BREAKING the so-called 'Curse of Korea' in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship was definitely one of the high points of Marcus Douthit's career with Gilas Pilipinas even though he suffered an injury in that semifinal victory that propelled the national ...
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HISTORIC as the Philippines' win over Korea in the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship semifinals was, it wasn't all about the players.Coaches of that famed squad also deserve equal applause as the mentors were crucial in putting the team ...
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GILAS Pilipinas' victory over Korea in the semifinals of the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship remains one of the high points in the basketball-crazy country's recent history.What made the win that much sweeter was that it truly was ...
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FOR the Philippine men's basketball team, it marked the end of years of frustrations losing to a despised, longtime Asian rival.And so did for Ranidel De Ocampo.It didn't come as surprise that the now-retired forward was reduced ...
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SEVEN years ago, the Philippines pulled off one of its biggest victories when it exorcised the Korean curse, 86-79, in the semifinals of the 2013 Fiba Asia Championship.Not only was it sweet revenge against a longtime tormentor, the win also ...
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CHOT Reyes saw it clearly.As early as 2017, the decorated mentor already had his plans laid out for Gilas Pilipinas, not only for the 2019 Fiba World Cup but beyond as the Philippines sought a favorable position in the leadup to ...
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PBA
THE PBA ban on Calvin Abueva may be one of the most high-profile cases in league history involving a star player.But a decade earlier, the league came close to handing out a sanction as hefty as Abueva;s - or perhaps ...
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AT 41, Reynel Hugnatan remains a key part of the Meralco Bolts in the PBA as he winds up a long, accomplished career.Perhaps none of that would've happened had he not decided to attend a tryout for the Negros ...
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JORDAN Clarkson has been waiting for a long time to represent the Philippines in international competitions.It wasn't until the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta where the Fil-Am NBA player finally got his chance to lead Gilas Pilipinas.But ...
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TRUTH be told, Justin Brownlee and Ricardo Ratliffe were already on Chot Reyes' radar as potential naturalization candidates as early as 2017.The former Gilas Pilipinas head coach unveiled that he had those two players in mind as the Samahang Basketbol ...
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THIRDY Ravena still finds difficulty in picking the best among the past three Ateneo teams which won the UAAP title.But his brother Kiefer sure ain't.To the elder Ravena, he believes that the Blue Eagles of UAAP Season 80 ...
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NBA
NINE years ago, nine NBA players flew to the country and delivered a show like no other.Headlined by Kobe Bryant, the collection of stars figured in a two-game exhibition series called Smart Ultimate All-Star Weekend in front of a ...
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TODAY, a resident of Quezon City was stunned to see an ostrich casually walking down the street of a subdivision.In an interview with GMA News Online, a resident named Dino Rivera said that he was buying things from a neighborhood store ...
Aug 4, 2020
FRANZ Pumaren had more than his fair share of special teams in his storied coaching career.But the one which stands out as the most special for him was, without question, his La Salle Green Archers team back in 2007."When we ...
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IT wasn't until after college that Jovelyn Gonzaga brought her game to Manila but had she decided to play varsity ball in the big city, it would have been for Ramil de Jesus' La Salle Lady Spikers.Gonzaga said ...
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JOVELYN Gonzaga proved that she can become one of the best volleyball players in the country even without UAAP or NCAA exposure.Unlike other volleyball stars in the country, Gonzaga never had the experience of playing college volleyball in the big leagues. ...
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BY now, the world knows the Philippines is a basketball-crazy nation - its love affair for the game going back to the early 1900s.There was a lot of history made along the way, too.For example, a Filipino basketball player actually ...
Jul 29, 2020
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