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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)

Mighty Sports holds off UAE national team, clinches Dubai quarters

Feb 03, 2019 - 1:43 AM

Justin Brownlee tallies a double-double as Mighty Sports-Philippines rolls to a second straight victory

Tiu on Mighty’s big win vs AUD: ’Not the real competition’

Feb 02, 2019 - 4:42 PM

Team Mighty Sports-Philippines thinks it’s best to tone down the hype even after a huge opening-day win

Odom-led Mighty Sports wrecks AUD to open Dubai campaign

Feb 02, 2019 - 12:54 AM

Justin Brownlee leads the way as former Lakers star Lamar Odom plays his first official game in 5 years

COMEBACK. Lamar Odom returns to basketball years after a life-threatening drug addiction that once put him in a coma. Photo from Charles Tiu's Instagram

Odom, Mighty Sports kick off bid vs unfamiliar foe

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Led by former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom, Mighty Sports-Philippines opens its Dubai campaign versus American University

BIG BOOST. With former NBA stalwart Lamar Odom at the helm, Mighty Sports looks to redeem itself from a forgettable debut two years ago. Photo from Might Sports Instagram

Odom sinks game-winner as Mighty Sports escapes Magnolia

Jan 29, 2019 - 4:32 PM

Even with the win, Mighty Sports still has a lot to improve on, according to head coach Charles Tiu

REINFORCEMENTS. Lamar Odom (left) and Justin Brownlee continue to deliver as Mighty Sports prepares for the 30th Dubai International Basketball Championship. Photo from Lamar Odom's Instagram

Odom, Mighty Sports to test mettle vs Magnolia

Jan 28, 2019 - 9:28 PM

The exhibition match will serve as preparation for Mighty Sports' campaign in the Dubai International Basketball Championship

STILL AT IT. Lamar Odom looks to improve on his individual play against the Hotshots. Photo from Instagram (@mightysports_ph)

Lamar Odom open to more Philippine playing stint

Jan 25, 2019 - 5:32 PM

'I was knocking on death's doorstep, so to just have the opportunity to play basketball is a win-win,' says former Lakers star Lamar Odom

BACK TO THE GRIND. After a dark five-year layoff, Lamar Odom continues his journey back on court by suiting up as an import for Mighty Sports. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

LOOK: Former Lakers star Lamar Odom arrives in Manila

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The two-time NBA champion is set to reinforce a Philippine club team that will see action in a Dubai basketball tournament

REINFORCEMENT. Former NBA standout Lamar Odom has been tapped to beef up Mighty Sports Philippines in an international club tilt. Photo by Jae Maryanol/Rappler

Ex-Laker Lamar Odom to reinforce PH squad in Dubai tilt

Dec 19, 2018 - 8:08 AM

The two-time NBA champion will join Mighty Sports Philippines in the Dubai Basketball Championship

NEVER STOPPING. Lamar Odom, 39, still wants to play in the BIG3 and the Chinese Basketball Association. Screengrab from Instagram (@lamarodom)

Mighty Sports PH suffers heartbreaking loss to Shanghai Sharks in Merlion Cup final

Sep 25, 2016 - 8:12 PM

The pro team representing the Philippines is dealt a blow reminiscent of what Gilas Pilipinas guard Paul Lee did to China two years ago in the FIBA Asia Cup

HEARTBREAKER. Kiefer Ravena and Mighty Sports Philippines suffer a heartbreaking defeat to the Shanghai Sharks in the Merlion Cup final. File Photo from Czeasar Dancel/Rappler

Mighty Sports-Philippines begins Merlion Cup with win over Seoul Thunders

Sep 21, 2016 - 11:17 PM

Mighty Sports Philippines rallies from a double digit deficit early to secure the win

ROAD TRIP. Al Thornton backs down Alaska Aces forward Calvin Abueva

Philippines-Mighty Sports sweeps Jones Cup to take home title

Jul 31, 2016 - 7:16 PM

The Philippine team represented by Mighty Sports blasts Chinese Taipei B to win its first Jones Cup title since 2012

SWEEP. Al Thornton and the Philippines-Mighty Sports complete a sweep of the 2016 William Jones Cup. File Photo by Josh Albelda/ Rappler

Philippines-Mighty Sports nears Jones Cup sweep after win over Egypt

Jul 30, 2016 - 6:51 PM

Philippines Mighty Sports is already assured of the crown after going 7 0

Jones Cup: Philippines-Mighty Sports out-powers Iran to remain undefeated

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Mighty Sports improves to 6 0 with two games remaining on its schedule

Jones Cup: Philippines-Mighty Sports smokes India to stay unscathed

Jul 28, 2016 - 2:56 PM

Mighty Sports goes to 5 0 after defeating India ahead of its matchup against Iran

Jones Cup: Mighty Sports crushes Japan to stay undefeated

Jul 27, 2016 - 7:26 PM

Former PBA imports lead the way in the easy win for Mighty Sports which improved to 4 0

8350 - TNT (12) Al Thornton

Mighty Sports wins Jones Cup opener over Chinese Taipei

Jul 24, 2016 - 10:21 PM

A big 3 pointer by Zach Graham helps seal the victory for Mighty Sports

UV Green Lancers sweep USJ-R to win 8th Cesafi Partner's Cup

Jun 11, 2016 - 10:29 PM

The Worthy University of the Visayas Green Lancers defeat Mighty Sports University of San Jose Recoletos Jaguars to win the pre season tournament

PRESEASON CHAMPS. The UV Green Lancers showed they were in playing form, winning the pre-season Cesafi tournament. Photo by PJ Estan/Rappler