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Argentina shocks Serbia; Rubio sets World Cup record

DONGGUAN, China (AFP) – Serbia’s coach said that his strongly fancied team collapsed under the weight of expectation as they were stunned by Argentina in the Basketball World Cup quarterfinals on Tuesday. The South Americans’ grand old man Luis Scola knocked down a series of key buckets in a fourth-quarter surge to help crush Serbia, […]

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After nightmare in China, Yeng quits as Gilas coach

Yeng Guiao yesterday resigned as coach of Gilas Pilipinas following a disappointing run in the FIBA World Cup that saw the national cagers finish dead last by losing all five matches. Guiao confirmed to the Bulletin the lengthy statement that surfaced online, a day after meeting top officials of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas to […]

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Tragedy for ‘Greek Freak’ as Greece fails to advance

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

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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Gilas coach open to quitting

Gilas Pilipinas is set to face plenty of uncertainties over the next few weeks after losing all five matches in its recent FIBA World Cup campaign in China.   Among the obvious questions is the future of coach Yeng Guiao, who drew major criticism from fans for the way he handled the national cagers’ campaign […]

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Yao Ming blames self for China’s Olympic, World Cup setbacks

BEIJING (AFP) – Basketball legend Yao Ming said he blamed himself for host nation China’s poor performances at the Basketball World Cup after their latest chastening defeat on Sunday. Sunday’s 86-73 loss to Nigeria in the classification round for teams outside the top 16 means China have failed to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics directly […]

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