Watered-down Gilas for Asiad

first_imgJury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In the PBA Commissioner’s Cup, the Texters clash with vastly improved Columbian Friday at 4:30 p.m. for a share of the lead with idle Rain or Shine.Barangay Ginebra welcomes back the enigmatic Justin Brownlee in the 7 p.m. game when the Gin Kings slug it out with Meralco.Brownlee will replace the ineffective Charles Garcia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The Philippines had a similar setup in the 1994 edition of the Games in Hiroshima, when the core of the champion San Miguel team in the All-Filipino was reinforced by several pro standouts and amateurs Marlou Aquino and Kenneth Duremdes.The Asiad is set Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.Meanwhile, the House of Representatives will look into the rules governing the sale of dietary supplements containing substances prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency.Antipolo City Rep. Chiqui Roa-Puno has called for the congressional inquiry to prevent Filipino athletes from unintentionally consuming these products.The investigation stemmed from the 18-month suspension slapped by world governing body Fiba on Gilas Pilipinas point guard Kiefer Ravena, who was found positive for WADA-prohibited substances after a random drug test facilitated by Fiba officials on Feb. 25.ADVERTISEMENT At the same time, the Australian basketball body announced on Thursday that it will be tapping NBA standouts Thon Maker and Matthew Dellavidova of the Milwaukee Bucks for the Aussies’ Fiba Qualifying match with the Filipinos on July 2 in Manila.The Aussies manhandled the Filipinos the last time they met, 84-68, in Melbourne.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownRoger Pogoy, Terrence Romeo, Troy Rosario and Jayson Castro are the Texters who will suit up in Indonesia for a version of the Gilas team that will also be made up of members of its Cadets program.“Everybody in the (PBA) board wants to participate in the Asian Games, but they also want to be competitive (in the pro league), and they also want to meet and find solutions to the challenges,” PBA chair Ricky Vargas said. China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAndray Blatche will have another tour of duty for the Philippines, but the Gilas Pilipinas team that has made gains in the world rankings will just be a shell of that endearing five when it plays in the Asian Games in Indonesia in August.With the PBA schedule and with the Philippines also set to participate in the third window of the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers in July, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas was left to tap Blatche, four TNT KaTropa mainstays and Alaska’s Calvin Abueva in a bid to reclaim the gold medal in the games.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Porteria props Ceres with brace vs Stallion MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View commentslast_img

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