Basketball star Sigalas retires

Greek basketball star Giorgos Sigalas, an emblematic figure in the sport’s resurgence here during the 90s, announced his retirement at a news conference in Athens yesterday. Sigalas, 36, who represented the Greek team 185 times, played in six consecutive Eurobasket tournaments betwen 1993 and 2003. He won five consecutive Greek league titles with Olympiakos, beginning in 1993, as well as league-and-cup titles in 1993 and 1997, the year when the club was also crowned European champion. Other clubs in his career included Stefanel Milano, Aris, PAOK, Granada, Regio Calabria, Makedonikos and Panionios.