Palace lauds Gilas Pilipinas for win vs. Japan, hopes for best at finals

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Saturday congratulated Gilas Pilipinas for its victory against Japan, a feat that set up a finals duel for the Philippine team against host China in the FIBA Asia Championship. “Congratulations once again to Gilas Pilipinas for putting...

Disaster strikes as Palestine shocks Gilas Pilipinas to open FIBA Asia

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Philippine national men’s basketball team opened the 2015 FIBA Asia Championship on a losing note, dropping a stunning 75-73 result to Palestine on Wednesday in Changsha, China. Jamal Abu-Shamala led Palestine with 26 points, including two big...

PHL lures NBA veteran for World Cup

MANILA (AFP) – The Philippines is planning to fast-track citizenship for American NBA veteran Andray Blatche in a bid to give its national team much-needed extra height and class at this year’s World Cup. The Philippine Senate on Monday passed a bill to grant citizenship to the...