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FIBA: Gilas pounds on Ivory Coast to end Spain camp

Gilas Pilipinas wraps up their Spanish trip stint on a high note in Malaga. The Philippines repeated over Ivory Coast early Sunday morning, scoring a 73-63 win in the Torneo de Malaga. A day after struggling in a loss against Congo, Gilas rebounded with a victory against a World Cup team, finishing its Spain training camp with a 3-1 record in total games played. Robert Bolick continued his impressive camp and led Gilas in scoring with 18 points. Meanwhile, Andray Blatche had a solid bounce back effort, finishing with 18 points, 18 rebounds, four assists, and three steals in the win. Despite missing out on the chance to play Spain, Gilas’ training camp should still be considered a success considering they only played with eight players during all four games. The national team is back in Manila by August 13. — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 11th, 2019

Duterte says Gilas Pilipinas will surely lose to Italy in FIBA World Cup 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said would personally watch Gilas Pilipinas games in the FIBA World Cup set in Foshan, China later this August. But in the same speech, he lightheartedly predicted that the Philippine team would surely lose its first game against Italy. "Wala talaga tayo. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 6th, 2019

Andray Blatche leads Gilas trip to Spain

Gilas Pilipinas leaves for Spain today to rev up its preparations for the FIBA World Cup with a 10-day training camp and a few games there......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2019

Bullpups defend Asean School Games crown

After playing for Gilas Pilipinas Youth in the recent FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Greece, Carl Tamayo, Terrence Fortea and Gerry Abadiano will spearhead National University’s title-retention bid in the 10th Asean School Games starting tomorrow in Semarang, Indonesia......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2019

2019 FIBA U19 World Cup Preview: Philippines vs New Zealand

The Philippines finally had a breakthrough in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion Greece, beating Asian rivals China, 86-72, to be assured of at least 14th place in the biennial competition.  Their final game today will be against another team from the FIBA Asia zone -- New Zealand, which placed 2nd place overall in last year's 2018 FIBA U18 Asia Cup in Thailand and defeated Senegal last night, 87-71.  It will be a tough final assignment for coach Sandy Arespcochaga's wards, who are coming in riding high with confidence after their convincing triumph over the Chinese. The Filipinos bucked the limited minutes of Kai Sotto in that encounter as the 7'2” prized center was saddled with foul trouble and could only register 5 points, 2 rebounds, a 1 block in 13 minutes of play. Answering the call were Dave Ildefonso, Carl Tamayo, James Spencer, and Rhayyan Amsali, all of whom scored in double-digits for the Philippines.  Needless to say, it'll take another supreme team effort today if the Filipinos are to stave off what should be a very strong challenge from the Kiwis, who likewise put up a convincing win yesterday against the Senegalese.  In that match, versatile guard Flynn Cameron stood out. The DePaul University Blue Demon has been inconsistent in Heraklion, but he had his best game yet against Senegal, scoring 19 points on top of 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 7 steals, and 2 blocks.  Another Junior Tall Black to worry about is Euro-based Max Darling, who plies his trade for Croatia's KK Vrijednosnice Osijek. The 6'6” inside operator is one of the most athletic players in the entire field, and he has been on a tear in New Zealand's last two games, averaging 19.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per outing. Don't be surprised if he tries his hand at slowing Kai down in the paint.  Speaking of Kai, he has stumbled out of the top 10 most efficient players in the tournament after last night's below par showing, and it would be great to see him bounce back in a big way here.  The former Ateneo Blue Eaglet is among the youngest studs in Heraklion and will still be eligible for the next U19 World Cup should the Philippines qualify anew. He is currently averaging 12.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, and 3.3 blocks per game, but he will likely need even better numbers against New Zealand if Gilas Youth is to end its campaign on a bright note.  He'll expect much help from the aforementioned Ildefonso and Tamayo, who really played with aplomb against China. Ildefonso was nearly unstoppable, shooting 7 out of 12 from the floor, including 4 triples en route to an impressive 21-point, 7-assist, 6-rebound stat-line. Tamayo, for his part, was splendid with 20 points and 6 rebounds while hitting 3 triples. If those two guys can puncture the hoops again and complement Kai's inside game, the Philippines has a fair chance of finishing 13th place overall......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 7th, 2019

Gilas Youth moves on to duel vs China after getting mowed down by Australia

Gilas Youth was out of sync all game long late Friday night (Philippine time) inside Greece's Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena and eventually ended up bowing to Australia, 60-82, at the start of the classification round of the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup. The Filipinos counted three players in double-digits led by Dave Ildefonso's 13 points to go along with four rebounds and followed by Kai Sotto who posted a 12-marker, 12-board double-double as well as Gerry Abadiano who chipped in 12 points and three assists. Ildefonso, Sotto, and the rest of the Philippine national youth team, however, just couldn't find a rhythm and thus, just couldn't find their way to their first win in the tournament. The Australians blasted off to an 11-0 edge right from tip-off and never looked back all the way to the Battle for 9th opposite Latvia. On the other hand, Gilas Youth will now figure in the classification games for the 13th to 16th places. Their first meeting will be opposite China on Saturday night (Philippine time). The sorry loss, their fifth in as many games, takes away their golden opportunity to better the country's best finish in the FIBA U19 World Cup - 10th-place way back in 1979. BOX SCORES AUSTRALIA 82 -- Froling 13, Stattmann 11, MacDonald 10, Robertson 10, Lee 7, Ducas 6, Leaupepe 6, Bowen 6, Wigness 4, Swaka Lo Buluk 4, Dalton 3, Gatbel 2. PHILIPPINES 60 -- Ildefonso 13, Sotto 12, Abadiano 12, Tamayo 6, Panopio 4, Spencer 3, Fortea 3, Torres 3, Amsali 2, Chiu 2, Oczon 0. QUARTER SCORES: 23-11, 45-26, 65-44, 82-60. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 5th, 2019

Phenoms and Team Gilas Women’s victorious in 3 on 3 tournament

June 29, 2019 (MANILA, Philippines) – Two Philippine Champions emerged victorious at the Red Bull Reign Finals on Saturday, June 29th, 2019, at Kerry Sports Manila in Bonifacio Global City: Men’s Champions Phenom and Women’s Champions Team Gilas Women’s. Both teams advance to the Red Bull Reign Global Finals in Toronto, Canada, this August where they will represent the Philippines against 15 other nations from around the globe. Red Bull Reign is a high-endurance, offense-driven 3-on-3 street basketball tournament that brings the best ballers in the world together. Each game is contested under strict rules inspired by FIBA’s (International Basketball Federation) 3-on-3 rules: Teams consist of 3 players (+1 reserve) age 18 and above Games take place back-to-back on opposite halves of the court The first team to score 21 points or the most points in 10 minutes wins the match In total, fourteen male teams and eight female teams competed this year. Women’s Red Bull Reign Tournament Red Bull Reign 2019 introduced a standalone tournament exclusively dedicated to women. Teams from countries including Russia, United Kingdom, and the Canada held local tournaments to find representatives for the Global Finals. This year’s installment saw several local teams all vying for a spot in the Finals. The opening games took place in the morning and progressed over the course of the day, until only two teams remained: Zamboanga Valientes and Team Gilas Women’s, with the later taking the victory with a final score of 21 – 06. Team Gilas Women’s is comprised of Jack Daniel Animam, Claire Castro, Janine Pontejos and Afril Bernardino. They are members of the Philippines’ national women’s basketball team, with years of experience under their belt. “We train everyday”, says power forward Animam. “We’ve known each other for so long that our teamwork is top notch. And now, it’s a privilege to represent the Philippines in the World Finals in Toronto!” Men’s Red Bull Reign Tournament This year’s men’s tournament began with the Last Chance Qualifier, which saw eight teams from Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao compete head-to-head in back-to-back action. Teams Phenom and Philippine Navy, and team J Hoop from Cebu City, crushed the competition to advance to the Semi-Finals together with Team Basilian. Teams Phenom and Basilan both won their respective games to meet in a thrilling finals showdown. With amazing shooting and tenacity, the Phenom edged its competition to a final score of 22-to-19. As three-time Red Bull Reign Philippine Champions, the Phenom this year consisted of former NCAA and PBA D-League players Shaq Alanes, Junjie Hallare, and Micole Sorela. “I’m kinda speechless”, says Sorela. “We didn’t expect to win this, especially against our friends from Team Basilan. So we feel great! We wouldn’t have made it here without the help of our coaches or my awesome teammates.” “Toronto, here we come!” shares Phenom team captain, Bong Pineda, in a statement that echoed Animam’s sentiments. “We’re excited to advance to the World Finals. We’re coming, Toronto!” Reign 2019 Vince Hizon, Tournament Director of Red Bull Reign, shares his thoughts on this year’s tournament. “The fact that this is a qualifier for a world tournament – that makes it a big deal. Red Bull has done an exceptional job in all the sports they’ve participated in, really uplifting sports through these amazing opportunities. But in basketball, they know how passionate the Filipinos are regarding the game.” As the 2019 Red Bull Reign Philippine Champions, Phenom and Team Gilas will represent the country at the Global Finals in Toronto, Canada, this coming August! For more information, please visit: win.gs/redbullreign201.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

2019 FIBA U19 World Cup Preview: Philippines vs Russia

With two losses in their slate and a day's rest, our Gilas Youth U19 national team will plunge back into action later tonight against Russia on the final day of the group phase at the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup in Heraklion, Greece.    Despite their two losses, the Filipinos actually still have a shot at finishing among the top two teams in the group, though that entails beating Russia by at least 25 points.   Now given that beating Russia alone is already quite a tall order, doing so by a quarter century may just be asking for too much already.    Still, given how our boys have played, I wouldn't put it past them to spring a surprise or two.    Against Russia, head coach Sandy Arespacochaga's wards will be up against one of the tallest teams in the entire tournament. And though the Russians don't have anyone as tall as Kai Sotto (their tallest is rarely-used Vladislav Goldin at 6'11"), they have really big wingmen who are sure to give our perimeter guys hell for 40 minutes.    Leading the way is hotshot scorer Aleksandr Ershov, who at 6'6" will be a match-up nightmare around the arc against our own guards. Ershov is the 4th-best scorer so far in the tournament, averaging 19.0 points per game while shooting 54% from the field and sinking 2.0 triples per contest.    Another guy to watch is 6'7" guard-forward NIkita Mikhailovskii, who turned a lot of heads on Day 2 by registering a triple-double with 20 points, 13 rebounds, and 12 assists. It was the first triple-double in the U19 World Cup since 2013, when current NBA player Dario Saric recorded 32 points, 12 boards, and 12 dimes against South Korea.    Mikhailovskii was one of the All-Star Five players in last year's 2018 FIBA U18 European Championship, and his match-up with Dave Ildefonso should be one of the most tantalizing for this encounter.    Down around the basket, much of the damage will probably come from 6'8" Dmitrii Kadoshnikov, who had 13 points and14 rebounds against Argentina on Day 1, and 6'7 Anton Kvitkovskikh, who is averaging 13.0 points and 6.5 rebounds after two games.    To have a shot against Russia, Gilas Youth's perimeter defense will have to be airtight. The Russians love to swing the ball side to side to shift the opposing defense, and coach Sandy's scrambling defense has to be on-point to neuter their foes' dangerous sniping. Russia is 4th-best in terms of three-point shooting so far, making 34.0% of their attempts from beyond the arc, including hitting 9.0 treys per outing, so our team needs to key on that to have a chance at winning.    On the other end, the Philippines must limit its turnovers. We average more than 18 turnovers per game, which is just too much at this level. Our most turnover-prone guys have been Carl Tamayo, Gerry Abadiano, and Dave Ildefonso, combining for 11.0 turnovers per game, so if those three can take better care of the ball, then odds are we can keep in step with Russia and perhaps be in a great position to steal this game in the last few minutes. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2019

2019 FIBA U19 World Cup Preview: Philippines vs Argentina

It was a nightmare of a start for Gilas Youth on Day 1 of the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup as prized big man Ariel John Edu injured his knee in a very bad way barely two minutes into the first quarter of the team's tournament opener against host Greece.  And though the Philippines fought gallantly, even leading by seven points after the first canto, they just couldn't keep the Greeks at bay for long and succumbed to a deeper Hellas quintet by game's end, 85-69.  Now the Filipino boys face even stiffer competition against the 3rd best team from last year's 2018 FIBA U18 Americas Championship -- Argentina.  The Argentines landed on the U18 Americas podium just behind perennial powerhouse Team USA and defending U19 World Champion Canada. Led by Virginia big man Francisco Caffaro and head coach Maximiliano Seigorman, Argentina won four of their six games en route to their top three finish.  On Day 1 of the current U19 World Cup in Crete, Argentina had to scramble in the end to survive a big challenge from Russia in overtime, 86-84. Prolific guard Juan Ignacio Marcos paced the victors with 15 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 3 steals, while Caffaro led them in scoring with 17 points on 7/12 FG shooting.  It's obvious that coach Sandy Arespacochaga's crew will have to focus on containing those two guys tonight, and that task will be made even more difficult with Edu's apparent ACL injury (compounded by a meniscus tear and hairline femur fracture).  That will effectively double the pressure on wunderkind Kai Sotto to do a yeoman's job around the basket while also throwing a wrench into the projected rotation of the Gilas Youth coaching staff.  Now back-up guys Geo Chiu and Carl Tamayo will have to work extra had and play extra minutes to fill Edu's void and complement Sotto's game as much as they can.  This is where Gilas Youth is feeling the pinch of a couple of key absences in the frontline. One is De La Salle-Zobel's 6'8" beanpole Raven Cortez, who could have given the team even more ceiling, length, and athleticism had it not been for his own needed recovery time in sick bay.  Another is 6'10" Filipino-American Quentin Millora-Brown, who just committed to US NCAA Division 1 program Vanderbilt. Millora-Brown was approached by Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas officials to woo him into playing for Batang Gilas as early as 2016, but he just couldn't get his paperwork in order before his 16th birthday, rendering him ineligible to play as a local for the Philippines in the future.  A lot of pressure will also be on the Philippines' guards, namely Gerry Abadiano, Dave Ildefonso, and Miguel Oczon. They were solid against the Greeks last night, but it will take even better play from them if they hope to pull the rug from under Argentina tonight.  Even more crucial will be the play of Fil-Italian Dalph Panopio, who, at times, looked flustered last night and who seemed unsure of his place in the team's system. If Panopio bounces back with a big game tonight and cancels out Marcos's production, Gilas Youth will have a shot at a monumental upset.  After everything, though, needless to say as it may seem, much of the Pinoys' collective fate will rest on Sotto's shoulders. The 7'2" slotman had a respectable outing against Greece's generally smaller frontline, but against a big name like Caffaro, the former Blue Eaglet has to deliver the goods in a big way. It'll be easier said than done, of course, as Argentina is expected to thrown their platoon of bigs, which, apart from 7'0" Caffaro, also includes 6'9" Bautista Lugarini and two guys Sotto faced at last year's U17 World Cup -- Juan Francisco Fernandez and Tomas Chapero, both also standing 6'9"......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 30th, 2019

Coach Yeng says Parks Jr. turned down invite to Gilas Pilipinas pool

Ray Parks Jr. was offered the opportunity to wear the flag in the 2019 FIBA World Cup, but will not be donning the blue, red, and white anytime soon. This, according to Philippine national team head coach Yeng Guiao. “We have a few other names na gusto naming imbitahan. Actually, for today, we invited Ray Parks, but he declined,” he told reporters following their second practice in preparation for the world meet in August. Pressed for details, coach Yeng said it was actually team liaison officer Yvette Reyes who was in contact with Parks Jr. “My understanding is he declined to be part of the pool. Ang nangyari kasi is I asked ma’am Yvette to get in touch with him,” he shared. He then continued, “My understanding is may iba siyang priorities.” The last time the second overall pick in the 2019 PBA Draft wore the flag was in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. He was also a member of the Gilas cadets that won gold in the 2017 SEA Games in Malaysia. Parks Jr. is, at present, averaging 23.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists, and 1.71 steals for Blackwater in his first conference in the PBA. He would have been a big boost to the Philippine backcourt that still has question marks regarding the status of stalwart Jayson Castro as well as Kiefer Ravena. “We’re just going to have to look for some other people whom we can consider in the national pool,” the Gilas mentor said. —— Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 20th, 2019

James Spencer ready, raring to don different kind of Pilipinas

James Spencer was made to wait a little longer for the golden opportunity to represent the Philippines. The Filipino-Australian came to the Philippines last year with the primary purpose of suiting up for Gilas Youth - then still known as Batang Gilas. "I've been eyeing the (youth) team since before I was even thinking to play college basketball out here. Batang Gilas was my first connection to the Philippines," he shared. However, he fell short of being eligible for the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship in Thailand. "I got to practice with the team a bit before they went to the qualifiers. Unfortunately, my Filipino passport, basically, wasn't in line then," he recalled. Spencer made it clear, however, that his Filipino passport was actually good to go before that regional meet, but some complications apparently arose when it was forwarded to FIBA. The 6-foot-3 promising prospect would have been a much welcome addition to a Batang Gilas side that reached the semifinals of the qualifiers. Not only is he a big-bodied guard, he is also a knockdown shooter. He showed that sort of promise in last season's UAAP where he was part of the University of the Philippines' Cinderella run to the Finals. Spencer totaled two points, 10 rebounds, and 40 minutes in nine games that gave him a taste of how it feels like to have "Pilipinas" on his jersey. Fast forward a year and now, he is all set to contribute to Gilas Youth who will wage war in the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup as he has been named into the 14-man pool going to Qatar for training camp and then to Greece for the tournament proper. For that, the 19-year-old is nothing but thankful. "Once the new coaching staff was in place, coach Sandy [Arespacochaga] gave me a call and said I should try out with my team. That's what I did and I've been given an opportunity to play in Qatar to play in a few tuneup games and participate in training camp," he said. He then continued, "From there, they're gonna make a decision on who will play in Greece. I'm just glad to be part of it all and I'm just excited to play for the country." And so, Spencer is now cherishing the golden opportunity to wear "Pilipinas" in international competition - "Pilipinas" without "Unibersidad ng" accompanying it. If and when he makes the cut for the national youth team, he hopes he can be part of the process that will smooth over relations between the Philippines and Australia. After all, a Fil-Aussie is the ideal candidate to prove that Filipinos and Australians can play nice once more. "I don't think people outside the Philippines understand Filipino hoops properly. I think it's something they really have to experience firsthand to appreciate how we play," he said. He then continued, "There might be that stereotype that we're rough players who are not skillful and just wanna be rough. But really, we're just physical." Whatever it is, Spencer promises to go all out for his family who have roots in Fairview, Quezon City. "I'm just happy for all of this and thankful my family is with me for all of this," he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 17th, 2019

Dave Ildefonso hopes long stint in youth team leads to place in Gilas Pilipinas

Dave Ildefonso, National University's incoming second-year stud, is still part of Gilas Youth. Yes, better believe that the Bulldogs' rising star remains a key cog of the Philippine national youth team as he's only 19-years and two-months old. And come the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup, Ildefonso will be wearing the flag for the fourth time in international competition - following his go-rounds in the 2015 SEABA Under-16, 2015 FIBA Asia Under-16, and 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18. Through the years, there is one thing and one thing only that has changed in the eyes of the 6-foot-3 swingman. "Ako na nga yung pinakamatanda rito kaya naisip ko lang na grabe, ang lalaki na pala talaga ng mga bata ngayon. Dati, 6-footer ako, sentro na ako e," he joshed. Indeed, that's all changed now as Ildefonso can now slot into his natural position as a swingman with 7-foot-2 Kai Sotto, 6-foot-10 AJ Edu, 6-foot-8 Geo Chiu, and 6-foot-8 Carl Tamayo entrenched. Turning serious, though, the son of Philippine basketball legend Danny Ildefonso knows full well that his wealth of experience will be of much help for Batang Gilas. And so, he is not shying away from being more of a leader. "In terms of leadership, marami akong makakatulong kasi si Kai, born leader naman tapos nandyan din si AJ [Edu], [Migs] Oczon. As individuals, leaders naman kami lahat dito," he shared. He then continued, "Ako naman, maitutulong ko is yung pagiging role model ko on and off the court." While the upcoming world meet will be his fourth and final with the national youth team, Ildefonso is nothing but hopeful this will not be the last time he wears the flag. "Ang tanda ko na nga kasi e no," he kidded with reporters who likened his long stint in Gilas Youth with what Gabe Norwood has been as a mainstay for Gilas Pilipinas. He then continued, "Sana hindi ito yung last ko. Yung dream ko, siyempre, makasali sa 2023 (FIBA World Cup) at sa iba pa, SEA Games, ganun. Paghihirapan ko yun para sana makuha ko sa future." In that light, the Gilas Youth veteran only vows to keep being better. As he put it, "The game is evolving so my game should be evolving too. Dati, shooter, spot-up lang ako na minsan, nagbi-big man pa, but ngayon, I worked it out over the years na pwedeng 1, 2, 3, stretch 4 pa kung kailangan." He then continued, "Gagawin ko kung anong kailangan ng team." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

FIBA 3x3: Gilas women advance in 3x3 World Cup after clutch day 2 performance

Gilas Pilipinas women’s 3x3 team has advanced to the next round of the 2019 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup in Mongolia. After splitting its first two Pool C games Monday, Gilas women turned around and won two close games in Ulaanbaatar Thursday to move on. The fiesty Filipinas first took down no. 6 Netherlands behind a clutch buzzer-beater from Camille Clarin, 10-9. Philippines take victory with the dramatic @TISSOT buzzer beater! ????????#3x3U18 pic.twitter.com/pQS2nd9fQk — FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) June 5, 2019 To end pool play, the Philippines scored another close win, this time against Czech Republic, 15-14. The Philippines ???????? advance to the #3x3U18 World Cup quarter-finals thanks to another @TISSOT Buzzer Beater! pic.twitter.com/uzXa2jcAnC — FIBA3x3 (@FIBA3x3) June 5, 2019 The Filipinas will enter the knockout rounds with a three-game winning streak and a clash with no. 1 China is all but secured in the quarterfinals as France leads Pool C with a clean 3-0 record. The Philippines’ only loss was to France on opening day, 2-22.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 5th, 2019

Gilas splits first two games in FIBA 3x3 World Championships

Gilas Pilipinas split its first two assignments in the 2016 FIBA 3x3 World Championships in China Wednesday. Playing in Pool C, the Philippines beat no. 6 seed Romania first, 21-16, before falling to no. 11 Spain, 19-21. The Philippi.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsOct 12th, 2016

Gilas, tuloy agad sa ensayo

HINDI na magpapahinga ang Gilas Pilipinas lalo’t dalawang linggo na lang ang nalalabing paghahanda para sa paparating na 2019 FIBA World Cup sa Foshan, China. Kababalik sa bansa kagabi mula sa Spain, magpapatuloy agad sa ensayo ang RP Team ngayon sa Meralco Gym papalapit sa world basketball joust na nakatakda mula 31 Agosto hanggang 15 ........»»

Category: filipinoSource:  hatawtabloidRelated News4 hr. 16 min. ago

FIBA: Erram suffers ankle injury to end latest Gilas practice

Gilas Pilipinas’ World Cup preparations take a hit. Forward Poy Erram suffered a minor injury Monday as the national team resumed practice at the Meralco Gym. During scrimmage, Erram tried to go up for a putback but then landed awkwardly on the floor, tweaking his right ankle in the process. His night ended early and he had to ice his foor to prevent further swelling. “Natapilok lang. Medyo masakit pero kaya naman,” Erram said. Fortunately, Erram’s injury appears to be nothing serious. “So far wala pa naman, pero masakit pa rin eh. Good thing naman daw sabi ni coach Dex, yung buto parang nagkiskisan lang, so hindi siya tulad ng iba na high ankle injury, so nothing serious naman,” Erram said. “Check pa bukas kung ano pwede gawin,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News4 hr. 50 min. ago

Still no Fajardo, Pogoy, and Rosario in Gilas practice

After a one-day break, Gilas Pilipinas went right back to work, Monday inside the Meralco Gym in Ortigas. The usual suspects were back in action for the Philippine national basketball team with Andray Blatche leading a 12-man strong training session as a little less than two weeks remain before the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Alongside Blatche were Japeth Aguilar, Raymond Almazan, Mark Barroca, Beau Belga, Robert Bolick, Poy Erram, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, CJ Perez, Kiefer Ravena, and Matthew Wright. Still missing, however, were San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo and TNT's RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario who had just concluded their Finals showdown in the 2019 PBA Commissioner's Cup three days ago. The three, though, are widely assumed to finally practice with Gilas on Tuesday. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News17 hr. 3 min. ago

FIBA: Erram suffers ankle injury to end latest Gilas practice

Gilas Pilipinas’ World Cup preparations take a hit. Forward Poy Erram suffered a minor injury Monday as the national team resumed practice at the Meralco Gym. During scrimmage, Erram tried to go up for a putback but then landed awkwardly on the floor, tweaking his right ankle in the process. His night ended early and he had to ice his foor to prevent further swelling. “Natapilok lang. Medyo masakit pero kaya naman,” Erram said. Fortunately, Erram’s injury appears to be nothing serious. “So far wala pa naman, pero masakit pa rin eh. Good thing naman daw sabi ni coach Dex, yung buto parang nagkiskisan lang, so hindi siya tulad ng iba na high ankle injury, so nothing serious naman,” Erram said. “Check pa bukas kung ano pwede gawin,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News17 hr. 3 min. ago

Gilas still waiting on Fajardo, Pogoy, Rosario to come in a day or two

All of June Mar Fajardo, RR Pogoy, and Troy Rosario were expected at Gilas Pilipinas' practice, Monday inside the Meralco Gym in Ortigas. All three, however, were not in action as the Philippine national basketball team went on a three-hour training session with less than two weeks before the 2019 FIBA World Cup. "Actually, I thought they were coming today, pero wala pa rin," head coach Yeng Guiao told reporters. "We were trying to get in touch with them, trying to confirm, but so far, wala pang confirmation." Fajardo is fresh off winning a championship for San Miguel while Pogoy and Rosario were key cogs in TNT's runner-up finish last Friday. "Baka pagod pa sila, pero siguro, bukas, nandito na yung mga yun," the Gilas mentor shared. According to team manager Gabby Cui, Pogoy and Rosario will be in attendance for the next practice on Tuesday. Fajardo, meanwhile, remains a question mark as the Beermen are set for a championship celebration on the same day. Still, coach Yeng said they're giving all of them the benefit of the doubt. "Sayang yung araw, nanghihinayang din ako kaya lang, 'di natin sila mapupwersa o mapipilit. Alam din nating galing sila sa Finals so they know how they feel, what their bodies requires," he said. He then continued, "We're giving them the benefit of the doubt." Nonetheless, the Philippine national basketball team remains hopeful it can be at full strength within the week. As their tactician put it, "We'll wait for them one or two more days, pero pag 'di sila dumating, kailangang magdesisyon na rin tayo." --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News17 hr. 3 min. ago

Beware of Angola!

The Philippines will play Angola on the last day of the FIBA World Cup Group D eliminations at the Foshan International Sports and Cultural Center, China and the result may decide if Gilas will advance to the second round depending on the outcome of a previous game against Italy......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 19th, 2019