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Jan 9, 2015

Huertas shines as Barcelona sink Panathinaikos

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Double Euroleague champions Barcelona edged six-time winners Panathinaikos 80-76 after Brazilian guard Marcelinho Huertas underlined their precision from long-range with a flurry of accurate shots on Friday.

Barcelona nailed 12 three-pointers from 20 attempts and Huertas buried six from eight as the home side overcame an early 10-point deficit to bounce back from last week’s shock defeat at Alba Berlin.

Jan 8, 2015

Holders Maccabi show the way for Euroleague big guns

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Holders Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Red Star Belgrade 78-67 after an electrifying display and other basketball heavyweights also lived up to their billings in round two of the second group stage of the Euroleague on Thursday.

Real Madrid, winners of a record eight titles in Europe’s premier club competition, eased to a 93-78 home triumph against Galatasaray while CSKA Moscow stretched their perfect run to 12 victories by defeating Laboral Kutxa 99-90.

Jan 2, 2015

Real and CSKA victorious as Barcelona stutter

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Euroleague royalty enjoyed mixed fortunes in the opening round of the second group stage as Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow ground out tough road wins while Barcelona slid to a shock 80-70 defeat at Alba Berlin on Friday.

Eight-times winners Real registered a commanding 79-72 victory over Red Star Belgrade and CSKA beat Fenerbahce Istanbul 84-81 in overtime, with both teams silencing frenetic home support.

Dec 30, 2014

Panathinaikos, Galatasaray make winning starts

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Six-time Euroleague winners Panathinaikos started the competition’s second group stage with an 83-76 home win over holders Maccabi Tel Aviv while Galatasaray beat Zalgiris Kaunas 78-69 in an empty arena on Tuesday.

The first round of the Top 16, featuring two groups of eight teams, continues on Friday when Red Star Belgrade entertain Real Madrid in the match of the week and Fenerbahce are at home to CSKA Moscow in the other outstanding fixture.

Dec 30, 2014

Basketball-Panathinaikos, Galatasaray make winning starts

BELGRADE, Dec 30 (Reuters) – Six-time Euroleague winners Panathinaikos started the competition’s second group stage with an 83-76 home win over holders Maccabi Tel Aviv while Galatasaray beat Zalgiris Kaunas 78-69 in an empty arena on Tuesday.

The first round of the Top 16, featuring two groups of eight teams, continues on Friday when Red Star Belgrade entertain Real Madrid in the match of the week and Fenerbahce are at home to CSKA Moscow in the other outstanding fixture.

Dec 19, 2014

Nizhny and Zalgiris seal Euroleague Top 16 berths

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Euroleague debutants Nizhny Novgorod and 1999 champions Zalgiris Kaunas booked the last two berths in the competition’s second group stage on Friday.

Nizhny overpowered more fancied fellow Russians Unics Kazan 78-74 thanks to an outstanding performance by forward Tarence Kinsey and Zalgiris progressed after a dramatic 80-79 defeat of Italians Dinamo Sassari.

Dec 10, 2014

Basketball-Galatasaray and Red Star given crowd bans after fan death

BELGRADE, Dec 10 (Reuters) – Galatasaray and Red Star Belgrade have been handed crowd bans after a Serb fan was stabbed to death in violence last month ahead of their Euroleague basketball match in Istanbul, Europe’s elite club competition said on Wednesday.

Galatasaray, who won the match 110-103 in double overtime in their Abdi Ikpeci Arena, will play the next three home games behind closed doors and were fined 100,000 euros ($123,940).

Dec 5, 2014

Basketball-Red Star beat Valencia to reach Euroleague Top 16

BELGRADE, Dec 5 (Reuters) – Red Star Belgrade reached the Euroleague Top 16 with two games to spare after impressive performances from playmaker Marcus Williams and centre Boban Marjanovic helped them to a 77-68 win at Valencia on Friday.

The Serbian side improved their record to 5-3 and joined already qualified Olympiakos Piraeus from a finely balanced section, with the Greek side moving to a 7-1 record with an 89-79 home win over Lithuanians Neptunas Klaipeda.

Nov 30, 2014

Soccer-Partizan coach hit by firecracker and then sent off

BELGRADE, Nov 30 (Reuters) – Partizan Belgrade coach Marko Nikolic was hit by a firecracker in the first half and sent off for dissent in the second during their 1-1 draw at Novi Pazar in the Serbian first division on Sunday.

With away fans banned amid fears of crowd trouble, Novi Pazar supporters created an intimidating atmosphere which saw Nikolic struck by a hurled firecracker shortly after Danko Lazovic had headed the visitors in front.

Nov 27, 2014

Basketball – Grieving Red Star win as Real Madrid stutter

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Red Star Belgrade boosted their hopes of reaching the Euroleague Top 16 with a 79-62 home win over Neptunas Klaipeda in a sombre atmosphere on Thursday as the Serbian club mourned last week’s death of a supporter killed in fan violence in Istanbul.

Eight-time winners Real Madrid were stunned 85-75 at home by Unics Kazan, holders Maccabi Tel Aviv suffered an 84-61 home drubbing by CSKA Moscow and Olympiakos Piraeus lost their unbeaten record in an 89-70 defeat at Kutxa Laboral.

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      "I've been a sports reporter since 1996, having started in the news business as a Serbian-English translator in 1990. I am based in my hometown Belgrade, Serbia and my current job involves covering various top-level sports events at home and abroad."
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