Apr 22, 2016

FIBA boss Baumann chosen as new SportAccord president

Swiss IOC member Patrick Baumann on Friday was elected president of SportAccord, an umbrella group of more than 90 Olympic and non-Olympic sports federations. Baumann, the secretary general of FIBA, basketball’s world governing body, defeated Russia’s Anna Arzhanova 55-25 in Friday’s vote. Arzhanova heads ...

Japan helping rise of 3x3 basketball

Feb 28, 2016

Japan helping rise of 3x3 basketball

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Japan hasn’t really appeared on the global map in basketball’s conventional five-man game. But when it comes to the 3×3 game, which basketball governing body FIBA is keen to promote worldwide, Japan is playing significant role. FIBA has run the World Tour circuit, the ...

Oct 29, 2015

Legendary Serbian coach Zeravica dies at 84

Serbia’s legendary basketball coach Ranko Zeravica, who with the former Yugoslavia won the 1970 FIBA World Championship, has died on Thursday at age 84, state-run RTS television reported. Zeravica, whose coaching carrier spanned over 50 years and who contributed significantly to the development of ...

Sep 19, 2015

Lithuania tops Serbia, advances to EuroBasket final

Lithuania beat Serbia 67-64 on Friday to advance to the final of the FIBA European Basketball Championship and clinch a slot at next year’s Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In its second consecutive final, Lithuania will play Spain on Sunday after ending Serbia’s unbeaten ...

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

Aug 14, 2015

Czech Republic cagers edge Japan in exhibition

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On Friday, the Japan men’s national team played its first official international contest since FIBA’s suspension of the Japan Basketball Association was officially lifted last Sunday. The result? Japan fell 68-66 to the Czech Republic in an exhibition match at Chiba Port Arena. Japan ...