BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's stunned football fans sought each other out on Wednesday to mourn the death of Diego Maradona, gathering by the hundreds in spots linked to the life of the legendary player.They gathered outside the humble home where ...
Nov 26, 2020
SAO PAULO - Argentina beat Bolivia, 2-1, on Tuesday in South American World Cup qualifiers (Wednesday, Manila time) - the second consecutive victory for Lionel Messi's team and its first in the altitude of La Paz since 2005.Uruguay wasn' ...
Oct 14, 2020
TIME may be hard to come by when it comes to forming the national team, yet former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes believes that there's really a few lessons the Philippines can pick up from the past world champions.Specifically, ...
Aug 13, 2020
GILAS Pilipinas has had its fair share of close shaves in the 2014 Fiba World Cup.But for coach Chot Reyes, the losses to Croatia, Argentina, and Puerto Rico were all equally painful."I always look back at the endgame of Croatia, ...
Aug 12, 2020
AROUND this same time last month and unknown to many people, former Gilas Pilipinas and eight-time champion PBA head coach Chot Reyes was making the country proud -- probably becoming the first Filipino coach, if not the very first, to speak in ...
Jul 11, 2020
MADRID - Lionel Messi closed the year with a total of 50 goals for club and country for the sixth straight time, helping Barcelona stay in position to keep the Spanish league lead entering the holiday break.Luis Suárez, Antoine Griezmann and ...
Dec 22, 2019
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Forwards Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria were left out of Argentina's squad announced Friday (Saturday, Manila time) for friendlies against Germany and Ecuador in October.Neither the Manchester City striker nor the Paris Saint-Germain winger ...
Sep 28, 2019
BEIJING - Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions.He's getting good at hoisting trophies.Gasol got ...
Sep 15, 2019
BEIJING - Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Lamar Odom, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving.Those are the only five players to win an NBA title and a gold medal in the same year, whether it was in FIBA or Olympic competition, with Pippen doing ...
Sep 14, 2019
BEIJING - Luis Scola was asked what Sunday will mean to him, and he didn't hesitate with the answer."Everything," he said.The veteran Argentine forward didn't need to give more of an explanation. The World Cup is one ...
Sep 14, 2019
BEIJING - Luis Scola scored 28 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, and Argentina is heading to its first gold-medal game in 15 years after beating France 80-66 on Friday in a Fiba World Cup semifinal.Scola finished it in style, hitting ...
Sep 13, 2019
BEIJING - There's plenty of NBA talent left among the World Cup semifinalists, even if that foursome does not include the United States.Spain, France and Australia are stocked with 13 current NBA players. Only Argentina doesn't have one, although its ...
Sep 13, 2019
ARGENTINA stunned title favorite Serbia, 97-87, on Monday to move to the semifinals of the Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019 in Dongguan, China.Veteran Luis Scola scored 20 points while Facundo Campazzo had 18 points, 12 assists and six rebounds to ...
Sep 10, 2019
At 39, Luis Scola is not slowing down.He's moving up.Scola climbed into the No. 2 spot on FIBA's all-time World Cup scoring list on Monday, his 23 points helping Argentina hold off Nigeria, 94-81, ...
Sep 3, 2019
GABE Norwood made the highlight reels of the 2014 Fiba Basketball World Cup in Spain when he threw down a dunk against NBA veteran Luis Scola in Gilas Pilipinas' match against Argentina in Seville, Spain.But did you know that the dunk ...
Aug 23, 2019
SÃO PAULO - For a match that didn't mean much, there was a lot going on as Argentina defeated Chile, 2-1, to finish third in the Copa América on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time).Lionel Messi was sent off ...
Jul 7, 2019
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Argentina's soccer federation has made a formal complaint to CONMEBOL criticizing the refereeing decisions in its loss to Brazil in the Copa América semifinals.The federation says Argentina was "clearly harmed" by the decisions of Ecuadorean ...
Jul 4, 2019
YENG Guiao has nothing but admiration for the Gilas Pilipinas Youth team despite being winless in two games in its FIBA U-19 World Cup campaign in Heraklion, Greece.Guiao said he likes the way the young Filipinos are competing against teams ...
Jul 2, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - Lionel Messi was shackled and yet Argentina flourished to beat Venezuela, 2-0, on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) and set up a Copa América semifinal against Brazil.Marked closely by Venezuelan defenders, Messi failed to impress at Maracanã ...
Jun 29, 2019
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