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Gilas gets chance to top group with Qatar win over Taipei

SAEED Erfan Ali vs DAVIS III Quincy. Nuki Sabio

Backed by the Filipino crowd, Qatar drew Chinese Taipei’s first loss, 71-68, giving Gilas Pilipinas a golden opportunity to top Group E and elude a looming encounter with defending champion China in the knockout quarterfinals of the 27th FIBA Asia men’s Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Posted: August 7th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,Section | Read More »

FIBA Asia: Lin, Tseng lift Chinese Taipei over Japan


After cruising past Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei got its hands full against Japan Tuesday afternoon. The Taiwanese needed to bank on the heroics of star guard Lin Chih Chieh late to hold off the gritty Japanese side, 79-76, in the second round of the 27th FIBA Asia men’s Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

FIBA-Asia: Chinese Taipei rolls anew, routs Hong Kong

LU Cheng-Ju of Chinese Taipei (light) vs LI Kim Wong  PBA IMAGES/NUKI SABIO

Riding high on its comeback win over host Philippines, Chinese Taipei continued its winning ways following a 94-55 rout of Hong Kong in the second round of the 27th FIBA Asia men’s Championship Monday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Chinese Taipei foils Gilas Pilipinas bid to win game for ‘abused’ OFWs

DUNKIN' DOUTHIT  Marcus Douthit of the Philippines dunks against Chinese Taipei's Wen-Ting Tseng and Shih-Chieh Chen in their game at the 27th FIBA-Asia preliminaries at the Mall of Asia Arena, Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013. The Taiwanese dealt the Filipinos their first loss, 79-84, and stay undefeated in Group A. NUKI SABIO/PBA IMAGE

Chot Reyes struck an emotional chord during his post-game interview after Gilas Pilipinas’ 84-79 defeat to Chinese Taipei in the Fiba Asia championship Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Taiwan thwarts Gilas

Gabe Norwood finds a way out from the tight guarding of Wen-Ting Tseng and Chi-Chieh Lin (behind).  Photo by NUKI SABIO/PBA IMAGE

CHINESE Taipei warmed up the icy temperature at Mall of Asia Arena with its hot shooting last night. Power forward Lu Cheng-ju fired five three-pointers in the crucial moments to lead Taipei’s come-from-behind win over Gilas Pilipinas, 84-79, in the 27th Fiba Asia Championship.
Open on the left flank, Lu’s three gave the Taiwanese an 81-77 cushion that completed their rise from 13 points down.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas falls to sizzling Chinese Taipei

THERE CAN ONLY BE ONE The Philippines' Jason Castro sneaks past Chinese Taipei defenders in a battle of undefeated teams in Group A of the 27th FIBA-Asia Championship at the Mall of Asia Arena Saturday. The Filipinos, however, lost the game, 79-84, to fall behind the Taiwanese in their group. NUKI SABIO/PBA IMAGE

Torched by the Taiwanese’ hot shooting, Smart Gilas Pilipinas fell to Chinese Taipei, 79-84, Saturday for its first setback in the preliminaries of the 2013 Fiba Asia Championships.

Posted: August 3rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Chinese Taipei turns back Saudi Arabia, faces Philippines next

CHENG Ju Lu vs ALMUWALLAD Aymam and ALHWSAWI Mustafa. Nuki Sabio

Chinese Taipei banked on its hot shooting to repel Saudi Arabia, 90-67, in the second day of the 27th FIBA-Asia men’s Championship Friday at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,Section | Read More »

A lot of room for improvement as Gilas Pilipinas faces Jordan next

Jeff Chan vs Jaber Kabe FIBA ASIA PHOTO by Nuki Sabio

With seven-tenths of a second left in the first half, Jeff Chan rose for an unnecessary challenge on Aymam Almuwallad, fouling Saudi Arabia’s best shooter from beyond the arc.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Qatar, Chinese Taipei nip foes; Iranians roar

FIBA ASIA IN MANILA Yuta Watanabe of Japan (left) posts up away from the basket, under pressure from Qatar’s Ali Turki in Thursday’s Fiba Asia Championship game at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. The Qataris rallied from as many as 12 points down to nip the Japanese, 75-74. The tournament stakes three continental berths to the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Spain. AUGUST DELA CRUZ

Power forward Jarvis Hayes delivered in the clutch as Qatar survived Japan, 75-74, at the start of their Group B campaign in the 27th Fiba Asia Championship last night at Mall of Asia Arena.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Korea ousts world champion Taiwan; Habagat SEA titlist


KOREA dethroned reigning world champion Chinese Taipei with a stunning 6-5 victory yesterday to reach the Pony International World Series for the first time even as the Philippine Habagat kept their Southeast Asian crown at the Rizal Memorial Baseball Stadium.

Posted: July 17th, 2013 in Headlines,Section | Read More »

Gilas-PH five bests Taiwan, shoot for the finals berth Friday

Smart Gilas in Tokyo, Japan. Photo from Chot Reyes Twitter account.

Rusty at the start and sputtering in the end, Smart Gilas-Pilipinas still found a way to cut down a tall Chinese-Taipei side, 75-68, and march into the Final Four of the fourth Fiba-Asia Cup here.

Posted: September 20th, 2012 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Chinese Taipei edges Qatar, set to face the Philippines in the quarterfinals

fiba asia

Chinese Taipei edged Qatar, 75-73, on a last-second slam Tuesday to set up a quarterfinals encounter with Gilas-Pilipinas II in the Fiba Asia Cup in Tokyo, Japan.

Posted: September 18th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

PH’s bet Rubilen Amit absorbs 1st loss in Women’s World 10-Ball

Rubilen Amit FILE PHOTO

Rubilen Amit snapped her unbeaten run in the Ya Lin 2012 Women’s World 10-Ball championship, yielding 4-6 to Chinese Taipei’s Chan Ya Ting Wednesday at Robinson’s Galleria.

Posted: August 22nd, 2012 in Billiards,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »



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