WHEN Bianca Pagdanganan looks back on her successful journey to securing an LPGA Tour card, she will perhaps recall that fateful day last week when she was beginning the sixth round of the eight-round Q-Series. That day, at the difficult ...
Nov 6, 2019
CHICAGO - Violence remains the prevailing narrative of the all-out brawl that lowlighted the Fiba World Cup qualifier between the Philippines and Australia last July 2 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan.The headlines were sexy and easy to sell. Flying kicks ...
Jul 8, 2018
EVEN before the full-blown brawl that erupted between Australia and Gilas Pilipinas in their Fiba World Cup Asian qualifier, Aussie players have faced accusations of going beyond what can be considered fair and clean in basketball.Aussie basketball players are often ...
Jul 6, 2018
NLEX coach Yeng Guiao criticized the behavior of the Australian team in a fight-marred Fiba Basketball World Cup Asian qualifier against Gilas Pilipinas, saying the visitors have no one to blame but themselves.Guiao, a former national coach, said the Australians ...
Jul 4, 2018
GILAS Pilipinas cadet Troy Rike was in the middle of the ruckus all right during the Gilas Pilipinas-Australia game on Monday night.Not as a combatant but as a pacifier.The newest member of the Gilas cadet pool was seen standing ...
Jul 3, 2018
BASKETBALL Australia CEO Anthony Moore apologized for Australia's role in Monday night's brawl between the Boomers and Gilas Pilipinas, but found actions by officials and fans against two of their players 'unacceptable.'Moore said he deeply regretted the ...
Jul 3, 2018
BOCAUE - Gilas Pilipinas lost by default to a visiting Australia side in a 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifier marred by one of the worst brawls to mar a basketball played in the country in a long time.Nine players were ejected ...
Jul 2, 2018
TAIPEI - Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes heaped praise on June Mar Fajardo on Thursday night, saying the gentle giant's unselfish attitude was exactly the team is all about."June Mar has every right to demand to start but for him, ...
Jun 29, 2018
TAIPEI - Gilas Pilipinas overcame a slow start and the hot shooting of Chinese Taipei to win on the road, 93-71, on Friday night in the Fiba Basketball World Cup Asian qualifiers at the Taipei Heping Basketball Gymnasium.Gilas went on a ...
Jun 29, 2018
GILAS Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes is expecting Andray Blatche to arrive by June 9, or 20 days before the third window of the qualifiers for the 2019 Fiba World Cup in China.Fingers crossed."Right now, it's June 9, pero ...
Jun 4, 2018
GILAS Pilipinas gave a heavily favored Australian side all it could handle in a brave first-half performance before going down, 84-68, on Thursday in their 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifier in Melbourne. The Filipinos hardly looked intimidated by a home ...
Feb 22, 2018
YENG Guiao isn't one to sugar-coat his statements, and he wasn't about to start doing it when asked about his young NLEX players Kiefer Ravena and Kevin Alas holding the fort for Gilas Pilipinas in a Fiba ...
Feb 22, 2018
CHOT Reyes on Tuesday explained his decision to recall enigmatic forward Calvin Abueva and go with a small lineup for Gilas Pilipinas' matches in the second window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup qualifiers beginning with a match against Australia on ...
Feb 19, 2018
RAYMOND Almazan, Mac Belo and Carl Bryan Cruz have been left out of the final 12-man Gilas lineup for Friday's Fiba World Cup qualifier against Japan in Tokyo.Coach Chot Reyes made the announcement just before noon on Thursday." ...
Nov 23, 2017
SOLNA, Sweden - Four-time champion Italy was left at serious risk of failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades after losing at Sweden, 1-0, in the opening leg of their playoff on Friday.Substitute ...
Nov 11, 2017
HARRISON, N.J. - With another stunning home loss, the United States' hopes of reaching an eighth straight World Cup berth are in peril.Marco Urena took advantage of defensive mistakes to score in the 30th and 82nd minutes , giving Costa Rica ...
Sep 2, 2017
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Robin van Persie's return to the Netherlands squad lasted a half hour.The country's all-time leading scorer was a 64th-minute substitute in his team's 4-0 loss to France on Thursday ...
Sep 2, 2017
NEW YORK - In a sign of just how much American soccer has grown up, US national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann was fired after a pair of losses in the final round World Cup qualifying.Six days after a 4-0 loss at ...
Nov 22, 2016
EUGENE, Oregon - This could feel like a road game for Allyson Felix.She has the aching right ankle and Jenna Prandini the crowd support.The last step on Felix's road to the 200-400 double figures to finally feature some ...
Jul 10, 2016
FORMER national coach Rajko Toroman said Gilas Pilipinas can't afford to be without June Mar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter and Paul Lee if it hopes to do well in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila this July.Lee and big man ...
May 28, 2016
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