ANDRAY Blatche is at the center of a raging storm as Gilas Pilipinas rounds out a Fiba World Cup campaign that's looking more and more like a debacle, but the Brooklyn-born center is focusing on the task at hand." ...
Sep 7, 2019
MOHAMMAD Jamshidi did not lose faith in Iran even with its big guns not playing in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.The 27-year-old wingman took over in the absence of Hamed Haddadi, Nikkha Bahrami, Arsalan Kazemi, and Saijad Mashayekhi as ...
Dec 3, 2018
THREE key players of Iran won't be around when it goes up against Team Pilipinas in the final game of the fifth window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.A copy of the Iran roster obtained by SPIN.ph showed ...
Dec 2, 2018
AUSTRALIA pounced on a shorthanded Iran side, rolling to a 76-47 victory on Friday in Melbourne to become to the first Asian country to clinch a spot in the next year's Fiba World Cup.The Boomers pulled away in a ...
Nov 30, 2018
HAMED Haddadi and Samad Nikkhah Bahrami have been the pillars of Iran basketball for over a decade, but both are also approacing the twilight of their careers.Together with point guard Mehdi Kamrani, Haddadi and Bahrami starred in the golden age of ...
Nov 26, 2018
JAPAN beat Iran, 70-56, on Monday to pick up its fourth win in the Fiba Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers at the Ota City General Gymnasium in Tokyo.Rui Hachimura had 25 points, seven rebounds, two steals, and two blocks for ...
Sep 17, 2018
WONDERING why Hamed Haddadi hardly played for Iran in its game against Philippines on Thursday in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers?It turned out the longtime face of Team Melli was dealing with a groin injury and coach Mehran Shahintab ...
Sep 13, 2018
RAYMOND Almazan is ready to face the huge task awaiting him when Team Pilipinas opens its second-round campaign in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.The mission: Keep a 7-foot-2 defensive assignment that goes by the name Hamed Haddadi.With ...
Sep 10, 2018
IRAN may be Hamed Haddadi's team but Philippine coach Yeng Guiao cautions that their opponents in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers isn't the 7-foot-2 big man's team alone.Guiao said the coaching staff has been ...
Sep 9, 2018
JAKARTA - The Philippines will play Japan at the start of the classification phase of the 18th Asian Games men's basketball competition.Japan lost to Iran, 93-67, on Monday to be relegated to the battle for the fifth to eighth places ...
Aug 27, 2018
JAKARTA - The 2018 Asian Games men's basketball tournament has drawn a lot of interest mainly because three NBA players are seeing action in the competition.Heading the list of NBA players is Jordan Clarkson, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard who has joined ...
Aug 18, 2018
IRAQ pulled off a stunner after riding a fourth quarter surge to stun Iran, 74-66, for a shocking start to both countries' campaign in the Fiba World Cup qualifiers on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) in Amman, Jordan.Iraq's naturalized player ...
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Nov 25, 2017
IRAN looks to claim its second continental championship in three editions as it faces a new competitor in Oceania power Australia on Sunday in the Fiba Asia Cup final in Lebanon.The Hamed Haddadi-led Iranian squad defeated the Philippines in the ...
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Aug 20, 2017
JAYSON Castro got high praise from Lebanon star Fadi El Khatib as the Gilas Pilipinas stalwart was included in the Lebanese gunner's 'Dream Team' in the upcoming Fiba Asia Cup next month in Beirut.In a fiba.com interview, the 38- ...
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Jul 5, 2017
GILAS Pilipinas is set to face a new-look Iran side that will be without its Big Three of Hamed Haddadi, Samad Bahrami, and Mehdi Kamrani in their two tune-up games on Tuesday and Wednesday.While Bahrami and Kamrani are entirely ...
Jun 5, 2016
HOW much June Mar Fajardo's improvement and dominance in the local scene will translate into the international level will be known when the Gilas Pilipinas center gets his feet wet for the first time this year in two tune-up games ...
Jun 3, 2016
CHANGSHA, China - Tab Baldwin believes Andray Blatche got the better of Hamed Haddadi in the first ever Fiba Asia duel between the two dominant giants.The Gilas Pilipinas coach observed how the 7-foot-2 Haddadi played a bit tentatively against Blatche, ...
Sep 29, 2015
HE has been featured in the tournament videos over the past few days and Jayson Castro continues to make the highlights plays in the Fiba Asia Championship in Changsha, China.Castro came up with 26 huge points against powerhouse Iran on Monday ...
Sep 28, 2015
FORMER Gilas cadet Garvo Lanete was pleased to see Gilas Pilipinas finally pull off a huge win over Iran in the Fiba Asia Championship on Monday in Changsha, China.A member of the Gilas squad that beat Mahram Tehran of Iran in ...
Sep 28, 2015
CHANGSHA, China - Even with Gilas Pilipinas, Calvin Abueva still espouses Alaska's noted 'We Not Me' battlecry.The player they called 'The Beast' deflected the credit showered upon him for the hustle and energy he provided in the Philippines' 87-73 defeat ...
Sep 28, 2015
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