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Mighty avenges Al Riyadi heartbreak with first Dubai title

Feb 02, 2020 - 6:53 PM

Led by former NBA veterans Renaldo Balkman and Andray Blatche, Mighty Sports ends its title drought in the Dubai International Basketball Championship

UNBEATEN. Mighty Sports sweeps the Dubai International Basketball Championship en route to the title. Photo release


Undefeated Mighty blows out Al Riyadi, wins 31st Dubai championship

Feb 02, 2020 - 1:58 AM

Mighty Sports Philippines completes a tournament sweep and becomes the first team outside Middle East to rule the Dubai International Basketball Championship

EXPLOSIVE. Renaldo Balkman powers Mighty Sports to a historic title romp. Photo release

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Lebanon - Dubai Basketball Championship Finals

Feb 01, 2020 - 4:48 PM

Unbeaten Mighty Sports Philippines goes for the crown against defending champion Al Riyadi Lebanon at 12 am on February 2, Sunday

Mighty averts late AS Sale scare, clinches Dubai finals debut

Feb 01, 2020 - 1:27 AM

Mighty Sports Philippines survives a late challenge from Morocco's AS Sale to nail the first championship berth

Photo release

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Morocco - Dubai International Championship Semifinals

Jan 31, 2020 - 5:00 PM

Mighty Sports Philippines vies for a championship berth versus Morocco's AS Sale in Dubai at 11 pm on Friday, January 31

Flawless Mighty Sports crushes Syria's Al Wathba to reach Dubai semis

Jan 31, 2020 - 3:22 AM

Mighty Sports gets a balanced scoring production from its veterans and young guns to remain unbeaten in the Dubai International Basketball Championship

ON A ROLL. Andray Blatche and Mighty Sports cruise into their fifth straight win. Photo release


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Syria - Dubai International Championship Quarterfinals

Jan 30, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Mighty Sports Philippines targets a Final Four spot versus Syria's Al Wathba Sport Club at 1 am on Friday, January 31

Fil-Am Williams erupts in 2nd half as Mighty sweeps Dubai elims

Jan 29, 2020 - 3:23 AM

Mighty Sports clinches its 4th straight win to top Group A heading into the knockout quarterfinals

RED-HOT. Mikey Williams puts on a shooting clinic for Mighty Sports. File photo from Instagram/@mightysports.ph


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Lebanon - Dubai Int'l Basketball Championship 2020

Jan 28, 2020 - 5:56 PM

Mighty Sports Philippines goes for an elimination sweep versus Lebanon’s Beirut Sports Club early Wednesday, January 29

Gomez de Liaño, Ravena spark up Mighty blowout over ES Rades

Jan 28, 2020 - 3:09 AM

Juan Gomez de Liaño and Thirdy Ravena flash their best game yet in Dubai as Mighty Sports stays unbeaten in 3 games

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Tunisia - Dubai Int'l Basketball Championship 2020

Jan 27, 2020 - 6:07 PM

Barely scraping past in its first two wins, Mighty Sports looks to win convincingly against Tunisia's Es Rades on Tuesday, January 28

Mighty Sports seeks to remain unbeaten in Dubai tilt

Jan 26, 2020 - 7:30 PM

After back-to-back thrillers, Mighty Sports shoots for a third straight triumph in the Dubai International Basketball Championship against Tunisia's Es Rades

BATTLE-TESTED. Andray Blatche proved to be crucial for Mighty Sports winning its first two games. Photo from Mighty Sports


Mighty catches fire in 1st half, survives Syria for 2nd Dubai win

Jan 25, 2020 - 2:18 AM

Propped up by Andray Blatche and Renaldo Balkman, Mighty Sports Philippines outlasts Syria for a 2-0 start in Dubai

El Khatib faces Dave Ildefonso, 20 years after father Danny

Jan 24, 2020 - 6:20 PM

Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib gets to face two generations of Ildefonsos in his storied basketball career

EVERGREEN. Lebanon’s Fadi El Khatib (right) has become a familiar foe to Philippine team players. Photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Syria - Dubai International Basketball Championship

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:59 PM

After an opening-day escape, Mighty Sports Philippines shoots for a more convincing win versus Syria's Al Ittihad Aleppo on Friday, January 24

Mighty survives El Khatib eruption for Dubai opener win

Jan 24, 2020 - 1:33 AM

A poised Mighty Sports squad overcomes the stellar showing of Lebanese legend Fadi El Khatib

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs UAE - Dubai International Basketball Championship

Jan 23, 2020 - 1:11 PM

A star-studded Mighty Sports Philippines squad kicks off its campaign in Dubai versus the United Arab Emirates national team on Thursday, January 23

Kai Sotto to miss Mighty Sports' Dubai stint

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:04 PM

Mighty Sports announces that Kai Sotto is experiencing 'unresolved logistical and scheduling issues'

MISSING OUT. Kai Sotto will not see action in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament. Photo from FIBA

Thirdy Ravena joins Kai Sotto, GDLs in Mighty for Dubai tourney

Jan 08, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Mighty Sports-Philippines assembles a young star-studded squad bannered by Thirdy Ravena, Jamie Malonzo, Kai Sotto and the Gomez de Liaño brothers

WINNER. After leading Ateneo to a third straight UAAP championship, Thirdy Ravena looks to bring his winning ways in Dubai. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Kai Sotto joins GDLs in Mighty Sports for Dubai tourney

Dec 17, 2019 - 2:08 PM

Kai Sotto's Mighty Sports stint will not affect his US NCAA eligibility

REINFORCEMENT. Kai Sotto is set to reinforce the Mighty Sports squad with the Gomez de Liaño brothers. Photo from FIBA

Mighty Sports completes Jones Cup sweep for 2nd club title

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:20 PM

It's mission accomplished for Mighty Sports as the Philippine club pulls off a perfect 8-0 championship romp

THROWBACK. Former PBA player Joseph Yeo caps his Jones Cup stint with another stellar outing. Photo from SBP-Cignal

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei White - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Bookmark this page for updates as Mighty Sports-Philippines tries to clear one last hurdle in Chinese Taipei White to complete a perfect title romp on Sunday, July 21

Virtual champ: Mighty bags Jones Cup title with Taipei rout

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Mighty Sports-Philippines stays unbeaten in 7 games to virtually clinch the 41st Jones Cup crown

Photo from SBP-Cignal

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei Blue - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Bookmark this page for updates as Mighty Sports-Philippines tries to virtually clinch the crown against Chinese Taipei Blue on Saturday, July 20

Mighty blasts Indonesia, cruises to 6th straight Jones Cup win

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Joseph Yeo makes the most of an expanded role as Mighty Sports-Philippines moves within a win of the Jones Cup title

MAJOR IMPACT. Joseph Yeo sizzles from beyond the arc to help Mighty Sports-Philippines stay undefeated. Photo from SBP-Cignal

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 18, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Bookmark this page for updates as Mighty Sports-Philippines tries to keep its perfect run going versus Indonesia on Friday, July 19

With sweep in sight, aching Mighty Sports looks to recharge

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:36 PM

After playing for 5 straight days, Mighty Sports-Philippines hopes to make the most out of its two-day break

ON TRACK. Eugene Phelps and Mighty Sports need to win at least two of its next 3 games to secure the crown. Photo release

Mighty Sports survives gutsy Korea to take Jones Cup pole position

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Might Sports cruises to a perfect 5-0 record in the 2019 Jones Cup

PERFECT. Hamady N’Diaye throws down a dunk as Mighty Sports remains undefeated in the 2019 Jones Cup tournament. Photo by Cignal-SBP

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs South Korea - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:02 AM

Mighty Sports and the South Korean national team stake their unbeaten records against each other on Tuesday, July 16

Fil-Am Gray erupts as Mighty Sports schools Canada in Jones Cup

Jul 15, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Jeremiah Gray catches fire from downtown to keep Mighty Sports undefeated in 4 games

HOT HAND. Jeremiah Gray finds his range from downtown for Mighty Sports. Photo from Cignal-SBP


HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Canada - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 14, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Bookmark this page for updates on Mighty Sports-Philippines' bid to stay undefeated versus Canada on Monday, July 15

Mighty Sports annihilates Japan, remains unbeaten in Jones Cup

Jul 14, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Birthday boy Renaldo Balkman and Eugene Phelps team up for 46 points as Mighty Sports-Philippines dumps Japan to cruise to a third straight win

Photo from Cignal-One Sports

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Japan - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 13, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Bookmark this page as Mighty Sports-Philippines takes on a fellow unbeaten squad in Japan on Sunday, July 14

Mighty Sports continues dominant Jones Cup run with Jordan rout

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Former PBA imports Eugene Phelps and Renaldo Balkman take charge as Mighty Sports-Philippines roll past the Jordanian national team

STARTING STRONG. Roosevelt Adams and Mighty Sports overwhelm Jordan to cruise to a 2-0 start. Photo from Cignal-SBP

Chasing happiness: Gab Banal proves PBA not end-all, be-all

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:09 PM

For journeyman Gab Banal, his long list of duties is enough proof that hoop dreams don’t begin and end with the big league

NOTHING TO PROVE. Gab Banal says his basketball experience has been ‘very rich.’ Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Jordan - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Bookmark this page as Mighty Sports-Philippines vies for a 2-0 start versus Jordan on Saturday, July 13

Mighty Sports blows out Iran U23 in rousing Jones Cup debut

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Led by former PBA import Eugene Phelps and Fil-Am Jeremiah Gray, Mighty Sports-Philippines drubs Iran by 26 points

CRUISING. Mighty's Fil-Am guard Jeremiah Gray scoots past Iran's Amirhossein Azari. Photo from Cignal-SBP

Jones Cup: Mighty Sports faces dangerous Iran

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:22 PM

Mighty Sports shoots for a winning start against Iran in the Taiwan tournament

KEY COG. Mighty Sports expects Roosevelt Adams to play a key role again in its campaign. File photo from Mighty Sports

Mighty Sports aims 'nothing less than a championship' in Jones Cup

Jul 10, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Drawing tough early assignments, Mighty Sports vies to pull off an upset against Iran at the start of its campaign

Gilas draws with Mighty Sports in tuneup match

Jul 08, 2019 - 8:48 PM

The national team shows poise in the endgame, erasing a six-point deficit in the final minute

WORLD STAGE. June Mar Fajardo and Gilas Pilipinas are nearing the 2019 FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA


Toroman supervises Mighty Sports’ Jones Cup buildup

Jun 29, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Former Gilas Pilipinas coach Rajko Toroman returns to give another club team a boost

Mighty Sports faces uphill battle in national team-heavy Jones Cup

May 28, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The Philippine team is confident they can compete well with some of the world's best ballers in the William Jones Cup in Taiwan

UPHILL CLIMB. Mighty Sports' Joseph Yeo (left) and team manager Jessie Angchonghoo are preparing for the annual Taiwan cup tournament. Photo from release

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

Lamar Odom comeback an inspiration, says Tiu

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:28 PM

Four years after recovering from a coma, former Lakers star Lamar Odom slowly finds his groove with Mighty Sports-Philippines

Jett Manuel, Lamar Odom shine as Mighty-PH cops Dubai bronze

Feb 10, 2019 - 12:01 AM

Mighty Sports-Philippines secures a podium finish after overwhelming Homenetmen Lebanon in the battle for 3rd

REDEMPTION. Mighty Sports-Philippines earns a podium-finish this time after a woeful 1-5 stint in the 2017 edition. Photo from Mighty Sports

Al Riyadi-Lebanon eliminates Mighty Sports-PH in Dubai tilt

Feb 09, 2019 - 8:43 AM

Mighty Sports-Philippines' blistering run falls short against six-time champion Al Riyadi-Lebanon in the knockout semifinal duel

NEEXT BEST THING. Juan Gomez de Liaño (right) and Mighty Sports try to wrap up their campaign with a third-place finish. Photo from Mighty Sports

Mighty Sports-PH clinches Dubai semis berth

Feb 08, 2019 - 8:27 AM

Behind Justin Brownlee and Juan Gomez de Liaño, Mighty Sports-Philippines drubs Iraq to march to the Final Four versus Al Riyadi

TEEN SENSATION. UP standout guard Juan Gomez de Liaño pumps in 21 points in Mighty Sports-Philippines’ do-or-die quarterfinal duel. Photo from Mighty Sports

Mighty Sports-PH sweeps Dubai elims

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:59 AM

Clutch Justin Brownlee drops 27 as Mighty Sports storms back with a late 14-0 run versus Syria

UNBEATEN. Juan Gomez de Liaño and Mighty Sports-Philippines head into the knockout quarterfinal match with a 4-0 card. Photo from Mighty Sports

Tiu hopes Odom steps up to sweep Dubai eliminations

Feb 05, 2019 - 5:00 PM

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom tallies only 4 points in the Dubai tournament, so far

STEPPING UP. Lamar Odom looks to step up in Mighty Sports' bid for a playoff berth in the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship. Photo from Charles Tiu's Instagram

Mighty Sports halts late Lebanon rally for 3rd win in Dubai

Feb 04, 2019 - 2:03 PM

Justin Brownlee makes key free throws down the stretch to cap off a near-triple-double performance

SPOTLESS. Juan Gomez de Liano and Mighty Sports remain undefeated. Photo from Instagram (@mightysports_ph)