Daily review begins with news from tennis. Novak Djokovic qualified for the semifinals of the ATP World Finals. World No. 1 managed to beat Tomas Berdych with 6-3, 7-5. In the semifinal of the last major tournament of the year, Djokovic will face Rafael Nadal. In the second duel in Stan Smith Group, Rodger Federer was better than Kei Nishikori. The Swiss won in three sets, 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 to secure first place in the group. Tomorrow will be known who will face Rodger in the semifinals.
Spanish media reported that Real Madrid is interested to sign Lucas Lima. The Brazilian, who currently plays for Santos is considered to be one of the best players in South America. The problem for the Royal club could be the fact that Santos has only 10 percent ownership of Lima’s contract is, while the rest belongs to various investment funds.
Today, seven games of the Round Six of the ULEB Euroleague were played. In Group A Strasbourg came to a very important victory on the road to the Top 16. The French team on their court beat Crvena Zvezda with 78-75. Fenerbahce is back at first place in the group after a convincing victory in away game against Bayern Munich, 84-67. Olympiacos stopped fantastic Cedevita. Red – white from Piraeus with 83-70 celebrated in Zagreb. In the second match of Group B, Labural Kutxa was better on EA7 Olimpia Milano, 94-82. Italian representative does not play so good in the Euroleague this season, and this is their fifth defeat. Zalgiris Kaunas on their floor came to third victory in Group C. Lithuanians defeated Stelmet Zielona Gora with the result 67-56. Barcelona was convincing in the match against Karsiyaka, 107-79. In a derby of Group D, CSKA Moscow managed to beat Macabi Tel Aviv with 88-82.
Early this morning ten games were played in the best basketball league in the world, the NBA. Charlotte Hornets defeated Brooklyn Nets with 116-111. Orlando Magic was better than Minnesota Timberwolves with 104-101, after overtime. Philadelphia 76ers suffered a convincing defeat on their court, as Indiana Pacers celebrated with the score 112-85. Dallas Mavericks were better than Boston Celtics, 106-102, while Atlanta Hawks beat Sacramento Kings with 103-97. Houston Rockets in very dramatic finish managed to reach overtime and then take the win in the clash with Portland Trail Blazers. Final score of that game was 108-103. Oklahoma City Thunder came to victory against New Orleans Pelicans, 110-103, and San Antonio Spurs managed to beat Denver Nuggets, 109-98. Utah Jazz were better than the Toronto Raptors with 93-89, while Chicago Bulls beat Phoenix Suns with the score 103-97.