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  • 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...

  • Women’s basketball team go down in opener

    Women’s basketball team go down in opener

    The women’s basketball team were off to a faulty start in the GSSE tournament yesterday when they succumbed to a 77-59 defeat to Iceland at the Arena D’Coque. Angela Adamoli’s girls were on the backfoot for much of the match as they failed to...

  • Adamoli relishing challenge

    Adamoli relishing challenge

    The women’s basketball team are heading to Luxembourg in search of a third GSSE gold medal in 10 years. New coach Angela Adamoli, who has taken over from fellow Italian Santino Coppa, tells Valhmor Camilleri that she is relishing the prospect of...

  • Team hit by Brincat Thoresen’s withdrawal from GSSE squad

    The Maltese women’s basketball team will be without key player Rebecca Brincat Thoresen for this month’s Games of the Small States of Europe as coach Angela Adamoli yesterday finalised her list of players for the Luxembourg tournament. Brincat...

  • Olympiakos retain Euroleague title

    Olympiakos Piraeus defeated Real Madrid 100-88 with a dominant second-half display late Sunday to win Europe’s premier basketball trophy for the second year running. Inspired by a vocal travelling support in London, Olympiakos battled back from...

  • Olympiakos-Real in basket final

    Olympiakos Piraeus will defend their Euroleague basketball title against Real Madrid in the final today after both teams recorded victories at London’s 02 Arena late Friday. In a rematch of the climax to last year’s European season, Olympiakos...

  • LeBron James named Most Valuable Player in NBA

    LeBron James named Most Valuable Player in NBA

    Miami Heat forward LeBron James was named the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player for the 2012-13 season on Sunday. James received 120 first-place votes from the panel of 121 sports writers and broadcasters selected to choose...

  • Depiro land fifth title

    Depiro land fifth title

    Luxol 58Depiro 72 (16-16, 18-12, 6-22, 18-22) Pavi Depiro were crowned women’s champions for a fifth time in their history after they had the better of holders Luxol 72-58 in game five of the play-offs final and complete a 3-2 series...

  • Depiro girls force decider

    The women’s national league title this season will be decided on Sunday when the fifth and final play-off will be played after Depiro beat Luxol 75-56, yesterday. Luxol came to this match on the back of a comfortable 62-48 win in Game 4, looking...

  • Hibs complete junior double

    Hibs complete junior double

    Hibernians are the winners of the U-14 and U-16 championships this season, a rare achievement in local basketball circles. Both teams are coached by Silvio Cassar and Reuben Baldacchino. The U-14 team won the championship without conceding...

  • Cool Greens net the title

    Cool Greens net the title

    Floriana Franc. Fenech 74Athleta A-Z Electronics 71 (13-18, 16-18, 25-17, 20-18) Floriana are the new kings of Maltese basketball after dethroning Athleta following a thrilling fifth match from the play-offs final series played in front of a...

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