GILAS Pilipinas ended a disappointing 2019 World Cup campaign without a single win after losing in lopsided fashion to Asian rival Iran, 95-75, on Sunday night at the Beijing Wukesong Sports Center.Hamed Haddadi and his teammates proved a handful as ...
Sep 8, 2019
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
SERBIA continued its rampage, demolishing Puerto Rico, 90-47, on Friday at the start of the second round of the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup in Wuhan.Nemanja Bjelica scored 18 points and Boban Marjanovic posted 16 points as the world' ...
Sep 6, 2019
DAMNED as the Gilas Pilipinas' voyage in the group stages of the 2019 Fiba World Cup was, all hope isn't lost for the Philippines.With no Asian team progressing to the second round, the battle shifts to the race ...
Sep 5, 2019
MIGHTY Sports Apparel taught a young Iranian squad a neat lesson on Friday as the country's representative to the Jones Cup scored a dominant 98-72 win at the Changhua gym in New Taipei City, Taiwan.Mighty Sports raced to a ...
Jul 12, 2019
Game Thursday (Changhua gym): 3 p.m. - Mighty Sports vs IranMIGHTY Sports Apparel-Philippines battles perennial rival Iran on Thursday with coach Charles Tiu looking to start its title campaign on a high note at the Changhua gym in New Taipei City, ...
Jul 11, 2019
JAPAN strengthened its bid to qualify for the 2019 Fiba World Cup after beating Iran, 97-89, on Thursday night at Azady Gym in Tehran.Nick Fazekas had 26 points and eight rebounds whileMakoto Heijima had 26 points as Japan continued to ...
Feb 22, 2019
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Japan and Iran became the first two teams to advance to the Asian Cup semifinals on Thursday.Four-time champion Japan eliminated Vietnam 1-0 in their quarterfinal before three-time winner Iran cruised past China 3-0. ...
Jan 25, 2019
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Iran and Iraq advanced to the knockout stages of the Asian Cup on Saturday with a game to spare.Three-time champion Iran beat Vietnam 2-0 and secured its spot in the round of 16 when ...
Jan 13, 2019
AL AIN, United Arab Emirates - With coach Marcello Lippi in charge and the team needing a bit of help from an own-goal, China came from behind to beat Kyrgyzstan, 2-1, at the Asian Cup on Monday.Lippi, who won the ...
Jan 8, 2019
CHRISTIAN Standhardinger could attest for PBA players testing the waters in the international setting feels like "playing a different sport.""I mentioned that when I started playing in the PBA, I was struggling big time. And I said, this feels like a ...
Dec 4, 2018
MARCIO Lassiter was inconsolable following Team Pilipinas' 0-2 campaign in the fifth window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers."It hurts. It hurts really deep," he said, aware of the disappointment felt by fans who trooped to the ...
Dec 4, 2018
SCOTTIE Thompson got the capacity crowd at the Mall of Asia Arena on its feet on Monday night when he won a battle for the rebound against men a head taller than him and dished off to June Mar Fajardo for an ...
Dec 4, 2018
JUNE Mar Fajardo is beating himself up for two crucial missed free throws that could've put Team Pilipinas in a better position to beat Iran on Monday night."Nakaka-frustrate. Sobrang crucial nung mintis ko," the gentle giant said following ...
Dec 3, 2018
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
THE road just got tougher, but the Philippines' quest for the coveted ticket to the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China is still alive.However, Team Pilipinas' fate is no longer entirely in its hands.Team Pilipinas must now sweep ...
Dec 3, 2018
AN undermanned Iran side again broke the hearts of a nation on Monday night, dealing Team Pilipinas a 78-70 defeat that dampened the hosts' bid in the Fiba Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers at the Mall of Asia Arena.Mohammad ...
Dec 3, 2018
A win over Iran would not only boost the morale of Team Pilipinas but likewise improve its bid for a berth in the FIBA World Cup next year.Beating the Asian power in the 7:30 p.m match up at the ...
Dec 3, 2018
BEAU Belga denied that favoritism had something to do with coach Yeng Guiao's decision to once again include him in Team Pilipinas' 12-man lineup for the all-important Fiba World Cup qualifier against Iran on Monday.The beefy ...
Dec 3, 2018
IRAN coach Mehran Shahintab confirmed on Sunday that Sahmad Nikkah Bahrami and Hamed Haddadi will not suit up for the Fiba Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers against the Philippines on Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena.Bahrami played a key role ...
Dec 2, 2018
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