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GILAS PILIPINAS ENDS INCHEON JOURNEY ON WINNING NOTE

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SEOUL, Korea – Gilas Pilipinas picked up its game in the second quarter and never let up in drubbing Mongolia, 84-68, to claim seventh place in the 17th Asian Games men’s basketball competition here Wednesday. Ranidel de Ocampo put in a superb all-around effort coming off the bench, leading Gilas to a triumphant closing game […]

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ASIAN RECRUITS FOR GOVERNORS’ CUP?

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SEOUL, Korea – Nikkhah Bahrami, Fadi El-Khatib, Sam Daghles, Anton Ponomarev, Kim Mingoo, Lin Chi-chieh. Players like them may soon be pounding the PBA hard courts. In a maverick move, the Philippine Basketball Association could just open its door to Asian players this coming season – the milestone PBA Season 40 – in an effort […]

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HOPING TO REBOOT CAREER IN HIS NEW HOME

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With a new chance given him by expansion team Blackwater Elite, JR Cawaling hopes that he can bring the grand slam experience last season with San Mig Coffee to his new squad come the PBA’s 40th season. “Ang madadala ko dito is yung na-experience ko dun kahit di ako masyadong nagamit,” he said. Cawaling also […]

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PBA SEASON 40 CALENDAR BARED

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SEOUL, Korea – With a performance to remember in the World Cup, entry of three new teams and a slew of promising rookies, the Philippine Basketball Association marks a grand milestone – Year 40 – with a fitting season of celebrations starting Oct. 19 at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. It’s a 10-month season […]

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PBA EXPLORES TIEUPS WITH KOREAN LEAGUE

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PBA commissioner Chito Salud and board chairman Patrick Gregorio are to meet with their counterparts with the Korean Basketball League Thursday to look for possible areas of cooperation or tie-ups. Salud sought the meeting to make the most of their Seoul visit. “We’re reaching out with our Asian counterparts,” said Gregorio. “The commissioner requested for […]

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PRINGLE WORKING ON HIS RHYTHM

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A month after being drafted first in the 2014 Gatorade PBA Rookie Draft, Stanley Pringle seems to have accustomed himself well in the GlobalPort fray. “It’s good. Everything is good. I’m just practicing right now and just getting my rhythm, keep on working hard in the scrimmages,” he said. The 6-foot-1 playmaker said that what […]

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PBA: GILAS MUST DREAM ON

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Convinced that Philippine basketball has its gains in the World Cup and in the Asian Games, PBA Commissioner Chito Salud now hopes the national team builds on these to perform even better in its next international campaigns. After the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, Salud believes the most ideal first move is to “consolidate […]

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AUSTRIA PREACHES DEFENSE TO BEERMEN

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Coach Leo Austria watched from the sidelines as his San Miguel Beermen executed the plays he formulated. Preparing for the 40th season, Austria knows that bringing back the Beermen to thesir glory days might be a tall order, but he’s not saying it’s impossible. And with the team slowly imbibing his system in the offseason, […]

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CONSOLIDATE THE GAINS & CHART A COURSE – COMM. SALUD

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Statement of PBA Commissioner Chito Salud on Gilas Pilipinas: The first order of the day is to sit down with SBP head Manny V. Pangilinan to exchange thoughts on what happened in Spain and Korea. In essence – to conduct a critical analysis. I will then do a round of consultations with our team owners […]

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GILAS WINS BUT FALLS SHORT OF SEMIS SPOT

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Gilas Pilipinas won the battle but lost the war. The national quintet dominated Kazakhstan but settled for a 67-65 victory Sunday that was not enough to carry them to the medal round of the 17th Asian Games men’s basketball competition in Incheon, Korea. Needing an 11-point winning margin to get a shot at the Final […]

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