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Troy Rosario rejoins Gilas Pilipinas practice

Troy Rosario was a pleasant surprise on Tuesday as he rejoined Gilas Pilipinas in practice at Meralco Gym. Still recovering from his awkward spill in TNT's game against Phoenix on Wednesday, the versatile forward was up and about as coach Chot Reyes enjoyed a full attendance for the session. Andray Blatche participated in his second session with the team and was joined by veterans Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, and Gabe Norwood. Also present were Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Roger Pogoy, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Calvin Abueva. Mac Belo also attended but remained in the sidelines, nursing a leg injury. Kiefer Ravena was also pre...Keep on reading: Troy Rosario rejoins Gilas Pilipinas practice.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerFeb 13th, 2018

Troy back in Gilas practice less than a week after nasty fall

After suffering a nasty fall against Phoenix last week, Troy Rosario is back in practice for Gilas Pilipinas. However, the TNT forward was not a full participant Tuesday at the Meralco gym and was only seen joining the national team in shooting drills. Rosario, who had to be taken out of the MOA Arena via stretcher last Feb. 7 after falling chin first to the floor, says that his doctor already gave him the go signal to suit up once again. However, he still has to monitor his condition and was adviced not to go hard in practice. "Okay na. Ano na lang, advice lang ng Neuro na light practice lang muna for three days tapos pakiramdaman lang muna," Rosario said. "Alam naman nila [Gilas] yung sitwasyon so practice lang muna ako, shooting lang. Di pa ako yung mga [scrimmage] kasi anytime na mahilo ako talagang delikado daw eh," he added. While he's no longer feeling dizzy, Rosario is still having a hard time with his jaw and his wrist. Fortunately, extended time of rest will do the trick and he plans on attending all the daily Gilas practices. But as for actually playing? It might take a little while longer. "Ngayon wala na talaga [hilo]. Yung ano ko na lang, yung jaw na lang, nahihirapan ako ibukas eh tsaka yung wrist ko, ito yung pumalo talaga eh [sa sahig] kaya hirap ako tumira," Rosario said. "Araw-araw ako pupunta ng practice, bukas may game kami [with TNT] pero 7 p.m. pa naman yun eh so baka pumunta muna ako dito tapos habol ako sa game para manood," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Troy on his health after bad fall: Di naman na ako nahihilo

The last time we saw Troy Rosario in the PBA, he landed face first to the floor and had to be taken out of the arena via stretcher. Fortunately, Rosario ended up being okay and is only undergoing routine tests before he eventually makes his way back to playing. "Okay naman na," Rosario said Sunday following TNT's loss to Barangay Ginebra. "Di naman na ako nahihilo, di gaya nung nakaraan mga araw na nandun pa yung hilo," he added. Despite feeling better overall, Rosario still has no go signal from the doctor to practice, let alone play. That means he might miss the KaTropa's remaining two games in the elimination round and Gilas Pilipinas February games against Australia and Japan in the World Cup Asian Qualifiers. "Check up ko bukas yung sa Ortho, pero yung sa Neuro ko, 15 pa yung check up. Dun malalaman kung bibigyan na ako ng go signal para mag-practice," Rosario said. "Tsaka kung bibigyan man ako ng go-signal, di alam kung pwedeng biglaan yung practice. Unti-unti din eh. Yun yung sabi ng doctor, pero ewan ko baka magbago bukas," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Ricci finally practices with Gilas Pilipinas

After taking a leave of absence from De La Salle University, Ricci Rivero was a full participant in Gilas Pilipinas practice Monday at the Meralco Gym in Ortigas. Only an observer during the national team's first training session of the year last Jan. 8 as well as last week, Rivero was finally in a Pilipinas jersey and ready to go, a couple of days after his request to take a leave from La Salle's basketball team was made official. Rivero ran some sets with the national team and his official inclusion to the #23for23 pool seems to be already official at this point. Joining Rivero in practice from the #23for23 pool were Juan Gomez De Liano, Kai Sotto, J-jay Alejandro, Arvin Tolentino, Kenneth Tuffin, Javee Mocon, Paul Desiderio, Will Gozum, and Karl Tamayo. As for the senior squad, Jayson Castro and June Mar Fajardo led the way together with Troy Rosario, Mac Belo, Allein Maliksi, Carl Bryan Cruz, Kevin Alas, Kiefer Ravena, Japeth Aguilar, and team captain Gabe Norwood. RR Pogoy and Matthew Wright were in attendance but didn't paticipate in practice.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2018

20 players show up for latest Gilas practice

A total of 20 players showed up for Gilas Pilipinas practice Monday at the Meralco Gym, the national team's third session this year. For the main Gilas roster, Kiefer Ravena was the first to show up, joining San Miguel star June Mar Fajardo in training. Kevin Alas, Troy Rosario, Jio Jalalon, RR Pogoy, Mac Belo, Carl Bryan Cruz, Jayson Castro, and team captain Jayson Castro were also in attendance. For the #23for23 pool, CJ Perez and Thirdy Ravena were on deck, joining Juan Gomez De Liano, Isaac Go, Matt Nieto, Abu Tratter, J-jay Alejandro, Arvin Tolentino, Will Gozum, and Joshua Sincair. Also in attedance was head coach Chot Reyes, who missed last week's practice. PBA OIC Willie Marcial was watching as well. Castro, CBC, and Sinclair were in attendance but didn't participate in drills. Missing for the third straight week is Alaska's Calvin Abueva. For the rest of the main roster, Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright, Raymond Almazan, Allein Maliksi were also out.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 22nd, 2018

BACK TO WORK: Gilas opens first practice for 2018

With just little over a month before the next FIBA window for the World Cup Asian Qualifiers, it's back to work for Gilas Pilipinas. Practice resumed for the national team Monday at the Meralco Gym with games against Australia and Japan coming up by the end of February. The team that played in the first window against in November last year showed up for Gilas' first practice of 2018 led by Jayson Castro. Matthew Wright, Raymond Almazan, Kiefer Ravena, Troy Rosario, Allein Maliksi, Carl Cruz, RR Pogoy, Mac Belo, Kevin Alas, Jio Jalalon, Japeth Aguilar, and team captain Gabe Norwood complete the crew. Also present for practice are some of the players included in the 2023 World Cup pool for Gilas. Leading the list of the young bloods on deck were Thirdy Ravena, Isaac Go, Kenmark Carino, Paul Desiderio, J-jay Alejandro, Javee Mocon, Robert Bolick, Juan Gomez De Liano, Will Gozum, Joshua Sinclair, CJ Perez, Arvin Tolentino, and Jeo Ambohot. Gilas Pilipinas will travel to Australia to take on the Boomers on Feb. 22 before hosting Japan here on Feb. 25.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 8th, 2018

At least 15 players expected to show up for Gilas practice next week

At least 15 players are expected to show up Monday, Jan. 8, when Gilas Pilipinas officially opens camp to start 2018. According to head coach Chot Reyes, the team already got clearance from PBA OIC Willie Marcial for the release of the 15 players even if the league is just starting to pick up steam in the ongoing Philippine Cup. As per usual, Jayson Castro and June Mar Fajardo will lead Gilas to training to start the year followed by Calvin Abueva, Kiefer Ravena, and Gabe Norwood. The rest are Kevin Alas, Jio Jalalon, RR Pogoy, Matthre Wright, Allein Maliksi, Carl Bryan Cruz, Mac Belo, Troy Rosario, Raymond Almazan, and Japeth Aguilar. For now, Gilas training is limited to once a week every Monday however, do expect the national team to resume its normal schedule very soon. For the next window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, the Philippines (2-0) will travel to Australia to take on the Boomers (2-0) on Feb. 22. Three days later on Feb. 25, Gilas will host Japan at the MOA Arena.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

June Mar, Castro lead Gilas in first closed-door practice for Asian Qualifiers

The usual suspects are present as Smart-Gilas Pilipinas starts its preparations for the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. 13 players were present at the Meralco Gym Friday for the Philippines' first closed-door practice, exactly three weeks before the team takes on Japan to open Group B play. Four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel led Gilas in practice followed by TNT's Jayson Castro. Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Carl Bryan Cruz, Jio Jalalon, Raymond Almazan, Mac Belo, Allein Maliksi, Matthew Wright, and Japeth Aguilar are the others in attendance. Gilas Pilipinas has less than a month to prepare for the first window of the Asian Qualifiers. The Philippine team will travel to Tokyo to take on Japan on November 24. Three days later, Gilas will host Chinese Taipei at the Araneta Coliseum.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 3rd, 2017

Check out these Pinoy athletes cute bundles of joy

Have you ever wondered why some of our favorite athletes seem to be so motivated and seem not to get exhausted even after their non-stop grind? Aside from following their well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, practicing their routines, and undergoing other required procedures to ensure their fitness, what surely keeps our favorite athletes in tip-top shape physically, emotionally, and mentally is the love and inspiration they consistently get from their families and other loved-ones.  Those who already have a loving family behind them will surely get inspiration from the irresistible charm of their so adorable babies we spotted on their Instagram accounts! Idris Saint Norwood   Strictly going by the calendar, you were a little early. But to us, you were right on time! Welcome to the the world Idris Saint Norwood! 7.16.17 #LilNorwoods A post shared by Gabe Norwood (@gnorwood5) on Jul 16, 2017 at 3:42am PDT Despite just welcoming their newborn Idris Saint a month ago, Gabe had to be separated from his wife and #LilNorwoods for quite some time to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the on-going FIBA Asia tourney in Lebanon. Ezekiel Kai Devance   today im 1! #Ezekielkai #birthdayboy A post shared by joe devance (@them_devance_kids) on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:35pm PDT Joe Devance stands out not only because of his tallness and unusual hairstyle, but with his incredible performance as a baller and his swagas a dancer as well. And browsing through his IG snaps, it appears that his cute children, including one year old Baby Zeke, also brandish the humor and talent he possesses. Michael James Yap   Buon compleanno amore mio!!! ❤️ A post shared by Mic (@michelacazzola) on Aug 8, 2017 at 4:14am PDT The “little explorer” recently celebrated his birthday party as his doting parents Rain or Shine cager James Yap and Michela Cazzola prepared a safari-themed party for him! Amanda Claire Tiu   To our little one who can turn a rough day into a beautiful one, make a happy day an even sweeter one, and give life a whole new meaning and purpose -- Happy 1st birthday to our dearest Amanda Abu bear!! May you grow up to be beautiful inside out and a faithful servant of Christ. You are our greatest blessing! We love you so much ❤️❤️ - love your Papa and Mama A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:30am PDT One of Baby MJ’s special guests was the pretty unica hija of Chris Tiu with his equally beautiful wife Clarisse who just turned one last June. We wonder if they’re going to be good friends when they grow up? Lucas Alejandro Tenorio   😂😂😆 what happens when I'm queen, and you got a wife/momma that's trippin! 😂😆 matching outfits for all the boys this Father's Day!!!! 😍 lol we love you Daddy @la_tenorio , Happy Dad's day! 😘 A post shared by Chesca B T (@chesca_bt) on Jun 18, 2017 at 2:26am PDT The Tenorios have another LA in the house! However, he is not his daddy’s junior. Behold how cute they are in matching outfits, thanks to their power-tripper matriarch.  Zoey Isabelle Rosario   Isa sa aking inspirasyon. Mahal na mahal kita prinsesa ko. Happy 7 months! 😘❤️🎀🌻 #ZoeyIsabelle🌷 A post shared by Jeth Troy U. Rosario (@troyrosario18) on Aug 3, 2017 at 3:51am PDT The TropangTexter sophomore forward cannot hide how smitten he is to his seven-month-old princess as his feed is bombarded with candid shots of their Baby Zoey. Despite his busyness in their practices and games, he still finds time to bond with her like clipping off her fingernails. Pristine Althea Cruz   Disneyland you've been great! Had a superb time and my baby @pristinealthea felt like she was in her dreamland. Till next time 🙌🏼 A post shared by Jericho Xavier Cruz (@jerichoxcruz) on Jun 14, 2017 at 8:12am PDT His father Jericho Cruz is a fleet-footed guard for the ROS Painters. We’re thinking if he exudes the same protectiveness when it comes to their three-year-old baby. David Castro   David at Disneyland🤗 A post shared by Jayson Castro (@jaywill_17) on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:50pm PDT Meet David, the one year old small but terrible son of Asia’s Best Point Guard Jayson Castro. We hope his dad would pass on him his formidable basketball skills so we can have the The Blur Junior in the future. Lucia Intal   my little cheerleader ❤ #babyrocket A post shared by JBL (@jcintal7) on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:50pm PDT Time flies so fast as JC and Bianca’s little angel is turning two this coming October. No wonder that her daddy is always inspirited to win their games for his little cheerleader is always in the bleachers. Fille Renee Cainglet-Cayetano   We made it to number #1 ! Happy happy birthday @fillereneecayetano my sweet angel! Love you so much!💘 A post shared by Fille C. Cayetano (@fillecainglet_15) on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:04am PDT The sweet little angel of Direk Lino Cayetano and Pocari Sweat Lady Warrior Fille Cainglet just reached her first year last August 8! When she grows up, will she be a filmmaker like her dad or an athlete like her mom? Let’s just all find out! Chloe Sapphire Santiago-Manabat   Disney chloe and mommy BIG 'D'😘😘😘 A post shared by Chico Manabat (@kots_chico) on Apr 10, 2017 at 6:13pm PDT Being a daughter to two of this country’s most celebrated people in the athletics department – Mommy Dindin’s one of the finest volleybelles in the league today while Daddy Chico, a former National University Bulldog, is theassistant coach for both Letran Knights and NU Bullpups – we assume that Baby Chloe’s going to be in inclined with sports too! Jace Alonzo Lizardo   First wedding event of jace!! Congratulations insan @naldjpm and carmelie!! God bless you both!! . . #andnewmrandmrsmacapagal #TheLizardoSquad #squadgoals #family A post shared by Japoy Lizardo (@japoy_lizardo) on Aug 13, 2017 at 3:35am PDT For sure, the “future champion” of taekwondo power couple Japoy Lizardo and Janice Lagman would also be the future heartthrob as Baby Jace already captures a lot of hearts with his piercing eyes, bewitching smile, and astonishinglong, thick hair. Don’t grow too fast, little champ! We guess, we’re going to have a beautiful and bright future seeing these cute little babies who could be the country’s greatest athletes, artists, or influencers someday!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 28th, 2018

Castro saves Gilas Pilipinas from Japanese invasion

MANILA, Philippines --- Gilas Pilipinas is perfect at home so far despite yet another terrible start. The Philippines frustrated the visiting Japanase Sunday at the MOA Arena, scoring a hard-fought 89-84 win in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Gilas bounced back from a previous loss to Australia to improve to 3-1, good for solo second place in Group B behind the Boomers. The win also allowed the Philippines to move on to the second round. The Akatsuki Five are still winless after four games. The Japanese were within two points, 84-86, with 31 seconds to go before Jayson Castro saved the Philippines once again, hitting a floater under duress to give Gilas a four-point lead in the final 10 seconds. Andray Blatche hit one of two free throws with 5.5 seconds left to complete the win for the Filipinos. "That's why we have Jayson. That's why we made sure Jayson is in this line-up," head coach Chot Reyes said. "We rested him the last game to make sure he was ready for tonight because he's our premier closer. He came through tonight," he added. Andray Blatche played his best game in these Asian Qualifiers, scoring a team-high 18 points on top of 16 rebounds to lead the Philippine attack in the second half. Blatche did his best work in the third period, pouring seven points and six rebounds as Gilas took an 11-point lead into the final 10 minutes. The Philippines needed every bit of that cushion as Japan fought until the very end, making sure Gilas worked for its second-straight home win. After Blatche, the returning Troy Rosario was the high man for Gilas, scoring 14 points in just 11 and a half minutes. Troy, playing his first game since his bad fall against Phoenix in the PBA that caused him to be confined to the hospital, drilled 10 points in the second period, leading the Philippines' bench mob. Speaking of the bench mob, Kiefer Ravena played a reserve role and added 13 points for Gilas while Castro finished with eight points, all in the second half. The Blur's "game winner" was his only make in the fourth quarter. Makoto Hiejima led the Japanese offense with 23 points while Ira Brown finished with 16. Daiki Tanaka, crucial to Japan's late fourth-quarter rally, ended up with 12 points. For the second straight game, the Philippines failed to start strong at home as the Japanese opened up an early 20-4 lead. And for the second straight home game, it was Ravena that sparked a quick rally for Gilas Pilipinas. The Phenom drilled two triples to ignite a 17-2 run for the Philippines to close the opening period, cutting the deficit to one, 21-22, after 10 minutes. Behind its bench, Gilas pounded the Akatsuki Five in the second quarter, scoring 18 straight points. The Philippines was leading by as many as 15 points after team captian Gabe Norwood buried a triple on the break, 41-26, before Japan responded with a blitz of its own to come to within two points, 41-43. Castro found TNT teammate Troy Rosario for a corner triple as Gilas took a five-point lead back to the locker room. Gilas will take a break now and will start the third and final window of the first round in June on the road against Chinese Taipei. The national team will then host the Boomers in a rematch at the Philippine Arena on July 2.     The Scores: PHILIPPINES 89 — Blatche 18,Rosario 14, Ravena 13, Abueva 8, Castro William 8, Norwood 8, Fajardo 7, Pogoy 6, Aguilar 5, Jalalon 2, Wright 0. JAPAN 84 — Hiejima 23, Brown 16, Tanaka 12, Shinoyama 9, Tsuji 8, Ota 6, Takeuchi 5, Uto 3, Harimoto 2, Furukawa 0, Hashimoto 0, Nagayoshi 0. Quarters: 21-22, 46-41, 72-61, 89-84.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Chot Reyes: We would not have won if we played in Tokyo or somewhere else

Chot Reyes credited the massive Mall of Asia Arena crowd as one of the factors in the key Gilas Pilipinas run that helped swing the momentum of the game in the national team's 89-84 victory against Japan in the second window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Fondly called the sixth man, the crowd still roared as Gilas was struggling to score a basket in the first quarter, and then roared and roared some more as Gilas came back and eventually took the lead in the second quarter following a corner triple from returning Troy Rosario. "We're not hiding the fact that if had played this game in Tokyo or elsewhere, I don't we wouldn't have won. I think the crowd gave us lift, we were counting on the crowd to give us that adrenaline push that would really be our sixth man to the the Japanese team," Reyes said after the game. "We're really lucky that we were playing at home. Shout out to all out countrymen who came out tonight to cheer. I don't thing we would have been able to make it with the comeback." Despite a strong start by Japan that saw them lead as much by 16, 20-4, the tactician expected a sluggish start from his wards, and expected them to slowly rev up as the game went by. "Well we kinda expected that we would struggle coming from that trip. It was a very difficult trip for us coming from Melbourne via Sydney, and so we expected that we would struggle coming from this ball game. " The 54-year old added that his second unit came in very much prepared for the game, as he used them as a burst of energy, reviving a what seemed to be like dead-in-the-water Gilas team. Reyes also mentioned that the Japanese visitors would come out strong, as they were already fighting for their lives for a spot in the second round of the qualifiers. "If you'll notice the guys who got a lot of minutes in the first game, Kiefer, June Mar, Pogoy, even Calvin, before he got into foul trouble. I mean June Mar and Calvin, we were playing the Australia game really with Japan." And with the team getting the lead, he knew that his expectations had come to fruition, the home crowd had also done its job, rattling the Akatsuki Five to give away their massive lead. -- Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 25th, 2018

Castro returns for Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan

Jayson Castro will be making his return for the Philippines in its game against Japan on Sunday after missing one game due to an ankle injury. Castro, the star point guard, did not play in Gilas Pilipinas' 84-68 loss to Australia on Thursday in Melbourne. READ: Injured Castro out for Gilas vs Australia Jio Jalalon and Troy Rosario, who also missed the game against the Boomers, are also suiting up against the Japanese at Mall of Asia Arena. Castro, Jalalon and Rosario replaced Kevin Alas, Carl Brian Cruz and Abu Tratter in the final lineup, which was announced by national team coach Chot Reyes on ESPN5's Facebook page. Joining the three in the roster are June Mar Fajard...Keep on reading: Castro returns for Gilas Pilipinas vs Japan.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Castro returns to lead Gilas Pilipinas vs. Japan

AFter a one-game hiatus, Jayson Castro is back in harness for Gilas Pililpinas. The Blur will lead the Philippines Sunday in its homestand against the Japanese at the MOA Arena where the first round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers will continue. Castro sat out Gilas' showdown with Australia in Melbourne Thursday due to an ankle injury. The Philippines lost by 16. However, the Blur should be a welcome addition to head coach Chot Reyes' crew as Gilas Pilipinas look to bounce back and imrpove its record in Group B tp 3-1. Castro averaged 20 points in the first window back in November and was largely responsible for the first pair of wins recorded by the national team. Joining Castro in the final lineup against the Akatsuki 5 are Andray Blatche, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, RR Pogoy, Kiefer  Ravena, Matthew Wright, Calvin Abueva, Allein Maliksi, and team captain Gabe Norwood. Jio Jalalon and Troy Rosario are also listed as active against Japan. Kevin Alas, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Abu Tratter will sit out the rest of the second window.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 24th, 2018

Blatche leads complete Gilas to practice

An in-shape Andray Blatche has once again led Gilas Pilinas in its continued preparation for Australia and Japan in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. On the second day of the Philippine national team's daily practice session Tuesday at the Meralco Gym, Blatche was at the forefront of a complete Gilas crew, a first in 2018. Blatche was joined in training by team captain Gabe Norwood, June Mar Fajardo, Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, Troy Rosario, Allein Maliksi, RR Pogoy, Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright, Kevin Alas, Carl Bryan Cruz, and Jio Jalalon. Kiefer Ravena and Mac Belo were also in attendance but didn't partcipate in drills. Unlike their session on Monday, the national team ran more sets Tuesday including a three-team scrimmage. Joining the senior Gilas crew were CJ Perez, Abu Tratter, Arvin Tolentino and Kenneth Tuffin from the #23for23 pool as well as the African selection led by Ateneo center Chibueze Ikeh. The Philippines will face Australia in Melbourne on Feb. 22 before hosting Japan on Feb. 25.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 13th, 2018

Troy Rosario raring to return for skidding TNT KaTropa

MANILA, Philippines – Troy Rosario said he is already feeling well following his nasty fall last February 7 but that does not mean he will immediately suit up for the TNT KaTropa and Gilas Pilipinas. Rosario, who was reduced to a spectator in TNT's 78-93 defeat to Barangay Ginebra  on Sunday, February 11, shared after the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2018

Gilas buildup for 2nd leg of qualifiers gets going

With the current national team pool in attendance, Gilas Pilipinas formally started its buildup for the second leg of the 2019 Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers on Monday at Meralco Gym. Four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo showed up as he bannered the 11 men who took part in the session. Also present were Gabe Norwood, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Alas, Jio Jalalon, Matthew Wright, and Carl Bryan Cruz. CJ Perez of Lyceum and Abu Tratter of La Salle were the lone invitees from the "23-for-23" cadet pool who were present for the session. Roger Pogoy also attended the training but was in street clothes. Deputies Jong Uichico and Josh Rey...Keep on reading: Gilas buildup for 2nd leg of qualifiers gets going.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 15th, 2018

Gilas resumes training for Fiba Qualifiers on Monday

Gilas Pilipinas will start is build up for its next assignment in Fiba Asia Qualifiers on January 8. The national team will begin its weekly Monday practices after securing clearance from the PBA, national team head coach Chot Reyes announce on his Twitter. "Just got clearance from PBA OIC Willie Marcial for Gilas to start its Monday only practices," Reyes tweeted. The PBA players who are expected to attend the trainings are four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, two-time Fiba Asia best point guard Jayson Castro, Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Alas, Jio Jalalon, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, Allein Maliksi, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, Carl Bryan Cruz, Mac Belo, Troy Rosario, Raymond Alma...Keep on reading: Gilas resumes training for Fiba Qualifiers on Monday.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 4th, 2018

Check out these Pinoy athletes cute bundles of joy

As 2017 comes to an end, have you ever wondered why some of our favorite athletes seem to be so motivated and seem not to get exhausted after a year of nearly grinding everyday? Aside from following their well-balanced diet, exercising regularly, practicing their routines, and undergoing other required procedures to ensure their fitness, what surely keeps our favorite athletes in tip-top shape physically, emotionally, and mentally is the love and inspiration they consistently get from their families and other loved-ones.  Those who already have a loving family behind them will surely get inspiration from the irresistible charm of their so adorable babies we spotted on their Instagram accounts! Idris Saint Norwood   Strictly going by the calendar, you were a little early. But to us, you were right on time! Welcome to the the world Idris Saint Norwood! 7.16.17 #LilNorwoods A post shared by Gabe Norwood (@gnorwood5) on Jul 16, 2017 at 3:42am PDT Despite just welcoming their newborn Idris Saint a month ago, Gabe had to be separated from his wife and #LilNorwoods for quite some time to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the on-going FIBA Asia tourney in Lebanon. Ezekiel Kai Devance   today im 1! #Ezekielkai #birthdayboy A post shared by joe devance (@them_devance_kids) on Jul 26, 2017 at 3:35pm PDT Joe Devance stands out not only because of his tallness and unusual hairstyle, but with his incredible performance as a baller and his swagas a dancer as well. And browsing through his IG snaps, it appears that his cute children, including one year old Baby Zeke, also brandish the humor and talent he possesses. Michael James Yap   Buon compleanno amore mio!!! ❤️ A post shared by Mic (@michelacazzola) on Aug 8, 2017 at 4:14am PDT The “little explorer” recently celebrated his birthday party as his doting parents Rain or Shine cager James Yap and Michela Cazzola prepared a safari-themed party for him! Amanda Claire Tiu   To our little one who can turn a rough day into a beautiful one, make a happy day an even sweeter one, and give life a whole new meaning and purpose -- Happy 1st birthday to our dearest Amanda Abu bear!! May you grow up to be beautiful inside out and a faithful servant of Christ. You are our greatest blessing! We love you so much ❤️❤️ - love your Papa and Mama A post shared by Chris Tiu (@chris_tiu17) on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:30am PDT One of Baby MJ’s special guests was the pretty unica hija of Chris Tiu with his equally beautiful wife Clarisse who just turned one last June. We wonder if they’re going to be good friends when they grow up? Lucas Alejandro Tenorio   😂😂😆 what happens when I'm queen, and you got a wife/momma that's trippin! 😂😆 matching outfits for all the boys this Father's Day!!!! 😍 lol we love you Daddy @la_tenorio , Happy Dad's day! 😘 A post shared by Chesca B T (@chesca_bt) on Jun 18, 2017 at 2:26am PDT The Tenorios have another LA in the house! However, he is not his daddy’s junior. Behold how cute they are in matching outfits, thanks to their power-tripper matriarch.  Zoey Isabelle Rosario   Isa sa aking inspirasyon. Mahal na mahal kita prinsesa ko. Happy 7 months! 😘❤️🎀🌻 #ZoeyIsabelle🌷 A post shared by Jeth Troy U. Rosario (@troyrosario18) on Aug 3, 2017 at 3:51am PDT The TropangTexter sophomore forward cannot hide how smitten he is to his seven-month-old princess as his feed is bombarded with candid shots of their Baby Zoey. Despite his busyness in their practices and games, he still finds time to bond with her like clipping off her fingernails. Pristine Althea Cruz   Disneyland you've been great! Had a superb time and my baby @pristinealthea felt like she was in her dreamland. Till next time 🙌🏼 A post shared by Jericho Xavier Cruz (@jerichoxcruz) on Jun 14, 2017 at 8:12am PDT His father Jericho Cruz is a fleet-footed guard for the ROS Painters. We’re thinking if he exudes the same protectiveness when it comes to their three-year-old baby. David Castro   David at Disneyland🤗 A post shared by Jayson Castro (@jaywill_17) on Mar 14, 2017 at 11:50pm PDT Meet David, the one year old small but terrible son of Asia’s Best Point Guard Jayson Castro. We hope his dad would pass on him his formidable basketball skills so we can have the The Blur Junior in the future. Lucia Intal   my little cheerleader ❤ #babyrocket A post shared by JBL (@jcintal7) on Jul 30, 2017 at 11:50pm PDT Time flies so fast as JC and Bianca’s little angel is turning two this coming October. No wonder that her daddy is always inspirited to win their games for his little cheerleader is always in the bleachers. Fille Renee Cainglet-Cayetano   We made it to number #1 ! Happy happy birthday @fillereneecayetano my sweet angel! Love you so much!💘 A post shared by Fille C. Cayetano (@fillecainglet_15) on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:04am PDT The sweet little angel of Direk Lino Cayetano and Pocari Sweat Lady Warrior Fille Cainglet just reached her first year last August 8! When she grows up, will she be a filmmaker like her dad or an athlete like her mom? Let’s just all find out! Chloe Sapphire Santiago-Manabat   Disney chloe and mommy BIG 'D'😘😘😘 A post shared by Chico Manabat (@kots_chico) on Apr 10, 2017 at 6:13pm PDT Being a daughter to two of this country’s most celebrated people in the athletics department – Mommy Dindin’s one of the finest volleybelles in the league today while Daddy Chico, a former National University Bulldog, is theassistant coach for both Letran Knights and NU Bullpups – we assume that Baby Chloe’s going to be in inclined with sports too! Jace Alonzo Lizardo   First wedding event of jace!! Congratulations insan @naldjpm and carmelie!! God bless you both!! . . #andnewmrandmrsmacapagal #TheLizardoSquad #squadgoals #family A post shared by Japoy Lizardo (@japoy_lizardo) on Aug 13, 2017 at 3:35am PDT For sure, the “future champion” of taekwondo power couple Japoy Lizardo and Janice Lagman would also be the future heartthrob as Baby Jace already captures a lot of hearts with his piercing eyes, bewitching smile, and astonishinglong, thick hair. Don’t grow too fast, little champ! We guess, we’re going to have a beautiful and bright future seeing these cute little babies who could be the country’s greatest athletes, artists, or influencers someday!.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 26th, 2017

Gilas Pilipinas to go with same lineup vs Chinese Taipei

Gilas Pilipinas will parade the same lineup it used against Japan when it faces Chinese Taipei on Monday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Leading the way for the Philippines are naturalized center Andray Blatche and star guard Jayson Castro. Also part of the roster are June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, Calvin Abueva, Japeth Aguilar, Allein Maliksi, Troy Rosario, Kevin Alas, Roger Pogoy, Matthew Wright, and Kiefer Ravena. READ: Gilas shakes off Japan to start World Cup qualifiers campaign The Philippines is coming off a 77-71 win over Japan on Friday in Tokyo to start its campaign in the Fiba World Cup qualifiers. Meanwhile, Chinese Taipei hopes to bounce back after suffering a humiliating...Keep on reading: Gilas Pilipinas to go with same lineup vs Chinese Taipei.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

Gilas will play same line-up against Taipei

No lineup changes for Gilas Pilipinas for now. The 12 players that suited up for the Philippines against Japan Friday to start the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers will be the same ones that will play Monday as the national team defends home court against Taipei. Jayson Castro, who was sensational in Gilas' opening win against Japan in Tokyo, will once again lead the Philippines together with naturalized center Andray Blatche. Matthew Wright, Gabe Norwood, June Mar Fajardo, Japeth Aguilar, RR Pogoy, Kiefer Ravena, Allein Maliksi, Calvin Abueva, Kevin Alas, and Troy Rosario complete head coach Chot Reyes' crew. "The team that will play against Chinese Taipei is the same that played versus Japan," team manager Butch Antonio said. "We're upbeat. Players and coaches know we still have things to work on. Players accept the fact that this is a long, hard journey. It will not be easy," he added. As for Taipei, the team will also field the same lineup that played, and lost, against Australia. Tip off between Gilas and Taipei will be 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Big Dome.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 26th, 2017

Alab burns Gilas in closed-door tune-up game

Does this count as an upset? Alab Pilipinas appears to be more ready than Gilas Pilipinas as the Philippine representative for the Asean Basketball League won its closed-door tune-up game over the Philippine national team Saturday at the Meralco Gym. Alab scored an 81-76 win over Gilas as the team, coached by Jimmy Alapag, continues its prep for its second ABL season. After a third-place finish for its debut season last year, Alab will start fresh and will take on defending champion Hong Kong at the MOA Arena on November 19. Meanwhile, playing with an all-local unit, Gilas Pilipinas dropped its first and only exhibition ahead of the first window of the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, Calvin Abueba, Gabe Norwood, Matthew Wright, Allein Maliksi, Kiefer Ravena, RR Pogoy, Mac Belo, Troy Rosario, Carl Bryan Cruz, Raymond Almazan, and Kevin Alas suited up for Gilas. The national team opened camp last Nov. 3 and will play its first pair of games against Japan on the road on November 24 and against Taipei at home on November 27. After the Alab loss, Gilas is reportedly headed to Tagaytay next week for a 3-day isolated session. Naturalized center Andray Blatche is expected to arrive Sunday and he should be part of the out-of-town camp. Gilas Pilipinas will leave for Tokyo on November 21.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 11th, 2017