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  • Athleta win MBA Super Cup

    Athleta win MBA Super Cup

    Athleta opened the 2013-14 season in style when they had the better of Floriana 60-51 in the men’s Super Cup final yesterday. Joe Galea’s team were in control right from the outset and inspired by their top marksman Michael Naudi, who potted 16...

  • France beat Lithuania, win first major title

    An inspired France won their maiden basketball title in any major competition after overwhelming Lithuania 80-66 in an enthralling European championship final on Sunday. Thriving on long-range shooting and effervescent performances by the...

  • Hibs nursery starts new season on September 21

    The Hibernians basketball nursery will be opening its doors for the new season on September 21. All training sessions will be held at the Corradino Sports Complex on Saturdays. Again, the Hibs nursery technical staff will lay more emphasis on the...

  • Luxol basketball nursery gets under way this month

    The Luxol basketball nursery resumes its activities for season 2013/2014 on Saturday, September 28 with regular training sessions conducted by qualified staff coaches at the Luxol Gym in Pembroke. Applications in the various age-groups, ranging...

  • New court should be ready this year

    The new BOV Basketball Arena should be completed by the end of the year, Malta Basketball Association (MBA) president Paul Sultana told reporters yesterday. The MBA is currently engaged in a new project that sees the construction of two new courts...

  • Cassar completes FIBA coaching course

    After a playing career spanning over 30 years, Silvio Cassar has reached a new level in his coaching career after obtaining the European basketball licence FECC. The FIBA Europe Coaching Certificate is a three-year course of top-quality basketball...

  • Another FIBA date for referee Vassallo

    Following his positive performances at the Euro Championships for U-18 men in Latvia last month, international basketball referee Bernard Vassallo has received a second FIBA appointment in a relatively short period of time as the governing body...

  • Sultana to lead MBA for next four years

    Paul Sultana will retain his seat as president of the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) following an annual general meeting held earlier last week during which it was also decided that the term of office for the man at the helm and the general...

  • Malta U-18 girls settle for silver

    Malta U-18 girls settle for silver

    Sandro Farrugia’s U-18 national team produced a spirited perform-ance at Saturday’s deciding match for first place in the women’s FIBA European Championship Division C but host team Andorra won the contest 51-41. At half-time in La Vella, the...

  • Malta U-18 basketball girls reach final

    Malta U-18 basketball girls reach final

    The Malta U-18 girls team have reached the final of the European Championships Division C, currently being played in La Vella, Andorra. Sandro Farrugia’s team, who earlier this week booked their place in the last four after placing second in Group...

  • Malta U-18 girls team in Andorra

    The Maltese Under-18 basketball team are playing in the women’s FIBA European Championship Division C tournament to be hosted by Andorra between today and next Saturday. Four teams are taking part in the competition – Gibraltar, Wales, Malta and...

  • Ref Vassallo for Europeans

    Basketball referee Bernard Vassallo will be in action on the European scene once again next week after receiving an important FIBA nomination for the men’s U-18 European Championships (Division A) in Latvia between July 18 and 24. Matches in this...

  • James leads Miami to title

    LeBron James, his legacy as one of the game’s greats now secure, led Miami Heat to their second straight NBA title on Thursday with a 95-88 win over San Antonio Spurs. James, the sport’s biggest star playing at the peak of his powers, dominated...

  • Heat rally to set up decider

    Heat rally to set up decider

    Miami Heat forced an already absorbing NBA Finals to a deciding Game Seven after a thrilling 103-100 overtime victory over San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday tied the series at 3-3. Miami trailed by 13 points in the third quarter but LeBron James,...

  • Spurs close in on NBA title

    Spurs close in on NBA title

    Tony Parker shrugged off a nagging hamstring injury and Manu Ginobili came out of a slump as San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat 114-104 on Sunday to move one win away from a fifth NBA title. Parker scored a team-high 26 points in front of an...

  • MBA to hold Summer School at Ta’ Qali

    The Malta Basketball Association (MBA) has launched ‘SKOLA-BASKET – Basketball Summer School’, a 22-session training camp for boys and girls aged eight to 16. The summer school, aimed at further improving the level of Maltese basketball, will...

  • Panathinaikos clinch title after fans riot

    Panathinaikos clinched the A1 League basketball championship in Greece on Wednesday after game three of the play-off final against arch-rivals Olym-piakos Piraeus was stopped due to crowd violence. The match was later abandoned after a group of...

  • Heat smash Spurs to square NBA Finals

    Heat smash Spurs to square NBA Finals

    The Miami Heat rebounded from their NBA Finals opening game loss in emphatic style on Sunday, crushing the San Antonio Spurs 103-84 in Game Two to square the best-of-seven series. It was a total team effort from Miami, and they needed it with...

  • Late rally not enough to deny Papadopolou’s Cyprus

    Late rally not enough to deny Papadopolou’s Cyprus

    Malta 49Cyprus 58 (11-12, 9-15, 16-16, 13-15) The women’s basketball team GSSE 2013 adventure ended in total failure. Yesterday, the 2009 gold medallists were beaten by Cyprus in their final match of the round-robin tournament to miss out on a...

  • Basket girls lose second match

    Luxembourg 54Malta 49 (17-13, 8-15, 13-13, 16-8) Malta’s chances of a high placing in the women’s basketball tournament were dashed yester-day when Angela Adamoli’s team were beaten for a second time, on this occasion to hosts Luxem-bourg...

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