The Standard Life GB Women picked up their second successive victory in the British Basketball Invitational Tournament with a dramatic 68-64 overtime win over Germany on Sunday at Surrey Sports Park.

See Kevin Durant, Serge Ibaka and the Oklahoma City Thunder take on Jrue Holiday, Evan Turner and the Philadelphia 76ers on October 8th at the Manchester Arena in the first ever NBA pre-season game in Manchester. You'll want to be there!

Starting this Thursday and every Thursday from then on, we are bringing you a regular night of Soul Funk and Jazz at Courtney's Lounge, Parsonage Gardens, Manchester. Mike SHAFT will be spinning the tunes all night. This is going to be well worth a visit on a Thursday night soon!

The BBL Championship is the flagship competition of the British Basketball League and features all member teams playing a 33-game regular season, from September to April. Matches are played according to FIBA rules and games consist of four-quarters of 10 minutes each. Two points are awarded for a win, with overtime used if the score is tied at the final buzzer – unlimited numbers of 5-minute overtime periods are played until one team is ahead when a period ends.

Friday the 17th of May 2013 saw the BBC Radio Manchester Soul Night out at Courtney's Lounge Manchester,. Many thanks to you if you were there. We do hope you enjoyed the night.

For the past few months I have been working on a radio documentary on the British Basketball scene to be broadcast on The New SUNSET Radio. The programme is now available to listen on YouTube. Any feedback will be gratefully received.

Leicester Riders have made their first huge step in building their squad for the 2013/14 season, by re-signing the Molten BBL Player of the Season, Drew Sullivan.