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Abueva gives it all for Gilas

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Despite a series of heartbreaks in the PBA, Calvin Abueva doesn’t need anyone to light a fire under him. There’s no need to remind Abueva of his recent setbacks to motivate him to work harder as he dons the Gilas Pilipinas jersey for the Fiba Olympic Qualifying Tournament in July. “Lagi nilang binabanggit yung past, […]

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Abueva ‘didn’t disappoint’ in Gilas return

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Calvin Abueva returned to the basketball floor Wednesday for the first time since his Alaska Aces’ loss to Rain or Shine in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals, and this time it’s for Gilas Pilipinas. The dynamic Aces forward plunged back into action after resting his right ankle that he twice sprained in the Finals series […]

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San Miguel’s Lassiter feels good in return to Gilas Pilipinas

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Marcio Lassiter admitted that it felt good to once again be on the court practicing for the national team. Lassiter returned to Gilas Pilipinas training on Tuesday with the team deep into their build up for the Fiba Olympic Qualifying tournament in July. “It’s my first day so it’s good to get out there and […]

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Tenorio rues Lee’s absence from Gilas pool: ‘Not two players can fill his shoes’

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For Ginebra’s LA Tenorio, Paul Lee’s absence from the Gilas Pilipinas pool has robbed the team of its best possible backcourt tandem. Tenorio believes the Rain or Shine guard would have made a lethal tandem with former FIBA Asia Mythical Five member Jayson Castro when running the floor for the nationals. READ: Sidelined with groin injury, […]

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Despite groin injury, Rain or Shine’s Chan refuses to skip Gilas training

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Jeff Chan is committed to attending Gilas practices while he’s recuperating from a groin injury. The Rain or Shine gunslinger was present in Tuesday’s morning practices at Meralco Gym, but sat in the sidelines and watched his teammates go through the drills. “Aattend pa rin ako sa mga practice. Kailangan ko panoorin yung plays at […]

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Rain or Shine’s Paul Lee to skip Gilas duties due to recurring knee injury

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Gilas Pilipinas’ injury woes continue to pile up and the latest casualty is none other than 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals MVP Paul Lee. The Rain or Shine guard has decided to sit out national team duties due to his left knee injury, which has hounded him for the majority of the PBA season. “Nasabi ko […]

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Baldwin glad Abueva, Lee dodged serious injuries

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As watched the game from the commentators’ booth, Gilas Pilipinas head coach Tab Baldwin couldn’t help but but feel relieved when Calvin Abueva and Paul Lee both returned to action after separate injury scares. Baldwin worked as a TV analyst in Game 1 of the 2016 PBA Commissioner’s Cup Finals Friday night and got a […]

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Huge boost for Gilas as Philippines picked to host Olympic qualifiers

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After missing out on its bid to host the 2019 Fiba World Cup, the Philippines got a consolation as it was chosen to stage one of three Olympic qualifiers slated on July 5 to 11. Hosting the qualifiers will give Gilas Pilipinas a boost in its campaign to crash the 2016 Rio Olympics after failing […]

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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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Gilas buddies Abueva, Romeo ready for collision in PBA semis: ‘Laban talaga sa court’

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Once Gilas rookies, Calvin Abueva and Terrence Romeo now find themselves at odds with each other as Alaska squares off against GlobalPort in one of the semifinal pairings in the 2016 Smart Bro PBA Philippine Cup. Both of the energetic stars admit that they both benefitted from playing along side each other in the national […]

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9 players join Gilas scrimmage; Resting players still attend practice

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With Barangay Ginebra scheduled to play its second game in three nights on Tuesday, LA Tenorio, Greg Slaughter and Japeth Aguilar skipped practice with Gilas Pilipinas on Monday night to rest. “We’re just going rest tonight because we have a game tomorrow (Tuesday),” said Tenorio. But Tenorio, Slaughter and Aguilar still showed up at the […]

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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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