Gilas taps Austin, Akhuetie for Fiba Asia Champions Cup

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next MOST READ Break new ground READ: Gilas Pilipinas joins Fiba Asia Champions Cup in ChinaThe 7-foot-1 Austin, 23, is an alumnus of Baylor University, but went undrafted in the 2014 NBA Draft after being diagnosed with Marfan syndrome.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogApart from Austin, another import in Bright Akhuetie, who is currently serving his residency after transferring from University of Perpertual Help to University of the Philippines, will also beef up the team.FILE PHOTO – Bright Akhuetie goes for a dunk. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAkhuetie averaged 17.6 and 12.1 rebounds in his last season for the Altas in the NCAA. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Winning start Austin, who arrives in Manila on Tuesday, is currently signed with Guangxi Rhinos in China’s second division National Basketball League after suiting up for KK FMP Beograd in Serbia last season, where he averaged 8.4 points and 3.6 rebounds.Gilas is slotted in Group A with ONGC of India, Mono Vampire of Thailand, Petrochimi of Iran, and Sarreyet Ramallah of Palestine in the group stages.READ: Gilas, Blatche’s China club set for collision course in Champions CupIf the Philippine team progresses past the preliminary round, it is set for a collision course against naturalized center Andray Blatche and his mother ball club Xinjiang Flying Tigers.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold01:45Explosive Gilas Pilipinas not yet at its best, says Tim Cone00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled LATEST STORIES Blackwater set to acquire Maliksi from Star in 4-player trade View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Isaiah Austin. AP PhotoSeeking to boost its roster for the 2017 Fiba Asia Champions Cup, the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) is set to tap Isaiah Austin as a potential candidate for naturalization.Sources close to the situation bared that the SBP is also bringing in Austin to backstop Chooks-to-Go Gilas Pilipinas in the eight-team club tournament from Sept. 22-30 in Chenzhou, China.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’last_img read more

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Mourinho tells United to sign Fabregas, Arsenal ready Higuain bid – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Wednesday’s newspapers and online…Sam Allardyce met with Football Association officials on Tuesday to discuss becoming the new England manager. (Daily Mail)But new Everton boss Ronald Koeman says Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe should get the England job, saying the 38-year-old’s “youth and energy” would “freshen up” the Three Lions side. (Daily Mirror)Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho wants to bring Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas to Old Trafford. (Daily Mirror)Meanwhile, Mourinho will move for wantaway Newcastle midfielder Moussa Sissoko should he fail to sign Juventus’ Paul Pogba. (Le 10 Sport)Everton defender John Stones is keen on joining Manchester City to work under Pep Guardiola. (The Guardian)New City boss Guardiola is prepared to spend £40million on German midfielder Leroy Sane this summer, but the 20-year-old is yet to tell Schalke he wants to leave. (Bild)Arsenal are ready to offer Olivier Giroud and £42m in a audacious swoop for Napoli forward Gonzalo Higuain. (Gianluca di Marzio)Thibaut Courtois will remain at Chelsea this season after being told he will be the club’s number one by new boss Antonio Conte. (Daily Mail)Leicester are prepared to make N’Golo Kante their highest-paid player amid Chelsea’s interest in the France midfielder. (Daily Telegraph)West Ham and Watford are among the clubs interested in hiring Thierry Henry as coach after the Frenchman left Arsenal. (The Sun)Wilfried Bony is set to leave Manchester City this summer, with Turkish club Galatasaray offering the 27-year-old striker a loan move. (The Sun)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…Celtic’s Champions League qualifying defeat to Lincoln Red Imps is ‘no embarrassment’, insists Brendan RodgersThierry Henry quits Arsenal coaching role ‘after Arsene Wenger ultimatum over Sky Sports pundit role’Dimitri Payet will cost £100million to prise away from West Ham, says co-owner David SullivanEXCLUSIVE – ‘Sam Allardyce will bring the PASSION back to England’, former number two Phil Brown tells talkSPORTWATCH: Tottenham new boy Vincent Janssen’s best goals for AZ Alkmaar last seasonChelsea boost! Brazilian midfielder Willian signs new four-year deal at Stamford BridgeChelsea transfer report: Atletico Madrid retain hope of re-signing Blues striker Diego CostaIsco vows to STAY at Real Madrid despite reported interest from Arsenal and LiverpoolWest Ham plotting sensational swoop for one of world’s best strikerslast_img read more

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