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Nov 18, 2014

LFB round 7: Saturday rules do not apply on Sunday

LFB round 7 of the 2014-2015 season was an offensive festival with 1023 points in 7 games./ Il pleut des points ...

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Nov 10, 2014

LFB: Kathy Wambe would have enjoyed last weekend

When the assists are high, you win most of the time in the LFB. / A part Calais, toutes les équipes qui font plus de passes décisives, gagnent.

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Nov 03, 2014

Some climb the LFB ladder while Tango and Montpellier come to a halt

A high scoring week in the LFB leaves no teams undefeated after just five rounds of games./Après la 5e journée en LFB, il ne reste pas une seule équipe invaincues.

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Oct 27, 2014

Basketball news: A week to forget for Hainaut Basket

Jimmy Ploegaerts must be thinking that October is not his month, while Mélanie Plust is likely to head all basketball news in Lyon./Quand les joueuses de Hainaut Basket souffrent ...

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Oct 26, 2014

Basketball news: Not the start Villeneuve d'Ascq wanted for new season

The main basketball news for round 2 of the LFB was the season ending injury to Matea Vrdoljak from Arras./Arras perd son match et son capitaine!

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Oct 20, 2014

Playing basketball on day 2 of the Open LFB is much more physical

Playing basketball on day 2 of the Open LFB is more physical with Basket Landes, Charleville Mézières & Nantes Rezé winning./2e journée de la 10e Open LFB: COB Calais en difficulté.

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Oct 19, 2014

When playing basketball at the Open LFB, Tango Bourges Basket always wins

Bourges Basket are at home playing basketball at the Open LFB in Paris with their 10th victory. Tarbes, Arras and Mondeville also won on day 1./10e victoire au 10e Open LFB pour Bourges ...

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Oct 18, 2014

Another Open LFB victory for Mondeville

Marine Johannes

Marine Johannes propelled USO Mondeville to victory over Lyon (78-70) with an impressive third quarter burst.

Oct 18, 2014

Arras hold off Angers

Michelle-PLOUFFE

Michelle Plouffe scored 14 points and picked up 12 rebounds to help Arras beat Angers (66-61)

Oct 18, 2014

Picture Video from Open LFB Media day

Oct 18, 2014

Kalis Loyd helps Tarbes to victory

Kalis Loyd

Kalis Loyd scored 26 points in leading Tarbes to victory against Hainaut Basket (83-72)

Jul 07, 2014

Criticism of World Championship in Miquel Bordoy Cano's last blog entry

Miquel Bordoy Cano's last day blog entry about the U17 World Championship for Women is not flattering with a lot of harsh words.

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Jul 07, 2014

FIBA U17 World Championship for Women winners are the USA again

USA three-peat in retaining FIBA U17 World Championship for Women title, France finish 8th./3e fois d'or pour les USA, Espagne en argent, Hongrie en bronze, France 8e!

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Jul 06, 2014

World Championship final thoughts for Spain by Miquel Bordoy Cano in his blog

Miguel Bordoy Cano's blog of the the World Championship's sixth day is about strategies for Spain to beat the USA.

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Jul 06, 2014

U17 World Championship finalists are Spain and the USA

USA and Spain will fight for the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship title while France play for 7th place./L'Espagne et les USA se battront pour l'or, la France se contentera d'une éventuelle 7e place.

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Jul 05, 2014

World Championship U17 Women - One on one with Sue Phillips

One on one: USA basketball U17 coach Sue Phillips at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women talks to wbbif.

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Jul 05, 2014

World Championship can be very emotional, says Miquel Bordoy Cano in his blog

Miguel Bordoy Cano's blog about the World Championship's fifth day is about all the emotions and disappointment for the winning and losing teams.

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Jul 04, 2014

U17 World Championship semi-final without France

France were eliminated by Spain in the quarter-final of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women./Ce n'est pas la France qui sera au semi-finale du Championnat de monde de basket fémin U 17.

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Jul 03, 2014

World Championship wins should be joyful, says Miquel Bordoy Cano in his blog

Despite qualifying in the U17 World Championship for the quarter finals, Miquel Bordoy Cano feels that the qualified teams should feel a little happy about their success.

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Jul 03, 2014

2014 U17 World Championship - No shocks in the round of 16

The World Championship quarter-final is set after a dramtic day of action. / Les équipes de la quart de la finale après la phase de 16 connaissent leurs adversaires.

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Jul 02, 2014

World Championship blog of day 3: Miquel Bordoy Cano awaits more

The blog about the third day of the FIBA U17 World Championship by Miquel Bordoy Cano is seeing more commitment by the teams.

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Jul 02, 2014

U17 World Championship for Women brackets set

After three days of basketball at the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women, the brackets are set as the competition moves to the elimination stage./La 1e phase du mondial U 17 s'achève.

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Jun 30, 2014

World Championship for Women day 2 thoughts: Breather

Find out about the thoughts of the 2nd day of the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women from Miquel Bordoy Cano's view.

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Jun 30, 2014

FIBA U17 World Championship drama in Klatovy and Pilsen

It was raining in Pilsen while the host of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship fell in overtime on day 2 in Klatovy. / La deuxième journée était intéressante ...

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Jun 29, 2014

FIBA U17 World Championship for Women - Disappointment on opening day

wbbif presents the daily thoughts of the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women by Miquel Bordoy Cano.

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Jun 29, 2014

FIBA U17 2014 World Championship Women is off and running

No shocks on day 1 of the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in the Czech Republic/Les premiers matchs du championnat de monde féminin de FIBA U17 ...

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Jun 28, 2014

FIBA U17 World Championship for Women 2014

The Czech Republic hosts the third edition of the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in the towns of Klatovy and Plzen./Quelques changements en 2014 du Championnat du monde de basket U17 féminin

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May 18, 2014

LF2 Final Four final winner is Perpignan Basket 66

The LF2 Final Four final winner is Perpignan Basket 66 after beating COB Calais (76-56)./COB Calais échoue dans sa quête de gagner la finale de la final four contre Perpignan Basket (56-76).

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May 18, 2014

The LF2 Final Four bronze medal returns to Pau Lacq Orthez

In the LF2 Final Four bronze medal match, Pau Lacq Orthez repeated its exploit from last year, beating Roche Vendée ./Pau Lacq Orthez gagne pour la 2e année consécutive bronze dans le Final 4.

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May 18, 2014

2014 LF2 final four hosts Calais make it to final

COB Calais avenge 2013 LF2 final defeat against Pau Lacq-Orthez (69-66). / COB Calais a le dernier mot dans le 2e match de la Finale Four et le remporte contre Pau Lacq Orthez.

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May 18, 2014

2014 LF2 Final Four: Perpignan Basket 66 in the final again

Perpignan Basket qualify for their second LF2 championship game after edging out Roche Vendée (55-53). / Perpignan réussit d'emporter de peu la demi-finale de la Final Four sur Roche Vendée.

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May 11, 2014

2014 Coupe de France goes to Tango Bourges Basket

Bourges Basket win the Coupe de France Joë Jaunay for the 9th time by beating Villeneuve d'Acsq (57-48)./Villeneuve échoue contre Bourges Basket dans leur quête de gagner la Coupe de France.

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May 11, 2014

Trophée féminin Coupe de France 2014 winners are CSP Rezé

CSP Rezé win the 2014 edition of the trophée féminin Coupe de France by beating Geispolsheim (71-53). / Une deuxième visite à Paris leur rapporte le trophée féminin: CSP Rezé.

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May 10, 2014

Coupe de France returns to Lyon after 39 years

Lyon lift the U17 Coupe de France by beating Bourges Basket (59-50)./Pour la 1ere fois depuis 39 ans, la Coupe de France retourne à Lyon pour les U17 s'imposant contre Bourges Basket.

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May 04, 2014

LFB Challenge Round series won by Lyon BF

For the first time in their LFB history, Lyon BF win the Challenge Round title.

They beat Nantes-Rezé (76-61) with Mistie Bass top scoring with 19 points backed up by Bintou Dieme, Romy Bär, and Milica Dabovic.

May 03, 2014

Play-off final: Tango Bourges Basket to meet Lattes-Montpellier

Lattes-Montpellier beat in their best-of-three series for the third match Basket Landes (69-57) with Géraldine Robert top scoring with 21 points.

The best-of-three final series starts on 18 May 2014.

May 02, 2014

LFB play-off semi-finals: yet to be decided

In the best-of-three series Tango Bourges Basket win the first two matches (62-50) and (59-49) against Villeneuve d'Ascq to become the first finalists.

Lattes-Montpellier however, having lost at home to Basket Landes (58-59), defeat their opponents (71-55) on the road with Gunta Basko-Melbarde, Géraldine Robert and Ingrid Tanqueray with 13 points each to force a third encounter, to be played this evening ...

May 02, 2014

Challenge Round final 2nd leg / Challenge Round Finale retour

Despite a monster performance by Sarah Michel with 4 rebounds, 6 steals, 7 provoked faults, to go along with 28 points, Nantes Rezé lose in Lyon (72-76).

Lyon BF have four players in double digits to force a third match in their quest for winning the Challenge Round final, to be played on Saturday, 20h.

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Malgré les efforts de Sarah Michel (28 points, 4 rebonds, 6 interceptions, 7 fautes provoquées), Nantes Rezé succombe à Lyon (72-76).

Ainsi Lyon BF égalise 1-1. La belle se jouera demain à 20h.

Apr 30, 2014

Challenge Round final 1st leg / Challenge Round Finale aller

Nantes Rezé win at home (79-73) in the first leg of the final against the team-mates of Mistie Bass (14 points, 8 rebounds) Mélanie Plust (14 points), Emiljia Podrug (11 points, 11 rebounds) from Lyon BF.

Cayla Francis (22 points, 15 rebounds) and Isis Arrondo assured the victory for Nantes (18 points).

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Sur le dos de Cayla Francis (22 points, 15 rebonds) et une bonne performance de Isis Arrondo (18 points), les Nantaises arrivent à revenir au score des Lyonnes pour finalement emporter le match (79-73).

A suivre ... Match retour, le jeudi 1er mai (18h à Lyon) et belle éventuelle, le samedi 3 mai (20h à Lyon).

Apr 28, 2014

2014 LFB Challenge Round finalists: Nantes Rezé and Lyon BF

Nantes Rezé and Lyon BF have qualifed for the 2014 LFB Challenge Round final. / Les finalistes du Challenge Round sont Lyon BF et Nantes Rezé.

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Apr 22, 2014

LF2 coaches bid farewell with one week to go

With the playoff and relegation places settled, it is the coaches making the news in LF2./Charnay et Dunkerque Malo sont reléguées avec une journée à jouer avant la finale 4.

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Apr 21, 2014

LFB winners and losers for 2013-2014

The 2013-2014 LFB regular season ended with Cavigal Nice and Arras at the bottom and Bourges on top. / Le top 4 dans les playoffs, les 4 équipes pourchassantes dans le Challenge Round ...

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Apr 12, 2014

Czech Republic to host FIBA U17 World C'ship for Women instead of Slovak Republic

The 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women, originally set to take place in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, will instead be played in the Czech Republic.

The decision comes following the suspension of the Slovak Republic's national basketball federation by FIBA's Central Board this week.

The Czech cities of Klatovy and Plzen, roughly 100 kilometres to the south west of the country's capital Prague, will host the third edition of the FIBA U17 World Championship for Women.

Apr 12, 2014

Semi-final results of Euroleague Women

While Tango Bourges Basket almost edged their encounter with Fenerbahçe but ended up losing by a small margin, UMMC Ekaterinburg, the hosts, disappoint as they lost to Galatasaray Odeabank.

UMMC Ekaterinburg meet Bourges Basket in the third-place match while Fenerbahçe play Galatasaray in the final today.

Fenerbahçe 59-50 Tango Bourges Basket

UMMC Ekaterinburg 70-77 Galatasaray Odeabank

Apr 09, 2014

Tango dance into the semi-final of ELW semi-final

Cathy Joens, Marianna Tolo and Endéné Miyem with 14, 13 and 10 points apiece lead Tango Bourges Basket to victory and also to their qualification to the semi-final of the EuroLeague Women competition.

The results of day 3 are:

Fenerbahçe 58-57 Sparta&k M. R. Vidnoje

Galatasaray Odeabank 58-56 Kayseri Kaski Spor

Tango Bourges Basket 65-52 Galatasaray Odeabank

UMMC Ekaterinburg 71-56 ZVVZ USK Prague

In the two semi-finals UMMC Ekaterinburg will meet Galatasaray Odeabank whereas Tango Bourges Basket will have to play Fenerbahçe.

Apr 09, 2014

Tango Bourges Basket lose again in ELW Final 8

Results of day 2 of Final 8 in Ekaterinburg:

Kayseri Kaski Spor 48-55 Sparta&k M. R. Vidnoje

Nadezhda Orenburg 57-55 ZVVZ USK Prague

Bourges Basket 43-82 UMMC Ekaterinburg

Galatasaray Odeabank 66-68 Fenerbahçe

Ekaterinburg have qualified for the semi-finals after destroying Bourges Basket with better shooting and rebounding action.

None of the Tango players got over 10 points while Sandrine Gruda was the top scorer for Ekaterinburg with 16 points.

Fenerbahçe made it two wins from two games with Isabelle Yacoubou-Dehoui contributing 11 points for their close victory.

Apr 08, 2014

EuroLeague Women results of Final 8

Day 1:

Fenerbahçe 64-58 Kayseri Kaski Spor

Spartak M&R Vidnoje 61-68 Galatasaray

Ekaterinburg 80-47 Nadezhda Orenburg

USK Prague 56-51 Bourges Basket

Despite the efforts of Endéné Miyem with 18 points and 9 rebounds, the Tango lose out in their offensive rebounding to suffer a defeat on the first day of the Final 8 action.

Isabelle Yacoubou contributes 11 points in Fenerbahçe's win while Sandrine Gruda with 12 points and 11 rebounds helps Ekaterinburg to roll over Nadezhda Orenburg.

Apr 08, 2014

Two rounds of results in one week for LFB and round 23 results for LF2

Round 23 results for LFB:

Bourges Basket 63-45 Lattes-Montpellier

Arras 42-68 Basket Landes

Charleville-Mézières 81-48 Cavigal Nice

Toulouse 84-88 Angers

Nantes Rezé 72-65 Lyon

Mondeville 66-75 Tarbes

Hainaut Basket 66-75 Villeneuve d'Ascq

Round 24 results for LFB:

Nantes Rezé 57-50 US Mondeville

Tarbes 80-82 Hainaut Basket

Lyon 48-55 Toulouse

Angers 65-71 Charleville-Mézières

Cavigal Nice 74-73 Arras

Basket Landes 83-76 Bourges Basket

Lattes-Montpellier - Villeneuve d'Ascq

(to be played on 9 April)

Round 23 results for LF2:

COB Calais 84-68 Illkirch Graffenstaden

Dunkerque Malo 68-74 Le Havre

Pau Lacq-Orthez 69-79 Reims

Léon Trégor 71-74 Roche Vendée

Perpignan 51-43 Pays d'Aix

(Perpignan 68-51 Reims during the week)

CFBB 39-54 Charnay

Chartres 70-48 Limoges ABC

Mar 30, 2014

LFB and LF2 results of this weekend

LFB, week 23:

Lyon BF 89-70 US Mondeville

Cavigal Nice 54-65 Toulouse

Basket Landes 65-56 Charleville-Mézières

Lattes-Montpellier 78-68 Arras

Villeneuve d'Ascq 58-71 Bourges Basket

Tarbes 67-73 Nantes Rezé

Lattes-Montpellier, second in the LFB standings, stay one game clear off Villeneuve d'Ascq whereas Nantes Rezé have assured a place in the LFB Challenge Round.

With this defeat, the Niss'Angels are almost relegated. If US Mondeville win one of their remaining three games, Cavigal Nice are returning to LF2.

Angers and Hainaut Basket are yet to play. If Angers win, then they have a chance to grab a place in the Challenge Round.

LF2, week 22:

Le Havre 68-60 Léon Trégor

Reims 57-52 Perpignan

Illkirch Graffenstaden 68-67 Chartres

Charnay 77-84 COB Calais

Limoges 69-53 CFBB

Aix-en-Provence 72-45 Dunkerque Malo

Roche Vendée 80-48 Pau Lacq-Orthez

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