Thursday, 7 February 2008

Sports: The battle for king of the court

While the NBA takes a break in order to play a light hearted shoot-around called the All-Star Game at the season's midway point, in Spain the top eight teams play face off in a long weekend of hard-nosed hoops for the right to claim the crown of Spanish basketball in the Copa del Rey. This year's King's Cup is held in Vitoria with the quarterfinals played on February 7 and 8, the semifinals on Saturday February 9 and the final on Sunday. A true endurance test. (Full story in printed edition).