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MVP: ’23 World Cup great treat to fans
by Olmin Leyba - September 14, 2019 - 12:00am
As the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China enters its final stretch, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) gets ready to take the cudgels for the staging of the next showpiece in 2023 while making sure it will field...
Guiao: Expose Gilas to Euro play
by Olmin Leyba - September 13, 2019 - 12:00am
Having experienced the mighty opposition first hand, former Team Philippines coach Yeng Guiao recommended a change in approach in the development of young players and batted for regular trips to the new hub of basketball,...
Yeng Guiao resigns; SBP to chart new course
by Olmin Leyba - September 12, 2019 - 12:00am
In the aftermath of the FIBA World Cup letdown, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas will make a course correction on the Gilas Pilipinas program with a new chief strategist at the helm.
Azkals outplay Guam, regain confidence
by Olmin Leyba - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Azkals stormed to a 4-1 rout of Guam yesterday to get back on track in the Asian Qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup yesterday at the Guam FA National Training Center in Dededo.
Painful lessons to serve Gilas well in future?
by Olmin Leyba - September 11, 2019 - 12:00am
Team Philippines returned home without fanfare yesterday, carrying not great memories or milestones but painful lessons from a poor FIBA World Cup stint that team members hope will help steer the Gilas Pilipinas...
Azkals favored against Guam
by Olmin Leyba - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
After fumbling in their opening assignment, the Philippine Azkals look to get their bid in the FIFA World Cup and AFC Asian Cup Joint Qualifiers going with a victory on the road today against lightweight Guam.
Has Gilas seen last of Blatche?
by Olmin Leyba - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
With Gilas Pilipinas trailing Iran, 62-89, with 5:23 left the fourth, Andray Blatche drove to the basket, felt he was fouled but didn’t get the call. Frustrated, he gave the referees a piece of his mind, incurred...
Yeng Guiao: We’re Sorry
by Olmin Leyba - September 10, 2019 - 12:00am
An apologetic coach Yeng Guiao is taking full responsibility for the underwhelming performance of Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA Basketball World Cup, saying he’s ready to step aside if a coaching overhaul will...
Iran denies Gilas graceful exit
by Olmin Leyba - September 9, 2019 - 12:00am
Gilas Pilipinas’ journey in the 2019 FIBA World Cup ended the same way it started 95-75 in disappointing fashion.
Gilas bows to Iran, ends FIBA World Cup campaign empty-handed
by Olmin Leyba - September 8, 2019 - 10:06pm
Gilas Pilipinas' journey in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup ended the same way it started — in disappointing fashion.
Gilas goes all in against Iran
by Olmin Leyba - September 8, 2019 - 12:00am
The 2019 FIBA World Cup has seen nothing but struggle and heartaches for the underwhelming Gilas Pilipinas.
Asians, Africans fight for crumbs
by Olmin Leyba - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Struggling Gilas Pilipinas isn’t alone in its misery in the FIBA World Cup as the rest of Asia, including host China, are in the same boat.
Azkals yield to Syrians
by Olmin Leyba - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
The Philippine Azkals limped to a 2-5 defeat to Syria as their bid in the joint qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup got to a nightmarish start Thursday night at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod C...
Gilas bows to red-hot Tunisia
by Olmin Leyba - September 7, 2019 - 12:00am
For the second time in three days, a team from Africa spoiled what’s eyed as Gilas Pilipinas’ shining moment in the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup in China.
So much still at stake for Gilas
by Olmin Leyba - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
It’s not the end of the world for Gilas Pilipinas after dropping all three games in the first round of the ongoing FIBA World Cup.
Guiao hopes Blatche to deliver some more
by Olmin Leyba - September 6, 2019 - 12:00am
The Andray Blatche that showed up in the Gilas Pilipinas game against Angola was more of the good old Andray Blatche that Filipinos are used to.
Guiao raves about Perez
by Olmin Leyba - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
Gilas Pilipinas coach Yeng Guiao raves about the performance of the team’s unlikely most dependable player – rookie CJ Perez.
Gilas drops OT heartbreaker vs Angola
by Olmin Leyba - September 5, 2019 - 12:00am
After the harrowing experiences against a pair of European juggernauts, Gilas Pilipinas still couldn’t catch a break in the FIBA World Cup.
Djordjevic: Team Philippines lacks quality
by Olmin Leyba - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
FOSHAN – Serbia coach Sasha Djordjevic didn’t mince words when asked to assess a Gilas Pilipinas side that his team and another Euro side, Italy, demolished.
Gilas braces for dogfight vs Angola
by Olmin Leyba - September 4, 2019 - 12:00am
With the unstoppable heavyweights out of the way, Gilas Pilipinas intends to make the most of its best opportunity to finally get a feel-good result in the FIBA World Cup with fellow winless Angola on the other...
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