CORY Joseph went all out, not just to try and lead Canada to the Rio Olympics, but also to show one of his mentors in Tony Parker how much he's improved.Turns out, the student still has much to learn. ...
Jul 12, 2016
PRESIDENT Duterte is satisfied with the way Gilas Pilipinas played against France in the just concluded FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, according to Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William 'Butch' Ramirez.Duterte was at the Mall of Asia Arena for the national team' ...
Jul 11, 2016
DESPITE failing to make it to the Rio Olympics, Canada is looking to build on its experience in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament to further develop its team for international play.After an impressive performance in the preliminaries, the young Canadian squad ...
Jul 11, 2016
FRANCE coach Vincent Collet isn't planning to make major changes in the team line-up as it begins to chart its preparations for the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympics.The Les Bleus earned the right to play in the Rio Games ...
Jul 11, 2016
TONY Parker hasn't even left the country but he's already looking forward for a Philippine return next year after witnessing firsthand how he was welcomed with open arms by a basketball-loving Filipino nation.Parker had nothing but ...
Jul 11, 2016
NANDO De Colo of France was adjudged the Most Valuable Player of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila.The 29-year-old De Colo capped off his performance in the qualifiers by finishing with 22 points, five rebounds, three assists, and ...
Jul 10, 2016
FRANCE welcomed as favorable being bracketed in Group A with powerhouse United States in the coming Rio De Janeiro Olympics.The French quickly learned about the Olympic bracketing as the draw of lots for the August 5-21 Summer Games were conducted ...
Jul 10, 2016
TONY Parker and Steve Nash cross paths again, this time with an Olympic berth at stake.Parker and France battle Canada, a team in which Nash is manager, on Sunday in the finals of the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila for ...
Jul 10, 2016
A FAMILIAR face for Turkey spelled doom on its bid of making the finals of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament as Thomas Huertel led a huge spark off the bench for France in their knockout semifinal game on Saturday.With NBA players ...
Jul 9, 2016
JEERS welcomed New Zealand in its campaign in the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament, but on Saturday the Tall Blacks finally heard the cheers and appreciation from the Filipino crowd.The Tall Blacks ended their bid for a spot in the Rio De ...
Jul 9, 2016
FOR Tristan Thompson, playing for Canada in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament isn't about personal glory to cap off a brilliant season, but to help and contribute for his team to achieve its goal of making it to Rio.Thompson is ...
Jul 9, 2016
ATENEO men's volleyball coach Oliver Almadro is playing a different role this time on the sidelines of a basketball court as he was tasked to be Canada's team attaché in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament.Almadro considered his role ...
Jul 8, 2016
NICOLAS Batum is looking forward to making his France debut on Saturday against Turkey in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament semifinals at the Mall of Asia Arena.Batum said he is excited to finally hit the court after waiting out until his ...
Jul 8, 2016
FILIPINO fans were left in despair on Wednesday after Gilas Pilipinas suffered an 89-80 loss to New Zealand, ending its campaign in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament on home soil.What made it more painful was the deflating loss came a ...
Jul 8, 2016
FOR the first time in the tournament, Turkey played its twin towers Omer Asik and Semih Erden at the same time that resulted in a win to advance to the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament semifinals.Still, Turkey head coach Ergin Ataman is ...
Jul 7, 2016
MATCHING up with France star Tony Parker remained the silver lining for Terrence Romeo despite Gilas Pilipinas' gloomy exit in the ongoing Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament.The GlobalPort star said he will cherish the experience of playing against Parker, adding he ...
Jul 7, 2016
JAYSON Castro on Thursday left a small window open for another stint with Gilas Pilipinas, a day after hinting that he has played his last game with the national team after a failed campaign in the 2016 Olympic Qualifying Tournament.In an ...
Jul 7, 2016
NATIONAL University cager Issa Gaye showed his support for his home country in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament by watching Senegal play against Canada on Wednesday at the Mall of Asia Arena.Gaye, who spent a few years in NU's ...
Jul 6, 2016
TICKETS for the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament are being sold at least twice the original price in the black market as Filipino fans look to witness Gilas Pilipinas' game against France at the Mall of Asia Arena this week.SPIN.ph ...
Jul 5, 2016
COACH Vincent Collet admitted France must brace for a 'special atmosphere' when Les Bleus open their campaign in the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament against host team Gilas Pilipinas and the boisterous home crowd. "I think the atmosphere will be something ...
Jul 5, 2016
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