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Kai Sotto to miss Mighty Sports' Dubai stint

Jan 21, 2020 - 9:04 PM

Mighty Sports announces that Kai Sotto is experiencing 'unresolved logistical and scheduling issues'

MISSING OUT. Kai Sotto will not see action in the Dubai International Basketball Tournament. Photo from FIBA

Blatche arrives but no Kai Sotto yet for star-studded Mighty

Jan 12, 2020 - 3:06 PM

A Mighty Sports squad bannered by Andray Blatche, Thirdy Ravena, and Kai Sotto gears up for a Dubai tilt next week

Thompson hungry for FIBA OQT success after winning NBA title

Jul 10, 2016 - 2:20 PM

Tristan Thompson wants to top off his NBA title winning year by helping Canada earn a spot in the 2016 Olympics

READY FOR MORE. Tristan Thompson is eager to bring Canada to the Olympics and experience more success after winning the NBA title last month. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Short-handed New Zealand proud of valiant stand vs Canada

Jul 10, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Though losing the chance to qualify for the Olympics New Zealand is walking away from the FIBA OQT with much to be proud of

DISAPPOINTED BUT PROUD. Though eliminated, New Zealand is still proud of how they performed in the FIBA Olympic Qualifier. Tai Webster is seen here reacting during the game against Canada. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Jayson Castro may retire from Gilas after FIBA OQT disappointment

Jul 07, 2016 - 12:29 AM

The star point guard is contemplating retirement from the national team after the Philippines crashed out of the Olympic qualifiers in the group stage

LAST GILAS STINT? Is the FIBA OQT Jayson Castro's last Gilas Pilipinas stint? Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Senegal grateful for PH fan support against Canada

Jul 07, 2016 - 12:21 AM

Filipino fans back Senegal during their clash with Canada at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

TOUGH LOSS. Senegal loses a close one to Canada, but wins the cheers of Filipino home fans. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: In France setback, Gilas' 6th man still proves memorable

Jul 06, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Fans push their lungs and vocal cords to the limit and proudly display their Gilas fandom through banners and face paint

PUSO. The Filipino fans sit beside French fans but still cheer 'puso!' and 'laban Pilipinas!' Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Philippines named one of 2016 FIBA OQT host countries

Jan 19, 2016 - 10:40 PM

The Philippines will join Italy and Serbia as host nations for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament set for July 4 to 10

OLYMPIC QUALIFIERS. The Philippines will have homecourt advantage as they try to earn a spot at the Rio 2016 basketball tournament. Photo from

Philippines likely to be named one of 3 OQT hosts - report

Jan 19, 2016 - 8:12 PM

Serbia and Italy are the other two reported favorites

Blatche-less Gilas suffers 50-point loss vs Ukraine

Aug 18, 2014 - 2:14 AM

Playing without Paul Lee and naturalized center Andray Blatche Gilas Pilipinas suffers their 3rd straight loss in the 2014 Antibes International Basketball Tournament

File photo by Josh Albelda

Gilas loses to bigger, stronger Australia in France

Aug 17, 2014 - 2:51 AM

Despite big numbers from naturalized player Andray Blatche Gilas Pilipinas suffers their second straight loss in the Antibes International Basketball Tournament

Gilas Pilipinas dropped their second straight game in France. Photo by Josh Albelda

WATCH: Japeth Aguilar posterizes Pacers center Ian Mahinmi

Aug 16, 2014 - 9:11 PM

Japeth Aguilar provided a spark for Gilas Pilipinas with a highlight reel dunk over France s Ian Mahinmi

IN YOUR FACE. Gilas Pilipinas big man Japeth Aguilar is not shy about dunking on people. Screenshot from Youtube

Gilas shows promise in loss to France in Antibes opener

Aug 16, 2014 - 6:27 AM

Gilas led the defending European champions France at halftime before falling to the superior end game of the Antibes International Basketball Tournament s host team

Gilas Pilipinas were in striking distance until the end but couldn't close the door on France. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler