FOSHAN, CHINA - A damned Gilas Pilipinas campaign in the 2019 Fiba World Cup that started with a terribly lopsided loss ended in heartbreak.Gilas players were inconsolable on Wednesday afternoon after a courageous comeback against Angola ended in a bitter 84-81 ...
Sep 4, 2019
FOSHAN, CHINA - Serbia coach Sasa Dordevic (Sasha Djordjevic) certainly isn't too fond of Philippine basketball.Dordevic delivered a scathing assessment of Gilas moments after his world No. 4-ranked side dealt the Philippines its worst loss in a Fiba World ...
Sep 3, 2019
FOSHAN, CHINA - The morning after Gilas Pilipinas' 46-point loss to Italy, national coach Yeng Guiao and his boys did not even have the time to mope.With a game against powerhouse Serbia that could make or break its Fiba World ...
Sep 1, 2019
FOSHAN, China - On the eve of Gilas Pilipinas' debut in the 2019 Fiba World Cup, Yeng Guiao knows exactly what it will take for the Philippines to topple a giant like Italy."My battle cry is 40 minutes of sacrifice and ...
Aug 30, 2019
ANDRAY Blatche, June Mar Fajardo and PBA rookies Robert Bolick and CJ Perez lead the 12-man Gilas Pilipinas team to the FIBA World Cup in China which kicks off next week.The official team roster was announced by coach Yeng Guiao ...
Aug 25, 2019
PBA
GILAS Pilipinas leaned on a late fourth-quarter run to turn back the Adelaide 36ers, 92-83, in the first of their two-game friendlies on Friday night at the Meralco gym.Roger Pogoy presided over a 10-0 blast by the ...
Aug 23, 2019
PBA
CHICAGO - When San Miguel Beer tied the PBA Commissioner's Cup Finals a night ago with a 106-101 Game 4 victory in front of an overflow crowd of 13,578 at the Big Dome, the wicked voices that had long ...
Aug 12, 2019
GILAS Pilipinas will don a simple yet elegant uniform when it plays in the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China come August.Nike, the national team's official outfitter, released the federation jerseys for the 16 World Cup-bound nations under ...
Aug 9, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Germany's Hossein Ensan outlasted Italy's Dario Sammartino and Canada's Alex Livingston to claim the $10 million title early Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) at the 50th World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas. ...
Jul 18, 2019
CHICAGO - After officially signing his five-year $170 million contract extension with the Philadelphia Sixers, Ben Simmons announced that he will not play for Australia in the upcoming FIBA World Cup to "focus on the upcoming NBA season."Two days earlier, Anthony ...
Jul 18, 2019
YENG Guiao has included Fil-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson in the pool he submitted to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) on Monday.Guiao said the 19-man training pool is where the final 12-man roster for the FIBA World ...
Jul 15, 2019
ANDRAY Blatche buckled down to work on Monday as he came in an hour early for his first Gilas Pilipinas practice at Meralco Gym.The naturalized center arrived at 5 p.m., ahead of the 6 p.m. call time for the ...
Jul 15, 2019
WIMBLEDON, England - For nearly five tight, tense and terrific hours, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer traded the lead, playing on and on and on until an unprecedented fifth-set tiebreaker was required to settle their memorable Wimbledon final.In the end, it ...
Jul 14, 2019
NBA
OAKLAND, California - Late last week, Bob Myers could barely even wrap his mind around the idea he needed to start thinking about the NBA draft. The Golden State general manager just tried to cope, somehow, with the shock and sadness of losing ...
Jun 20, 2019
NBA
TORONTO - Kyle Lowry had never been to an NBA Finals game.This was the deal he made with himself: He wasn't going to see the NBA's biggest stage until he earned the right to be there as a player. So ...
May 31, 2019
NBA
TORONTO - There's nothing quite like Jurassic Park anywhere else in the NBA.The college vibe of the writhing, rowdy mass of bodies crammed into an area that covers about two city blocks to cheer for their beloved Raptors outside their ...
May 29, 2019
DRAWING inspiration from her family and motivated by a desire to give her seniors a fitting exit, Dani Ravena rose to the occasion as Ateneo sent the UAAP Season 81 women's volleyball finals to a deciding Game Three.Ravena led a ...
May 15, 2019
WITH the best of the best converging in China come August for the 2019 Fiba World Cup, every group offers a tough draw for everyone.And the Philippines is no different, with Gilas Pilipinas having its work cut out for it facing ...
Mar 17, 2019
YENG Guiao has heard enough about Remy Martin and seen enough highlight reels of the US NCAA Division I player to pique his interest.There's just one problem."You can't recruit a player based on what you see ...
Mar 15, 2019
PBA
MARC Pingris plans to play in the PBA All-Star Game in front of provincemates even though he still has to make a full recovery from a major injury suffered last year.Pingris, 37, was selected by the 12 coaches as a ...
Mar 13, 2019
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