Ateneo beats Japan’s Tokai, wins inaugural WUBS crown

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 09:33:50 +0000

By CARLO ANOLIN Ateneo beat Japan’s Tokai University, 68-59, to bag the inaugural World University Basketball Series (WUBS) title yesterday at the Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. The Blue Eagles completed a tournament sweep after earlier beating Tokai, Taiwan’s National Chengchi University, and Indonesia’s Universitas Pelita Harapan. The title win bodes well to Ateneo’s pre-season […]

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Kai Sotto joining Clarkson at Gilas for fourth window

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 10 Aug 2022 06:10:55 +0000

By REYNALD MAGALLON Kai Sotto has committed to join Gilas Pilipinas for the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) said in a statement on Wednesday, Aug. 10. “We are glad to have Kai into the Gilas fold and thank him for his proactive response to the […]

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Countdown for World Cup set; SBP hopeful Sotto can make it to Gilas

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2022 07:02:21 +0000

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) deferred to name the PBA players who will be included in the Gilas Pilipinas pool for the fourth window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers not until after the Philippine Cup semifinals. SBP spokesperson Renauld ‘Sonny’ Barrios said the decision was made following a discussion with national team coach […]

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Ayo steps away from basketball to focus on ailing mother

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2022 11:02:41 +0000

By REYNALD MAGALLON Aldin Ayo is stepping away from the bright lights of basketball for the meantime to attend to his ailing mother who has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. With a heavy heart, the 44-year-old mentor has decided to resign as head trainer of the Chooks-To-Go 3×3 team as he wanted to focus […]

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Cone to be part of Gilas in August window; Euro coach eyed for World Cup

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2022 03:55:08 +0000

By REYNALD MAGALLON Barangay Ginebra head coach Tim Cone is set to make his return to the national team duty as an assistant coach to Gilas Pilipinas head tactician Chot Reyes for the August window. Cone was named as part of the Gilas coaching staff for the World Cup but Reyes bared on Wednesday, Aug. […]

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SBP gets full support for World Cup hosting, formation of best Gilas team

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 02 Aug 2022 05:26:48 +0000

By REYNALD MAGALLON The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas got the full commitment from the country’s major basketball stakeholders for the hosting of the FIBA 2023 World Cup and the formation of the best Gilas Pilipinas team for the global showpiece during a board meeting at the PLDT office in Makati City on Monday, Aug. 1. […]

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Baldwin not speculative on Gilas return: I’m not waiting, expecting for that

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:17:50 +0000

By CARLO ANOLIN Tab Baldwin isn’t expecting any duty calls from the Gilas side amid the criticisms on current head coach Chot Reyes. Baldwin, who stepped down from his post almost six months ago, spoke up and gave his thoughts as fans continue to rally behind him following Gilas’ dismal showing in the 2022 FIBA […]

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Cebu Chooks lands in tough group at FIBA 3×3 tilt

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 04:47:22 +0000

LIPIK , Croatia – After a month off, Cebu Chooks is back in the FIBA 3×3 pro circuit. The country’s top 3×3 team begins their road to the 2022 Chooks-to-Go-FIBA 3×3 Cebu Masters on Friday in the FIBA 3×3 Lipik Challenger in Pozesko-Slavonska Zupanija here. But bad news to its fans as Cebu Chooks was […]

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Cone: Expectations on Gilas ‘unfair and not realistic’ at this point

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 03:52:53 +0000

By REYNALD MAGALLON Gilas Pilipinas mentor Chot Reyes found an ally in Ginebra head coach Tim Cone amid the public scrutiny on the national team’s lackluster performance in its recent tournaments. Asked to comment about Gilas during his post-game presser following the Kings’ 100-93 victory over Phoenix Fuel Masters on Thursday, July 21, Cone said […]

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Same old problems hound Gilas – Chot Reyes

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 21 Jul 2022 08:33:34 +0000

BY REYNALD MAGALLON The lack of preparation and the unavailability of players have been a recurring issue in forming the best team possible for the national team and it continue to hound the Gilas Pilipinas program. And that, according to head coach Chot Reyes, resulted in Gilas’ lackluster performances in the third window of the […]

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