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Jones Cup canceled amid coronavirus pandemic

Jul 03, 2020 - 7:44 PM

The Philippines ruled the previous Jones Cup as Mighty Sports swept the tournament

UNBEATEN. Renaldo Balkman and Mighty Sports secured the Philippines its sixth Jones Cup title last year with a sweep. Photo release

Mighty Sports completes Jones Cup sweep for 2nd club title

Jul 21, 2019 - 7:20 PM

It's mission accomplished for Mighty Sports as the Philippine club pulls off a perfect 8-0 championship romp

THROWBACK. Former PBA player Joseph Yeo caps his Jones Cup stint with another stellar outing. Photo from SBP-Cignal

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei White - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 21, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Bookmark this page for updates as Mighty Sports-Philippines tries to clear one last hurdle in Chinese Taipei White to complete a perfect title romp on Sunday, July 21

Virtual champ: Mighty bags Jones Cup title with Taipei rout

Jul 20, 2019 - 9:31 PM

Mighty Sports-Philippines stays unbeaten in 7 games to virtually clinch the 41st Jones Cup crown

Photo from SBP-Cignal

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Chinese Taipei Blue - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:29 PM

Bookmark this page for updates as Mighty Sports-Philippines tries to virtually clinch the crown against Chinese Taipei Blue on Saturday, July 20

Mighty blasts Indonesia, cruises to 6th straight Jones Cup win

Jul 19, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Joseph Yeo makes the most of an expanded role as Mighty Sports-Philippines moves within a win of the Jones Cup title

MAJOR IMPACT. Joseph Yeo sizzles from beyond the arc to help Mighty Sports-Philippines stay undefeated. Photo from SBP-Cignal

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Indonesia - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 18, 2019 - 3:52 PM

Bookmark this page for updates as Mighty Sports-Philippines tries to keep its perfect run going versus Indonesia on Friday, July 19

With sweep in sight, aching Mighty Sports looks to recharge

Jul 17, 2019 - 5:36 PM

After playing for 5 straight days, Mighty Sports-Philippines hopes to make the most out of its two-day break

ON TRACK. Eugene Phelps and Mighty Sports need to win at least two of its next 3 games to secure the crown. Photo release

Mighty Sports survives gutsy Korea to take Jones Cup pole position

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:45 PM

Might Sports cruises to a perfect 5-0 record in the 2019 Jones Cup

PERFECT. Hamady N’Diaye throws down a dunk as Mighty Sports remains undefeated in the 2019 Jones Cup tournament. Photo by Cignal-SBP

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs South Korea - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 16, 2019 - 12:02 AM

Mighty Sports and the South Korean national team stake their unbeaten records against each other on Tuesday, July 16

Fil-Am Gray erupts as Mighty Sports schools Canada in Jones Cup

Jul 15, 2019 - 6:05 PM

Jeremiah Gray catches fire from downtown to keep Mighty Sports undefeated in 4 games

HOT HAND. Jeremiah Gray finds his range from downtown for Mighty Sports. Photo from Cignal-SBP

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Canada - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 14, 2019 - 8:32 PM

Bookmark this page for updates on Mighty Sports-Philippines' bid to stay undefeated versus Canada on Monday, July 15

Mighty Sports annihilates Japan, remains unbeaten in Jones Cup

Jul 14, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Birthday boy Renaldo Balkman and Eugene Phelps team up for 46 points as Mighty Sports-Philippines dumps Japan to cruise to a third straight win

Photo from Cignal-One Sports

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Japan - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 13, 2019 - 8:16 PM

Bookmark this page as Mighty Sports-Philippines takes on a fellow unbeaten squad in Japan on Sunday, July 14

Mighty Sports continues dominant Jones Cup run with Jordan rout

Jul 13, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Former PBA imports Eugene Phelps and Renaldo Balkman take charge as Mighty Sports-Philippines roll past the Jordanian national team

STARTING STRONG. Roosevelt Adams and Mighty Sports overwhelm Jordan to cruise to a 2-0 start. Photo from Cignal-SBP

Chasing happiness: Gab Banal proves PBA not end-all, be-all

Jul 13, 2019 - 12:09 PM

For journeyman Gab Banal, his long list of duties is enough proof that hoop dreams don’t begin and end with the big league

NOTHING TO PROVE. Gab Banal says his basketball experience has been ‘very rich.’ Photo from PBA Images

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Jordan - Jones Cup 2019

Jul 12, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Bookmark this page as Mighty Sports-Philippines vies for a 2-0 start versus Jordan on Saturday, July 13

Mighty Sports blows out Iran U23 in rousing Jones Cup debut

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:49 PM

Led by former PBA import Eugene Phelps and Fil-Am Jeremiah Gray, Mighty Sports-Philippines drubs Iran by 26 points

CRUISING. Mighty's Fil-Am guard Jeremiah Gray scoots past Iran's Amirhossein Azari. Photo from Cignal-SBP

Jones Cup: Mighty Sports faces dangerous Iran

Jul 11, 2019 - 5:22 PM

Mighty Sports shoots for a winning start against Iran in the Taiwan tournament

KEY COG. Mighty Sports expects Roosevelt Adams to play a key role again in its campaign. File photo from Mighty Sports

Mighty Sports aims 'nothing less than a championship' in Jones Cup

Jul 10, 2019 - 3:09 PM

Drawing tough early assignments, Mighty Sports vies to pull off an upset against Iran at the start of its campaign

Toroman supervises Mighty Sports’ Jones Cup buildup

Jun 29, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Former Gilas Pilipinas coach Rajko Toroman returns to give another club team a boost

Mighty Sports faces uphill battle in national team-heavy Jones Cup

May 28, 2019 - 7:10 PM

The Philippine team is confident they can compete well with some of the world's best ballers in the William Jones Cup in Taiwan

UPHILL CLIMB. Mighty Sports' Joseph Yeo (left) and team manager Jessie Angchonghoo are preparing for the annual Taiwan cup tournament. Photo from release

No Gilas in Jones Cup, Mighty Sports to represent PH

May 22, 2019 - 4:04 PM

Coach Charles Tiu expects a tougher Jones Cup run for the Mighty Sports team bannered by Fil-Am Jason Brickman, Jason Gray, and Roosevelt Adams

Rappler Talk Sports: Ateneo Blue Eagles on 2018 Jones Cup campaign

Jul 27, 2018 - 11:01 AM

Thirdy Ravena, Matt Nieto and Isaac Go drop by the Rappler office to talk about their surprise run in the international club tournament

Blue Eagles dedicate Jones Cup run to injured rookie SJ Belangel

Jul 24, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Belangel undergoes a successful surgery as his teammates were in Taiwan

SIDELINED. SJ Belangel suffered from an orbital bone fracture in Ateneo's final game against Adamson in the Smart Breakdown Basketball Invitational. Photo from Twitter (@sjbelangel)

Cool heads Matt Nieto, Thirdy Ravena get thumbs-up, cash bonus

Jul 24, 2018 - 6:13 PM

For exceeding expectations and being class acts during the Jones Cup, Ravena and Nieto share P100,000 bonus


Iran kicks Ateneo-PH out of Jones Cup podium

Jul 22, 2018 - 5:12 PM

(UPDATED) The Blue Eagles bow to Iran to finish with a 5-3 record and settle for 4th place

NOTABLE RUN. Mike Nieto and the Ateneo Blue Eagles put up a decent showing in the international club tournament. Photo by Glen Lopez/Fabilioh

Jones Cup: Matt Nieto game-winner sinks Chinese Taipei-Blue

Jul 21, 2018 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) The Blue Eagles stay in the running for a podium finish with a 5-2 record

GAME HERO. Matt Nieto beats the buzzer to lead Ateneo’s upset of the host team. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH-Ateneo blasts Lithuania to stay on track of podium finish

Jul 20, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The Blue Eagles streak to their 3rd straight victory for a 4-2 record in the Jones Cup

SURPRISE RUN. Thirdy Ravena and the Ateneo Blue Eagles continue to surprise in the club tournament. Photo by Glen Lopez/Fabilioh

Isaac Go explodes for 6 triples in Ateneo win vs Indonesia

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Ateneo big man knocks in 21 points on a 6-of-7 shooting from beyond the arc against Indonesia in the 2018 Jones Cup

HOTSHOT. Isaac Go and the Philippine-Ateneo Blue Eagles overwhelm Indonesia in the second half. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jones Cup: Ateneo escapes Japan to end two-game skid

Jul 18, 2018 - 7:46 PM

Angelo Kouame finishes with a huge double-double of 15 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals and two blocks while Thirdy Ravena adds 14 points and 9 boards

CONSISTENT. Matt Nieto finishes with 10 points and 5 rebounds for the Ateneo-Philippines Blue Eagles. Photo by Glen Lopez/Fabilioh

Canada denies Ateneo Blue Eagles comeback

Jul 17, 2018 - 5:16 PM

The Blue Eagles absorb their second straight loss in the 2018 William Jones Cup

HUSTLE. Thirdy Ravena explodes in the 4th quarter to help cut the deficit against Canada. Photo by Glen Lopez/Fabilioh

Ateneo Blue Eagles bow to South Korea, pick up first loss in Jones Cup

Jul 16, 2018 - 6:59 PM

The Blue Eagles fail to earn a win against rival South Korea

HEIGHT ADVANTAGE.. 6-foot-10 Rookie Angelo Kouame matches up with South Korea's towering lineup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo turns heads at Jones Cup debut, routs Chinese Taipei

Jul 15, 2018 - 7:18 PM

The Blue Eagles blast the host team by 23 points in the international club tournament

Thirdy Ravena. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Jones Cup 2018: Ateneo size a 'big issue'

Jul 12, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Ateneo coach Tab Baldwin says the 16-man squad representing the Philippines needs to learn quickly

TAIWAN-BOUND. Ateneo Blue Eagles will have a tough challenge ahead of them as they face senior national teams in the 2018 William Jones Cup.  Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Ateneo to represent PH in Jones Cup

Jul 06, 2018 - 3:38 PM

It's the first time in a long while that the Philippines will be represented by a collegiate team in the invitational tournament

Cruz, Standhardinger ready for battle in Gilas double duty

Aug 03, 2017 - 5:29 PM

Standhardinger and Cruz are wary of fatigue in the back to back tournaments but are hoping to come back with top honors in the FIBA Asia Cup and SEA Games

DOUBLE DUTY. Christian Standhardinger, coming off a stint in the Jones Cup, will also see action in the FIBA Asia Cup and SEA Games. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Gilas Pilipinas ends 2017 Jones Cup at 4th place after win over Iran

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Gilas finishes the tournament with a 6 3 record good for fourth place after winning the title last year

POSITIVE NOTE. The Philippines finishes the 2017 William Jones Cup on a positive note despite missing out on the gold medal. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iran – Jones Cup 2017

Jul 23, 2017 - 12:01 AM

Gilas Pilipinas aims to finish strong against Iran at 5 pm on Sunday July 23 in Taipei Taiwan

Gilas Pilipinas blows out winless India by 31 points

Jul 22, 2017 - 2:32 PM

UPDATED The Philippine national team knocks down 17 3 pointers with every player fielded in scoring at least two points

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs India – Jones Cup 2017

Jul 21, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Gilas Pilipinas faces a must win game against India at 1 pm on Saturday July 22 in Taipei

Gilas falls to Lithuania for third Jones Cup loss

Jul 21, 2017 - 5:05 PM

The Philippines couldn t keep up with the hot shooting Lithuanians

JONESING. Mike Myers topscored with 14 points and 7 rebounds in the Philippines' loss to Lithuania. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Lithuania – Jones Cup 2017

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

Gilas Pilipinas faces a must win game against Lithuania at 3 pm on Friday July 21 in Taipei

Gilas edges Iraq for bounce back win in Jones Cup

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:17 PM

Mike Myers produces 16 points and 16 rebounds while Kiefer Ravena and RR Pogoy add 13 and 12 points respectively

BACK ON TRACK. Gilas Pilipinas overcomes more shooting woes to get back on the winning track. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Iraq – Jones Cup 2017

Jul 19, 2017 - 9:23 PM

Gilas Pilipinas looks to recover from its second defeat of the tournament when they take on Iraq at 5 pm on Thursday July 20 in Taipei

Gilas winning streak ends after losing to South Korea in Jones Cup

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:22 PM

Gilas Pilipinas falls to 3 2 in the tournament

STREAK SNAPPED. The Philippines suffers its second loss of the tournament as their shooting touch from deep abandons them. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs South Korea – Jones Cup 2017

Jul 18, 2017 - 8:25 PM

Gilas Pilipinas will gun for its fourth straight win against South Korea at 5 pm on Wednesday July 19 in Taipei

Gilas pulls away late to down Japan in Jones Cup

Jul 18, 2017 - 2:56 PM

Gilas Pilipinas blows a close game wide open midway through the fourth for a double digit win against Japan

LATE RALLY. Gilas Pilipinas and Japan were tied at 66 entering the fourth but a 34-point explosion from the Philippine side blew the game open. File Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: Philippines vs Japan - Jones Cup 2017

Jul 17, 2017 - 6:11 PM

Gilas Pilipinas tries to extend their winning streak against Japan on Tuesday July 18 at 1 pm

Gilas fends off Chinese Taipei B to sweep hosts

Jul 17, 2017 - 5:01 PM

The Philippines picks up its second win of the 2017 William Jones Cup

DOUBLE-DOUBLE. Mike Myers puts up a double-double effort to help Gilas Pilipinas secure their second win of the 2017 William Jones Cup. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler