Angola sends Gilas on brink of early FIBA WC exit

Gilas Pilipinas is now in danger of missing the Last 16 phase of the FIBA World Cup after bowing to Angola, 80-70, on Sunday night in front of 12,784 fans at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City. Gilas failed to sustain a solid start as Angola turned…

Dominican Republic stuns Italy, moves closer to 2nd round

The Dominican Republic scored a huge upset in the FIBA World Cup after edging Italy, 87-82, at Smart Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City on Sunday. The Dominicans, ranked 23rd in the world, outscored the World No. 10 Italians, 31-17, to open a 69-56 lead …

PBBM witnesses record crowd at 2023 FIBA opening

President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. witnessed on Friday the record crowd at the FIBA Basketball World Cup (FBWC) opening at the Philippine Arena in Bocaue, Bulacan. According to the international basketball federation (FIBA) data, a staggering 38,115 fa…

All systems go for FIBA World Cup 2023 – NCRPO

It is all systems go for the country’s hosting of the 19th edition of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) World Cup 2023 that will be held from Aug. 25 to Sept. 10. National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Brig. Jose Melencio Nar…

Smart Araneta Coliseum all set for FIBA World Cup

Smart Araneta Coliseum is all set to host the preliminary round of the FIBA World Cup from Aug. 26 to Sept. 3. The iconic Big Dome underwent improvements to give the players and live audiences an experience like no other at the historic entertainment …

Salimova finishes 2nd at Women’s Chess World Cup

Nurgul Salimova finished second in the Women’s Chess World Cup, held in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on Monday.
In the final, the Bulgarian lost by 1.5:2.5 points to Russian Aleksandra Goryachkina.
In Monday’s rapid chess tiebreak, the Bulgarian was outp…

Gilas falls to Montenegro in friendly match

Gilas Pilipinas suffered a tough 87-102 defeat to world number 18 Montenegro in their closed-door tune-up game ahead of the FIBA World Cup on Sunday night at the PhilSports Arena in Pasig City.Montenegro banked on a strong third quarter to pummel Gila…

Bulgarian reaches Women’s Chess World Cup final

International Master Nurgyul Salimova qualified for the final of the Women’s World Chess Cup in Baku with a prize fund of USD676,250. Thus, the 20-year-old Bulgarian chess player also secured a spot in the 2024 Candidates Tournament, held to determine…