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  • Lakers retire Shaquille O’Neal shirt

    Lakers retire Shaquille O’Neal shirt

    Actor Jack Nicholson greets former Los Angeles Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal (left) as he poses with his jersey during a ceremony to retire the number 34 in O’Neal’s honour during half-time of the NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Los...

  • Floriana hold nerve to take lead in play-off final

    Floriana hold nerve to take lead in play-off final

    Floriana Francesco Fenech 111Athleta A To Z Electronics 106(20-22, 20-9, 16-17, 17-25, 13-13, 14-14, 11-6) The best-of-five title play-off series was off to an exciting start as Floriana Francesco Fenech showed resilience to overcome Athleta A to...

  • Luxol to meet Hibs in semis

    Although the first phase of the women’s championship is not over yet, the teams who have qualified for the semi-final play-offs are already known. Luxol, the reigning champions, are joined by PAVI Depiro, Alyssa Ashley Loyola and Hibs in the race...

  • Athleta made to sweat to reach final against Floriana

    Athleta made to sweat to reach final against Floriana

    Athleta A-Z Electronics 71PAVI Depiro 67 (21-16, 13-19, 14-7, 13-19 – 10-6) Athleta had to play extra-time before staving off the bold Depiro challenge and earn themselves another tilt at the title. Depiro had their chances but in the end they...

  • Honey Athleta go down fighting

    Depiro beat Hibs in their last match from the opening phase of the women’s league but thanks to their hard-earned win over Honey Athleta, it will be Luxol who will claim the top spot. Luxol were coming from a shock upset in the Louis Borg Cup...

  • Phoenix Qormi Open Day

    Phoenix Qormi Basketball Club are holding an Open Day on April 7 at St George’s Parish Square between 9am and noon. The activity is aimed at pro-moting the sport in Qormi and neighbouring localities. Boys and girls of all ages are invited to join...

  • Depiro girls stun Luxol to lift Louis Borg Cup

    Depiro girls stun Luxol to lift Louis Borg Cup

    Pavi Depiro pulled off a remarkable turnaround in yesterday’s second leg from the women’s Louis Borg Cup final after they cancelled a first-leg deficit of 16 points to see off Luxol 66-45 and lift the trophy 123-118 on aggregate. Luxol, already...

  • Play-offs drag into deciders

    The two teams to contest this year’s final will be known next Sunday as the best-of-three semi-final play-offs are now locked in 1-1 stalemates and will require a third game to determine a winner. PAVI Depiro 71Athleta A-Z Electronics 53 (17-15,...

  • Luxol girls open cushion lead in LBorg Cup final

    PAVI Depiro 57Luxol 73 (16-4, 16-13, 14-16, 11-40) Luxol look well poised to claim another honour in women’s bas-ketball this season after an incredible fourth quarter during which they turned a 20-point deficit into a 16-point lead in the first...

  • Miami stretch winning streak to 20 games

    Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade thought it was “great .. in the larger scheme of things” that his team struggled to beat the lowly Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night for its 20th straight victory. “Right now we’re preparing for the play-offs,” Wade...

  • Monthly award for Brincat

    The You Shop We Ship Player of the Month award for January in women’s basketball was won by PAVI Depiro’s Samantha Brincat (picture). This was the first individual honour for Brincat who joined Depiro last season. In January, Depiro had a couple...

  • Advantage Floriana, Athleta

    Floriana Francesco Fenech and champions Athleta A to Z Electronics made the first step towards contesting the title decider when they beat Siġġiewi and Pavi Depiro in the first match of the best-of-three semi-final. Floriana 71Siġġiewi 61 (18-13,...

  • Depiro and Luxol untroubled

    Front runners Pavi Depiro and Luxol were untroubled by bottom sides Starlites Sports Experience and Phoenix Qormi Petrus as they warmed up for next weekend’s Louis Borg Cup final in style. Despite being without top scorer Steffi DeMartino, leaders...

  • Siġġiewi in play-offs

    Siġġiewi in play-offs

    BUPA Luxol 61 Siġġiewi 75 (17-14, 20-23, 16-17, 8-21) In this direct clash for the last available place in the play-offs, Luxol lost their plot in the last quarter to hand Siġġiewi victory. Again, Luxol’s US player Stephen Shackleford did not...

  • Luxol beat Depiro in the top match

    In the space of a week, Luxol again had the better of Depiro to increase their chances of finishing top in this first phase of the women’s league. Luxol prevailed thanks to their efforts in the latter stages during which they broke clear with a...

  • Floriana retain lead

    Siġġiewi 77Floriana Francesco Fenech 91 (15-17, 22-23, 27-21, 13-30) Floriana made the most of Siġġiewi’s fragile nerves to retain the leadership in the regular season. Jacques Abang had a quiet debut as referee in the top division as Floriana...

  • Luxol strike knock-out blow

    Luxol strike knock-out blow

    Luxol won their fourth honour of the season yesterday after beating Depiro 71-64 in a thrilling St James Hospital KO final. A balanced contest saw Luxol recover from a difficult start to head for half-time one basket behind, 37-36. Inspired by...

  • Durant leads West over East

    Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin provided a potent mix of outside shooting to lift the Western Conference to a 143-138 victory over the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star game on Sunday. Durant scored 30 points and Griffin added 19, on...

  • Depiro, Luxol confidence lifted ahead of final

    Depiro, Luxol confidence lifted ahead of final

    Depiro and Luxol warmed up for Sunday’s BOV KO final with morale-boosting victories in the National League last weekend. Leaders Depiro had to be alert all the time to finally break the bold resistance of third-placed Alyssa Ashley Loyola even...

  • Athleta comeback stuns Floriana

    Athleta comeback stuns Floriana

    Athleta 80Floriana 67 (14-17, 17-24, 24-18, 25-8) Athleta A to Z Electronics secured their third honour of the season after coming from behind to beat Floriana Francesco Fenech 80-67 in a keenly-contested BOV Knock-Out final yesterday. The...

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