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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......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News1 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

Gilas banking on Filipino mob in Doha vs Qatar

MANILA, Philippines – Gilas Pilipinas relies on the ever-present Filipino support in Doha to negate its homecourt disadvantage against Qatar as it kicks off the sixth and final window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers.  The Filipinos and the Qataris duel at the Al Ghafara Sports Club at 7 pm in ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News4 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

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 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News4 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

Metro Manila Subway breaks ground on February 27

The start of construction of the P357-billion Metro Manila subway project is finally pushing through next week after its original commencement schedule last December was moved......»»

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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.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 6 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

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.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: 6 hr. 46 min. ago Related News

Rain or Shine center may also miss Gilas Pilipinas-Kazakhstan game

Raymond Almazan could be out of the entire FIBA World Cup final window, including the Gilas Pilipinas-Kazakhstan match in Astana on Sunday because of his sprained left ankle......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports8 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Gilas Pilipinas staff early to Astana to scout Kazakhstan

Gilas head coach Yeng Guiao’s assistants Sandy Arespacochaga and Ford Arao are now in Astana awaiting the arrival of the national team from Doha to play host Kazakhstan in their last game of the FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup Qualifiers on Sunday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports8 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Gilas pummels Qatar in rousing win

Gilas Pilipinas asserted its might over Qatar early Friday, posting an impressive 84-46 romp for its first win in the sixth window of the FIBA World Cup Asia Qualifiers......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports8 hr. 12 min. ago Related News

Almazan may also miss Gilas game vs Kazakhstan

Raymond Almazan could be out of the entire FIBA World Cup final window, including the Gilas Pilipinas-Kazakhstan match in Astana on Sunday because of his sprained left ankle......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: News13 hr. 59 min. ago Related News

Gilas expects tough challenge from Qataris

When Qatar faces the Philippines on February 22 at the Al-Gharafa Sports Club in Doha, the match — although more bearing for the latter than the former — will still carry a lot of weight......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: Sports20 hr. 33 min. ago Related News

FIBA: Near-perfect Gilas ready to win for World Cup

When Gilas Pilipinas beat Meralco in a practice game barely a week ago the national team was probably at 80 percent. After spending a good five days in Doha before playing Qatar in their penultimate game of the 2019 FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers, it’s realistic to expect that Gilas Pilipinas gained another 10-percent boost in ability and preparedness. Given the limited time of practice, that’s actually impressive in itself. “By the time we play, we should be around close to 9, 9 something,” head coach Yeng Guiao said of his national team. “I don’t think we can be really at 100 percent dahil kulang naman talaga yung preparation time. But if we can make 90 percent, we’ll be okay. That’s good enough to win games,” he added. Even with a precarious position of fourth place in Group F with an even 5-5 record, Guiao is optimistic that Gilas will pull through and make the FIBA World Cup in China later this year. With a tight pool of players plus the return of Andray Blatche, cohesion and morale appear to be up as well for the national team. “I’m confident, I’m happy with this group of guys. They’ve shown their commitment, they’ve shown their abilities. I’m happy with the development with Andray Blatche. He came in and he was in a lot better shape than he was when he first came in for the last… for the previous windows,” Guiao said. “So that’s really the best sign, I think, for us – he’s game ready. And I didn’t see any problems when he was here on or off the court. He’s somebody who understands the game really well and who loves his teammates. So that’s a really good foundation to build from,” he added.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 21st, 2019Related News

FIBA: Gilas’ final road to World Cup starts in Qatar

Gilas Pilipinas’ treacherous road back to the FIBA World Cup will start Thursday [Friday in Manila]. The sixth and final window of the Asian Qualifiers will have the Philippines play two road games and the first will be against Qatar in Doha. Currently 4th in Group F with an even 5-5 record, Gilas Pilipinas will look to finally bounce back from back-to-back losses suffered at home during the 5th window in late November and early December last year. The Philippines can barely afford any more errors in Group F as suffering a dumbfounding third straight loss could prove fatal to the country’s World Cup aspirations. With that being said, even a sweep from Gilas can still somehow result to elimination. Nevertheless, the national team has a task at hand against Qatar, a team they struggled to put away at home back in window no. 4 in front of a grand total of 220 people at the Big Dome in a closed-door match. While favored, Gilas Pilipinas will be hardpressed to submit its A-game in order to leave Doha with a big win. For Qatar, the Philippines will have the returning Andray Blatche at the lead. Behind the naturalized center are Jayson Castro, June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood, Paul Lee, Japeth Aguilar, Mark Barroca, Marcio Lassiter, JP Erram, Scottie Thompson, Troy Rosario, and Thirdy Ravena. Gilas Pilipinas vs. Qatar will tip off from Doha at exactly 7:00 p.m. or 12 midnight in Manila.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 21st, 2019Related News

WATCH: Ranidel de Ocampo admits he misses playing for Gilas

  MANILA, Philippines – Even after more than two years since retiring from national team duties, Ranidel de Ocampo admits he misses playing for Gilas Pilipinas.  "Oo, nami-miss din siyempre (Of course, I miss playing for the national team)," the 37-year-old forward said. (READ:  SCENARIOS: How Gilas can qualify for FIBA World Cup ) But de Ocampo was ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

Gilas Pilipinas to enjoy home court edge away from home

The latest Gilas bunch has developed a good chemistry on and off the court in the short training it has had, making everyone upbeat in their crucial rematch with Qatar in the FIBA World Cup qualifier at 7 p.m. Thursday here (12 midnight in Manila)......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

Gilas Pilipinas meets with Filipino community in Qatar ahead of crucial game - Inquirer Sports

Gilas Pilipinas is in Doha thousands of miles away from home as it prepares for a must-win duel against Qatar in the Fiba World Cup Asian qualifiers. But just like in nearly any part of the globe, Fil.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

PBA: North vs. South is back for 2019 All-Star Game

James Yap’s career revival has led to yet another starting spot in the PBA All-Star Games. Yap will star for the the South All-Stars together with San Miguel’s June Mar Fajardo, Magnolia’s Mark Barroca, and Ginebra’s Greg Slaughter and Scottie Thompson. They’ll square off against the North All-Stars featuring LA Tenorio, Marcio Lassiter, Paul Lee, Japeth Aguilar, and Calvin Abueva. After two years of Gilas Pilipinas vs. Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao All-Starts, the PBA All-Star Game is back to the traditional North-South affair. The three-city leg is also gone as there will be only one host in 2019 and that is Calasiao in Pangasinan. The 2019 PBA All-Star Games will be on March 29-31 up north.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

What to expect from Catriona Gray s grand homecoming

MANILA, Philippines – Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray is finally back in town and gearing up for her official homecoming. The fourth Filipino Miss Universe arrived last February 16 ahead of her homecoming events. Here's what's you can expect this week. (SCHEDULE: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray's homecoming ) Press conference Catriona will meet Philippine media in a ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

Thirdy Ravena realizes Gilas dream

Ravena, who made the Gilas 12-man lineup for their FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers match against Qatar on February 21 (February 22 Manila Time) in Doha, expressed his gratefulness for the inclusion on his Instagram......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 20th, 2019Related News

Gilas Pilipinas braces for Qatar surge

Gabe Norwood, the only Gilas player who has seen action in every game in five windows of the FIBA Asia/Pacific World Cup Qualifiers, is expecting a surge from Qatar when the Philippines plays the host team in Doha tomorrow......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: SportsFeb 19th, 2019Related News