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Troy Rosario is PH’s best Fiba 3×3 player

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Troy Rosario has been named by FIBA as the country’s top men’s 3×3 player in the first release of its individual rankings for the year 2016. The TNT rookie was part of the Manila North team which placed runner-up in the Manila Masters last August and finished sixth in the World Tour Finals in Abu […]

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Fajardo on Gilas return: Familiarity is there

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June Mar Fajardo missed out on Gilas Pilipinas’ recent campaign in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship but that doesn’t mean he has a lot of catching up to do. The reigning two-time MVP admits that he is still familiar with the current program as he reunites with most of his Gilas Pilipinas 2.0 teammatest as […]

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New Gilas pool holds first practice

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The latest national team pool, arguably the best team assembled since the Gilas Pilipinas program began in 2009, convened for its first official practice on Monday night.

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Manila North settles for 6th place; Novi Sad retains FIBA 3×3 title

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Vengeance for the Manila North team was not to be served in scorching Abu Dhabi. Calvin Abueva and the Manila North team saw their dreams of a payback decisively crushed in the quarterfinals at midnight Friday (Manila time) as defending champion Novi Sad Al Wahda ousted the Filipino crew, 21-13, on the way to retaining […]

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Fajardo excited to be teammates with Slaughter in Gilas pool

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Forced to skip the last tour of duty of Gilas Pilipinas due to injury, two-time MPV June Mar Fajardo is happy with the second chance given to him after he was named to the PBA’s 17-man pool for the Olympic Wildcard qualifiers.

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Gilas Pilipinas set to confirm participation in Olympic Wildcard

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The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas on Thursday signified its intention for Gilas Pilipinas to join the final Olympic Qualifiers set next year after the PBA released 17 players for the pool.

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PBA Board commits full support for Gilas, releases 17 players for Olympic Wildcard pool

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The PBA board of governors unanimously approved a resolution yesterday, releasing 17 players to the Philippine national pool for one of the three Olympic world qualifiers next year. Calvin Abueva, Gabe Norwood, Jayson Castro, Ranidel de Ocampo, Matt Ganuelas-Rosser, Marc Pingris, Terrence Romeo are holdovers from the Gilas team to the recent Changsha meet to […]

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PBA Board of Governors set to meet on Gilas’ Olympic Wildcard particiation

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The PBA Board of Governors is set to discuss the league’s plans for the men’s national basketball team in a special board meeting on Wednesday.

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Filipino fans give Gilas Pilipinas the warmest welcome

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Gilas Pilipinas settled for the silver medal in China, but went home to the Philippines like it won the gold.

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Jayson Castro named to Fiba Asia Mythical 5 again

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Jayson Castro once again proved to the Asia’s best point guard after he was named to the Mythical Five for the second straight FIBA Asia Championship. Yi Jian Lian was named as the tournament MVP as he led China to the gold medal while Castro and Gilas Pilipinas settled for silver. The Chinese overpowered the […]

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Gilas Pilipinas falls to China in Fiba Asia final, settles for silver anew

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China reclaimed its place at the top of Asian basketball, outmuscling a hard-fighting Gilas Pilipinas, 78-67, to claim the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship Saturday night in Changsa, China. The Chinese, buoyed by a loud hometown crowd, recovered quick from a sluggish start which saw the Filipinos lead 5-0 and never relinquished the lead again. China, […]

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Gilas outlasts Japan, duels China for Fiba Asia title; Hontiveros stars

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The Cebuano Hotshot found the right time to wax hot.

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China ousts Iran, books Fiba Asia 2015 final ticket

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China booked a return ticket to the finals of Fiba Asia after ousting erstwhile champion Iran, 70-57, in a display of domination in their semifinals match Friday in Changsa, China. Buoyed by the hometown crowd, the Chinese never trailed and held the Iranians, who ruled the 2013 edition of the championships held in Manila, to […]

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Gilas’ Castro, Blatche impress in Fiba Asia q’finals

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Leading Gilas Pilipinas to the semifinals of the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship in Changsha, China, Jayson Castro and Andray Blatche’s efforts did not go unnoticed as the two figured in the top performers of the quarterfinals on Thursday.

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Castro, Blatche power Gilas past Lebanon for Fiba Asia semis berth

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Jayson Castro and Andray Blatche showed the way as Gilas Pilipinas advanced to the semifinals of the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship after outlasting a pesky Lebanon squad, 82-70, on Thursday in Changsha, China.

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Cone: Gilas looks like the best right now

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While Iran and China are often seen as the powerhouse squads in Asia, for multi-titled head coach Tim Cone believes that the Philippine national team is making good case for its inclusion in that elite group. Based in his observations so far in the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship, Gilas has been the best performing team […]

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Gilas shoots for semis vs Lebanon as Fiba Asia 2015 KO stages begin

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Gilas Pilipinas is three wins away from the coveted spot in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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Paul Lee cheering for ‘all out’ Gilas Pilipinas

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Though unable to play with Gilas Pilipinas in the ongoing 2015 Fiba Asia Championship, Paul Lee is still keeping a close eye on the progress of the national team. And he joined the whole country in jubilation as Gilas swept Group E in the second round to take the top spot, putting itself on a […]

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Gilas to face Japan, Iran, India in Fiba Asia 2nd round

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Done with the first round, Gilas Pilipinas is now bracing for tougher battles versus Iran, Japan and India in the next round of the preliminaries of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship here.

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Baldwin: Gilas still playing ‘erratic’

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Despite picking up its game in its last two assignments, head coach Tab Baldwin admits Gilas Pilipinas is playing “erratic” basketball.

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Gilas dumps Kuwait for a 2-1 record in Fiba Asia

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Gilas Pilipinas finished the preliminary round with a destruction of Kuwait, 110-64, in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship Friday at CSWC Dayun in Changsha, China.

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Blatche: We played with more heart today

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CHANGSHA – Gilas Pilipinas recovered quickly from the shock and trauma of its upset loss to Palestine Wednesday, dishing out a sterling effort all game long to clobber Hong Kong, 101-50, in Day Two of the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship at the Changsha Social Work College Gymnasium here Thursday. The Nationals punished the Hong Kong […]

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Gilas Pilipinas vents ire on Hong Kong with 51-point win

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Gilas Pilipinas avenged its opening day loss and dumped Hong Kong, 101-50, Thursday in the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsa, China. Dondon Hontiveros gave the Filipinos a 45-point, 78-33, lead in the third quarter that put the game beyond reach for Hong Kong. Jayson Castro led the Filipinos with 21 points, five rebounds and […]

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Baldwin: Palestine loss not a statement game on who Gilas is

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CHANGSHA – Palestine, a nation struggling for territory and political rights, made a mark in its FIBA Asia Championship debut, scoring a shocking 75-73 reversal of Gilas Pilipinas at the Changsha Social Work College Gymnasium here Wednesday night. Jamal Abu Shamala, a late addition to the Palestine team, frolicked with three triples highlighting an endgame […]

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Gilas loses Fiba Asia opener to newcomer Palestine

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What was expected to be a rude welcoming by Gilas Pilipinas turned into an opening day shocker for newcomer Palestine. Gilas Pilipinas blew a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter and lost to tournament first-timer Palestine, 75-73, at the start of the 2015 Fiba Asia Championship Wednesday in Changsha, China. READ: Gilas Pilipinas 2015 Fiba […]

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#FIBAAsia2015 Micro-Preview: Group B

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With the 2015 FIBA Asia Men’s Championship just a day away, and the time is ripe to preview each of the sixteen teams who will vie for the lone outright Asian slot in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Teams are divided into four groups and will play each other team in a single round-robin format in […]

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#FIBAAsia2015 Micro-Preview: Group A

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With the 2015 FIBA Asia Men’s Championship just a day away, and the time is ripe to preview each of the sixteen teams who will vie for the lone outright Asian slot in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Teams are divided into four groups and will play each other team in a single round-robin format in […]

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Gilas opens Fiba Asia bid vs first-timer Palestine

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CHANGSHA – With sights set on an Olympic comeback, Gilas Pilipinas opens its 2015 FIBA Asia Championship campaign versus the lowly regarded Palestine side Wednesday morning here. The Nationals are raring to come out strong to set in motion a bid to improve on a second-place finish the last time in Manila and finally reclaim […]

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Toroman: Gilas has a chance for a medal

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Former Gilas Pilipinas head coach Rajko Toroman still thinks that the Philippines is still a force to reckon with when it comes to the Asian basketball stage. Despite the difficulties in forming a competitive team for the 2015 Fiba Asia Championships, Toroman said Gilas could finish in the top three in the Rio qualifiers slated […]

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Analyzing the 12-man roster of Gilas Pilipinas 3.0

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No June Mar Fajardo. No Japeth Aguilar. No Jeff Cheff. No Paul Lee. No Marcio Lassiter. And, yes, no Jordan Clarkson, too. To be honest, it’s quite different from the ideal lineup most Filipino basketball fans would probably put together, but that doesn’t mean this team is devoid of talent or is incapable of beating […]

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Gilas sweeps MVP cup as buildup for Fiba Asia heads into final stretch

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Gilas Pilipinas completed a three-game sweep in the Master Game Face MVP Cup and had won nine of 14 warm-up games in all heading into the final week of preparation for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship in Changsha, China.

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Gilas Pilipinas holds off Wellington behind Abueva, Romeo heroics

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Terrence Romeo led a fourth quarter comeback and Gilas Pilipinas stunned Wellington Saints of New Zealand, 84-81, in the 2015 MVP Cup Saturday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.

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MVP Cup: Texters top rookies deliver in win over Chinese Taipei

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PBA Draft top selections Moala Tautuaa and Troy Rosario showed a lot of promise with huge, livewire performance carrying Talk n Text to a 99-91 win over Chinese Taipei in the second day of the Master Game Face MVP Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Saturd

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Gilas headed to Cebu for secluded camp before Fiba Asia

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Gilas Pilipinas will wind up its build-up for the 2015 Fiba Asia Championships with a secluded training camp in Cebu City next week. Coach Tab Baldwin did not enumerate the national team’s itinerary in the Queen City of the South, but said the finishing touches to Gilas Pilipinas’ preparations will be centered on fine tuning. […]

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MVP Cup: Romeo scores 22 as Gilas Pilipinas routs Talk N’ Text

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Gilas Pilipinas stayed on a roll from its Jones Cup second-place windup, drubbing Talk n Text, 93-77, at the start of the MVP Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum Friday night. Terrence Romeo topscored with 22 points, including four triples, Jayson Castro contributed 14 while Andray Blatche and Ranidel de Ocampo added 12 apiece as the Nationals […]

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Gilas Pilipinas opens MVP Cup with Talk N’ Text clash

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Gilas Pilipinas plays three final tune-up games in preparation for the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship, taking on PBA Commissioner’s Cup champion Talk n Text, the Wellington Saints of New Zealand and Chinese Taipei in the Master Game Face MVP Cup set Sept. 11-13 at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. First up for Gilas is Talk n […]

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Jordan Clarkson statement on missing Gilas’ Fiba Asia stint

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Upon my return from supporting Gilas in The Jones Cup, I had a great talk with my dad. I told him of my experiences with the team and how passionate I was about representing an entire country. My Dad told me to follow my heart.” I spoke to Lakers General Manager, Mitch Kupchak, and he […]

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SBP names Gilas Pilipinas Final 12 roster for 2015 Fiba Asia Championships

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The vision of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas is to form a national team that will be able to qualify for the 2016 Olympic games in Rio. That goal is fueled by the incomparable and inspiring love for basketball Filipinos have. We have always wanted to give our team the best possible chance, thereby instilling […]

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Castro named to Mythical Five even as other Gilas players fare well in Jones Cup

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As among the best players in Asia, Jayson Castro added another feather on his cap in making the Mythical Selection in the just concluded Jones Cup Invitational Basketball Tournament in Taipei. Also a Mythical Five awardee in the last FIBA Asia tourney, Castro further cemented his status as among the region’s best in gaining individual […]

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Gilas places second as Iran gets Jones Cup 2015 title

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Gilas Pilipinas ran to the ground an old US select team, pulling off an almost one-sided 78-74 win to close in on a second-place finish in the 2015 Jones Cup basketball tournament at the Xinchuang Stadium here Saturday night.

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