Ramos can’t ignore opportunity to play in Japan league

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2021 08:28:41 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Dwight Ramos said the lucrative opportunity of signing with the Toyama Grouses in Japan’s B.League was something that he couldn’t pass up. Ramos joined the growing list of Filipino cagers heading to the Land of Rising Sun after inking a one-year deal with the Grouses, thus foregoing his UAAP eligibility with Ateneo. […]

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SBP to press bid on Jordan Clarkson’s Gilas stint

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sun, 05 Sep 2021 07:11:44 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO There’s no reason for the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) to back off in convincing FIBA to allow Jordan Clarkson to suit up as a local player for Gilas Pilipinas. SBP President Al Panlilio said similar situations from other countries have only heightened the federation’s resolve in continuing its quest to have […]

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Gilas coach not closing doors on PBA, overseas players

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 08:05:07 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin is hoping that everyone, including the PBA and players suiting up in professional leagues overseas, can be on board for the 2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers which begins in November. Baldwin, also the program director of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, believes having the presence of PBA […]

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Gilas coach excited to face Kiwis, Koreans in World Cup Asian Qualifiers

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:56:57 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Gilas Pilipinas coach Tab Baldwin said facing New Zealand, South Korea and India will present different challenges in the 2023 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Despite already assured of a spot in FIBA’s centerpiece event, Gilas is still going to take part in the Asian Qualifiers and was drawn in Group A […]

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Manila Chooks TM 3×3 off to Canada for Montreal Masters

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 01 Sep 2021 08:08:15 +0000

Manila Chooks TM left yesterday for Canada to see action in the 2021 FIBA 3×3 Montreal Masters. The team is composed of Mark Yee, Mac Tallo, Zachary Huang, Dennis Santos, and alternate player Chico Lanete. The entire delegation was allowed to lead only after testing negative in their RT-PCR tests. After a two-hour layover in […]

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Bill to memorialize PH Olympians filed in Congress

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2021 06:07:35 +0000

By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA A bill has been filed in the House of Representatives that seek to memorialize Filipino Olympians. Deputy Speaker Eric Martinez led a group of congressmen in filing House Bill No. 10096, which proposes to establish a “Philippine Olympian Memorial that will provide a permanent and fitting commemoration for the blood, sweat and […]

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2023 FIBA World Cup Qualifiers set Tuesday

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2021 22:53:51 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO FIBA is scheduled to hold a draw for the 2023 World Cup Qualifiers on Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the world governing body’s headquarters in Mies, Switzerland. The proceedings are set at 6:30 p.m. Manila time, formally kicking off the road to FIBA’s centerpiece event which the Philippines will co-host with Japan and […]

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Gilas still at No. 31 in FIBA rankings; US remains No. 1

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2021 07:48:32 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO The Philippines remained at No. 31 in the latest world rankings released by FIBA following the conclusion of the Tokyo Olympics. With 322.8 points, Gilas Pilipinas also kept its hold on being the sixth-best team in Asia, behind world No. 3 and Olympic bronze medalist Australia (690.5), No. 22 Iran (43.8.3), No. […]

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Gilas pulls off OT win over Tunisia in Jordan tourney

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 30 Jul 2021 06:46:40 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Gilas Pilipinas needed overtime to outlast Tunisia, 74-73, early Friday, July 30 Philippine time in the King Abdullah Cup at the Prince Hamza Sport Hall in Amman, Jordan. Thirdy Ravena split his two free throws with nine seconds left in the extension before Ange Kouame blocked Achref Gannouni’s attempt to give Gilas […]

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Gilas coach looking for pocket tournament before Asia Cup

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 08 Jul 2021 08:23:41 +0000

By JONAS TERRADO Coach Tab Baldwin is hoping to secure an overseas pocket tournament for Gilas Pilipinas before its campaign in the FIBA Asia Cup next month in Jakarta, Indonesia. Baldwin didn’t say in detail during an interview with the Off The Record podcast as to when and where but having games prior to the […]

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