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It’s South Korea vs Philippines in Fiba Asia semis

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A familiar opponent stands in the way of Philippines’ title bid in the 27th Fiba Asia men’s championships. South Korea handily put away Qatar, 79-52, Friday night at the Mall of Asia Arena, to arrange a rendezvous with the Filipinos in the semis on Saturday.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Gilas ‘un-invited’ to Jones Cup, says Chot Reyes

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Gilas-Pilipinas’ buildup for the coming Fiba-Asia championship takes a huge blow as the Philippine team gets “un-invited” to the 2013 Jones Cup in Taipei, according to head coach Chot Reyes.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

PSA honors Jones Cup champions Smart Gilas

ON A year when there were more misses than hits in local sports, the Smart Gilas Pilipinas basketball squad provided one of the saving graces by capturing the Williams Jones Cup in Taiwan for the first time in 14 years.

Posted: February 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Jones Cup veterans head 17-man Gilas-Pilipinas pool

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Smart Gilas Pilipinas at the Senate.

A 17-man pool featuring players with international experience, size, speed and outside shooting was named by Gilas-Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes yesterday to handle the task of taking the Philippine back to the World Basketball Championship scene next year.

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

Jones Cup-winning Smart Gilas squad flies to Tokyo

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Smart Gilas-Pilipinas leaves for Japan Wednesday to see action in the fourth Fiba Asia Cup (formerly Stankovic Cup), looking to land at least a top three finish to be able to head straight to the Fiba Asia World Championship qualifying next year.

Posted: September 11th, 2012 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

A knockout star named LA Tenorio

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There may never be another win like this. One hefty serving of native heroics was not enough so, for the championship on Sunday, LA Tenorio played his heart out a second straight night.

Posted: August 27th, 2012 in Bare Eye,Commentary,Editors' Picks | Read More »

Test of character, heart in Jones Cup

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A middle-aged Filipino, so proud of what he learned the night before, approached Smart Gilas-Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes at the Taiwan International airport on Monday and told him in the native tongue: “Congratulations, you’re really a great coach.”

Posted: August 27th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

PH downs US, wins Jones Cup

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LA Tenorio, the 5-foot-8 Smart Gilas-Pilipinas starting point guard, certainly cannot compare with the greatest basketball player who has ever lived.

Posted: August 27th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »

Gilas nips Taipei-A, seeks title vs US five

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MARCUS Douthit (right) and Sol Mercado will play pivotal roles when Smart Gilas plays the US today. PBA.COM

Up against a talented enemy in very hostile territory, Smart Gilas-Pilipinas got an unlikely lift from the smallest man on the floor and moved within another win of ruling the Jones Cup basketball championship here.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Basketball,Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos,Section | Read More »

Iran gaining ‘arrogant, dirty’ reputation

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Iran displayed very poor sportsmanship after taking its first loss, courtesy of Smart Gilas-Pilipinas, on Friday afternoon in the 34th Jones Cup here.

Posted: August 26th, 2012 in Basketball,Headlines,Section | Read More »

Philippines escapes with a win over Iran in Jones Cup

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The Philippines on Friday dealt perennial contender Iran its first loss, 77-75, to forge a three-way tie at the top in the 2012 William Jones Cup being held in Taiwan.

Posted: August 24th, 2012 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

We need shooters, not just slashers

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It’s always morale-boosting to win over South Korea and Japan on the basketball court. Smart Gilas’ back-to-back victories over our rivals in the Jones Cup helped restore our confidence in Filipino hoops know-how.

Posted: August 23rd, 2012 in Commentary,One Game at a Time | Read More »

Jones Cup 5 debuts versus Jordan today

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The Philippine five opens its Jones Cup bid against Jordan on Saturday afternoon and coach Chot Reyes was candid enough to admit that they never did any scouting on the Jordanians or their other foes in the tournament for that matter.

Posted: August 18th, 2012 in Basketball,Headlines,Section | Read More »

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