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No more Tokyo Games stint for Gilas

No more Tokyo Games stint for Gilas

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 […]

MVP says sorry for World Cup debacle

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

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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Journey to 2023 World Cup glory begins now – MVP

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) chairman emeritus Manny V. Pangilinan wants the ball rolling as soon as possible as the country takes its turn to host the FIBA World Cup in 2023. Pangilinan formally received the official FIBA flag from 2019 host China through NBA legend Yao Ming during the closing ceremony of the World […]

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Gasol completes historic double as Spain wins World Cup

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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Dream Team days  are over – Bryant

BEIJING, China (AFP) – Kobe Bryant leapt to the defense of the United States basketball team after their failed World Cup campaign, saying on Friday: “The days of the 1992 Barcelona ‘Dream Team’ are gone.” A Team USA missing their biggest names were beaten for the second time in as many days on Thursday in […]

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