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Gilas routs Chinese Taipei,106-53; Brownlee, Sotto star

Gilas Pilipinas gained massive momentum as the squad gears up for the all-important Olympic Qualifying Tournament (OQT) in July. The kings of Asian basketball flexed their muscles with a dominant 106-53 victory against a highly touted Chinese Taipei in the first window of the 2025 FIBA Asia Cup qualifiers, Sunday night at the PhilSports Arena....


Kai Sotto dominates as Gilas crushes Hong Kong

Gilas Pilipinas ushered in their new era in spectacular fashion. In the team’s first FIBA-sanctioned game with coach Tim Cone at the helm, the Philippines overwhelmed Hong Kong, 94-64, to kick-start their campaign in the first window of the 2025 Asia Cup qualifiers at Tsuen Wan Stadium in Hong Kong on Thursday night. Playing without...


The Philippines at the 19th Asiad: highs and lows

With the close of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, on Oct. 8, the Philippines can take solace in the fact that with four gold medals, it has at least matched its harvest in the 2018 edition of the quadrennial tournament held in Jakarta, Indonesia. With 4 gold, 2 silver, and 12 bronze medals,...


Calm before the storm, no panic for coach Cone

Gilas Pilipinas may have been confronted by major issues these past few weeks, but there was a distinct calm on Sept. 14 at Philsports Arena in Pasig City, where the team engaged in a late-afternoon practice session open to the public. Newly named Gilas head coach Tim Cone did not seem fazed that he has...


Luckless Gilas Pilipinas moves to salvage World Cup ranking

Before their Aug. 29 match at Smart-Araneta Coliseum versus the Azzurri of Italy, Gilas Pilipinas had the daunting task of drawing up a game plan that would not only beat the Italians but also be ahead by at least 12 points. It looked achievable considering that the Azzurri were awful at the 3-point arc in...


Gilas’ redemption and 6 more golds for the Philippines in Phnom Penh

Not even the record-setting jump of Olympian and world No. 3 EJ Obiena—who bagged his third consecutive Southeast Asian Games pole vault gold medal—could have softened the blow. Neither could the record-smashing performances of Elreen Ando and Vanessa Sarno that earned them gold medals in their respective weightlifting events. Even gymnastics star Carlos Yulo’s medal...