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Gilas Pilipinas five bags top PSA award

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TWELVE gallant men in an incredible 11-day journey put Philippine basketball back in the world stage.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Payback time for PH hoops heartaches

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URGED on by the ringleader of the last team to use the Fiba Asia Championship as a stepping stone to the World Cup, Jimmy Alapag won some measure of payback for Philippine basketball.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

For all of China’s might, its coach admits team needs ‘a lot of work’

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YI Jianlian vs Jimmy Baxter and Mohammad Hussein   NUKI SABIO / PBA IMAGES

As the final buzzer sounded, China hardly looked like a team that just won a hard-fought game.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Taiwan overjoyed at victory over China

Taiwanese players celebrate following their 96-78 win over China in their quarterfinals game of the FIBA Asia Basketball Championship Friday Aug.9, 2013 at the Mall of Asia Arena at suburban Pasay city south of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Taiwan celebrated on Saturday after its men’s basketball team recorded their first ever win at the FIBA Asia Championship over powerful rival China.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Hadadi plays thru pain for NBA scout

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THERE was a major concern in the Iran side as Hamed Hadadi limped off the court early in the fourth period. The former Memphis Grizzlies player in the NBA and the star of the Iran basketball machine that has been flattening foes in this Fiba Asia Championship couldn’t put too much weight on his right leg.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Major concern for Iran as Hadadi injures leg

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LI Xiaoxu and Sun Yue box out Hamed Hadadi. FILE PHOTO

Perhaps he had an eye on one of two spots open in the New York Knicks roster.

Posted: August 9th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

China giant Yi bides time on bench with injuries

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SEVEN-FOOT grinder Yi Jianlian watched intently from the bench as China crumbled and then rose to beat gritty Kazakhstan.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Iran remains unscathed; Jordan overwhelms HK

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IF he can help it, Iran coach Mehmed Becirovic won’t be gambling with his bench-warmers again in the knockout stages of the Fiba Asia Championship.

Posted: August 6th, 2013 in Basketball,Headlines | Read More »

Gilas Pilipinas: 3 steps to a nigthmare

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OFTEN a blazing blur, Jason Castro did appear heaven-sent with his meteoric sniping that saved the drippy first game of Gilas Pilipinas against unheralded Saudi Arabia on Thursday, opening day of the Fiba Asia championship.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Editors' Picks | Read More »

Iran picked over China

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FROM the corner of the Mall of Asia Arena street by the Coral gate leading to the players-media entrance, we could hear the loud chanting.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Basketball,Commentary,Featured Columns,Headlines,In Huddle,Section | Read More »

FIBA-Asia: Kazakhstan routs Thailand; Bahrain squeaks past India

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Sukhdave Ghogar of Thailand (red) slips as he struggles for the ball versus Anton Ponomarev (yellow) of Kazakhstan. FIBA ASIA PHOTO/Nuki Sabio

Kazakhstan picked up its game in the second half to score an 81-67 drubbing of Thailand in Group D play in the final game of opening day of the 27th FIBA-Asia Championship late Thursday night at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

Posted: August 2nd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

‘Go for it with all your heart and soul’

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JIMMY Alapag (top photo, right) prepares to run a defensive drill with cadet pool member Kevin Alas (middle) and former New Zealand national coach Tab Baldwin during the Gilas Pilipinas practice Monday night at Moro Lorenzo gym. Alapag later had a memorable chat with basketball legend Robert Jaworski (right photo), who dropped by the national team’s practice and urged the team to give it their all in the Fiba Asia championship. FRANCIS T.J.OCHOA

Robert Jaworski was the captain of the last Philippine basketball team that played in the World Championship. That little piece of history wasn’t lost on Jimmy Alapag on a rainy Monday evening at Moro Lorenzo gym on the Ateneo campus.

Posted: July 30th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Chot Reyes says injuries won’t keep Castro, de Ocampo from playing

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Coach Chot Reyes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Smart Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes expects key cogs Ranidel de Ocampo and Jayson Castro to suit up when the 27th FIBA-Asia Championship gets going on August 1.

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

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