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1.       si++
3785 posts
 12 Oct 2011 Wed 09:20 pm

GS Men have beaten Fenerbahçe men in a 103-97 thriller winning the prestigous President Cup.


GS Men are really hot this year. Recently the won a ticket to the Turkish Airlines Euroleagu. The coach Oktay Mahmudi is really a good coach who successfully manages his team.


Well done boys. Keep up!

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2.       si++
3785 posts
 17 Oct 2011 Mon 10:35 am

After GS Men, GS women as well have won the prestigious President Cup beating the FB women 85-78.

From: http://www.ntvspor.net/haber/basketbol/50436/kadinlarda-cumhurbaskanligi-kupasi-galatasarayin

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3.       si++
3785 posts
 11 Nov 2011 Fri 01:11 pm

Union Olimpija - Galatasaray 70-79 Second Euroleague win in Galatasaray´s history. The Turkish squad handed 70-79 home loss to Union Olimpija on Wednesday night. Both teams had 1-2 record in Group D before this meeting. Galatasaray shined when it mattered most to take this valuable win. Olimpija trailed 63-64 midway through the fourth quarter but Furkan Aldemir (207-F-91) and Joshua Shipp (196-G/F-86, college: UCLA) took over in crunch time to lead Galatasaray to a crucial win   [read more]


Bizkaia Bilbao - Fenerbahce Ulker 70-73 Fenerbahce Ulker grabbed valuable victory in Bilbao on Wednesday night. The reigning Turkish champion handed 70-73 loss to Bizkaia Bilbao improving to 2-2 record in Group A. The home squad dropped to 1-3 after this meeting. Fener shined in the finish to take this victory. Bilbao seemed to have the game under control, as they had 67-59 lead with 5:12 to go   [read more]

4.       si++
3785 posts
 26 Nov 2011 Sat 11:16 am


NBA owners, players reach tentative deal

NEW YORK (AP)—NBA owners and players reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout.

After a secret meeting earlier this week, the sides met for more than 15 hours Friday, working to try to save the season. This handshake deal, however, still must be ratified by both owners and players.

“We’ve reached a tentative understanding that is subject to a variety of approvals and very complex machinations, but we’re optimistic that will all come to pass and that the NBA season will begin Dec. 25,” Commissioner David Stern said.

NBPA president Derek Fisher and the players face an uphill battle.
(Getty Images)

The league plans a 66-game season and aims to open camps Dec. 9.

“We thought it was in both of our best interests to try to reach a resolution and save the game,” union executive director Billy Hunter said.

The Christmas Day deadline created a sense of urgency because that schedule is traditionally a showcase for the league. This season’s three-game slate was to include Miami at Dallas in an NBA finals rematch, plus MVP Derrick Rose(notes) leading Chicago into Los Angeles to face Kobe Bryant(notes) and the Lakers.

A majority on each side is needed to approve the agreement. The NBA needs votes from 15 of 29 owners. (The league owns the New Orleans Hornets.) Stern said the labor committee plans to discuss the agreement later Saturday and expects them to endorse it and recommend to the full board.

The union needs a simple majority of its 430-plus members. That process is a bit more complicated after the players dissolved the union Nov. 14. Now, they must drop their antitrust lawsuit in Minnesota and reform the union before voting on the deal.

Because the union disbanded, a new collective bargaining agreement can only be completed once the union has reformed. Drug testing and other issues still must be negotiated between the league and the players.

The settlement first was reported by CBSSports.com.

When last talks broke down, the sides were still divided over the division of revenues and certain changes sought by owners to curb spending by big-market teams that players felt would limit or restrict their options in free agency.

On Nov. 14, players rejected the owners’ proposal, which included opening a 72-game schedule on Dec. 15, announcing instead they were disbanding the union, giving them a chance to win several billion dollars in triple damages in an antitrust lawsuit.

Two days later, players filed two separate antitrust lawsuits against the league in two different states. On Monday, a group of named plaintiffs including Carmelo Anthony(notes), Steve Nash(notes) and Kevin Durant(notes) filed an amended federal lawsuit against the league in Minnesota, hoping the courts there will be as favorable to them as they have been to NFL players in the past.

Now, players will dismiss that lawsuit and get back to the business of basketball.


From: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news?slug=ap-nbalabor


This is bad new for our teams who have signed some NBA players with an option to release them if the lockout ends.

5.       si++
3785 posts
 30 Nov 2011 Wed 03:28 pm

Deron Williams says he will miss Istanbul

From: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=deron-williams-says-he-will-miss-istanbul-2011-11-29


Deron Williams has won the hearts of Beşiktaş Milangaz fans after playing only 12 matches with the team. Apart from leading Beşiktaş to a great start of 10 wins in the process, he has set the Eurochallenge Cup record with 50 points over Göttingen.
Deron Williams has won the hearts of Beşiktaş Milangaz fans after playing only 12 matches with the team. Apart from leading Beşiktaş to a great start of 10 wins in the process, he has set the Eurochallenge Cup record with 50 points over Göttingen. AP photo

Deron Williams has won the hearts of Beşiktaş Milangaz fans after playing only 12 matches with the team. Apart from leading Beşiktaş to a great start of 10 wins in the process, he has set the Eurochallenge Cup record with 50 points over Göttingen. AP photo

Although he only spent three months in Istanbul, Deron Williams said it will be hard to leave the city and his teammates.

The superstar point guard is set to leave Beşiktaş Milangaz just a few months after he chose to play in Turkey during the NBA lockout. Now that team owners and the players union in the U.S. have reached an agreement, however, the new 66-game season will start on Christmas Day, meaning it is time for Williams to pack his bags.

Williams had a real impact on Beşiktaş Milangaz during those three months. First and foremost he was the main contributor to turning the team from a mere mid-table challenger to a title contender. The Black Eagles have only lost twice out of all 12 matches in which Williams played.

The athlete admitted he was used to the idea of staying in Istanbul longer.

“Three months is a long time, and I had close friendships with my teammates. I am sure I will miss them. I was thinking I would stay here until the end of the year,” he said to Turkish broadcaster NTV Spor yesterday. “Leaving them behind will be hard. I wish I could have stayed. I would like to come and play here some time again, but that doesn’t seem likely in the near future.”

Williams also sang praises for coach Ergin Ataman. “He’s been a great coach for me, he is doing his best to help the team win,” he said. “He is one of the greatest coaches in Europe and one of the best I have worked with.”

Williams also enjoyed living in Istanbul, which he cites as a main reason of choosing Beşiktaş Milangaz.

“Istanbul is a beautiful city and I loved the other [Turkish] cities I’ve travelled to as well. My wife travelled to [famous Aegean holiday spot] Bodrum and she loved it there,” he said. “The food was great as well. I loved kebabs, baklava…I loved börek, it was my favorite. It is a wonderful country and I hope to come for holiday in the future.”

Before he takes his talents back to the New Jersey Nets, Williams is set to bid one last farewell to his fans. He is scheduled to attend meeting with his fans before Beşiktaş Milangaz’s Eurochallenge match against Leiden. There will be a ceremony just before the tip-off in which his jersey will be hung from the ceiling of the Milangaz Arena.

Thanks to his commanding presence on the court, there is no doubt that Beşiktaş Milangaz fans will not forget Williams. Fans will especially remember his 50-point haul against Göttingen on Nov. 22, which was a performance for the ages. “I just want to thank them all for their support,” he said.

6.       si++
3785 posts
 02 Jul 2012 Mon 08:36 am

NBA opens doors for three Turks


Turkish center Furkan Aldemir (L) was picked by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Turkish center Furkan Aldemir (L) was picked by the Los Angeles Clippers.

Three Turkish players were picked by NBA teams as the draft was made on June 28.

The Denver Nuggets had 2.16-meter center İzzet Türkyılmaz, who was playing for Banvit in Turkey, as a No. 50 pick in the second round, while Galatasaray Medical Park center Furkan Aldemir was picked by the Los Angeles Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets picked Pınar Karşıyaka forward İlkan Karaman.

“Congratulations to İlkan, İzzet and Furkan,” Utah Jazz’s veteran center Mehmet Okur tweeted yesterday. “Now we are nine [Turks] in the NBA. Welcome to the club.”


From: here

7.       tunci
7149 posts
 01 Jul 2013 Mon 12:35 pm


Turkey´s ´basket fairies´ clinch bronze medal at Eurobasket



The third spot in France is the second straight big achievement of the ´basket fairies´ after the silver obtained in Russia two years ago. AA photo


Turkish women´s basketball confirmed expectations, as the national team won the bronze medal at the FIBA European Championships held in France, dominating Serbia 92-71 in yesterday´s game.

In the final game the hosts, qualified after eliminating Turkey in the semis, where they took revenge for the defeat at the same stage of the 2011 tournament, were surprisingly edged out by Spain 70-69.

It is the second straight big achievement of the nicknamed "basket fairies" after the silver obtained in Russia  two years ago. That medal had allowed the Turkish team to participate in the Olympic Games in London, a first in Turkey´s sport history.

Star pivot Nevriye Yılmaz was unstoppable against Serbia with 19 points and 4 rebounds. The U.S. pivot naturalized Turkish citizen Kuanitra Holingsvorth also had a flawless game, signing a double-double with 18 points and 16 rebounds. Playmaker Birsel Vardarlı also showed her talents, netting 17 points and totaling five assists. Esmeral Tunçluer clinched 15 points.

Jelena Milovanovic´s 23 points were not enough for Serbia, which failed to respond to Turkey´s pace during the second half of the game, after going in the break one point ahead, 44-43.


Aferin size kızlar..! {#emotions_dlg.applause}


Source :http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-basket-fairies-clinch-bronze-medal-at-eurobasket.aspx?pageID=238&nID=49785&NewsCatID=366


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