Final push

first_imgTom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history While it awaits the results of those matches, however, Gilas Pilipinas needs to beat Kazakhstan as a loss snuffs the country’s chances, regardless of what happens in the other matches.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pogoy is coming off a five-game suspension for his role in the brawl with members of the Australian basketball team here last July. Ravena, on the other hand, will be making his second straight appearance with the seniors’ team.The Filipinos are looking to avenge their heartbreaking 92-88 loss at home to the Kazakhs last November. During that match, Gilas and the visitors were in a nip-and-tuck battle before Anton Bykov widened the gap with 12 ticks left in the game.Aside from a victory, Gilas will be needing either Jordan or Lebanon to lose in their respective games against already-qualified teams, to make it to the basketball World Cup.Japan’s stunning victory over Iran last Friday, coupled with Jordan’s shock win over China, has put the Philippines fate in other games’ results.Jordan is set to face New Zealand while Lebanon takes on Korea.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra 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 Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college LATEST STORIES Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief La Salle, NU whip foes Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. For Japeth Aguilar and the Nationals, World Cup berth boils down to this final Asian qualifiers playdate. —FIBA.BASKETBALLLeaving nothing to chance, Gilas Pilipinas will take on Kazakhstan with a tweaked roster on Sunday at Republican Velodrome Saryarka in the host country’s capital Astana.National coach Yeng Guiao will be fielding RR Pogoy along with Thirdy Ravena in the Nationals’ bid to sweep the sixth window of the Asian qualifiers and keep their hopes of securing a berth in the Fiba World Cup alive.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? The game is at 10:30 p.m., Manila time.Pogoy and Ravena are set to join naturalized big man Andray Blatche, Japeth Aguilar, Mark Barroca, Jayson Castro, Poy Erram, June Mar Fajardo, Marcio Lassiter, Paul Lee, Gabe Norwood, and Troy Rosario in the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsMissing the cut are Scottie Thompson and Raymond Almazan.The Philippines will try to to ride on the momentum from their 84-46 rout of Qatar in Doha last Friday. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img

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