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  • Kobe and wife reconcile, won’t divorce

    Kobe and wife reconcile, won’t divorce

    Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa (picture), have reconciled and are no longer planning to divorce, the couple said in separate posts on social media sites. Bryant, widely considered one of the greatest players ever in the...

  • Athleta, Depiro book final ticket

    Athleta, Depiro book final ticket

    Athleta A to Z Electronics and Depiro Pavi will meet in the final of the Louis Borg Cup this coming weekend after ousting Siġġiewi and Floriana Francesco Fenech in the semis Depiro 162Floriana 150 (first leg: 91-73; second leg: 71-77 ) Depiro put...

  • Luxol make it five wins in a row

    Reigning champions Luxol maintained their winning start after beating Honey Athleta. Depiro McDonald’s stayed on top after seeing off Hibs while Phoenix Qormi Petrus obtained their first victory at the expense of Starlites Sports Experience. Luxol...

  • Williams player of the month

    American player Mollie Williams has been named player of the month for November, the MBA said in a statement. This is the first individual honour for Williams in Maltese basketball as she made her debut with champions Luxol who began their title...

  • Basketball stars rally for charity match

    The local basketball community will again come together on Boxing Day to raise funds for charity at the second All Star match at the pavilion in Ta’ Qali. The match, launched last year, is intended to promote the sport and generate funds that will...

  • FIBA Europe aid to MBA project

    FIBA Europe aid to MBA project

    FIBA Europe is ready to help the Malta Basketball Association (MBA) in constructing two new basketball courts, the European governing body general secretary Kamil Novak told The Times yesterday. Novak, of the Czech Republic, revealed the news at...

  • FIBA general secretary Novak in Malta

    FIBA general secretary Novak in Malta

    FIBA Europe general secretary Kamil Novak is currently on a short visit to Malta. During his stay here, Novak, 45, will have the opportunity to take a close look at the work being carried out by the Malta Basketball Association with a view to...

  • Todorovic player of the month

    The You Shop We Ship player of the month for November is Athleta A-Z Electronics guard Marko Todorovic. For the Serbian, this is his second success in the contest. In November, Athleta won the MBA Shield and made a good start to the league...

  • Floriana to meet Athleta in KO final

    Athleta A to Z Electronics will meet Floriana Francesco Fenech in the final of the BOV Knock-Out after the duo edged out Pavi Depiro and holders BUPA Luxol in two balanced semi-finals Athleta 81Depiro 74(12-12, 22-22, 23-15, 24-25) Athleta had...

  • Luxol beat Depiro to maintain perfect start

    Luxol beat Depiro to maintain perfect start

    A hard-earned victory over Depiro McDonald’s left reigning champions Luxol as the only unbeaten side in this season’s women’s league. Alyssa Ashley Loyola were back to winning ways after beating Phoenix Qormi Petrus while Hibs eased past Starlites...

  • Athleta A-Z and Siġġiewi cruise to the semi-finals

    Athleta A-Z and Siġġiewi cruise to the semi-finals

    Loyola Tata Motors 116Athleta A-Z Electronics 142(56-81, 60-61) Athleta had Addison Bonnici and David Bugeja unavailable but strong rebounder Matthew Zammit made a comeback after several months away from the game as Loyola played without their...

  • Hibernians ousted from women’s competition

    Honey Athleta reached the women’s Louis Borg Cup semi-finals after surprising Hibernians over both legs of the weekend preliminary round. This was the most expected clash of the round and predictions proved accurate as both matches developed into...

  • Lakers’ Bryant reaches 30,000-point milestone

    Kobe Bryant became the youngest player to reach 30,000 career points in the NBA on Wednesday night as he helped the Los Angeles Lakers to a 103-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. With 1:16 left in the second quarter, Bryant drove into the...

  • KO holders Luxol to start against Loyola

    The draws of the men’s KO competitions, sponsored by BOV, were made yesterday at the basketball pavilion in Ta’ Qali. In the main competition, holders BUPA Luxol will be involved in a quarter-final clash against Tata Motors Loyola with the winners...

  • Big guns go down

    There are no teams left with an unbeaten record in the men’s top flight as champions Athleta A-Z Electronics and BUPA Luxol conceded defeats to Floriana Francesco Fenech and Depiro Pavi respectively, last weekend. Athleta A-Z Electronics...

  • Luxol march on

    Luxol march on

    Alyssa Ashley Loyola 51Luxol 67(10-14, 8-20, 20-14, 13-19) Luxol maintained their impressive start to the women’s basketball season by beating holders Loyola on Sunday and claiming the St James Hospital MBA Shield to add to the Super Cup and...

  • Luxol girls lift MBA Shield

    Luxol secured their second honour of the season after they had the better of holders Loyola 67-51 in the final of the women’s St James Hospital Shield yesterday. Luxol, who have also won the Super Cup, were always in control during yesterday’s...

  • De Martino best player for October

    Depiro player Steffi De Martino has been named women’s player of the month for October. This is the third time De Martino has won this award, adding to her previous nomina-tions in October 2009, when she was a Luxol player, and in December 2011...

  • Athleta retain honour

    Athleta retain honour

    Depiro 57Athleta 78(18-25, 14-15, 14-19, 11-19) Despite having pivot Addison Bonnici missing through injury, Athleta A to Z Electronics still proved too strong for an inconsistent Depiro Pavi whose hopes of winning this final were dealt an early...

  • Depiro maintain perfect start, Hibs bounce back

    Depiro McDonald’s outclassed Honey Athleta to gain their third consecutive win and cement top spot in the league table. Luxol were never troubled by Starlites Sports Experience while Hibs had the better of Alyssa Ashley Loyola in a balanced...

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