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Guiao gives missing Gilas stars benefit of the doubt

Aug 19, 2019 - 11:23 PM

However, Yeng Guiao cautions that with the FIBA World Cup nearing, June Mar Fajardo, Roger Pogoy, and Troy Rosario need to show up soon

CRUCIAL PART. June Mar Fajardo is expected to play a key role for Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA

Erram, Wright day-to-day for Gilas due to injuries

Aug 19, 2019 - 10:04 PM

Poy Erram and Matthew Wright will undergo tests to determine their exact injuries

BAD LANDING. Poy Erram suffers a right ankle sprain. Photo from FIBA

76ers' Bolden pulls out of Australia World Cup campaign

Aug 19, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Jonah Bolden adds to the list of NBA players who will not be playing for Australia after Ben Simmons decided to skip the FIBA World Cup

BIG LOSS. Jonah Bolden cites 'personal reasons' for his decision to pull out from the FIBA World Cup. Photo from Twitter/@JonahBolden43

In or out of FIBA World Cup roster, Bolick to give all to Gilas

Aug 18, 2019 - 6:43 PM

Robert Bolick says the experience alone of being called up by Gilas Pilipinas has helped him in his career

YOUNG GUN. Robert Bolick is vying for the last couple of spots in the final Gilas Pilipinas lineup for the FIBA World Cup. Photo from Facebook/OneSportsHDPH

Missing NBA stars spark Australia consumer watchdog probe

Aug 18, 2019 - 11:08 AM

Fans want their money back following a series of NBA superstar withdrawals in Team USA's pre-World Cup exhibition games in Australia

LEAN LINEUP. Lakers star Kyle Kuzma (right) is one of the 13 players remaining in the USA pool as several young guns like Marvin Bagley (left) have also pulled out. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Fox leaves Team USA before pre-World Cup Australia trip

Aug 18, 2019 - 9:58 AM

The US team of NBA standouts loses one more player heading into the final stretch of its FIBA World Cup prep

OUT. De'Aaron Fox (left) drops out of the US team after seeing action in several exhibition games. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Mitchell, Walker lead USA over Spain in World Cup warm-up

Aug 17, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Team USA's NBA players overpower the Spain squad bannered by Marc Gasol and Ricky Rubio in their World Cup prep

BUILDUP. Team USA's Donovan Mitchell shoots a jumper against Spain's Victor Claver and Ricky Rubio during an exhibition game in Anaheim, California. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Guiao relieved PBA Finals over as missing stars return to Gilas

Aug 17, 2019 - 2:56 PM

Gilas Pilipinas welcomes back June Mar Fajardo, Roger Pogoy, and Troy Rosario, who have been away from the national team for two weeks

UP A NOTCH. June Mar Fajardo and Gilas Pilipinas ramp up their buildup with less than two weeks before the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA

Houston's Tucker leaves USA squad with ankle sprain

Aug 17, 2019 - 1:50 PM

Just days after injured Raptors guard Kyle Lowry withdrew from the US team, Rockets forward PJ Tucker also suffers a sprain in practice

Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Gilas Pilipinas to sport new kits in FIBA World Cup

Aug 15, 2019 - 11:01 AM

There will be home and away versions of the jersey that the Philippines will don in Group D against Serbia, Italy, and Angola

NEW KITS. Gilas Pilipinas' new uniform has a simple and straightforward look. Photo from Nike

Raptors’ Lowry withdraws from US World Cup team

Aug 13, 2019 - 10:41 AM

Kyle Lowry sits out of the FIBA World Cup as he continues to recover from his left thumb surgery

RECOVERY. Kyle Lowry supports the US FIBA World Cup team from home. File photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: FIBA legends relive World Cup memories

Aug 12, 2019 - 11:42 PM

Pau Gasol, Alonzo Mourning, and Toni Kukoc go down memory lane to talk about representing their respective nations in the world stage

DOMINANT FORCE. Pau Gasol is one of, if not the greatest Spanish basketball player. File photo by Petras Malukas/Getty Images

WATCH: Foshan to be Gilas' first stop in FIBA World Cup

Aug 12, 2019 - 4:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will face Italy, Serbia, and Angola in Foshan – one of the 8 cities in China that will host the FIBA World Cup

TALL ORDER. Gilas Pilipinas faces a daunting task of advancing to the second round against formidable opponents in Group D. Photo from FIBA

Laure leads 5 Filipinos in NBA-FIBA camp

Aug 11, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Standouts from the national youth team and Jr NBA get to represent the Philippines in the Basketball Without Borders Asia

REPRESENT. Echo Laure and 4 other young Filipinos head to to Japan to join other campers from 18 countries. Photo from Laure's Facebook account

Bolick 'in the running' for Gilas spot in FIBA World Cup after Spain exploits

Aug 11, 2019 - 5:12 PM

Yeng Guiao says Robert Bolick gave Gilas Pilipinas a 'good problem' after carrying the scoring cudgels in the last two friendlies against Congo and Ivory Coast

SURPRISE PACKAGE. Robert Bolick proves he deserves his spot in Gilas Pilipinas' 19-man pool for the FIBA World Cup. Photo from Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas' Facebook page

Team USA tinkers with World Cup roster anew

Aug 11, 2019 - 8:49 AM

Playing minus its superstars, the US squad of NBA players adds Sacramento's Marvin Bagley and San Antonio's Derrick White

LEVEL UP. Marvin Bagley (left), initially lined up for the younger Select Team, gets picked to join Kyle Kuzma and the US World Cup team. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Gilas wraps up Spain camp with win over Ivory Coast

Aug 11, 2019 - 7:42 AM

Andray Blatche and Robert Bolick show the way anew as the Philippines wins 3 of its 4 friendly matches in Guadalajara and Malaga

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Andray Blatche controls the paint for Gilas Pilipinas against Ivory Coast. Photo from Facebook/OneSportsHDPH

Celtics' Tatum shines as USA steps up World Cup prep

Aug 10, 2019 - 1:34 PM

Coach Gregg Popovich gets a good look of what remained of Team USA following the pull out of several NBA superstars

STANDOUT. Jayson Tatum (right) leads Team USA against Pat Connaughton and the USA men's select team in an exhibition game. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Bolick on fire but Gilas succumbs to Congo in Spain

Aug 10, 2019 - 8:43 AM

Gilas Pilipinas misses a chance to face Spain's powerhouse national team of NBA players following a loss to Congo in the Torneo de Malaga

YOUNG GUN. Robert Bolick proves he belongs in the national team. Photo from Facebook/OneSportsHDPH

Norwood a game-time decision for Gilas vs Congo in Spain

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:13 PM

Gabe Norwood continues to nurse a mild groin injury that sidelined him in a friendly match against Ivory Coast

UNCERTAIN. Gabe Norwood may miss another game for Gilas Pilipinas in Spain. Photo from FIBA

Injured Lowry, Smart to miss Team USA scrimmage

Aug 09, 2019 - 11:41 AM

After several NBA superstars begged off, the US squad also needs to do without Kyle Lowry and Marcus Smart in the team buildup for the 2019 FIBA World Cup

SIDELINED. Kyle Lowry is nursing a thumb injury. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Gilas turns back Ivory Coast to stay unbeaten in Spain camp

Aug 08, 2019 - 7:43 AM

Gilas Pilipinas erases Ivory Coast's double-digit lead to go 2-of-2 in its practice games in Guadalajara

CONTRIBUTOR. CJ Perez finishes in double figures for Gilas Pilipinas against Ivory Coast. Photo from Facebook/OneSportsHDPH

Gilas crushes Congo behind Blatche, Aguilar in Spain camp

Aug 07, 2019 - 8:16 AM

Gilas Pilipinas takes Congo to school, virtually securing the victory even with a quarter to spare

TOO HOT. Andray Blatche carries the scoring cudgels for Gilas Pilipinas. Photo from Facebook/OneSportsHDPH

WATCH: Joy of playing for Gilas never gets old for Norwood

Aug 06, 2019 - 8:47 PM

Gabe Norwood's love for basketball has only grown deeper since he became a part of Gilas Pilipinas more than a decade ago

OLD RELIABLE. Gabe Norwood will look to provide his leadership and experience for Gilas Pilipinas in his second FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA

Duterte says Gilas Pilipinas will surely lose to Italy in FIBA World Cup 2019

Aug 06, 2019 - 7:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte plans to watch the FIBA World Cup in China this August, in the company of Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech after leading the Mindanao-wide turnover and distribution of Certificates of Land Ownership Award (CLOAs) to the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) at the Davao City Recreation Center on August 2, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LOOK: Gilas jumpstarts training camp in Spain

Aug 05, 2019 - 9:36 PM

Gilas Pilipinas immediately buckles down to work by conducting practice in Guadalajara

KEY COG. Andray Blatche will be crucial for Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup. Photo from SBP-CignalTV

Almazan sad to miss Gilas camp in Spain

Aug 05, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Raymond Almazan is among the 8 players who miss the Gilas Pilipinas trip that's a part of its buildup for the FIBA World Cup

GOOD LUCK. Raymond Almazan hopes for the best for Gilas Pilipinas in Spain. Photo from FIBA

NBA forward Randle leaves USA World Cup squad

Aug 04, 2019 - 12:59 PM

Julius Randle, who recently joined the Knicks after a stellar stint with the Pelicans, becomes the latest NBA player to beg off from Team USA in the FIBA World Cup

OUT. Julius Randle joins the growing list of NBA players skipping the World Cup. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Ravena to sit out Gilas' tuneup games in Spain training camp

Aug 04, 2019 - 9:03 AM

Counting down the final days of his FIBA suspension, Kiefer Ravena won’t see action in friendly matches but plans to stay in lethal form before the World Cup kicks off

GRINDING IT OUT. Kiefer Ravena won't be playing but says he has plenty of work to do in Spain. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas to miss almost half of 19-man pool for Spain camp

Aug 03, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Only 11 players get to join the European trip where Gilas Pilipinas will compete in a pocket tournament

CRUNCH TIME. Andray Blatche and Gilas Pilipinas ramp up their preparations for the FIBA World Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas ramps up FIBA World Cup buildup with Spain tourney

Aug 02, 2019 - 2:58 PM

The Philippines gets to play Ivory Coast and Congo and may have a chance to lock horns with powerhouse Spain

DRAWING CLOSER. Gilas Pilipinas enters the homestretch of its preparations for the FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA

U.S. hoops World Cup team loses Drummond and Harrell

Aug 02, 2019 - 10:55 AM

The pullouts from Team USA continue as Pistons center Andre Drummond and Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell beg off from the 2019 FIBA World Cup

OUT. Andre Drummond adds to the growing list of NBA players skipping World Cup action. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images North America/AFP

ATHLETE'S CORNER: Kiefer Ravena on redemption after suspension

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Away from basketball for more than a year, Kiefer Ravena reflects on his journey after a life-changing ban

JUST THE BEGINNING. Kiefer Ravena plans to surprise everyone who counted him out during his ordeal. Rappler screenshot

Gilas not giving up FIBA World Cup hope for injured Lassiter

Jul 26, 2019 - 7:37 PM

Marcio Lassiter is expected to be sidelined for at least 6 weeks and he could miss the first round of the global hoops showdown

GUNNER OUT. Gilas Pilipinas will obviously miss the outside sniping Marcio Lassiter has been known for. Photo from FIBA

As NBA stars bail out, USA World Cup squad taps newcomers

Jul 26, 2019 - 10:29 AM

Thaddeus Young, Julius Randle, and Mason Plumlee are among the new players added to the US roster vying to defend its crown in the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China

FIRST-TIMER. Denver Nuggets center-forward Mason Plumlee debuts for Team USA. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images/AFP

Love's labor lost as 9th US NBA player shuns FIBA World Cup

Jul 25, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Opting to focus on the upcoming season, NBA star players have rejected the call to suit up for Team USA in the 2019 Basketball World Cup in China

NO LOVE. Cavs star Kevin Love has played a key role in the US’ title romp in previous World Cup and Olympic editions. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Guiao seeks 'better conditioning' for Blatche, 'better chemistry' for Gilas

Jul 23, 2019 - 12:07 AM

The national team has more than a month left to ramp things up for the global hoops showdown

KEY PIECE. Andray Blatche will be crucial for Gilas Pilipinas in his second straight FIBA World Cup. Photo from FIBA

Harden to skip 2019 FIBA World Cup

Jul 20, 2019 - 11:16 AM

Begging off from Team USA, James Harden wants to focus on the new-look Rockets that also now banner Russell Westbrook

TWO STARS OUT. James Harden’s announcement comes just days after Anthony Davis also decides to skip Team USA’s World Cup campaign. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers star Simmons out of Aussie World Cup bid

Jul 17, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Ben Simmons says it's a 'difficult decision' to skip playing for Australia in the 2019 FIBA World Cup

NEW CAMPAIGN. Ben Simmon decides to focus on the Sixers’ NBA run next season. Photo from NBA

Blatche, Ravena, Clarkson lead Gilas 19-man pool for FIBA World Cup

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:40 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will have plenty of talented players to choose from to form a formidable 12-man lineup for the global hoops showdown

BACK-TO-BACK. Andray Blatche could see action in his second straight FIBA World Cup. File photo from FIBA

Clarkson included in Gilas pool for FIBA World Cup

Jul 15, 2019 - 8:51 PM

Gilas Pilipinas eyes to have Filipino-American NBA player Jordan Clarkson play as a local, but if not, he may serve as a backup to naturalized player Andray Blatche

ANOTHER LEVEL. Jordan Clarkson could be a difference-maker for the Philippines in the FIBA World Cup. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Blatche back as Gilas boosts buildup for FIBA World Cup

Jul 15, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Andray Blatche buckles down to work with the Philippine team with less than two months to go before the 2019 FIBA World Cup begins

DRAY BACK. Andray Blatche returns to Gilas Pilipinas. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

Toroman on Gilas chances in FIBA World Cup: 'Everything is possible'

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Rajko Toroman says the Philippines has grown to a 'powerful basketball country now in Asia' since the last time he called the shots for the national team

BELIEVER. Rajko Toroman sees Gilas Pilipinas pulling off surprises in the FIBA World Cup. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler

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

Kai Sotto finishes as top U19 blocker, Dave Ildefonso 9th in scoring

Jul 08, 2019 - 7:55 PM

Filipino youngsters prove they can go toe-to-toe with the best the world has to offer

WUNDERKIND. Kai Sotto puts in the work on the defensive end in the FIBA U19 World Cup. Photo from FIBA

Gilas Youth absorbs heartbreaking loss to Kiwis, settles for 14th

Jul 07, 2019 - 8:25 PM

The breaks of the game didn't go the Philippines' way as the young Filipinos end their U19 World Cup campaign with a painful loss to New Zealand

Photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs New Zealand – FIBA U19 World Cup 2019 Classification Stage

Jul 07, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates as Gilas Pilipinas Youth tries to wrap up its World Cup campaign on a high note against New Zealand

Gilas Youth conquers China for breakthrough U19 World Cup win

Jul 06, 2019 - 6:55 PM

After scoring its first triumph over China, the Philippines goes for a best possible finish of 13th place

STEPPING UP. Carl Tamayo and Gilas Pilipinas Youth prove their mettle this time. File photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs China – FIBA U19 World Cup 2019 Classification Stage

Jul 06, 2019 - 12:06 PM

Bookmark this page for live updates as Gilas Pilipinas Youth vies for a breakthrough win versus China on Saturday, July 6

Australia pummels free-falling Gilas Youth in U19 World Cup

Jul 05, 2019 - 11:27 PM

A World Cup victory remains elusive as the Philippines gets mauled by Australia at the start of the classification phase

ONE-SIDED. Australia overwhelms Dalph Panopio and the Gilas Pilipinas Youth Team right from the get-go. Photo from FIBA