Despite losing, the Czech Republic could still reach the quarterfinals of the World Cup if the United States beats Brazil later Monday.The Czechs lost to Greece 84-77. Greece (3-2) needed to win the game in Shenzhen by 12 points ...
6 days ago
FRANCE and Australia reached the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday. They join Serbia, Spain, Poland and Argentina in the final eight.The last two quarterfinal spots will be decided Monday when the United States (4-0) faces Brazil (3-1) ...
Sep 8, 2019
SHENZHEN, China - The MVP was good. The USA was better.And the Antetokounmpo getting talked about most by the Americans when this much-anticipated World Cup matchup was over wasn't Giannis - but rather Thanasis, the younger brother, who sent US ...
Sep 8, 2019
UNITED States defeated Greece, 69-53, on Saturday night to move closer to clinching a quarterfinal berth in the Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.Kemba Walker led the Americans as he scored 15 points in a rout over the Greeks, ...
Sep 7, 2019
BRAZIL kept its unblemished slate in Group F after nipping Greece, 79-78, on Tuesday night in the Fiba Basketball World Cup 2019 in Nanjing, China.Anderson Varejao scored 22 points and hit a floater with 14 seconds left to give Brazil ...
Sep 3, 2019
SHANGHAI - Giannis Antetokounmpo stole the ball at one end, dribbled behind his back around midcourt, kept going and took off from just below the foul line before unleashing a dunk.The NBA MVP sent a message on Sunday. So did his team. ...
Sep 2, 2019
THE reigning NBA MVP is headed to the basketball World Cup. So are three other members of this past season's All-NBA squad, and so is the starting center from the team that won the NBA championship a couple months ...
Aug 26, 2019
NBA
EL SEGUNDO, California - The Los Angeles Lakers have been awarded the rights to Kostas Antetokounmpo on a waiver claim.The Lakers announced the move on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) to acquire the 21-year-old brother of Milwaukee Bucks star and league ...
Jul 23, 2019
NEW YORK - In hoops, Giannis Antentokounmpo is court royalty. But in baseball, he's a complete rookie.In fact, the 24-year-old from Greece said he'd never even touched a baseball before he did so Monday night at ...
Jul 16, 2019
HE was a lanky teenager at the time whose surname could hardly be pronounced right or spelled correctly.Somehow, Gabe Norwood, the longtime Gilas Pilipinas stalwart, immediately recognized that Giannis Antetokounmpo was special the first time he had a glimpse of him ...
Jul 1, 2019
GIANNIS Antetokounmpo's best NBA season just got better with the release of his first signature shoe, the Air Zoom Freak 1.Decked with double-stacked Zoom Air units under the heel, a multidirectional traction pattern, and a rubber clip that ...
Jun 29, 2019
By DEMETRIS NELLASATHENS, Greece - Giannis Antetokounmpo will play for Greece at this year's basketball World Cup in China, saying Friday he can play any position.The Milwaukee Bucks player and NBA MVP said he hasn't "talked to the ...
Jun 28, 2019
Much has been said about the concept of the NBA Awards. Who needs awards show honoring regular season achievers after the NBA Championship - the one trophy that truly matters to fans and honorees alike - has been won? Yes, an award boosts a ...
Jun 25, 2019
NOPE.That was the emphatic response of former Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes when asked if he expected a lean Greek teenager the Filipinos played back in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Seville, Spain to become the MVP of the NBA ...
Jun 25, 2019
NBA
SANTA MONICA, California - The Milwaukee Bucks fell two games short of the NBA Finals.They won big at the NBA Awards.A tearful Giannis Antetokounmpo earned Most Valuable Player honors and Mike Budenholzer won Coach of the Year on Monday night (Tuesday, ...
Jun 25, 2019
NBA
SANTA MONICA, California - Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks has won Most Valuable Player honors at the NBA Awards on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time).The 24-year-old forward from Greece beat out Paul George of Oklahoma City and James Harden of ...
Jun 25, 2019
NBA
BOSTON - Giannis Antetokuonmpo may have helped his team win 60 games and earn the No. 1 seed in the NBA during the regular season.That's just in the real world, though.In fantasy sports, James Harden was the biggest winner, ...
Jun 18, 2019
NBA
MILWAUKEE - Giannis Antetokounmpo said on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that he hadn't slept in the two days since the Milwaukee Bucks' season came to an end.But the NBA MVP finalist said his team still had a successful season despite falling ...
May 28, 2019
NBA
TORONTO - There's no escaping the reality of what's at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game Six of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time).The surging Raptors have won three ...
May 25, 2019
NBA
MILWAUKEE - Kawhi Leonard scored 35 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks, 105-99, on Thursday night (Friday, Manila time) to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.Leonard showed no obvious signs of the leg soreness ...
May 24, 2019
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