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Gilas reasserts mastery over Qatar in rousing FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifers win

Unrelenting on both ends, Gilas Pilipinas easily repeated its 92-81 conquest of Qatar in their earlier match, fashioning out a murderous 84-76 romp in their rematch......»»

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Wangs notches first win

Wangs Basketball clobbered The Masterpiece Clothing-Trinity University of Asia, 89-69, for its first win in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig. Arvin Tolentino led the way for the Couriers with 13 points, including 3-of-8 clip from threes. He also had 10 rebounds off the bench. Axel Inigo chipped in 12 […].....»»

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Ateneo still firm on comeback

National University goes for the jugular against Ateneo today in Game 2 of the UAAP Season 81 juniors basketball championship at the Filoil Flying V Centre. A win away from claiming his first UAAP crown, coach Goldwin Monteverde wants his Bullpups to remain focused on the ultimate goal in Game. NU is eyeing its fourth […].....»»

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SEAG buildup smooth

ALL REQUIREMENTS ROLLING Despite some minor hiccups, almost all of the 56 participating national sports associations (NSA) have already filed their respective competition requirements for the country’s hosting of the 30th Southeast Asian Games. We expect delivery to be done around September to October PSC executive director Guillermo Iroy announced that they are on track […].....»»

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My third SEA Games

The 1989 SEA Games was my third time to join the prestigious regional competition. It was held in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia in the month of August that year. I decided to go all out in the first 50 meters and take the lead because I thought that I needed to go for the gold These […].....»»

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Embiid down with sore knee

WASHINGTON — The Philadelphia 76ers return from the National Basketball Association All-Star break without Cameroonian big man Joel Embiid, who will miss at least a week with a sore left knee. The start of his NBA career was delayed for two seasons, and he missed 51 games in his first campaign because of injuries The […].....»»

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D-League: Ex-FEU stars carry Wangs; San Beda downs NCAA rival Perpetual

MANILA, Philippines – Collegiate connections were rekindled as the Wangs Basketball Couriers routed Trinity University of Asia White Stallions, 89-69, to kick off their 2019 PBA D-League campaign at the Ynares Sports Arena on Thursday, February 21. Ex-FEU star forward Arvin Tolentino led the way with a double-double of 13 points ........»»

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Gilas Pilipinas blasts Qatar by 38 points, keeps World Cup bid alive

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas remained in arm's reach of the 2019 FIBA World Cup.  The Philippines enhanced its chances of qualifying for the World Cup after shredding Qatar to pieces, 84-46, in the last window of the Asian Qualifiers in Doha on Thursday, February 21 (Friday, February 22, Manila ........»»

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WVRAA 2019: Capiz Golden Warriors rule secondary basketball

By: Felipe V. Celino ROXAS CITY, Capiz – The secondary basketball team of Capiz ended a 57-year drought in the regional games after defeating Negros Occidental, 77-63, in the finals of the 2019 Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association Meet on Feb 21, 2019. The last time Capiz won the WVRAA meet crown in secondary basketball was […] The post WVRAA 2019: Capiz Golden Warriors rule secondary basketball appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

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Gilas Pilipinas ends 2-game skid, keeps World Cup bid alive with big win over Qatar

MANILA, Philippines---The Philippines kept its flickering Fiba World Cup bid hopes alive after demolishing Qatar, 84-46 in the sixth window of Asian Qualifiers early Friday at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha. Gilas Pilpinas improved to a 6-5 record to get to the fourth seed of Group F, stopping itstwo-game skid with a game left in its schedule in the final window of the qualifying round. The Filipinos' chance of making it to the 2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup are slim at best since they have to get a better record than Group E no.4 team Lebanon, which owns a 6-4 record as of posting. They face Kazakhstan on Sunday. Nonetheless, Gilas made sure the win again...Keep on reading: Gilas Pilipinas ends 2-game skid, keeps World Cup bid alive with big win over Qatar.....»»

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Yeng Guiao gets ejected with seconds left in Gilas Pilipinas’ win over Qatar

https://twitter.com/Sports5PH/status/1098650646641659904 MANILA, Philippines---Yeng Guiao will always be his old self be it in the PBA or in international competition. Known as one of the most emotional coaches in the PBA, Guiao wears his emotions on his sleeve and has been ejected far too many times. Add Friday's game to that after Guiao was ejected with 28.3 seconds left and the Philippines on its way to an 84-46 victory over Qatar in the Fiba World Cup Asian Qualifiers at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha. READ:Gilas Pilipinas ends 2-game skid, keeps World Cup bid alive with big win over Qatar The Philippines was already in high command as early as the t...Keep on reading: Yeng Guiao gets ejected with seconds left in Gilas Pilipinas’ win over Qatar.....»»

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Scorpions thwart Marineros, rule NCRAA tourney

Centro Escollar University completed a perfect season with a 62-61 squeaker over Philippine Merchant Marine School Mariners in what was easily one of the best games ever played in the NCR Athletic Association (NCRAA) men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at the Paco Arena in Manila......»»

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NU Bullpups go for UAAP crown vs Eaglets

National U-Nazareth School seeks to cash in on the golden opportunity to dethrone Ateneo as UAAP Season 81 juniors’ basketball champs by finishing off the embattled Blue Eaglets today in Game Two at the Filoil Flying V Center......»»

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NU now 3-0 vs Ateneo in UAAP 81, but Bullpups know job s far from done

Game 1 of the Finals in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament was not that different from when Nazareth School of National University and Ateneo de Manila High School got it on twice before back in the elimination round. It ended with a convincing victory for the Bullpups versus the Blue Eaglets. With that, NU has now gone 3-0 versus Ateneo in the season, with an average winning margin of 11.3 points. And with that, Carl Tamayo and company are one win away from a championship. Still, they know full well that is easier said than done – as the defending champions are certain to go all-out to keep their crown. “Good job pa rin para sa amin, pero ‘di pa tapos yung laro,” the Bullpups’ own towering teen told reporters following their Game 1 win on Monday. Indeed, as he always is, head coach Goldwin Monteverde was cool, calm, and collected even as he is on the brink of what would be his first-ever title in the UAAP – without a doubt, the crown jewel of what has been a storied high school coaching career that already counts titles in the Metro Manila Basketball League and the now-defunct Tiong Lian Basketball Association, among others. “We just have to do what we do best,” the even-keeled mentor answered when asked about their mindset for Game 2 on Friday. “Kailangang maging consistent pa rin kami sa ginagawa namin.” Alongside a personal milestone for coach Gold, a championship this season would give NU four of the last eight in the UAAP Juniors. Now, that’s a dynasty. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Fil-for teams from Italy, Vancouver are newest additions to NBTC

Now on its 12th year, the National Basketball Training Center just keeps on getting better and bigger. This year, the NBTC’s annual National Finals will feature 26 local teams from a record 105 cities in the Philippines as well as six squads from overseas, also a historic mark. Nazareth School of National University will defend its title against Manila heavyweights such as Mapua High School and San Beda High School as well as provincial powerhouses like Sacred Heart School-Ateneo de Cebu. Alongside them will be international teams, four of which are returnees hailing from Australia, New Zealand, USA, and Toronto in Canada. Two foreign crews coming from Vancouver in Canada and Italy make their debuts in the annual tournament set to run from March 18 to 24. A year ago, Filipino-American Jalen Green, the top-rated recruit for the 2020 Class of the US NCAA, opened eyes in the NBTC while playing for Fil-Am Sports USA and then later on playing in the All-Star Game. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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UAAP: It ain t over til it s over for Blue Eaglets vs Bullpups

Ateneo de Manila High School was doing better in its third matchup against Nazareth School of National University in the UAAP 81 Juniors Basketball Tournament. That meeting last Wednesday just so happened to be Game 1 of the best-of-three Finals – and after two and a half quarters, the defending champions were ahead. Only, the Bullpups went on a 25-11 run bridging the third and fourth periods and that proved to be the pivotal push that boosted them to the win. Rather than lamenting what could have been, though, Blue Eaglets mentor Reggie Varilla said they can only be better. “(NU) hit some big shots and suddenly, we were down big. From that point on, nalito siguro yung team namin, this young team we have, but it’s part of the learning experience. My trust and confidence with the boys are still the same,” he told reporters. And even though they are now in a must-win situation, the first-year head coach remains upbeat about their chances of going back-to-back. Asked if NU has a mental edge as it is now up 3-0 in the season series, he answered, “We’re not really worried about that. We need two more wins to be champions, ganun pa rin naman.” He then continued, “Lamang lang sila, 1-0.” Floor leader Forthsky Padrigao can only agree with coach Reggie. “Okay pa rin kami. Tiwala pa rin ako, tiwala pa rin kami sa isa’t-isa,” he said. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

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Tale of the Tape: How will the Philippines fare against Qatar?

Here we go. The Philippine national men's basketball team will be fighting for their lives so to speak as they take on Qatar in the final window of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers.   Team Pilipinas needs two wins in the final window to maximize their chances of qualifying to the World Cup, and the dangerous Qataris are the first hurdles our boys have to overcome.   Let's see how our boys measure up on paper.   Frontline: Advantage Philippines   Without Andray Blatche in the previous window, the size and versatility of our frontline was somewhat depleted. Don't get me wrong -- Christian Standhardinger was a beast against Iran, but we missed Dray's playmaking, outside shooting, and rim protection, especially in the shocker of a loss to Kazakhstan.    With the former NBA big man back in the fold alongside 5-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo, the Philippines will parade one of the most fearsome frontlines in all of Asia. Add to that seasoned veteran Japeth Aguilar, the sweet-shooting Troy Rosario, and rising star Poy Erram, and, well, head coach Yeng Guiao has the pick of the litter when it comes to the most talented big men in the country.     On the other end, Qatar will likely try to counter with the tandem of Mo Mohammedand Nasser Al-Rayes, who scored a combined 43 points against us in the fourth window. Qatar also has stretch 4 Yehia Abdelhaleem and banger Bosnian-born Emir Mujkic backstopping their primary frontcourt players. Collectively, they aren't as talented as our bigs, but their size can give us fits. It won't be a cakewalk, but the Filipinos should have the edge.     Wings: Advantage Philippines   Qatar has some pretty dangerous perimeter players like Khalid Suliman Abdi and Hassan Mohamed, but even they will find it tough to contend against our very own Gabe Norwood, Marcio Lassiter, Scottie Thompson, and UAAP Finals MVP Thirdy Ravena. Yes, Qatar's wingmen are bigger and have collectively more experience, but our wings have more talent and athleticism.    It'll be an interesting matchup, sure, and if we're talking about sheer firepower, perhaps we can give it to Qatar, but in terms of overall production and versatility, our boys should have the edge.    Thirdy could actually be the x-factor here, since he's a relative unknown to the Qataris. If he can provide a lot of energy and hustle while disrupting Qatar's flow at the perimeter, he would have already done his part.     Backcourt: Advantage Philippines   The Qataris would have already had their hands full with Jayson Castro alone, but when you add Mark Barroca and Paul Lee to the mix, man, it makes for a truly explosive backcourt for Team Pilipinas. Castro's experience and leadership will be critical in this match, but so too will be Lee's shooting and Barroca's all-around brilliance on both ends of the floor.    Qatar is expected to feature Momar Gueye, Moustafa A A Fouda, and perhaps Faris Avdic in this game, and they will all be hard-pressed to matchup well against our backcourt. Still, what Qatar's backcourt may lack in sheer talent, they more than make up for in size, physicality, and youth.    As long as Castro, Lee, and Barroca play true to form, though, they shouldn't have much trouble against the Qatari guards.     Overall, the Philippines will be huge favorites in this matchup, and couple that with how the fans at the Al Gharafa Sports Hall will likely be overwhelmingly pro-Filipino, then, well, it's as if we're actually playing at home. We should expect nothing less than a convincing win over the Gulf champions......»»

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FIBA 3×3 Super Quest Set to Take Place in PH

The Philippines’ last dash to the first-ever Olympic 3×3 basketball event got a huge boost as it hosts the FIBA 3×3 Asia-Pacific Super Quest, possibly in April. Ronald Mascariñas, president of Chooks-To-Go, the main presenter of the tournament, officially announced the development during a press conference at the Bar One inside Crowne Plaza in Pasig […].....»»

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76ers center Joel Embiid out a week with sore left knee

PHILADELPHIA --- Philadelphia 76ers All-Star center Joel Embiid will miss at least a week with a sore left knee. Embiid underwent an MRI on Tuesday, which revealed no structural damage, and he will undergo physical therapy until he is evaluated again next week. The 24-year-old Embiid is averaging 27.3 points and 13.5 rebounds in 54 games for the Sixers. He had 10 points and 12 rebounds in 23 minutes in last Sunday's All-Star game. Embiid was the No. 3 overall pick of the 2014 draft and missed his first two seasons with multiple foot and knee injuries. "It's reached the stage where he just felt uncomfortable with it," Sixers coach Brett Brown said. "It's a little bit of te...Keep on reading: 76ers center Joel Embiid out a week with sore left knee.....»»

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Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract

TORONTO--- The Toronto Raptors signed guard Jodie Meeks to a 10-day contract Wednesday. While with Washington last season, Meeks was suspended 25 games after testing positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone prohibited under the NBA drug program. The suspension came a day before Game 1 of the Wizards' first-round playoff series against Toronto. Meeks was traded to Milwaukee during the offseason with 19 games remaining on the suspension, then waived when the ban ended. The 31-year-old former Kentucky player has appeared in 531 regular-season games with Milwaukee, Philadelphia, the Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit, Orlando and Washington, averaging 9.3 points, 2.1 rebounds and 22...Keep on reading: Raptors sign guard Jodie Meeks to 10-day contract.....»»

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