CSKA Moscow Suffer 3rd Loss on Trot as 2017 Ushers in Round-16 of Euro-League Basketball

 January 9, 2017   R K Gupta

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The New Year for Turkish Airlines Euro-League Basketball Tournament began with Round-16 games of Regular Season. Seven results went in favor of home teams and the solitary road winner was Crvena Zvezda MTS Belgrade, who defeated Zalgiris Kaunas at Serbian capital’s Zalgirio Arena. Defending champions CSKA Moscow were handed their third consecutive defeat for the […]

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Euro-League Basketball Regular Season Reaches Halfway Mark after Round-15

 January 6, 2017   R K Gupta


After Turkish Airlines Euro-League Round-15 Games last week, it looked as if the qualification race will intensify in the remaining 15 Rounds. The points’ difference between 2nd and 13th placed teams is not great with the latter requiring just 4 wins in 15 matches to come within qualification zone. Another notable feature of last week’s […]

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Fenerbahce Remain Unbeaten after 5 Rounds of Top 16 in Euro-League Basketball Jan Vesely Named MVP for January

 February 3, 2016   R K Gupta

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Fenerbahce Istanbul is still the only undefeated team in Turkish Airlines Euro-league after 5 rounds of Top-16. On Thursday, they beat Cedevita Zagreb for their fifth consecutive victory. By all accounts, credit for Fenerbahce’s 5 straight wins is attributable to their Czech recruit Jan Vesely. In nearly every match in the New Year, Vesely’s image […]

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Spain Win Third FIBA Euro-Basket Title & Qualify for Rio Games As Do Runner-up Lithuania

 September 24, 2015   R K Gupta

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The 2015 Euro-Basket tournament came to an end on September 20, 2015 with two-time champion Spain winning it for the third time in the 39th edition of the FIBA sponsored biennial event. In the gold-medal match in the French city of Lille, Spain defeated 2003 champion Lithuania 80-63. The star of Spain’s victory was the […]

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With Top-16 Round-7 Games Over, Turkish Airlines Euro-league Basketball Reaches Halfway Mark

 February 17, 2015   R K Gupta

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On February 12 & 13 2015, eight exciting matches were played to conclude the Top16 Round-7. Another 7 Rounds remain in Turkish-Airlines Euro-league before the big event enters the knock-out phase. There were edge-of-the-seat finishes in five out of eight games with results coming only in last 60 seconds. In each Group, there were two […]

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Euro-league Basketball: Top 16 Round 3 Goes to Visitors with Three Teams Still Remaining Undefeated

 January 21, 2015   R K Gupta

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The Top16 action continued with Round-3 matches at different European venues on January 15 & 16 2015. The third week of the Top-16 Round-3 contests in the Turkish Airlines Euro-league was full of excitement and fans were preview to some great basketball show. Just as in Round-1, the Round-3 also belonged to the road warriors […]

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Euro-league Basketball Enters Play-off Stage

 April 12, 2014   R K Gupta

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The Turkish Airlines sponsored Euro-league basketball is now interestingly poised. With the completion of the league phase, the 8 contenders for the knock-out phase of the tournament, which begins on April 15, have clearly emerged. On April 10 and 11, every team from Group E and F finished its last league game. Seven of the […]

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Eurobasket 2013 reached new levels of social networking

 October 1, 2013   Maria Mitsova

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The 2013 European basketball championship in Slovenia might be remembered as the first one to be completely covered by the social media cloud. With Twitter developing every day new circles of connections, Eurobasket 2013 used it to reach out to media and people on another level. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube were constantly updated from the FIBA […]

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Eurobasket 2013: When the players do the talking

 September 28, 2013   Maria Mitsova

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Great coaches make great players. Talent, work, and good coaching is what it takes to climb up the ladder.When it comes to National teams though, we might have witnessed something different. I can’t claim to be the best analyst in the business of basketball writing, and there are surely thousands of experts to make better […]

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Turkey and Russia fall in flames out of Eurobasket 2013

 September 16, 2013   Maria Mitsova

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Turkey and Russia may as well compete who is the bigger disappointment on Eurobasket 2013.Both teams left for Slovenia with great expectations, and came back home after just one week of the tournament. Both were placed in the same group, together with Greece, Italy, Finland and Sweden, with the three best to move to the […]

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