Singapore fans will be hoping for more spectacular moments from World Cup winner Sonny Bill Williams when he apears at the iconic National Stadium for the HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens this April.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
World number two Andy Murray demolished big-serving Australian Sam Groth in straight sets to reach the third round at the Australian Open on Thursday.
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.
Canada’s big-serving Milos Raonic pounded Frenchman Lucas Pouille to glide into the second round at the Australian Open on Tuesday.
Steph Curry scored 35 points as the Golden State Warriors dished out the heaviest home defeat of LeBron James’ career with a 132-98 pummeling of the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday.