Spain 2014 - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Spain 2014


The Top 10 Basketball Stories of 2014

Jan 01, 2015 - 8:57 PM

Columnist Enzo Flojo looks back at some of the most compelling basketball related stories of 2014

Most unforgettable Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2014

Dec 14, 2014 - 7:14 PM

These are moments you will never get tired of reliving These Gilas Pilipinas moments of 2014 are ones you ll never forget

France claims first FIBA World Cup podium finish

Sep 14, 2014 - 2:45 AM

France bags bronze in the FIBA World Cup their best finish in the tournament after winning the battle for third against Lithuania

BRONZE BATUM. Nicolas Batum drops 27 points as France claims bronze in the 2014 FIBA World Cup with a win against Lithuania. Photo from

Can anyone slow down United States, Spain in FIBA World Cup?

Sep 09, 2014 - 12:28 PM

The two most dominant teams in the FIBA World Cup are on a collision course for a massive showdown But they must overcome dangerous opponents first

Gilas Pilipinas defeats Senegal in FIBA World Cup

Sep 04, 2014 - 10:21 PM

Gilas Pilipinas defeats Senegal in overtime to give the country its first victory at the FIBA World Cup in 40 years

FINALLY. June Mar Fajardo gives Gilas teammate Marc Pingris a piggyback ride after Gilas Pilipinas defeated Senegal. Photo from

Netizens cheer for Gilas Pilipinas after World Cup elimination

Sep 04, 2014 - 1:21 AM

Despite the loss netizens acknowledged the sacrifice and the gallant stand that team showed as they battle some of the world s best basketball teams

Gilas Pilipinas' local players have come to fight

Sep 01, 2014 - 6:47 PM

Against Greece the Kraken was unleashed and the Pinoy Sakuragi left his heart on the floor as Gilas local players made their stand against the hoops juggernauts

KRAKEN UNLEASHED. June Mar Fajardo finally broke out as a player to be feared in international hoops against Greece. Photo from FIBA

HIGHLIGHTS: Gilas Pilipinas vs Greece

Aug 31, 2014 - 8:02 PM

Live updates on the FIBA World Cup round 1 game between Gilas Pilipinas and Greece

WATCH: The best of Gilas Pilipinas VS Croatia

Aug 31, 2014 - 5:13 PM

Gilas Pilipinas embodied once again what it really means to play with heart Relive the moments from their first game against Croatia

PROUD. Andray Blatche of Gilas Pilipinas helped the Philippines to a proud and impressive opening game performance despite the loss. Photo from FIBA

Recalling Gilas Pilipinas’ FIBA Asia journey

Aug 29, 2014 - 5:18 AM

Remember the long but fulfilling battles the Philippines overcame to make it to the grandest stage in basketball

PINOY PRIDE. Gilas Pilipinas celebrates after breaking the Korean Curse in the FIBA Asia Championship in 2013. Photo by FIBA Asia / Milad Payami

FIBA World Cup 101: A guide to the spectacle in Spain

Aug 27, 2014 - 5:40 AM

Prepare for the FIBA World Cup in Spain by reading everything you d need to know about the teams tournament format and key matchups

Derrick Rose, seen during Team USA's gold medal winning performance against Russia in 2010, will make his return from injury in the 2014 World Cup. Photo by Georgi Licovski/EPA

Did Durant quit Team USA due to fatigue, or something else?

Aug 25, 2014 - 3:53 PM

Was Durant s heavy workload the primary reason for his withdrawal from the FIBA World Cup or is advice from his new advisers to blame?

Kevin Durant averaged nearly 5 more points a game than the second place scorer in the NBA last year but won't score a single point in this coming FIBA World Cup. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Paying a steep price, fans feel robbed at Last Home Stand

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:00 AM

If there s one thing we learned from the Last Home Stand it s that hell truly hath no fury like Filipino basketball fans scorned

MIC'D UP. The NBA stars come out not with matching jerseys but with matching mics - already a hint that they won't play a game. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

US NBA stars book 4 World Cup tuneups

Apr 10, 2014 - 3:36 PM

Team USA is gearing up for the FIBA World Cup in Spain with a series of training sessions and exhibition games

GEARING UP. Team USA, whose lineup could include NBA stars LeBron James (L) and Kevin Durant, is already mapping out its build-up for the FIBA World Cup in Spain. File photo by Larry Smith/EPA

Naturalization for NBA vets McGee, Blatche sought to boost Gilas

Feb 06, 2014 - 5:16 PM

The Senate sports committee chair seeks the naturalization of Brooklyn Nets Andray Blatche and Denver Nuggets JaVale McGee to reinforce Gilas Pilipinas

GILAS BOUND? NBA players Andray Blatche (left) and Javale Mcgee (right) are being proposed for naturalization to boost the Philippines' chances at the FIBA World Cup. Photo by Donn Emmert and Ethan Miller/Getty/AFP

Chot Reyes on FIBA Group B: 'It is a tough group'

Feb 04, 2014 - 6:12 PM

Chot Reyes acknowledges the tough task ahead of Gilas Pilipinas in the FIBA World Cup as the Philippines is drawn to a group with Argentina Croatia Senegal Greece and Puerto Rico

'TOUGH GROUP.' The Philippines won't have it easy as Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes says Group B is a tough group to be in. Screengrab from FIBA's YouTube interview

Gilas Pilipinas lands in Group B of FIBA draw

Feb 04, 2014 - 3:00 AM

The Philippines lands in Group B in the FIBA World Cup

GROUP B. The Philippines has officially been drawn to Group B in the FIBA World Cup. File photo from Smart-Gilas Pilipinas official Facebook page

FIBA, Molten unveil official ball for World Cup in Spain

Feb 01, 2014 - 12:36 AM

For the first time a custom designed basketball will be used for the FIBA World Cup in Spain this year

OFFICIAL BALL. The International Basketball Federation or FIBA has unveiled its official ball to be used in this year's FIBA World Cup in Spain. Photo from