2011 FIBA – Asia Championship Draw results

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Group A
Lebanon
India
Malaysia
South Korea

3rd FIBA-Asia Stankovic Cup final rankings

3rd FIBA-Asia Stankovic Cup final rankings
Date: August 7-15, 2010
Host nation: Lebanon
Rank              Team
1                   Lebanon
2                   Japan
3                   Qatar
4                   Philippines
5                   Jordan
6                   Iran
7                   Chinese-Taipei
8                   Kazakhstan
9                   Iraq
10                 Syria

32nd Jones Cup final rankings

32nd Jones Cup final rankings
Date: July 14-20, 2010
Host: Chinese-Taipei
Rank          Team
1                 I.R. Iran National Team
2                 Lebanon National Team
3                 Japan National Team
4                 Philippines National Team
5                 Chinese-Taipei National Team
6                 Chinese-Taipei University All-Stars
7                 Townsville Crocodiles (Australia)

32nd Jones Cup tidbits – Part II

Six grueling games in seven days of intense competition is over in Taipei. Here are more of my thoughts in the annual tournament in honor of Renato William Jones, one of the pillars of FIBA:

32nd Jones Cup tidbits – Part I

It’s Day 4 of the 32nd William Jones Cup in Taipei and so far we have witnessed how some of the elite teams in Asia play against each other. As of the moment of this posting, Middle Eastern powerhouse teams Iran and Lebanon are still playing. Smart Gilas-Pilipinas are taking a day off after a [...]

Benjsports.com @ 1

I started blogging online in July last year, July 10 to be exact. I wrote my first post about the various sports events on that month. I remember that I was full of excitement when I did my first post. I was nervous. And as I said before, there’s always a first time for everything. [...]

2010 FIBA – Asia Champions Cup final rankings

2010 FIBA – Asia Champions Cup final rankings
Date: May 22 – 30, 2010
Host nation: Qatar
Rank           Team
1          I.R. Iran – Mahram
2          Qatar – Al Rayyan
3          Lebanon – Al Riyadi
4          Jordan – ASU
5          Kazakhstan – Astana [...]

Changing of the ‘benches’

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We’re approaching the end of May and by this time almost all of the professional basketball leagues across Asia are done with their campaigns. All eyes are on the formation and training of the respective national teams. As the competitions get tougher, some countries have already begun to overhaul their programs starting with [...]

Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: Will it really happen?

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As of the moment, the much awaited fight between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and American Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is in the works.  In principle, both have agreed to a mega showdown on March 13, 2010. But there is still a fundamental issue to be settled, that is the venue [...]

Philippine boxing has Cebu to thank for

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I have been trying to list down Filipino boxers who are on the doorstep to stardom. Boxers who may carry the torch once Manny Pacquiao decides to hang up his gloves. My list includes Rey Bautista, Donnie Nietes, Ciso Morales, Marvin Sonsona, Brian Villoria, Bernabe Concepcion and AJ Banal. I found out that [...]

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