EUROBASKET NEWS REPORT - 10/30/2007

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ABA

FORMER NBA STAR TO JOIN LONG BEACH BREAKERS TRAINING CAMP10/29/2007 8:03:29 AM -by Bruno Baltazar
Former Long Beach State and NBA Utah Jazz star Byron Russell will be among the players in the ABA Long Beach Breakers Training Camp which starts Monday, October 29th and goes through Friday, November 2nd from 2-4 pm at Weingart-Lakewood YMCA, 5835 E. Carton Street in Long Beach.

ABA GAMES TO BE TELECAST VIA COLOURS TV NETWORK10/29/2007 8:02:25 AM -by Bruno Baltazar
The American Basketball Association announced that it has entered into an agreement with CoLours TV to televise ABA games this season. According to Joe Newman, ABA CEO, "We are very pleased and excited to be associated with this remarkable company. If there was ever a network that was designed for the ABA, because of its cultural and ethnic diversity, it is CoLours TV.

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ARGENTINA

"red" Aubry10/29/2007 4:39:45 PM -by Facundo Iatzky
Independiente Neuquen found a replace for Clarence Matthews. He is Jeff Aubry (205-C-76, agency: Next Level, college: Cornell) who comes to play the argentinian cup with libertad sunchales. Jeff will have to help Byron Johnson, the other foreigner who is in top5 of points, rebound and assists in all liga A.

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AUSTRIA

OEBL-League round 610/29/2007 10:58:40 AM -by Bernd Maurer
Oberwart Gunners - Kapfenberg Bulls 91:69 (67:50, 38:30, 21:19) 14 successful three-point.shots helped Oberwart to win against Kapfenberg. Gunners: Hannes Artner (185-G-84) 23, Jay Youngblood (196-G-84, agency: Strategic Sports, college: Kent St.) 22, Adam Boone (190-G-81, college: Minnesota) 19 Bulls: Shawn Ray (193-F-80, college: N.

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BARBADOS

Senators hold off Birkett, Lakers to advance to Under-21 final10/29/2007 2:18:41 PM -by Justin Marville
Lakers prolific scoring guard Keefe Birkett poured in a game high 31 points on Sunday night but missed a potential game winning three pointer as time expired giving the Colombian Emeralds International Senators a nail-biting 77-76 semi-final victory over the top seeds and a trip to the Barbados Light and Power Under-21 Basketball final.

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BELGIUM

Hanavan Back to Belgium10/29/2007 11:04:09 AM -by Peter Buyse
The signing of Hanavan for the rest of the season was officially announced by the Antwerp Diamond Giants on Monday afternoon. According to the leading Dutch basketball website http://www.debasketballsitevannederland.nl/csm/ Ian Hanavan (200-F/C-80, agency: Court Side, college: Evansville) could be headed to Belgium to play for Antwerp.

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BOSNIA

Siroki Prima pivo sign Sharif Fajardo10/29/2007 4:55:57 PM -by Eurobasket
Siroki Prima pivo strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American power forward Sharif Fajardo (205-F/C-76, college: UTEP, agency: Edge Sports). Fajardo played most recently at Cangrejeros de Santurce (Puerto Rico).

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COSTA RICA

Barva Gives Limon Quick Counter Punch10/29/2007 9:06:54 AM -by Max Blair
Ferreteria Brenes Barva beat Banco de Costa Rica - Limon to win the second game of the Clausura Tournament Finals on their homecourt, 75-67. After the game, both teams jockeyed with the press in a display of one-upsmanship. Limon's tactical-orientated coach Humberto Lynch complained about the quality of the refereeing in game two.

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CROATIA

Zabok officially debuts in Croatian A1 League10/29/2007 5:36:56 AM -by Eurobasket News
Zabok wrote down history as they played their first official game in the Croatian 1A Division at the weekend. And the debut was a successful one as Zabok managed to outscore the visiting Osijek 2006 88:79. Osijek 2006 got to slightly better start to the game but later Robert Lez (200-F-79) started craving his outstanding result of the night.

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CYPRUS

A big shock for Proteas EKA AEL Limassol!10/29/2007 1:42:41 AM -by Chris Mammides
Dentalcon Apoel beat Proteas EKA AEL in Limassol 80-82!! The first day of the Cyprus league open its gates with a very big surprise as the almighty team of Limassol, Proteas EKA AEL, lost in Kition with 80-82 from the “freshly made” team of Dentalcon Apoel.

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FINLAND

KORISLIIGA: Kauhajoki got a slow start10/29/2007 2:19:08 PM -by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga, Round 6-7: In tonight's only contest (TV-game) hosting Kauhajoki got a slow start and lost the first quarter 9-27 vs Kouvot, Kouvola.

KORISLIIGA: Kauhajoki made big decisions10/29/2007 6:26:34 AM -by Rauno Hurmalainen
Korisliiga newcomer Karhu, Kauhajoki has made big important decisions. Out of five American Players Team has now signed with three of them: Darryl Hudson (193-G/F-85, college: Howard), Cedric McGowan (198-F-85, college: Cincinnati) and Mario Porter (198-F-80, agency: Hart Sports Mngm, college: Rider) (will stay). Tony Mitchell moved to Helsinki to play one level lower (Pantterit, 1.

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FRANCE

NM1: Antibes kicks Blois out of the top-210/29/2007 11:33:11 AM -by Chris Spiesser
Antibes 67-64 Blois The visitors weren't far to post a second defeat in a row to Antibes (22-36 over QT 2&3). But the azureans had an accurate wake up in the last QT (6/10 3pts). At 64-64, Doubal (16pts, 4/8 3pts) nailed the decisive 3 pointer, completing Julien Doreau (200-F-83)'s nice figures (16pts, 9rbs, 3stl, 3ass).

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FYR MACEDONIA

Kozuv and Teteks go top10/29/2007 9:12:19 AM -by Todor Chalovski
Results from Day 5 of the Second Macedonian league VARDAR CENTAR - KOZUV 74:81, ABA - TETEKS 56:65, GOCE DELCHEV - POP SPORT VSA 88:83, PLEJMEJKER KUBUS - TORUS 81:86, HERAKLEA - OVCE POLE, Game NEGOTINO - LEOV ANGELI is postponed.

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GERMANY

2. Bundesliga Pro B: Statistical leaders10/29/2007 4:51:56 AM -by Moritz Korff
After the first six rounds of the 2. Bundesliga Pro B let's take a look at the best individual performers so far: Points per game: 1. David Bunts (189-G-79, college: Pacific) - Bielefeld: 25.7 2. Tim Burnette (188-G-82, college: Tarleton St.) - Kirchheim: 21.5 3. Ike Stafford (190-G-81, college: Albertson) - Breitenguessbach: 21.

Boxley works out with 46ers10/29/2007 10:15:10 AM -by Moritz Korff
The Giessen 46ers (1. Bundesliga) have brought in Seamus Boxley (201-C-82, college: Portland St.) for a try-out. At the end of this current week a decision will be made if the 25-year-old Forward stays for longer. Boxley averaged 16.4 points, 8.1 boards and 2.7 assists in 36 games for Matrixx Magic Nijmegen (Holland, First Division) during the 2006-2007 campaign.

Mensah Taylor leaves MBC10/29/2007 11:59:11 AM -by Moritz Korff
Mensah Sadikki Taylor (198-F-80, college: Gardner-Webb) and Mitteldeutscher BC (2. Bundesliga Pro A) have agreed on going seperate ways. The reason for this step is, that the club needs another Point Guard, because Lukas Hoepke (183-G-86) suffered a heavy concussion recently. As a consequence Taylor temporary had to run the point, which is not his natural position.

Frankfurt: Meeking returns10/29/2007 4:04:56 PM -by Moritz Korff
Antonio Meeking (203-F-81, college: Louisiana Tech) is back in the Bundesliga. The 26-year-old Forward joined the Deutsche Bank Skyliners Frankfurt, the club he already suited up for during the 2005-2006 campaign. He averaged 12.6 ppg and 4.9 rpg in nine games of the Bundesliga back then.

2. Bundesliga Pro A: Highlights of Gameday 610/29/2007 3:09:28 AM -by Moritz Korff
Play of the Day: Ty Shaw (202-F/C-79, agency: Scorers 1st Sportmanagement, college: Albertson) - VPV Giants Noerdlingen: 12 pts, 13 rbs, 10 as, 3 st, 1 bs Points: Drew Williamson (183-G-84, college: ODU) - Mitteldeutscher BC: 26 Rebounds: Ronald Thompson (208-F/C-81, agency: 7-Miracles Management, college: Morehouse) - Mitteldeutscher BC: 15 Assists:

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GREECE

A2: Match Day 5-Great road win for Ionikos Lamias in Pagrati10/29/2007 3:10:20 PM -by Chris Mammides
After five weeks there are not undefeated teams, Iraklis lost in the derby with Peristeri while Ionikos Lamias beat Pagrati in zero time. Top scorer for this fifth week was Ilias Tomaras (181-G-81) of Halkida who scored 29 points with great statistics helping his team to beat Sporting. The results and the scorers were as follows: P. Faliro - MENT 79-76 Quarters: 21-16, 40-37, 57-44 and 79-76.

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HOLLAND

PromotieDivisie Scores: MSV remains unbeaten10/29/2007 3:50:03 AM -by Terry Cooper
Five games were in action as a few teams begin to establish themselves in the league. MSV remains the only unbeaten team in the league as they topped a fiesty Leiden2 club 70-62 win on the road using only 7 players due to injuries and a strong night from Peter Vader (205-C-80) leading MSV with 21pts 12 rebs.

Ian Hanavan left Hanzevast Capitals 10/29/2007 4:09:40 AM -by Fred Roggen
Ian Hanavan (200-F/C-80, agency: Court Side, college: Evansville) have left by directly Hanzevast Capitals and will end up the rest of the season for Antwerp Diamond Giants. In mutual consultation Hanavan and the governing board of Hanzevast Capitals have decided dissolve the contract by directly.

Ormskerk to Omniworld Almere 10/29/2007 1:22:40 PM -by Fred Roggen
Omniworld Almere has adding Jeromy Ormskerk (190-G-84) to strengthend its roster. The pointguard played last season for ZZ Leiden but did not offered a new contract for this season.

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HUNGARY

Round 410/29/2007 9:26:49 AM -by Tamas Deri
PLANET LEASING-DOMBÓVAR KC - SZOLNOKI OLAJ KK 76-62 (25-8, 18-16, 14-19, 19-19) Dombovar, Att.: 1.000, Referees: Forrai, Kapitany, Torok DOMBÓVAR: Julien Mills (193-G-84, agency: Warren Sports, college: Ball St.) 16/6, Mike English (194-F-82, agency: Interperformances, college: Mo.-Kansas City) 16, Deak A. 9/6, Bodi 2, Du Juan Wiley (206-C-75, college: Michigan St.

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IBL

Explosion Basketball PARTNERS UP WITH ea sports in the development of nba live 0910/29/2007 2:43:57 PM -by John Gary
courtesy oursportscentral.com Explosion basketball will provide players with the required skill sets to be used for motion capture in the development of ea sports NBA LIVE 09. These talented players will work with the NBA Live team to capture realistic basketball motion for the next chapter in EA successful basketball game.

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INDIA

IOB confident of retaining Fed Cup10/29/2007 8:25:02 AM -by Santhosh Kumar
Defending champions Indian Overseas Bank have a mountain to climb when they begin their campaign at the 23rd Federation Cup basketball tournament in Rourkela, Orissa, from October 31. With two of their international players, Mihir Pandey and Ravikumar, sidelined with injuries, the Chennai-based team have their work cut out at the country's showpiece event for clubs.

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ISRAEL

Israel Premier League - Week 110/29/2007 8:52:22 AM -by Elad Zeevi
Naryia 87 - M. Tel-Aviv 90 A big dissapointment for Naharyia, who lost a big chance for a big win. Maccabi continued to struggle, as they did against La-Mahn in the Euroleague, but big minutes from Sharp, Vicic and Vonteego Cummings (192-G-76, college: Pittsburgh) at the end (with the help of Naharyia players), gave them the close road win.

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ITALY

Lega2-4th Day10/29/2007 6:03:31 AM -by Gabriele Fioretti
4 players weren't enough for Novara against Pavia (BJ McKie (188-G-77, college: S.Carolina) at 27 scored) in the friday TV match. Rimini came back to its defense and defeated Soresina (17 scored by Silvio Gigena (200-F-75)) thanks to 19 pts by Darrel Lewis (192-G-76, college: Lincoln (MO)). 22 scored by David Moss (196-F-83, agency: SportsTalent, college: Indiana St.

Serie A Week 710/29/2007 3:03:19 AM -by Stefano Pini
Montepaschi Siena continues to play his tournament, working hard don't considering so much the results. Against Scafati Ksystof Lavrinovic (210-C-79) and Rimantas Kaukenas (193-G-77, college: Seton Hall) combined for 35 points. A little milestone for Kaukenas: he reached 2000p. scored in Serie A (in 123 games). Siviglia Wear Teramo won at Cantù after an OT.

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KOSOVO

New name for BC "Drita"10/29/2007 11:36:24 AM -by Edona Shabani
Basketball Club “Drita” from Gjilan decided by the Board of the Club on October 10, 2007, in the competitive edition 2007/08 will participate with a new name which is “RC COLA DRITA”. Source: www.fbk-ks.com

Coaches's licesing10/29/2007 11:47:52 AM -by Edona Shabani
Coaches Commission of BFK after checking up the participation in clinics and the membership payment of kosovar coaches took this decision: I. Licensed coaches for the 2007/08 edition: 1. Arben Krasniqi 2. Albert Sylejmani 3. Jeton Nixha 4. Bekim Maxhuni 5. Agron Ceku 6. Burim Morina 7. Artan Piperku 8. Artan Mehmeti 9. Bujar Begu 10.

Trade deadline for seniors10/29/2007 11:43:47 AM -by Edona Shabani
The trade deadline for seniors ended today on 4:00 pm.

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MALDIVES

3rd NATIONAL BASKETBALL LEAGUE 200710/29/2007 11:12:28 PM -by Mohamed Rishan
The 3rd National Basketball League started here Male Maldives on the 19th of October with 6 Clubs in the 1st DIVISION Category ( Victory sports Club, The Group Sports Club, Hurricane Basketball Club, Sports & Recreation Club, Kudahenveiru United & Red Line Club ) from which 4teams would Qualify for the National Tournament later commencing on the 4th of this October.

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MALTA

Start of League 2007/200810/29/2007 10:52:23 AM -by Bernard Vassallo
Gatorade League 1 Div. Men Compleet IS SW 44 Siggiewi Smina 69 (12-15)(12-12)(9-21)(11-21) Compleet didn't start the defence of their league title on a right note. They were soundly beaten by a Siggiewi side who grew in stature as the game progressed. Compleet were not their usual selves, ans Siggiewi exploited cracks in defence, not frequently seen in Compleet matches.

Tables10/29/2007 11:33:40 AM -by Bernard Vassallo
Link to Tables - Men 1 - both Shiled and League 2007/2008. Men 2 Women. As on Sunday 28 October 2007. League and Shield Standings.

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MONTENEGRO

Ulcinj win 80-77 against Niksic10/29/2007 2:42:14 PM -by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball club Ulcinj win in premier game of 2 Round of MNT 1A Opportunity league against BC Niksic 80-77 (19-16,19-22,18-19,24-20).in team of BC Ulcinj was again Marko Sekulic (206-C-86) with 29 point and 14 rebounds (44 index points/record of season).Good game play more Sokolj Kasimi 15 pointas and Aleksandar Ivanovic 14 points.

MNT1B - BC Budva win game against BC Centar 85-6810/29/2007 2:54:50 PM -by Dragan Scepanovic
Basketball club Budva win in derby game 2 Round of MNT1B division in Budva against BC Centar B.Polje 85-68.In team of BC Budva good game play Drazen Nikic with 23 points ( shoot 13-10),Stojanovic Patar score 16 points and Filip Goranovic score 15 points and 7 rebounds In team BC Centar good game play Musovic with 20 points.

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NEW ZEALAND

Bad luck for Breakers in Melbourne10/29/2007 4:44:08 AM -by Eurobasket News
NZ Breakers suffered two straight losses as they traveled to Melbourne in Round 6 of NBL. First New Zealand took on the League leading Tigers and had little hopes en route to a 90:115 defeat. The Tigers never looked hesitating as they drove to the 8th straight win in the season.

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POLAND

Records of the IV Round:10/29/2007 10:32:04 AM -by Michal Falkowski
Evaluation: 26 - Ruben Boykin (Atlas Stal) 24 - Donatas Slanina (Prokom Trefl) 21 - Alex Dunn (Anwil), Patrick Okafor (Anwil), Wojciech Szawarski (Atlas Stal) Points: 21 - Norman Richardson (SPEC Polonia) 20 - Alex Dunn (Anwil) 18 - Patrick Okafor (Anwil), Ruben Boykin (Atlas Stal), Wojciech Szawarski (Atlas Stal), Bobby Dixon (Polpak), Donatas Slanina

IV Round - Anwil won in the top game, Prokom demolished Slask, first winner of Polpharma and Atlas still unbeaten10/29/2007 10:09:16 AM -by Michal Falkowski
26.10.2007 Prokom Trefl Sopot - Slask Wroclaw 86-51 (26-11, 17-16, 17-14, 26-10) Prokom Trefl: D.Slanina 18 (2), C.Harissis 12 (2), M.Gurovic 11 (1), T.Van den Spiegel 10, R.Wolkowyski 7 (1), T.Best 6, A.Waczynski 5 (1), K.Roszyk 5 (1), T.Masiulis 5 (1), F.Dylewicz 3, A.Lapeta 2, P.Zamojski 2 Slask: O.Stevic 13, D.Robinson 11, D.Tomczyk 9 (1), S.

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PORTUGAL

Proliga round 410/29/2007 7:56:48 AM -by Bruno Baltazar
Complete lis of results: Sangalhos- Fisica 71 / 81 Queluz - Atletico 72 / 68 This game showed a tremendous Bryan Foss with BRYAN FOSS - 32,56 MIN - 23 PT - 5/6 LL - 9 RESS. - 1 ASS in a very equilibrated game in the result but in the game Queluz dominated the game grabing many rebounds ,clrealy superior game for Queluz in a bad referee exibition.

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PUERTO RICO

Siroki Prima pivo sign Sharif Fajardo10/29/2007 4:55:57 PM -by Eurobasket
Siroki Prima pivo strengthened their roster with addition of 31-year old American power forward Sharif Fajardo (205-F/C-76, college: UTEP, agency: Edge Sports). Fajardo played most recently at Cangrejeros de Santurce (Puerto Rico).

Boricuas Abroad and Western in Bayamon10/29/2007 11:44:57 AM -by Alessandro Fontana
Boricuas Abroad: EUROPE: Filiberto Rivera played a great game with Napoli, He scored 23 points (5/11 2pts, 1/6 3pts, 10/14)+4rebs and 10 assists!! in 39 minutes. Napoli was defeated after an overtime against Premiata Montegranaro 95-101. "Filo" was the "head and the heart" of the team.

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SERBIA

Vizura inked Nenad Pistoljevic10/29/2007 3:38:30 AM -by Dragan Jankovski
BC Vizura from Belgrade agreed terms with a point guard Nenad Pistoljevic (196-G-80, agency: Octagon), who played last season on Cyprus for Decatlon APOEL Nicosia. Pistoljevic also used to play for Cherkassy Monkeys, Lukoil Akademik, Borac Banja Luka and FMP. Vizura won Serbian B league last season and recorded one win in A league so far.

Markovic and Stanojevic smashed Napredak Rubin10/29/2007 3:49:45 AM -by Dragan Jankovski
Mega Aqua Monta, with a new head coach Aleksandar Kesar on the bench, outplayed Napredak Rubin in Belgrade's hall Sumice 111:92. Game with a lot of points was decided in the second quarter which hosts finished having plus 14.

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SINGAPORE

Second half rally not enough for the Slingers10/29/2007 5:04:50 AM -by Eurobasket News
Singapore Slingers - Sydney Kings 90:99 Singapore Slingers nearly posted an outstanding comeback rally against the Sydney Kings at home but fell just short in the final minutes. Sydney withstood a fierce comeback run from the hosts and delivered their 7th victory. Singapore were miserable from the field in the starting frames and fell behind 30 points at halftime.

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SLOVENIA

Slovan brings on try-out Lewis, Olimpija signs Rizvic10/29/2007 6:28:48 PM -by Matej Bergant
Geoplin Slovan Ljubljana called on try-out US player Gentry Lewis (206-F/C-81, agency: China-Hoop, college: Philander Smith). He will stay with the team for one week. Lewis spent last season playing in teams such as Spes Rieti in Italy and KK Niksic in Montenegro. Union Olimpija again decided to sign Hasan Rizvic (212-C-84) untill the end of this season.

Spurs trade Udrih to Timberwolves10/29/2007 6:58:11 PM -by Matej Bergant
The San Antonio Spurs announced today that they have traded Slovenian Beno Udrih (194-G-82) to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for a protected 2008 second round draft pick. Udrih's role on the team decreased last season as Jacque Vaughn (185-G-75, agency: Octagon, college: Kansas) took over as backup to star point guard Tony Parker (183-G-80).

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SPAIN

Round 6: Zach Williams MVP LEB-Silver and Brett Beeson MVP LEB-Bronze10/29/2007 10:47:51 AM -by Daniel Fernandez
Zach Williams (201-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Wright St.) (201-F-82, agency: Court Side, college: Wright St.) (Club Ourense Baloncesto) was the MVP in the 6th Round in the Adecco LEB-Silver with 29 of efficiency. Brett Beeson (193-G-72, college: Minnesota St. Univ.) (Balneario Archena) was the MVP other time in the 6th round in the Adecco LEB-Bronze with 51 of efficiency.

Ratko Varda joins Menorca10/29/2007 11:56:28 AM -by Francisco Martinez
ViveMenorca is the last team in ACB staidings. They have not win any game in the current season after 6 rounds, and it's time to reinforce the roster in order to look for a weapon which could help them to threat the rival rims. The chosen man is Ratko Varda (213-C/F-79, agency: Beo Basket), who played in ACB last season, after signing for Real Madrid.

Hospitalet inks Doyal10/29/2007 1:34:32 PM -by Robert Mayor
C.B. L' Hospitalet has decided to sign American player Harold Doyal (205-C/F-73, agency: Court Side, college: W.Washington) for the remaining of the season. LEB oro team was looking in market for a 'big' player and Doyal is the chosen one. Harold has Spanish experience after playing for Tenerife, Murcia, Calpe and Melilla, where last season averaged more than 11 points and 5 rebounds per game.

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U.S.VIRGIN ISL.

Spurs: Star forward Tim Duncan seems to be getting better with age10/29/2007 8:26:54 AM -by David Edole
Jeff McDonald Express-News Staff Writer There are nights when his knees creak, mornings when his back aches. There are days he'd rather spend slipping into a warm bath instead of slamming into Shaquille O'Neal for two hours. These are the days in which Tim Duncan (208-F-76, college: Wake Forest) feels every day of 31 years old. “I can definitely feel the miles sometimes,” Duncan says.

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USBL

Former Brooklyn King Justin Marshall Expanding Game in Portugal10/29/2007 2:53:13 PM -by Surujh Roopnarine
Queens native Justin Marshall (6'8''-F-85, college: Iona), a member of the 2007 Brooklyn Kings is playing this fall/winter for Sampaense in Portugal's PROliga division. This past weekend Marshall was named MVP of the round as he exploded for 41 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists as Sampanese defeated Academica 86-77.



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Women News

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AUSTRALIA - Women

Sydney Uni Flames maintain the lead -by Eurobasket News
Sydney Uni Flames remained with a perfect record in the WNBL championship as they edged Dandenong Rangers 62:46 in Round 4. The Flames grabbed control of the game played in Launceston early on and stayed ahead throughout the encounter.

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BELARUS - Women

Two wins and one loss in Baltic League -by Eurobasket News
Three Belorussian teams played last night in Baltic league. Two of them reached the wins, while BC Minsk-2006 lost to TIM-SCUF. Ukrainian TIM-SCUF came back to the Baltic League and remains undefeated. Its last victim to the top of the group was BC Minsk-2006 that lost 114 : 62. TIM-SCUF played much better and conquered the court from the first minutes of the game.

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BELGIUM - Women

Round 2 results and stats -by Eurobasket News
Belgium league played the second Round recently and left three teams with 2-0 record. IMC Waregem, Dexia and BBC Boom won the first two games of the league. IMC Waregem beat St-Katelijne Waver at home 69:50. Three quarters were enough for the hosts to relax in the game. Even though St-Katelijne Waver won the last 8:16, they only reduced the margin.

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BWBL - Women

Three teams remain undefeated. All stats and results of Sunday games -by Eurobasket News
One of the most enormous rounds is on the way to finish in Baltic league. The weekend including Friday brought us 20 games and there will be one more on October 30st. So far three teams remain unbeaten and rule the league. Ukrainian TIM-SCUF came back to the Baltic League and remains undefeated. Its last victim to the top of the group was BC Minsk-2006 that lost 114 : 62.

Standings
BWBL Standings 1. Arvi 9-1 2. Laisve 8-2 3. Olimpia 7-2 4. TTT Riga 7-3 5. Avantis T. 6-4 6. Ol.-NAEK 4-5 7. Lemmink.3-7 8. Minsk 2006 3-7 9. TLU/AJ 3-7 10. Audentes 3-7 11. Berezina 1-9

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ESTONIA - Women

Tallinna Living improves to 2-1 in Baltic league -by Eurobasket News
Last night brought one win and one loss for the Estonian teams. Tallinna Living won the game and improbed to 2-1 in the standings. TLU/VOLTA lost the second game and fell at 1-2. Estonian Tallinna Living overcame Lemminkainen 82 : 71. In this game the first quarter was a result of the whole game. Tallinna Living won the opening with 26:16 and never looked behind after it.

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FRANCE - Women

LFB: Round 1 - Basket and the City 3 summary -by Leslie Anderson
The number of spectators was down on the previous years number mainly due to the fact that one could now watch the games live on the internet and a second reason was the clash with the start of schools half term break. The LFB Logo has changed to mark the 10th anniversary or the organisation and have introduced a shade of pink in the new symbol.

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GREECE - Women

Panionis, Siemens and Aris improved to 3-0 -by Eurobasket News
Panionis, Siemens and Aris improved to 3-0 in the standings of Greek league. Three team reached another wins defeating their opponents. Panionis overcame Esperides Ravenn 71:56. MOSBY Bernice led the winners with 22 points and 10 rebounds. DELI Katerina produced 16, while QUEENAN Brooke had 14. Dimitra Kalentzou (174-G-78) top-scored for Esperides Ravenn with 13 points.

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ITALY - Women

Serie A1, day-2: stats and results -by Carlo Grilli
Phard Napoli - Famila Wuber Schio 66 - 54 (21-18, 31-26, 47-42) PHARD NAPOLI: Paterna S. (0/2), Cirone M. (0/1, 0/2), Mauriello P. , Giauro S. 8 (4/5), Adia Barnes (180-F-77, college: Arizona) 9 (2/4, 1/1), Gentile I. 11 (2/3, 2/3), Jekabsone L. DNP , Horasan Y. 8 (2/9), Ndiaye A. 8 (4/7), Holland-Corn K. 22 (4/7, 1/3). Coach Molino Nino FAMILA WUBER SCHIO: Consolini C.

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KAZAKHSTAN - Women

Barsy Atyrau still winless in BWBL -by Eurobasket News
One of the most enormous rounds is on the way to finish in Baltic league. The weekend including Friday brought 20 games and there will be one more on October 30st. Barsy Atyrau lost the fourth game in a row. On Sunday game the team lost to Olimpia 68:90. Barsy Atyrau started the campaign with 22:18 and hoped for the first win in Baltic league.

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LATVIA - Women

RS TTT Rapa reaches the first win in Baltic League -by Eurobasket News
RS TTT Rapa won the first game in the BWBL. The team had a great game over LTU j. team to leave them winless so far in the standings. Avantis/Turiba lost to Arvi and has 2-2 record. Latvian Avantis/Turiba lost to Lithuanian Arvi 60 : 71. The latter took a control after the opening quarter that they won 13:28. Avantis/Turiba woke up in the second but could only reduce the score.

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LITHUANIA - Women

TTT Riga gains speed in LMKL -by Eurobasket News
TTT Riga dismantled Egle 152:35 away from home to grab their 4th win in the season. TTT hardly met any serious opposition as they rolled to a 35:8 advantage after the first frame. They extended their lead to insurmountable 76:16 at halftime and never looked back afterwards. TTT Riga just set up records nailing unbeliavable 47 points in the fourth period.

Lithuanian teams are 3-0 and 0-3 in the BWBL -by Eurobasket News
Two Lithuanian teams celebrated another wins in Baltic league, while two others lost their games. Arvi and Laisve improved to 3-0 record, while Lemminkainen and LTU j. team are 0-3. Latvian Avantis/Turiba lost to Lithuanian Arvi 60 : 71. The latter took a control after the opening quarter that they won 13:28. Avantis/Turiba woke up in the second but could only reduce the score.

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NEW ZEALAND - Women

Christchurch return from road trip winless -by Eurobasket News
Bendigo - Christchurch 96:58 The Christchurch Sirens returned from their 6-games road tour without victories and fell to 0-7 record in the WNBL ladder. Lately they faced Bendigo at the Shepparton Basketball Stadium and could not challenge their opponents falling short 58:96. The Sirens defense was not their strong side that night as Bendigo easily piled up points from all the ranges.

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POLAND - Women

FGE MVP - Gameday 3: Petra Stampalija - eval: 28 -by Wojciech Strzebinczyk
Gameday 3 was succesfull in MVP category for Petra Stampalija (190-C-80). CCC Polkowice inside player game against Utex ROW Rybnik spent on the floor 33 minutes and recorded 18 points (9/14 2fg), grabed 13 rebounds and dished 2 assists and stole 1 ball. Her total evaluation result was 28 raiting points. According to www.PLKK.pl

FGE MVP - Gameday 4: Ewelina Kobryn - eval: 31 -by Wojciech Strzebinczyk
Ewelina Kobryn (193-C-82) like a first polish player was MVP of gameday in PLKK. This time in Gameday 4 she was best on the floor against LKS AGD Siemens Lodz. Wisla Krakow center spent on the floor 33 minutes and recorded 19 points (8/10 2fg, 3/3 ft), grabed 9 rebounds and dished 3 assists, blocked 1 shot and stole 3 balls. Her total evaluation result was 31 raiting points.

Pabianice no more in FGE !!! -by Wojciech Strzebinczyk
Board of PLKK officially anounced that MTK Pabianice will not participate in Ford Germaz Extraleague in season 2007/2008. All games of Pabianice are already cancelled. League will continue season with 13 teams. System of league schedule not changed and playoffs are for team 1-8 and playouts 9-13. source: www.PLKK.pl

FGE Gameday 3: Cukierki lost at home with MUKS -by Wojciech Strzebinczyk
Cukierki which no lose yet have no luck at home in game against MUKS Poznan and lost by 14 points. In other games won favorites. Away Wisla beat Energa, Lotos Duda and at home won AZS Gorzow with Inea Poznan and CCC with Utex. Game Lomianki - Jelenia Gora was cancelled because of financial troubles of AZS J.

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PORTUGAL - Women

CAB wins their 6th Supercup -by Bruno Baltazar
CAB with the win yesterday ,is the team with more Supercup trophys . The final result of 86-66 for CAB against ESSA shows a superiority but in the half CAB lead was just by 3 points,but again they diference was made in the 2nd half. A defensive zone thru many steals got a partial of 29-16 for CAB in the 3rd quarter .

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PUERTO RICO - Women

Juncos and Carolina 1-0 in the Semifinals BSF 2007 -by Alessandro Fontana
Juncos won the first game of the Semifinals Series BSF 2007 against Ponce 68-59. Valencias Juncos had a great Yoliana Cabrera, Our MVP of the game, with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Juncos won without "her star" Pietra Gay who could not play due to an injury. Next game will be on 30th October at 8 p.m. JUNCOS-PONCE= 68-59 J= Yo.

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SPAIN - Women

Iria Villar joins to Extrugasa Vilagarcia for a month -by Ivan Villar
The galician team signed quickly Iria Villar (191-C-78) after the troubles of passport of Marina Kress,who still cannot travel to Spain.The center Iria Villar had decided to retire after play in Burgos last season.But she accepted the offer because its only for a month and she'll be near her home (Pontedeume,A Coruña).

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SWEDEN - Women

Sunday results -by Eurobasket News
Sunday brought three more games in Swedish league. Two more games of Round 3 are scheduled on October 30 and the first day of November. The game between 08 Stockholm HR and Telge was the key one in Round 3. Both tea,ms had zero in the column of the losses and Telge remained with it. The team had a road win over 08 Stockholm HR 68:85.

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UKRAINE - Women

Tim-Scuf improves to 4-0 -by Eurobasket News
One of the most enormous rounds is on the way to finish in Baltic league. The weekend including Friday brought 20 games and there will be one more on October 30st. So far three teams remain unbeaten and rule the league, including Ukrainian Tim-Scuf. TIM-SCUF came back to the Baltic League and remains undefeated. Its last victim to the top of the group was BC Minsk-2006 that lost 114 : 62.