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Jordan Clarkson, Gilas up against China’s ‘best team’

Aug 19, 2018 - 6:17 PM

China remains a heavy favorite but national team coach Yeng Guiao says the Philippines' chances no longer as bleak

UNDERDOGS. Stanley Pringle vies for another stellar showing when the Philippine men's basketball team takes on powerhouse China. Photo by Lillian Suwanrumpha/AFP

Dream come true: Another PH stint for Pringle

Aug 12, 2018 - 10:13 AM

The Filipino-American point guard gets another chance to represent the Philippines this year

Gilas Cadets wallop Malaysia by 52 for 2nd straight win

Jun 11, 2015 - 6:07 PM

A day after blowing out Indonesia by 29 the Gilas Cadets pile the points up on Malaysia for a one sided victory

The Gilas Cadets have had an easy time of it so far in the Southeast Asian Games. File photo by Czeasar Dancel

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Cadets practice for SEA Games competition

Jun 07, 2015 - 1:49 AM

Photos of the Philippine national men s basketball team s final practice in the Philippines before traveling to Singapore for the Southeast Asian Games

The Gilas Cadets wrap up practice. Photo by Czeasar Dancel

China frustrated over failures at basketball, football, volleyball

Oct 07, 2014 - 9:59 PM

China won 151 gold medals at the Asian Games but no titles in football and basketball the world s most popular sports

THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN. Wang Zhelin (C) and Team China failed to medal at the Asian Games for the second straight time. File photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

South Korea defeats Iran to win Asian Games basketball gold

Oct 03, 2014 - 9:31 PM

South Korean wins their fourth Asian Games basketball title and their first since stunning Yao Ming s China at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan

HOOPS CHAMPS. TJ Moon of South Korea puts up a shot over Iran's Asghar Kardoustpoustinsaraei. Photo by Yonhap/AFP

Iran to face South Korea in Asian Games basketball final

Oct 01, 2014 - 11:35 PM

Iran overcame a near scare against Kazakhstan while South Korea handled Japan to advance to the Asian Games basketball final

South Korea and Iran will meet in a basketball final between the consensus two best teams from Asia. File photos from AFP

Will PH win an Asian Games basketball gold in our lifetime?

Oct 01, 2014 - 10:59 PM

After the heartbreak of the Gilas Pilipinas campaign at the 2014 Asian Games the question remains: will this basketball crazy country experience Asiad gold in our lives?

Gilas Pilipinas entered the Asiad with lots of promise but ultimately fell short of expectations. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas closes chapter with victory over Mongolia at Asiad

Oct 01, 2014 - 4:26 PM

Gilas Pilipinas closed a chapter in its basketball history with a victory over Mongolia to finish seventh place in the Asian Games tournament

Gilas Pilipinas closed the Asian Games with a seventh place finish. File photo by Josh Albelda

China defeats Gilas in Asian Games battle for sixth

Sep 29, 2014 - 6:17 PM

Gilas Pilipinas suffered its fourth loss in five games falling to China as it now looks to beat Mongolia for seventh place in the Asian Games basketball tournament

Gilas Pilipinas will now look to win the game for seventh place. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Bahrami wants Iran to host FIBA Asia Championship

Sep 29, 2014 - 3:53 PM

FIBA should give the Asian championships to us for sure said Iran s captain Nikkhah Bahrami as his team advances unbeaten to the Asian Games semis

Iran captain Nikkhah Bahrami says his country deserves to host an edition of the FIBA Asia Championship. File photo from FIBA.com

China eliminated from Asian Games basketball contention after Iran loss

Sep 29, 2014 - 5:06 AM

The new look China was eliminated after losing to Iran leaving Japan South Korea Iran and Kazakhstan as the last teams standing

Seven-time Asian Games gold medalists China were eliminated before the medal round. File photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

Gilas-Kazakhstan and why the FIBA quotient is hurting basketball

Sep 28, 2014 - 9:53 PM

In most games intentionally scoring in your own goal and air balling free throws would seem weird In this game it was absolutely essential

Gilas coach Chot Reyes holds his face in his palm as he realizes what his team must do to have a chance at advancing. Screen shot from YouTube

Chot Reyes’ fate rests in management’s hands as Cone lends support

Sep 28, 2014 - 9:01 PM

“If they still want me and still ask me to be the coach I will continue to make that commitment said Reyes as Tim Cone calls him the right guy for the job

Head coach Chot Reyes says he'll continue to coach Gilas Pilipinas if team management wants him to. Photo from FIBA.com

Gilas defeats Kazakhstan but drops out of contention

Sep 28, 2014 - 4:30 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will not advance to the Asian Games semis after failing to win by at least 11 points for a superior quotient

File photos from AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan

Sep 28, 2014 - 1:36 PM

Live blog of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Kazakhstan Asian Games quarterfinal match

Marcus Douthit will play in critical Kazakhstan game

Sep 28, 2014 - 1:12 PM

Naturalized center Marcus Douthit will play against Kazakhstan after being benched by Gilas coach Chot Reyes against South Korea

BACK IN ACTION. Marcus Douthit will play against Kazakhstan after being benched vs South Korea by Chot Reyes. File photo by Josh Albelda

Chot Reyes takes blame for disappointing Asian Games stint

Sep 27, 2014 - 3:57 PM

“The entire responsibility falls on my shoulders I want to apologize to our people ” Chot Reyes told the media after Gilas loss to South Korea

Chot Reyes shouldered the blame for Gilas Pilipinas' shortcomings at the Asiad. File photo by Rappler

Gilas falls to South Korea as Asian Games medal hope fades

Sep 27, 2014 - 3:12 PM

Gilas Pilipinas loses a must win game against South Korea as they face an unceremonious exit from Asian Games contention

June Mar Fajardo of Gilas vies for a rebound. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

LIVE BLOG: Gilas Pilipinas vs South Korea

Sep 27, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Live updates of the Gilas Pilipinas vs South Korea Asian Games semifinal match

Marcus Douthit deserves better than this

Sep 27, 2014 - 2:38 AM

He can’t be Kuya Marcus when we win and not a true Filipino when we lose

File photo by Josh Albelda

Chot Reyes blasts Marcus Douthit, claims he 'quit' on Gilas

Sep 26, 2014 - 8:56 PM

Gilas Pilipinas coach took Marcus Douthit to task after their shocking defeat to Qatar claiming he quit on the team and inviting him to go home

Gilas suffers shock loss to Qatar at Asian Games

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:39 PM

Gilas Pilipinas suffers a shocking loss to Qatar in their Asian Games quarterfinal match with 2 games still to play

June Mar Fajardo puts up a shot against Qatar. Photo by Ed Jones/AFP

FIBA denies 'religious connotation' to headscarves ban

Sep 26, 2014 - 2:37 AM

FIBA denies that their ban on headscarves is due to religious reasons as they revealed they could begin easing that regulation next year

Qatari players wearing Islamic headscarves especially designed for women sit on the bench during their 2011 Arab Games basketball match against Lebanon in 2011. File photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Qatar

Sep 26, 2014 - 1:54 AM

Live blog of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Qatar Asian Games quarterfinal match

Gilas to face Qatar, Korea, Kazakhstan as Asian Games quarters begin

Sep 25, 2014 - 9:14 PM

The Philippines resumes its quest for Asian Games gold when it faces Qatar South Korea and Kazakhstan in back to back to back quarterfinal games beginning Friday

Yaseen Musa and Qatar will seek revenge against Marc Pingris and Gilas Pilipinas. File photo by FIBA Asia/Nuki Sabio.

Qatar basketball players slam headscarf 'insult' at Asian Games

Sep 25, 2014 - 6:04 PM

Qatar s women basketball team called a ban on their headscarves an insult as they forfeited a second game in protest

Qatari players wearing Islamic headscarves especially designed for women sit on the bench during their 2011 Arab Games basketball match against Lebanon in 2011. File photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP

Gilas takes a step back with Iran loss

Sep 25, 2014 - 5:48 PM

Gilas didn t live up to their post FIBA World Cup expectations in a heartbreaking loss to Iran

LA Tenorio of Gilas dribbles past Mahdi Kamrani of Iran. Photo by Bay Ismoyo/AFP

Gilas Pilipinas falls to mighty Iran in Asian Games

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:15 PM

Gilas led by as many as 7 in the fourth before Iran streaked to win their fourth straight over the Philippines in this nonbearing Asian Games match

DENIED. Iran downs Gilas for the fourth straight time. File photo by Nuki Sabio

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Iran

Sep 25, 2014 - 12:03 PM

Live blog of the Gilas Pilipinas vs Iran 2014 Asian Games match

Qatar women's basketball team quits Asiad over headscarf ban

Sep 24, 2014 - 6:44 PM

FIBA didn t let our players play with the headscarves and so we had to withdraw from the tournament said a Qatar official

Qatari players wearing Islamic headscarves especially designed for women sit on the bench during their 2011 Arab Games basketball match against Lebanon in 2011. Photo by Marwan Naamani/AFP

Gilas Pilipinas trumps India to kick off Asian Games campaign

Sep 23, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Gilas started the game on a 16 0 run and never looked back as they cruised to a victory over India

Jeff Chan's hot shooting helped Gilas defeat India. File photo by Mark Cristino

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs India

Sep 23, 2014 - 4:00 AM

Rappler s live blog of the Asiad match between Gilas Pilipinas and India

Asian Games basketball preview: The preliminaries

Sep 23, 2014 - 3:37 AM

With the qualifying round over take a look at the preliminary round of the Asian Games basketball tournament

Gilas Pilipinas will meet familiar rivals Iran at the Asian Games. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

2014 Asian Games basketball roundup: Day Three

Sep 22, 2014 - 10:59 PM

The second round took shape on Tuesday as games came down to the wire at the Asian Games

The Kuwait team celebrates a victory over Mongolia. Photo from Asian Games Twitter

Gilas Pilipinas set for India showdown at Asian Games

Sep 22, 2014 - 6:14 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will make its 2014 Asian Games debut against India after the Indian squad advanced from the qualifying round with a 2 1 record

Paul Lee of Gilas Pilipinas goes to the rim against Indian center Rikin Shantilal Pethani during the FIBA Asia Cup. Photo from FIBA Asia

China's new basketball 'Great Wall' looks to impose at Asian Games

Sep 22, 2014 - 4:22 PM

A new look China frontline will look to win its 8th basketball gold in the last 10 Asian Games but Gilas Pilipinas South Korea and Iran remain dangerous contenders

Wang Zhelin (C) will team up with fellow seven-footer Zhou Qi to create a new ‘Great Wall of China’ at the Asian Games. File photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA

2014 Asian Games basketball roundup: Day Two

Sep 22, 2014 - 2:23 PM

Mongolia Kazakhstan and Kuwait registered their second wins in as many days in Asian Games basketball action

Saudi Arabia limited India to 4/22 from three point range en route to victory. Photo from Asian Games Twitter

2014 Asian Games Basketball Roundup: Day One

Sep 21, 2014 - 3:48 PM

Basketball action kicked off in the 2014 Asian Games with four games

Photo from Asian Games Twitter

Previewing the Asian Games basketball qualifiers

Sep 19, 2014 - 5:10 PM

With all of the controversy over ineligible players in the past the Games must go on

Guo Ailun (L) of China in action against Ryota Sakurai (R) of Japan during the FIBA Asia Cup in September of 2012. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA