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FIBA denies Ukraine to give up 2015 Euro basket

: A Ukrainian officer checks documents at the border crossing of Uspenka on the Ukrainian-Russian border, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Ukraine's leadership simmered with a mix of hopelessness and anger at losing Crimea, tempering an influx of eager young men signing up as reservists with the growing certainty that no savior would deliver them from the Russian takeover. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

The European basketball federation denied reports on Wednesday that Ukraine has pulled out of hosting next year’s continental championship amid political and economic turmoil.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

SBP not discounting chance of sending PBA players in Fiba 3×3

Kobe Paras

It may seem farfetched, but there’s a chance PBA stars could represent the country in a Fiba 3×3 tournament. The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is not discounting the possibility of sending an all-pro team to the Asia-Pacific leg of the Fiba 3×3 World Tour in Tokyo this October.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Basketball Marathon officials ‘confident’ PH can break record

Aspiring players for the 2014 Basketball Marathon being briefed before undergoing drills and physical tests during the tryouts. They were then trimmed down to 24.www.basketballmarathonph.com. Photo grab from www.basketballmarathonph.com

It’s only fitting that a country, known for its basketball fanaticism, will attempt to own the world record for the longest basketball game played.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

GAB urged to scrap licenses of cagers who refused to join Gilas

Greg Slaughter and Marcio Lassiter FILE PHOTOS

Should Barangay Ginebra’s prized rookie center Greg Slaughter and San Miguel Beer athletic wingman Marcio Lassiter be stripped of their licenses to play in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) for turning down an invitation to join the Gilas Pilipinas national team for the FIBA (International Basketball Federation) World Cup in Spain and the Asian Games in Korea?

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,PBA | Read More »

Reyes adds five more to Fiba World Cup hopefuls


Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes Friday added five more players to the 12 members of the national team who secured a slot for the country in the 2014 Fiba World Cup in Spain.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,Section | Read More »

2 bills for Mcgee, Blatche naturalization filed at Senate

Andray Blatche and Javale McGee on Gilas Pilipinas jersey uniform

Two separate bills have been filed at the Senate, granting Philippine citizenships to National Basketball Association (NBA) players Javalee Mcgee and Andray Blatche so they could represent the Philippines in international tournaments.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA pair of McGee, Blatche to fortify Gilas bid


Pending the approval of two naturalization bills by Congress, Gilas Pilipinas will be reinforced by either JaVale McGee or Andray Blatche in the World Championship in Spain and the Asian Games in South Korea later this year.

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Basketball,Headlines,NBA,PBA | Read More »

Wildcards Brazil, Finland, Greece, Turkey make it to Fiba World Cup

Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey - recipients of the wild cards for the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Photo by FIBA

Brazil, Finland, Greece and Turkey completed the list of competing nations in the 2014 Fiba World Cup slated in August.

Posted: February 1st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Perlas rally falls short vs Malaysia, suffers first loss in FIBA Asia women

Staff and players of the Discovery Perlas ng Pilipinas team at the press launch in Prime 22 restaurant at the Discovery Suites in Ortigas. CELEST FLORES/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines blew an early double-digit lead and fell short on its comeback bid late in a 56-60 loss to Southeast Asian rival Malaysia Wednesday in the 25th FIBA Asia for Women in Bangkok, Thailand.

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Philippines cripples Iran 79-52 to enter Fiba Asia U16 semis


The Philippines blasted home team Iran 79-52 late Wednesday en route to the semifinals of the 2013 Fiba Asia Under-16 championships in Tehran.

Posted: October 3rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas yields gold medal to Iran in FIBA Asia

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After securing a slot for next year’s FIBA World Cup in Spain, the Philippines satisfyingly settled for second place following a 71-85 loss to Iran in their gold medal match at the 27th FIBA Asia Men’s Championship Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas behind by one vs Iran at halftime in FIBA Asia finale


Gilas Pilipinas trailed by as much as nine before rallying for only a 34-35 deficit against a favored Iran five in their gold medal match of the 27th FIBA Asia men’s Championship Sunday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Aquino, Binay, Pacquiao at MOA Arena to cheer for Philippines in Fiba Asia


No less than the top of two leaders of the Philippines were in attendance in Smart Gilas Pilipinas’ 27th Fiba Asia Championships gold medal showdown against Iran on Sunday.

Posted: August 11th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »



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