Basketball In Europe
Strasbourg IG lifted on Sunday night the French Cup (Coupe de France) for the first time in the history of the club and remain on course for the domestic treble this season.
Dusko Ivanovic will dedicate himself to planning Bosnia and Herzegovina's EuroBasket 2015 campaign somewhat prematurely, following a speedy divorce with Panathinaikos this weekend.
A typically classy double-double from Candace Parker helped UMMC Ekaterinburg to defend their Russian Premier League title and secure a seventh straight Championship.
At this rate, Rimas Kurtinaitis runs the risk of his coaching résumé eventually overshadowing the legendary status he had achieved as a player, at least in the eyes of younger generations.
Tango Bourges are back on top in the French League after recapturing the LFB Championship, while ZVVZ USK Prague have added to their historic season by retaining their ZBL title.
Tomas Satoransky is confident that the Czech Republic will make the big leap in September and advance into the Final Phase of a EuroBasket tournament for the first time since 1999.
The calendar says it's 26th April yet JSF Nanterre's Mouhammadou Jaiteh feels like a kid before Christmas and no, it's not because of the cold front that swept Trabzon during the EuroChallenge Final Four.
European basketball has never witnessed a story like that of Pascal Donnadieu and EuroChallenge semi-finalists JSF Nanterre and such a remarkable fairytale will probably never be replicated.