IT'S no surprise if some Filipino hoop fans welcomed the change in Gilas Pilipinas' game schedule in the Fiba Asia Championship to prime time.The national dribblers, who usually saw action in the morning or afternoon, a time when most local ...
Oct 1, 2015
GILAS Pilipinas' tall players are not above a little superstition afterall.Since winning their first game in the Fiba Asia Championship against Hong Kong last September 24, Gilas players have complemented their hardwork in practice with a pamahiin for some good ...
Sep 30, 2015
THE last two matches give indications Gilas Pilipinas have a good chance of making it to the finals of the Fiba Asia Championships, according to former Smart Gilas coach Rajko Toroman."With all these results that the Philippines registered in the last ...
Sep 30, 2015
HONG KONG can also give Gilas Pilipinas some problems and should not be taken lightly, says Derrick Pumaren, who served as consultant to the HK national basketball team."Kaya natin ang Hong Kong kaya lang, huwag natin i-underestimate," said Pumaren.Hong ...
Sep 23, 2015
CHANGSHA, China - National coach Tab Baldwin considers Gilas Pilipinas' campaign in the preliminaries of the Fiba Asia Men's Championship as 'window games' that should prepare the team for the tougher grind ahead.But that doesn't ...
Sep 22, 2015
CEBU CITY - Like a student cramming for a periodical exam, it's always a welcome breather for Gilas Pilipinas to enjoy the sand and beach even once in a while.Gilas team manager Butch Antonio again made sure about the perfect balance ...
Sep 17, 2015
CEBU CITY - In the digital age, nothing can truly be hidden, said Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin - not China's offensive sets, not Iran's strengths and weaknesses.And apparently, not even Gilas' supposedly 'closed-door' practices.Try ...
Sep 17, 2015
CEBU CITY - How does the Gilas Pilipinas plan on battling the massive giants their opponents wield in the upcoming Fiba Asia Men's Championship next week?While there are plenty of ways to go about it, one weapon head coach Tab Baldwin ...
Sep 16, 2015
FORMER Gilas Pilipinas coach Rajko Toroman tips the Philippines to be among the top three contenders in the coming Fiba Asia Championships that reels off in Changsha, China on September 23.Toroman, who led Gilas to a fourth-place finish in the ...
Sep 16, 2015
CEBU CITY - If Gilas Pilipinas is to topple the very best basketball teams in Asia, it will have to rely not just on skills and guts X and Os.This band of brothers will have to fight as one.Much like its ...
Sep 16, 2015
SINCE his international debut in the last Jones Cup, the name Calvin Abueva has suddenly cropped up in conversations among Asian teams.So said Sam Daghles, a veteran internationalist from Jordan who said other Asian players including his own teammates are talking ...
Sep 15, 2015
CEBU CITY - When asked about the reasons for the relocation of Gilas Pilipinas' training camp from Manila to down south, head coach Tab Baldwin had a ready answer."No traffic," the outspoken Gilas mentor said with a grin."As you all know, ...
Sep 15, 2015
CEBU CITY - As proud as Terrence Romeo is of his stomping grounds in Cavite, the new darling of Philippine basketball shares that he feels right at home in Cebu - a place he can call his second home.Unknown to many, the flamboyant ...
Sep 15, 2015
PBA
LADIES, young and old, and yes, that includes Taiwanese courtside reporter Jenny Yu, take note.Flamboyant Gilas Pilipinas stalwart Terrence Romeo clearly knows the qualities she's looking for in a woman, and one thing he considers a plus point is for ...
Sep 12, 2015
FOR someone who has been playing for the national team for almost two decades now, Asi Taulava said there is no greater feeling than to suit up for flag and country.At 42, the NLEX veteran center is set to become the ...
Sep 10, 2015
PBA
VETERAN big man Asi Taulava said he expects Terrence Romeo to become an even better player by the time he returns from the Fiba-Asia Men's Championships in time for the 41st season of the PBA.The longtime national team player ...
Aug 26, 2015
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