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Big crowd expected at FIBA Olympic qualifier

SBP executive director Sonny Barrios said yesterday he expects an overflow crowd for the five playing days of the FIBA Olympic qualifier that will be held at the Mall of Asia (MOA) Arena on July 5-10 and to make the games accessible to a wider audience, there are plans for a closed-circuit coverage in movie theaters across the country and to set up giant screens in town plazas and open parking lots.

FIBA to hold Olympic Qualifying Draw

The Philippines, Italy and Serbia were earlier picked by the FIBA Executive Committee to host the three tournaments from a short list of eight bidders. The minimum bid was 1.8 Million Euros. Under FIBA’s strict rules of confidentiality, no amounts of the winning bids were disclosed.

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Sonny Barrios, FIBA execs hold crucial talks

Three hours before the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament draw ceremony on Tuesday at the House of Basketball in Mies, Switzerland, Sonny Barrios, executive director of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, will sit down with Predrag Bogosavljev, FIBA sport and competitions director, to discuss various concerns regarding the country’s hosting of one of the forthcoming OQT competitions.

Cavs bounce back, Warriors march on

Kevin Love scored 17 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers got back to winning ways on Wednesday with a comfortable 91-78 win over the Brooklyn Nets.

SBP calls on members

The Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas, led by its president Manny V. Pangilinan, called on all national members to submit their updated Membership Information Sheet (MIS), along with other pertinent documents showing that they have conducted the required number of tournaments in the last 2 years, in preparation for the coming SBP general elections in April.

Gasol stars as Bulls gore Detroit

Pau Gasol scored a season-best 31 points as Chicago overcame the disappointment of Joakim Noah’s season-ending injury with a 111-101 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday.