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Basketball

  • Depiro on top

    Thanks to their victory over Alyssa Ashley Loyola, Depiro McDonald’s are the sole leaders of the women’s basketball league. Luxol began their campaign on a top note after dispatching Hibs while Honey Athleta had the better of Phoenix Petrus...

  • LA Lakers honour Kareem with statue at Staples Center

    Los Angeles Lakers paid tribute to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Friday, unveiling a statue of the NBA’s all-time leading scorer in his trademark sky-hook pose outside their Staples Center arena. Abdul-Jabbar became the sixth Los Angeles sports figure...

  • Easy for Athleta, Luxol hit back

    Reigning champions Athleta A-Z Electronics launched their men’s league title defence with a comfortable victory over Loyola Tata Motors on Sunday. BUPA Luxol needed extra-time to lower the colours of Floriana Francesco Fenech while Siġġiewi had...

  • Positive start for Hibs

    Hibs got off to a strong start in the women’s league as they had the better of Athleta Honey in the main match of the weekend. Alyssa Ashley Loyola and Depiro McDonald’s eased past Starlites Sports Experience and Phoenix Qormi Żmerċ. Hibs were...

  • MBA planning new courts

    The Malta Basketball Association (MBA) are set to embark on an ambitious project with the construction of two new courts as they look to provide more facilities for local clubs. President Paul Sultana told the media yesterday that his association...

  • Depiro, Athleta through

    Depiro Pavi 87Floriana Francesco Fenech 76(17-13, 20-22, 30-20, 20-21) Depiro, under the guidance of Mario Tabone, again had the better of Floriana who were without pivots Dirk Schembri and Mark Ciantar. After Floriana took a 11-6 lead towards the...

  • Loyola to play Luxol in women’s final

    Loyola and Luxol will contest another final after knocking out Hibs and Depiro in the Shield last-four stage on Sunday. Loyola-Hibs was a thrilling affair despite the latter team having opened a 27-2 lead at the start of the second...

  • Czech match for referee Vassallo

    International basketball referee Bernard Vassallo received another FIBA nomination following a busy summer where he officiated four EuroBasket 2013 qualifiers. On Wednesday, Vassallo will control the FIBA EuroLeague Group A match in Czech Republic...

  • Athleta stutter into last four, Floriana through

    BUPA Luxol 69Athleta A-Z Electronics 66(13-17, 17-8, 19-18, 20-23) Luxol, inspired by the shooting prowess of youngster Chris Cordina from the three-point line, upset their rivals who were missing Michael Naudi and Addison Bonnici. There were...

  • Loyola book semi-final spot

    Alyssa Ashley Loyola joined Luxol, Hibs and Depiro McDonald’s in the semi-finals thanks to their victory over Honey Athleta. The Loyola girls will face Hibs in the last-four stage while Luxol play Depiro. In the main match last weekend, Loyola...

  • Depiro boost hopes, Siġġiewi reach semis

    Pavi Depiro 68BUPA Luxol 57(14-18, 17-9, 16-13, 21-17) Depiro’s win against Luxol has improved their chances of finishing second in Group 1 and reach the semi-finals of the MBA Shield. The Group 1 runners-up will meet Siġġiewi while the top team...

  • Adamoli to replace Coppa as women’s team coach

    Angela Adamoli will be taking over from Italian compatriot Santino Coppa as head coach of the women’s national team, the Malta Basketball Associa-tion announced this week. In ten years at the helm, Coppa led the Maltese girls to a series of...

  • Euroleague starts this week

    More games and bigger arenas will enable Europe’s premier basketball competition to aim for NBA standards, Euroleague chief Jordi Bertomeu has vowed ahead of the new season starting tomorrow. This month’s warm-up games between Euroleague teams and...

  • Luxol edge Hibs in thrilling Super Cup

    A last-gasp Petra Ellul free-shot gave Luxol their second honour of the campaign after they beat Hibs 57-56 in a thrilling women’s Super Cup at Tal-Qroqq, yesterday. Hibs had taken the lead for the first time in the match late in the fourth...

  • A-Z Electronics start basketball season on a high

    Basketball champions A-Z Electronics Athleta (picture) beat rivals BUPA Luxol 67-56 yesterday to lift the St James Super Cup and start the new season on a positive note. With the pavilion at Ta’ Qali unavailable, the match was played at the...

  • Season to start at Tal-Qroqq

    The 2012-13 basketball season gets underway this weekend with the inaugural pre-season tournament for women, sponsored by St James Hospital, and the first official competition for men which pits together the traditional rivals in the men’s game –...

  • Luxol BC 2012-13 activities

    The Luxol basketball nursery will resume its activities for the new season on September 29 with regular training sessions by qualified coaches at the gym in Tobruk Road on weekdays and Saturday mornings. Applications for limited vacancies in the...

  • Italian Mondoni to conduct mini-basket training

    The Malta Basketball Association (MBA) will have experienced Italian coach Maurizio Mondoni conducting their mini-basket coaching course later on this month. The programme of basketball activities will consist of theory and practice sessions,...

  • Depiro sign US player Belcher

    Depiro McDonald’s, the women’s National League basketball club, have just completed the signing of Latisha Belcher, a 6’2’’ all-rounder from the United States. Belcher is joining Depiro after a successful career at East Tennessee State University...

  • ‘Linsanity’ sweeps through Taiwan

    American basketball star Jeremy Lin was mobbed by fans in Taiwan yesterday during his first visit to the island since a hot streak earned him a global following known as “Linsanity”. More than a thousand fans, some waving placards reading...

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