Villanova opens NCAA season with win over Boston College

Villanova opens NCAA season with win over Boston College

On the opening night of the 2020-21 NCAA basketball season, the third-ranked Villanova Wildcats defeated Boston College 74-67 on Wednesday evening in the opening round of the Empire Classic in Uncasville, Connecticut. For Villanova, Jeremiah Robinson-Earl was the key performer. He had 14 of his 18 points in the second half. As a result, the […]

Marc Gasol to join Lakers

Marc Gasol to join Lakers

Marc Gasol is joining the reigning NBA champion Los Angele Lakers, according to published reports. The three-time All-Star and the club have finalized a two-year deal. The 35-year-old big man played for the Toronto Raptors for the past 1 1/2 years. Gasol spent the majority of his career with the Memphis Grizzlies before being traded […]

Olimpia Milano improves to 8-0

Olimpia Milano improves to 8-0

Olimpia Milano improved to 8-0 in the Italian Serie A with a convincing victory over Cantu on Sunday. The unbeaten league leaders received strong performances from several players in an 89-71 win. Spanish point guard Sergio Rodriguez paced Olimpia Milano with 24 points and six assists. Trailing 44-43 at halftime, coach Ettore Messina’s club dominated […]

Izzet Turkyilmaz moves to Balikesir Büyükşehir Belediyespor

Izzet Turkyilmaz moves to Balikesir Büyükşehir Belediyespor

Veteran center Izzet Turkyilmaz has finalized a contract to play for Turkish League club Balikesir Büyükşehir Belediyespor. The 30-year-old previously played for rival Bursaspor, and the 50th overall pick (Denver Nuggets) in the 2012 NBA Draft averaged 3.7 points and 2.4 rebounds last season. The 213-cm Turkyilmaz, who competed for Turkey at EuroBasket 2011, has […]

Celtics legend Tom Heinsohn dies at 86

Celtics legend Tom Heinsohn dies at 86

Tom Heinsohn, a bruising, intense forward on the Boston Celtics dynasty of the 1950s and ’60s who later had success as the team’s coach, passed away on Tuesday. He was 86. Heinsohn was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a player (1986) and as a coach (2015). He played on eight […]

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