PM says maximum effort needed to regulate sanctioning of fan violence at sporting events

Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Friday evening, following incidents at the basketball game played between Cedevita and Zadar during which police arrested several Zadar basketball club fans. condemned all incidents, saying that it was necessary to make maximum effort to legally regulate sanctioning of fan violence at sporting events.

Israel basketball team told by secret service not to play in Turkey

Israel's secret service Shin Bet has prohibited the nation's basketball club Ironi Nahariya from playing a FIBA Europe Cup last 16 match in Turkey over security concerns, a sports ministry spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Book on Drazen Petrovic, "the Mozart of Basketball" promoted in Zagreb

The Croatian edition of the book "Drazen: The Remarkable Life and Legacy of the Mozart of Basketball" by Australian author Todd Spehr was presented on Friday in Zagreb in the museum dedicated to Drazen Petrovic, a world-famous Croatian professional basketball player.

Durant leads US to another basketball gold, 96-66 over Serbia

Kevin Durant was on fire again as the United States trounced Serbia 96-66 in the basketball final for the last gold medal on offer at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, which were closing later Sunday.

Spain edge Australia 89-88 for basketball bronze

Sergio Rodriguez converted two free throws with 5.4 seconds left as Spain salvaged an 89-88 victory over heartbroken Australia for Olympic basketball bronze on Sunday.

US thrash Spain for sixth consecutive gold in women's basketball

The US women's basketball team cruised through to their sixth Olympic gold medal in a row on Saturday after thrashing Spain 101-72 at the Rio Games.

Serbia pull away from France for first medal in women's basketball

Serbia claimed a first-ever medal in women's basketball at the Rio Games Saturday when a third period burst took them away from France in the bronze encounter and set up a 70-63 win in Rio de Janeiro.

Croatia winner in Group B of men’s basketball

The Croatians were in control most of the game, and led 75-55 heading into the fourth quarter, Bojan Bogdanovic led Croatia (3-2) with 22 points.

Croatia men's basketball team beats Brazil 80-76

Bojan Bogdanovic of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets poured in 33 points as Croatia spoiled the party for hosts Brazil with an 80-76 win in Olympic basketball on Thursday.

Serbian, Croatian giants fly to Rio squished in low-budget seats

Serbia's water polo team, one of the safest bets for an Olympic gold, on Tuesday complained about the conditions they faced during an arduous trip to Rio de Janeiro, Belgrade daily Blic reported.

Serb rookie Jokic shines as Nuggets stop Raptors' streak

Nikola Jokic of the Denver Nuggets had the game of his NBA life and as a result the Toronto Raptors' winning streak is history.

"Big Three" help Cavaliers race past Spurs for fourth straight win

LeBron James scored 29 points and Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love added 21 apiece Saturday night as the hosts Cleveland Cavaliers ran roughshod over the San Antonio Spurs in a 117-103 victory, their fourth straight win. 

Spurs' Popovich named to coach West squad in NBA all-star game

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was named to guide the Western Conference in the NBA All-Star Game for the fourth time, the league announced Wednesday.

Serbian prime minister urges fans to vote for Serbs in NBA

Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic Tuesday called on the nation to vote for Serbian players in the US National Basketball Association All-Star ballot.