- Published on Thursday, 15 September 2011 19:46
- Written by ZORAN MILOSAVLJEVIC
Holders Spain and surprise package Macedonia advanced to the European basketball championship semi-finals in contrasting fashion today after beating their respective opponents.
Spain, who won their first title at Eurobasket 2009 in Poland, blew away Slovenia 86-64 while Macedonia, playing in only their third tournament as an independent nation, stunned hosts Lithuania 67-65.
The two will meet in Friday's opening semi-final while the winners of the Russia v Serbia and France v Greece quarter-finals, scheduled for Thursday, will clash in the other semi.
- Published on Saturday, 13 August 2011 23:44
There are now leagues that unite players whose families were once involved in a terrible conflict, and there is one person who symbolizes such unity. If there was a basketball equivalent of the Nobel Peace Prize in the former Yugoslavia, ripped apart by ethnic tensions, then Vlade Divac would be the unanimous winner