Lebanese & Worldwide Sports

Aussie Boomers defeat Iran to win inaugural FIBA Asia Cup

JUST when the moment mattered most, it was a Boomers veteran who pushed Australia over the FIBA Asia Cup finish line. Brad Newley stepped up in a big way in Australia’s grand final game against Iran, leading the Boome...

Will hosts Lebanon finish among the top 5 teams at China's expense?

Lebanon are coming off a decisive win last night and will pull out all the stops to ensure they end the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 on a bright note and finish among the top five. Standing in the hosts' way are the Chinese, who,...

Iran dash Lebanon’s Asia Cup dreams

Iran bated the hosts, they dared them to commit from deep. And Lebanon’s response was a frigid shooting night as they inevitably succumbed to an 80-70 loss in the Asia Cup quarterfinals Wednesday. Despite Iran’s 3-2...

Gilas eyes revenge vs Qatar

Gilas Pilipinas, which has got back at tormentors South Korea, Iran and China in a good run from the 2013 Manila Asian joust, also seeks revenge versus Qatar as they slug it out at the close of group plays in the 2017 FIBA...

Lebanon leap into second round at Asia Cup

Lebanon will aim to make quick work of minnows Chinese Taipei in the Asia Cup second round Monday, as a daunting task against the mighty Iran team awaits the hosts in the quarterfinals. A 96-74 rout of Kazakhstan Saturday ...

Gilas Pilipinas Defeats Iraq to Earn 2nd-Straight Win in 2017 FIBA Asia Cup

On the strength of a third-quarter outburst, Gilas Pilipinas defeated Iraq 84-68 to improve to 2-0 in Group B play at the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup in Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon. The Philippines led by just one point at halftime, bu...

Lebanon set to bounce back strong against Kazakhstan

Two days after a close defeat to New Zealand, Lebanon are certainly raring to bounce back big time against Central Asia champions Kazakhstan. Lebanon were in a good position to win against the Kiwis two nights ago, but ...

New Zealand prevail despite Khatib heroics

A vintage display from talisman Fadi al-Khatib was not enough Thursday as Lebanon fell to New Zealand 86-82 in an enthralling encounter in Zouk. The 38-year-old rolled back the years to register a game-high 33 points along...

Basketball: Tall Blacks shine to topple Lebanon

The young Tall Blacks have claimed their biggest scalp on their biggest stage to date. The inexperienced squad have defeated hosts Lebanon 86-82 in front of a raucous crowd at the Asia Cup, in one of the most impressive...

Lebanese Tiger or El Khatib cites the good, and bad from the win over Korea

One down but a lot more to go. That's the reality facing hosts Lebanon at the FIBA Asia Cup following their 72-66 win over Korea. The Cedars very nearly blew a 13-point advantage they had when a Korea comeback coincided...

Philippines, vengeance is sweet against China

Two years after their infamous Final loss in Changsha-Hunan, the Philippines dealt sweet vengeance against perennial tormentors China. The Philippines have had a painful history facing China at the continental level, an...

Lebanon labor past SKorea to open Asia Cup

Wael Arakji showed up when it mattered most for a sluggish Lebanon Tuesday as the hosts eked out a 72-66 win against South Korea in their opening Asia Cup game in Zouk. The Riyadi point guard led the team with 22 points an...

FIBA Asia Cup 2017: Boomers open with big win over Japan

Australia's inexperienced Boomers entered the FIBA Asia Cup with a bang on Tuesday night with a big win over Japan. The Boomers featured a host of first-time players as their NBL-based side took on Japan, a team conside...

Basketball: Tall Blacks too good for woeful Kazakhstan

The Tall Blacks have started their Asia Cup campaign on a winning note, but with plenty to work on. A 70-49 victory over Kazakhstan was a minimum requirement for the young Tall Blacks side, who initially laboured before sp...

FIBA Asia Cup 2017: Competition schedule confirmed

The finalized competition schedule for the Group Phase and the Final Phase of the FIBA Asia Cup 2017 has been announced. Asia’s premier basketball event will tip off in the Lebanese capital at 13:30 local time on Augu...

Cedars looking to build 'chemistry' at Jones Cup: assistant coach

With less than a month left before the FIBA Asia Championship in Manila, the Philippines, the national team is stepping up its preparations for the biennial meet. The Cedars will stop over for the prestigious Jones Cup whe...

Uzbekistan match: Cedars' chance at redemption

It may seem an obvious thing to say, yet it’s worth stating clearly all the same: Lebanon didn’t travel this far along the road to Brazil 2014 just to play Qatar.At times over the past few weeks, it has felt li...

National team faces turmoil

The wealth of competitiveness and talent showcased in this year’s Lebanese basketball league should signify great times ahead for the country’s national team.Enormous potential lies in the combined skills of ve...

Qatar edges past Lebanon in World Cup qualifier

Qatar has edged past Lebanon in the Asian qualifying round for the 2014 World Cup, thanks to a solo goal by striker Sebastian Soria.The two sides played the opening Group A World Cup qualifier match in Beirut on Sunday.&nb...

Bucker puts final touches on team for qualifying

Lebanon coach Theo Bucker put his players through their paces Wednesday, putting the final touches on his side that will take to the field Sunday in the country’s first ever game in the fourth round of Asian World Cu...