Olympic dream shattered as Gilas falters against Dominican Republic

07/02/2021

The Gilas Pilipinas’ Olympic dream got shattered with a 67-94 loss to the Dominican Republic in the Fiba (International Basketball Federation) Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade on Friday morning, July 2, 2021, (Philippine time). The Philippines were…

‘E-Gilas’ Five a ‘Dream Team’ in Fiba Esports Open

Louie Greg A. Rivera 06/18/2020

In this basketball game, height won’t be a problem for Filipinos. When the dribblers of Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ (SBP) “E-Gilas” squad take the court in the Fiba Esports Open on June 19, they won’t be physical…

Fiba moves 3×3 Olympic qualifiers to 2021

Bong Lozada 05/21/2020

MANILA, Philippines—With the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics to 2021, Fiba has also decided to move the 3×3 Basketball Olympic Qualifying Tournaments to next year. Fiba announced that it is pushing through with the 3×3 OQTs before…

Gasol gets historic double, Spain dominates Argentina for Fiba World Cup gold

09/16/2019

BEIJING — Spain has captured its second World Cup championship, defeating Argentina, 95-75, on Sunday, September 15, 2019, to give Marc Gasol a rare double-title year. Tournament MVP Ricky Rubio scored 20 points and Sergio Llull added…

USA opens Fiba World Cup quest, undaunted by doubters

AP 09/01/2019

SHANGHAI — Kemba Walker sees an irony in the notion that USA Basketball is vulnerable going into the World Cup. It might be new for the U.S. program. It isn’t that new for these U.S. players. The…

2019 Fiba Basketball World Cup Previews

08/29/2019

SHANGHAI — It is gold or bust for U.S. as the two-time defending World Cup champions try to become the first nation to win three straight. Serbia, Spain and Greece are among the top teams that won’t…

Chooks-to-Go 3×3 second conference to open in Cebu

JONAS PANERIO 04/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Queen City of the South is all set to host the opening of the second conference of the Chooks-to-Go 3×3 on June 1 at the SM Seaside City Cebu. Coming off the…

Blatche says Cebuano Fajardo was ‘game changer’ in crucial victory over Kazakhstan

Inquirer.net, JONAS PANERIO 02/26/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines — Andray Blatche was undoubtedly the key player in the Gilas Pilipinas’ 93-75 demolition of Kazakhstan in the Asian qualifiers for the World Cup last Sunday. The naturalized player completed an effort to…

Fiba World Cup Qualifiers: Gilas Pilipinas routs Qatar to snap two-game skid

Inquirer.net 02/22/2019

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippines kept its flickering Fiba World Cup bid hopes alive after demolishing Qatar, 84-46 in the sixth window of Asian Qualifiers early Friday at Al-Gharafa Sports Club Multi-Purpose Hall in Doha. Gilas Pilpinas improved to…

Cebuano Pogoy is battle ready for Gilas   

JONAS PANERIO 02/14/2019

  Cebu City, Philippines – Cebuano wingman Roger Ray Pogoy is preparing as best as he can for the daunting mission that lies ahead for Team Philippines in the sixth window of the 2019 Fiba World Cup…

After breaking Fiba 3×3 record, Mascariñas says ‘We’re not done yet’

JONAS PANERIO 01/12/2019

  Minglanilla, Cebu – One record down, one more to go. This was asserted by Chooks-to-Go President Ronald Mascariñas after the smashing success of the first day of the 3×3 basketball festival of Chooks-to-Go and the Samahang…

Fajardo, Slaughter in PH pool for Fiba tilt

Jonas Rey N. Panerio 11/06/2018

Two Cebuanos were named to the 20-man pool, which the team for the upcoming Fiba Basketball World Cup window will be selected from. The two Cebuano giants, reigning PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo of San Miguel and…

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