SPORTS

Panathinaikos meets the Houston Rockets

European and Greek champs Panathinaikos take on the Houston Rockets late tonight – Greek time – in the first of two friendlies against NBA teams this week. Currently fine-tuning preparations for the new season, which begins October 20 at home against AGO Rethymnos, the Athens basketball club will end its two-match US tour against the San Antonio Spurs Saturday. Tonight’s game will not air on Greek television. The cable TV network Fox Sports Net has acquired the broadcasting rights for the US market.