FIBA suspended Roderick Blakeney

October 23rd, 2008

American guard with Bulgarian passport Roderick Blakeney will be punished for one year to play in European club tournaments. Reason for the punishment is his refusal to appear on the national team camp in Bulgaria in July, reported by BFBasketbol.
Blackney that game in extra qualifications in 2007 for national team, an invitation to join this summer, but declined on personal grounds. Following BFBasketbol referring to the provisions of FIBA Europe, asked the player to be imposed sanction. Today BFBasketbol office had received a letter, which FIBA Europe informed that an American with Bulgarian passport Roderick Blakeney, player of Turkish Türk Telekom is punished.
“After examining the correspondence supplied from BFBasketbol, FIBA Europe decided on the basis a.102.1 suspend the rights of Roderick Blakeney immediately as he is not entitled to play in European club tournaments in the territory and jurisdiction of FIBA Europe for the 2008/2009 season” , Says the letter.
Penalty can be abolished only “if Türk Telekom and Roderick Blekni reach an agreement with FIBA Europe BFBasketbol and received written confirmation of this from Bulgaria, says in the document.

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Bulgarian girls started with victory

October 23rd, 2008

The Bulgarian national team in basketball for women won with 74:70 (19:21, 23:15, 10:15, 22:19) the guests of Belgium in the Arena Samokov, where we successfully launched the first match from European qualifications.
Game was extremely contested and in the last monutes was not known who will win the match. To prove this, the players of both teams exchanged 12 times its leadership, but the last, who made this were Bulgarians. In the hall was legend George Glushkov, who is a manager in the development of Belgium in Bulgaria. Game appearance and the chairman of the Federation of Basketball – Mihail Mihov.  The meeting started poorly for both teams, which were making much mistakes in the early minutes. However Bulgaria lead first-satisfaction at the outcome in 10:6, but followed a series of 5:0 for Belgium. By the end portion of Belgium had an advance in the outcome and he 5 points reached in 21:16, but Tanya Chirov scored her triad final 19:21.  At the beginning of the second 10 minutes the game was equivalent to several times and the result was equal. Due to good shooting from a remote location of Tanya Chirov and Diana Naidenova, Bulgaria was able to lead with 40:34 and the rest withdrew with an advantage of 42:36.  At the beginning of the third part and it was the biggest difference in the match by 10 points for Bulgaria at 46:36, but then at least 50:42 our players marked 9 points to the opponent team and reaches a reversal 51:50 . However with score of Milena Tomova the girls of Nikolai Borukov fixed  result half an hour after the 52:51 game.
The dramma occurred in the last minutes, when the result was equal to 63:63. By the end game was point for point, as 60 seconds before the final whistle at 69:63 for Bulgaria, we had a chance once in three successive struggles the hosts failed to score. 19 seconds before the end at 72:70 Guneva failed to scored her two penalty stroke, but in attack the judges viewed the following steps to Hendrix. Final 74:70 Diana Naidenova formed by two fouls 7 seconds before the end. Moreover Tanya Chirova, which was most effective with 23 points and 7 struggles, a good game made even Evelina Guneva with 16 points, Milena Tomova with 12, Gergana Branzova with 11 and Diana Naidenova with 10. For Belgium with 16 points signed Lawrence S. Van Malderen and Sarah Leemans.
In the next second round in Group “D” Bulgaria guest of Greece.

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CSKA will get player from Italy

July 30th, 2008

CSKA will get a basketball player from Italy, told the president of the club – George Steryanopulos, currently located in Bologna. According to the official website of CSKA bost there must solve the problems about attracting a new player. The name of the new transfer of CSKA will be kept secret until the contract is not finalized.
“Just their presence in the boxing club will help the team. He is able to play equally well in positions 2, 3 and 4. The boy is 24 years and is 205 centimeters high,” says still in the Commission’s website. The team of CSKA already attracted young Nikos Bohoridis from the school of Aris (Salonika) and the fans are waiting and expect too much from the player, who has almost no proffecional experience.

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Bulgarian won versus Poland

July 25th, 2008

The national team of Bulgaria in basketball for men record first victory in control meeting as a guest before the European qualifications in August. The team of  Pini Gershon is imposed over Poland as a guest by 75:66 (16:14, 21:14, 23:16, 15:22) points.
The half time of Bulgaria had 9 points advance at 37:28, after a final score best for the Bulgarians was Ibrahim Jaber with 20 points, 6 and 3 assists struggles, followed by Todor Stoykov and Filip Videnov with 15.

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