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Guiao possible contender as Gilas coach in FIBA World Cup

Coach Yeng Guiao may stay on holding the rein in the national team up to the next windows of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, especially if Team Philippines performs creditably in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 14th, 2018Related News

Fiba crisis solidifies SBP, PBA

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said yesterday a positive offshoot of the effort to send the national basketball team to the Asian Games is solidifying the relationship between the pro league and the governing body SBP with both organizations committed to sacrifice whatever it takes for the country......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 13th, 2018Related News

Gilas 3.0 gives hope to a strong 'Gilastopainters' run in Asian Games

The Philippines is no stranger to sending a ragtag team to major international competitions. The last time we did it was three years ago and that team almost won a gold medal. That fact gives the "Gilastopainters" hope for the upcoming Asian Games in Indonesia later this week. While Gilas 3.0 was amazing in its own right, the truth of the matter is that the Philippines could have certainly done better. But still, the Tab Baldwin-coached national team came one win short of the 2016 Olympics after it won silver in the 2015 FIBA-Asia Championships, eventually losing to host China in the Final. Center Asia Taulava, who was part of the 2015 squad and is again part of the 2018 Asian Games team, points to their run three years ago as something that this current group can replicate in Indonesia for the Asiad. "I know people don’t expect much from us cause the team’s been formed eight days before the tournament, but we’re gonna go out and compete," Taulava said. "We’ve been in this situation in 2015, when nobody expected us to get a silver medal with coach Tab. And you know, having Gabe, having some of the veterans mixed in with the young guys, it’s gonna be great. We just gotta go out there and work," he added. The general consensus when it comes to the goals and expectations for the 2018 Asian Games team is rather simple: finish better than 7th place. A loaded Gilas Pilipinas crashed and burned four years ago in South Korea and placed 7th. In 2018, anything better than that seems like a win but for the Gilastopainters, they're not just fighting to win 6th place or better. Obiously, they want something more. "Everybody’s saying 7th place. We’re not even thinking about that, we want a medal. Only reason why we all say yes to playing for the national team, it’s not just trying to be better 7th place. Nobody wants that. You know, our ultimate goal is always gold medal, we’re not settling for 7th place," Asi said. "We gotta remember we’re representing the country. We’re not just going there to represent ourselves. We’re asking our fans to please support us throughout this journey that we’re gonna be on. It’s gonna be tough, but it’s very doable," Taulava added. Gilas will make its debut in the Asian Games on Thursday, August 16, against Kazakhstan.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 13th, 2018Related News

NBA rejects Clarkson appeal

US National Basketball Association deputy commissioner Mark Tatum yesterday slammed the door on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson’s participation in the coming Asian Games, citing an agreement with FIBA that prohibits NBA players from competing in non-FIBA sanctioned tournaments like the Asian Games which are supervised by the Olympic Council of Asia. Source… link: NBA rejects Clarkson appeal.....»»

Source: Manilainformer ManilainformerCategory: Aug 13th, 2018Related News

NBA rejects Clarkson appeal

US National Basketball Association deputy commissioner Mark Tatum yesterday slammed the door on the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson’s participation in the coming Asian Games, citing an agreement with FIBA that prohibits NBA players from competing in non-FIBA sanctioned tournaments like the Asian Games which are supervised by the Olympic Council of Asia......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

China gets back at misfiring Batang Gilas in battle for bronze

China returned the favor and crushed the Philippines, 76-57, to bag the bronze medal in the Fiba Under-18 Asian Championship Saturday night at Stadium 29 in Thailand.........»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

JUST IN: Jordan Clarkson is officially out of the 18th Asian Games

In a statement from NBA spokesperson Tim Frank, he said the Asian Games is not part of the agreement between FIBA and the NBA. Here’s his statement: “The NBA’s agreement with FIBA stipulates that NBA players can participate in the Olympics, Fiba Basketball World Cup, Continental Cup competitions, and associated qualifying tournaments. Because the Asian […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Jordan Clarkson not allowed to represent PH in Asiad, says NBA

Jordan Clarkson has the green light to play for the Philippines in FIBA—sanctioned games, which unfortunately does not include the Asian Games, said NBA spokesperson Tim Frank in a statement released Sunday morning. The FIlipino-American combo guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers was reserved a spot for the Philippines' final 12 for the continental meet in Indonesia, but was not given the final clearance by his mother league.  Here's the full statement:  BREAKING: Official @NBA statement on the participation of Jordan Clarkson in the 2018 Asian Games pic.twitter.com/R4z2cpBzNi — ABS-CBN Sports (@abscbnsports) August 12, 2018 Clarkson was already given the thumbs up by the Indonesian Asian Games Organizing Committee and the Olympic Council, but without the NBA's approval, the Philippines will have to go on without him. Even without its NBA-talent, however, the Yeng Guiao-led Gilas will try to surpass its seventh-place finish back in the 2014 Incheon Asiad. The current squad is made up of Rain or Shine's core of Chris Tiu, Maverick Ahanmisi, Beau Belga, Raymond Almazan, James Yap, and Gabe Norwood. Completing the team are JP Erram, Christian Standhardinger, Paul Lee, Stanley Pringle, Asi Taulava, and re-taking Jordan Clarkson's place is Don Trollano. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Jordan Clarkson can’t play for PH in Asian Games

NATIONAL Basketball Association (NBA) player Jordan Clarkson will not join the Philippine men’s basketball team in the Asian Games in Indonesia, according to a statement released by the NBA. “The NBA’s agreement with FIBA (International Basketball Federation) [is]that NBA players can participate in the Olympics, the FIBA Basketball World Cup, Continental Cup competition and associated [...] The post Jordan Clarkson can’t play for PH in Asian Games appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Source: Manilatimes_net Manilatimes_netCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Iran Comes 6th in FIBA U-18 Asian Championship

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran finished in sixth place at the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship on Saturday.The Iranian team lost to Japan 58-60 in Nonthaburi, Thailand and came in sixth place......»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Iran Comes 6th in FIBA U-18 Asian Championship

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran finished in sixth place at the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship on Saturday.The Iranian team lost to Japan 58-60 in Nonthaburi, Thailand and came in sixth place......»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 12th, 2018Related News

Batang Gilas caps journey to World

Batang Gilas failed to finish its campaign on a high note as it suffered a 57-76 setback to China in the bronze medal match of the FIBA U18 Asian Championship Saturday at the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Still licking the wounds created by their 43-77 downfall to Australia on Friday, the national youth squad […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsAug 11th, 2018Related News

Batang Gilas falls short of bronze, still bound for FIBA Worlds

Batang Gilas has bowed out of the 2018 FIBA Asia Under-18 Championship with two loses in a row. Just a day after getting eliminated from contention by Australia, the Filipinos again faltered in the battle for third on Saturday, this time in the face of a more determined China side, 76-57, at the Stadium 29 in Thailand. Both Kai Sotto and AJ Edu had bounced back games individually, with the former finishing with 16 points, eight rebounds, and one block and the latter ending with 14 markers, eight boards, and one rejection. However, they were the only two players who proved to be effective for the Philippines, as all of Dave Ildefonso, Migs Oczon, and Dalph Panopio only combined for 21 points in 9-of-30 shooting. Four day ago, Batang Gilas dominated the same Chinese side by a score of 73-63 to top their group in the preliminary round. After that, however, they were at the wrong end of routs by Australia in the semifinals and then China in the battle for third. Even with back-to-back losses the tournament, the Filipinos have already booked a ticket to the 2019 FIBA Under-19 World Cup by virtue of reching the semifinals. In doing so, they downed Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, China, and Bahrain along the way. BOX SCORES CHINA 76 – Wang QZ 27, Xu 18, Li 9, Guo 8, Jiang HR 7, Wang YZ 7, Chen 0, Shi 0. BATANG GILAS 57 – Sotto 16, Edu 14, Ildefonso 9, Oczon 7, Panopio 5, Abadiano 2, Amsali 2, Cortez 2, Lina 0, Ramirez 0, Torres 0. QUARTER SCORES: 27-14, 43-26, 59-43, 76-57. --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @riegogogo......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsAug 11th, 2018Related News

Batang Gilas yields to China, finishes fourth

Batang Gilas ran into a vengeful China that showed up with more grit than the last time the two met and absorbed a punishing 57-76 defeat yesterday to settle for a fourth-place finish in their bronze medal match in the FIBA Asia U-18 Championship at Studio 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsAug 11th, 2018Related News

Batang Gilas loses to China in rematch, settles for 4th

Batang Gilas ran into a vengeful China that showed up with more grit than the last time the two met and absorbed a punishing 57-76 defeat Saturday to settle for a fourth-place finish in their bronze medal match in the FIBA Asia U-18 Championship at Studio 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: NewsAug 11th, 2018Related News

China exacts revenge on Batang Gilas to take bronze

    MANILA, Philippines – China made up for its loss to Batang Gilas in the group phase with a convincing 76-57 victory in the battle for bronze in the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship in Nonthaburi, Thailand on Saturday, August 11. Although the Filipino side started the game up 4-0, the sharpshooting Chinese responded ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsAug 11th, 2018Related News

Batang Gilas settles for fourth in Thailand

BATANG Gilas absorbed a 76-57 setback at the hands of China as it settled for fourth place in the 2018 Fiba Under-18 Asian Championship on Saturday at the Stadium 29 in Nonthaburi, Thailand. The Filipinos groped for form all game-long, falling behind by early in the game, 16-6 which went….....»»

Source: Journal JournalCategory: NewsAug 11th, 2018Related News

Australia drops Philippines to battle for 3rd vs China

It was a lofty goal for Batang Gilas to begin with. But even in crashing out of its title bid in the Fiba Asia U18 tournament in Thailand after a 77-43 drubbing at the hands of powerhouse Australia, the Philippines can still embrace the optimism spurred by a team that has surprised pundits. Kai Sotto, AJ Edu and the rest of the Batang Gilas, according to various Fiba reports, are the future of Philippine basketball. The road to that future took a minor bump Friday night when Australia took the fight out of the Philippines in the second period to forge a title showdown against New Zealand, which edged China, 87-82 in the other semifinal bracket. Australia scored the first ...Keep on reading: Australia drops Philippines to battle for 3rd vs China.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Aug 11th, 2018Related News

FIBA U-18 Asian Championship: Iran Beats South Korea

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran will face Japan on Saturday for the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship fifth place after defeating South Korea 89-81 on Friday.Amirhossein Rezaeifar paced Iran with 27 p.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsAug 11th, 2018Related News

FIBA U-18 Asian Championship: Iran Beats South Korea

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iran will face Japan on Saturday for the FIBA Under-18 Asian Championship fifth place after defeating South Korea 89-81 on Friday.Amirhossein Rezaeifar paced Iran with 27 p.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsAug 11th, 2018Related News