FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers 2019 - updates

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WATCH: 2 Gilas entries in FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifers top plays

Mar 01, 2019 - 3:59 PM

Andray Blatche and Japeth Aguilar stand out in the Philippines' campaign in the sixth and final window

TAKING CHARGE. Andray Blatche takes over in his return to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from FIBA


After helping Gilas reach FIBA World Cup, Japeth Aguilar now engaged

Feb 26, 2019 - 12:11 AM

The Barangay Ginebra forward proposes to longtime girlfriend Cassandra Naidas upon his arrival at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

ENGAGED. Japeth Aguilar can now call Cassandra Naidas his fiancèe. Photo from Instagram (@japethaguilar35)


WATCH: Red-hot Blatche featured in FIBA World Cup qualifiers top plays

Feb 25, 2019 - 10:49 PM

The naturalized player sets the tone for Gilas Pilipinas in its win over Kazakhstan by knocking down 5 triples in the maiden period

STELLAR GAME. Andray Blatche turns in a masterful performance as Gilas Pilipinas qualifies for the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


Sigh of relief for Guiao as Gilas gets FIBA World Cup job done

Feb 25, 2019 - 3:16 PM

It looks like the fiery mentor will keep his job after making it clear he's willing to drop his position as head coach if the Philippines failed to reach the World Cup

WATCH: Gilas blasts Kazakhstan to punch FIBA World Cup ticket

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:15 PM

The Philippines gets the job done as it reaches the FIBA World Cup for the second straight time

LIKE A MAN POSSESSED. Andray Blatche submits arguably his best performance in a Philippine uniform. Photo from FIBA


Stars align: Gilas Pilipinas advances to FIBA World Cup

Feb 25, 2019 - 12:22 AM

(UPDATED) Everything works in the Philippines' favor as Gilas wins over Kazakhstan and Lebanon falls prey to Korea

PROMISED LAND. Andray Blatche proves his worth as he leads Gilas Pilipinas to its second FIBA World Cup appearance. Photo from FIBA



Goodbye FIBA World Cup if Gilas loses to Kazakhstan

Feb 24, 2019 - 1:47 PM

Even if the Philippines defeats Kazakhstan, Gilas' World Cup fate still relies on other teams

COMPLICATED. Gilas Pilipinas needs the right situation to reach the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Kazakhstan - FIBA World Cup Qualifiers final window 2019

Feb 23, 2019 - 10:36 PM

Gilas Pilipinas faces a must-win situation against Kazakhstan to stay in the World Cup race

Scottie out, Pogoy in for Gilas final lineup vs Kazakhstan

Feb 23, 2019 - 6:49 PM

After serving a five-game FIBA suspension, Roger Pogoy looks to make an impact as the Philippines faces a must-win situation in the World Cup qualifiers

COMEBACK. Roger Pogoy (right) replaces Scottie Thompson for Gilas Pilipinas' clash against Kazakhstan. Photos from FIBA


China loss to Jordan complicates Gilas' FIBA World Cup chances

Feb 23, 2019 - 9:33 AM

The Philippines won't clinch a World Cup berth by solely beating Kazakhstan in its last Asian Qualifiers game on Sunday

IF THE STARS ALIGN. Gilas Pilipinas has its fingers crossed as the battle for the remaining World Cup seats comes down to the wire. Photo from FIBA


SCENARIOS: Gilas blasts Qatar in World Cup qualifiers. What now?

Feb 22, 2019 - 9:01 PM

Given the right situation, the Philippines can advance to the FIBA World Cup for the second straight time

ONE LAST PUSH. Gilas Pilipinas has one game left to win to enhance its chances of qualifying for the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


Wondering why Fajardo barely played in Gilas match vs Qatar?

Feb 22, 2019 - 8:51 AM

The reigning five-time PBA MVP logs in only 3 minutes as the Philippines toys with Qatar in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers

DEEP ROSTER. Even with June Mar Fajardo playing limited minutes, Gilas Pilipinas posts dominant win over Qatar to keep its FIBA World Cup bid alive. Photo from FIBA


Blatche: 'No bigger blessing' than playing for Gilas

Feb 22, 2019 - 8:45 AM

Missing the last two windows of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, the former NBA player proves to be just what the doctor ordered in his emphatic return

BACK IN TOW. Andray Blatche dons the national colors for the first time since July 2017. Photo from FIBA


Even on world stage, Yeng Guiao couldn't escape ejections

Feb 22, 2019 - 8:26 AM

Despite getting thrown out, the fiery mentor leads Gilas Pilipinas to a 38-point thrashing of Qatar in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers

BUSINESS COMPLETE. Yeng Guiao and Gilas Pilipinas get the job done in Doha. Photo from FIBA


Gilas Pilipinas blasts Qatar by 38 points, keeps World Cup bid alive

Feb 22, 2019 - 1:47 AM

The Philippines rides on a sterling third-quarter display to thwart Qatar and fortify its campaign in the Asian Qualifiers

ROUSING COMEBACK. Missing the last two windows, Andray Blatche makes up for lost time for the Philippines. Photo from FIBA


Gilas banking on Filipino mob in Doha vs Qatar

Feb 21, 2019 - 10:06 PM

The Philippines kicks off the sixth and final window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers eyeing a repeat win over Qatar

INCHING CLOSER. A win over Qatar will boost the Philippines' chances of reaching the FIBA World Cup for the second straight time. Photo from FIBA


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Qatar - FIBA World Cup Qualifiers final window 2019

Feb 20, 2019 - 11:02 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates of the crucial FIBA World Cup qualifying match between the Philippines and Qatar

Norwood wants Gilas to savor moment in FIBA World Cup bid

Feb 20, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Having been to the World Cup in 2014, the veteran forward hopes this new batch of the national team gets the chance to experience the same things he did

VETERAN. Gabe Norwood looks to help the Philippines reach the World Cup for the second straight time. Photo from FIBA


SCENARIOS: How Gilas can qualify for FIBA World Cup

Feb 20, 2019 - 5:03 PM

It's an uphill climb for the Philippines in its quest of reaching the World Cup. Here are the scenarios that await the national team in the Asian Qualifiers

BIG DREAMS. Gilas Pilipinas seeks to reach the FIBA World Cup for the second straight time. Photo from FIBA


Thirdy, Barroca in for Gilas lineup vs Qatar

Feb 19, 2019 - 8:32 PM

The Filipinos look to stun the Qataris on their own turf in the final window of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers

PROVING HIS WORTH. Thirdy Ravena will debut for the Philippines' senior basketball team. Photo by Czeasar Dancel


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Jul 20, 2018 - 3:03 PM

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Aussie Maker slams FIBA ban

Jul 20, 2018 - 10:00 AM

NBA player Thon Maker disagrees with his 3-game suspension, noting that poor security led to the free-for-all between the Philippines and Australia

MOVING ON. Australia's Thon Maker hopes to move forward from the 'terrible event.' Photo by Ted Alijbe/AFP

Chot Reyes denies fanning unsportsmanlike actions

Jul 19, 2018 - 9:24 PM

The Gilas Pilipinas head coach says he never gave the Gilas Pilipinas players 'instructions to hurt'

PENALIZED. Chot Reyes gets suspended for one game and find by half a million pesos. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Australia: Goulding ban 'tough to swallow'

Jul 19, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Basketball Australia says Chris Goulding got mauled as Australian star center Andrew Bogut also chimes in on the FIBA decision

SUSPENDED. Australia player Chris Goulding gets a one-game suspension.

FULL TEXT: FIBA decision on Gilas Pilipinas-Australia brawl

Jul 19, 2018 - 4:24 PM

Ten Filipino players and two Filipino coaches are suspended for their role in the infamous 'basketbrawl'

SUSPENDED. Andray Blatche is one of the 10 Filipino players suspended by FIBA from international play. Photo from FIBA


10 Gilas players suspended, SBP fined for FIBA brawl

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:30 PM

(UPDATED) Basketball's world governing body comes down hard on the players and officials involved in the Gilas-Australia brawl during the FIBA World Cup qualifying game

 Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Australia - FIBA World Cup Asian Qualifiers 2019

Jul 01, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Gilas Pilipinas and the Boomers meet at the Philippine Arena on July 2 at 7:30 pm