Gilas Pilipinas fell into a highly competitive Fiba World Cup bracket, prompting coach Yeng Guiao to describe the national team as “the overwhelming underdogs.”
Gilas Pilipinas will have some fierce competition as it was grouped with European powerhouses and a perrennial AfroBasket champion in the group stage of the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China.
Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for verbal abuse of referees and not promptly leaving the court after an ejection, the league announced.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo was left on the sidelines again as expected by Portugal coach Fernando Santos who named his squad Thursday for Nations League games against Italy and Poland.
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has been hired to lead the Philippines' football team following the surprise departure of Three Lions football great Terry Butcher earlier this year.
A formidable Philippine team will leave on Sunday to compete in the International Canoe Federation Dragon Boat World Championships scheduled on September 13 to 16 in Atlanta, Georgia.
Lionel Messi has admitted he was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo's decision to leave Real Madrid and join Juventus.
Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo's oldest son has started training with the Juventus youth academy's Under-9 team, according to media reports in Italy.