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Gilas women poised to reach FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup quarterfinals

May 24, 2019 - 8:15 PM

The Philippines absorbs its first loss of the tournament at the hands of Japan before venting its frustrations on Sri Lanka in the pool round

NOT THE END. The Gilas Pilipinas women's team are in a good position to avoid elimination. Photo from FIBA


Gilas bows out as Perlas sweeps FIBA 3x3 Asia Cup qualifiers

May 23, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas falls short despite stringing up two wins as Perlas advances to the main draw with a 3-0 slate

Photo from FIBA

Gilas flunks as Perlas sets record-setting debut in 3x3 Asia Cup

May 22, 2019 - 8:02 PM

Gilas absorbs a huge blow with the injury of Ricci Rivero while Perlas sets the record for the largest margin of victory

HARD LUCK. Gilas Pilipinas vies for a breakthrough win even minus injured star Ricci Rivero. File photo from FIBA

No Gilas in Jones Cup, Mighty Sports to represent PH

May 22, 2019 - 4:04 PM

Coach Charles Tiu expects a tougher Jones Cup run for the Mighty Sports team bannered by Fil-Am Jason Brickman, Jason Gray, and Roosevelt Adams

LOOK: SBP presses restart button with new Gilas logo

May 08, 2019 - 9:15 PM

The logo will be used by the Philippine team in the 2019 FIBA World Cup

REFRESH. The new Gilas Pilipinas logo features a more youthful aesthetic. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


PBA approves Gilas twice-a-week training, tuneup vs Russia

Apr 25, 2019 - 8:24 PM

Yeng Guiao and the Philippine men's basketball team still need to hurdle some challenges as they gear up for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

START OF PREP. Yeng Guiao and Gilas Pilipinas will begin twice-a-week practices in June. Photo from FIBA


Yeng Guiao suggests Gilas tuneup vs Australia to 'restore relationship'

Apr 23, 2019 - 9:30 PM

It's been more than 9 months since the infamous basketball brawl between the Philippines and Australia, and the national team coach believes it is time to move on

GOODWILL. Yeng Guiao says it is practical to have the Philippines and Australia play in a friendly game. Photo from PBA Images


Blatche locked in as Gilas' naturalized player for FIBA World Cup

Apr 23, 2019 - 5:32 PM

National team coach Yeng Guiao says the former NBA player deserves to keep his spot, considering he was the one who led the Philippines back to the World Cup

BACK-TO-BACK. Andray Blatche is expected to see action in his second straight FIBA World Cup . Photo from FIBA


SBP continues Clarkson talks for FIBA World Cup

Apr 09, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The country's national basketball federation remains determined to get Jordan Clarkson as a local player for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

KEY PLAYER. Jordan Clarkson remains to be one of Gilas' key players as seen in the 2018 Asian Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

FIBA World Cup 2019: Gilas team pass on sale online

Apr 05, 2019 - 4:22 PM

Filipinos get a chance to show again why they’re the Most Valuable Fans in the FIBA World Cup

ALL-OUT SUPPORT. The Philippine team needs all the support it can get as Gilas faces formidable foes in the first round. Photo from FIBA

Sandy Arespacochaga takes over as Batang Gilas coach

Apr 05, 2019 - 10:35 AM

The former Ateneo Blue Eaglets mentor will call the shots for the national youth team that will see action in the FIBA World Cup under-19 tournament

MOTIVATOR. The SBP says Sandy Arespacochaga is a ‘natural teacher’ who works well with young players. File photo by Joaquin Flores/Rappler

Gilas still 'No. 1 priority' for overseas-bound Kai Sotto

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:56 PM

The 7-foot-2 teen star may be headed to the US and Europe, but his dad promises that their doors will always remain open for the Philippine team

NBA MOVES. Kai Sotto continues to prove why he deserves to be one of the best Filipino basketball players of today. Photo by FIBA

Chot Reyes offers Gilas help in FIBA World Cup buildup

Mar 22, 2019 - 6:19 PM

The former national team mentor says he has been discussing plans for the global hoops tilt with current Philippine coach Yeng Guiao

LENDING HAND. Chot Reyes says he's giving Yeng Guiao 'whatever help he needs.' Photo from PBA Images


Chot optimistic Gilas can reach next level in FIBA World Cup

Mar 20, 2019 - 9:47 PM

The former national team mentor says the Philippines has proven it can compete in the world stage

CONFIDENCE. Chot Reyes believes the Philippines has a chance against Angola and Italy in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


In Gilas 'group of near death,' Guiao banks on World Cup miracles

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:49 PM

The Philippines faces a daunting task after it got bunched with Serbia, Italy and Angola in the 2019 FIBA World Cup

EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE. Yeng Guiao says Gilas Pilipinas must work hard for miracles to happen. Photo from FIBA


LOOK: Gilas Pilipinas schedule in FIBA World Cup 2019

Mar 17, 2019 - 11:08 PM

The Philippines gets to test Italy first before facing Serbia and Angola in first-round action

TALL ORDER. Gilas Pilipinas will have its hands full in the first round of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


Gilas 'overwhelming underdogs' in FIBA World Cup, says Guiao

Mar 17, 2019 - 12:16 AM

The national team mentor believes there will be no easy games for the Philippines after being grouped with two European giants and an African powerhouse

KEENLY WATCHED. Yeng Guiao says teams will prepare hard for the Philippines ahead of the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo from PBA Images


LOOK: NBA players Gilas may face in FIBA World Cup

Mar 16, 2019 - 11:16 PM

Gilas coach Yeng Guiao and his crew have their work cut out for them as the Philippines shares Group D with NBA hotbed Serbia and Italy

BIG PROBLEMS. NBA players (from left) Marco Belinelli, Milos Teodosic, Boban Marjanovic and Nikola Jokic will pose problems for the Philippines should they see action in the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photos from Shutterstock (Teodosic), Los Angeles Lakers' Facebook account (Marjanovic), Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP (Belinelli) and Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP (Jokic)


FIBA World Cup 2019: Gilas grouped with European powerhouses

Mar 16, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Bunched in Group D, the Philippines starts its World Cup campaign this August in Foshan, China

WORK BEGINS. Gilas Pilipinas starts its preparation for the World Cup. Photo from FIBA


WATCH: FIBA World Cup 2019 teams show off wares

Mar 16, 2019 - 3:56 PM

Before Gilas Pilipinas finds out its opponents in the FIBA World Cup draw, check out the top plays from different continental qualifiers

STAR-STUDDED. Canada's Kelly Olynyk is one of the numerous NBA players who will grace the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


FAST FACTS: Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup

Mar 15, 2019 - 9:34 AM

The Philippines has a colorful history in the World Cup, marked by 5 appearances, one suspension and one withdrawal

LABAN PILIPINAS. The Philippines will see action in its second straight FIBA World Cup and its sixth overall. Photo from FIBA


Gilas looking at Fil-Am Remy Martin for FIBA World Cup

Mar 10, 2019 - 8:48 PM

Yeng Guiao says the NCAA standout is being considered as a potential player for the Philippine team in its campaign in the quadrennial showpiece

DO-IT-ALL. Remy Martin has proven himself as an all-around threat for the Arizona State Sun Devils. Photo from Twitter (@TheSunDevils)


Clarkson, Blatche prove Guiao wrong: 'Pusong Pinoy sila'

Mar 08, 2019 - 6:52 PM

Contrary to his expectations, the Gilas Pilipinas mentor admits both players are 'really humble guys'

ONE-TWO COMBO. Andray Blatche (left) and Jordan Clarkson (right) impress Gilas Pilipinas head coach Yeng Guiao. Photos from FIBA (Blatche), Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler (Guiao) and Adrian Portugal/Rappler (Clarkson)


Gilas coach Yeng Guiao: 'We need Blatche'

Mar 08, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Coach Yeng Guiao admits Gilas Pilipinas needs a 'top shape' Andray Blatche in its 2019 World Cup campaign

VITAL PRESENCE. Gilas coach Yeng Guiao expects Andray Blatche to be in his best shape again in the World Cup campaign. Photo from FIBA

Rappler Talk Sports: Yeng Guiao on Gilas Pilipinas' road to FIBA World Cup

Mar 07, 2019 - 12:59 PM

The national team mentor drops by the Rappler headquarters to talk about the Philippines' journey, buildup and chances in the 2019 FIBA World Cup


Guiao wants Blatche on board earlier for Gilas' FIBA World Cup buildup

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:20 PM

The fiery mentor worries that the former NBA player might go out of shape once his commitments in China end

REINFORCEMENT. Andray Blatche will once again be relied upon by Gilas Pilipinas in his second straight FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


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


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Reality check: ‘No guarantee’ Gilas can get Clarkson back on board

Feb 28, 2019 - 4:39 PM

Despite the challenges, SBP remains 'committed to get' Jordan Clarkson for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

FIBA WISH. If Jordan Clarkson doesn’t get FIBA clearance, Gilas coach Yeng Guiao says he’s happy with his current roster. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Clarkson fuels Gilas #LetJordanPlay World Cup clamor

Feb 27, 2019 - 1:16 PM

Andray Blatche says if Gilas can get Jordan Clarkson to play, the Philippines 'can definitely go and make some noise' in the 2019 World Cup

Jordan Clarkson. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

LIST: Gilas Pilipinas, 31 other teams advance to FIBA World Cup

Feb 26, 2019 - 4:10 PM

Comprising the FIBA World Cup cast are 5 nations from Africa, 7 from the Americas, 8 from Asia-Oceania, and 12 from Europe

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED. Gilas Pilipinas defies all odds to qualify for the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


Jordan Clarkson hopes to join Gilas in FIBA World Cup

Feb 26, 2019 - 1:50 PM

'Such an honor for the country qualifying for the World Cup, so hyped! Hope to see you guys in China!' says Jordan Clarkson

CUT ABOVE THE REST. Jordan Clarkson lives up to the billing as a member of the Philippine team. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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


Gilas to 'do everything' to have Clarkson for FIBA World Cup

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:24 PM

The challenge for the Philippines is convincing FIBA that the Cleveland Cavalier should play as a local and not as a naturalized player

ONE-TWO PUNCH. If cleared by FIBA, Jordan Clarkson could form a deadly pair with Andray Blatche for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


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

Feb 25, 2019 - 3:16 PM

Making it clear he was willing to drop his position as head coach if the Philippines will fail to reach the World Cup, it looks like the fiery mentor will keep his job

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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


June Mar Fajardo a 'game changer' as Gilas heads to World Cup, says Blatche

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:56 AM

The five-time PBA MVP holds the fort for the Philippines against Kazakhstan with the naturalized player forced to sit on the bench due to foul trouble

BIG CONTRIBUTIONS. June Mar Fajardo makes his presence felt as the Philippines qualifies for the FIBA World Cup for the second straight time. Photo from FIBA


Thanks, Kuya Cardo: Korea's Ratliffe hailed as Gilas reaches FIBA World Cup

Feb 25, 2019 - 7:15 AM

The former PBA import and the Korean team practically save the Philippines' bid of qualifying for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

RESPECT. Ricardo Ratliffe, a former import for the Star Hotshots, endears himself to Filipino basketball fans. 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


Gilas wants Andray Blatche for the long haul

Feb 22, 2019 - 4:46 PM

After missing the last two windows of the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, the former NBA player proves it's just right to bring him back to the national team

ELECTRIFYING COMEBACK. Andray Blatche says there is 'no blessing bigger' than playing for Gilas Pilipinas. 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