NEW Zealand rode a blistering fourth quarter run to deal China its first loss, 82-73, in hosting Group A's opening match of the second window in the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers at Dongguan on Friday.Trailing by as ...
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Feb 24, 2018
THE Gilas Pilipinas team to the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup suffered a double whammy even before it could leave for Lebanon with news that naturalized player Andray Blatche and fellow big man June Mar Fajardo were ruled out one after the other. ...
Aug 6, 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
FRESH from a puzzling and short-lived stint with the Los Angeles Lakers, Chinese basketball star Yi Jianlian found himself in another controversy - this time in his home country's professional basketball league.After asking for his release from the Lakers, Yi ...
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Nov 4, 2016
NBA
EL SEGUNDO, California - Metta World Peace and Thomas Robinson both went into training camp with only a small chance of making the Los Angeles Lakers' roster.They seized that chance and wouldn't let it go, much to the surprise ...
Oct 25, 2016
NBA
LOOKS like Yi Jianlian's NBA return with the Los Angeles Lakers will be cut short before it formally began.Three days before the NBA season opens, the Chinese star has asked for his release from the Los Angeles Lakers as team ...
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Oct 24, 2016
NBA
YI Jianlian will have to prove he belongs in the Purple and Gold."He's going to have to earn his way on this team," said Los Angeles Lakers General Manager Mitch Kupchak on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time).The Lakers currently have ...
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Sep 28, 2016
NBA
WHILE much of the focus on the Los Angeles Lakers is on their young core, new acquisition Yi Jianlian might surprise fans of the storied franchise.Fresh off an impressive showing in the Rio Olympics with the Chinese national team, Yi was ...
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Sep 17, 2016
NBA
LOS Angeles Lakers' forward Julius Randle will be sidelined for at least two weeks after he suffered a laceration on his right hand in practice on Monday.The Lakers made the announcement on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) after lefty Randle needed seven ...
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Aug 31, 2016
NBA
EL SEGUNDO, California - The Los Angeles Lakers have signed top draft pick Brandon Ingram and Chinese NBA veteran Yi Jianlian and re-signed center Tarik Black.Ingram was the No. 2 overall pick in this summer's draft. The Duke product&# ...
Aug 25, 2016
NBA
YI Jianlian is reportedly close to making an NBA comeback four years after the Chinese forward and former lottery pick last played in the world's premier basketball league.According to a report by ESPN's Marc Stein, the Los Angeles ...
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Aug 17, 2016
RIO DE JANEIRO - The battle of the last winless men's basketball teams in Group A went down to the wire as Venezuela squeaked past China 72-68 on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) to take another step toward advancing.The ...
Aug 11, 2016
CHANGSHA, China - Jason Castro said he is willing to trade his Mythical Team award for the Fiba Asia Championship crown which eluded him for a second straight time.The shifty combo guard was once more named among the five best players in ...
Oct 4, 2015
CHANGSHA, China - In the short time he has played for Gilas Pilipinas, Andray Blatche has become as Filipino as adobo.Asked what he thought would be the key for the national team which faces an unbeaten China side for the crown in ...
Oct 3, 2015
A CLASH with China still looms in the horizon for Gilas Pilipinas in the 2014 Fiba-World Cup after the longtime Asian power applied for one of the four wildcard berths for the world championship tilt in Spain.China is one of ...
Nov 2, 2013
PBA
IRAN star Hamed Hadadi shrugged off his team's fine start, saying they still have to hurdle tough teams not only from their group but also those from other brackets.Iran found itself in the so-called 'Group of Death' with Korea ...
Aug 2, 2013
EVEN with a solid roster anchored on NBA veteran forward Yi Jianlian, Chinese basketball officials said they are already preparing for a "changing of the guards" to give way to a new generation of players.China team manager Zhang Xiong said Asia&# ...
Jul 30, 2013
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