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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

FIBA WORLD CUP: Gilas going Stanley for KAZ; Stan vs IRI

Despite not yet giving a final 12-man lineup for the Philippines-Kazakhstan and Philippines-Iran FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers on Nov. 30 and Dec. 3, respectively, Gilas coach Yeng Guiao says the team has made up their mind for their naturalized players. The fiery coach says the team was "90-percent" sure that they would be fielding in explosive guard Stanley Pringle of the NorthPort Batang Pier against Kazakhstan on Friday November 30th, where his scoring is expected to be a factor. Gilas will then be utilizing the services of San Miguel big man Christian Standhardinger to match up with the tall and phyisical Iran frontline on Monday, December 3rd.  Guiao also added that at this point, 10 players have been decided but the last two slots will be still be determined before the submission of the names to the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) Wednesday afternoon. He further explained that choosing among the most stacked roster the Philippines has seen in recent memory has been quite difficult. "We're trying to cover all the bases at this point. These are the games that will really matter. Importanteng laro na we will be judged, we will be defined by the games that we will play in the next few days," shared the national team coach. The penultimate full practice at the Meralco Gym before Gilas faces off against Kazakhstan was held Wednesday morning and was attended by 17 of the 19 players in the pool, namely Jayson Castro, Matthew Wright, Beau Belga, Scottie Thompson, Ricci Rivero, Gabe Norwood, Marcio Lassiter, June Mar Fajardo, Poy Erram, and Arwind Santos. Also in attendance were Alex Cabagnot, Troy Rosario, LA Tenorio, Paul Lee, Japeth Aguilar, Greg Slaughter, and Pringle. Standhardinger (illness) and Kai Sotto (school) were not present. The final full practice for Gilas before the Kazakhstan tussle will be Thursday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena.  __ Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 28th, 2018

Sotto welcomes physicality, ready to fight for slot

Kai Sotto may be the youngest among the 20-man Team Pilipinas pool but the Ateneo de Manila University high school center knows that his ‘kuyas’ won’t go easy on him. The towering 16-year old cager boldly said that he welcomes the challenge of going up against experienced pros. Even if it means absorbing the physical nature of their game. “Sana ibigay nila ang lahat nila,” said the lanky 7-foot-1 Sotto. “Dahil siyempre kaya naman ako nandito para maramdaman ‘yung mga bagay na yun. Para ma-experience din kung paano talaga maglaro ‘yung players sa ganitong klaseng level.”      Sotto was one of the 12 players who attended the first practice session of Team Pilipinas, which is preparing for the two home games against Kazakhstan and Iran in the fifth window of the 2019 World Cup Asia Qualifiers. “Sobrang happy and sobrang excited ko na mag-practice rito and makilala yung mga teammates ko rito and looking forward na maraming matutunan sa kanila,” said Sotto, who already donned the national colors under the Batang Gilas banner. Sotto was joined another young player in University of the Philippines Ricci Rivero. Also in attendance were Talk ‘N Text’s Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario, San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo, Alex Cabagnot, Marcio Lassiter and Arwind Santos, Rain or Shine’s Beau Belga and Gabe Norwood, Phoenix’s Matthew Wright and Blackwater’s Poy Erram. Included in the pool are Barangay Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter, Japeth Aguilar, LA Tenorio and Scottie Thompson and Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang and Paul Lee. The six though skipped practice with their teams clashing in the PBA Governors’ Cup semifinals Game 2.    SMB’s Christian Standhardinger and NorthPort’s Stanley Pringle have yet to arrive for practice as of posting time. Head coach Yeng Guiao said that Sotto and Rivero have the same equal chance as the pros to secure a spot in the final 12-man lineup. “Meron, meron (chance). Actually, the reason they’re here is they’re one of the guys with the opportunity to fight for a slot in the 12-man lineup,” said Guiao. “So kahit na sabihin natin na ang basic purpose natin is for their development, who knows?” “Hindi natin alam baka magpakita sila,” he added. “So I’m not discounting that possibility. It might be a little bit remote but it’s still a possibility.” For Sotto, getting a call up for the pool is already an honor. Whatever the decision of Guiao come the final cut, the experience will definitely improve Sotto’s game for the future.   “Dream ko na makasama sa talagang team and itong pagsama sa pool. Pero kahit ano man ang kalabasan positive lang ako dahil kahit papaano 16 pa lang naman ako,” said Sotto. “Kahit anong mangyari dito alam ko naman na magandang bagay yun para sa akin. Mag-pray lang ako na kahit anong mangyari magiging successful itong Team Pilipinas.”   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 12th, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: Pressure mounts for Guiao with 'best Philippine team ever'

Upon the announcement of Gilas Pilipinas' new 20-man pool for the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, talks about how this is the best Philippine team ever assembled have surfaced as well. And with good reason. The lineup currently looks like this, for those who missed it: Jayson Castro Paul Lee Stanley Pringle Alex Cabagnot LA Tenorio Matthew Wright Marcio Lassiter Ricci Rivero Scottie Thompson Gabe Norwood Troy Rosario Arwind Santos Japeth Aguilar Greg Slaughter June Mar Fajardo Beau Belga Christian Standhardinger JP Erram Ian Sangalang Kai Sotto It's certainly the tallest, most imposing, and perhaps most balanced pool in the whole of Gilas Pilipinas, and this is without regulars Andray Blatche, Terrence Romeo, Calvin Abueva, and RR Pogoy. So talks about how this is the best Philippine team ever assembled have some traction and members of the team are feeling it now even before their first practice session. Because if this is truly the Avengers version of Gilas Pilipinas, they have no reason not to impress. There's no Thanos in the Asian Qualifiers. "You know, you feel a little bit of pressure. Dapat malakas yung team na ito," head coach Yeng Guiao said of his national team. "On paper, it looks lke that [best Philippine team ever] but on paper is always different sa actual so nadadagdagan yung pressure sa akin pag ganoon. Though sabi ko nga, nandiyan naman parati yan [pressure], but we'll try to whip it into the best team that people expect it to be," he added. The best Gilas team ever can prove itself soon as the Philippines hosts Kazakhstan and Iran in the 5th window of the Asian Qualifiers. It's imperative for Gilas to score a sweep for a number of reasons. First, a sweep protects home court and second, beating Kazakhstan and Iran likely clinches Gilas' spot in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Finally, it's a chance to showcase what a unified national team can do. "Ang importante naman dito is manalo tayo sa Kazakhstan at sa Iran eh. Yun lang muna kasi I think pag nangyari yun, malaki na chance natin sa World Cup which is the ultimate objective anyway," Guiao added. With full support of the PBA and SBP, Gilas Pilipinas can form the ultimate team everytime. Now, it's just time to win. "Naniniwala ako na the strength of the national team is proportional to the strength of your professional league eh. Pag malakas ang professional league mo sa isang bansa, lumalakas ang national team mo because your pool really comes from your professional players, so it’s going to be a reflection of the PBA," Guiao said. "That responsibility is on our shoulders and we hope we can live up to it," he added.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Gilas Pilipinas By the Numbers: Release the Kraken

That's two teams Gilas Pilipinas has now swept in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. Despite limited preparation once again, the national team only started daily practice last Monday for their Friday game in Taipei, Gilas Pilipinas dominated Taipei on their home floor, scoring a masterful 93-71 victory to start the third window of the opening round of these qualifiers. Despite first-quarter woes persisting, the Philippines played its finest game of the tournament to date, setting up the highly-anticipated rematch against Australia. But before the Boomers come to town, let's take a quick look back at Gilas Pilipinas' impressive win over the Taiwanese.   22 Number of points for June Mar Fajardo, his new FIBA career high. The Kraken came off the bench and played just a shade under 21 minutes for Gilas Pilipinas. He was dominant. Fajardo made nine of his 12 shots from the field and scored 11 points in the third period, helping Gilas Pilipinas establish its dominance. By the way, June Mar's previous FIBA high was 17 points, also against Taipei back in the first window. We're guessing Fajardo likes playing the Taiwanese.   14 Number of points for Terrence Romeo. In his debut game in these Qualifiers, the Bro also came off the bench, playing 25 minutes. With Kiefer Ravena suspended, Terrence has regained his spot as the main backup point guard for the national team, just behind his TNT teammates Jayson Castro. Against Taipei, Romeo was calm and cool, collecting 14 points on 54 percent shooting all while dishing out six assists. The Bro had zero turnovers.   51 Number of bench points for Gilas Pilipinas. The bulk came from Fajardo and Romeo of course but the rest of the bench came through as well with RR Pogoy adding eight points and Troy Rosario adding another five. Gilas' second unit came to play.   12 Number of turnovers for Gilas Pilipinas. Despite the slow start, the national team was never really erratic, they were just missing shots. Gilas did a great job of being in control all game. In comparison, Taipei had 22 giveaways.   14 Number of steals for Gilas Pilipinas. The Philippines was in control on offense but the national team was absolutely chaotic on defense. Gilas forced 22 turnovers, 14 from steals. Gabe Norwood led the pack with five, proving that he's still the country's premier defended. Andray Blatch had three steals as he capped a fine all-around performance. He also had two blocks to go along with 13 points and 12 rebounds, easily his most productive and active performance in the Asian Qualifiers.   4 Number of wins for Gilas Pilipinas in the Asian Qualifiers, same as Australia. With the Philippines dominant win and the Boomers' shock loss to Japan, the Gilas-Australia rematch will be for first place in Group B. Game is set for Monday, July 2, at the massive Philippine Arena.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 29th, 2018

Almost perfect attendance in Gilas practice before flying to Taiwan

Both Gilas Pilipinas and the Gilas cadets were out in numbers as they trained for the last time in Manila before going to Taiwan for the next round of qualifiers for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Only the injured Mac Belo was not inside the Meralco Gym in Ortigas on Monday for the Gilas Pilipinas practice in preparation for the third window of the Asian Qualifiers from late June to early July. Naturalized player Andray Blatche was in action and was joined by skipper Gabe Norwood, Asia’s best point guard Jayson Castro, and four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo. Also there were Calvin Abueva, Baser Amer, Carl Bryan Cruz, Jiovani Jalalon, Allein Maliksi, RR Pogoy, Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario, and Matthew Wright. The Philippine national team is scheduled to depart for Chinese Taipei a week from now and they will take on the home team on June 29. They will then head home to gear up for a matchup with powerhouse Australia on July 2 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan. Alongside the Gilas elite, Gilas cadets J-Jay Alejandro, Kobe Paras, Troy Rike, Prince Rivero, Ricci Rivero, and Abu Tratter were also present in practice. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 18th, 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

Castro in as Gilas looks to salvage home stand vs. Iran

MANILA, Philippines — Gilas Pilipinas is going full force. The Philippines has unveiled its final 12-man lineup for the crucial match against Iran in the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers. After serving his FIBA suspension, guard Jayson Castro is officially back in Gilas and the Blur will look to lead a shocked national team to a bounce-back win over the Iranians Monday. The Philippines previously took a massive upset to Kazakhstan Friday, derailing the country’s march to the World Cup next year. Joining Castro are mainstays Japeth Aguilar, June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, and Matthew Wright. Completing the team are LA Tenorio, Beau Belga, Marcio Lassiter, Troy Rosario, Arwind Santos, Scottie Thompson, and Christian Standhardinger. Gilas is currently tied with Japan for third place in Group F with identical 5-4 records while Iran keeps solo second with a 6-3 mark. If the Philippines beats Iran and Japan handles business against Kazakhstan, there will be a three-way tie for second place in Group F behind Australia, setting up a wild final window early next year. Gilas Pilipinas will host its long-time Asian rivals Monday at the MOA Arena.   —- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 2nd, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP: Gilas turns attention to Iran after shocking upset

MANILA, Philippines --- It was a rather disappointing day Friday for Gilas Pilipinas but the Philippines can't get too low about it as the national team has a bigger challenge coming up in a couple of days. Gilas' road to the 2019 FIBA World Cup was derailed a little bit after taking a shock 88-92 loss to the visiting Kazakhstan in round 2 action in Group F. [Related: FIBA WORLD CUP: Gilas Pilipinas absorbs shock upset from Kazakhstan] While the Philippines maintained a top-3 ranking, Gilas is now tied with red-hot Japan with identical 5-4 records. Gilas now draws no. 2 Iran (6-3) Monday, and that game could drastically alter the standings and could help decide which teams move on to China next year. "Of course we're disappointed," Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao said on the loss to Kazakhstan. "But we still have one game on Monday and we can't feel too negative about ourselves. I think we can salvage the situation if we're able to play a good game against Iran," he added. A win against Iran will have Gilas Pilipinas on the brink of the World Cup. However, a loss could prove cathastrophic especially if Japan maitains its momentum. The Akatsuki Five have won five straight games and will host Kazakhstan also Monday. The Philippines is expected to make adjustments for the Iran game and one key change is putting Christian Standhardinger in place of Stanley Pringle. Jayson Castro and Troy Rosario are also available for Monday and Gilas is looking to live up to its billing as the "best Philippine team ever" and forget about this upset at the hands of Kazakhstan. "We're still a long way off from being the team that we really want to be," Guiao said. "But I'm taking the responsibility naman for this game," he added.     --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 30th, 2018

PBA: League invites Gilas players for meeting regarding brawl

The Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) has announced on its Twitter account that it will open up dialogue with the players involved in the fist fight against Australia at the FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers at the Philippine Arena. The PBA, which had 11 of 12 players on its activated Gilas roster Monday night, will be conducting a closed-door meeting this Thursday to discuss the incident. Just in: PBA invites Gilas Pilipinas players to a closed-door meeting on Thursday to discuss the incident that happened in their game against Australia.#WeArePBA pic.twitter.com/FEaARTq3QG — PBA (@pbaconnect) July 3, 2018 Nine players from the Gilas roster, including eight PBA players, were thrown out of the game. They were namely: Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro, RR Pogoy and Troy Rosario of TNT, Carl Bryan Cruz and Calvin Abueva of Alaska, Matthew Wright of Phoenix, and Japeth Aguilar of Ginebra. Andray Blatche, naturalized import was also ejected for his role in the fight, while four-time reigning MVP June Mar Fajardo, Rain or Shine's Gabe Norwood, and Meralco's Baser Amer were retained on the floor for what the referee deemed as 'non-hostile' actions......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

9 Gilas players ejected after brawl with Australia

BOCAUE, Philippines – Nine Gilas Pilipinas players were ejected after being involved in a bench-clearing brawl against the visiting Australia here at the Philippine Arena on Monday, July 2. Terrence Romeo, Jayson Castro, Calvin Abueva, Andray Blatche, Roger Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Japeth Aguilar, Carl Bryan Cruz and Matthew Wright ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Gilas loses to Australia by default after fight-marred game

BOCAUE, BULACAN --- After an ugly free for all, Gilas Pilipinas was left with only three players to go up against the talented Australians at the Philippine Arena here. With four minutes to go in the third period, a brawl broke out between the Philippines and Australia. After the commotion settled and reviews were done, four players from the Boomers were ejected. Thon Maker, Nathan Sobey, Daniel Kickert, and Chris Goulding were thrown out on the part of Australia. For Gilas, Andray Blatche, Jayson Castro, Terrence, Romeo, Calvin Abueva, RR Pogoy, Troy Rosario, Japeth Aguilar, Matthew Wright, and Carl Bryan Cruz were ejected for disqualifying fouls, leaving Gabe Norwood, June Mar Fajardo, and Baser Amer to fend of themselves. The game naturally ended with an Australia win by default after Norwood and Fajardo fouled out. Final score was 89-53, leaving 1:57 on the clock in the third period. [Related: FIBA WORLD CUP ASIAN QUALIFIERS: Gilas-Australia match ends in ugly brawl] As it stands, Australia took over first place in Group B and will head to the second round of the Asian Qualifiers with a 5-1 record followed by Gilas Pilipinas (4-2) and Japan (2-4). In terms of the game before the brawl, Gilas kept it competitive after the opening 10 minutes but a 9-0 run by Australia in the second quarter opened things up. As the Boomers took a double-digit lead, the Philippines never recovered and the Australians cruising for a victory that could have been a fitting bounce back a suffering a shock upset at the hands of Japan last week. After nearly everything went right for Gilas in a dominant road win over Taipei, nearly everything went wrong for the Philippines in its home stand. Everything went wrong actually and the Philippines could be facing trouble with FIBA over the incident.   The Scores:   AUSTRALIA 89 — Goulding 20, Kickert 12, Dellavedova 9, Brandt 8, Maker 8, Kay 7, Lisch 7, Sobey 7, Gliddon 6, Drmic 5, Cadee 0, McCarron 0. PHILIPPINES 53 — Blatche 12, Fajardo 10, Castro 8, Aguilar 6, Romeo 6, Norwood 4, Pogoy 4, Amer 3, Abueva 0, Rosario 0, Wright 0.   Quarters: 23-18, 52-37, 89-53.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Rivero, Paras join Castro, Romeo in Gilas lineup for Asian Games

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines' delegation for the 2018 Asian Games will be a mix of Gilas Pilipinas mainstays, Gilas cadets and the core of the TNT KaTropa. In a report by JC Ancis of ESPN5 , Gilas stalwarts Jayson Castro, Terrence Romeo, Roger Pogoy, Troy Rosario will be spearheading the national team that ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 18th, 2018

Troy asks SBP for 3×3 pool

BOCAUE, Bulacan – Seeing the country’s strong potential in the event, Gilas Pilipinas stalwart Troy Rosario urged stakeholders to pencil a concrete program for 3×3 basketball. Rosario yesterday said Filipino basketball players have what it takes to stand out in this discipline and asked the Samahang Basketbol sa Pilipinas (SBP) to form a national pool […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018

Japeth, Romeo lead netizens’ Gilas 3x3 Dream Team; Lassiter, Rosario complete cast

Japeth Aguilar headlined ABS-CBN Sports’ recent poll of Filipino netizens’ Filipino Dream Team for a 3x3 tournament following Gilas Pilipinas’ gallant stand at the 2018 FIBA 3x3 World Cup. The Ginebra forward led all candidates with 28 mentions on our Facebook and Twitter polls as of 11:30 AM, while TNT star and 3x3 fan favorite Terrence Romeo was close behind with 26 combined votes. San Miguel gunner Marcio Lassiter and KaTropa Troy Rosario, a member of the recent Pinoy 3x3 squad at the FIBA World Cup, were tied at 20 to complete the dream squad. Two high-scoring swingmen, and two mobile bigs who can stretch the floor while gobbling up those rebounds is definitely a good combination for 3x3’s electric style of play. The current iteration of the Pinoy 3X3 squad was the strongest one yet,  made up of Christian Standhardinger, RR Pogoy, Stanley Pringle, and Troy Rosario but fell just short of qualifying into the next round of eliminations of the 2018 FIBA 3X3 World Cup, but the host squad put up a good fight, even stunning no. 6 Brazil in the Filipinos’ lone win in the tournament. How would you think the 'new' squad will fare? Barely missing the cut is rejuvenated Alaska big man Vic Manuel, who amassed a total of 19 points in the online poll. San Miguel center and four-time MVP June Mar Fajardo garnered 16 votes to place sixth, while Stanley Pringle and Calvin Abueva were tied at 14 mentions each. Beermen Arwind Santos (12) and Christian Standhardinger (11) round out the top 10 of the poll. POLL: After Gilas Pilipinas' gallant stand in the FIBA #3X3WC... Who makes up your Gilas 3X3 Dream Team 🇵🇭🤔 Drop yours below! ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/SAU4ARunHb — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) June 12, 2018   Here are the results:  TOP 10 (Facebook & Twitter as of 11:30 AM) AGUILAR - 28 ROMEO - 26  LASSITER - 20 ROSARIO - 20  MANUEL 19 FAJARDO 16 PRINGLE - 14 ABUEVA - 14 ARWIND - 12 STANDHARDINGER - 11.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2018