Talks resume over basketball lockout - Dec 6, 2012
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Talks aimed at ending the Lebanese basketball lockout have resumed, two people with knowledge of the situation said Tuesday, claiming the conflicting sides have made great strides toward a settlement, as the stalemate enters its second week. The discussions began quietly Saturday, and are expected to continue through the week, sources told The Daily Star on the condition of anonymity because the talks were intended to remain confidential. The talks between the five objecting clubs and the Lebanese Basketball Federation are centered on a tentative deal which suggests the formation of a committee tasked to manage the top league division. Head of the basketball union Robert Abu Abdallah revealed late Monday that the league would resume Friday, announcing that the newly elected federation had agreed on launching a committee with even representation between both sides. However, Tamam Jaroudi, director of Riyadi, one of the five objecting teams, informed The Daily Star that the five clubs havent approved the statement of Abu Abdallah and that they are still holding out for their demands of forming a neutral committee comprised of the five members he said. Having said that, that does not mean we havent made a step forward, actually we are making some progress towards a solution and obviously each side has to give up a little of their demands for the sake of Lebanese basketball he added. Our main demand right now is that this committee have full power to manage the league, under the supervision of the federation, and with an assurance from the federation that they wont start planning for next years Super league, Jaroudi said. The season has been on hold since Nov. 24 and it is likely to be postponed for another week. Courtesy of: www.dailystar.com.lb
72 hours before the Final four, teams are not allowed to change their imports anymore.
Here is the last import list for the 4 teams:
Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut : Dewarick Spencer (193-G-82, agency: Higher Vision Sports, college: Arkansas St.) and Loren Woods (218-C-78, college: Arizona)
Sagesse - Al Hekmeh Beirut : Quincy Douby (191-G-84, college: Rutgers) and DeShawn Sims (203-F-88, college: Michigan)
Champville : Jeremiah Massey (202-F-82, college: Kansas St [read more]
72 hours before the Final four, teams are not allowed to change their imports anymore. Here is the last import list for the 4 teams:
Ten teams started A very long Regular season followed by the playoffs, only four teams deserved the opportunity to compete for the only two tickets for the final battle .
League's leaders , Riyadi will be facing the League's ranked fourth Champville .
This Series will kick off on Friday the 24th of may .
Riyadi took its final decision by choosing Dewarick Spencer and Loren Woods to play along their Local team mates [read more]
Ten teams started A very long Regular season followed by the playoffs, only four teams deserved the opportunity to compete for the only two tickets for the final battle . League's leaders , Riyadi will be facing the League's ranked fourth Champville . This Series will kick off on Friday the 24th of may . Riyadi took its final decision by choosing Dewarick Spencer and Loren Woods to play along their Local team mates. Champville and after winning their first ever Waba Trophy, decided on keeping both Jeleel Akindele and Jeremiah Massey who showed a tremendous level that took the Lebanese Current Champions to a very high level .
On the other side of the pool, Sagesse who finished the regular season as second, will face mouttahed ( third ) in a battle that is expected to be a thrilling war zone. Thursday the 23rd will show this series' debut. Sagesse is coming from a somehow easy series against hoops, and a withdrawal from Waba due to unknown reasons, while mouttahed just finished last night it's playoffs series against the power horse Byblos.
In the fourth game of the best-of-five first-round playoffs series of the Lebanese League that took place yesterday at Jbeil, Byblos clinched the win (96-92) against Al Moutahed Tripoli, to force a decisive game 5 tomorrow in Tripoli at 16:00.
Al Moutahed Tripoli players started the game focused and they were able to put Byblos star player Jasmon Youngblood (195-G-84, college: Kent St.) in an early foul trouble in the first three minutes of the first quarter [read more]
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