Monthly Archives: December 2010

Fixtures announced for WABA League


ALEPPO, Syria / AMMAN, Jordan (WAL): WABA powerhouses Al Riyadi Beirut of Lebanon will match horns with Iran’s Zob Ahan in the opening game of the WABA League 2010-11 at Aleppo on Jan 3.

Group A games involving Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon), Zob Ahan (Iran), Al Ahli (Yemen), Al Jala’a (Syria) and Al Riyadi Amman (Jordan) will be played at Aleppo from Jan 3 to 7.

Amman, in Jordan will host the Group B games from Jan 12 to 16. ASU (Jordan), Champville (Lebanon), Duhok (Iraq), Mahram (Iran) and Al Jeish (Syria) are the teams involved in Group B.

The top four teams from each group will qualify for the play-offs quarterfinals, which will be played on a home-and-away basis.

“We are starting the New Year on a positive note with the start of the WABA League. I am confident that the WABA League will provide the best of the basketball in the region,” said WABA Secretary General Hagop Khajirian.

“The new format of the League will be challenging, competitive and equally entertaining for the fans,” he added.


Group A Aleppo, Syria

Monday, 03/01/2010

18:00 Al Riyadi (LIB) Vs. Zob Ahan (IRI)

20:30 Al Ahli (YEM) Vs. Al Jala’a (SYR)

Tuesday, 04/01/2010

18:00 Al Riyadi (JOR) Vs. Al Ahli (YEM)

20:30 Al Jala’a (SYR) Vs. Al Riyadi (LIB)

Wednesday, 05/01/2010

18:00 Al Ahli (YEM) Vs. Al Riyadi (LIB)

20:30 Al Riyadi (JOR) Vs. Zob Ahan (IRI)

Thursday, 06/01/2010

18:00 Zob Ahan (IRI) Vs. Al Ahli (YEM)

20:30 Al Jala’a (SYR) Vs. Al Riyadi (JOR)

Friday, 07/01/2010

18:00 Al Riyadi (LIB) Vs. Al Riyadi (JOR)

20:30 Zob Ahan (IRI) Vs. Al Jala’a (SYR)

Group B Amman, Jordan

Wednesday, 12/01/2010

17:00 Duhok (IRQ) Vs. Champville (LIB)

19:30 ASU (JOR) Vs. Mahram (IRI)

Thursday, 13/01/2010

17:00 Mahram (IRI) Vs. Duhok (IRQ)

19:30 Al Jeish (SYR) Vs. ASU (JOR)

Friday, 14/01/2010

17:00 Champville (LIB) Vs. Mahram (IRI)

19:30 Duhok (IRQ) Vs. Al Jeish (SYR)

Saturday, 15/01/2010

17:00 Al Jeish (SYR) Vs. Champville (LIB)

19:30 ASU (JOR) Vs. Duhok (IRQ)

Sunday, 16/01/2010

17:00 Mahram (IRI) Vs. Al Jeish (SYR)

19:30 Champville (LIB) Vs. ASU (JOR)

Source: FIBA Asia

Basketball, Beirut-Style.

Loren Woods

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Basketball is Beirut’s number one professional sport, aided by imported players from the U.S. like Al-Riyadi’s Loren Woods. It’s also politically charged. Go behind the scenes at an Al-Riyadi. Sagesse game with WSJ’s Joel Millman.

Source: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL on 12/9/2010

Bernie Ecclestone’s Black Eye


Bernie Ecclestone’s black eye the face of Hublot watch ad campaign after mugging.

BATTERED F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone is the face of a new ad campaign for the shiner things in life…

The 80-year-old, who was viciously mugged last month, appears in posters for posh Hublot watches, with the slogan: “See what people will do for a Hublot?”

Thugs stole Bernie’s watch and other jewellery worth £200,000 in the attack outside his business HQ in central London. The watch firm is a major F1 sponsor.





















Source: Mirror

DERRICK TARVER in Lebanese Basketball League “FLB”

DTHeight: 192cm / 6’4”

Position: Guard

Born: June 9, 1980 (30 Years)

Team: Al Riyadi (Lebanon) (2010-11)

Nationality: USA

College: Akron

Previous teams:
Gorgan (Iran)
Kazma (Kuwait)
Blue Stars (Lebanon)
Jalaa (Syria)
APOEL (Cyprus)

Son of Sharon and Terry Tarver

A scoring machine who can produce points in any way. Very athletic, can guard higher opponents, but gives his best at the offensive side. Scored 59 points in a single game in Swedish league (no overtime in that game…)

Time Line Career:

2001-2002: City College of San Francisco

2002-2003: Akron (NCAA): 28 games: 20.6ppg, 2.8rpg, 1.8apg

2003-2004: Akron (NCAA): 27 games: 22.7ppg, 2.9rpg, 1.6apg

2005-2006: Solna Vikings (Sweden-Basketligan): scored 59 points (!!!) in the game against Norrkoping.

2007-2008: Legea Scafati Basket (Italy-SerieA, starting five): 5 games: 5.0ppg

2008-2009: Kazma (Kuwait-D1, starting five): 31pts, 5rebs, 4assists

2009-2010: Shahrdari Gorgan Municipality (Iran-Superleague, starting five): 32.2ppg, 4.1rpg, 5.6apg, 2.1spg, 2FGP: 46.6%

2010-2011: In Dec.’10 signed at Sporting Al Riyadi Beirut (Lebanon-Div.A)