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
SÃO PAULO - The group stage of the Copa America ended with Brazil and Uruguay still the favorites and Argentina still unable to meet expectations.Colombia also impressed early on, finishing with a perfect record and without conceding any goals, while two- ...
Jun 26, 2019
RIO DE JANEIRO - Coaches and players including Lionel Messi are unhappy with the condition of soccer fields at four of the six Brazilian stadiums hosting Copa America games.Matches at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana, Belo Horizonte's Mineirao, Porto ...
Jun 25, 2019
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - Lionel Messi avoided another disappointment with the national team as Argentina escaped elimination in the group stage of the Copa America.Lautaro Martinez and Sergio Aguero scored a goal in each half as Argentina defeated guest team Qatar 2- ...
Jun 24, 2019
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil - Diego Maradona has criticized Argentina after its opening loss to Colombia in the Copa America.Maradona tells the TyC Sports channel in Buenos Aires "even Tonga can beat us."Argentina lost 2-0 on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), the ...
Jun 18, 2019
SALVADOR, Brazil - James Rodriguez got the best of Lionel Messi in the Copa America on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time), leading Colombia to a 2-0 win over Argentina in the teams' debut in the South American tournament.Rodriguez set up Roger ...
Jun 16, 2019
SALVADOR, Brazil - Will it be more of the same or the starting point of a prosperous cycle?The question applies to both Argentina and Colombia ahead of their Copa America debut in Brazil on Saturday at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador ( ...
Jun 15, 2019
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Lionel Messi has downplayed Argentina's chances of winning the Copa America in Brazil.Argentina lost the final to Chile in the last two editions of the competition but Messi insisted the team shouldn't be considered ...
Jun 6, 2019
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina included Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero and Angel Di Maria in its Copa America squad, while Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi was left out.Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni announced his list on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time), with the attacking ...
May 22, 2019
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