Articles from September 2010

The Asian Watch: Final Rankings

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2010 FIBA-World Championship final rankings (Asian Teams)
Date: August 28 – September 12
Host Nation: Turkey
No. of Teams: 24
Rank                       Team
16                          China
19                          Iran
20                          Lebanon
23                          Jordan

Back to back

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Team USA beat host Turkey 81-64 for the crown in the 2010 FIBA-World Championship in Istanbul last night. The Americans have now won two straight major international tournaments, with the gold medal feat in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
I was proven wrong once again. I never thought they could reach the finals of this [...]

The great escape

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In my previous post dated August 14, 2010, I made a bold prediction that Team USA would have to survive a knockout quarterfinal game via a close margin and eventually lose in the semis of the ongoing FIBA-World Championship in Turkey. It turned out to be the other way around.
In the Americans’ Round-of-8 [...]

PBA must grant SBP’s request

As reported, Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Board of Governors meeting was rescheduled to September 15 in Bangkok, Thailand. Among other things to be discussed is the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas’ (SBP) request for the inclusion of the three PBA players in the national pool. The Asian Games in Guangzhou, China is less than three months [...]

The Asian watch: Day 6

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Oh, I missed a couple of days in updating how the Asian teams fare in this world tourney. By now, we have known the cast for the Last 16. Unfortunately, only China survived and managed to make it to the next round. In the preliminaries, Iran won only once, against Tunisia. Like Iran, [...]

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