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PHILADELPHIA - Videos of Ben Simmons making jumpers flooded social media over the summer and the All-Star point guard is ready to take his game to another level when the Philadelphia 76ers open camp next week."I feel like this summer I ...
Sep 26, 2019
ANTIPOLO - Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin didn't deny that he's in discussions with Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) bigwigs over the national team program, but he stressed that much of those are still exploratory talks."I think you can ...
Sep 22, 2019
FOR Ferdinand "Bong" Pascual, the recently concluded 16th Fiba Basketball World Cup will go down as his crowning achievement as an international referee.The 49-year-old Pascual called four games in the global basketball tournament - three of which were Team USA ...
Sep 19, 2019
STEPH Curry says he wants to play in the Tokyo Olympics, and is hoping he would be in top shape as the US looks to assert its supremacy in the quadrennial games.The two-time NBA MVP insisted the USA remains the ...
Sep 19, 2019
SAMAHANG Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan apologized for Gilas Pilipinas letdown in the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup, but expressed hope for a better showing four years from now when the country co-hosts the global showpiece.Speaking ...
Sep 17, 2019
MADRID - Spain's men's basketball team has been welcomed by the Spanish king and thousands of fans on the streets of Madrid after winning the World Cup title over the weekend.Players presented the trophy to Spanish King Felipe ...
Sep 17, 2019
RICKY Rubio of Spain was crowned as the MVP of the Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.Rubio averaged 16.4 points and 6.0 assists throughout the tournament to win the individual award in helping Spain capture the Fiba Basketball ...
Sep 15, 2019
BEIJING - Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic said on Saturday he's resigning after his team - among the favorites to win the basketball World Cup in China - settled for fifth place.Djordjevic broke the news after Serbia beat the Czech Republic, 90-81, ...
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
YENG Guiao's longtime lieutenant Caloy Garcia said the former Gilas Pilipinas head coach should not be solely blamed for the dismal performance in the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup.The Rain or Shine head coach, who was one of the assistants ...
Sep 13, 2019
FORMER Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao said coaches in the grassroots level must strive develop tall, athletic players that can give future national teams a fighting chance in international competitions such as the Fiba Basketball World Cup.Guiao said the traditional Filipino ...
Sep 12, 2019
FOR the third time, Ferdinand 'Bong' Pascual officiated in a Team USA game in the Fiba Basketball World Cup in China.The Filipino referee was one of the game officials who worked during the quarterfinal match between USA and France in Dongguan ...
Sep 12, 2019
DONGGUAN, China - USA Basketball's plan for a third consecutive World Cup title started going off the rails long before this tournament even began, after just about everyone who was originally asked to play for this team turned down the opportunity. ...
Sep 12, 2019
DONGGUAN, China - No gold. No medal. No more winning streak.The US reign atop international basketball has ended - this time, thwarted by France at the World Cup.For the first time since 2006, the US sent NBA players to a major international ...
Sep 12, 2019
UNITED States and Serbia will be facing each other in the Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019 after all.Unfortunately, the two teams that were expected to figure for the gold will play in the classification phase for fifth to eighth place following ...
Sep 11, 2019
FORMER Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao batted for adjustments to the PBA schedule as well as regular training camps in Europe during a meeting with Samahang Basketball ng Pilipinas (SBP) bosses in the wake of the national team's dismal performance ...
Sep 11, 2019
SHENZHEN, China - Jayson Tatum was able to return to practice with the US men's basketball team on Monday, less than a week after he sprained his left ankle.He will not play Monday night when the US (4-0) closes ...
Sep 9, 2019
SHENZHEN, China - US guard Donovan Mitchell turned toward his bench with fists clenched, then punched the air in celebration and let out a joyous scream.It wasn't for a dunk, or a 3-pointer, or some highlight-reel play.Mitchell&# ...
Sep 9, 2019
THE last quarterfinal spots for the World Cup could come down to a tiebreaker.That's not good news for Greece.Winning a second-round finale against the Czech Republic won't be enough for the team led by NBA ...
Sep 9, 2019
NIGERIA and Iran are going to the Olympics. China's World Cup run came to a disappointing end. And Serbia is unbeaten no more, making a third consecutive meeting with the US in a gold-medal game now unlikely.Nigeria clinched ...
Sep 9, 2019
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