‘11 FA Champions Cup: A sneak peek at the London qualifiers

The ongoing 2011 Fiba-Asia (FA) Champions Cup in Manila has been giving the basketball fans a birds eye view of the upcoming FA Championship slated this September in Wuhan, China. Ten ballclubs are in contention for the most prestigious club tournament in this side of the world. Among the countries represented by these ballclubs are, [...]

Smart Gilas ruled Manila invitationals

Smart Gilas took a galant stand last Sunday to claim the championship over the World Championship-bound Jordan national team, 91-80 in the Manila friendly tournament officially known as the 2010 Smart Philippine Invitational Challenge. The four-day competition was part of the build-up of the Philippine national basketball team that will see action in this November’s [...]

Going Down Under

I understand that almost every Filipino by this time is too preoccupied with tomorrow’s ‘The Event’. We sometimes tend to overlook some other major sports events. Take the Aussie trip of the Smart Gilas, for instance. I was aware that they’re scheduled to leave Manila by March 12 as they embarked their second ‘road’ trip [...]

Onwards to Vientiane!

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The bulk of Team Pilipinas are on their way to Vientiane, Laos today for the 25th South East Asian Games. Two chartered planes are commissioned to bring the 351 strong delegation which includes athletes, coaches, managers and trainers and other team officials of the Philippines. Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) President Jose ‘Peping’ Cojuanco [...]

Star Snippets: Yeoh Ken Nee, Takashi Saito, Park Chan-ho …..

Yeoh Ken Nee will be joined by Bryan Nickson Lomas in representing Malaysia in the coming Laos SEA games beginning December 9. The tandem will compete in the 3m springboard synchronized event and expect to face stiff competition from divers from the Philippines.

Siot Tanquingcen: Shooting for the best

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Bethune Tanquingcen or more popularly known as Siot Tanquingcen is one of my favorite active coaches in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). His preparedness coming into the games as well as his passion to be the best he can be are just two of the traits I like from him.

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