No more Tokyo Games stint for Gilas

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2019 10:28:30 +0000

Gilas Pilipinas missed out a chance to play in next year’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament despite staying at No. 31 in the latest world rankings released by FIBA on Thursday. China and South Korea gained the two wild card entries allotted for Asia in the OQT, formally ending the Philippines’ quest to compete for a spot […]

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MVP says sorry for World Cup debacle

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:28:38 +0000

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan apologized on Tuesday to the basketball-loving Filipinos following the debacle suffered by Gilas Pilipinas in the recently-concluded FIBA World Cup in China. “I think that ang masasabi ko lang we really expressed our apology to the Filipinos. It’s our duty to apologize,” said Pangilinan in […]

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Spanish king welcomes basketball world champions

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2019 08:19:15 +0000

MADRID (AP) – Spain’s men’s basketball team has been welcomed by the Spanish king and thousands of fans on the streets of Madrid after winning the World Cup title over the weekend. Players presented the trophy to Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Monday, with captain Rudy Fernández putting a winner’s medal around […]

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Gasol completes historic double as Spain wins World Cup

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 05:29:58 +0000

BEIJING (AP) – Marc Gasol looked to the sky as confetti fell, some sticking to his massive shoulders, and then cradled and kissed the giant golden chalice that goes to the World Cup champions. He’s getting good at hoisting trophies. Gasol got to bask in a championship celebration for the second time in three months […]

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Gasol fuels Spain into World Cup final

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:02:36 +0000

BEIJING, China (AFP) – NBA champion Marc Gasol saved Spain on Friday as they battled back to beat Australia, 95-88, after a second overtime period and reach the Basketball World Cup final.  They will face either France – quarterfinal winners over reigning two-time champions the United States – or Argentina in Sunday’s decider in Beijing. The thrilling semi-final was […]

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MVP vows a memorable, exciting 2023 World Cup

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:03:36 +0000

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas Chairman Emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan wants to set the bar high when the country hosts the FIBA World Cup in 2023. “SBP has started to plan and prepare for 2023. We need to supply to spectators and guests an experience like never before, and demonstrate Filipino hospitality,” Pangilinan said in a […]

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Real shocker: France pips US in World Cup quarters

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 13:51:25 +0000

DONGGUAN, China (AP) — The US has been ousted from medal contention by France at the World Cup, failing to capture gold at a major international tournament for the first time since the 2006 world championships.  Evan Fournier scored 22 points, Rudy Gobert added 21 points and 16 rebounds and France beat the US,  89-79, […]

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Hunt for next Gilas coach on as SEA Games nears

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 09:44:52 +0000

With the resignation of Yeng Guiao as coach of the Gilas Pilipinas men’s team, the Samahang Baketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) will now have to look for his replacement as the national team prepares for the Southeast Asian Games which the country will be hosting starting Nov. 30 this year. The search, however, may take a […]

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Tragedy for ‘Greek Freak’ as Greece fails to advance

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:49:47 +0000

The Czech Republic and the United States completed the field on Monday for the quarterfinals of the basketball World Cup. The Czech’s did it the hard way. Despite losing to Greece, 84-77, in the second-round group game, the Czech Republic (3-2) advanced after the United States defeated Brazil a few hours later 89-73 – also […]

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‘Pop’ thrilled as US qualifies for Tokyo Games

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 08:38:14 +0000

SHENZHEN, China (AFP) – Team USA coach Gregg Popovich spoke of his joy after the reigning Olympic basketball champions qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Games on Monday. The United States, who will be chasing a fourth Games gold in a row, secured their berth for next summer after beating Brazil 89-73 at the World Cup. […]

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