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After defending Euroleague champions Olympiacos took care of business in an 85-81 win over Caja Laboral Baskonia last week, Greece-based media outlet Ekathimerini spun their game wrap under the headline “Greek stars gift Reds opening Euroleague win.” Indeed, last year’s heroes Giorgos Printezis and Vassilis Spanoulis were instrumental in the comeback victory, providing 33 points […]
The preliminary Team Greece roster of 17 players has been announced and, despite the notable exclusion of Theo Papaloukas, the 2006 FIBA World Championship silver medalists are bringing quite the squad to the 2010 edition of the competition. EΣAKE’s two most celebrated franchises are naturally well-represented, with six Panathinaikos players and five from Olympiacos making […]
So call BallinEurope kooky: While everyone else with an eye on basketball – even European basketball, for Arvydas Sabonis’ sake – is concentrating on the NBA free-agent market, BiE is all attention on the 2010 FIBA World Championship for Men tipping off in Turkey in August. Naturally, bookmakers too are into it and the early […]
I love it when a plan comes together. David Hein, he of heinnews.com, FIBAEurope.com and probably 10,000 other outlets, has wrapped coverage of the just-completed FIBA U20 European Championship Men. Having returned home to Germany from the competition in Rhodes, poor David sought ideas (more of them, i mean) for another basketball column to which […]
The 2009 edition of the FIBA U20 European Championship Men is in the books, with unstoppable Greece topped France thanks to five starters scoring in double figures for the gold medal. For the bronze, Spain barely held off yet another comeback from surprising Team Italy to win. FIBA roundups follow.
With game threes in the book, the qualifying round of the FIBA U20 European Championship Men heads into the home stretch. Yesterday’s games had hometown Greece overcoming Russia in a real nail-biter, 73-71; Spain held off a frenzied Italian comeback to win 62-60; Croatia overcame Montenegro, 76-70; and Turkey destroyed Ukraine by a frankly unbelievable […]
Reporting for heinnews, David Hein provides coverage from the U20 European Championship in fantastic Rhodes. Playing out were Spain v. Russia, Latvia v. Slovenia, Greece v. Belgium, France v. Italy and Ukraine v. Serbia. (heinnews) – Looking at the first day of action at the U20 European Championship, a few of the big names were […]
Going on this week is the FIBA U20 European Championship Men and hard-working sports reporter David Hein of heinnews is live in Rhodes to cover the action. From the heinnews website, then, comes reportage of basketball action in … the hotel buffet area?
Six Europeans have been included in the World team for the 2009 Nike Hoop Summit, which will be played on April 11 in Portland, Oregon. The roster features Guard Edwin Jackson of France (Nanterre), Serbian forward Milan Macvan (Hemofarm), Lithuanian center Donatas Motiejunas (Aisciai Kaunas), Greek guard Nikos Pappas (Real Madrid), French center Kevin Seraphin […]
The Olympic Games 2008 are history but the next basketball events for the national teams are just around the corner: Eurobasket 2009, World Championships 2010 and of course London 2012. BallinEurope.com takes a look at the current situation of Europe’s Olympic participants and gives an outlook into their future. To start, we are analyzing the […]