

    Falken Cynergi Virtus 76Floriana Café Del Mar 68 (15-16, 26-14, 16-16, 19-22) Virtus maintained their impressive start to the season after dismissing the challenge of Floriana. The first quarter was balanced with Virtus replying to Floriana’s...

  • Depiro, Athleta in easy wins

    Newcomers Floriana and Starlites Sports Experience were knocked out of the St James Hospital Shield after slumping to their second straight defeat at the hands of Gżira Athleta and PAVI Depiro respectively. The inexperienced Starlites made a good...

  • Convincing starts for Virtus and Athleta in the Shield

    Hibernians 61Virtus Falken Cynergi 75 (17-18, 11-18, 12-25, 21-14) The pre-season St James Hospital Shield got underway last weekend with newly-promoted Hibernians making their return to top flight competition after a long lapse with a match...

  • Virtus, Luxol open season on top note after Super Cup wins

    Virtus, Luxol open season on top note after Super Cup wins

    Cynergi Virtus Falken got their 2015/16 campaign off to a bright start yesterday after winning the Super Cup at the expense of Gżira Athleta. In the women’s showdown, champions Caffe Moak Luxol saw off the challenge of Gżira Athleta 69-53 to...

  • Virtus, Athleta looking for an early edge in season opener

    Virtus, Athleta looking for an early edge in season opener

    The senior Malta Basketball Association competitions get off to an official start tomorrow afternoon with the Malta Sports Journalists Super Cup up for grabs in both men and women categories. The two protagonists in the National League last season...

  • Virtus, Hibs prevail in pre-season tournament

    Virtus, Hibs prevail in pre-season tournament

    Cynergi Virtus and Hibernians are the winners of the inaugural Independence Cup tournament, held at the Ta’ Qali Pavilion last weekend. A total of 21 games were played in the pre-season competition which began on Saturday and came to a close on...

  • Spain capture Euro basketball title

    Spain capture Euro basketball title

    Spain won their third European championship after a blistering performance by the talismanic Pau Gasol inspired them to an 80-63 win over Lithuania in yesterday’s final. The Chicago Bulls centre, who carried the Spaniards throughout the...

  • Training at Hibs nursery

    Hibernians are again opening their doors to children who are willing to join the club’s nursery. The season gets underway tomorrow with the first training session for kids born from 2006 to 2009 between 9 and 10.30am. Training for those in the...

  • Three new signings for Floriana BC

    Three new signings for Floriana BC

    This week, Floriana Basketball Club announced that they have extended their collaboration with sponsors Café Del Mar for the second year running. Ian Mercieca, the Floriana president, said in a statement that the sponsorship will help the club in...

  • New Luxol registrations

    Luxol Basketball Club, the oldest and most successful on the islands, will resume with their activities for the new season on September 26. Training, conducted by qualified coaches, will be held at the Luxol gymnasium in Pembroke on weekdays and...

  • Unbeaten trio lead charge for Rio berths

    Holders France and menacing Serbia have emerged as favourites to reach the men’s European Championship final and secure automatic berths for next year’s Olympic Games when the tournament enters the knockout rounds today. The two teams, along with...

  • De Martino and Said best players of the season

    De Martino and Said best players of the season

    Omar Said, of A-Z Electronics Athleta, and Kieron Caruana, of Hibernians, were recently named BOV Players of the Year for season 2014/2015. The women’s honour went to Luxol’s Steffi De Martino who made it a double after being declared best player...

  • Relief for Russia as FIBA allows team to compete

    Governing body FIBA has lifted the ban on Russia, allowing the country to compete in next month’s European championship and other international tournaments, Russian Basketball Federation (RFB) said yesterday. “Today, during a session in Tokyo,...

  • Russia handed ban by FIBA

    The Russian Basketball Federation (RFB) has been suspended by governing body FIBA, putting their participation in the 2016 Olympics in doubt. The RFB published a letter from FIBA yesterday stating that the Russian federation had been immediately...

  • Pulido earns ticket to King of Rock final in Istanbul

    Pulido earns ticket to King of Rock final in Istanbul

    Javier Pulido has won the second edition of the Red Bull King of the Rock Malta Qualifiers after an exciting final against Milos Damja-novic last weekend. The decisive match was played in front of a sizeable crowd at the Bognor Sports Complex,...

  • King of the Rock series reaches decisive stage

    King of the Rock series reaches decisive stage

    The Red Bull King of the Rock Malta Qualifying stage has reached a decisive phase after the first phase of the singles tournament was completed in Bugibba, earlier this week. This is the second edition of the Red Bull King of the Rock qualifiers...

  • Positive results for youth teams in Euro tournaments

    Positive results for youth teams in Euro tournaments

    The first two national youth teams in action this summer produced encouraging and positive results in European Championship category tournaments. The U-18 women squad, playing in Gibraltar, were the silver medal winners, only bowing down to strong...

  • Busy month for Maltese youth teams

    Busy month for Maltese youth teams

    July will be a very busy month for the youth sector within the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) with various national teams competing in official FIBA champion-ships. Two of the teams will be in action this week as the girls U-18 side will be...

  • Warriors beat LeBron’s Cavs to snap NBA title drought

    Warriors beat LeBron’s Cavs to snap NBA title drought

    Golden State Warriors capped a brilliant season with a 105-97 victory over LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers yesterday to win the NBA Finals for the first time in 40 years. The Warriors, the top-seeded team in the play-offs after compiling the...

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