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Japan revs up for Gilas PH

By Nick Giongco Japan’s national basketball team is already neck-deep in training for its first FIBA qualifying game against Gilas Pilipinas on Nov. 24 at…

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, center, does his signature pose with officials of the Fédération Internationale de Basketball (FIBA) who paid a courtesy call on the President at the Manila Hotel Thursday night. Joining the President are businessman Manny V. Pangilinan, chairman emeritus of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez and Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, among others. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO | Manila Bulletin

Duterte backs PH hosting bid for 2023 World Cup

President Rodrigo Duterte, no less, welcomed the three-man FIBA Evaluation Commission upon their arrival Thursday night to inspect facilities which will be used should the…

Injured big man June Mar Fajardo beams with pride as his Gilas Pilipinas teammates celebrate their 84-68 win over Iraq in the FIBA Asia Cup Friday in Beirut, Lebanon. (FIBA picture)

PH rank drops in latest FIBA World rankings

The Philippines dropped several notches down to no. 30 in the latest FIBA World Ranking Men presented by Nike. The innovative game-based ranking factors in…

Chan Hee Park of South Korea wades into Gilas Pilipinas territory and challenges the defense of, from left, Matthew Wright, Terrence Romeo and Christian Standhandinger in the FIBA Asia Cup knockout quarterfinal game Wednesday in Beirut, Lebanon. Korea won, 118-86. ( | Manila Bulletin)

Still clueless on Korean riddle

by Jonas Terrado The reality of seeing title hopes in the FIBA Asia Cup slips away was already setting in on Gilas Pilipinas when the…